Attended the 2013 Apple Tech Talk in NYC after visiting 5th Avenue store.
Apple has approved version 1.2 of iCE Peak. This release includes several minor UI enhancements, bug fixes, additional map types available, and additional peak and peak lists.
If you enjoy using iCE Peak, consider giving a positive rating on the AppStore. If you find any issues impacting your use of the app, please report them directly to us via Settings > Send Feedback option available within the product. Thanks!
Been using the open infrastructure design and data exchange standard, LandXML.
Noticed that the organization is being discontinued due to lack of funding. iCE Field has started hosting some information.
For future reference, the LandXML 1.2 specification is available at http://landxml.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/specifications/LandXML-1.2%20Schema%20Document.html
Apple approved version 1.1 of iCE Peak tonight! This version has many fixes, and works in portrait and landscape mode now on the iPhone. The download size has been significantly optimized down to just over eight megabytes (down from 66 MBs).
iCE Peak is a universal app supporting iPhone and iPads. Get it now from the Apple AppStore.
We’ve been working in parallel on building out a set of top-notch products and web site over the past few weeks, and have recently rolled the web site out for some testing.
As we finalize the products, the remaining few place holder pages for the products will go online.
Here are a few notes on some of the technology behind the web site:
The site is running on an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) platform. We’ve used a micro instance of a virtual machine running an Ubuntu Linux-based 32-bit server. The cost, performance, and ease-of-use cannot be matched.
The web server is Apache2-based, with a set of custom crafted pages using HTML5 and CSS3 standards. Various site customizations are in place including custom 403 and 404 pages as-well-as security.
This iCE Field blog is driven by a self-hosted version of WordPress combined with several add-ons. The forum page is controlled by a self-hosted version of Vanilla forum software along with quite a few add-ons.
One goal we’ve had from the beginning is to connect a good portion of the products and the web site with various social media outlets. To this end, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and LinkedIn connections and Like buttons are present throughout in order to connect us widely with our customers. Additionally, extensive use of Google’s web site usage tracking tools are utilized to monitor and improve the web site and products.
Besides Amazon’s EC2 platform, some of the tools we use daily to construct this web site include: BBEdit (HTML editor), Espresso (CSS editor), MarsEdit (blog editor), FileZilla (FTP client), Adobe Photoshop (image editor), and Amazon S3 (backup storage).
Finally, our sincerest thanks to Singing Sands Photography for the construction images appearing on the iCE Field web site home page. The construction location is the widening of Route 1 along the coast of New Brunswick, Canada between Saint John and the US border.