Adjustments and Improvements Galore in 1.14.2

After a long delay Ink Calendar 1.14.2 has been submitted and accepted to the store. This update brings lots of little changes to Ink Calendar which should improve the experience for all users. The change list is long with this update:

  • Tap to select a block of ink.
  • Current day is highlighted in the Year View.
  • The different view buttons are no longer in a menu when the window is wide enough.
  • Appointment time recognition has been improved.
  • Improved the look of the appointments on Month and Week view.
  • Free or tentative appointments are now transparent with colored text.
  • More space on mobile landscape orientation.
  • Bug fixes.

Let me know what you think!

On another note, I am working on updating my art for the Microsoft Store page. If you are an artist and use Ink Calendar please reach out I’d love to feature your art!


Progress report on 1.11

I am making good progress on version 1.11 of Ink Calendar. This update will bring a few key new features I’ve been eager to release.

  1. Better Mobile UX
  2. Jumplists
  3. Calendar Events on Week View
Jump Lists
Jump Lists
New Mobile View
New Mobile View

So far all of these features are working. None of them are perfect but the majority of the feature is working well. I’ll keep refining the update and hopefully release soon.

Thanks again for using Ink Calendar!



Features Missing From Mobile

Ink Calendar is available on Windows 10 Mobile. I made this decision because the core functionality of the app works reasonably well on a mobile device with a decent sized screen. Also I want to build a backend for to sync the ink across devices.

While testing new features on my Windows 10 Mobile device I discovered that there were some strange behaviors. When adding the share, save, and print capabilities they would immediately crash the app on mobile. No warning, no exception thrown, no error message while debugging.

When adding the ability to cut, copy, and paste ink the code was fairly simple. I followed the sample app supplied by Microsoft and it was easy to implement. When testing this ability on mobile I got strange errors and the functionality was not there. The ink content presenter could never paste.

These are fairly minor issues and the core functionally of the app is still there, but the errors are odd. Errors like this make it more clear to me that while Microsoft likes to tout how Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile can both run UWP apps… that just is not true. Windows 10 Mobile is so different from Windows 10 that it needs not just UI tweaks to make apps work.

Hopefully any mobile device from Microsoft in the future will come from Windows 10 because that would simplify development and make Ink Calendar way better on that mobile device.