It’s hard to believe it’s been almost four years since Caffiend version 1.0 launched on the App Store. A lot has changed since then, but the biggest change is yet to come. Since Caffiend’s birthday is here, it seemed like an appropriate time to announce Caffiend 2.
Over the last year I have been rewriting Caffiend from scratch to take advantage of new technologies in iOS and fix some longstanding bugs and issues. After 9 updates full of new features, Caffiend was starting to show its age.
Caffiend 2 is focused on reliability, predictability and utility. Caffiend has always been the fast way to track your caffeine, but with version 2.0 I’m doubling down on solving some longstanding issues that deal with weird calculation bugs, translations between metric and imperial units, journal editing and more. I’ll be releasing a full feature list soon, along with a private beta.
If you would like to be involved in the beta, follow Creative Ave on Twitter @Creative_Ave to get the latest updates. To tease a bit more, here is a screen of the redesigned Dashboard from the latest internal builds of Caffiend 2. Caffiend 2 will be available soon on the iOS App Store. It will be a free update to all current Caffiend users and for new users it will still cost only 99¢. Enjoy!
We’re happy to announce that we have released Caffiend 1.7, our latest major update which has been in development for the past year. Besides the usual performance improvements and bug fixes, this update includes :
• Optimizations for iOS 10
• Barcode Scanner is back! Scan items to add them directly to your Journal.
• All new icons for drinks
• Fixed a bug that caused editing custom drinks to default to oz even when preferences were set to metric
• Journal entries can now edited
• Updated UI for Daily Totals on Dashboard
• Redesigned interface for drinks
• Drink Totals will now include data from other apps ( Requires Health.app access)
• More accurate calculations around the app
• New Today Widget designed for iOS 10
• Improved UI on Apple Watch
• Performance Improvements to Apple Watch app
• Other Bug Fixes
We hope you enjoy this update, we have worked very hard to bring it to you!
It’s hard to believe that Caffiend is now two years old. When we launched Caffiend we honestly had no idea what to expect. Two years and thousands of users later we have been humbled by the countless emails from users like you telling us how much they enjoy Caffiend and how it has helped them with their caffeine consumption.
I know things have been quiet on the Caffiend front for the past few months, but we have been very hard at work. We are working on a new update, one of the largest ones we have ever done. There are lots of new features, speed increases, updates to existing features and lots of bug fixes. We are aware that a lot of users saw an increase in bugs with Caffiend 1.6, so we have made it a priority to focus on bug fixes in this release and not to rush the update out.
We haven’t unveiled a complete list of new features, but that should drop in the next couple of weeks. We will do a full preview before launch. In the meantime, I wanted to thank every single user of Caffiend and let you know how much we enjoy working on this app for you. The past two years have been amazing and I speak for everyone at Creative Ave when I say we are excited about where the future will take us.
As a birthday present, I have included a single screenshot showing some of the new features of the Caffiend 1.7 update. This is a screen of the redesigned dashboard, but there are plenty more new features left to unveil. Enjoy and thank you once again for all your support!
We wanted to follow up on the reports from a small number of users who are still seeing sync issues between Caffiend on iPhone and Caffiend on Apple Watch. We recently released Caffiend 1.5.1 to address these issues, but they have persisted for some users.
To further address this, we are preparing Caffiend 1.5.2 that will be finalized very shortly. We are adjusting some of our logic for how we address the timing of synchronizations based on feedback from users still experiencing issues.
We are really sorry for any interruption this has caused for you. We are very proud of Caffiend and all the new features we have been able to bring you, but bugs that cripple that experience are a major bummer. At Creative Ave, we use Caffiend ourselves to track our consumption and want everyone to have the same bug-free experience.
We are planning a minor update to Caffiend 1.5 that squashes a few bugs that have been reported. Thanks to Caffiend users Joe and Vince for helping us pin down these specific issues.
We also have included much improved Voice Over support for those using Accessibility settings.
Thanks for your continued support and please review Caffiend on the App Store. Also feel free to send us any feedback you may have, as customer demand helps shape future releases.
We have been working on a new major release of Caffiend, version 1.5, since late January. We’re pleased to announce that update is now available in the iOS App Store. When you download your free update to Caffiend 1.5, here are a few of the new features you will see :
- New Apple Watch app that allows you to enter drinks (Quick Drinks and Favorites)
- Additional settings to turn off the Quick Drink confirmation and set the default tab for adding a drink
- Speed improvements
- LOTS of bug fixes
- Multiple Complications for Apple Watch
I think you will find this is by far our best version of Caffiend yet. If you have any questions, head over to our support site. We are also in the process of doing some additional support materials which should be made available soon. In the meantime follow us on Twitter @creative_ave and let us know if you have any questions.
If you have a few minutes, please rate and review Caffiend in the App Store. It helps us out tremendously and guides us on what feature we should focus on for future releases.
The Creative Ave Team
We are happy to announce that Caffiend 1.3 has finally been released. This update includes lots of new features, including :
• iOS9 compatibility
• Hydration tracking (syncs with iOS 9 Health)
• Rebuilt home screen
• Home screen favorites are now “My Drinks”
• Redesigned Drinks screen, now with tabs for Favorites and History
• Set a custom date/time for your drink (user requested)
• Tapping on a favorite now provides instructions to set a favorite if it is empty (user request)
• Drinks can now be searched for in iOS9 Spotlight, and selecting a result takes you directly into the app
• Minor modifications to the Journal (editing coming soon)
• Settings screen now shows the current values
• New Setting to Clear all current “My Drinks”
• Updated Today Widget with Hydration Value
• New Watch app for watchOS2 (much faster) – Major additions to this coming in 1.4
If you experience any bugs, please fill out the contact form on our website. We are looking into any reports and are preparing a patch to address anything we missed in testing. Thanks!
We are making some changes to information previously released, so I wanted to clarify this for users for Caffiend. We had previously mentioned that version 1.2 would be coming this Fall and would include some larger feature updates. That plan has not changed, but the version system has.
We are going to move to a tick/tock update system for Caffiend. For those unfamiliar, this means we will be following up one feature packed release with a smaller, more focused, efficient release. So on to the changes…
Caffiend 1.2 is now scheduled to be released in mid-August. It features many optimizations and improvements, including a smaller install size, greatly improved search, another fix for the low res menu icons bug, improved updater, a new rating/feedback system, updated drinks, tweaked Watch app and UI improvements to the Journal and the Unit Preference panel.
The features we had previously discussed for version 1.2 will now arrive in Caffiend 1.3, which will be released in Fall, where update 1.2 was previously scheduled for release. Caffiend 1.3 will be a larger release and include the fully redesigned Apple Watch app, iOS 9 improvements and other features we’ll discuss closer to release.
Basically, our users will be getting an extra update, sooner, that will iron out some bugs, enhance your experience, and prepare the way for larger updates coming in the future. Thank you again for all of your support.
To celebrate the 4th of July (Independance Day) in the U.S., we are giving away four (4) copies of Caffiend for iOS. Just comment below and tell us what your favorite beverage is – caffeinated or not. We will randomly pick four winners from all comments on Monday, July 6th, 2015. Good luck!
Winners will receive an iTunes voucher good for one free download of Caffiend – Caffeine Tracker.
We are pleased to announce that Caffiend 1.1 is in development. We have been gathering your feedback and implementing the most requested features. Features are still in flux at the current time, but the main three features we have been focusing on are :
1 . Tracking and Deleting Entries
2. mL support for international customers
3. Reminders to enter data
In addition, we have also squashed some bugs and increased performance in a few areas. Follow us on Twitter or check back here as we will try and post a more detailed preview as we get closer to release.
Thank you again for your support!
P.S. – We haven’t forgotten about Apple Watch! Caffiend 1.2 is already in the planning stages and is going to be mostly dedicated to notably increasing the functionality of the Apple Watch app. Stay tuned!