Saturday, May 9, 2015

Bugs and Improvements

Add comments to this post with any bugs you find, or suggestions for improving the game.

17 comments:

  1. Hi i download the app i liked it because it has a verity of plates not just the one plate for each state But I am having problems i cant get past the "Be patient: First Loading May Take a Minute" Screen i tap the app it opens for 15 seconds and closes i have uninstalled and re-installed

    Iphone 4S IOS 8.3

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  2. Hi Lane - I'm glad you downloaded the app. And, I'm sorry you are having this problem. First, you aren't the only one. But, I think I have a lead on what is happening. It's going to take a few days to fix and get re-approved on the app store. Hopefully, when you see the new version is should be all better. And I hope you will enjoy the game.

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  3. Hi Lane - Just submitted a fixed version. Added PA plates while I was at it. It should take a week or two for Apple to approve it and post the new version. Hope it works for you this time.

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  4. Thanks for the update i am going on a road trip end of July i hope it works

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  5. The new version is posted, and I have lots of confirmations that it is working. I hope it does for you too!

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  6. Ken yes it works wonders ty Is there a way i can send you files i have Oklahoma plates for you i did the leg work for you because the 30+ Oklahoma Native American Tribal plates are not on the DMV site

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  7. Oh, great! - Please send them to me at kenflowers at comcast dot net. I'll make OK the next state I work on! Also, do you have a sense of if it is best to sort the tribal plates under OK, under "Other" in a tribal section, or should I make a new main category for "Tribal"?

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  8. Since the new update the app hasn't worked properly. On my iPhone 6 only half the states come up and none else. My daughter has an iPhone 4 and only one state came up.

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    1. Just submitted a new version of the app with a fix for this bug. Also included plates for Maryland. It can take Apple 2 weeks to approve and deploy the app. Hopefully it will be quicker. Hope the new version works for you, and that you will enjoy the game.

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    2. New version is released. Hopefully it's all good for you now.

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  9. Hi Kevin - I'm sorry I missed this bug before the update. The good news is I have fixed it in my local version, and will have a repair for you in the next release. That should come in a few weeks after I get Maryland plates entered.

    I have a not-so-perfect fix for you immediately. If you delete the whole app and reinstall, then next time you load it, it will refresh all the plates. But, you will have to wait until they all reload before closing the app. You can check they are all loaded by checking the "other" tab. When items show up there, you are all set.

    The not-so-perfect part is that will erase all your earlier game data.

    If you can wait for the next release, you can save your data, and get it working again.

    I hope you and your daughter will enjoy the game once I get a working version to you.

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  12. Did you update the app recently? Mine was working awesome until yesterday (3/11/16) and now half the states are missing. My husband and I were up to 310 and we both found more yesterday but when we went to add last night, states are only showing main plates. Help?

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    1. Yes, I did update it with some new plates. There have actually been two updates. The first was having some problems loading the plates, so hopefully, with the new one you should be good.

      Also, the plates load slowly. I'm doing some tricks behind the scenes so that you don't lose your search history. Leave the app open for a few minutes and check if the plate details are loading. Then let me know if you are still having a problem. They load in alphabetical order. So check that Alaska is loaded, then about halfway down, check Massachusetts. One of the new sets was Montana, so check that. Over time, they should all load. but if not, ping me again.

      Also, congratulations on 310. That's a great amount. I reset the game every weekend, but I can always go back and see my total history by setting the start date to blank in the date range window. We get about 100 plates each weekend, mostly not new.

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  13. Also, as a improvement, if you could add a spot to take pictures of plates, you would have access and then they could be formally added??

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    1. I have that in mind, but I'm focusing first on getting details for the rest of the 50 states. The other big improvement I looking for is more, interesting reward messages, like for the 13 colonies.

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