SQLCipher for Android Private Beta Group

2013-04-26 11:03:19 -0400

We are planning to gather a group of users to participate in a private beta of SQLCipher for Android. We are looking for individuals who already have some experience integrating SQLCipher for Android into their application and have an interest how the library evolves in the future. This group will have access to new builds of SQLCipher for Android along with private communications with Zetetic to provide feedback as changes are made.

We have recently been in discussion with members of the Android development team at Google where they have been helpful in testing out some changes to SQLCipher for Android on an upcoming Android platform release. While this is very benefitial, we would like to reach out to the community to further understand how changes to the library may impact you in the future.

If you are interested in helping SQLCipher for Android evolve in the future, and are willing to actively test, provide feedback on new builds, and contribute test cases, you can contact us to be considered for the private beta. Please send emails to support@zetetic.net and include a bit of inforomation about your app and how you currently use SQLCipher in your request. Thanks!

STRIP 2 for OS X Release Candidate

2013-04-08 10:57:08 -0400

Update: STRIP 2.0.0 for OS X has been released. Upgrade instructions can be found here.

We've been 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 gladly add you to the list!

This should be the final test version of STRIP 2 for OS X, barring any show-stoppers, so please give it a good shake. The version number is 1.3.0b6, it's the third and hopefully final release candidate we've done (I know, we've been testing for a long time).

Some re-arrangement has happened with the Sync menu, Preferences, and there's a secret new sync feature we're looking forward to announcing on release day. We're going to submit this one to the Mac App Store for review soon, so we might be able to do the official release in a month (our review times for STRIP for OS X have been over 30 days in the past so we'll have to see). If you see anything askew, please write us at support@zetetic.net. 

One more thing—we've been going through the apps and correcting use of "Strip" to the capitalized STRIP, including dialogs, the application name itself, etc. If you see any that we missed, please let us know.

Updated versions of STRIP for iPhone and STRIP for iPad are on the way to beta testers registered with our TestFlight service, please check your email or get in touch with us if you didn't get the notice.

Thanks everyone for all your help, we're really excited about this release!

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!