FYI, at long last I’ve submitted an updated version of The Crawler’s Companion to the Apple App Store. I hear rumors they are approving things much quicker of late, so hopefully it won’t be long until it’s available. (I’ll likely be updating the Android version on Google Play and the Amazon App Store Monday).
This version introduces a new encounter and party data management system, as well as a number of small additions (Mercurial Magic in the generators, some new dice colors, etc), along with some minor graphical fixes.
Because of a number of non-negotiable requirements from both Apple and Google, I was required to update the SDK that the app is built on. This shouldn’t effect most folks, but it does mean that some with older devices will not be able to use the new version. On the iOS side, iOS 8 or later is required. So if you have such a device (such as an iPad 1) don’t update. Also be sure to keep an iTunes backup of your .ipa just in case. (I don’t believe the updated version will even show up for you if your device doesn’t support iOS 8… and Apple should hang onto the older version for that reason. But I’m not sure. I seriously find it almost impossible to understand how anything Apple App Store related works from day to day…)
On the Android side, I know at the very least the original Kindle Fire won’t load the new version. I’m sure there are others. Happily, on Android, an old version of the install .apk file will always be available on my website for all who can side-load their apps.
As always, I do my best, but it’s impossible for me to guarantee (in the little spare time I have to work on the Crawler) that it will work on any particular device. I’m thrilled it’s worked well for thousands of users: fingers crossed it will continue working well for most! This process always makes me sick to my stomach with worry. 😉
I’ll let everyone know when it’s available.