It's been a few weeks since the launch of the updates for the Web, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone which added support for more advanced timetabling and academic years/terms. Today we're happy to announce in the coming week we'll be releasing updates for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.

With the recent updates to Windows 8 and Windows Phone we decided to keep backwards compatibility despite newer (and in Windows Phone's case immensely more popular) versions of the operating systems already being available. Here's what the next updates have to offer:

Windows 8.1

  • New large live tile support
  • Works with all snap sizes
  • Takes advantage of performance improvements in Windows 8.1 apps
Windows Phone 8
  • Support for all 3 screen sizes (WVGA, WXGA, 720p) - meaning if you had a black bar at the top of the screen when you were using My Study Life this should now be gone
  • Sharper icons and logos
  • Fast resume
  • Performance improvements
  • New animations

Moving Forward

With both these releases, due to the significant extra development time required, we will no longer be developing new features for either our Windows 8 or Windows Phone 7 apps. We will however continue to release bug fixes for both.

Windows Phone 8 has been released for over a year now and has gained significant market share - huge in comparison to Windows Phone 7 so it no longer makes sense for us to develop for Windows Phone 7 users which degrades the experience for Windows Phone 8. 

Windows 8.1 is a free update which has been released for nearly a month now so all you need to do to ensure you get the latest version of My Study Life is to update you PC to Windows 8.1.


iOS

We're still hard at work on the iOS app which was delayed by the longer than expected Carousel updates. Learning from recent updates, we will only share a release date when we're 100% sure we're going to make it - so stay tuned for updates from our FacebookTwitter and Google+ pages.


If you have any suggestions or feedback in response to the Windows Phone 8 or Windows 8.1 updates, please let us know by adding an idea or creating a ticket on our feedback forum.