May 29, 2010 in Business (E)
[prMac.com] Dublin, Ohio - Apple's red-hot iPad hit the 1 Million unit sales mark in its first month and it is clear from app sales that the device is hitting a sweet spot with business users. Word processing, number crunching, and presentation apps are among the hottest sellers. But one key business app category has remained notably vacant: Project Management. That vacancy began to be filled this week with the release of Project Pad 1.0 from FourthFrame Technologies.
Response from App Store customers has been overwhelming, catapulting Project Pad into the 10 Top Business Apps, the 10 Top Grossing Business Apps, and the Top 100 Overall Grossing Apps for iPad within its first few days. "The response has been incredible," said Ty Jacobs, Principal and co-founder of FourthFrame. "Nearly every day we have people thanking us for delivering a real project management app for this exciting new platform, and congratulating us on being the first. That is a fantastic pay off for our hard work."
Project Pad's tag line is "Project Management Made Easy." Jacobs, a veteran developer and project manager who has a passion for simplicity, usability, and enticing interfaces, designed Project Pad's feature set and user interface with that goal in mind. "Any project manager will tell you that managing projects is a complex and challenging realm with notoriously confusing software," said Jacobs, "and we were determined to make it easy and fun while leveraging the unique capabilities of iPad". The initial reaction indicates that FourthFrame may have done just that.
For professionals, Project Management is a discipline that takes years to learn and the requisite tools can be daunting to use. But most people manage projects of one form or another whether at home, at work, or at school. So FourthFrame designed Project Pad with both professionals and non-professionals in mind. The rapid uptake and feedback indicates that both classes were quite eager for this niche to be filled.
* Easy to use
* Projects, Tasks, Task Owners
* Task Successor/Predecessor links
* Table & Gantt views with 3-Position split
* Independent preferences for Portrait & Landscape
* Timeline zoom in/out
* Task indent/outdent (Parenting)
* Task Percent Done
* Visual Alerts for late tasks
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later
* 2.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Project Pad 1.0 is $9.99 (USD) and available now worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Business category.
FourthFrame Technologies is a privately held company, located in Dublin Ohio, and founded in 2003 by veteran software developers to supply software talent on a contract and consulting basis and to develop exciting software products on cutting-edge platforms including mobile platforms such as iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Project Pad is Copyright (C) 2010 FourthFrame Technologies. Apple, the Apple logo, iPad, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.