FotoMagico 5.3 crashes

Numerous customers were suddenly experiencing crashes with FotoMagico 5.3 purchased directly from our FastSpring store starting this Wednesday. The cause of this is an expired Apple issued developer certificate which has the purpose of making sure that the downloaded file is legitimate and not some malware. Ideally, the expiration of this certificate should not have an effect on already downloaded and installed apps, nor should it affect already signed apps in the distribution channels. Unfortunately, something is broken in the OS that causes the app to crash because of this expired certificate. Apple told us they are working on a fix.

While we wait for this fix, if you are affected by this problem, you can download the brand new FotoMagico 5.4 now, which we shipped yesterday and which, among other things, addresses this issue by being signed with a new certificate.

I'm sorry for all the inconvenience this has caused.

On behalf of the Boinx Software Crew,

Oliver.

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macOS/iOS Developer (m/w)

Werde ein Teil von Boinx Software und leiste einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Betreuung und Weiterentwicklung unserer macOS und iOS Apps. Unsere Software wurde wiederholt mit dem Apple Design Award ausgezeichnet, da Bedienbarkeit und Design sowie die technische Umsetzung über dem Branchenstandard liegen. Mit flachen Hierarchien, einem kleinem, aber erfahrenen Team mit internationaler Reputation entwickeln wir macOS und iOS Apps, welche wir weltweit vertreiben.

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  • Mind. 2 Jahre Erfahrung in der Entwicklung von macOS oder iOS Apps
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  • Große Leidenschaft für Apple Produkte, insbesondere Apps, neueste Technologien und Trends
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  • Wir fördern Dich mit vielfältigen interessanten Arbeitsaufgaben, die berufliche und persönliche Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten bieten.
  • Hochqualifizierte und hilfsbereite Kollegen, mit denen Du Hand in Hand arbeitest, stehen Dir mit Rat und Tat zur Seite.
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Hast Du Dich in der Jobbeschreibung wiedererkannt? Dann sende Deine aussagekräftige Bewerbung mit Angabe Deiner Gehaltsvorstellung und Deines frühestmöglichen Eintrittsdatum in elektronischer Form bitte an:

Oliver Breidenbach

jobs@boinx.com

Happy Halloween!

This Halloween, use mimoLive, FotoMagico or iStopMotion for scary projects to keep your family, friends or colleagues on the edge and haunt them forever.

  • FotoMagico Halloween Snippet: Send off your Halloween party guests with a memorable FotoMagico slide show that will haunt them forever. Watch the trailer...
  • mimoLive Halloween Pack: Scary Zombie puppets, spiders and more for pranking your respondents on Skype calls or Google Hangouts, or for endless greenscreen fun with the kids.
  • Headless Hoseman – The Animation Chefs obviously had fun creating their Halloween stop motion movie. You can, too!

BREAKING mimoNews: New Anchor for Boinx YouTube Channel

Breaking news hit the mimoNews HQ today:

Bastian "Schlingel" Wölfle announced that after winning the mimoLive championship twice, he is resigning his position at the peak of his career by the end of June. He explained his decision in a press conference and mentioned that Boinx is looking for a successor in front of the camera. To find out who will be our new anchor for this channel, watch the video above.

mimoLive Licensing Model

Dear Customers,

We've recently announced that mimoLive (previously BoinxTV) will be available with a time-based licensing model. We didn't come to this decision lightly.

I understand that this may be upsetting to some of you and I'm sincerely sorry about that. Personally, I wish the business model that we used back in the days would still work, but times have changed and we need to adapt.

I certainly understand the wish to benefit indefinitely from the initial purchase and being able to decide on one’s own merit when to pay for an update. But consider this: A software that is tailored entirely to a single customer’s pace and needs would cost millions instead of a couple of hundreds.

By changing our model we can afford to continue to offer our customers a great software product that they can afford.

BoinxTV 1.0 was released in 2009 and every update we shipped since then was free. That's six years of free updates. In these six years we overhauled the user interface again and again, rewrote the entire rendering engine, added numerous substantial new features and improved much more under the hood.

If you have used BoinxTV before and maybe have purchased it in 2009 for the full price, you paid less than $7 per month for it. If we could continue to provide updates free of charge, we would, but we simply cannot sustain development this way.

Our goal is to drive mimoLive forward aggressively and for it to become a mission critical tool. The list of features we want to add is endless and requires considerable resources. We've boosted our engineering team with Beni, Douglas and Thomas, our new audio, video and OS X/iOS wizards, respectively.

We want to get the latest and greatest stuff out to you, our customers, as soon as it is ready, rather than waiting until the next major release is due. We also want to be around for years to come and create a great software that you like as much as we do.

This will only work if we have a steady revenue stream. I assure you we'll do our best to demonstrate to you that your investment is worth it.

We also want to enable people to run their own TV studio that have not been able to do so before. That's why we created the "Private" license. A 3-year private license for mimoLive costs less than BoinxTV used to cost. Considering that under the old model, we would have to create a paid upgrade every 18 to 24 months, this in effect makes mimoLive more affordable. And you get new functionality and constant improvements the second they are ready instead of having to wait for a major upgrade.

There are many more arguments for this new licensing model and I acknowledge that there are also some against it. I'm sad that our decision means that some of our customer will not follow us. But I'm confident that it also means that we'll be able to better serve the customers who do.

Please feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments for this post.

Sincerely,

Oliver.