Teacher Studio

Teacher Studio 2.0.8 Status Update

If you look through the list of known/reported bugs, you are aware that there were a few minor bugs that has been fixed. As these are not critical bugs, we will not release the 2.0.8 update until the end of this month. We will also be submitting the update to the Mac App Store, so the Mac App Store users will not see an update until first half of next month. Obviously, all of this could change if a critical bug (a bug that causes Teacher Studio to crash) is found and reported to us.

Please take the time to review the list of reported bugs to see if the bug you are experiencing has been reported. If not, please send us a bug report so that we can have it fixed for the next update.

TS 2.0.7 Released in MAS

We requested for an expedited/emergency review of Teacher Studio 2.0.7 and was approved “this one time.” As a result, after 5 days of expedited reviews, Teacher Studio 2.0.7 is finally available on the Mac App Store. Winking

TS 2.0.7 Released

Sorry for the rapid update releases folks. A user reported that one of the critical bugs we thought we fixed in version 2.0.6 was not fixed -- so here’s the fix (promise). Again, please download and manually update your copy of Teacher Studio to version 2.0.7 as it contains a critical bug fix. - Read more...

Manual Update to 2.0.6

It appears the auto-updater in Teacher Studio 2.0.5 is broken and you will have to manually download version 2.0.6 to do an update. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

TS 2.0.5 Released in MAS

We have just received word that Teacher Studio 2.0.5 has been accepted to the Mac App Store. If you currently don’t see it in the Mac App Store, please be patient as it is still being prepared by Apple to be listed.

TS 2 Data Importer Released

We have completed the work on the student data importer for Teacher Studio 2. Please note that this is BETA software and may not work correctly. Please try it out and let us know how it goes. Obviously, it would be best to test this on a new database.

Please visit our forum for information/instruction on how to format your CSV file correctly.

TS 2.0.6 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Teacher Studio 2.0.6. This release fixes a number of critical bugs and some minor bugs, so please update your copy of Teacher Studio as soon as possible. As always, please report any bugs you may uncover in this version. Please visit our forums to see the change log.

Upgrading to TS 2, Help!

If you are currently and actively using the older Teacher Studio 1.x versions, you should not upgrade at this time. Teacher Studio 2 is not backwards compatible with the older 1.x series. For more information, please visit our forums.

Help Spread The Word

As we are nearing the finish line of our new website and Teacher Studio 2 rollout, we are now asking for your help to spread the word about Teacher Studio and about us. We have zero advertising budget, so we depend almost entirely on our users and customers to tell the world that we exist. We need your help and support to keep Teacher Studio going. If you like what we do, please spread the word. Tell your neighbors about us. Tell your friends. Tell your colleagues. Tell that stranger next to you. Write or blog about us on your social media sites. Tweet about us on Twitter. Do what it takes to help us grow so we can make Teacher Studio even better than it is today.

We also want to thank all of those who has shown their support by either purchasing a full-priced license (again) or an official upgrade license. You guys are the best!

Thank you,

Koua

TS 2.0.5 Submitted to MAS

Due to the serious bug that was fixed in version 2.0.5, we felt that releasing version 2.0.4 on the Mac App Store would not be in the best interest of our users. As a result, we have revoked the 2.0.4 submission and replaced it with the 2.0.5 version. Unfortunately, this means that we are now back at the very bottom of the review queue and it will take a little while longer for our Mac App Store users to get this new version. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. Again, Mac App Store users should covert over to our regular version so you don’t have to being put on hold due to Apple’s incredibly inefficient review processes.

TS 2.0.5 Released

Teacher Studio 2.0.5 is now available for download. This update addresses a hard crash when users click on the last week of the current year or the first week of the next year using the date picker on the desktop module. There are also a few other important bug fixes included in this release. We strongly advise you to update your copy of Teacher Studio.

TS 2.0.4 Submitted to MAS

We have just submitted Teacher Studio 2.0.4 to the Apple Mac App Store for review. Now, we wait. If all goes well, our Mac App Store users will be able to get their hands on the latest version in about 2-3 weeks. It could take longer depending on how many people are ahead of us. In all honesty, if you are a Mac App Store user and don’t wish to convert to our regular version, the version we just submitted will probably be your last version of Teacher Studio. - Read more...

TS 2.0.4 Released

Due to the requirements of the Mac App Store, we were forced to change the Teacher Studio icon. The existing icon just simply isn’t large enough (must be 1024x1024 pixels) and our original art was never made for something that large. We also deliberately created the new icon to look the way it does so that we can apply the template to our other apps in the future. Besides the icon change, there are some minor bug fixes and UI tweaks. We also added a “live” certificate that is visible once you entered in your license key -- just for fun.

Plans for an iPad Version

We have received a lot of inquiries about an iOS (iPad) version of Teacher Studio. We would love to have an iPad version ourselves, as our Chief Architect is also a full-time teacher. From what we can tell, the tool that we used to make Teacher Studio is expecting to release their iOS framework this December. If they can meet their goals and deadlines, we plan to start developing an iPad version that will synchronize with our current desktop version (if our budget allows) -- in January 2014. If the development tool is ready for us by then, you can expect a shipping version by summer of 2014. We are very excited and can’t wait to start developing for the iPad.

TS 2.0.3 Released

Some of you may have noticed that we released version 2.0.3 of Teacher Studio late last night. This is more of an emergency upgrade to address a few minor bug relating to the interface. By now, you should all be able to get the upgrade directly though your copy of Teacher Studio instead of having to manually download and replace it yourselves. - Read more...

Teacher Studio and Dropbox

Some of you may notice that we have introduced a way for you to save/backup your database to Dropbox. This is experimental and we are still trying to get Teacher Studio approved by Dropbox before it becomes a permanent feature. It is working right now, but it is only working under our development key. We just received word that they don’t like how we integrated their service directly into Teacher Studio and had asked us to move the authentication process off to a web browser instead. It is a learning process for us, so please be patient while we figure out how to play by Dropbox’s rules. Winking

TS 2.0.1 Released

Teacher Studio 2.0.1 (Build 4) has been released. This release resolves a few bugs that our users had discovered over the weekend and was kind enough to spend parts of their busy weekend sending in bug reports. Unfortunately, you will have to manually download and new version and overwrite the one you have now. Future updates will be handled through the “Check for Updates...” option under the File menu. - Read more...

How To Get Your New Key

A few users have written us saying that their e-mail address did not work when trying to get their new license key. Being that our system was written fairly quickly over the weekend, there were bound to be a bug or two. However, we did test the e-mail addresses that those users gave us and they worked just fine when we used them to generate the keys. Please make sure you follow the following steps:
  • Go to our the upgrade page
  • Select “Teacher Studio 1” from the dropdown menu
  • Enter your e-mail address
  • Check your e-mail for a verification key
  • Copy and paste (or type) the verification key into the “Verification Code” field and press the “Verify” button
  • You will then get another e-mail with your license key
It is important that you do not close your web browser or move on to another page/website. If you did, you will need to restart the process all over again. Also, the verification code field will only be visible once you entered in a authorized e-mail address. Please read your e-mails from the automated system as all of the instructions are contained with them.

Hello Hsuchi?

We recently sent out an e-mail to all of you let ting you know that Teacher Studio 2.0 was finally released. Apparently, we forgot to take out the test name “Hsuchi” from our new self-written CRM system, which is part of the automated system that allows you to get your new key. This has been corrected and future communications from us using our new system should be correct. Please accept my apologies for the confusion.

- Koua

Free TS 2.0 Upgrade For All

Whew, apparently building a “self-service” system is a lot of work. To make our lives easier, we finished building an automated system to allow you get grab your free upgrade license key for Teacher Studio 2.0. We just did not feel like spending the next few weeks manually generating new keys and sending them out each and everyone of you. Winking

To use the system, you will need to enter in the e-mail address that you used when you made your original purchase. You can click on the link above or click our online store and then click on the “Upgrade” button. Please be aware that we did lose some data during our move from our old location, so if your e-mail address doesn’t work, please send us a copy of the invoice and we will add you to our system. If you are a Mac App Store user, you will need to send us a copy of your invoice from Apple so we can add you to our system. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

TS 2.0 And The Mac App Store

When will Teacher Studio 2.0 be on the Mac App Store? To be honest, we are not sure at this moment. Getting Teacher Studio 2.0 onto the Mac App Store requires additional coding, making sure that we conform to all of Apple’s silly rules and then waiting weeks for Apple to review and either approve or deny our submission. If it gets rejected, we will have to fix the problems and go through the whole cycle again. So, with that off our chest, the best answer we can give you right now is “soon.” We prefer not to deal with the Mac App Store as Apple does take a HUGE chunk of our profit, but if you only deal with the Mac App Store, you will need to wait just a little bit longer.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Unidentified Developer?

If you received a warning about Teacher Studio being from an “unidentified developer”, you will need to right-click on Teacher Studio and click on the “Open” button to bypass Apple’s new security measures (aka Gatekeeper). Once Teacher Studio launches, you will not see this warning again. We did sign the app with our developer key, but apparently it did not work. We will have this resolved soon.

Edited: this has been resolved.

Teacher Studio 2.0 Available

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Teacher Studio 2.0. Completely rewritten from the ground up, Teacher Studio 2.0 introduces a brand new user interface as well as streamlined workflows. Teacher Studio 2.0 encompasses all of the lessons learned from previous versions and almost 90% of feature requests sent in from users around the world are now included - Read more...