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Im saying that there are developers out there that go the extra mile, and want their app to be the best. Nothing more, nothing less.
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I think every developer want their app to be the best. No?
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Handzoff retails for £13.99. That is quite expensive and if Magic SMS retailed for £13.99, I also would offer the update for free. However Magic SMS sells for under £2 (and at some times under a £1). Therefore the amount of money I need to spend to update it (over £1k) means I cannot afford to offer the update for free. Sorry but that is the way it is. I cant explain any more than that.
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Did you have the idea for magicsms and then pay a developer? If so then I can understand your predicament. Handzoff was created by the developers themselves....... however you have to appreciate that it still costs them, as they have to turn other work away while producing an update. Even at the price you quoted Salah is making a loss.
Iam not suggesting anything negative about your customer care........... only that there are developers out there that deserve their apps being promoted whenever possible.

For me personally I have the utmost respect for Salah and also his partner Myke Phillips (iunlockyourmind and instinct).
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Yes I am not a developer. If I was, I would update the app myself at no charge to others. However I have to pay someone else to do it, if I decide to proceed. That's the difference between Salah (whom I have met) and me and why he can update at no charge whereas I cannot.
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I have handzoff and it's a great app but it's comparing apples to oranges, they are different effects. The way I see it is I paid pennies for magic sms and it did exactly what it said on the tin for a very long time. I can't think of many effects you could buy for 2 quid that will last a lifetime. I pay more for refills for many lesser effects.

Now I can't really judge Angelo's customer service because I never needed it, the app did what it was supposed to do without hassle. I did ask Angelo around iOS 6 if there would be an update and I got a swift and detailed response explaining his dilemma. Incidentally I stopped using handzoff after the last update because it stopped working properly and I received no real support and so I never got it working again. I might give it another try now I've upgraded to the 5s.

As far as customer service is concerned the gold standard is Greg Rostami, I would not hesitate to buy an app of Greg's if it is in my price range because I know he will go far further than the extra mile, and then he will go a little bit further still..

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Yes but not only are Greg's apps superb - he also had the forsight to charge way more than a typical magic app.

The exception being Doodle of course...but I heard Greg sold a heck of a lot of Doodle downloads.

By the way, the look and feel of the new Apple iOS7 sucks big time and was a major step backwards.
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Whats wrong with the look and feel?............ I have had no issues with it.
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IOS7 just seems garish, child like, mix of styles and fonts which are not consistent throughout the UI. The previous version just looked better. JMHO.
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Just have to disagree on that one.
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I have to agree IOS 7 is a step backwards and many things that were intuitive and easy to find are now hidden away and need to be hunted for. The biggest disappointment is that cover flow is gone. My favourite effect with a borrowed iPhone used and relied on cover flow.

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On 2013-11-02 12:20, Angelo Carbone wrote:
IOS7 just seems garish, child like, mix of styles and fonts which are not consistent throughout the UI. The previous version just looked better. JMHO.


Boy, is that true. Apple screwed up big time!

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I agree 100% with Angelo.

The new kiddie colors, the new simplified look - feel - all the cool graphic elements removed.

Most people I know seem to feel it was a step back. The phone now feels more like an Android phone.

Apple removed a big helping of the magic that made the iPhone something special visually and in terms of ease of use.
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The big problem is that in trying to copy android apple have removed many of the things that set the iPhone apart from android and made it less intuitive in the process.

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Excellent points all around. Can't agree with Mark more, there are just so many LESS effects I can do now. The cover flow based one is my fav too!

I don't mind the new os just didn't realize exactly how much we'd lose as magicians!

Rasp, I totally hear you but I think your opinion is a tad inflexible - we should be encouraging developers even if we think they "screwed up" simply because getting these updates makes magic better on the whole IMO. Id kill to have magic SMS on my phone. It must be quite a tough spot to be in when developing such a new market, I feel for these guys.
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It's funny how most of us looked at I o 7 and didn't like it but still ended up downloading it ! It's like we don't want to miss out on anything Smile Shame you can't revert back to I o 6 or can you ? Mental killer worked great on that Smile
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On 2013-09-20 16:56, saysold1 wrote:
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On 2013-09-20 02:18, Carl Andrews wrote:
Mental Killer works fine for me on iOS 7, no problems.


Yup - my mistake having not used it for a few months. Works fine EXCEPT the phone keyboard now looks odd and needs a teeny update Smile







I Agree MK does not look correct at all !

I hope Max is going to update this soon !!
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Good news is that the iOS7 version of Magic SMS has been uploaded to iTunes and awaiting approval. Fingers crossed.
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Ok, to save you all from waiting anymore I have submitted version 4.1 of Mental Killer to Apple today which has iOS 7 & 8 support as well as support for the 6 and 6+. 5.0 will be released in the upcoming weeks with a bunch of new features, new effects and of course the Pro Version! 4.1 should be in the app store very soon!

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Please excuse my ignorance...but what is the difference between Mental Killer and the pro version ?
Guess this is your chance to advertise Smile

Are there any issues to be aware of for an iPhone 6 PLUS (large screen using the "settings" Zoom mode ?)
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