The update is out, it just took a little longer than we originally thought, our sincere apologies for all inconveniences this delay may have caused. And we mean it! We've explained a couple users that wrote in that the update had a longer-than-planned path because we had to chase down some behavior which was not easy to reproduce, basically the app never crashed during our tests, possibly because we use clean devices with very few apps installed, which are used for the only purpose of, well, running tests! A device with a daily use has less memory available and this may traslate into a system less stable, hence the crashes.
This update fixes those crashes and basically revisits the inner memory model of the app and improves it by leveraging the very latest iOS 6 APIs, we got rid of legacy code - iAccounts was one of the first password managers available for the iPhone since its launch - and also speeded up some screen transitions, hope you appreciate the extra effort!
Anyway, getting to the update process: please, please, please do not forget to run a backup of your iAccounts data to iBackup before installing the update. We tried and testing the update process, the app is designed to preserve all your existing data but AppStore update are plagued with glitches and some - although very few - users have reported that their database was empty after the update. If you have a backup on iBackup you can restore all your data in a matter of seconds, please download and install iBackup if you haven't done it yet and run complete backup of your data over your wifi network, complete step-by-step instructions are provided on the support page.
And now... back to our testing of iCloud synchronization, soon on a screen near you. Happy updating :-)
Published on 27 March 2012