Where is the 3.0 OS update? any time line?

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What is the word ont a 3.0 OS update for your application?
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We have an update for Quick Shot that makes it compatible with version 3.0 of the iPhone OS. We have been working with Apple for quite a while trying to get it approved and out to our anxious customers. Unfortunately we are not alone in our inability to get the update approved. All of the camera applications that modify the camera interface such as we do are having trouble getting their updates approved. We know our customers are anxious to have this update, which is why we continue to try to work with Apple to have it approved. Thanks for asking the question and thanks for purchasing Quick Shot!

Update: Apple has now approved the update to Quick Shot's sister application, Pixel Perfect, which now supports OS 3.0.
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I am waiting as well, I had just got this product and now cant use it :(
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this sucks, I really liked this app the best for photos, I hope apple approves it quickly
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It must really be uncomfortable being in Codemonkey's shoes right about now. On one end are the consumers wondering where the heck the update is for Firmware 3.0, and on the other is Apple dragging its' feet and taking their good-natured time to approve the new release. This, after Apple demanded that all of the apps in their app store be updated to be able to work with V. 3.0 by its release date - No excuses! Get it done! Leaves them (Codemonkeys) between a rock and a hard space. Not very fair on Apple's part to put them into this predicament. Everybody should hang in there, and wait for Apple to take its good-natured time to do their thing and approve this very neat app. Best wishes to all. Thanks for the so-very-neat app.

Kenny
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Thanks for the kind words about Quick Shot. It's great to hear from our customers. We wanted to take a minute to help clear things up. We submitted our update for Quick Shot to allow compatibility with OS 3.0 back in early May. At the time Apple's approval process was taking less than 10 days. During the course of this approval process we have received numerous emails from Apple. At the moment we are evaluating our options as how to best offer ongoing support for our customers while Apple keeps us on the sidelines. We hope that they come to a consensus at Apple that the growing selection of camera apps is good for customers and good for Apple.

The key issue is that Apple does not have sufficient API methods to allow for camera applications like Quick Shot and Apple has decided now to take issue with how Quick Shot modifies the standard Image Picker interface. We're not alone. This ruling by Apple is effecting essentially all of the camera applications that modify the basic interface as we do.

If you want to help please file an enhancement request at http://bugreport.apple.com asking for an API for extending the camera
to be added to the system.
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I filed an enhancement request ---> "I think it's important that an API for extending the camera be added to the system." They gave me a 'Bug ID#' Maybe if they hear from enough Developers they might budge? Who knows. Good luck, and thanks for all your efforts.
Kenny
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Stepcase, makers of Darkroom are in the same boat as us. Read their blog post here - http://www.stepcase.com/blog/2009/06/...
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We were recently interviewed by TechCrunch.com, one of the leading tech blogs, about this issue. You can read the entire interview here - http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/06/22/...
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Any sign of an update? Or are you still being roadblocked by Apple...
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There is hope on the horizon. We will be able to say more soon. Just hang in there.
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lagerlad

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Great almost-news. Thanks for the reply mate.
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We will have more news as soon as we can talk about it.
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Sorry that could have come across as sarcastic - it wasn't meant that way. Even the hint of an update is better than no news, so agaiin thanks :)
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Hopefully Apple doesn't stiff all their developers by making their own camera app that incorporates all your work. Knowing them, they'd take all your ideas and implement them with secret, as yet unreleased APIs.

Hang in there! Love your app and am looking forward to any new features!
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So we can't say much at the moment. But very shortly Quick Shot should be fully operational with a new update. We will say more as soon as we can. It should be within two weeks or so.
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Thank you for the hint at good news, I am sure that your app will rock again once it is updated. After seeing that the app Camera Genius is OS 3.0 compatible I see hope for your app now.
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Just to keep this thread up to date - QuickShot works with iOS v3.0 and above and has for about a year now.