A few days ago I complained about the way the Byline app handled the upgrade to iOS 10 on my iPad. Well, I stopped complaining when I realized that there are in fact 2 (two) versions of the app. As far as I can tell, “Byline (Universal)” aka. version 4.2.2 dates back to 2013 and was built for iOS 7. It’s this version that posed all kinds of problems and essentially failed to to what I wanted on iOS 10.
Since December 2015 Phantom Fish has released a completely new version of Byline, called Byline 5 and sporting version number 5 (of course).
In the app store this is, however, a separate app. That means that people like me, who do not read the update notices of all the apps they have installed, are likely to miss this opportunity to upgrade. And that is a shame, because Byline 5 is quite good – and it looks a lot more modern and at home on iOS 10 than the older universal version!
While I must apologize to Phantom Fish for doubting their ability and willingness to adapt Byline to iOS 10, I should also scold them for failing to add a little test to their old version: it should not be too hard to detect iOS 10 and propose the upgrade to Byline 5 to the user.