Finally we are proud to announce the totally new version of Walkie. Just in time with the release of iOS 7.
Almost a year ago we decided to redesign our apps in order to establish a new FingerCoding standard. Starting with our most popular app seemed to be the best choice. By the way, Walkie got more than 200.000 downloads till now. That is a huge success for us! Thanks to you!
Alex, our Designer started the development of Walkie 2.0 (yes Alex has developer skills), it went well with good progress. Why did we need almost a year to release Walkie 2.0?
It took us that long because another big external project exhausted all our human resources. Therefore we were hardly forced to stop the development of Walkie.
In summer 2013 Alex started again and continued hacking the code for Walkie. As you all heard and felt Apple preached a huge change in their design philosophy. In order to support these changes and new technologies all graphics for iOS 7 had to be redesigned. So here we are standing in front of you presenting the best Walkie upgrade ever!
Walkie runs perfectly hand in hand with all new features of iOS 7.
iPad support is back!
Due to a legal issue we had to rename Walkie (former "Walk 'n' Type"). During this process we removed the iPad version from the App Store.
Now Walkie is back on iPad! Use your iPad or iPad mini to write your messages on the go.
Multiple text modes
A common problem was that you could not read the text very well, if the text color matched the backgrounds color.
By using a selection of multiple text modes this problem could be solved in an easy way. Walkie includes a standard, alternative and Night Mode. The "Night Mode" uses the LED torchlight to light up the environment, if you are a "night writer". The "standard" and "alternative" modes are fully customizable in the preferences.
Just setup the color, size, style and shadow as you like it!
Modify the UI
Choose between the classic navigation bar or the keyboard toolbar (iPhone only). You can also activate or deactivate the characters counter and status bar. It's your choice, if you prefer a bigger camera view or the time and power status.
New and improved sharing services
Sharing your texts has never been easier than now. Just hit the share button and select the service you want. Walkie supports everything Apple offers (Mail, Messages, Twitter, Facebook, …) and even more. You can export your text as a TXT file to iTunes by simply copy it or send it to WhatsApp. Thats right, Walkie finally supports WhatsApp! ;)
If you have any suggestions, e.g. which new sharing service Walkie should be compatible with or anything else, just drop us a line.
We hope you enjoy Walkie 2.0 as much as we do. Stay tuned and keep texting!
Walkie is just the beginning!