Musings of an Independent App Developer

Making and Breaking Habits with My Reasons

I admit it. I suck at moderation. If one slice of pizza is good, then wolfing down an entire pie in one sitting is great. No point in constraining myself to a single episode of a good TV show when Netflix lets me plow through an entire season while munching my way through a bag of Cheetos on the couch until the sun …

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Home Inventory 3.3.1 is Now Available

A new update for Home Inventory, version 3.3.1, is now available for download. This is a FREE update for Home Inventory users and contains the following new features and fixes: Added a preference for making the text darker to provide a higher contrast. Fixed a bug where barcode lookups failed if the system region was set to Cyprus. Fixed a bug that …

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Poll: Would you like to see Chore-inator for the Mac?

We’ve done some work on a Mac version of Chore-inator, but would like to gauge people’s interest in the idea before taking it any further. Please take our poll and let us know if you’d like to see a Mac version of Chore-inator.

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Announcing Home Inventory 3.3, Home Inventory Remote Entry, and Saying Goodbye to Photo Remote

As mentioned in an earlier post, Home Inventory is celebrating its tenth year since its initial release in 2005. We’re still in the first month of the new year and have a pair of Home Inventory-related releases for you: an update to Home Inventory and a brand new mobile helper app called Home Inventory Remote Entry. Remote Entry is replacing Home Inventory …

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The Latest Photo Remote Update (or Hi, I’m a Moron)

I knew something was wrong when I saw the third status change email from Apple on my phone. The first I had received just before dinner, letting me know that a relatively minor update for Home Inventory Photo Remote had gone into review. When I checked my email after dinner there were two additional status change notices waiting in my inbox. …

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Turning Ten!

2015 marks the tenth anniversary for Binary Formations and our first app, Home Inventory. I thought it might be fun to take a look back at how our flagship app came into being and how it evolved into to what it is today. A Stutter Stepping Start I first started thinking about building a home inventory app shortly after I replaced my …

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Home Inventory 3.2 and Mobile Backup 2.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Home Inventory 3.2 and Home Inventory Mobile Backup 2.0. Home Inventory 3.2 This new update to Home Inventory contains several highly requested features: Our new Backup to Dropbox feature backs up your inventory to Dropbox (you must have a Dropbox account and the Dropbox client installed). This works in conjunction with Mobile Backup …

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Race for Hope to Benefit Brain Tumor Research

Last year Kevin introduced you to our good friend and neighbor Drew and his family’s fight against brain cancer. Yep, the friend who Kevin, when first meeting him pegged him as someone who just may be looking for free technical support. I quote from the original post, “It was clear from the way the conversation had started that someone told …

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Stumbling Through the World of App Promotion – Part Two: Picking a Conference to Exhibit at

Why Macworld/iWorld? After deciding to go all in on launching Chore-inator, we knew we needed to get in front of people, face to face, and in large numbers so we started looking at opportunities to attend or exhibit at relevant industry conferences. We had a few requirements in mind to help us with the goals of our overall marketing plan …

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Chore-inator is a Macworld/iWorld Best of Show 2014 Winner

We officially launched Chore-inator at the Macworld/iWorld Expo in San Francisco March 27-29th. Each year the editors at Macworld recognize the top new Mac and iOS products at Macworld/iWorld with their Best of Show award, products that push the boundaries of innovation, quality, and overall creativity. We are thrilled to share that Chore-inator is a Best of Show 2014 award …

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