Friday, March 18, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: The Needlepoint Book App Is Ready UPDATED

The Needlepoint Book app is finally ready--and it is very buggy. Some folks can use it without problems, some cannot, some get a message that they need to pay $14.99 for the full version despite the publisher saying folks who bought the book last spring would have the app for free.   

Jo Christensen says you should have gotten an email from Simon & Schuster by now. Using their link, download the Needlepoint Book App Lite. Once that's done, tap on the three lines in the upper left corner of the screen. There will be an option there for you to sign in. Do that with the username and password that Simon & Schuster gave you in the email.  If you have problems, Jo says to email Simon and Schuster at touchstonemarketing@simonandschuster.com.

If you are feeling lucky, here is the link furnished by the publisher to the download for Android systems on the Google Play store.  Please note that you will need the code from the email from the publisher to download the free app.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.needlepointbookapp.lite&hl=en

Here is the link furnished by the publisher to the download for iOS systems on iTunes.  Please note that you will need the code from the email from the publisher to download the free app.
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-needlepoint-book-app-lite/id1085103381?mt=8

UPDATE:  Jo I. Christensen posted the following on Facebook on September 1, 2016--

"Regarding the application for the app that comes free with the book, I have learned something. When the form requests "the place purchased " it seems to be requesting something that the computer recognizes. So if you checked "other " adding the city, rather than, say, the name of a needlepoint shop, seems to work. If the computer likes what you tell it, you will get an automated return email almost immediately. (If you bought the book in a small town, try adding the nearest city. That is my guess.)  When you get the instructions, follow them exactly. Computers are dumb that way.   The app works better now!  Thanks again for your patience!!

P.S. I hear S&S won't be offering any other apps any time soon. Looks like a case of once burned, twice shy.
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Jo also added quoted this message from her publisher--

"Dear NEEDLEPOINT BOOK fans,
Regarding THE NEEDLEPOINT BOOK APP—
Once again, on behalf of Touchstone Books, please accept our sincere apologies for the lengthy delays in getting the bugs worked out of the companion NEEDLEPOINT BOOK APP.
We’re happy to report that a new update of the app – Version 1.5.0 – is now available for iPhone and iPad on the iTunes App Store and for Android on the Google Play App Store. This update should resolve the various issues and bugs you’ve reported to us (thank you).
Also, we’ve added a FAQ page to the app website, which includes instructions on how to retrieve your login and password.
You can view the FAQ page here:  http://www.needlepointbookapp.com/faq/
If you have any further questions or issues, please feel free to contact us at: touchstonemarketing@simonandschuster.com
Once again, our apologies for the delays.
Sincerely,
Touchstone Books"



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