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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.

App Updates Available for new size iPhone5 screen - Trip Boss Itinerary travel manager

We've been working hard to update our apps for the new iPhone 5 screen size. These apps also support iOS6, fixing any bugs. The next one that has been released is Trip Boss Itinerary travel manager:

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App Updates Available for new size iPhone5 screen - Journal : Trip Boss travel manager

More updates on our apps for the new iPhone 5 screen size and iOS6 support. The next one that has been released is Journal : Trip Boss travel manager:

Journal : Trip Boss travel managerPhoto journal

App Updates Available for new size iPhone5 screen - Trip Boss Expense & Budget travel manager

We're working hard to update our apps for the new iPhone 5 screen size. These apps also support iOS6, fixing any bugs. The next one that has been released is Trip Boss Expense & Budget travel manager:

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App Updates Available for new size iPhone5 screen - Trip Boss travel manager

We're working hard to update our apps for the new iPhone 5 screen size. These apps also support iOS6, fixing any bugs. The next one that has been released is Trip Boss travel manager - Itinerary, Expense & Budget edition:

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Still Here! Been on a Working Vacation, Will be Speaking at 360iDev in Denver in September

No, I haven't dropped off the face of the earth. I've just stopped blogging while on an epic 6-1/2 week working vacation. Cory did most of the working, I did the driving. We travelled with our family of five out west, camping and sightseeing, then stayed with family in the Seattle area for a chunk of the time. Remember I mentioned we were going to test out Trip Boss? Well, this was the vacation I'd alluded to. I'll be putting together a post-mortem of our travelling with Trip Boss experiences in the upcoming months (I'm still digging out of email, etc., tho we did check it remotely.).

Trip Boss Itinerary Manager Countdown Sale

We're running a sale, counting down to US Independence Day on Trip Boss Itinerary Manager. Hesitate and miss out on the best deal:

80% off Saturday: 99c
60% off Sunday: $1.99
40% off Monday: $2.99
20% off Tuesday-4th of July: $3.99

Trip Boss Itinerary travel manager is a must have for keeping track of your family's vacation itinerary. Track everything from lodging to routes, to all those little micro plans.

Happy 4th of July!

Real-World App Testing: Using Trip Boss Travel Manager on Vacation

Testing some productivity apps in a real-world situation is not always feasible. For example, we make a travel app, Trip Boss travel manager, for business and personal travel. Unless we plan a trip each time we test the app, testing will only be simulated travel. Day to day usage can be replicated, but actually using the app for travel can provide a new perspective on the app. True in-depth reviews are also rare, unless reviewers use the app to travel. Unfortunately, getting someone to review your app, let alone someone who just so happens to be traveling, is difficult to coordinate.

Making Choices in UI Design: You Can't Please Everyone

Designing an iPhone UI for a productivity app can take many directions and each time you make a choice, someone will not like it, yet others may think it's brilliant. (Of course, you hope the latter are the ones leaving reviews.) Today the landscape in the app store affects how you design your UI—you need to stand out to get noticed. However, the other edge of the sword is that if you go totally radical, people won't have that comfort feeling of familiarity of a iOS app. So the key is to get a balance of familiar, with a dose of 'zazz. Of course, it helps to have some luck of being in the right place at the right time, so someone with influence also sees your app, but this post is going to tackle areas WITHIN your control—the design of the User Interface (UI).

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