November 16, 2009 in Finance (E)
[prMac.com] Vancouver, Canada - Sugarware Technologies today announces iCoin Canada 1.0, a Canadian dollar money counter for the iPhone and iPod touch. iCoin counts Canadian coins and bills by letting users tap, swipe and shake their iPhones. The application features real coin and bill photos (scaled down) and plays realistic and entertaining coin and bill sound effects. It also displays coin denominations to guide those who are unfamliar with Canadian currency.
iCoin Canada is intended for visitors and newcomers to Canada, as well as Canadians wishing to count their loose change. It is especially useful for waiters collecting tips, store owners calculating their end of day cash balance, and children and youth who wish to learn Canadian currency and personal finance or determine their piggy bank balance.
iCoin Canada has been very well received by its initial users and viewers of its YouTube Demo Video. It has received an enthusiastic initial reaction from iPhone application reviewers. Mike at iPhoneInCanada.com says: "What a great idea. I love this app".
* Choose between realistic coin photos or coins with $ denomination labels if they are unfamiliar with Canadian currency
* Add/subtract any number of coins or bills at once by using a spinning wheel or by tapping a coin/bill icon
* Clear the balance anytime by shaking the iPhone or tapping the CLEAR button
* The balance is automatically saved on exit, so users can start and exit the application anytime without losing their information
* Automatically expanding scroll wheels make it easy for users to add large number of coins/bills
* Free Lite version of iCoin Canada is limited to coins (no bills) and allows adding of up to 9 coins of each denomination
* iPhone and iPod Touch 2.2.1 or later
Pricing and Availability:
iCoin Canada comes in both a full version ($1.99 US and Canada), and a free Lite version. Both applications are available on the App Stores in Canada, US, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand starting on Monday, November 16th, 2009.
iCoin Canada was developed by Dominique at Sugarware Technologies, an iPhone development company located in Vancouver, Canada. Sugarware Technologies was founded in spring 2009 and focuses on developing highly usable iPhone utility applications. The initial motivation for developing iCoin Canada was to provide Olympic visitors to Vancouver an easy way to navigate the Canadian currency. Dominique is one of the few female iPhone developers in what is frequently described as a very male dominated field. She enjoys changing public perception of what a typical iPhone developer looks like - that is tall, slim and wearing high heels, of course. All Material and Software (C) 2009 Sugarware Technologies. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S., Canada, and/or other countries.