Scribbler™ for iPhone -- Early Look

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Wizlord
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Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:22 pm Post

Hi all,
First the bad news. It's not out yet. Now the good news. I've launched the new site. Also, I should be submitting the app to Apple for approval within the next week or two. I just want to do a bit more testing/debugging.

http://www.visualnewt.com/

for more info.

Hope it's worth the wait.

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Darren Cox
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Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:43 pm Post

Hi Wizlord,

I recently bought an iPhone; the main reason being, so I can use your software. Don't get a big head or anything though, OK? ;-) LOL.

I've also bought Scrivener a few days ago, so I can tell you I'm VERY much looking forward to seeing what your application can do, particularly if it ties into Scrivener as well I hope it will.

New site looks great, and the name you've chosen over Scribbler is good too - the logo looks much more professional also.

Out of curiousity, I have a quick question for you.

I've been playing with creating a number of templates in Scrivener the past few days. I assume you use it yourself as you're here, but have you made your own changes to Scrivener and created your own templates to ensure a better "tie-in" with Auteureist?

Anxiously awaiting the release on the Appstore.

Thanks!

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Wizlord
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Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:22 am Post

Hi,
Lol well thanks for the support. Don't go out of your way JUST to get my app ;) I'll be happy if I sell 5 copies. I wrote the app because I wanted something and I wanted it to do what I wanted it to do. The fact that there is support for it here is much appreciated; it has egged me on when things got frustrating, and learning to code on the iPhone had its frustrating bits. It's been a very long journey mostly because this was and still is a part/time project. I have a real job.

To answer your question. I've made some templates but they aren't for integrating Auteureist to Scrivener. I wanted to make sure the integration worked "out of the box". Auteureist can export in multi-markdown mode, which can be used by Scrivener for imports. That works nicely and is somewhat a standard. Auteureist has more than "Scribbler" promised. There is also a plain text export (for importing into other apps), support for copy/paste between apps (email, notes, etc), and currently support for wireless imports INTO Auteureist with an add-on app that runs on the desktop. So I pretty much give you everything but wireless exports (which will be there in the next major release.) So although "Scribbler" started out being Scrivener specific, if you go through the new website you'll see that the app will support Scrivener and some other well known writing applications on the Mac.

Auteureist has a lot of things which I was working on, but not disclosing on here or on the preview site. Some nice surprises, I think. The full Auteureist™ manual/documentation set is available on the new site under "Documentation". I suggest if you're interested in the app, go through the docs and the app's capabilities. Not only will you get a feel for what it can do, but you will see the limitations and requirements I spell out. And of course, you'll be more familiar with how to use the app when it does come out.

I'm also having a contest. So if you're a writer and interested in Auteureist, check out the Contest section of the site.

The site also has its own set of forums for discussions, and a way to submit feature requests, a dedicated Twitter account feed. There is a development blog I'm updating USING Auteureist™ itself! (One of the surprises.)

I'm trying to make Auteureist a writing site in addition to having it be the home site for the app.

I'll be gradually phasing out of the Scrivener forums, and phasing into the Auteureist™ ones.

Again, thank you for buying the iPhone ;-) I and Apple appreciate it. Thank you (all) for your support on here, Twitter, and via emails. I hope you won't be disappointed.

S Koren
VisualNewt Software
http://auteureist.com/

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Wizlord
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Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:08 am Post

Ok, I'm beginning to use Auteureist to update the development blog at http://auteureist.posterous.com/. Have a look at one of the "secret" features I was working on as part of the app. There are also some new screenshots.

The development blog is the place to get the LATEST news about Auteureist now.

Also, if you're on Twitter, follow http://twitter.com/auteureist and my personal Twitter: http://twitter.com/Archimage

http://auteureist.com/

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Wizlord
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Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:38 pm Post

The App Formally Known as Scribbler (now Auteureist) has been submitted to Apple for approval. Expected turnaround is 8 to 30 days :wink:

The wait start anew.

Check out the website and development blog and Twitter for the latest info:

http://auteureist.com
http://www.twitter.com/Auteureist

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Wizlord
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Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:00 am Post

Auteureist™ is now officially available in the Apple iPhone app store. More information is available at http://auteureist.com. You can also follow my use of the app for NaNoWriMo on http://archimage-writing.posterous.com/

The wait is finally over.

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Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:53 am Post

Wizlord wrote:Auteureist™ is now officially available in the Apple iPhone app store.
.....
The wait is finally over.


I bought Auteureist immediately after reading this, did check your website daily for these news.

Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with the download of the cover. 'Download has been stopped', it's not possible to finish the download at the moment. I hope this will be only the problem for the next hours.

Looking forward to use the app!

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Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:37 am Post

Same problem here - not able to download... fix please? :)

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Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:25 am Post

Same here.

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Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:16 pm Post

Well, it seems it's a problem shared with other developers, check the blog: http://auteureist.posterous.com/

I guess we will be able to download when the icon of the app is showing right, instead of the broken chain image :)
Coffee lover

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beru
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Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:45 am Post

They probably recruit just the best to run the App Store under prime working conditions, but the increasing amout of fart apps and political currectness to take care of might make things difficult at the moment.

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Jot
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Sat Nov 07, 2009 8:58 am Post

I waded my way through the web equivalent to "press 1 to listen to elevator music, press 2 to be directed to another list of options..." and put in a support request to iTunes.

Apparently, my message is important to them and they'll get to it when the lattes arrived. Or something.

Fingers crossed!
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Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:35 pm Post

Excellent, Jot. And let me tell you, you don't want to talk to a phone support person BEFORE the latte has arrived. So this is prolly all for the best for all of us.:)

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Wizlord
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Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:53 pm Post

Hello all,
I guess you all know that there is an issue with downloading the app from the App Store. I apologize to everyone on here who has tried and ran into it. If you're not aware, I've been trying to resolve the problem with Apple (its something in how they set the app up on the store) but getting through to any real person seems to be nearly impossible.

I appreciate all who have attempted to purchase and as a result of the problem, have tried to contact or lodge a complaint or report with Apple. The more people Apple hears from, the more likely they will take notice.

Thanks again and you can see the latest status on http://auteureist.posterous.com

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Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:13 am Post

Are there any screenshots of the actual app anywhere? All I see on iTunes are pics of the preferences and one very informative one of the login screen.
On the site itself a free lite-version is mentioned, along with the info that it doesn't exist, which is almost as helpful as the photo of the login screen.