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MacRumors
Apr 10, 2013, 12:42 AM
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Panic, the developers behind several popular apps such as Coda (http://www.panic.com/coda/) and Transmit (http://www.panic.com/transmit/), have released a new productivity app that allows users to easily view a variety of data relevant to their lives in a single screen.

http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/04/statusboard.png
The app, called Status Board (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id449955536?mt=8#), was accidentally released (http://appshopper.com/productivity/statusboard) in December but was quickly pulled. It allows users to use the app's built-in panels to display information like calendar dates, tweets, email, weather, news and more. In addition, there are two "Pro Panels" that allow business users to use their own customized data sources.
Status Board offers a lot in a tiny package:

- Six Instant Panels
Clock --*Analog or digital, anywhere in the world.
Weather --*Temperature and four-day forecast.
Calendar -- Pick a calendar and see your appointments at a glance.
Mail --*Get messages counts, or see the latest Subject lines.
Twitter -- See the latest Tweets or the volume of tweets.
Feeds -- The latest headlines from your favorite sites.

- Three Pro Panels
Graph -- You provide the JSON or CSV data source, we make it beautiful.
Table -- Toss us some HTML or CSV data and we'll make a nice looking table.
Do-It-Yourself -- Design your own panels using HTML.

- Unbelievable Customization
Resize panels. Easily change your layout. Portrait or Landscape. Select data sources to display, configure how they're presented. The power is yours.

- Easy Board Sharing
Easily e-mail a Status Board configuration to colleagues or corporations and get everyone on the exact same page.

- Full-Screen External Display via HDMI or AirPlay -- In-App Purchase. LAUNCH SPECIAL!*
Put your data on a big, beautiful screen, formatted specifically for HDTV's. No letterboxing!Status Board (http://appshopper.com/productivity/statusboard) is available for iPad for $9.99 in the App Store. [Direct Link (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id449955536?mt=8#)]

Article Link: Panic Releases Data Visualizer App 'Status Board' for iPad (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/04/10/panic-releases-data-visualizer-app-status-board-for-ipad/)



Battlefield Fan
Apr 10, 2013, 01:32 AM
No.

SJism23
Apr 10, 2013, 01:35 AM
No.

I disagree; yes.

Northgrove
Apr 10, 2013, 01:38 AM
But not the kitchen sink?

roxxette
Apr 10, 2013, 02:01 AM
Panic are really milking it !

petsounds
Apr 10, 2013, 02:23 AM
Panic are really milking it !

Eh? It looks pretty sharp to me, and the amount of customization must've taken a fair amount of coding hours. It's reasonably priced. Whether you personally think it's worth 10 bucks is another matter, but I don't think it's fair to say they're "milking it".

roxxette
Apr 10, 2013, 02:34 AM
Eh? It looks pretty sharp to me, and the amount of customization must've taken a fair amount of coding hours. It's reasonably priced. Whether you personally think it's worth 10 bucks is another matter, but I don't think it's fair to say they're "milking it".

Dont get me wrong, i love transmit and coda :) anyway a extra 9 bucks will get you tv-out option :o

ScottishCaptain
Apr 10, 2013, 03:57 AM
Panic are really milking it !

Right.

So what we really need, is more useless game guides, fart apps and sound boards. That's not milking it at all. No, the guys who have been in this business producing Mac apps since Mac OS are the guys who are "milking it".

Attitudes like that are why 95% of the app store is rotten crap.

-SC

d0vr
Apr 10, 2013, 04:31 AM
Wow, $10 for two custom data sources and an in-app purchase to allow 16:9 ratio tv out. No thanks.

The sad part is this does look sharp and with a whole lot of tweakings could be useful in business. But I don't need to pay $10 for a clock.

amerdian
Apr 10, 2013, 05:06 AM
I 've been actually looking for something like this for a very long time, as I wanted to have my iPad display a "home screen" other than the usual home screen, with more information like news, weather etc. all in one location.

So I impulsively bought it, and it looks pretty neat, with the non-distracting black background. And I must say it does what I imagined it would do - in fact, has anyone seen any other apps like that? Combining a clock, news feed, email etc.?

I don't know if it's worth the price tag, and it does seem to be missing some key features (e.g. tap on the calendar events or email to be taken directly to the app, which only seems to work with the RSS feeds for now) but I am actually pleased with it!

HiRez
Apr 10, 2013, 05:30 AM
Wow, $10 for two custom data sources and an in-app purchase to allow 16:9 ratio tv out. No thanks.

The sad part is this does look sharp and with a whole lot of tweakings could be useful in business. But I don't need to pay $10 for a clock.

I imagine people who need a "clock" only are not really the target audience. You'd want to have some kind of custom data you wanted to display and $10 seems pretty inexpensive for that type of thing. Imagine information screens outside conference rooms at a convention for an example, posting times and results at a race track, or player stats and shot charts at the concession stand of a basketball game.

It's not something I'm going to use but it looks nice and I'm sure people will find uses for it. I can't believe people are whining about paying $10 for an app as if it were a king's ransom now. :rolleyes:

Tussen69
Apr 10, 2013, 06:06 AM
Section 11.8 of Apple Store Review Guidelines

“Apps that use IAP to purchase access to built-in capabilities provided by iOS, such as the camera or the gyroscope, will be rejected”

Airplay Support and TV Out are build in Capabilities by iOS !

Take this article for example where

http://audanika.tumblr.com/post/3764373878

where app get rejected for having "Purchase Midi Upgrade" .. How is "Puchase TV Out" any different .. there are none .

I love Panics app but they are developers like everyone else and should not get special treatment.

Mr.damien
Apr 10, 2013, 06:22 AM
Now regarding other comments, I seriously can't wait to see Apple fall so cheap people that only want .99$ apps can go away and leave us back with few to quality apps as it was the case on mac before.

bandalay
Apr 10, 2013, 07:29 AM
that MacRumors would use the image from the "big board" that Panic runs on a big LCD in house as a demo for the app.

amerdian
Apr 10, 2013, 07:34 AM
Οn a different note, the app crashes often... (Not always, but already three times in the last few hours).

Rudy69
Apr 10, 2013, 07:37 AM
Section 11.8 of Apple Store Review Guidelines

“Apps that use IAP to purchase access to built-in capabilities provided by iOS, such as the camera or the gyroscope, will be rejected”

Airplay Support and TV Out are build in Capabilities by iOS !

Take this article for example where

http://audanika.tumblr.com/post/3764373878

where app get rejected for having "Purchase Midi Upgrade" .. How is "Puchase TV Out" any different .. there are none .

I love Panics app but they are developers like everyone else and should not get special treatment.
I hope they get pulled until they "fix" this. I don't understand how they can nitpick so many things and let such blatant violation go through :/

spacemanspifff
Apr 10, 2013, 07:40 AM
I bought it this morning as it's almost exactly what I was looking for. However, that said, I think they need to add a built in countdown widget and a widget to link to the iPad reminders app too! Otherwise, it's great.

To those going on about the cost, don't be so cheap! £7 ($10) is nothing for this kind of quality app, after all it's about the same as 2 pints of beer (round here) and they'll never get as many sales as angry birds for something like this.

Not sure about the in-app purchase cost, but I guess for a business, £14 to do this kind of thing is very cheap.

Also, I'm sure that loads of widgets will start popping up to add more cool stuff to your new Panic Statusboard once the cave geeks get their furry mitts on this... :)

GoCubsGo
Apr 10, 2013, 07:52 AM
It looks like a neat app but I don't think I'm going to use it as it is intended. Paying $10 for it just to see if I may want it isn't something I want to do.

TsunamiTheClown
Apr 10, 2013, 07:56 AM
Looks like a cool idea to me. KPIs or key productivity indicators are becoming great ways for people who have data to turn it into information.

If you don't have data that you need to monitor - don't knock those who do.

MacDawg
Apr 10, 2013, 08:06 AM
It looks like a neat app but I don't think I'm going to use it as it is intended. Paying $10 for it just to see if I may want it isn't something I want to do.

I am intrigued as well, but not sure I am willing to pony up the $10 just to see if I might find it useful without more reviews

furi0usbee
Apr 10, 2013, 08:07 AM
It's 2013... why on Earth Apple doesn't have a built-in demo period/refund period is beyond me. The apps already have DRM... why not just tie a demo period to that as well? Obviously they make more money the current way, but sux for customers.

JonHimself
Apr 10, 2013, 08:47 AM
Section 11.8 of Apple Store Review Guidelines

“Apps that use IAP to purchase access to built-in capabilities provided by iOS, such as the camera or the gyroscope, will be rejected”

...

I love Panics app but they are developers like everyone else and should not get special treatment.

I read a note in one of the reviews (can't remember which, sorry) that said the first update is going to enable letterboxed Airplay as part of the app (which I take to mean Airplay Mirroring).

I think what they're then charging for is the re-sizing/re-formatting of your statusboard to the 16x9 resolution. The only example I can think of is that racing game that when you use Airplay mirroring it actually uses the full tv screen as opposed to most apps that end up letterboxed on a TV.

I could have misread that wrong or the reviewer could be wrong.

hestroy
Apr 10, 2013, 08:56 AM
And what is this good for?

Jugney
Apr 10, 2013, 09:22 AM
Section 11.8 of Apple Store Review Guidelines

“Apps that use IAP to purchase access to built-in capabilities provided by iOS, such as the camera or the gyroscope, will be rejected”

Airplay Support and TV Out are build in Capabilities by iOS !

I love Panics app but they are developers like everyone else and should not get special treatment.

They are not violating the rules. Going to the webpage for the app is educational:

Can I do AirPlay mirroring?
Yes! But it's more than mirroring: our in-app purchase enables a second screen specifically formatted for HDTV aspect ratios to eliminate AirPlay letterboxing! Your Status Board will be reformatted to look its best.

That said, we plan to add basic free AirPlay mirroring (non-fullscreen) in a future build. It'll be a good way to demo Status Board on a big screen. Hang tight!

http://www.panic.com/statusboard/

jlgolson
Apr 10, 2013, 09:27 AM
This is a business focused product. If you think $10 is too much to spend, then you are not its target market.

chuckiej
Apr 10, 2013, 09:30 AM
This is quite simply a great idea. The market will probably be mostly people who have data sources they can connect to and that may be fine for Panic. An additional $9.99 for the 16:9 screen is a little steep after paying that to buy the app. Since non-16:9 Airplay is coming soon I'm not going to complain that they are charging for 16:9.

Tussen69
Apr 10, 2013, 09:34 AM
They are not violating the rules. Going to the webpage for the app is educational:

Can I do AirPlay mirroring?
Yes! But it's more than mirroring: our in-app purchase enables a second screen specifically formatted for HDTV aspect ratios to eliminate AirPlay letterboxing! Your Status Board will be reformatted to look its best.

That said, we plan to add basic free AirPlay mirroring (non-fullscreen) in a future build. It'll be a good way to demo Status Board on a big screen. Hang tight!

http://www.panic.com/statusboard/

I´ve read it, and if the in-app where all about just reformatting the layout to fit 16:9 its totaly ok . but when I try to connect my HDMI cable to the iPad for TV out I get no picture in the app unless I´ve made the in app purchase ..

That to me is limeting the build in TV Out functionality exactly the same as music developers limiting midi out .. both violating the guidelines .. both leading to rejection from the store ..

The 16:9 reformating is pure genius because that could inspire music makers to add midi support in there app but limit the midi signal maybe to only play 1 note or something like that unless you do in app ...

but either the tv out is an in app bug thing or they are violating the guidelines .

SirOmega
Apr 10, 2013, 09:48 AM
Didn't Apple kick a bunch of these "wallpaper/clock/newsy" apps out of the app store when the iPad first came out? Here is the article from the reg (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/01/apple_boots_widgety_apps_from_app_store/) a few years ago - apps that have their own desktop and has widgets were being banned from the Apple store, but Panic comes along and does this and its ok.

tommyminahan
Apr 10, 2013, 10:16 AM
that MacRumors would use the image from the "big board" that Panic runs on a big LCD in house as a demo for the app.

Those are the actual screenshots from the App..

Its probably the same code that runs their Big Board.

TsunamiTheClown
Apr 10, 2013, 10:17 AM
Didn't Apple kick a bunch of these "wallpaper/clock/newsy" apps out of the app store when the iPad first came out? Here is the article from the reg (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/01/apple_boots_widgety_apps_from_app_store/) a few years ago - apps that have their own desktop and has widgets were being banned from the Apple store, but Panic comes along and does this and its ok.

hmm good point SO. I think that this app is definitely straddling the line of a desktopish app with the Twitter integration and the calendar stuff.

However the custom data sources probably puts it more inline with a KPI then a "alternate desktop". If you are going to use this app to its fullest extent, one would probably lose the Twitter feed and other elements in place of the custom data source views.

But in its vanilla form it does look almost like another desktop imho...

smithrh
Apr 10, 2013, 10:47 AM
This is a business focused product. If you think $10 is too much to spend, then you are not its target market.

I agree, perhaps the article should have touched on that just a smidgen.

$10 for a configurable dashboard is cheap.

roxxette
Apr 10, 2013, 01:11 PM
Right.

So what we really need, is more useless game guides, fart apps and sound boards. That's not milking it at all. No, the guys who have been in this business producing Mac apps since Mac OS are the guys who are "milking it".

Attitudes like that are why 95% of the app store is rotten crap.

-SC

Wth :rolleyes:

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Now regarding other comments, I seriously can't wait to see Apple fall so cheap people that only want .99$ apps can go away and leave us back with few to quality apps as it was the case on mac before.

Yeah because 10 bucks extra for "tv-out" is quality service too.....

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I agree, perhaps the article should have touched on that just a smidgen.

$10 for a configurable dashboard is cheap.

It is not "cheap", you guys see 10 bucks and of course is nothing but for an app like this thats too much ! Most apple apps dont cost that much fwiw and thats something considering all the products are overpriced.

Sayer
Apr 10, 2013, 03:00 PM
Wth :rolleyes:

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Yeah because 10 bucks extra for "tv-out" is quality service too.....

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It is not "cheap", you guys see 10 bucks and of course is nothing but for an app like this thats too much ! Most apple apps dont cost that much fwiw and thats something considering all the products are overpriced.

Please learn the difference between your personal opinion and facts. You don't have to pay $10 for the app, its only if you want to use it beyond just a giant widget, like at a business/school or something. Not every product ever is meant for *you* for pete's sake.

Apple apps aren't that much? What are you talking about? You mean iPhoto? Apple can charge whatever it wants, and so can Panic.

And what other products are "overpriced" exactly? Compared to stores that sell Apple products, oh wait Apple makes and sells its own products so how can they be overpriced?

You and your entitled milenial bretheren are what is wrong with the world today. You want it all, for free, and you want it NOW.

Here's my response to you: No. (prolly the first time you heard that)

roxxette
Apr 10, 2013, 03:51 PM
Please learn the difference between your personal opinion and facts. You don't have to pay $10 for the app, its only if you want to use it beyond just a giant widget, like at a business/school or something. Not every product ever is meant for *you* for pete's sake.

Apple apps aren't that much? What are you talking about? You mean iPhoto? Apple can charge whatever it wants, and so can Panic.

And what other products are "overpriced" exactly? Compared to stores that sell Apple products, oh wait Apple makes and sells its own products so how can they be overpriced?

You and your entitled milenial bretheren are what is wrong with the world today. You want it all, for free, and you want it NOW.

Here's my response to you: No. (prolly the first time you heard that)

Lol i feel sorry for you, first you didnt understand what im trying to say (typical american) and now calls me cheap :o

Btw yeah apple hardware is overpriced :) if i could have OSX without much hassle i would have jump ship looong time ago.

Software wise Apple have good prices, iwork on ios is a good example.

fwiw i love panic offerings, enjoy using prompt on ios and transmit + coda on mac.

:eek: ignored !

Mindcrime
Apr 10, 2013, 07:59 PM
Lol i feel sorry for you, first you didnt understand what im trying to say (typical american)

You could probably make your point without the bigotry.

fr4c
Apr 10, 2013, 08:26 PM
Purchased, always loved Panic and use all of there desktop apps on a daily bases.

Really interested in the pro functionality of CSV data, might work for this project I'm working on.

hob
Apr 11, 2013, 07:10 AM
We're moving office and literally just finished making almost the exact same thing, but web-based, to run on big TV screens in the new place.

This app smashes ours, except we were able to implement our branding in our custom solution... if they added the ability to change fonts, colours etc. I think I'd be all over this!

Reason077
Apr 11, 2013, 09:11 AM
The app, called Status Board (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id449955536?mt=8#), was accidentally released (http://appshopper.com/productivity/statusboard) in December but was quickly pulled.

As a developer, I'd like to assure you that it's very difficult to "accidentally release" something to the app store.

There's quite a lot of steps you'd have to "accidentally" go through.

iName
Apr 11, 2013, 09:16 AM
It also costs another $10 to unlock airplay streaming. What a joke. When's the last time people paid $20 for an app?

WordMasterRice
Apr 11, 2013, 02:35 PM
As a developer, I'd like to assure you that it's very difficult to "accidentally release" something to the app store.

There's quite a lot of steps you'd have to "accidentally" go through.

Accidentally doesn't automatically mean whoops, I clicked the wrong button. It could mean that an employee thought he was suppose to release it when he wasn't. Still an accident.

jlc1978
Apr 11, 2013, 04:34 PM
Lol i feel sorry for you, first you didnt understand what im trying to say (typical american) and now calls me cheap :o

Btw yeah apple hardware is overpriced :) if i could have OSX without much hassle i would have jump ship looong time ago.

Actually, it's not overpriced if people buy it at the given price and Apple meets its sales targets. Since you can only get OSX from Apple you have to decide if it is worth it at Apple's price point. If you buy it; it's not overpriced even though you would have liked to pay less. Apple charges what the market will bear, as well it should.

hyteckit
Apr 14, 2013, 01:19 AM
I love panic products. I've purchased Coda, transmit, and Diet Coda.

However, I can't justify buying this product. Doesn't seem all that useful or practical.