Strip 1.6.3 Released

2012-01-05 19:00:00 -0500


As of Jan 4th, Strip 1.6.3 (for iOS) is available in the iTunes App Store. This is our best release of Strip to date, providing a slew of major and minor bug-fixes over the previous rev, and a number of new improvements and features. All customers are strongly encouraged to upgrade, this should be a smooth one.

What’s New

This may seem like a minor thing, but the password reset screen got a lot of needed love, as did the shake-to-generate password generator. The latter no longer requires you to shake the device to generate a password, but the accelerometer is still being used for entropy, so we encourage you to wave your iPhone around in public like a maniac before settling on a random password.

There’s also a couple of new preferences available in Settings: defaulting the login keyboard to the numeric keypad (we still discourage this, but it’s been on some of your wish-lists for a long time), and ensuring the pasteboard is cleared of copied data when you exit Strip.

What’s Been Fixed

Editing text for notes in landscape mode has been fixed, and we’ve made it easier to view longer field values on the entry screen by shrinking longer text a bit to fit. We also fixed a nasty but hard-to-track-down bug involving memory warnings and the login screen, which could cause the screen to go blank, and data loss could occur in obscure cases as a result.

Sync operations on the whole should be smoother, and error messages far more informative. In addition, we fixed a couple of nuisance issues you could run into when syncing with Dropbox. Strip now properly reports whether the remote database has a different password (or a different database version—it will automatically update an older database schema before replicating). When a Dropbox operation errors out due to such a condition, Strip will remove the lock-file it places in your Dropbox so you don’t get an additional error on your next sync.

Thanks

Thanks are due to our beta testers! Thanks very much for taking a chance on the newest version of Strip before we were sure it was ready for public distribution.


System Maintenance Sun Dec 11, 9pm EST

2011-12-08 19:00:00 -0500


This Sunday night, December 11th at 9pm EDT, Tempo and our other web systems will be temporarily unavailable while we perform critical system updates to ensure the stability of our services. This includes the Tempo API, the purchase site for Strip for Windows, the Connect website, our support site for Codebook, and zetetic.net, hosting this blog.

Down time could last up to 2 hours, but we do not expect this to be the case. If you need to get in touch with us for any reason, please don’t hesitate.


SQLCipher for Android Released

2011-11-30 10:21:59 -0500

We are happy to announce that version 1.0 of SQLCipher for Android has been released. With this latest release, a collaborative effort between The Guardian Project and Zetetic, much work has gone into stabilization of the library across various Android versions. For those unfamiliar, SQLCipher for Android allows a drop-in replacement of the standard SQLite database used on Android to encrypt application databases.

Now that SQLCipher is supporting Android with this latest release, we have written up a tutorial covering both the integration of SQCipher for Android into an Android application as well as the steps required to build SQLCipher for Android from source. The latest binaries are available here. In an era where mobile security continues to be a threat, protecting your data becomes ever more important.

System Maintenance Tues Nov 29, 19pm EST

2011-11-27 19:00:00 -0500


This Tuesday night, November 29st at 9pm EDT, Tempo and our other web systems will be temporarily unavailable while we perform critical system updates to ensure the stability of our services. This includes the Tempo API, the purchase site for Strip for Windows, the Connect website, our support site for Codebook, and zetetic.net, hosting this blog.

Down time could last up to 2 hours, but we do not expect this to be the case. If you need to get in touch with us for any reason, please don’t hesitate.


Strip 1.2 for Windows Released

2011-11-27 19:00:00 -0500


Last week we had a quiet release that we forgot to mention here on the blog, an important update to Strip for Windows. This version includes our Dropbox Sync feature, making it possible to sync your Strip data via Dropbox to iOS, OS X, and Windows.

Full change-log:

  • New Feature – Synchronize Strip desktop with Dropbox!
  • New Feature – New application toolbar for quick access to application functions
  • New Feature – Support field reordering via drag-n-drop move handle
  • Improvement – Improved integrity check command finds and fixes improper field indexes
  • Improvement – Double click non-url fields to switch entry into edit mode
  • Improvement – Proper centering and alignment of modal dialogs
  • Bug Fix – Allow export of data sets containing empty field values
  • Bug Fix – Installer now shows proper program name instead of random string

If you have any questions or feedback, please get in touch.