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Re: Our and Appcat successes

I have just secured a contract with a massive brand for 27 apps, thank you app.cat :-)

Re: Pre-purchase questions

@Kimba You either buy App.Cat ONE or App.Cat UNLIMITED.
They're entirely different pieces of software.

ONE is extremely simple but powerful. It's essentially what you see when you watch our InstanApp videos: http://appcat.vanillaforums.com/discussion/410/

UNLIMITED is "real software" in a sense that it's geared towards people who are selling apps for a living and thus don't mind a learning curve to explore the extreme amount of customization options. The factory, so to speak.

I personally recommend ONE for starters. Once you made some money selling that app, either buy another ONE and keep things simple and quick or go for UNLIMITED depending on your preferences.

Re: Did you change something with the iPad version of the app?

@Alain This was an improvement that came along with the launch of InstantApp. It now allows your clients to edit their app from iPad. Killing the awful giant baby iPhone version of your app and turning it into an extremely professional looking product that actually takes advantage of all iPad screen sizes was the perfect combination of all things good. AND it can still be installed as an app.: win-win-win.

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What is it?
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Its primary role is pier learning; Experienced users lending a hand to novices. Secondly it serves as a user generated, searchable Knowledge Base complementing the official Instructions & Knowledge Base created by App.Cat. This allows autodidacts and tutoring-focussed learners alike to find answers quickly and by the means most comfortable for them.

How is it structured?
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How do I search?
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Re: Upcoming Maintenance, Sunday, December 1st, 9AM PST

This concludes the upgrades to your infrastructure.
Your software should commence to connect within the next few minutes but depending on international location and your ISP's caching presets may take slightly longer.

Issues to consider:
We also pushed updates to all your apps on all your customer's smartphones. No action on your part or your client's is required.

If the update to your apps have not yet reached your part of the world (and you encounter a white page) you can manually push the update to your apps like this: Market, Update App (second button from top), Edit.

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These improvements were financed by App.Cat and provided to you for free.
Thank you for you patience and enjoy your future-proofed software.

Re: Upcoming Maintenance, Sunday, December 1st, 9AM PST

- Migration of all app assets successfully completed.
- Migration of all databases successfully completed.
- Testing all apps and their variants.
- Testing legacy apps to ensure old installs to continue working.
- Upcoming DNS change with customary rollout delays.

Your software should commence to connect in 3-10 hours depending on international location and your ISP's caching presets.

Your patience is appreciated.