Author Archives: John Famiglietti

EasyRoute 3.2.3 – A Few Notes

A bit of a random release. I just wanted to release a few things that were ready to go. A Setup Process There is a new a setup/welcome prompt that takes you through some settings that might be easily missed. If you’ve been using the app, think of it as a tune-up. Otherwise, it should […]

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EasyRoute 3 — Follow Your Route

At long last, EasyRoute 3 is here! Available for the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. The big new feature is route guidance. You can now follow your route with EasyRoute and it’ll let you know when you need to take action to stay on course. I’ve actually been working on this, on and off, for […]

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EasyRoute 2.10 – Switched to Mapbox

As I mentioned last time, EasyRoute would shortly be changing its maps and data source to Mapbox and now, that moment has arrived. Everything is intended to work as it did before (with one big exception) but there are some places where the generated route is different than before. I am still finding ways to […]

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EasyRoute 2.9 and the plan going forward

EasyRoute 2.9 is out. Here is a rundown of what’s new: Ads Back in December, I removed the $0.99 price tag on EasyRoute. I did this for a few reasons, but in the end, I enjoyed setting it free more than the slow trickle of revenue it produced when it was $0.99. However, it became […]

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EasyRoute 2.7 – iPhone X, FIT Export and ELEMNT

Today’s EasyRoute release delivers a few nice things while setting the table for even bigger features. Let’s dive into it. First, let’s get the simple one out of the way — iPhone X support. It uses the whole screen — no more black bars. The next big one is FIT export with turn-by-turn directions. Any […]

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Animated Spinning Wait Images for WatchKit

There is no equivalent to UIActivityIndicatorView in WatchKit, but I have a situation where I want an Apple Watch app to display an image generated by its companion iOS app, and I want to indicate the possibility of a short wait. Luckily, WKInterfaceImage is capable of displaying an animated UIImage. We can craft a series of images that look similar to the familiar spinning wait indicator, use […]

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EasyRoute 2.6 Status

Today, version 2.6.4 of EasyRoute was released to the App Store. The fixes are relatively minor, but I’m happy to be fixing minor issues versus having to sweat out potentially large issues. Last time, I wrote that the big new iCloud feature in 2.6 may have blown up in my face. After hearing from more […]

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A Bad EasyRoute Update

Time to face the music. On Monday, my iCloud update for EasyRoute was released. This was my longest release cycle for a lot of reasons and I actually sat on this release for a few weeks after I thought it was ready, just to be sure. Unfortunately when I finally released it, I got reports of […]

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An EasyRoute Update for iCloud

Version 2.6 of EasyRoute was approved and released by Apple today! The big new feature is iCloud syncing. In order to sync your routes across your devices you only need to be signed into iCloud. That’s right, all the syncing is done behind-the-scenes for you. This means if you create a route on your iPad, […]

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EasyRoute News and Status

Since I’ve been in radio silence here on CodeAndRun.com for a while here, I figured I’d post a little news and a quick status update. DC Rainmaker First off, EasyRoute was mentioned on DC Rainmaker! I’m a long-time reader so it was really fun to see Ray using it. I had reached out to him […]

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