- 08-04-2012, 07:51 AM #26
- 09-13-2012, 12:42 PM #27
Calculator² app for Windows in the Windows Store
The Windows 8 version of Calculator² is now in the Windows Store!
It's still at an early stage and only features the Basic and Scientific modes, but I'm looking to have everything included by the time Windows 8 hits general release.
I've made a few updates to the phone app to reflect the changes now already in the Windows 8 app. The update (version 1.15) is currently being certified and should be published early next week. The main changes are that I added an extra row of buttons (don't tell Apple!) to the Scientific Calculator as shown in the image above, providing a better balance between ease of access to commonly used functions and large button sizes. I've also removed the +/- buttons from each memory item. Numbers can now be added to or subtracted from (multiple) memory items using the +/- buttons in the app bar. Finally, there are a few minor visual changes, bug fixes and the odd performance improvement.
I also want to say that I've decided to remove the background task for automatically updating the exchange rates and Currency live tile from the free version. This is now only available in the Pro version, and in Windows 8 will be available via the in-app purchase that currently removes the ads. The exchange rates are provided by the excellent service at Open Exchange Rates, an open source venture by Joss Crowcroft. Due to it's popularity he is now charging for the service to help keep it going. Similarly, due to the large number of downloads of Calculator² the background task is making a lot of requests for the exchange rates data, and I can no longer support this with the current monetisation model. This was my own decision in anticipation of increased success with the app in the coming months thanks to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, and not at all forced upon me by Joss. I simply do not want to abuse his service without being able to contribute fairly.
Last edited by richard_walters; 10-15-2012 at 04:27 PM.
- 09-16-2012, 08:54 PM #29
If you have any specific requests for the RPN implementation please voice them in this thread. The feedback will be useful as I haven't got that much experience with RPN calculators.
01-31-2013, 11:35 PM #32
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Though frankly, most of the time nowadays I simply use RPN to balance my checkbook, etc. So a basic calculator, with just the major basic functions (numbers, enter, +, -, /, x) with a visible stack of 3 or 4 would be awesome.