Sophiestication Software winds down as developer takes job at Apple

Sophiestication Software developer takes job at Apple

Sophia Teutschler, the developer behind Sophiestication Software, is joining Apple as part of the UIKit Frameworks team. This means that the apps that she develops, including Articles, Tipulator, and Groceries, will soon stop receiving updates. While some of her apps have received updates for iOS 7, others, such as Articles, will only get minimal updates, according to a post on the Sophiestication blog:

There will be one additional update to Articles though. The upcoming version 2.6 will sport a new iOS 7-style app icon made by the talented folks at the Iconfactory.

Additionally, Tipulator just updated with an iOS 7-style icon, and Groceries 4 is in review and updated for iOS 7, so users should expect to see that update after iOS 7 launches tomorrow. Magical Weather, the iPad weather app, has been sold to MetroGroup, and will continue on with that company. Customer support emails will no longer be answered, but Teutschler says that the company's Twitter account will remain active, and that she may be able to provide quick answers to questions now and again.

Source: Sophiestication Software

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is a news reporter for iMore. He's also chilling out and having a sandwich.

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Obsidian71 says:

Congrats on the move. Not sure it's really a promotion but there's safety in working for the mothership.

amocko says:

I'm happy for her. My phone's not so happy that Tipulator got an updated icon, but no full update for iOS 7. Now it seems like a mismatch of two versions, and it's stuck that way...

Joshua Massre says:

Good for her. Sad that Articles will be discontinued. It's been my go to Wikipedia app on my iPhone and iPad for the last few years.

websyndicate says:

Oh well the last version or Groceries was a total flop it just kept crashing, reinstall would not fix it. I kinda gave up on that app.

Mercifull says:

The big question is why the author wasn't using the far superior BattlestarWiki to find out about Number Six instead of Wikipedia?

Galley says:

I've enjoyed many of Sophia's apps and wish her luck in her new job.

kenefick says:

Anyone in Ct upgrading to the 5s

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stewm says:

I would perceive that this is an indication that features concerning lists such as an easily managed grocery list etc are something that Apple would like to add to their iOS as a core feature.

It seems that incorporating 'lifestyle' into your smart phone is a focus of the phone manufacturers, what with Samsung and their Galaxy 4 launch that really focused on lifestyle it seems natural for Apple to start to incorporate the more obvious features such as shopping list management into the core of the operating system rather than relying on a 3rd party to provide, it means that they provide them with iCloud support and allow someone sitting at their PC to update the shopping listing while the person is shopping. A feature that was actually shown on another OS (was it windows, I can't remember but maybe it was or wasn't) and something that is more useful than the ability to link to an overpriced 'smartwatch', 'weight scales' or something else.