Merry Christmas! It is a day where we celebrate the birth of Jesus — and to celebrate we give each other gifts. There are many religious and non-religious reasons why the day is significant. But for this post, let’s look at the origin. It is the year 2019 AD or Anno Domini. That’s Latin for “in the year of our lord”. Even if you use “CE” (Common Era), instead of “AD”, the calendar’s starting point is the same. Jesus is the origin point.
Now that the Widgets app is in better shape, the plan is to finally work on a new version of A Book About Hype. While I love working on Widgets, I also love the community at forums.tumult.com! People have been asking for the book. I feel bad for not publishing an updated edition – especially since Tumult put extra work into improving the Physics API. Today, I decided to make it official. Work on the 2020 edition of A Book About Hype has officially begun.
It looks like my review of Hype 4 caught the attention of some people. One question stands out in particular. Roughly paraphrased, “Can you make money with Tumult Hype?” Tumult is making a big ask of its user base. Hype 4 is a paid upgrade. Even with discounts for existing users, is it worth the money? It’s a fair question. I wrote back to the person that asked the question, but I also think that the public at large could benefit from the answer.
Hype 4 is now officially available. 595 days earlier was when I first launched the Hype 4 beta. Considering that the final version was supposed to officially launch in the first quarter… of twenty-eighteen …this major Hype release is a little late. I’m partially responsible for the delay. You see, I didn’t like Hype 4 at first. I made my grievances well known. Surprisingly, unlike what I’ve seen from other software companies, Tumult went to work. Today, Hype 4 is one of the best upgrades ever.