Source Code and DevGuide - How to Back Up VisualHub/AudialHub - Original Closing Page

Taking a very brief break from death to announce...
Lion Updaters are now available!
Users Guide included!
Click each icon to begin the download.

Also, click here to learn more about an unofficial experimental speed boost for VisualHub!


These one-step updaters will fix a show-stopper bug preventing registration from working in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
They do not add new features, and are available as-is for those still using VisualHub and AudialHub.

It's been nearly three years since Techspansion closed and these programs were last maintained.
VisualHub and AudialHub are no longer supported. And they won't last forever.

Whatever breaks from here on out will be the end, sadly.
I hope this update squeezes a little more life out of these two apps for you.

Here are directions on how to back up VisualHub and AudialHub for safe keeping:
How to Back Up VisualHub and AudialHub
(iSquint is self-contained. just copy the app itself)

Wait, what's all this about?
Since VisualHub broke in Lion, I thought it would be a nice gesture to dig back into the code, make the slight tweak needed to keep it running, and make that tweak available to long-time users and fans who still cared.
It turns out that doing something like that brings about a public spat with your former reseller, and causes a very visible and vocal debate to break out over intellectual property and the ownership/use of customer data.
Oh well. Live and learn.

So does this mean you're going back in business?!?
What? No.

I want to run the update, but VisualHub says my Registration Code is invalid!
Actually, that's what the updater fixes. You don't need to enter your registration code before running the updater.

I want to run the update, but VisualHub says my Serial Number doesn't work!
...That's what the updater fixes! You don't need to enter your registration code before running the updater. Just download and launch the updater from the top of this page.

VisualHub won't take my Registration code!
Aren't you paying attention? You need to run the updater. Ignore VisualHub for a second and run the updater at the top of this page.
On second Just click this link. It's closer and you won't get lost.


You won't believe how many people click the e-mail link a couple lines below and ask me about registration issues. How many times do I have to say "update fixes registration problem. run update."?
You can spend 90 seconds composing an e-mail and waiting a week for a response, or spend 30 seconds reading the words right in front of you to have your question answered.

It's things like this, people...
Hey, I got this problem with VisualHub. Can you help me solve it?
Eh. Probably not. (but if it's about registration issues, that's what the Lion update fixes)
If you really want to send an e-mail somewhere, you're welcome to...but you may not get the answer you're looking for. VisualHub hasn't been sold or supported in years, and Techspansion has only been brought back to life to deliver this update. It's already dead again.

Can I ask Kagi?
No. Kagi does not provide support for VisualHub.

I think you and/or the things you did are awesome. Can I give you money?
For VisualHub? Absolutely not. Techspansion is closed. I can't in good conscience accept any payments on behalf of it, nor make any new sales.
My wife thinks you should donate to SuperSibs! - a charity that helps to emotionally support siblings of children with cancer.
(Tell them Amanda sent you.)
My dad thinks you should donate to Marklund - a charity that cares for developmently-disabled people of all ages.
If you still have money left over, I hear that Pictosaur is pretty cool, too.

What happens if 10.7.2 or 10.8 break VisualHub?
That will be very sad, but it won't come as a shock. This is the last update there will ever be.

I want to take the reigns of VisualHub and ride for glory!
Sounds like fun. The source code to each project is available on SourceForge with different non-Techspansion names.
They're GPLv2, so you'd have to work publicly and release your source too.
You'll need to rock Xcode 3.x, unless you rewrite it all in AppleScriptObjC or pure Cocoa.
Check out the developer guide over there. It may help a bit.

How come you hand-write all your HTML?
Because Adobe PageMill is too old and everything else makes crappy code.

I dislike one or more of the decisions you've made.

Thanks for going through the effort to do this after all these years!
Anytime! You're welcome.

-Tyler Loch, Fearless Leader

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