Archive for the ‘Eurobilltracker’ Category

EuroApp 1.0 free on the App Store

02/08/2011

EuroApp 1.0 is my new iPhone / iPod touch app for cap­turing Euro banknotes on the fly.

It is the mobile front-end for the Euro­bill­tracker.com com­munity website. You can attach your own personal meta-data (location, date, comment) on a unique Euro banknote and follow it when  the money flow lets it  surface again in the purse of another Euro bill tracker. You will then have encountered a hit. In the meantime you can view your collection progress in some statistics charts and leaderboards, or you may compete with your friends for the most Game Center achievements.

There is no previous membership at Eurobilltracker.com needed, you can do that on demand from within the app.

I think it is a really handsome app, but that I let you to decide for yourself – you can load the app for free from the App Store!

You can find the website of the EuroApp at euro-app.com if you wish to learn more about Euro bill tracking or the app!

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FAQs: EuroApp for the iPhone – follow your Euros across the world!

02/08/2011

1. Where can I leave feedback?

Post a reply on this blog post or fill out  this simple question­naire.

ISO Country Names and Codes for the Programmer

17/12/2010

While implementing a table with country names in my Euro App, I found a very valuable resource which helps every programmer who faces this problem. Be it ActionScript, HTML, Javascript, (Objective-)C – as in my case – you name it -, the online service opencountrycodes­.appspot.com provides the current list of country names in the right format!

You can fetch the latest list from within your app/website every time by HTTP request or, as I did, grab the file and bundle it with your product! Given, of course, you are complying to the ISO 3166 Standard which Eurobilltracker.com apparently does.

Well, one could download a xml-file from iso.org too, but its country names are set ugly in capitalized letters – and your clients won’t like that!

Beta-Testers Wanted for Euro­bill­tra­cker App

05/11/2010

THE BETA PROGRAM IS NOW CLOSED!

Attention all Euro-banknote collectors, I began building an iPhone / iPod touch App for easy mobile banknote tracking!

Eurobilltracker (EBT) is an international non-profit volunteer team dedicated to tracking Euro notes around the world. Each user enters the serial numbers and location information for each note they obtain into EuroBillTracker.

In order to address the needs of the EBT users I would like to get permanent feedback from the community during the development process. I figured that a Beta program would be a nice way to let everybody (not really everybody, Apple demands that it can not be more than 100) know what it is going to be and account for a lot of the testing which otherwise I would have to do myself.

If you are interested you can simply apply for the Beta Program by either

Please note that the devices will need to have a software (OS) version of 3.0 or higher and may not be iPads.
Update (16th June 2011): Due to lacking time I won’t support iOS version 3 – like on the iPhone 1 – for now. Your iOS device is required to run at least an iOS firmware of version 4.0.

I expect distributing the first Beta end of November, but can not pro­mise since our customers have priority.
Update (16th June 2011): As the second Beta is out now I expect the final version to be ready mid July 2011.

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