WWDC Itinerary

Apple recently announced dates for WWDC 2011 which sold out in about ten hours. With help from some friends I was able to procure tickets, a nearby affordable hotel, and free flights using miles.

I’m pretty excited about this year’s World Wide Developers Conference since I missed last year due to short notice and existing plans. With all of the new things coming in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Apple is sure to provide tons of new information. I’m looking to be inspired as we plan for some new things coming from Outer Level.

As I was putting together my trip itinerary in Knapsack, I thought it would be fun to share it with any other developers also making the pilgrimage this year. Maybe it can save you some time when putting your plans together.

You can use File > Import Trips… to import the WWDC itinerary into Knapsack where you can customize the details for your own plans.

If you have any suggestions for activities or locations to included in the itinerary, I’d love to hear from you.

Knapsack 2.1.5

Knapsack 2.1.5 is out today. This update fixes issues with time zones, duplicating trips, copy & paste, and some drawing glitches along with a rare crash.

Read the full Release Notes for more details.

Use “Check for Updates” under the main Knapsack menu or download it directly.

This update has been submitted to the Mac App Store and should be available once it passes Apple’s review process.

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Knapsack 2.1.4

Knapsack 2.1.4 fixes Copy & Paste for ToDo items and the “Persistent store migration failed, missing mapping model” error when trying to upgrade from Knapsack 1.1. This update also fixes several other minor issues and a rare crash during failed trip exports.

Read the full Release Notes for
more details.

Use “Check for Updates” under the main Knapsack menu or download it directly.

This update has been submitted to the Mac App Store and should be available once it passes Apple’s review process.

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Knapsack 2.1.3

Knapsack 2.1.3 fixes several crashes and the validation errors many have been experiencing. This version also includes a bunch of underlying architectural changes that should improve overall performance and stability.

Read the full Release Notes for
more details.

Use “Check for Updates” under the main Knapsack menu or download it directly.

This update will be available to Mac App Store customers once it passes Apple’s review process.

UPDATE (Feb. 7, 2021): Knapsack 2.1.3 is now available in the Mac App Store.

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2010 End of Year Sale

2010 was a crazy busy year for Outer Level (me).

Year in Review

Knapsack Acquisition

In April, Outer Level announced the acquisition of Knapsack, the personal travel organizer for Mac.

The announcement came after weeks of negotiations followed by several more weeks of transitioning the code, online store, web site, and customer database. Add in all the time dealing with the legal paperwork for things like copyrights and trademarks and this was no quick short cut to adding an app to the product lineup.

New Online Store

The Knapsack acquisition forced my hand in that the original online store was only able to support the sales of one product. After much research, I settled on adopting the excellent open source Potion Store to run the Outer Level online store. The fact that Knapsack’s previous developer also used Potion Store made the decision and migration much easier.

With Potion Store up and running, not only could I now sell more than one item, I added the long requested Family Pack option where customers could get a discounted five user license to share with family members in their household.

Knapsack 2

As excited as I was to add Knapsack to the product lineup, I couldn’t wait to get my hands in the code and take this already cool app to the next level.

Knapsack needed new interactive maps. This release was all about replacing a neat but ultimately limited static world map with a fully interactive detailed online street map. The Knapsack 2 release was a success that brought some nice accolades.

LicenseKeeper for iPhone

Not to be left out, LicenseKeeper got a big upgrade this year too. October saw the release of its companion app LicenseKeeper for iPhone which gave users the capability to take their software license information with them on the go.

Sale Details

To celebrate the conclusion of a pretty good year and set things in motion for 2011, I’m offering a 20% discount on all apps sold through the Outer Level online store. Use the coupon code BYEBYE2010 when checking out to get your discount.

If you’re already a customer and have all that you need from us, please pass the coupon on to someone who could use it.

This sale runs through January 3, 2011.

Happy New Year!

LicenseKeeper 1.6.2

LicenseKeeper 1.6.2 has been released.

This free update fixes a crash and a potential data loss bug during importing. I’ve also fixed an annoying bug where the main window would appear shifted off the top right of smaller displays.

You can read the full details in the Release Notes.

Use “Check for Updates” under the main LicenseKeeper menu or download it directly.

You can also follow @licensekeeper on Twitter to keep up on the latest news.