Library Hunter is Back!

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After years of completely abandon… I’m back working on Library Hunter 😀 ! And the missing update is finally available.

Both Mac and iOS versions are freely available on App Stores. The updated apps work on Mac os El Capitan and iOS 9.

In 3 years a lot of things changed. The UI on iOS has been completely modified, dropping all the bushed metal texture to get a more elegant and clean look 😉 . You can see that also the App icon get the new look.

But the most important news of this update isn’t the UI. The sync has completely been rewritten, moving from Dropbox to iCloud. The new sync is much faster, reliable and works super easily (you only need to have an iCloud account). Your movies, books, games and music will be immediately pushed on all your devices as soon as you add or modify them.

Get both iOS and Mac App right Now. And tell me if you like them, and what features you’ll like to have :) .

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Importing from Hunter Suite

If you’re still using DVD, Book or Game Hunter (that stopped working with El Capitan) you can easily import all your data in Library Hunter. The import should start automatically, but if it doesn’t you can launch it manually. Finding the old database folder could be a little bit tricky because the “Library” folder is hidden on Mac OS.

  1. Locate the database of the Hunter Suite you want to import. The default paths are
    DVD Hunter ~/Library/Application Support/Dvd_Hunter/
    Book Hunter ~/Library/Application Support/Book_Hunter/
    Game Hunter ~/Library/Application Support/Game_Hunter/
  2. Select the “Go to folder” command of Finder (Cmd + shift + G)
  3. Copy and paste your database path into the command window
  4. Right click on the database file and select “Open with…” Library Hunter

Library Hunter Mac – 2.0 Beta 4

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Fixed a freeze when changing the cover of a media with a slow internet connection.

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Joël

Library Hunter Mac – 2.0 Beta 3

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Hi,

I’ve released a small update of Mac version with all the fixes and improvements of last months.

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Joël

Library Hunter iOS – 2.1

Hi :)

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Version 2.1 of Library Hunter is available of App Store:

  • choose the style of the media’s lists: Covers icons or List with the more important details
  • sort the lists by Title, Author, Date Acquired or Last time used
  • various bug fixes and general optimizations

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Library Hunter – Mac 2.0 Beta 2

Hi,

The first update of Mac version is available:

  • New Cover layout
  • A lot of improvement and bug-fixes

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I’ve not forgotten the iOS version of the App… The update will be published soon… Follow me on Facebook or Twitter to get news and preview of the updates :)

If you’ve got suggestion or problems write me :)

Joël

Library Hunter iOS – 2.0.1 Online

Hi,

The updated version of Library Hunter for iOS is available on AppStore.

In this version:

  • fixed various crashes of App
  • resolved performances issues
  • inserted a crash reporting feature

From now on, when there is a crash of Library Hunter, you’ll have the possibility to anonymously submit the report. Please always submit the reports, I’ll be able to fix the problems much faster.

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Library Hunter – Small Update and Import instructions

Hi,

I’ve released a small update for Mac version of Library Hunter. There were some really annoying bug to fix:

  • crash when importing data from the Hunter Suite
  • drag and drop of medias (on list) works correctly

You can download the updated version right here.

Importing from Hunter Suite

Importing data from Hunter Suite can be a little bit tricky because the “Library” folder is hidden since Lion.

  1. Locate the database of the Hunter Suite you want to import. The default paths are
    DVD Hunter ~/Library/Application Support/Dvd_Hunter/
    Book Hunter ~/Library/Application Support/Book_Hunter/
    Game Hunter ~/Library/Application Support/Game_Hunter/
  2. Select the “Go to folder” command of Finder (Cmd + shift + G)
  3. Copy and paste your database path into the command window
  4. Right click on the database file and select “Open with…” Library Hunter

Library Hunter 2.0 (Finally Available)

After months… mmm… years of silence and useless progress news. There is a great news! Library Hunter is available!!! for both Mac and iOS :)

We’re not yet the 1st of April… So this can’t be an April fool’s day joke :p

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While planning and developing the software I’ve tried to listen to the most common request and complaints about Hunter Suite… You can check the full features of Library Hunter on the Mac and iOS pages.

I wrote Library Hunter from scratch. It’ll be easier to expand and support it in future.

Mac Version & App Store

The Mac isn’t on the App Store yet because it’s still a Beta. Not all features fit in this first release…
I’ve release it all the same because some good features are already available, the iOS version is ready and the Hunter Suite has got too many bugs…

System Requirements

  • iOS Version runs on all devices with iOS 6.0 or later
  • Mac Version runs on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Downloads

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If you have any suggestion or problem you can contact me by mail on Twitter and on Facebook.

I hope you’ll like the new software.

Thanks for your support (and patience) all these years.

Happy easter

News, Facebook and survey

Hi,

The mac version is coming along nicely. I’m quite satisfied about it :)

I’ve began the iOS version too, with working sync with Mac version. The iOS version will run on iOS 6 on all the devices.
The App will works on iOS 6 because there are a lot o new APIs, which will allow me to have a better UI and a faster software.

I’ve created the facebook page too JoelAres.Software

There is one last thing, I’m trying to optimize the UI for the most useful/common usage profile of Library Hunter. I need to know how many lists you’ve got in the Hunter Suite? You use them to organize all your movies & books in small group? Or you search the library and have only a few lists?

You can answer here in comment or on the survey published on the facebook page.

Thanks

Happy Halloween.

Joël & Spooky

Library Hunter: Why Dropbox and not iCloud?

You’re asking me frequently “why Library Hunter uses Dropbox instead of iCloud?”. I’ll try briefly to answer…

Library Hunter uses CoreData to managed the database.

CoreData’s sync over iCloud was announced at WWDC 2011, I was really excited about it. But the sync didn’t work, the APIs were too simple, the documentation non existent and the forum threads ignored…

At WWDC 2012 the sync of CoreData over iCloud was announced again. This year the API are much more complex, the sample code more detailed and the documentation exists. The sync worked but wasn’t reliable, too many changes were lost.

I was really annoyed by all the problems. The sync is an important feature for Library Hunter, so I decided to ignore iCould sync and develop a solution based on Dropbox. When iCloud will become reliable I’ll try to add it as an additional sync option.

Joël