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Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:20 pm Post

Missed the news, as I try not to check too often - sorry to hear about Jen, but great news that you have a new developer on board. Go geek girls! (I'm a web developer myself)

I actually upgraded to an iPad 3 in anticipation of Scrivener coming out this year, but I don't regret my decision. The Logitech Ultrathin keyboard is a joy to use, and I love watching TV shows on the retina screen. Still, guess I'll be sticking with Index Card and Notebooks for my iOS writing needs for the time being...

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Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:41 pm Post

Cant wait, thanks for keeping us updated!

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Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:58 pm Post

I have to say that iOS 7 adds some *very* exciting features that is going to make it a lot easier to provide a great text editor in Scrivener for iOS... I can't wait until our iOS developer gets back from WWDC so that we can discuss it.
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Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:03 am Post

[quote="KB"]I have to say that iOS 7 adds some *very* exciting features that is going to make it a lot easier to provide a great text editor in Scrivener for iOS... I can't wait until our iOS developer gets back from WWDC so that we can discuss it.[/quote]

Excellent.
Mental note: recheck all the stats, published info and gossip on iOS 7. I'm hoping this means better built-in rich text editing - and not just because of Scrivener (although, now that I'm revisiting my ancient manuscript, I am champing at the bit to have Scriv on my iPad).

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:11 pm Post

I'm not sure what has been publicly announced, so I don't want to break any NDAs, but let's just say that your hope may be fulfilled.
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Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:20 pm Post

So is there a good chance that Scriv will require iOS7?

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Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:56 pm Post

A 99.9% chance at this point, I'd say. But as iOS 7 supports most of the same devices as iOS 6 and is a free update, that should only be a problem for those who hate the interface.
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Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:58 pm Post

[quote="KB"]A 99.9% chance at this point, I'd say. But as iOS 7 supports most of the same devices as iOS 6 and is a free update, that should only be a problem for those who hate the interface.[/quote]
What about those that hate everything?

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 1:00 am Post

Keith, have you explored the possibility of export to, and sync with a Storyist file? That would allow Scriv users to use the Storyist iPad app.

Sorry to be blasphemous (and I don't actually use any Storyist app), but Storyist seems to use a similar approach to writing as Scrivener. If you could pull that off, it might take some pressure off you to release something that Storyist might already have done for you.

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 9:42 am Post

You hate it that much, eh, Jaysen? I sympathise - I am worried about how I'll feel when I test it. Even Tammy, our iOS developer, is not keen (to put it mildly), but it does add stuff that makes providing a great Scrivener editor much more feasible but backwards compatibility incredibly difficult.

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:40 am Post

A bit OT, but does Mavericks do anything to improve the OSX text engine?

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Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:02 pm Post

Take a wild guess.
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Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:08 pm Post

Thought that might be the case, but 'tis better to live in hope.....

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Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:44 pm Post

KB
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You hate it that much, eh, Jaysen? I sympathise - I am worried about how I'll feel when I test it. Even Tammy, our iOS developer, is not keen (to put it mildly), but it does add stuff that makes providing a great Scrivener editor much more feasible but backwards compatibility incredibly difficult.
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Not so much "it" as "everything that changes". Which pretty much equates to "everything".

Let me just put it this way, I hate seeing the "updates are available" in every piece of software. Including Scriv. At least with Scriv the updates have never made me curse your lineage in a way that would make hairy-arsed-wleder cringe.

Other things have made me curse your lineage in said manner, but not the updates…

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Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:16 pm Post

[Quote="Jaysen"]Not so much "it" as "everything that changes". Which pretty much equates to "everything".

Let me just put it this way, I hate seeing the "updates are available" in every piece of software. Including Scriv. At least with Scriv the updates have never made me curse your lineage in a way that would make hairy-arsed-wleder cringe.

Other things have made me curse your lineage in said manner, but not the updates…[/Quote]
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Craig Hockenberry has an interesting take on this (courtesy of John Gruber's Daring Fireball):
http://furbo.org/2013/06/11/been-there-done-that/

Well worth a read.