July 29, 2011 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto, Toronto - Independent software developer Richard Ebbs has introduced IfOnly 1.0, app for iPhone. Had the people who bought the original MacIntosh 512K when it was released in January of 1984 also spent the same amount of money on Apple stocks, those stocks would now be worth well over $347,000 dollars. Wow! The Apple IPO was in December 1980 and at a split-adjusted price of $2.75. It's now hovering around $400.
IfOnly is the app that tracks what the user would be worth had they invested in Apple stocks at the same time and dollar amount as their computer purchases. IfOnly will total the accumulated stocks, fetch the recent stock price and update the "net worth" on a daily basis. The user can add items that weren't made by Apple such as a HP laser printer, Radius monitor, Syquest drive, or maybe even the date and costs of that first wedding that didn't work out. Perhaps the stocks would've been worth more than the alimony!
IfOnly helps the user build up a list of purchases by navigating through a comprehensive Apple software and hardware list, which also includes the release date and retail price of all items. The user can select the month and year of their purchases and override the price paid so even used items can be entered and tracked. IfOnly has it's own built-in historical share price data set and updates the current Apple stock price from the net every time the program is started - giving the user a daily tally of their IfOnly net worth.
Journalist Nick Bilton published a recent article in The New York Times on this very subject but at the time he wasn't able to say "there's an app for that!" Now there is. IfOnly is the results of Jim McNeil (a long time Macintosh user) wanting to know the answer to this question. Unfortunately, Jim did not purchase Apple stock as well. His current IfOnly "net value" is $2,521,000. Programming for IfOnly is by independent Canada-based developer Richard Ebbs.
Canclone Services was established in 1999 in Toronto, Ontario Canada by Jim and Candi McNeil and incorporated in 2003 and continues to be active in meeting the needs of many corporations and organizations of all sizes. Canclone Services Inc. specializes in graphic design, optical disc duplication, replication, packaging, digital printing, and media transfers. Concentrating on the needs of small and medium sized business, Canclone offers the unusual service of short runs of die cut packaging for the disc industry. Canclone also works with others to develop software solutions.
* iPhone, iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.1 or later
* 1.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
IfOnly 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Entertainment category.
Toronto-based independent software developer Richard Ebbs has traveled extensively through the realms of C# development, Objective C, .NET, ASP, databases, XML, HTML and CSS. He is currently developing iPhone and Windows Phone 7 applications. Copyright (C) 2011 Richard Ebbs. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.