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In the last few years Apple has been migrating its CPUs to 64 bit architecture from the older 32 bit version. Devices from the last few years support both architectures but it is expected that Apple will get rid of 32-bit support completely with iOS 11. Any app not built with 64 bit support will stop working. SymCalc is not compatible with the 64 bit architecture, so iOS is warning you that without an update it will stop working whenever Apple drops support for 32 bit-only apps.
One of the important components of SymCalc is a very old software library called REDUCE Algebra System. It does not seem to work properly on 64 bit ARM CPUs and I couldn’t solve this problem after spending several days on it. Considering that this piece of software has a lot of other problems and is in general very unpleasant to deal with it doesn’t seem worthwhile to spend more effort on trying to get it work.
This is also the reason why the app has not been updated ever since Apple stopped accepting 32-bit only updates around two years ago.
Making the SymCalc algebra system compatible with 64 bit is possible but requires a very significant amount of work, practically the whole math engine needs to be rewritten.
Users from years ago keep using the app but the number of new buyers went down significantly. The lesson already learned the hard way by many is that a one-time price doesn’t work well with the continuous need to keep up with the frequent changes of iOS and this issue only leads to abandoned apps. SymCalc fell in this trap. At this point there are the following options:
It is now confirmed that iOS 11 drops support for 32 bit apps. The next version of SymCalc will be released before the public launch of iOS 11, likely as a new app. There is now a version running on 64 bit devices but still needs a lot of work to get it to a publishable state.
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