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Brandsonic Web for Mac and macOS Mojave

Unfortunately, my development machine, a MacBook (Late 2009) cannot run macOS Mojave. I have no way of testing Brandsonic Web for Mac on macOS Mojave. I will be able to update Brandsonic Web for Mac for macOS Mojave, as the latest Xcode should run on macOS High Sierra, which my machine can run. However, once the latest Xcode no longer runs on High Sierra, I won't be able update Brandsonic Web for Mac for newer macOS versions. This also goes for Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS, but since it only runs on jailbroken devices, I'm not as concerned about it right now.
I will try to keep Brandsonic Web for Mac working on the latest macOS for as long as I can.

If someone could test the current version of Brandsonic Web for Mac on macOS Mojave, and tell me the result here or on Twitter, I'd greatly appreciate it.
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Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS and ModMy

I found out today that the Cydia repo, ModMy, that I've hosted Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS on for seven years, is gone. This is an unexpected blow, but Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS WILL continue. Right now, you can still download the latest version of Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS (0.9.9) from the ModMy repo, as all the content on the repo has been archived. However, future updates to Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS will no longer be available from ModMy. I plan to host Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS myself on my own repo. There will be more about this in the coming weeks. For now, if you need to download Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS, download it as you normally would.
I would like to thank ModMyi/ModMy for hosting Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS for seven years. It received over 50,000 downloads over the seven years it was hosted on ModMyi/ModMy. Without ModMyi/ModMy, Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS would have never been downloaded so many times and for that, I'm thankful.
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Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS 0.9.9

Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS 0.9.9 is now available on Cydia. It includes iOS 10 support, and is now a 64 bit app. There is a known issue in this release. When the app is first started, the address bar is small and doesn't take up all the space. To fix this, open and close Quick Sites. Then the address bar should expand to the proper size. You should only have to do this when you first open the app. The full changelog is below.



iOS 10 supportApp is now 64-bitDropped support for iOS 7.1 and earlier
Please see my last post for an explanation as to why I had to drop support for iOS 7.1 and earlier.

The next version of Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS

The next version of Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS will be released soon. Unfortunately, it will require iOS 8.0 or later. Dropping support for iOS 6.0 thru iOS 7.1 was not my choice. Xcode 8 doesn't allow you to make a app for anything older than iOS 8.0.  There is some good news however. This allowed me to better tailor the UI for all iOS devices, and it should work and look better on the newer, larger devices, such as the iPhone 7. Also, Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS will be a 64 bit app for the first time. This is to ensure compatibly with future versions of iOS. This release will also include official iOS 10 support. I will test this release over the next few days and I hope to have it released by the end of next week. This release does have one visual bug with the address bar, but I don't want to delay the release any more, so I will be releasing it with this bug. It's nothing major, and doesn't take away from the usability of the app. There aren't any new fea…

Update on Brandsonic Web

It's been awhile since I updated any version of Brandsonic Web. In fact, there hasn't been any releases of Brandsonic Web in 2017. I just haven't had the time to work on it. School keeps me pretty busy. When I do have free time, I usually spend it doing something programming related. I have not abandoned Brandsonic Web.

Today is one year since I last released an update to Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS. It's long overdue for an update. iOS 10.0.1-10.2 have been jailbroken for awhile now. The current version of Brandsonic Web mobile on Cydia (0.9.8) should work without problems on iOS 10. I am working an an update for Brandsonic Web mobile for iOS and I hope to have it out before the end of the month. I'll make a separate post detailing this update at a later date.

Brandsonic Web for Mac was last updated a little over 3 months ago. That release had basic Touch Bar support. I still plan to expand the Touch Bar support, namely bringing Quick Sites to the Touch Bar. I h…

Brandsonic Web for Mac 0.9.4

Brandsonic Web for Mac 0.9.4 will be released later this week. It includes macOS Sierra support, basic support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro and more. In subsequent releases, I plan to enhance the Touch Bar support. The full change log is below.

Support for macOS SierraBasic support for the Touch Bar on the new MacBook ProFixed the bug where the Google search bar wouldn't work with search queries that contained spaces New option to copy page title in edit menu Brandsonic Web for Mac 0.9.4 is now available. Grab it from the Brandsonic Web for Mac download page.

How to ensure that your Brandsonic Web for Mac download is safe

Using the checksums provided on the Brandsonic Web for Mac download page, you can verify the authenticity of your Brandsonic Web for Mac download. Follow the steps below.

First and foremost, you should only download Brandsonic Web for Mac from Download.com or the Brandsonic apps site. However, it doesn't hurt to to check your download using these steps regardless. of where you download Brandsonic Web for Mac.

1. Open Terminal. It's located in /Applications/Utilities.

2. Type or copy and paste one of the commands below (without quotes):

MD5:

"md5" with a space at the end

SHA-1:

"openssl sha1" with a space at the end

SHA-256:

"shasum -a 256" with a space at the end

3. Drag the Brandsonic Web DMG you just downloaded into the Terminal window. Its should fill in the path to the file.

4. Press enter. The MD5, SHA-1 or SHA-256 checksum will be displayed, depending on the command you ran. Compare it to the MD5, SHA-1 or SHA-256 checksum given on the downl…