Version history


Feb 26, 2020
  • Various bug fixes and UI improvements
  • Adds ability to download ebooks as ePub files and open with third-party apps
  • Adds new AR scenes for select philosophers that can be accessed from their respective profile screens
  • Adds a variety of new AR objects
  • Adds new AR masks:
    • Plato
    • Thomas Hobbes
    • Martin Heidegger
    • Michel Foucault
    • John Stuart Mill
    • Simone de Beauvoir
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Roger Bacon
    • Lady Damaris Cudworth Masham
    • Herbert Marcuse
    • Friedrich Hayek


Jan 21, 2020
  • Various bug fixes
  • General user interface improvements
  • New wallpaper generator
    • Customize your device's home and lock screen with your favorite philosopher
    • Access the generator through the "Profile" tab
    • Generate a Live Photo to make your lock screen even more fun
  • New app icons for:
    • John Locke
    • Niccolò Machiavelli
  • Added philosophers:
    • Roland Barthes
    • Jane Addams
    • Ralph Waldo Emerson


Jan 3, 2020
  • Improved caching
  • Fixes issues that caused popup messages to not appear on iOS 13
  • Celebrate philosophers' birthdays on their profile page
  • Minor performance and user interface improvements
  • Adds new philosophers
    • Thomas Nagel
    • Guy Debord
    • Carl Jung
    • Seneca


Nov 11, 2019
  • Fixes bug that prevented deep links from opening correct page when app was no longer in memory
  • Adds support for "Full Page" screenshots in system markup editor
  • Minor performance and user interface improvements
  • Adds new philosophers
    • Xenophanes
    • Zeno of Elea
    • John Dewey


Oct 11, 2019
  • Fixes a crash that could occur on philosophers map screen
  • Fixes an issue that would cause philosophers birthday notifications to not appear
  • Fixes an issue that would cause some deep links to not open to the correct page
  • Minor UI improvements
  • Adds new philosophers
    • Elizabeth Anscombe
    • Denis Diderot


Sep 24, 2019

Major update with support for many iOS 13 features:
  • Dark mode support
  • Interactive context menu support (long press on items to view preview and options)
  • Multi-window support on iPads that offer multi-window support
  • “Find in text” option for articles and ebooks from share action
  • Register for notifications on philosophers' birthdays and death days from the settings screen
  • Various bug fixes and user enhancements
  • Adds new philosophers
    • Slavoj Žižek
    • Georges Bataille
    • Jean-François Lyotard


Aug 6, 2019
  • Fixes a crash when loading AR screen
  • Adds new items to AR Gallery
    • Michel Foucault statue
    • Various new virtual books


May 13, 2019
  • Fixes crash when visiting “About” screen
  • Better error handling
  • Adds Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy links
  • Redesigned options menu
  • Adds new “Objects” section to AR Gallery with virtual objects:
    • Panopticon
    • No Exit sign
    • Plato's Allegory of the Cave
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Montesquieu
    • Gilles Deleuze
    • Johann Gottlieb Fichte


Apr 29, 2019
  • Fixes an issue that causes a crash when attempting to fetch assets after failed download
  • General better error handling and empty states


Apr 22, 2019
  • View all categories and downloaded audiobooks in one place directly from the "Stone" screen
  • Adds following books to AR book shelf:
    • Discipline & Punish
    • The Primacy of Perception
  • Adds Frantz Fanon AR face mask and AR bust, as well as Jeremy Bentham AR face mask
  • Fixes issue where AR Gallery would not appear after previously being dismissed
  • Some AR content is now downloaded on demand
  • Completely redesigned iMessage sticker pack
  • Adds philosophers:
    • Thales of Miletus
    • Louis Althusser


Apr 4, 2019
  • Adds new AR gallery that allows you to view, place, and pose with some of your favorite philosophical books and busts of your favorite philosophers
  • Adds Today Screen widget to quickly be inspired, intrigued, or provoked by a philosophical quote
  • Fixes misplaced switch on quiz filter screen
  • Fixes document scroll position not saving correctly
  • Adds ability to begin text to speech from selected text on document reader screen
  • Adds new serifed font for reader screen
  • Alternate app icons now include:
    • Albert Camus
    • Diogenes
    • Michel de Montaigne
    • Bertrand Russell
    • Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Francis Bacon
    • Luce Irigaray


Feb 25, 2019
  • Various cosmetic changes for a better experience.
  • Fixes an issue where colors were not appropriately set for the selected color theme.
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Diogenes of Sinope
    • Auguste Comte


Jan 4, 2019
  • Fixes crash when favoriting philosophers
  • Fixes issue that would cause unfavoriting philosophers to not work
  • Other cosmetic and layout fixes


Jan 2, 2019
  • Adds new dark mode color scheme that can be activated on the settings screen accessed through the profile tab
  • When answering quiz questions you now have the option to show philosophers' name below their picture; this can be activated on the settings screen in the quiz tab
  • Fixes crash that would occasionally occur while taking quiz
  • Fixes issue that would cause tab bar to layout incorrectly
  • Typos and various other cosmetic fixes
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • William of Ockham
    • Anne Conway


Dec 3, 2018
  • Renders at full screen dimensions for new devices
  • Fixes issue with swipe back animation that would cause interface to enter bad state
  • New "Ideas" screen where you can view summaries of philosophers' major ideas and how they relate to each other
  • Quizzes now ask about major ideas
  • You can now filter by question types on quizzes
  • New "About" and "Acknowledgements" screens in the "Profile" tab
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Dante Alighieri
    • Mary Wollstonecraft


Oct 22, 2018
  • Fixes crash on iPad when attempting to share audiobook URL
  • Adds ability to share audio downloaded files and remote audio track URL's by swiping left on audio playlists
  • Fixes issue that prevented sticker pack from launching
  • Improves Spotlight search and adds Siri Shortcuts integration
  • Fixes issue that caused Cicero's quotes and dates to be incorrect
  • Adds new profile tab where you can find favorited philosophers, quotes, and downloaded audiobooks
  • Adds new ability to add your own responses to philosophical quotes
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Anna Julia Cooper
    • Thomas Kuhn


Oct 8, 2018
  • Fixes audio player seeking glitch on smaller iPhones
  • Improves speed of switching to Philosophers tab
  • New in-app search experience
  • New ability to remove philosophers from quizzes
  • Improved related quotes screen
  • Added ability to interactively dismiss category screens by swiping down when at the top of the collection of philosophers.
  • Fixes crash related to resizing app in iPad split screen
  • Fixes issue that cause ebook labels to be clipped
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Angela Davis
    • Michel de Montaigne
    • Francis Fukuyama


Jul 11, 2018
  • You can now view related quotes by tapping on philosopher's quotes on philosopher's profile screen to open the new "Thread" screen
  • Quotes are now searchable in Spotlight and open to their respective "Thread" screen
  • You can now copy quotes to the system clipboard by long pressing on quotes
  • Expanded support of peek and pop on ebooks list, audiobooks list, philosopher profile screen, and quote thread screen
  • Fixed a bug that prevented alternative icons from being set on iPad
  • General bug fixes and UI polish
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Epicurus
    • Jean Baudrillard


Jun 28, 2018
  • Adds reader mode for encyclopedia articles and now Gutenberg Project texts (The Gutenberg Project catalogues classic texts in the public domain)
  • In reader mode, articles can be played using text to speech
  • Fixes bugs related to audiobook playback
  • General bug fixes
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Edward Said
    • Max Weber
    • Walter Benjamin


Jun 13, 2018
  • Fixes issue where remote/system playback controls would not work
  • Fixes issue on iPad where downloaded audiobook artwork would not layout correctly
  • Fixes bugs related to audiobook playback
  • General bug fixes
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Herbert Spencer


May 29, 2018
  • Adds ability to listen to Librivox audiobooks. (Librivox are recordings of classic works that are made available to the public domain)
  • General bug fixes
  • Adds new philosophers:
    • Cicero
    • Marcus Aurelius
    • Edmund Burke
    • Henry David Thoreau
    • Sojourner Truth


May 18, 2018
  • Fixes issue that prevent app shortcuts to not deep link to correct philosopher
  • Adds new alternative app icons
  • Adds AR experience on iPhone X


May 6, 2018
  • General bug fixes
  • Reduced asset sizes for a smaller app bundle
  • Improved animations
  • Added lots of new quotes


Mar 15, 2018
  • App redesign and update for new devices
  • Added sticker pack


Nov 4, 2015

More iOS 9 enhancements. iPad multitasking. 3D touch peek and pop capabilities. Better answer interaction and animation.


Oct 9, 2015

Minor bug fixes


Feb 28, 2015
  • UI Enhancements
  • Minor Bug fixes
  • New In-App Purchase adds over twenty more philosophers.


Feb 12, 2015

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