A fond farewell to the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2nd Generation

With the release of the iPhone 5 and iOS 6, Apple's developer tools no longer support building apps that can run on the iPhone 3G, the iPod Touch 2nd Generation, and earlier iOS devices. Apple has provided to each developer a choice: Either move forward with support for new devices while dropping the oldest ones, or continue to support the oldest but neglect the newest.

We have always taken significant care to provide the best possible support for older devices.  I know that many users keep an older iPod Touch by the couch just to use it as a remote control, and that Rowmote is the cornerstone of many media center setups.

Unfortunately, the long and short of it is that there is not a viable business model in neglecting potential new customers when no continued financial support is expected from existing ones. Rowmote does not use a subscription model, nor is it ad supported, so a customer's purchase is a one-time transaction -- a transaction in exchange for which we provide support for the lifetime of the app.  Put that way, I hope you can agree that up to several years of great use at a cost of $0.99 or $4.99 is still a fantastic deal.

Older versions of Rowmote and Rowmote Pro will continue to function, though on first launch you may need to dismiss an innocuous warning about version incompatibility if you have upgraded your Mac's version of Rowmote Helper.  Please do not upgrade in iTunes or delete the app, though, as there is no way to download old versions via the App Store.

For everyone using modern versions of iOS - iOS 5.0 and later - look forward to many great new things from Rowmote in the coming months.  

Thanks to you all for your continued support!