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Latest iOS update turns WeatherCat app black
« on: May 18, 2020, 03:47:19 pm »
Hello,
After many years of the app working without a problem, the most recent iOS update seems to have messed with the background of the app.  Not sure what to do about this?
Any ideas?
Jay
iOS Version - 13.4.1



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Re: Latest iOS update turns WeatherCat app black
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 05:43:05 pm »
Appears normally in my iPhone 6s, iOS 13.4.1. Perhaps there is a setting in the app to force the use of "Dark" mode? Or, in Settings->Display & Brightness, you have "Dark" mode only enabled? Or the switching is set, in Options, to a custom schedule?

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Re: Latest iOS update turns WeatherCat app black
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 05:53:30 pm »
There are 2 problems: (1) the latest release is not setup properly for Dark Mode and (2) the bars go off the right side of the screen.

I'll fix them and post a new release to the App Store within the next few weeks.

In the meantime, if you switch to Light Mode, you'll be able to read the screen.

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Re: Latest iOS update turns WeatherCat app black
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 04:23:52 am »
How about reposting v1.6?

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Re: Latest iOS update turns WeatherCat app black
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 12:54:56 pm »
In the meantime, if you switch to Light Mode, you'll be able to read the screen.
I can confirm changing to 'Light Mode' does work-around the issue.  What is odd is that I have had the Dark Mode setting on since I got this phone over a year ago and until this last iOS update the app worked fine.  Not sure what Apple did but they certainly changed something.  Glad to hear a patch is in the works.



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Re: Latest iOS update turns WeatherCat app black
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2020, 07:35:55 pm »
What is odd is that I have had the Dark Mode setting on since I got this phone over a year ago and until this last iOS update the app worked fine.  Not sure what Apple did but they certainly changed something.  Glad to hear a patch is in the works.

You ask why WeatherCat looked no different in the previous version (1.6) with Dark Mode off or on, but not in the latest version (1.7).

Apple adds new features in iOS releases, but still supports apps that were put in the App Store before the new release came out. When WeatherCat 1.6 came out, there was no such thing as "Dark Mode". Since then, Apple came up with iOS 13 and Dark Mode. Apple in all their gracious forbearance did not expect that older apps would know anything about Dark Mode, so Apple ran them in iOS 13 as if Dark Mode didn't exist. When WeatherCat 1.7 came out, iOS 13 and Dark Mode did exist, so Apple "expects" 1.7 to support Dark Mode. Yours truly didn't expect this and consequently did not do anything about Dark Mode. So yours truly will learn about how to implement Dark Mode and include support for it in the next release.

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Re: Latest iOS update turns WeatherCat app black
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2020, 07:22:24 pm »
Hello,
After many years of the app working without a problem, the most recent iOS update seems to have messed with the background of the app.  Not sure what to do about this?
Any ideas?
Jay
iOS Version - 13.4.1

The latest update, WeatherCat 1.8, fixes this issue by making the display visible in Light or Dark Mode.