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illumineX ships EyeSpy 2.2.4 — Googly Eyes for macOS!

EyeSpy 2.2.4 was released today at the Apple App Store for Mac. This release includes a bit of polish to the drifting balloon #GooglyEyes character, Squeaky. 

What's New in EyeSpy 2.2.4

• Corrects issues related to switching characters by normalizing the on-disk saved User Defaults for EyeSpy (which had accumulated cruft from old character IAP data)
• Corrects information in the IAP bundles for the balloon and pending zombie ArtPaX which fixes some character selection issues
• Fixes a bug with the balloon character which caused it to perform a “slide home” animation and sound effect when resizing the balloon
• Improves robustness of IAP system
• Fixes a bug which reset the user’s preferred “home” location if the ballon character was selected with hot keys (Command-Right-Arrow)
• Fixes a bug which led to the ballon occasionally not drifting when “Who let the dogs out?” was selected

Did you know? 

When EyeSpy is the in-focus app (CMD-Tab to switch to EyeSpy from any running app) you can use hot keys to switch between characters.

• Command-RightArrow and Command-LeftArrow cycle through your available characters. 
• Command-UpArrow and Command-DownArrow cycle through the character sizes (Itty Bitty, Normal, and Crazy Big).

We realized this week that EyeSpy is Big in Japan!  Almost 40% of our downloads this month came from Japan. 

私たちは今週EyeSpyが日本でBigだと認識しました! 今月のダウンロードの約40%は日本からのものです。

Download EyeSpy for macOS today! 

MacOSのEyeSpyを今すぐダウンロードしてください!


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