MY APP IS OUT!!! Envylope :)

TECHNOLOGY TUESDAYS!!! OMG OMG MY APP IS HERE. ¬†We were pleasantly surprised that it got approved by Apple on the first attempt! ūüôā

Hello dearest bloggers and random viewers! ¬†I’m in Singapore for a wedding and have been currently MIA – thought I’d update you just in case I have been missed.

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I’m in exuberance today…  Our APP has made it to the APP STORE.  Check out: Envylope at the App Store.  A money-envelope organiser.  You can create your own personal database of who you have given to, who you have received from etc.  Get your personal money organised today!!

In a nutshell if you’re lazy to do any clicking:

This app is all about organising your money envelopes. ¬†Coming from an Indian background, a lot of our gift giving and receiving is in the form of cash. ¬†This can be for Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings, Diwali, New Years etc… ¬†In life before I got married, I was receiving more than giving. ¬†However, now being married it’s become customary for me to give as well (SIGH. HAHAHAHA) ¬†I will be posting on how I got the idea another day!

I’ve been to so many events with people from diverse backgrounds who give money-envelopes. ¬†Having a personal database on your iPhone would just be so much easier….

I find it useful to have a database on my phone instead of flipping through a notebook.  This app allows users to easily filter their database and search seamlessly.  (No need to go through all your lists again!!)

This proves to be extremely useful when you are going to a friends wedding who gave you $x at your wedding years ago. ¬†Now its your turn to give – and you don’t want to be the “cheap friend” who gave less than what she received. ¬†With this app you can easily access the amount you got years ago at your fingertips…. ¬†ūüôā ¬†Keep lists for what your child received for first birthdays, christmas etc… ¬†We also added a functionality where users can email the lists as PDF for printing (just in case you love having things in paper!) ūüôā

This is our first app ever.  We have spent so much time and effort building this as we both have no experience and it was completely a self-learning journey.

Amit (my husband) spent so many early mornings learning programming, as this has been his aim ‚Äď to make apps.¬† I am not a technical person but I self taught myself UI designs on photoshop and together we made an app.

The feeling of seeing your name on the App Store is amazing as there’s a sense of creating your own product.  Right now my name is just under copyright (I am pestering my husband to put it next to his LOL Р but it was actually a previous developer account he had -we are trying to edit it hahaha)  But am really happy!

Invention is so much easier these days through technology. ¬†ūüôā

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xx

B

Technology Thursdays: The New iPhone 5c and 5S

The latest announcement by Apple has finally been made.  There had been a lot of anticipation for it at home (my husband of course)!

So what’s all the fuss about? ¬†What’s the actual difference?

Basically I can sum it up in three points.

  1. They now come in colors!  (But is it worth buying it just for a color especially since there are colored cases available?)
  2. They are cheaper. (That’s good if you don’t already own an iPhone)
  3. Tighter security with the users thumbprint is now possible. (That’s really cool but it doesn’t warrant me buying a new phone since I already have the iPhone 5) – iPhone 5S

Hmmm… ¬†I don’t actually get the fuss. The functionality is pretty much the same – but it looks pretty.

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Here’s a screenshot of it from the Apple website. ¬†I wonder how the sales would be for this one!

xx

B

Technology Tuesdays: The Guy I Married – Amit Bajaj is working on his own APP!

Hello everyone! ¬†I’ve dedicated this post to my husband as it’s his birthday today! ¬†We are both born in July – mine was on the 19th (FYI) – in case you missed it. I absolutely love birthdays. ¬†I am very much excited about birthdays more than the birthday person!

ImageThis was his surprise birthday brekky! ¬†He loves a good old fashioned British Traditional Breakfast. ¬†I’m completely aware of how unhealthy it is, but a birthday is a birthday ūüėČ

My husband and I are currently working on our app for the last few months. ¬†Now it seems to be building up into a proper layout where he is implementing the user interface. ¬†We are hoping for his programming and IT skills to integrate well with my creativity. ¬†Hopefully this will result in a fantastic app! ¬†You can check out his blog here. ūüôā ¬†I will keep you guys updated about our APP once it is 50% done. ¬†At that stage I would welcome any thoughts/suggestions to improving our app as we are novice! ¬†After our first app – I will definitely want to do an APP on FOOD and on TRAVEL! ¬†As I love both!

The feeling of having our own app in the App Store will be one that I can’t put into words. ¬†Although it’s going to be a free app – the reward will be priceless.

Just wanted to share this on my blog!

A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE HUSBAND!

xx

B

Technology Tuesdays: iOS7

The new iOS is out ¬†to developers for now, but its out nonetheless. My husband was glued to the announcement yesterday. So much so, that he sat in a different room from me, in full concentration! ¬†I must admit, Apple really knows how to simplify solutions whilst making an interface sophisticated. It’s pretty brilliant if you ask me ūüôā

What I like about it:

  • It looks pretty! (Aesthetics are just important)
  • Simple to use new functions. ¬†Such as: ¬†You can adjust the brightness of the phone from anywhere. Similarly, wireless can be switched on and off at ease. ¬†This would be a really convenient feature for me when I’m traveling and leeching of free wifi from McDonalds!
  • Multitasking in Apps made easier. I’m not good at multitasking haha!

I don’t have it yet on my phone though. ¬†My husband does and he keeps showing it off. ¬†I guess there are perks being a member of the Apple Developer Program. ¬†He gets all the geeky stuff first ūüėČ He takes a lot of pride in it too!!

On a sidetrack, ¬†I’m getting better at DOTS! Yaey!

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I was playing it on the tube today.  Fortunately, I managed to get a seat (just one way though!)  On the way back, I was squashed with the crowd which made it hard to play, let alone breathe. DOT DOT DOT.

xx

B

Technology Tuesdays on a Thursday? Over dependancy on Technology!

I wanted to write my Technology Tuesdays this week but my iMac froze on me. ¬†That made me think how dependant we are on gadgets. ¬†We expect them to work all the time – and when they don’t – a wave of frustration comes over us. ¬†I could have written a post to upload later from my iPad or iPhone – but I was simply too annoyed.

I got over the annoyance in a day.  The next day another technology mishap was waiting to happen.  Yesterday I was out at Westfield with a friend and realised I forgot my phone at home.  I realised when I reached the tube station Рbefore meeting her. I stood there paralysed for a minute.  How do I contact her?  How do I ask my husband to pick me up from the station in the evening?  How will he gauge the time?  I was stressed.

I regained my¬†composure¬†and used a public pay-phone. ¬†To my surprise, they are hard to find and the price reflects the fact that they take advantage of people’s¬†desperation. ¬†60p as a starting rate is a joke in my opinion. ¬†Funnily enough, the credit expired after a second of me getting through.

Fortunately, ¬†I brought my iPad mini along in my handbag and upon reaching Westfield made full use of the free wi-fi. THANK YOU WESTFIELD! ¬†ūüôā ¬†I iMessaged my way into successfully meeting up with my friend and contacting my husband too.

Sadly, Wifi saved my day. ¬†We depend on technology more than we know. ¬†I’m questioning the effects of technology on my everyday life. ¬†Certainly, it makes life easier. ¬†Yet, the¬†absence¬†of it paralyses us in a way it would not if we weren’t so dependant on it.