Home Design App Mark On Call Lets Users Trade Rooms, Adds Metric Setting

January 29, 2010 in Productivity (E)

[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - M.O.C. Interior Designer, LLC today is pleased to announce Home Interior Layout Designer - Mark On Call(TM) 2.1 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, updating their incredibly popular interior design app. Now users can publish and store their room designs on the Web and owners of the app may peruse the new "Rooms Gallery", an assembled area for all users' published rooms. From directly inside the app, users can import, customize, and apply the room designs of others to their own personal space. This gallery also lets users backup rooms, move rooms to another floor plan, create room templates, and "trade" or collaborate with other designers, clients, friends, family, or Mark On Call users.

Additionally, users may discover fabrics or finishes on someone else's furnishings in a published room, import that room, and automatically collect and apply these newfound custom color presets. A custom color preset is created when a user takes a picture using the iPhone's camera (or uses images from their photo library) of an actual finish, fabric, rug, paint color, wallpaper pattern, or flooring material and "skins" or renders them onto an item or surface in their virtual room utilizing the Mark On Call application.

The "Rooms Gallery" features a Cover Flow interface and can filter results by "Just My Rooms" or by room type. Published rooms can be deleted only by the original creator.

The application works in both the English and Metric measurement systems. The Units Settings has been moved from the device's general Settings app to the Mark On Call main menu "Design" section. Options include "feet and inches", "inches only", "meters and centimeters" or "centimeters only". Walls are always displayed in feet and inches (or meters and centimeters).

The Room Editor, where rooms can be accurately drawn and measured to scale, offers nine room shape templates, customizable with a "touch and drag" system. Not only can walls be moved, but corners can be added (or deleted) and repositioned to create precise angles. To assist with architectural accuracy, walls turn green at 0, 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees and display the degree number next to the wall measurement.

A customizable background option that can be used to represent wall paint or a wallpaper pattern has also been added, and functions the same as rendering a room item or floor surface. Users may coordinate rugs, flooring and other room items to their walls in this virtual space before actualizing their design plans.

Based on Mark Lewison's home decorating book, "What Would You Do With This Room? My 10 Foolproof Commandments to Great Interior Design", Mark On Call is truly home design in the "palm of your hand". Users can access and customize over 160 furniture and architectural elements, choose from a palette of preset color, fabric and finish options, take advantage of the easy-to-use color wheel, add snapshots of floor models corresponding to items in their room designs, create and share detailed shopping lists, and send images of their room creations via in app email. Mark On Call is an excellent tool for interior designers to help them conceptualize, design, store and shop for clients, or anyone planning their fantasy or actual living space.

Key Features of Mark On Call(TM):

* First-use (one-time-only) pop-up help screens to navigate through new and core features

* Precision touch crosshairs measure tool to instantly measure any two points in a room

* Shopping lists can be created in local currencies and shared to help with buying decisions

* Room Gallery to backup and publish room designs, move rooms to another floor plan, create room templates, and collaborate with other designers, clients, friends, family, and Mark On Call users

* In app "import" feature lets users download published room designs and custom color presets created by other Mark On Call users

* Angled and multi-dimensional wall design feature to create infinite angles, recesses, and irregular floorplan features

* Room background color option to represent wall paint or wallpaper

* Units Settings to operate in English or Metric measurement system

* Room checkout feature to apply Mark's ten commandments of interior design to a user's living space

Pricing and Availability:
Home Interior Layout Designer - Mark On Call(TM) 2.1 is priced at $2.99 (USD) and is available exclusively from Apple's App Store and works on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Minimum system requirement: iPhone OS 3.0. Please note: Mark On Call(TM) Rooms Gallery feature requires a network connection.

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, M.O.C. Interior Designer, LLC is a privately held company founded in 2008 by interior designer Mark Lewison, entrepreneur John R. Haigh, developer Karl Hartzel, and writer Sherri Houtz. Through its software applications, the company is dedicated to revolutionizing space planning and design for interior designers, their clients, and do-it-yourselfers alike. Copyright 2008-2010 M.O.C. Interior Designer, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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