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Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer named Best Cooking App in Best App Ever Awards 2013

The results are in and Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer for iPad has topped the Best Cooking App category! Named Best Cooking App in the Best App Ever awards, 2013.

2013 Best AppEverAwards Winner

In addition, Trip Boss travel manager received Honorable Mention this year as Best Travel App.

You can find both apps here:

Recipe Manager and Trip Boss Travel Manager make Finalist in 2013 Best App Ever Awards - Vote Now!

Thank you to everyone to nominated our apps in the 2013 Best App Ever Awards!! Thanks to you, two of our apps have made finalist. We need you now to vote for each in their respective categories to seal the deal:

Recipe Manager with Serving Sizer for iPad: http://www.bestappever.com/v/cook/1/364168890
Trip Boss Travel Manager (iPhone): http://www.bestappever.com/v/trav/1/434257254

Thanks again for your support of our apps and our company. You guys are the best!!!

Indies, Always Spreading Ourselves Too Thin and How One Negative Review Ruins It for Everyone

I've been frustrated for the last week or so, which I'll get to the details on, but it all boils down to this: Too many ideas, too little time and resources. Story of our lives as indie devs, right? It's one thing when it's personal time, but quite another when it's your livelihood. Independent developers have to do all the tasks to run a company. Not only do we have to code, but we also have to test, design the app and user interface, create graphics, create websites, market the app, answer customer service, plan and strategize the apps and updates to tackle, do the accounting, manage social networking, prepare taxes, and more.

Best App Ever Finalists: Recipe Manager and Trip Boss - Plz Vote for Our Apps!

We are pleased to announce that two of our apps made the finals in The Best App Ever awards. Voting is open through January 31st. Our app, Recipe Cards with Serving Sizer for iPad (formerly named Serving Sizer Recipe Cards) has made the finals for Best Cooking App and Best Parenting App. Trip Boss Expense and Budget made the finals for Best Financial App. Now we need your votes to place! Don't wait too long, as voting closes tomorrow. I've put links below to make it easy to vote for our apps who make the finals. Thanks for your support! Click on links provided below.

Best App Ever Nominations are Open - Plz Nominate Our Apps!

The Best App Ever nominations are open until December 31st. Our app, Recipe Cards with Serving Sizer for iPad (formerly named Serving Sizer Recipe Cards) has made the finals for the past two years, thanks to your support. We hope we can count on it again, so we're asking for your nominations! If we make finalist, we'll again ask for your vote. You can vote for multiple apps in multiple categories, so please feel free to click as many combinations as you feel are warranted. Don't wait too long, as nominations close tomorrow. I've put links below to make it easy to nominate our apps in various categories. Thanks for your support! Click on links provided below.

Pricing Experimentation, a Game We All Must Play

Maximizing revenue on the AppStore is the goal of every developer. Setting the right price and changing it at the right time (increase or sale) is truly an art. Many variables are at play, but if you experiment carefully, you can find the sweet spot for revenue. This sweet spot may surprise you, so it's important to experiment, or you'll miss out on your revenue potential. Of course, when a competitor comes into the mix, you may have to adjust. It's very important to monitor things regularly, so you are not caught unawares. This post will reiterate a few things from a previous post of mine on pricing, and share some of our experiences with iOS price experimentation.

Serving Sizer Pro for iPad updated - new name, new icon, new features

Serving Sizer Pro Recipe Cards for iPad--your recipes, organized for cooking, update is now live in the iPad AppStore.
Serving Sizer Pro Recipe Cards for iPadAvailable on the AppStore

We've added several new features:

Serving Sizer Pro for iPad - recipe converter cookbook

Recipe cards for your iPad! Creative Algorithms is pleased to announce our first iPad app: Serving Sizer Pro for iPad - recipe converter cookbook now available on the AppStore.
Serving Sizer Pro for iPadAvailable on the AppStore

Lots of screenshots available on our main website, along with a walkthru on how it works. It has all the goodness of the iPhone version: scales by serving size, easy entry of ingredients, no website access required (save directly to iPad), but in a whole new custom format for iPad.

Serving Sizer Pro ingredient entry

Serving Sizer recipe converter--the Visual Design Process

We put a lot of thought into the aesthetics for our iPhone app, Serving Sizer recipe converter. We wanted the app to follow Apple's Human Interface Guidelines, but also set itself apart by polishing the basics to an appealing, graphically designed user interface. Let me take a little time to give insight into our design process in this post.

Serving Sizer Recipe Converter Reviewed by The iPhone Mom

We're thrilled that the The iPhone Mom recently reviewed Serving Sizer and she loves it: "...I must say that it is a TERRRIFIC tool for moms." She cites that she found it "extremely easy to use" and it eliminates the need to worry about frustrating fractions. "For me converting recipes usually involves fractions and counting on my fingers and lots of frustration. I am thrilled to have an app that’s smarter than me and is going to eliminate that frustration."

Full review is here.

Thanks iPhone Mom!

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