Overnight, my iPod Touch has gone from fine and healthy to an unresponsive brick: the screen is dark and plugging it into the computer elicits no reaction on either side. Charging, forced reset and any of the usual button-pushing tricks has yielded no result. The thing is well and truly dead.
Need I even mention that it has been purchased exactly one year and three months ago and is therefore just out of the warranty period.
Sorry folks, but that’s bad news for immediate development of KanjiBox’s next version. I can fortunately do the small stuff using only the iPhone simulator and relying on beta testers for live testing, but there is no way I can push out a reliable update with major changes in it.
Of course, I will eventually get a new one, but this purchase is definitely not gonna happen before October, as next month budget is entirely dedicated to paying the usual barron robber fees involved in moving to a new place in Japan (the infamous reikin+shikikin+agency fee+rent lethal combo, known and loved by all apartment renters throughout Japan).
Luckily, version 0.5.3 (out on the store as soon as Apple finally deigns approving it) seems to have reached full maturity and stability. So even with no new features for a while, you should at least have a sturdy app to play with in the meantime.
Sorry for this roadmap hiccup and thanks for your patience…