May 10, 2012 in Social Networking (E)
[prMac.com] Virginia Beach, Virginia - Indie developer John Parron today is pleased to announce ContactLaunch 2.2 for iOS, an update to his face-based, Address Book/App Launcher app. Emphasizing faces, not names, the Social Networking app features many ways to import the photos in its Address Book. In addition, ContactLaunch can launch popular apps such as Skype, FaceTime, and 18 different Twitter clients, including such favorites as Tweetbot and Twitterrific. The app can also launch the iPhone's native Phone app, along with using iMessage to send SMS, and Mail to write an email. The 2.2 update now includes the Camera+ API to import images for the purpose of creating a new contact or updating the profile image of an existing contact.
Everyone has a moment when he or she is unable to remember a person's name. ContactLaunch removes the need for learning names and focuses on what humans know best - faces. Giving a contact the perfect portrait has never been easier. Users can take a picture with their iPhone's camera or Camera+, or import photos from their Photo Library, Address Book, or Facebook. Importing more than one contact at a time is also supported.
* Send group SMS and group email
* Attach Photo Library images to emails or tweets
* Attach Facebook images to emails or tweets
* Launch Phone, Maps, Skype, and FaceTime
* Launch 18 different Twitter clients
* Import contacts from the device's Contacts app or Facebook
* Assign contacts as favorites
* Contacts are sorted based on popularity
* Search for contacts based on name
Separating ContactLaunch from most other contact managers is its ability to act as an application launcher. ContactLaunch currently provides users with the capability to launch up to 24 unique apps, such as Skype, FaceTime, and 18 different Twitter clients. The app can also launch the iPhone's native Phone app, along with using iMessage to send SMS, Mail to write an email, and Maps to locate an address.
In addition to launching apps, ContactLaunch is also a great app for sending group SMS and group email. To guarantee a group SMS or group email is sent to the correct destination, ContactLaunch lets users assign defaults for all their contacts. This is a great way to ensure a particular phone number or email address is always used. When sending a group email, ContactLaunch has the added benefit of allowing it's users to choose if their recipients receive the message as a Carbon Copy, or Blind Carbon Copy.
ContactLaunch also provides a much-needed feature that the native Mail app lacks, email attachments. ContactLaunch can attach multiple photos from the device's Photo Gallery or from Facebook to an outgoing email. The best part is that photo attachments are not limited to just emails, it is also possible to attach a photo to an outgoing tweet. Utilizing iOS 5's native Twitter integration, ContactLaunch is capable of sending tweets locally, without the need for launching a third-party Twitter client.
Supported Twitter Clients:
* Echofon Pro
* Tweetings Lite
* Twitbird Pro
* Twitbird Free
* Mobile Safari
Having a love for more than just iOS, ContactLaunch enjoys pulling inspiration from the Metro theme on Windows Phone 7. The app includes many of the same theme choices found on WP7, including two different background colors and 10 different accent colors. All of the settings for ContactLaunch can be found in the device's settings app.
"ContactLaunch for iPhone and iPod touch is a full-featured photo dialer with lots of style. Getting in touch with people is no longer about remembering names, it's about making connections." stated Indie developer John Parron. "Whether it's group email or SMS, launching one of eighteen Twitter clients, or starting a FaceTime video call, there's a lot to love about ContactLaunch."
* iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.2 or later
* 1.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
ContactLaunch 2.2 is $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Social Networking category.
Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Indie developer John Parron is a developer of iOS apps and has been in business since 2010. Copyright (C) 2012 John Parron. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.