VoCal - Voice Calendar Push goes live Subscription Service Required for Push

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by muxbox, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. muxbox macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    After months of hard work, apple has finally passed our latest invention.

    VoCal - Voice Calendar Push, fuses a dictaphone with a calendar and can alert you using apples push notifications service.

    We believe what we have created here, is the speediest way to store and save a reminder in your busy life.

    Personally i could never be bothered to open my iCal and type in a reminder, and then kept forgetting things. Now i can just use my voice and not have to navigate lots of choice boxes before saving my event.

    You can get the app by following this link to our website which explains more about it.

    Thanks for your support.

    Not sure how to link direct to the app store.


  2. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
  3. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Which one? The one i made or the one my friend made :)

    We both think it is a 5 star app obviously, and we wanted to get the ball rolling.
  4. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Actually i just checked USA reviews and realized they are different to the UK reviews.

    Did you post us that 5 star USA review? If so thanks
  5. sinsin07 macrumors 68040

    Mar 28, 2009
    Nope, sorry not me. As I started to click on the Buy button I noticed to the right something about free, 3 months, subscription. At that point everything got foggy...,

    Edit: Big ups to your icon designer. Nicely done.
  6. normwood macrumors 6502a


    Sep 12, 2008
    In a house...duh!
    This looks interesting but not sure why the subscription rate in the US App store is listed in pounds.

  7. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Thanks for this valuable feedback. I'll try to address this issue now.
  8. OneMike macrumors 603


    Oct 19, 2005
  9. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Thanks, we like to think that aswell ourselves. It's quite hooky once you get used to using it regular.

    With regard to the USA description. Something has gone wrong as we can update all the worldwide descriptions except for some mysterious reason for the USA App Store.

    I'll place new description below as price is also incorrect.

    We've tried to keep prices low and hope to bring them even lower as we recoup economies of scale. Our push system is very robust but that has come at an expense.

    Please find updated description below until we manage to find out how to sort out the problem in the app store.

    An iPhone First! New kind of app never seen before on iPhone App Store using 3.0 Features!


    Fastest way to store and set a reminder in the App Store

    Have your messages alert you even when the app is switched off!

    A simple and ingenious tool to help you organize your everyday life.

    “The first truly usable reminder app I have ever seen on iPhone” - a successful businessman

    Using Apple's new push notification technology, VoCal cleverly fuses a Dictaphone, Calendar and Alarm system into one.

    Easy as 1 2 3

    1. Quickly record a reminder using your voice
    2. Set the time and date for the reminder to alert you
    3. Save and close the app


    Push Notifications Alerts*
    Unlimited reminders/record time
    Auto Record
    Optional Auto Private playback
    Full calendar viewer
    Play all day events
    Editable Snooze function
    Speedy Design
    Simplified layout
    Data stays private - No recordings sent to anybody
    Auto purge your old reminders
    Automatic subscription transfer**
    No usernames or passwords to remember

    Coming Soon in v1.1
    Repeat Reminders for those regular todo's
    A new alert tone
    + anything we and our users think will further improve the app

    *First three months included, subscription required thereafter at only £2.39 / $3.99 per year.
    **You must backup and restore using iTunes to transfer your subscription to your new iPhone.

    Push Subscription options:

    3 Months £0.59 / $0.99
    6 Months £1.19 / $1.99
    12 Months £2.39 / $3.99
    24 Months £3.49 / $5.99

    Cell/mobile network or wifi connection required to receive push reminder alerts.

    iPod touch requires a mic for voice recordings and a wifi connection to receive pushes

    People with jailbroken iPhones cannot be supported for this app. We recommend using apples official software for the best push experience
  10. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2008
    I can do the same, ( I think) , with my Jott app.
  11. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    What is this jott app called i would like to check it out and see what it can do


    Edit: I have just taken a look at jott. Great working concept, i wish them continued success. We here in the UK cannot get jott for some reason.

    Also i wish to know the following.

    How much does the service cost?
    How fast and simple is it to setup and use for personal reminders
    How does it alert you?

    We also have plans on introducing more exciting services but our main focus is on simplicity. No usernames no passwords, no accounts, it all happens automatically just because you have an iPhone and iTunes, we have tried to build something that everybody can use without the frills. Pro services may appear if we deem it viable and can still keep the fast simple function. We have even kept the layout of the built in iCal just so that people can navigate around easily. Were not here to compete with the major Calendars, just to hopefully compliment them.

    Again thanks for your feedback.
  12. iCAR macrumors member

    Sep 3, 2007
    I just downloaded this app and tried using.

    I can't believe I downloaded this and didn't even see that there is a SUBSCRIPTION for this APP!!!!!!

    here is a picture of the subscription page.

    Well I wasted 99 cents

    O'well, that's what I get for not reading, before buying it.

    I wish this thread started by stating "this is a subscription app"

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  13. robdam1001 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2008
    $3.95 per month
    I press the Jott icon on my iphone and get a prompt, "Who do you want to Jott?", to which I would reply, "Outlook Calendar". Then I respond to each on the questions such as "What day?", "What time?", etc. Very simple to use.

    I am alerted through Outlook and iphone calendar reminders.
  14. chrbau macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2009
    Calendar is free and its quite easy to use. I use it every day, pushes and syncs to mobile me and outlook and all my devices. with just a few clicks.
  15. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009

    Thanks for the info. Jott sounds very nice app. Obviously $3.95 per month is $47.40 per year vs our $3.99 per year but you are getting some nice features for that like syncing and voice recognition. It does sound a little slower to work if you have to prompt everything but perhaps we are competitors to Jott, just not aware of it here in the UK.

    To the other poster, I'm sorry about the subscription not being clear to you, i don't think you have wasted your money though. If you try the app and use it you may find that you like it very much.

    After much thought, subscription is the only way we see that we can afford to give a reliable service at the moment, but we try to keep the price as low as possible.
  16. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    I agree, calendar is easy to use but i found that i could improve it further for speed and ease of use. I know i shouldn't but i wanted something i could do while is was driving also.

    I'll list in my opinion the improvements:

    If you count how many clicks it takes to set a reminder with an alert, ours is much faster
    Voice is much quicker than inputting text
    Our alerts are automatically set - no need to set alert for each reminder
    When the reminder comes in we can snooze till later and select how long
    Our app has a badge count so if you miss reminder you can always catch up when you are less busy.
    Reminders stay unheard until you listen to them so it works well as a todo list

    Obviously the down side is that we have to rely on push for the alerts but we have found that it is as reliable as SMS and I'm pretty happy with SMS reliability. If the network ever goes down VoCal is designed to continue working exactly as before meaning you can go in and check your reminders and get alerted if any events have just past.

    The app also works without push subscription. Ie. you can still use the app for free just without the alerts. This can be useful as a voice diary or to make notes of your next days jobs. There is a play day button which plays your list of voice tasks for the day.

    Thanks for the continued feedback guys. I'm off to work on some new features.
  17. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009

    The app will still work without a subscription. The subscription is only for the push part of the service.
  18. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Just wanna say thanks to all the positive feedback.

    Just want to say thanks to all who have bought the app so far. We are really blown away by the sales that are happening across different countries after only 2 days in the app store.

    Were mostly getting great feedback. I am starting to get lots of requests from people with Hacked iPhones.

    IF YOU GUYS HAVE AN UN OFFICIALLY ACTIVATED IPHONE PLEASE DO NOT DOWNLOAD VOCAL AS IT WILL NOT WORK and please do not leave a bad review as it spoils it for all the officially activated users out there who are thinking of buying.

    Once you officially activate the iPhone then you can use the app no problem.
  19. muxbox thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 30, 2009
    Check out our new video showing off the speed of our app against other reminder apps

    We have just claimed the fastest way to store a quick reminder on your iPhone.
    This should increase your productivity and help you in your everyday life.

    Take a look for yourselves at this short video showing you how fast you set yourself a reminder so that you never forget anything again.


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