iPhone OS Update: 3.1 works!

Posted on September 14, 2009

We’re happy to announce that Easy Wi-Fi works fine in the latest 3.1 firmware for the iPhone and iPod touch.  Yay!  Thanks to our friends at Apple for helping accommodate us. Having got that out the way, there are a couple of things you might need to know.  First of all, Apple’s special support only applies to the original Easy Wi-Fi multi-network application (the one with the white icon).  If you’re using any of the other Easy Wi-Fi apps, like the AT&T or T-Mobile version, you’ll need to install the original version too.  It’s free in the AppStore.  You don’t need to use it: just the act of installing it has the effect of telling the iPhone OS not to do “smart” stuff with your Wi-Fi connection in hotspots. Finally, if you’re one of the many iPod touch users who never upgraded from 2.x firmware, ignore all of this.  You’re fine.  The issue only occurs with iPhone OS 3.0, and if you upgrade you’ll be jumping past that version from now on. We’re relieved to be back working better on the iPhone and iPod, although it’s clear that Apple hotspot support is still a work in progress.  They did a…

We're Hiring

Posted on September 9, 2009

Devicescape is currently hiring for two new positions.  The first is a manager of mobile products engineering.  This is a key position which owns our client apps, so you need to meld great leadership with a passion for consumer centric mobile products.   A track record which shows you’re way better than any of us will be expected!  You’ll have a small but very talented team to help and a strong partnership with our server people. The second position is for a build and test engineer, to help ensure our products work well and can be produced efficiently.  You’ll need a good grasp of technology, but also a strong sense for how users perceive usability issues with products. More information on these can be found on our careers page.  Come make Devicescape and Easy Wi-Fi better!