September 15, 2011 in Finance (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Currency Banknotes Lite can convert currencies as quickly and easily as any other conversion app in the market. What makes it unique though, is the app's special feature that showcases banknote images together with the conversion rates. Truly a first of its kind, the Currency Banknotes app displays numerous paper bill images from all parts of the globe. Users can even zoom in and out of the images to see the paper bills in full detail.
The full version of Currency Banknotes performed well in the iTunes App Store, reaching the Finance category's Top 25 in several countries including the US, Canada, Greece, Indonesia, Estonia, and Finland, after just five days of its release. It also reached the Top 100 in 22 countries. "We are extremely pleased with the app's performance, that we decided to release a light version, to give users a free trial of Currency Banknotes," said TechiXoft CEO John Nicasio. He expressed that they were confident that users will enjoy trying out the free version of Currency Banknotes, that they'll want to upgrade to the full version of the app.
The lite version of Currency Banknotes can convert fifteen currencies, as well as display paper bill images for each of the countries. Its paid counter part on the other hand, allows users to convert over 150 currencies worldwide, and displays a total of nearly 1000 currency images. The full version of the app usually costs $3.99, but is currently on sale for only 99 cents for a limited time.
TechiXoft aims to make Currency Banknotes the go-to currency converter in the App Store. "We believe that it's an app that a lot of iPhone users will benefit from. After all, everyone needs a converter app in their phone," said Nicasio.
Currency Banknotes was also designed with the average traveler in mind. "I'm just your usual and regular tourist, and when it comes to a currency converter app, I don't need charts or graphs and whatnot, I just need a simple tool that I can use. Currency Banknotes is exactly that." He furthered that the app is ideal for travelers because it allows them to convert currencies while on the go, and also gives them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with foreign paper bills before or during their trip. The app's user interface is clean and straight-forward; and the CEO stated that it's precisely the app's "no frills" quality that makes it great.
Moreover, Currency Banknotes offers a unique opportunity for people to get a glimpse of foreign cultures. "The app gives users the chance to admire the architecture, people, and traditions of other nations. You can learn a lot about other countries simply by examining their paper bills," said Nicasio.
Nicasio stressed that Currency Banknotes can be used and enjoyed by practically anyone. The CEO mentioned, "It's not just for travelers or people keeping an eye on foreign currencies. The app has a wide gallery of paper bills that everyone, from students, to banknote collectors, to your average Joe can appreciate."
Sources and Acknowledgements:
Aside from donations from friends, most of the banknote images were obtained from Banknotes.com, a popular banknote website owned and run by Audrius Tomonis. Banknotes.com is one of the most comprehensive websites for banknote collectors, primarily designed to engage individuals to learn more about collecting world paper money. According to Nicasio, "Audrius has really managed to create a good community for banknote collectors. We learned a lot from Banknotes.com, and we appreciate the help that the site has provided us."
As for the 150 currencies, Nicasio stated that the data and capabilities of Currency Banknote's converter were pulled from the Yahoo! Finance API.
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 3.0 or later
* 19.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Currency Banknotes LITE 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.
Here at TechiXoft, we aim to build mobile apps that can make your life if not easier, at least more enjoyable. We want to make your smartphone a little smarter by providing simple and affordable applications. Simply put, we make apps that make you smile. Copyright (C) 2011 TechiXoft. 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.