The developers of Photosmith 2, which I feature heavily in Chapter 3 of the book, can see the light at the end of the tunnel. In a blog post today, they reveal that Photosmith has reached Final Candidate status and will soon be submitted to the App Store.
Software development is hard work, and Photosmith is a deep app. So it’s disappointing but not surprising that one cool feature won’t be available at launch: backing up photos to a Seagate GoFlex Satellite drive. The feature works from the Photosmith side (I’ve gotten it to work in an earlier beta), but a bug was discovered in the drive’s firmware that compromised the data integrity—and if a backup isn’t reliable, then it’s not really a backup, is it? It’s a really great feature, and I’m looking forward to Seagate squashing the bug and seeing the feature return to Photosmith.