AutoMathic

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The Smart Calculator for Automated Math

(C) 1988, 2017  Kevin B. Belton


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AutoMathic has been under development for many years, but it is not (and never will be) considered "finished"!

Its public release was just the beginning of the next chapter in its long history.  There will always be:

New features to be added

More vocabulary to be understood

More mathematical knowledge to be added


New and improved core capabilities

Check back here often to stay up-to-date as new developments happen and to read about what's new with AutoMathic!





Latest News!

(Current Version: 1.6 Build 20171111)


2017-11-11

  • Version 1.6 released on the App Store!
  • New and Improved Features:
    • Updates for iPhone X compatibility!
    • No longer hides the system status bar (time, battery, etc.)
    • Minor graphical tweaks
  • Fixes:
    • Bug fix for iOS 11's "Smart Punctuation" feature and its default replacement of simple quotes (") and dashes (-) with fancy (but incompatible) characters!
    • Bug fix for hidden input line or Command-mode buttons after loading algebra files (or using the "input" command)!
    • Code cleanups
2014-10-15

  • Version 1.5 released on the App Store!
  • New and Improved Features:
    • Support for the larger displays on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus!
    • Support for iOS 8's new keyboard features and 3rd-party keyboards!
    • Minor graphical tweaks:
      • Removed translucency in the bottom toolbar
      • Updated backgrounds in the example files
      • Updated extended keyboard fonts for iOS 7.1
  • Fixes:
    • Bug fix for glitch when showing and hiding the extended keyboard on iOS 8!
    • Device rotation temporarily disabled while the keyboard is visible
    • Workaround for pick list scrolling graphical glitch on iPads running iOS 7!
    • Code cleanups
2013-10-02

  • Version 1.4.1 released on the App Store!
  • Fixes:
    • Bug fix for intermittent crashes on iOS 7!
2013-09-28


  • An emergency update (version 1.4.1) has been submitted that fixes an unusual crash bug affecting iOS 7 only...  I'd been working with Apple to track down the source of the problem, but I've come up with a workaround for now.
  • On iPads running iOS 7, long scrolling lists (e.g. file lists) still don't display properly, but they still work if you can read through the corrupt display...  I've filed a bug report with Apple, so hopefully they will fix it in an iOS 7 update soon!
2013-09-25

  • Version 1.4 released on the App Store!
  • Fixes:
    • Bug fix for crash-on-launch problem on iOS 7!
    • Minor graphical tweaks:
      • Added iOS version and device-specific styles and colors for the extended keyboard
      • Added accent drop-shadows above and below the toolbars
      • Added smooth fade-out animation when exiting the program
    • Code cleanups
2013-09-22

  • An update has been submitted to fix the compatibility issues with iOS 7 and provide a visual overhaul to match iOS 7's clean new design!
2012-10-09

  • Version 1.3 released on the App Store!
  • New and Improved Features:
    • Added support for the larger screen on the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th generation!
    • Upside-down orientation now allowed on all devices, which is great for one-on-one tutoring and demonstrations!
  • Fixes:
    • Fully compatible with iOS 6, fixing menu selection and device rotation issues!
2012-09-30

  • An update has been submitted to fix the compatibility issues with iOS 6 and to add support for the iPhone 5's larger screen!
News-Flash!

  • AutoMathic Converse mode + iOS Dictation = The power to solve math problems using your voice!
  • Instead of typing at the Converse prompt, use iOS Dictation instead and just say it! *


* Voice input using iOS Dictation requires an active Internet connection and at least an iPhone 4S, iPad 3rd generation, iPad mini, or iPod touch 5th generation.

  • Stay tuned for updates that will take this already great capability to the next level!
2011-12-08

  • Version 1.2 released on the App Store!
  • New and Improved Features:
    • Created a user preference screen in the Settings app for customizing Sales Tax Rate and Customary Tip Rate values for your locale!
    • Reintroduced "bounce scrolling" in all directions!
    • The "> " prompt is automatically ignored if it is accidently pasted in user input!
    • Minor consistency updates to the vocabulary.
    • Minor graphical tweaks.
  • Fixes:
    • Replaced corrupted faq.dat file with a clean version!  After installing this update, tap "File...", "Manage Files", "faq.dat" to delete your personal copy...  Then completely restart AutoMathic (e.g. after using the "!exit" Command or removing the app from the multitasking bar) to begin using the clean version.
    • Minor code cleanups for iOS 5
2011-06-09


  • Version 1.1 released on the App Store!
  • New and Improved Features:
    • Toggle bold fonts in the output window with a "long press" (i.e. press-and-hold) on the Paper-selection button!
    • Enabled iTunes File Sharing to allow syncing user-created files to and from the app!  You can now import Algebra (.eqn) Files created on your computer, or export Algebra and Transcript (.htm) Files to your computer!
    • Added many example Transcripts (named "eg_*.htm") to the "View File" list!
    • A spinning busy indicator now illustrates processing activity!
    • A new algebraic simplification will cancel common factors from both sides of an equation!
  • Fixes:
    • The parser now understands input like "noun-phrase of num."  This fixes a crash bug and now allows object-less property calculations!
      • e.g.  "If the length of 3 is 21, find the length of 2."
      • e.g.  "What's the cost of five when 2.99 is the price of two?"
    • The keyboard's "return" key can now be used with input dialog boxes!
    • Accidently "missing" a keypress on the extended keypad no longer dismisses the keyboard!
    • Slightly improved verbiage when aborting due to the inability to solve an equation.
    • Fixed a keyboard rotation bug introduced by iOS 4.
2010-08-17

  • AutoMathic 1.0 was approved and went live on the App Store!
2010-08-08

  • Version 1.0 of AutoMathic was submitted to the App Store.
2010-08-02

  • "www.AutoMathic.info" went live on the Internet, introducing the product to the world!





AutoMathic
runs on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad!


Version 1.6 Available Now!


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