May 25, 2011 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] New York, New York - Futuremedia announces the release of RetroCalc 1.0 for iPad. RetroCalc just might be the best-looking calculator app ever made for the iPad. This collection of 12 beautifully-redesigned calculators from the vintage era of the late 1970's and early 1980's will change the way you calculate on your iPad. By simply swiping a finger across the screen, users can swap between any one of a dozen classic, retro-inspired calculator skins. Another swipe across the lower-portion of the screen, and users can have their choice of beautiful, HD photographic background textures.
As Michael Murray at the iPadder blog says, "RetroCalc is the coolest calculator app for the iPad. Period"
RetroCalc's design team surveyed the early decade of the first handheld calculators and chose 12 of the most iconic designs from that era to re-create in 3D. Each of these designs provided the inspiration for these beautifully rendered, realistic iPad calculators which all live inside a single iPad app: RetroCalc.
Jennifer Kerry, of Futuremedia says, "There's definitely a strong feeling of nostalgia that makes this app so appealing. Technology moves so fast, we sometimes forget that things from just a few years back are already vintage classics. And they're really beautiful. Some of these original calculator designs are really beautiful ... like something from an old science-fiction movie".
RetroCalc's price-point on the iTunes app store is also appealing. The app sells for an extremely tempting $0.99 (USD). Not bad for an app that's worthy of your iPad dock.
RetroCalc Feature Summary:
* Calculator app featuring 12 true, multi-function calculators
* Multi-tasking! Preserves state between sessions
* Preserves display and memory data when switching devices
* 17-digit scientific notation on all models
* True order of operations. (SQRT(9) 2*5=13) (Unlike some other calculators on the App Store)
Customized by you:
* Swap calculator faces and backgrounds
* Your choice between dozens of combinations
* Audio feedback control, and choice of alternate audio soundsets
* All Calculators digitally re-modeled in high-resolution 3D
* Randomize faces and skins on startup
* Or pick your favorite calculator/background combination and save it
* Supports portrait and landscape orientations
* The best calculator app for iPad. Coming soon for iPhone
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 8.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
RetroCalc 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category.
Futuremedia is a privately held and rapidly growing digital-content network focused on niche categories and serving millions of pageviews per month. The company was founded in 2008. Multiple properties are slated for release throughout 2011-2012. Futuremedia is active across a broad range of content areas - ranging from online financial news, to entertainment and popular health and lifestyle publications and mobile applications. Copyright (C) 2011 Futuremedia. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.