http://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog/Guinea Pigs Wanted!
Scrivener for iOS has been in closed beta with around 75 people for the past month. We’re now looking to expand the beta group, so are throwing open the doors to volunteers. If you’re interested in helping test Scrivener for iOS, read on!
The word “beta” has been watered down a little in recent years, with Apple and Google making available early “betas” of their software to everyone. As a result, the word has almost become synonymous with “getting it early”, with little expectation on beta testers to do much in return. Ours is a true beta, however, so the most important thing to bear in mind is that you shouldn’t sign up if you’re just after early access to Scrivener for iOS. We’re looking for testers who will be active in helping us track down bugs and find problems, to help us ensure the final product is as stable and great to use as possible.
We only have a limited number of beta testing spots available, and right now we’re looking to add between 200 and 250 new people to the pool. The spots will probably be taken up quickly, and we expect to receive more applications than we can accept, so please don’t be disappointed if you miss out, or if you apply but don’t get asked to participate—we may well scale up the beta further a little later.
You don’t have to be a techie to apply—you just need to be ready to use Scrivener a lot on your iPhone or iPad (iOS 9.0 or above is required). Crucially, you need to be prepared to encounter bugs and to spend time trying to reproduce them so that you can write down the steps we need to take so that we can see them for ourselves and fix them. If you don’t have time to spend repeating the same sequence of actions over and over again in an attempt to trigger a bug you’ve spotted, then beta-testing isn’t for you—you should leave others to act as Guinea pigs and wait to reap the rewards of their frustrations when Scrivener for iOS is officially released instead!
The "new" developer is the main developer, who took over the reigns after several failed outsiders. Unfortunately it also means that the large overhaul of the Mac application (ie. Scrivener 3.0) is likely not coming this year.Though I'm very cynical at this point, Scrivener for iOS seems to be back on track after L&L found their new developer.
I just signed up for the beta myself. I am really looking forward to see how Scrivener works on the iPad
The "new" developer is the main developer, who took over the reigns after several failed outsiders. Unfortunately it also means that the large overhaul of the Mac application (ie. Scrivener 3.0) is likely not coming this year.
Open beta is now closed for new applicants.
Scapple seems to be dead also.The "new" developer is the main developer, who took over the reigns after several failed outsiders. Unfortunately it also means that the large overhaul of the Mac application (ie. Scrivener 3.0) is likely not coming this year.
Open beta is now closed for new applicants.
Scrivener will work on any device running iOS 9.0 or above. You could tap out a whole novel on your iPhone, or spread out on an iPad Pro. It will cost $19.99, and will be coming to an iPad or iPhone near you in late July (App Store review times depending).
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog/?p=934Apple has approved Scrivener for sale on the iOS App Store, so we can now give an official release date: 20th July. To recap the details:
- Price: $19.99
- Release date: 20th July
- Requirements: any device running iOS 9.0 or above (iPad, iPad Pro, iPhone, iPod Touch)
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=29755&start=930#p215966Indeed, it absolutely supports syncing with Windows! The reason I only mentioned Mac 2.8 is because I'm the Mac and iOS developer, and I had to get the Mac version submitted to the App Store well before our iOS release, so that it goes through Apple's review process and is available to users before the iOS version is released, whereas we have complete control over the release of the Mac and Windows versions on our site. (Users will need to download a free update for Mac and Windows to share projects between platforms.)
Indeed. I'm not sure that a fresh coat of paint is enough to bring me back, but it does have a nice, modern look that is far and away better than the current Mac version.Looks really great - and strangely looks nicer than Mac Scrivener...