July 5, 2010 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Kiev, Ukraine - Ivan Karpan and Evgeniy Lebed today are pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of GlobeConvert Pro 1.5 for iPad, an update to their top-rated, global currency and units converter. In addition to conversion between 210+ different monetary currencies (updated live), the app converts 80+ units of measure in the following categories: area, energy, length, power, pressure, speed, temperature, time, volume, and weight. The update also adds favorites functionality, editing, and conversions management to the handsome, full screen app.
Tourists, students, and businesspeople all contribute to a worldwide travel/tourism industry that takes in over one trillion dollars annually. And it is estimated that at any moment a half million people are aloft in passenger jets. Travelers with iPhones have over one hundred currency/unit converters from which to choose. GlobeConvert for the iPhone has long been one of the top ten utilities in every one of the dozens of international iTunes App stores, including the US. Now, GlobeConvert Pro 1.5 brings one of the most popular iPhone OS utilities ever made to the iPad.
On launching the app the entire, portrait mode screen is filled by three windows on a mahogany desktop. The slim, Category window on the left contains 11 rectangular buttons, each with an icon and text label: area, currency, energy, length, power, pressure, speed, temperature, time, volume, and weight. The Converter window in the upper right is 2/3 of the screen wide, and can be populated with any number of horizontal, scrolling, unit display windows stacked upon each other. The last is the numerical Keypad window in the lower right, containing large keys for easy entry. There is no Enter key included, as all conversions are updated and displayed in real time as quantities are keyed in.
The new favorites and conversions management features allow the user to preset the conversions they use most frequently in the currency and measurement units categories. For example, the user can preset the 5 currencies they are most interested in, and upon touching the Currency button in the Categories window, those currencies will be displayed in the Converter window. Tapping any of the 5 activates it, and as the user enters a quantity in that currency, the conversions appear simultaneously in the other 4 display windows.
* GlobeConvert Pro for iPad based on popular GlobeConvert for iPhone/iPod touch
* Converts area, energy, length, power, pressure, speed, temperature, time, volume, and weight
* Converts 210+ international currencies
* Monetary exchange rates updated minute-to-minute
* Frequently used conversions can be saved permanently in Favorites library
* Simple-to-use drop-down menus allows easy selection of conversion units
* GlobeConvert Pro listed in Apple's "Hot" applications for iPad
* GlobeConvert listed in Apple's "New and Noteworthy" applications for iPhone
In addition to the app's easy-to-use interface, GlobeConvert Pro goes the extra mile to be an ultra-versatile converter. For example: temperature conversion includes both positive and negative values on the Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin scales; length calculations include both the standard and nautical mile; energy conversion is offered for ten different measures including newton/meters, BTUs and ergs; time conversion can be done between nine different measures, from years to nanoseconds; and up-to-the-minute spot prices of precious metals are listed along with over 210 different international currencies.
"We have received a lot of positive feedback from users of GlobeConvert for the iPhone," stated Co-Founder Ivan Karpan. "GlobeConvert Pro for the iPad is an application that people will find extremely useful every day while they're traveling."
* iPad compatible
* iOS 3.2 or later
* 2.2 MB
Pricing and Availability:
GlobeConvert Pro 1.5 is $0.99 (USD or equivalent in other currencies), and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available upon request.
The development team of Ivan Karpan and Evgeniy Lebed is based in Kiev, Ukraine. Leveraging their longtime experience in both project management and UI design concepts, Ivan and Evgeniy's main focus is developing powerful, versatile traveling tools for the iPhone OS, including the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch platforms. The pair hope to create an independent company in the future, with the goal of offering applications to help foster international travel and cooperation. Copyright (C) 2010 Ivan Karpan and Evgeniy Lebed. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.