Comments about Apple and related technological innovations.
Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 5.2 are now live on the App Store.
One of the most requested features was being able to create an event QR Code by selecting the event from the calendar. So, this is the one which fulfills that request. Other than that, there are updates to the iCalendar parser and general code improvements.
Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 5.1 were approved by Apple and are now live on the App Store.
This version came too soon after 5.0, because the “X-Scanner-UA” header created some loading issues with some sites. I had to remove the header for the time being, but will try to add it again in the future. I updated the vCard parser while at it, so now we have a vCard parser that no other app has.
Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 5.0 are now available on the App Store. With some design and functionality changes, we reached another major version upgrade. Here is the list for changes:
- New color scheme
- Redesigned History screen with “swipe to reveal options”
- Added search to History screen
- Added the ability to give custom names to history items
- Added the ability to delete multiple items/export multiple items on history screen
- Added QR Code encryption option to generator screen
- Added X-Scanner-UA HTTP header to internal web browser
- Added QR Code size options for sharing QR Code images
Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 4.4 have been approved by Apple and are now live. Here is the list of changes:
- Added Aztec Code scanning
- Added iPad retina display support
- Added scan:// and qrafter:// URL schemes to immediately launch the scanner from a web page
- Added Spanish translation (thanks to Juan Gonzalez and Ricardo Loyola López)
- Enabled systemwide Twitter on iOS 5 and later
- Updated URL parser
- Updated vCard parser
- Updated vEvent parser
- Updated QR Code creation view
- Updated CSV file generation
Today is my birthday, and Apple gave me a present by approving Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 4.3. They are now live on the App Store.
I have been lazy through last few months and I skipped writing posts about versions 4.1 and 4.2. 4.1 was a big update which had the following features:
- Full iOS 5 compatibility
- vCard parser updated to support new iOS 5 features
- Data Matrix reading support
- 4 new QR Code generation options including event generation
A few days later, I had to submit version 4.2 which fixed a small bug. This version was alive for nearly 3 months and now version 4 3 is ready. It adds the following:
- Front camera support for compatible devices including iPad 2
- Support for iMessage on scanned phone numbers and mail addresses
- Support for FaceTime on compatible devices
- An updated vCard parser
Hope you’ll enjoy my birthday present. 🙂
Qrafter has been available on the App Store since January 29, 2011. It has reached and passed one million downloads in eleven months, just before celebrating its first birthday. I am really happy to see its name being passed around on social sites, being considered as one of the best QR Code readers/generators on the market. It is currently the most widely used QR Code app for education, from elementary schools to MBA programs.
Happy new year everyone! 🙂
You’ll see that Qrafter now has two versions, Qrafter and Qrafter Pro. Qrafter is a FREE app and Qrafter Pro is $2.99. Why two versions?
The two apps share the exact same code base. Qrafter is a FREE scanner and if you want to create QR Codes or download vCards, you need to purchase its in app purchase called Pro Pack. Qrafter Pro on the other hand, comes with Pro Pack enabled when you purchase it.
So if you want to get into QR Codes and test them, download Qrafter. After getting used to this technology, if you want to create QR Codes on your device, purchase Pro Pack directly inside Qrafter or uninstall the app and purchase Qrafter Pro.
Qrafter Pro was created so that educational institutions can benefit from volume purchases. Also some people like to purchase full apps directly from the App Store instead of using in app purchases. So these two versions will cover all bases.
Today Qrafter and Qrafter Pro 4.0 were released on the App Store. The highlights of this version are:
- A new and great looking icon thanks to Walter Krivanek
- New QR Code settings pane, that includes error correction level, margin size and character encoding settings
- A new scan mode called Batch Scan which lets you scan multiple QR Codes without reinitializing the scanner
- A new uniform color scheme
- Internationalized Domain Name support
Qrafter 3.1, the social media edition is now ready for your iPhone and iPad. Here are the changes:
- This version has a new scanner mechanism, which initializes more than 4 times faster, meaning it will be ready under a second.
- Added Facebook integration
- Revamped Twitter integration
- Both Facebook and Twitter integrations let you post your scanned or generated QR Code images directly from inside the app. Both use the native APIs that the social sites provide to developers, which means no additional service or configuration is required
- Made the restoration process of the Pro Pack easier, so that you can enjoy it on multiple devices.
You can download Qrafter by clicking the badge below:
Qrafter has an in app purchase that lets you do additional things like generating QR Codes or downloading vCards. But it may be a little expensive if you just want to download vCards or iCalendar files. So I created vCard Getter that exactly lets you do that.
Like Qrafter, vCard Getter can download files using Mobile Safari, but it can also download them itself. You enter a URL to a .vcf or .ics file and tap “Get!”. That’s all, vCard Getter downloads the file, parses it and lets you add it to your address book or calendar.
vCard Getter is $0.99. You can download it by clicking the badge below: