Library Hunter – Good News


The development is proceeding of Library Hunter continues and I’ve finally some good news :)
I’ve completed the first version with working sync. I’ll have to insert some decent error management and conflict detection, but the data are finally syncing :)

The sync of Library Hunter uses Dropbox. This solution is much more flexible than old wifi-sync:

  • Automatic: all your modification will be pushed and downloaded automatically
  • Backup: you can reconstruct your library using only the info saved on Dropbox
  • Network: You don’t need to have the syncing devices on the same network
  • Firewall and routers: You’ll not have problems with firewalls and routers.
  • Lists: You can sync also lists, smart-lists and folders.
  • Support for both iOS and Mac: The same code works on both mac and iOS. (Ok this is an advantage only for me :p)


I’m not testing Library Hunter publicly yet, but I’d like to have more feedback on it (especially on the sync feature right now). So I’m looking for 4 beta-testers… To be a tester you:

  • must have a dropbox account (Update: you don’t need the Dropbox app installed)
  • must have 2 or more mac with Mountain Lion
  • will have to write bug reports in English on the online bugtracker

If you want to test Library Hunter you can write me by mail, twitter or leave a comment to this post.



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2 reazioni a Library Hunter – Good News

  1. Ben King ha scritto:

    If you don’t require dropbox to be running I can test the sync. I don’t have dropbox running because it has been responsible of eventually locking up my machines after a day or two of running. This is the only OSX program I have come across that has hard locked up a machine so far. I do regularly use a script that uploads to dropbox through the dropbox API without any problems. If you do not require the app to be running I can test some for you. The one thing about dropbox through an API instead of using the app is that it has a file size limit. You will have to do a little digging to find it if you have not already addressed the file size limit in your program. If I remember correctly it is something like 250MB. If that number is correct, some people could possibly hit that limit.

  2. JAres ha scritto:

    Hi. The dropbox App isn’t required, Library Hunter uses the official SDK. I’ll check the file size limit, if it’s on the total size of files or on single file size.