We've spent the past month in paradise hard at work polishing up our next iPhone / iPad application, and it went live in the AppStore today!!!
Check out our Technomadia blog post about Coverage here
In a nutshell - Coverage?
provides an at-a-glance “universal” coverage map by interactively overlaying the coverage maps from the four major nationwide US cellular providers.
We came up for the idea last summer when we set up camp in a beautiful field of wildflowers along the continental divide in Colorado with a strong AT&T and Sprint signal. We planned to spend a few days catching up on work, until AT&T notified us that we had used up our 24MB "Off Network" allowance for the month, and Sprint emailed us to let us know that our Aircard had exceeded their 300MB Roaming cap. Yet neither our iPhone, iPad, or Sprint Aircard in our Macs gave us any indication we were "roaming" until after we were notified that we would be shut off until the end of the month. *grrr*
If only there were an easy way to look up where we might be roaming, and where the nearest 3G might be, without needing to go online to do it....
And thus Coverage was born.
We wrote the first proof-of-concept of Coverage at the iOS DevCamp conference in August, and it was voted the "Most Useful App" of the conference.
And now, after a lot of work, it is out - and starting to get noticed. Major Apple site TUAW
just ran a feature on it
this afternoon, and we have been climbing steadily the AppStore sales ranks!
We can use every sale (and positive AppStore review) we can get today to lock in our rank before Apple "freezes" the ranks at midnight tonight for a week-long Christmas shutdown. So if you think you might be interested in buying Coverage, please buy it today. It is only 99-cents. If you don't like it, I'll owe you a beer.
Here's a quick video we made that tells the story behind the app, and gives some real world examples of how this app can be useful:
It's been an exciting day seeing this at long last go live! *grin*