Thursday, 22 May 2014

BattleScribe 1.14.02 Released!

BattleScribe 1.14.02 has now been released on Android and desktop with some additional bug fixes and tweaks. It's been submitted to Apple and should become available within a week.


Hi all, here we are with another update.

This one doesn't bring much in the way of shiny new features - it's all about internal changes. There are a handful of fixes and tweaks, and the Android version has had it's UI updated further, continuing from the work in 1.14.00. This mostly just tries to make it clearer which entries are part of a group.

The headline change, however, is a big performance boost when adding and removing selections from a roster. While you won't notice this a whole lot on the desktop version, on mobile devices the difference is quite pronounced.

BattleScribe has become more complex over the years, and this combined with more fully featured (and therefore larger) data files had started to show the inadequacy of a "brute force" approach for calculating points and checking for errors. This update has overhauled these systems to be much smarter and more efficient.

In some tests I found that the time taken to add or remove a selection from a roster has roughly halved, and this time does not get increasingly longer as your roster gets bigger. Big wins, and I hope it improves the experience of using the app on your phone significantly.

This update has also been submitted to Apple, and we are now awaiting approval for it to become available for your iOS device (it should take roughly a week).