I did a movie to demonstrate my app and I want to know if it's good enough?

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  1. guyg macrumors member

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    "Perfect Timing" by Orba Squara...

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    Guy,

    That looks cool. I would be happy to take part in a beta if you need some testers.

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    Cheers.
     
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    Guy,

    Let's say I use a different app than Apple's "Messages" app to send texts. Can your program be configured to use that app? If not, that would be something to add as a feature. It would be even better if you could pick a texting app for each contact.

    What are your plans for new features? what will be in the next version?

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  8. guyg thread starter macrumors member

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    It's a good idea but I need to check if Apple allow it in the SDK.
    in the next version I am going to add to the Setting an option to choose the text alignment (for the right to left languages), I will add an option to edit the order of the groups.
    Do you have more suggestions? Did you try the app?

    Thanks,
    Guy
     
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    Guy,

    The movie is ok. It shows the key features pretty well but the quality/focus of the footage could be greatly improved. Try to use fixed or manual focus mode, if you have it on your camera. If not, try borrowing a friend's camera with that ability. Ideally, both your camera and your iphone should be completely fixed/steady. It would greatly improve your demonstration. The Apple's iphone commercials are a perfect example of that. Watch them closely a few times and notice how everything is perfectly steady.

    Also perfectly illustrated in the iPhone commercials, is the need to tighten your editing, by trimming all the non-action (footage where absolutely nothing is happening) out of your footage. In fact, if you really trim your editing you could probably easily fit your whole demo into a single loop, or at the most 2, of the music you are using, which would be a great improvement over what you got right now.

    Movie aside, I really, really like your app. It does a great job at addressing many of the more annoying shortcomings of the iphone's address book/dialer app. I just downloaded it and I will work with it over the weekend. Expect more honest feedback from me.;)

    My first contribution: Nothing makes your app looks more unprofessional than bad spelling left inside your app, especially on your buttons - the button that comes up when you click on the Top 5 says: "It's makes sense" when it should say: "It Makes Sense".

    2nd. Consider giving an option to customize the Top 5 list to a Top "whatever number" list. Or at least a Top 5, 10 or 20 list. ATT has recently started offering their own Top 10 free calling list, for example.

    Better still, consider having one of your default groups (you already have Family , Friends and Work) be a "Top 5 and/or 10" group that would AUTOMATICALLY be created and continuously updated by your calling history! Now that would be a wow feature!

    But so far you started very strongly. Keep up the great work!

    More to come...

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  10. guyg thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks JM!

    It's a good feedback and good ideas, especially the automatically group and I will fix and add those options in the next update.

    Thanks,
    Guy
     
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    I am considering to add this to my app and I want to do a little survey: Do you want that the first group will be an automatically group updated by calling history?
     
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    No. The first group should be user definable. If you add this feature, make it optional and allow the user to choose where it shows up.

    The user should be able to reorder the groups at any time after they have been created.

    Let the user be able to create and delete groups. The minimum number of groups should be 1. If you need to limit the number groups, pick a number like 9. But don't show all nine pages.

    Since there is a small limit to the number of pages, have the list wrap around at the end instead of stopping. You might want to make that an option.

    Give the user the option to alphabetize the groups.

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  13. guyg thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,
    Thanks for the feedback. I am adding an option to reorder the groups in the next update.
    I didn't understand what did you mean, you can put as much contacts in each group as you want.

    Thanks,
    Guy
     
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    Guy,

    When you swipe to move from the first group to the second and the third, etc., it now stops at the last group. You then have to swipe back the opposite direction to get back to the first group. Instead, when you swipe past the last group, have it wrap around to the first group.

    Make this "wraparound" feature an option.

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  15. guyg thread starter macrumors member

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    Good idea! I will add it in the next update.
    Thanks,
    Guy
     

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