Yo! Create (<a class="zem_slink" title="IOS" href="http://en.wikipedia web based project management system.org/wiki/IOS” target=”_blank” rel=”wikipedia”>iOS App), Oct. 2011
An app to help creativity, through the use of exercises and activities to try. Coded in Xcode.The app needs work and a lot of additions still, but was an initial idea to try to incorporate ideas about creativity, and idea generation exercises to help people who are trying to think projects through etc. It is something I want to continue work on and I think it would work really well as an iPad app, with more space visually and possibly more varied techniques for them to try.
Shandy Hall (iOS App), Sept. 2011 Created for the Shandy Hall Museum.
I have been working on creating an app for the historical museum Shandy Hall, which is just a nice little informational app. Perfect for reading about events and the history of the house.
Features in the app include:
– Live map so you don’t get lost
– Opening times
– Events you can attend & how to book if needed
– Images of the beautiful house and gardens
– Videos about Shandy Hall and other related videos
– Read the live twitter stream for all current information
The app is free and makes a great companion for when you are thinking of making a visit there. For more information about Shandy Hall you can <a href="http://www.laurencesternetrust look here.org.uk/shandy-hall.php” target=”_blank”>check out their site.
The app went live in September 2011.
Travel Cash (iOS App), March 2011
I completed this app after noticing that feedback and comments suggested that my Allowance app was also useful for creating an extra generic account and some had used it for holiday budgets. Made a clean simple, essentially one function app – to keep track of travel cash.
I’ve been working on a new app for the last few weeks, called Travel Cash and have now submitted version 1 to the App Store.
The goal with this app was that I had a few people saying to me / commenting that they had also been using Allowance for other accounts, keeping track of other types of finance. I also had a friend say they used it on a holiday to track where the heck their travel cash was going!
This app has a clean interface and it is designed so you can enter in the transactions as quickly and easily as possible. You also are able to see exactly how much money you have left in your travel fund.
Officially goes on sale Thursday 17th March.
Re-writing Freud (iOS App), Feb 2011
The re-writing Freud app became available to purchase in the App Store from February 4th. It is the next logical incarnation of the artwork Re-Writing Freud which was first created back in 2005. This was my first Universal iOS app.
It took a lot of research and drafting out of several interactions of the app because it is such a new dynamic platform. It seemed I kept focusing on re-creating the initial interface, which was designed for a powerful computer. I knew this was not the same device or experience and it needed to be adapted to reflect the best use of the technology it would be experienced on. From there I realized that the key to an iPad is the human interaction and that the surface is so beautiful and clean that it really would be my job to maintain the essence of those features.
The app would focus on the book. That was the core essential element, and from there the user would be able to write the book randomly every time in terms of them interacting with the device. The interface is minimal, only a solid colour, based on the rotation of the device.
In fact, you won’t see anything other than the colour unless you interact.
The words only become visible when you tap the screen, then randomly the words are chosen from the entire book and presented in a random place on the screen. The words then fade out after a set elapsed time.
We decided to make a lite version of Allowance so people could get a taste for the basic style of the app. This way you can try out one account and see how it works for you – for free.
It only has the basic features, so you can enter and delete money, set reminders and see the fun facts, but you don’t have access to repeat reminders, setting up the children’s names, creating 4 accounts, adding the child’s photo, the balance sheet and a few other goodies so you really will want to update to the paid for version to get all the joys out of the fully fledged app.
We wanted to give folks a flavour of what we are trying to achieve so we hope you like it. This app will always be free but it’s unlikely it will get other features added.
Lil Tweet was the first app we made as a challenge to create a small creative way to use the social service Twitter.
This app enables you to send a tweet from the app, anonymously, as a dedicated account. It is a 59p app that was created to take through the whole process of design to submission to publishing on the App Store.
It’s currently version 1.1 as it had one minor update to it in June 2010. However, it is under design concept again as we want to submit and upgrade to the look and the way it works. This should be out in a few months.
The app is suitable for all the iOS devices but you will need internet connectivity in order to post a tweet from it.
This app is one that we have been working on for months. From the initial concept to its updates and maintenance. You can read all about it here at The Allowance App website.
We spent a long time planning and focusing exactly what people would need from an app like this and were constantly revisiting the design and implementation of it.
“Allowance App : Your Pocket Money, is an easy to use app that tracks how much allowance you are paying your child. It let’s you add allowance, or any other money (birthdays / gifts…) and also make a withdrawal.
There is a balance sheet so you can see how much they have left, and what they have spent their money on!”
The app was completely customised and has a unique interface, hopefully to make saving money fun for kids. It currently costs £2.99 and was featured on the Appvent calendar for free over the Christmas holidays.