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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Ad-driven "Lite" version launched!

I think this comic is relevant.

Some people just don't like to pay for apps.  I'm usually one of you, but now that I've seen how much work goes into creating a functional app, I have a bit more sympathy for the developers. 

Nevertheless I understand where you're coming from and I'd like to get this app to as many people as possible, regardless of whether or not they can pay for it.  To that end, and to avoid excluding those of you who can't spare an extra $0.99, I created a LITE version. 

If you're searching for it, it's called "SplitTheCheck LITE"  It's free, but is limited to 5 people with 5 items each, and displays a rotating ad banner at the top of each page.  It still has the same functionality as the full version, and should work nicely with small groups of people who don't eat very much.

Like an app?  Remember the developers - click on an ad every now and then! 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Official Launch!

SplitTheCheck! v1.00 broke onto the Android Market this morning at about 9:45am PST.  The development team, consisting entirely of myself and a large mug of coffee, couldn't be more proud.

This is a simple app that aims to remove the awkwardness associated with dining out with a large group of friends.  We've all been there, having a great time, loving the atmosphere, and trying to find a covert way of asking the server for separate checks.  Since no one wants to be "that guy", no one asks for it and a single giant check arrives at the table.  You stare at it, hoping someone else will pick it up and split it for you.  You rack your brain trying to remember everything you ordered so you can estimate how much you should contribute.

This simple app allows the user to input all the information straight off the receipt, break it down by individual name, and generate a simple summary for each person at the table.  It's not the fanciest app in the world, but I believe it will be incredibly useful.

This is the development blog for the application.  This is the best way to leave your thoughts, comment on features you like or don't like, things you'd like to see added, etc. 

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