Wow, that was a quick response! Good to hear you will be working on it soon.
As far as them dropping the app that's not the case for the 2011 and 2012 versions, it's that the 230 and 330 may not support the function.
In the comparison table on the Amazon page:
http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMP-BDT ... B00AYB3OMG
it shows that "Smartphone Remote Control Capability" is not supported by the 330 or the 230. This is where I saw it first.
However, searching just now, in the spec table here it shows it is:
So, I guess we'll just have to wait and see if they come out with a 2013 version of the app as the 2012 one doesn't work (it can't find the 230).