October 28, 2010 in Finance (E)
[prMac.com] New Rochelle, New York - MultiEducator Inc. today is pleased to announce Finance Formulator 2.5, a major update to their best-selling finance calculator, and the tenth of their 36 iOS apps currently available in the iTunes App Store to now include native support for the iPad. Although the user may touch the "2X" button on their iPad screen when running an app designed for iPhone, this temporary solution usually results in grainy, unattractive text and graphics plagued by "jaggies" (staircase-like edges caused by enlarging bit-mapped images). MultiEducator plans to have updated iPad native versions of all their apps in release by the end of 2010. The company offers three different series of products for iOS: Formulator, History on the Go, and Pocket Tools.
While Apple's mobile operating system, iOS, runs on all its mobile devices, and improves interoperability of software between devices, differing screen resolutions can result in major graphics incompatibilities. The iPad screen resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels, the iPhone Retina display is 960 x 640, and the standard iPhone/iPod touch is 480 x 320. To display bit-mapped text and graphics correctly on all three displays requires that the app or game automatically employ one of three redundant display modes. This amounts to a major update for any software originally designed for the standard iPhone. And while vector graphics (mathematical descriptions of shapes, rather than dots forming shapes) are resolution independent, they are more unwieldy to use in software development and present special software, hardware, and intellectual property issues of their own.
MultiEducator's popular Formulator series of apps provides discipline-specific formulas, conversions, data, and definitions plus integrated input of variables and calculation. Their Finance Formulator 2.5, originally released in 10/08, is a comprehensive app designed for consumers, students, businessman, bankers, brokers, economists, and financial analysts. It includes over 120 different formulas in the following categories: Business Analysis, Cash Ratios, Conversion, Cost of Capital, Debt Ratios, Depreciation, Equity Ratios, Insurance, Interest, Investments, Mortgage, Personal, Sales Ratios, Stock Calculations, and Technical. With the Version 2.5 update Finance Formulator is now iPad native, all full screen text and graphics displaying smoothly.
Other Apps in the Formulator Series:
* Architecture Basic
* Architect's Formulator
* Architect's Pro Formulator
* Builder Engineer Formulator
* Building Engineer Pro
* Builder Formulator
* Builder Formulator Pro
* Carpentry Formulator
* Carpentry Formulator Pro
* Civil Engineering Formulator
* Civil Engineering Pro Formulator
* Chemical Engineering Formulator
* Electrical Formulator
* Electrical Professional
* Engineering Professional
* Environmental Engineer Formulator
* Finance Formulator
* HVAC Formulator
* HVAC Pro Formulator
* Hydrology Formulator
* Mechanical Engineer Formulator
* Martin's Engineering Tools of the Trade
* Plumbing Formulator
* Real Estate Investor
* Water and Waste Management
Major Suppliers of multi-media to educational institutions, MultiEducator's History on the Go Series includes text, audio, video, original documents, photos, maps, and more.
History on the Go Series apps currently available:
* American Dreams - Documents and Speeches in American History
* Word History Documents
* US Battleships
* The Battle of Gettysburg
* The Civil War - America's Epic Struggle
* The Constitution and Federalist Papers
* US Aircraft Carriers
* US Cruisers
And finally, comprising their Pocket Tools line of apps are Auto Buyer and Personal Formulator. Auto Buyer is a free app that combines the many financial tools and key safety and mileage information needed to decide which car to buy. With nearly 30 formulas, PFormulator will calculate tips, how much a new purchase will increase a minimum credit card payment, etc.
"With the release of our Finance Formulator 2.5 update, we are on target to have all 36 of our iOS apps iPad native within 60 days," stated company President Marc Schulman. "The most successful product launch of any computer device, the iPad has been quickly adopted by professionals in a myriad of fields, and it is our goal to support those users with this update program."
* iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
* Universal Application
* iOS 3.1 or later
* 2.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Finance Formulator 2.5 is $4.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in New Rochelle, New York, MultiEducator is a privately funded company founded in 1994 by Amy Erani and Marc Schulman. MultiEducator's goal is to enable students to learn history in a completely new way. Throughout MultiEducator's years in business, the company has continuously expanded its services and product line. In the summer of 2008 the company sold its HistoryShopping site to concentrate on the content part of the business. It then started its newest division developing software for the Apple iPhone and iPod touch. In October 2008 it released its first iPhone application, Formulator. As one of the earliest producers of multimedia software, MultiEducator has been providing schools and the general public with rich, compelling history software for almost two decades. Copyright (C) 2008-2010 MultiEducator. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.