terça-feira, 12 de janeiro de 2010

Next App: Where's my car?

We are finishing our next app: Next App: Where is my car?

It will be a simple app that saves the car location. But not only of one car. But of all your cars. It is very useful especially to companies with several shared cars. On the next version, it will be possible to sync the data with others employees iPhones.

Imagine, for example, you go to Germany and get a car on a rent-a-car. You can use the "Memory" feature to save the rent-a-car location. Drive around, park, save location, get location, drive a lot more, and after a few days return the car. The "memory feature" let you get the rent-a-car company location in a easy and fast way.

segunda-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2010

First App submited to iTunesConnect

Apple has provided the developers with iTunesConnect. It's a interface to submit and manager the applications. It normaly works fine. But once a while I got a message like:

We're temporarily unable to save your changes. Please try again later.

It appears that sometimes the server is down for some kind of updates purposes...

Just log out and close the browser. Open it again, login again, and it should work now...

domingo, 3 de janeiro de 2010

How find apps for your iPhone

This site is an excellent resource to find apps for your iPhone.

It is very updated and shows by category, but you can also search for a keyword.

VAT Calculator

As part of our internal training plan, one of our programmers developed a VAT calculator.

One importante part of the development process was the layout and graphic design. We did several drafts to get the final version.

Another important aspect is the user interface. It need to be simple. And normally the programmer is not the best person to test the application because he is so used to the application that he does not see the difficulties the end user may have...


This is the first post of our blog. Idea Factory is a company focused on bringing fun and innovative apps to the iPhone and iPod Touch. We are all ex-students from University of Coimbra in Portugal.

What you will find here?

Well, I hope to create a log of our projects, and, of course, a way to communicate with our users.

Your feedback is very important for us, to improve the apps!