Tempo Maintenance, Thursday February 21st at 10 PM EDT

2013-02-20 15:35:31 -0500

This Thursday night, February 21st at 10pm EDT, Tempo and other web systems will be temporarily unavailable while we perform critical patch updates to ensure the stability of our services.

This maintenance outage will also affect the Tempo API, the the Connect website, and the site for Codebook.

Down time could last up to 1 hour, however we hope it will be completed much more quickly. If you need to get in touch with us for any reason, please don’t hesitate.

Announcing the new SQLCipher for Xamarin

2013-02-20 09:47:39 -0500

We're pleased to announce that we've partnered with Xamarin to make SQLCipher available directly from Xamarin's new Component Store.

Developers using the new Xamarin Studio can now easily install SQLCipher (and other 3rd party libraries) through the component store. There are no longer additional steps for packaging native .so libraries for Android and we've eliminated the configurations for linking static archives on iOS. Everything is bundled into a single library and automatically configured in your application project, making secure database integration using C# on Android and iOS quick and painless.

Please check it out and let us know what you think!

STRIP 2 for OS X beta 1.3.0b5

2013-02-19 15:04:15 -0500

We'll be posting the last few beta update notices for the STRIP 2 for OS X beta here so we have a handy place to refer to the update. If you're not part of the beta test, please ignore this post. If you would like to help us beta test in the future, please write us at support@zetetic.net. We don't have any open slots at the moment, but we always need new folks to help and will add you to the list.

1.3.0b5 Release Notes

Note: This release includes a database update which requires you to update your other copies of STRIP as well to maintain sync compability. Click here to download this release directly. Only registered beta testers with a license from us can run this build, please don't download it if that's not the case for you.

  • Disables "Install & Relaunch" due to incompatibility with OS X Sandbox
  • Updates sync service to support non-ascii UTF-8 characters in password during HMAC authenticaiton
  • 50 new icons to supplement the current set
  • Fix crash on edit

As always, if you have any issues, please email us at support@zetetic.net.

Note: if an issue you've already reported isn't mentioned above, we're still working on it. Thanks!

SQLCipher available on Homebrew

2013-01-21 11:30:07 -0500

Many of us here at Zetetic use Homebrew, a command-line tool used to build and manage various software packages on OS X. Currently there are over 2200 recipes available to be installed via Homebrew. While building SQLCipher is not difficult, installing from Homebrew is just as easy and also affords you the ability to easily upgrade your installations as updates are released, all managed within a central location. We have submitted a recipe for SQLCipher that is now available to the masses. If you already have Homebrew installed, you will want to update your current list of recipes:

brew update

To install our current release, simply run:

brew install sqlcipher

If you wish to run the bleeding edge of SQLCipher, you can request the install perform a build from our master branch:

brew install sqlcipher --HEAD

This will install what is called a keg-only package of SQLCipher to minimize conflicts with other dependencies on SQLite due to the shared binary name. In order to make SQLCipher available on your PATH you can run:

brew link sqlcipher --force

Happy brewing!

Updated convert-to-strip for 1Password

2013-01-07 11:22:21 -0500

We've been notified by a few customers looking to switch to STRIP from 1Password about problems reading the 1Password export file. These ranged from blank fields to improperly processing place-holders for deleted records and an older export format. If you've had trouble using this utility, this update will probably help you out. If not, please contact us at support@zetetic.net and we'll get to work on it! This app also allows you to convert SplashID export files to a CSV you can import into STRIP.

Convert to STRIP for Windows »

Convert to STRIP for OS X »

Update: Feb 11, 2013 In response to comments below, bugs have been fixed, and the download links above have been updated/corrected.