Check out this new iPhone app I designed for coffee lovers

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Chuck, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Chuck macrumors regular

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    Hi guys,

    Been a while since I've chimed in here at MR, but I've just finished a new app with some guys over in the UK who did the programming for it.

    It's called 'Home Barista'. It's basically teaches people how to get the most out of their home espresso machines, and iPhone users can take photos of their efforst which are categorised into galleries based on coffee type. Hope you like it.

    If you do decide to buy it, I'd be so grateful if you'd leave a nice review. :) (it's amazing how hard it is just to get noticed on the App Store now that there's almost 20K apps there).

    Click here to see the product page on the web.
    Click here to go to the app on the App Store.

    Here are some screensnaps...

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    Chuck.
     
  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Looks top-notch. Good job. I'd buy it if I didn't pay other people for my coffee ;)
     
  3. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Ouch $3:eek:

    Pretty app but you do realize I pull this info up on my iPhone using wikipedia for free?

    To each his own I guess.
     
  4. return7 macrumors 6502

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    haha keep getting it free :) $3 is less than a burger these days though! (unless u get those 99c specials! ;))
     
  5. Chuck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmmm, yeah but wikipedia doesn't keep a gallery of your progress, plus we have some updates planned that will use more of the inbuilt iPhone/iPod Touch features, which will hopefully further distinguish Home Barista from simply visiting information based websites.

    But thanks for the feedback on the price, because any feedback is always appreciated! :)
     
  6. laserfox macrumors 6502

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    Wow that made me feel for a cup of coffee right now! Looks great, though you should def have an introductory price of 99cents before going up to 3 bucks. That way you get the early adopters who will review and help you debug the errors, then people crying foul over a buggy app that costs more than a buck.
     
  7. akame macrumors member

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    well-designed app. Is there a free lite version available to let pple try before buy?
     
  8. redman042 macrumors 68030

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    I see you have the "flat white" on there. Nice. Since you are the coffee expert, can you tell me if they make this anywhere else other than Australia? That's where I've had it. It's the drink I try to duplicate at home. Here's one of my better ones, made on my Gaggia manual machine.

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  9. Daremo macrumors 68000

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    Brilliant app, and at $2.99 it costs less that a cup of coffee at Starbucks. Very nice!
     
  10. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    My Dad would love this, he's a big coffee fan, and i reckon im going to grow into the taste.

    Hot Chocolate Section in a future Update?
     
  11. Chuck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice work! You'd probably enjoy the gallery feature if you're already taking photos of your coffees! :) I'm not sure if flat whites are made commercially outside Australia, though the difference between a flat white and a caffé latté isn't huge. Having said that, I prefer a flat white.

    And if the app is useful enough to you, you'll make better coffee than paying for it there! LOL... I was thrilled to see our first US iTunes review was actually from an ex-barista at the afore-mentioned establishment. ;)

    I wouldn't rule it out. We are adding mochas pretty soon (sorry for that omission guys!), plus there are some more cool feature updates we've got planned too.

    Thanks for all the positive feedback everyone. If you know anyone who has a home espresso machine and an iPhone, please let them know about Home Barista won't you! :)
     
  12. Chuck thread starter macrumors regular

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    Flash demo now available at www.homebaristaapp.com

    Just a quick update for you if you were wondering how the navigation flowed, I've spent quite a few hours today creating a demo of the app to go on the product website here.

    So if you'd like to see something of how the user interface flows, have another look at homebaristaapp.com now that I've just finished uploading it. :)
     
  13. LostLogik macrumors 6502a

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    That'll be me then, but sorry, I'm not dropping $3 on this, as pretty as it looks. Besides, I think I cheat on the home espresso machine bit to a degree anyway, mine is a Nespresso, so all my coffee comes pretamped etc. in vacuum sealed capsules. I just choose the variety of coffee I want (I keep about half a dozen different types in the house at any one time), pop in the capsule and switch on the machine. Does away with that messy ground beans bit ;)
     

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