The City of Vancouver in the last year has finally allowed more street food carts to adorn its streets. I guess as a token of appreciation to the vendors, they have prepared an app to inform customers where the food carts are located and their hours of operation. A very local use of an app but still quite useful.
The app is well done and provides a standard map where you can zoom in and find the locations of the food carts via drop pins. Clicking provides a small menu where you can click to find more information about the vendor like hours of operations, so on. You can also find the food carts via a list which can be filtered by “Nearby”, “A-Z”, “Popular”, “Faves”, as well as a pure search field.
You can find the app on the store by searching for “Street Food Vancouver”.
You can also read more about it here.
CBS reported on a ChangeWave survey that close to 50% of smartphone buyers are wanting an iPhone for their next phone. That’s also pretty much the same number obtained in a recent poll on Pollate. Now there is “wanting” something and actually being able to get it. For example, I have been wanting a Porsche 911 since I was 10 years old and still no where able to get it but that’s a different story. What the survey shows is that although a lot of ink has been spilled over the fact that Android has taken over the OS market share (in North America at least) for smart phones, the iPhone still has after 4 years a very strong staying power. I believe it was once said that “Rock and Roll is here to stay” and much could be said about the iPhone.
We are proud to announce that our latest creation has been released on the app store by our customer Embedded Automation. The application lets you access Embedded Automation’s mControl “Digital Home” software from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch. Control your house lights, thermostat, alarm system, and even your security camera right within your iPad!. The application is deployed as a universal application simplifying the application management (acquisition, download, and update) while still providing user interfaces targeted for the device to be used: either iPad or iPhone/iPod.
For this application, 14 Oranges provided development services for the following areas:
1) User interface design and implementation for both iPad and iPhone/iPod Touch.
2) Graphical design for buttons, backgrounds, splash screens, and color scheme options.
3) Client / data model implementation against a REST API provided by mControl.
4) Unit testing / system testing / performance testing.
The application is free and can be used in demo mode without requiring a server so feel free to give it a try!
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