Mathler Helper Beta 4 Now on TestFlight

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Mathler Helper Beta 4 Now on TestFlight

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We are excited to announce that Mathler Helper Beta 4 (Version 0.6.1) is now available on TestFlight. Press here to download.

This release includes several bug fixes and stability improvements. Support has been added for up to six guesses. Mathler Helper can almost always solve the Mathler puzzle in four guesses, but having all six guesses is useful for people that want to use Mathler Helper just to verify their guesses before submitting them on Mathler (Mathler Helper will alert you if your guess contains something that has already been ruled out by a previous guess. Mathler does not currently support anything like “Hard Mode” in Wordle).

This release does not support target numbers with fractional parts.  In the last several weeks the Hard Mathler puzzle had such a target number (11.5). We plan to support such target numbers in a beta release in June.

Why is Mathler Helper on TestFlight and not the App Store?

We are reasonably confident that Mathler Helper in its current form would be approved if submitted to the App Store. However, it does not yet meet our high standards for our first official release because several features are missing or not yet finalized.  Mathler Helper is our first app and we are eager to take our time and get it right before the product is available in the App Store. We want to get positive reviews when it is released in the App Store. That’s why we are especially grateful for feedback from our early adopters!

We expect to have the first official release of Mathler Helper in the App Store in late June.

Can I Help With Mathler Helper?

Yes! Just by downloading you are helping. You can provide us any feedback on our contact form, or tag us on Twitter @MathlerHelper or #MathlerHelper. Let us know anything you would like to see.

We could use assistance translating Mathler Helper into other languages. Let us know if you are interested. If you would like Mathler Helper in your language then let us know what language you speak.

The logic for choosing guesses is another thing we would like to improve. What can we do to improve how the app decides on the best first guess? Currently the app assigns each solution a score based on the number of unique digits and operators that are not yet known. Each unique digit gets a score of 25 points, and each unique operator gets a score of 75 points. Usually a handful of solutions will have the same max score, and the first result found will be displayed. The button that picks a new suggested solution will pick a new random solution of those with the max score.

If there is much interest in other people developing this application we will consider making it open source.

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