Technology at Geneseo Community School District 228
My two new iPhone Apps
My First iPhone App
I have spend a little more time familiarizing myself with mobile app development on the iPhone and now have two more approved apps on the itunes app store. The first app is called the Princess and the Goblin and is my first attempt at creating a mobile reading platform for the iphone. The app is free and straightforward featuring over 30 high res illustrations and sketches along with the entire text of the novel. Since this is a chilldren’s fantasy story I thought including full illustrations a definite must and was surprised that larger free domain literature warehouses like Gutenberg do not include illustrations. I also have hopes for this being my first iPad specific app as well since I am almost finished working on a modified version of this app that uses the better screen resolution on the iPad and includes more illustrations.
Here is a screen shot of this app from the itunes App Store.
My next recently approved app is called Emergency Dial. The concept is simple and comes from a friend of mine(Thanks Tom). How does a 3 year call for help on an iPhone? With many families abandoing landlines and only having cell phones this can actually present a real issue. This app – currently free as of this writing is straigtforward and acts like a modified Speed Dial. With a Red Phone Icon you simply go to settings and setup a special emergency number (the police, 911, relatives, etc). Then when you hit the red button this number is automatically dialed. Simple and to the point, a 3 year old can simply hit the red help phone button and help is called.
Here is another iTunes App Screen shot.