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Coverage? for iPhone / iPad is Live!!! 
22nd-Dec-2010 06:07 pm
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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*
Comments 
23rd-Dec-2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Ive never owned a cell phone that wasnt pay as you go (and that because someone gave it to me) so I can't buy it but it seems really useful! nice!
23rd-Dec-2010 06:39 am (UTC)
Bought & Rated!

I'm now two months out of contract on my iphone 3G. I'm really hoping there's a Verizon iphone soon. Otherwise I may switch to Android.
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