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Originally Posted by StealthBravo If this community wants to stick to apps from just hobbyist devs then expect little support and updates in their free time (ever wonder why many...
06-28-2010, 08:21 PM #221
Mind you, I have no issue paying for this upgrade as I'll be using it daily when I get my iPad in July. I just thought I'd play devil's advocate for a moment.
06-28-2010, 08:31 PM #222
is anyone else is experiencing any issues with automatically connecting to wi-fi networks after installing and using MyWi 4.0?
Even with the latest version (4.0.99), after using MyWi, my iPhone won't automatically connect to my home network when I enable wi-fi unless I reboot it on airplane mode.
06-28-2010, 08:35 PM #223
06-28-2010, 08:36 PM #224
So after re-setting my correct APN, I had to uninstall MyWi, then reboot. Then reinstall MyWi, then reboot. Now MyWi is working as expected all is well. Thanks psuskeels! I will be happily paying the $9.99 to upgrade from MyWi 3 - making my wifi iPad fully mobile - this is a no brainer that its worth it.
FWIW, after testing MyWi and then turning it off, my phone auto connected to my work's wifi as expected.
06-28-2010, 08:41 PM #225
The update seems to work, I had done a full restore/new phone when I got home, and noticed the update while I was waiting. Did a fresh redsnow and reinstalled. All seems well for now, my ipad is happy and so is my macbook. Much thanks psuskeels.
06-28-2010, 08:56 PM #226
I have some technical questions about this app before I consider to buy it.
1. Does mywi only support ad-hoc networks or can it run like a wireless access point? <-- My work laptop is on a doman and adhoc networks are turned off. I have no way to enable it because my user privilege is not high enough. It is a real pain when I travel sometimes.
2. Can I have my iPhone connected to a wireless network and still do a wireless hotspot and usb tethered at the same time through the wireless connection on the iphone (not 3g)? Given that my laptop can't connect to ad-hoc networks I might need to usb tether it. If I am at a hotel overseas (no cell reception) that only allows one mac address how can I make my laptop, ipad (wifi only), and phone all on the internet at the same time through the wifi connection given my laptop can't connect to ad-hoc networks?
3. How much is performance affected if I tether to the iPhone and connect through the iPhone's wifi as opposed to connecting my computer directly through the wifi. I ask this because of the scenario where you have no cell phone reception and the hotel only allows one mac address.
06-28-2010, 08:59 PM #227
^I haven't tried tethering but I can tell you that mywi acts like a wireless hotspot no adhoc.
06-28-2010, 08:59 PM #228
I also think its not right to charge say full price to current licensed users. Maybe they could do a half price for existing licensed users I would pay for that. But not the full amount when all I really need to do is downgrade. I pay for my junk. College Student here who pays for stuff... what.. no way... uhh yes way. Paid for Adobe CS5 the day it came out.
06-28-2010, 09:02 PM #229
it is half price for existing users
06-28-2010, 09:02 PM #230
$10 = half of $20
06-28-2010, 09:12 PM #231
There is quite a bit of ******** about the price, and in my opinion, some of it (not all) is warranted. Word it however you like "it will work on the version you bought it on (3.x), it still works on 3.x", etc... It is crap that someone buys an app, only to have it become useless to them in just a few months. The argument that you will always be able to use it in 3.x is crap since at some point in the not too distant future you will pretty much HAVE to upgrade to 4.0. As anyone who has tried to stay behind knows, at some point, pretty much all of the apps out there will stop supporting 3.x...not to mention that new apps will only work on 4.0 and newer. So you ARE screwed, if you think that you are just going to stick with the one you paid for.
If the dev is going to charge for an update, then for GOD sake, please let a buyer know ahead of time! Don't let customers buy your product without letting them know that you will NOT be updating (rewriting it, or whatever the hell you want to call it) for free...EVEN AS YOU ARE WORKING ON IT FOR MONTHS! I mean really, if you knew months ago when you had to rewrite the app, that you weren't going to do it for free, then why mislead (yes it's misleading!) your customers into thinking that they were paying for something that would work for some time? Why not at least say "Hey, thank you for your interest in my work, but before buying this version, be aware that it will not be compatible with 4.0. A new version is in the works, and will cost you double the current price, but will come with new features." the dev could have used some of the time he has saved by not supporting his other paid apps (Intelliladial, Intelliscreen) to post that little blurb in the purchase section of MYWI! And that brings me to your next point...apps fallin to the way side due to lack of support. I agree with you that without some form of incentive, it is likely that some apps are not going to continue to be supported by the devs. But once again, that being said, I think it's bullsh!t when you pay for an app (and it's a decent price paid for the app) and still the dev simply decides to move on to bigger and better things...and still has the app for sale, even though he no longer supports it!!! And in case your wondering, the app is Intelliscreen (for one), and the developer is none other that you know who...Psuskeels himself So the argument that "you get what you pay for, or that you have to pay if you expect the dev to continue to support it" doesn't entirely work for me here.
And for those who keep using the argument " If you can afford the phone, you can afford the upgrades", please please just shut up! Just because you pony up for the phone, the plan, the case to protect it, and a few nice apps to enjoy on the phone, does not mean that we are all able to afford all of the extra costs that keep adding up. I don't drink coffee or alcohol, I don't eat at MCdonalds, and I don't have money burning a hole in my pocket! In a forum, you should be able to express your opinion about the cost of something without being called names. As I have stated before, everything has a price that people are willing to pay in order to have it...for some, $20 is too much. For others, it is a bargain. Let people say how they feel about it, and leave it at that.
I for one will not pay the $20 price until I know for sure it works (another issue I have with this dev), and I feel I will get my moneys worth out of it (I have only tethered a couple of time, and not for long at that). Thanks for listening to a long winded fan!
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06-28-2010, 09:33 PM #232
Well ok then I'm glad I'm not paying the full price heh heh
06-28-2010, 10:03 PM #233
How I can pay for the No-Rock version and when will be available? I dont want to install ROCK.
06-28-2010, 10:11 PM #234
I agree that maybe devs should put out disclaimers. But at the same time, I have to think how long do I really expect a dev to offer support and support on an app. For instance, if I were to purchase a $2 app back on 2.x, should it be expected that the dev upgrade and offer support for that $2 app til 5.x, 6.x, 7.x...? At what point should the consumer feel he/she got their moneys worth and be willing to pay for the next version. The guy has gone as far as giving you full credit for your original purchase towards the price of the new app.
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06-28-2010, 10:25 PM #235
I understand the complaints people have that just got this app but long term this is well worth the price.
Another great point.
I may be wrong with my next statement but maybe the differences iOS 4 brought caused a complete re-write of the original app which justified the upgrade charge. At the end of the day the creator of this app is a single person or at best a handful of people trying to make a buck. If you were in their shoes you would do the same thing, we all would, it's called business. I propose a price, you decide the value and worth to determine if you want to pay or not. No one is being forced to upgrade or buy for the first time. IMO, it is worth every dime if it works as advertised.
I have seen a lot of people saying that everything is not working properly yet. I too will be holding off buying this upgrade, for me, until I see more success stories.
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06-28-2010, 10:28 PM #236
Does anyone know why the bridging in wifi hotspots can only be done via USB?
06-28-2010, 10:57 PM #237
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06-28-2010, 11:16 PM #238
06-28-2010, 11:31 PM #239
Sorry for the rant, but I think that customer service is a part of the package...especially when you want to charge a premium price for your products.
06-28-2010, 11:35 PM #240
1hihum: IntelliScreen support for 4.0 actually has and continues in development (there are a lot of changes in 4.0 as you can imagine. There's a shared new component in MyWi that's also required for IntelliScreen (IntelliStatusBarIcons). I would love to dedicate the time and rewrite IntelliScreen - and I'll let you know that when that happens - there will be an upgrade fee. However, there will be an update (not upgrade - there's a difference) for IntelliScreen current users (free) to support 4.0. That being said - I absolutely understand your concerns. Ie - "does it work". This is why there's a free trial- we don't want any user to have buyers remorse. 10 days gives you enough time to decide if you love - if not - leave it .
My personal opinion on does this work - if it didn't - you'd get a lot less messages about pricing and more on it doesn't work (trust me - all devs know this too well - there are always bugs . We spent a very large amount of time ensuring many error cases were handled. There was one we missed today - which was certain international users with certain data configurations (and we're deeply sorry - we are, however, happy we could fix it within a few hours).
All: Obviously everyone has put a lot of thought into today's comments. I think the take home is that everyone enjoys the product. We really appreciate your opinions and feedback on MyWi 4.0. Thanks again for all the interest!Send iPhone System Log: Via any Intelliborn App -> Click Help / FAQs/ Support -> Scroll to bottom and click on red text at bottom.
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