My new app will help you decide

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  1. Steffo128 macrumors member

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    Hi!

    I know threads boosting some amateurs new app is irritating and often a waste of space. Well, I also thought so until I made my own. Hey, what should one do in order to get through?

    Anyway, my app is about making decisions, sometimes you need help with them.

    - Who should mow the lawn?
    - Who get to use the car?
    - Who should pay for the pizza?
    - Who is going to get that last piece of cake?
    - What shall we have for dinner?

    Short Straw will help you decide and you will find it here:
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/short-straw/id867645748?mt=8

    Did I mention it is for free? No, well it is. Ok, in some countries there might be an ad, but not an intrusive one. Also, no inApp purchases yet. Not that I am against them, just have not figured out what to charge for, or even how to do it. :)

    Thanks for your time! Enjoy!

    / Stefan
     
  2. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks!

    Hi all and thank you for all suggestions that has come on via my support mail. Although I have not had time to implement even far from everything suggested. And quite frankly, some suggestions I have not even considered... :) I have done some things that I agree should have been there from the beginning.

    Now it has a 'Quick Draw' where you just have to type in names and then get the drawn done, so much easier to get going for just draws that you do once.

    Also, for participants that you want to save, I have made the dialogs much simpler and harmonized with the event creation/managing.

    Please try out the new version, and keep the suggestion coming.

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    Regards / Stefan
     
  3. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Much anticipated

    Hi All!

    I just released a new version of Short Straw. An app named Short Straw should of course also contain a Short Straw draw, and now it does.

    Beside that it now also have a new chocolate-wheel-like draw.

    Still for free, so do not hesitate to check it out: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    Regards / Stefan
     

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    New, easier, interface

    Hi again!

    As a result of the feedback from you, the users, I have now changed the main interface. You now have a clearer view of the app and it contents, please check it out at: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    It is still for free, so no harm downloading and trying it out.

    Thanks for testing it, and please let your suggestions keep on coming.

    Regards / Stefan
     
  5. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Swedish

    Hi!

    I have now released version 1.4.0 of Short Straw. Unless you found the Swedish Chef very entertaining and would like to try talking like him (the app now also comes in Swedish) you do not find that much new stuff in this version. It has a lot of internal changes, but on the outside all you can see is the Swedish and some statistics on the information page.

    But still, it is for free, so why not check it out? https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    / Stefan
     
  6. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    New features and iOS8 optimized

    Hi!

    In the just released 1.5.0 version of Short Straw some long wanted features has come. You can now add participants directly from your Contacts and also use photos from your albums. On top of that it is optimized for iOS8 and iPhone6 screen sizes.

    Still for free, so why not check it out? https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    / Stefan
     
  7. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    New version released, also in Italian

    Hi!

    I just released version 1.6.0 of Short Straw. Beside some new functionality to publish the result on Twitter or Facebook the man new feature is that it now also available in Italian.

    Still for free, so why not check it out? https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    / Stefan
     
  8. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Now also in Spanish

    Hi!

    Another update. With the help of another friend I have just released version 1.6.1 of Short Straw. Beside some internal fixes it is now also available in Spanish.

    Still for free, so why not check it out? https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    / Stefan
     
  9. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    2.0.0 released

    Hi!

    I have just released version 2.0.0 of Short Straw. So, if it such a big release that it was named 2.0.0, what is new you say! Actually, if you are using an iPhone and not speak Mexican, then not much actually.

    The big thing with this version is that it now comes in an iPad version. Beside that I also added Mexican and introduced a lot of fixes and small enhancements that you probably will not notice.

    Anyway, it is still for free, so why not check it out? https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    / Stefan
     
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  11. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    @TWO2SEVEN
    Ah, of course, my sloppy mistake.
    It already existed in Spanish, with a few tweaks it now also comes in the Mexican Spanish version.

    Hope you enjoy the app, regardless of language.
     
  12. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Good news!

    As of today version 2.1.0 has been released. The main new feature is that you now can opt to have sound effects during the draws.

    Please try it out, still for free. Download links can be found in previous posts.
     
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    sorry guys im a bit lost. OP says after everyone's feedback, i don't see any feedback on it?
     
  15. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi MrYoshi!

    Well, you are right. Not much feedback in this forum or in App Store. But I actually got feedback from users via some private Facebook messages and via mail to the support address. But f you want to leave feedback also here, you are more than welcome.

    Regards / Stefan
     
  16. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Sometimes you are just having to much fun. Actually so fun that you forget to eat. Not to mention, taking time to decide what to eat.

    With the newly released version 2.2.0 of ‪Short Straw‬ you now get help with both things. As before, making selections for both fun and boring things are made easy with this app. Now, Short Straw can also remind you to actually make the selection.

    Try it out, it is for free.

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8
     
  17. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    I fully understand that the Notification request that appears the first time one starts the new version is irritating.
    I can however assure you that the only time Notifications are used are when you, yourself add a reminder side the app.

    In next version I will try to move this request to when you for the first time set a reminder.

    Talking about next version, it will take a while. I need some vacation and I think I also will wait for iOS9 to be released. I will then probably also remove the support for iOS7, so if you still use iOS7 see to it that you download the app before next update.

    / Stefan
     
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    In order to run Short Straw on iOS9 you will now have to upgrade to the latest version, 2.3.0, that was released yesterday.

    Beside support for iOS9 (and removal of the iOS7 support) it has som small fixes and tweaks. Enjoy.

    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    Regards / Stefan
     
  19. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Election times and a great opportunity to use my app. No, of course not to decide who to vote for, that is something that needs an informed decision. However, to choose between all possible snacks for the election debates, that is where my app comes in...

    You can find it here:
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    Regards / Stefan
     
  20. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Coming up to Christmas. Have you decided what to get granny? Or who should put the star at the top of the christmas tree?

    You can let Short Straw help you with those decisions.

    Now a new minor release has appeared in the app store. Version 2.3.1 fixes an issue that could cause the app to crash when adding a contact without an image from you contacts.

    You can find it here:
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    Regards / Stefan
     
  21. Yptcn macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Stefan ,
    I just saw this tread and decided to try out you app .
    IT'S FUN :D
     
  22. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi Yptcn!

    Great that you like it. Hope you get many decisions made. :)

    We use it at my work in order to decide who should get the Friday doughnuts.

    Any ideas for improvements? Do not hesitate to send them to the email mentioned on the information tab in the app.

    Regards / Stefan
     
  23. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you one of the lucky ones with an iPhone 6s? If so, download the latest version (2.4.0) and you will be able to use shortcuts from the home screen in order to quickly start draws. Set this up via the Info page.

    If you do not have an iPhone 6s, you can still benefit from some smaller bug fixes included in this release.

    As before, free of charge.

    You can find it here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    Regards / Stefan
     
  24. Steffo128 thread starter macrumors member

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    Now it is time for next update. Not much to say about this one. Removed code for Apples deprecated advertising network.

    So now without ads and of course, as before, free of charge.

    You can find it here: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id867645748?mt=8

    Regards / Stefan
     

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