Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Gun Log 5.1 Release

Attention: The release of the updated coincided with an issue with Apple's App Store.

Apple Says It Has Fixed Server Bug That Led to Crashing Apps

“We had a temporary issue that began yesterday with a server that generated DRM code for some apps being downloaded,” Apple said in a statement to AllThingsD.
If Gun Log 5.1 crashes on launch after the update, do not delete the app. Check and see if there is another update available. Also, if you have backed up the database, secure that backup. If you don't have a backup, and have not deleted the app to reinstall it, the data is still there, so do a backup as described below.

Here are some more links concerning the issue:



LA Times

I apologize to the users that are effected by this situation. If you do not have backups of your data then the data is lost.

Gun Log 5.1 is now Available

Note that the Gun Log 5.1 database is not compatible with Gun Log +P 2.7. Do not copy the Gun Log 5.1 database onto Gun Log +P 2.7 or earlier. It will not work.

Back up your data before the upgrade.

There are many new features, but the most significant is that most pickers now have the ability to customize the list.

Backup Instructions 

(These directions are copied from this previous post on January 13, 2012. As a long time developer I have been stung too many times by failures.)

Since Gun Log (3.6) there is support for iTunes file sharing. This feature allows you to save the data to your computer via iTunes. It is not automatic. You have to do it. Through iTunes you can save the Gun Log's database for personal backups. The Gun Log database is called Shooting_Buddy and you will see it in

In iTunes select your device and then select the "Apps" details for that device in the center panel. You will see a section near the bottom for "File Sharing". Select Gun Log and you will see a file called Shooting_Buddy.sqlite. That is the database. Drag the file to the desktop of your computer. You have a backup now of all of your data.

I back up my primary device after every range session or ammo inventory session. That way I can replace it if I delete Gun Log or some iTunes sync or upgrade fails.

More details will come.

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