Google Play Store Bug Affecting App Loads

We are aware of a Play Store bug, recently introduced by Google, that may cause our apps to get stuck on the loading screen.  We have been assured that Google is urgently working on a fix, which will be deployed via an automatic update (to the Play Store apk) in due course.  There is a manual fix available if you prefer not to wait.

More information is available here:

We also have a support article here:

Latest Updates

We have just released a round of new updates, including:

Update logs are available individually on their respective Google Play Store pages.

Tropical Fish Guide Pocket Edition v2.16

We have pushed a new version of our popular reference app to the Google Play servers.  This latest version introduces a brand new integrated community forum, new profiles and some enhanced cloud backup features.

Be sure to check out the forum and join in on the conversation.

Cloud Backup Service

We have just introduced our new cloud backup service, free for our Android™ app customers.  The first app to receive the feature is Crystal Guide Pocket Edition (v2.10), allowing users to perform hassle free backups of their in-app favourites, notes and settings straight to the cloud and restore/transfer to any number of devices.

The service will be available in our other apps shortly.

Widgets Updated

New Widget

Our widget sets have been updated to v1.65, which brings Android™ lockscreen support (4.2+) and also introduces a new larger size widget with detailed information.  

The widgets are available now on the 
Google Play Store.

Gem Carat Weight Calculator Released

Gem Carat Weight Calculator logoWe are proud to introduce our latest product - Gem Carat Weight Calculator, a professional grade calculation tool for jewellers, collectors and pawnbrokers.

By combining industry recognised formulae with our comprehensive array of gemstones and facets/cuts data, we are able to bring you an app that performs accurate calculations fast and efficiently! In addition to calculating weights and tolerance ranges, the app also has a thorough A-Z list of browsable gem data (300+ profiles, each with it's own image and geological profile and 60+ illustrated facet/cut types), including the ability to directly compare gem profiles.  Available now on the Google Play Store.



Maintenance patch for our Widget series

We have released patches for our widget series that improve device compatibility.

- Updated widget sizes to meet new UI guidelines - If you custom-resized any widgets, you may need to remove and re-add them to your homescreen.
- Brought profile pages in line with Pocket Edition applications.
- Updated arm and x86 libraries.
- Minor tweaks/bugfixes.

Tropical Fish Guide Pocket Edition v2.07 released

A new update for Tropical Fish Guide Pocket Edition has been released.  Changes include:

- Added new fish profiles: Columbian Tetra, Dwarf Rasbora, Freshwater Lionfish, Wasp Goby.
- Added new plant profile: Glossostigma elatinoides.
- Updated UI library.
- Restored list position after items are added to favourites.

Google License Server Down

25/03/2013 at 15:00
Google's licensing server is currently experiencing some problems causing intermittent licensing issues with all LVL based apps.   Google are aware of the problem and are working on a fix.  They have also posted an advisory on their known issues page under the 'Billing Issues' heading -


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