Review: What Should I Tip?, The Tip Calculator App | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

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· Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 in Apps and Software · 1 Comment

This is a review of What Should I Tip?, the tip calculator app by Wavelength Media, LLC that allows you to set a ‘tipping philosophy’.

What is What Should I Tip?

Simply put, it’s a tip calculator. Quickly executable, and simple to setup.

What Should I Tip? Is A Different Type of Tip Calculator

This tip calculator allows you to set your own ‘tipping philosophy’. You can choose either:

  1. Generous
  2. Fair
  3. Stingy

So…
Which of those are you? Ha ha!

Moving forward…
Within the tipping philosophy that you choose, you’re able to rate the service you received either:

  1. Amazing
  2. Great
  3. Okay
  4. Sucked

Pretty straightforward, right?

Design & Usability

The user interface is awesome because of the big buttons and the clear direction. It’s easy to determine where sliding / flicking is available, even without written directions. Because there are only a few large buttons, the app itself isn’t overly complicated, and is easy to navigate.

Application Value

During a get-together at Rush Street in Culver City a few days ago, members of our rather large group received their individual bills with a line items for gratuity already added to the bill, along with a line item to add an “additional tip”. Besides this, there was the total line & signature line (of course), as well as three lines noting 10%, 15%, and 20% gratuity options. The gratuity line item that was automatically added to our bill was actually 18%. Awesome…not.

Based on our waitress’ service that evening, a few of us probably would have opted to choose a ‘stingy’ tipping philosophy, along with a side of service meter marked ‘sucked’. She seemed like a nice person, but we rarely saw her, and when we did, we had to remind her of what we needed.

The What Would You Tip? App would have definitely come in handy.

Make sure you grab it before January 23rd, 2013. After January 23rd, the app will be available for around $.99 in the iTunes App Store.



Evernote 5 for iOS is Coming Soon! | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

An early look at Evernote 5

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· Wednesday, November 7th, 2012 in Apps and Software · 3 Comments

Evernote 5 for iOS is coming soon!
The Evernote team provided us with an early look of what’s to be expected in Evernote 5 on iOS.

We have some exciting news. Evernote’s team of developers and designers have spent months rethinking our app to make it as fast, uncluttered, and easy to use as possible. The result is the all new Evernote 5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. It’s a beautiful, re-imagined experience that puts everything you need no more than two taps away.

Evernote 5 for iOS - New User Interface

Evernote 5 for iOS Features

  • New Home Screen with updated Notebook UI & Access to Notestacks on iPad
  • Easy Access to create Quick Notes, take Quick Snapshots, and utilize the Page Camera
  • Easy access to premium features

I really love the way greater focus is given to the new note and photo capture buttons. The ‘notebook’, ‘tag’, and ‘places’ sections are now tabbed below the new note buttons with a cool new folder style user interface. And the fact that notes, notebooks, and notestacks are now distinguishable is a great boost in usability.


JailbreakCon 2012 – iOS 6

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Saturday, September 29th, 2012

A video from JailbreakCon 2012 of Pod2G discussing the future state of Jailbreaking and iOS 6.

Hmm. Jailbreaks may no longer be free…


ESPN Fantasy Football 2012 App Released for iPad | Courtney Social Media Consultant in Los Angeles

· Friday, September 7th, 2012 in Fitness · 2 Comments

ESPN Fantasy Football 2012 App for iPad was released into the wild wild App Store on September 5th, and is already getting rave reviews!
And at the same time, ESPN Fantasy Football for iPhone received the same round of updates, and a few bug fixes to boot.

App Features

The ESPN Fantasy Football 2012 apps for iPad & iPhone allow you to:

  • Manage Multiple Leagues
  • Manage Multiple Teams
  • Add, drop, and trade players, and
  • Change your lineup

App Perks

Unlike a few fantasy football apps that shall remain nameless, the ESPN Fantasy Football 2012 apps come with a few extra perks.

  • Player News & Team Highlights
  • Notifications for Injuries and Player Status Changes (injured, probable, questionable)
  • Tweets from ESPN Football Correspondents, Players & Fantasy Pros

A Few Steps Ahead

I love that the new app allows you to see how many players both you and your matchup have in each individual NFL game.

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Yep! It’s fantasy football awesomeness for your iPad.
Download it today!