Seeking ad-hoc testers, iOS4.1 location app
Hi, this is not a game app, but a business / CRM app with a private Twitter like features and geo checkins To help manage remote teams. We're having trouble with getting location services just right and would appreciate a few beta testers... Info at beta.fieldforceapp.com
What if you could use mobile social tools to get real-time updates from your team, check-in at customers and manage relationships across time and place?
Hi, we're looking for a few beta testers who can provide some feedback on our iOS4-based app. We are specifically testing some background update features of the latest iOS, trying to fine-tune our background location based service to balance the convenience with battery life -- no easy task!
FieldForce App Dev Team
Technical Details (In case you're into that type of thing...):
- iOS4.1 based, native UIKit
Rails 3.2 backend, running on Debian5-based VPS planning to deploy to Engine Yard
SSL encrypted communication between app and server
Push-based private Twitter-like status updates, with geo-tagging and "reply-to" feature for threaded messages
Currently using NSCoded datastore on the device, planning to move to CoreData with encryption
Extensive use of mutlithreaded XML parsing, app manages and load balances 6 parallel streams
Extensive use of location based services, including background location updates synched to the server
Extensive use of MapKit, including custom annotations and drag-and-drop functions
Local notifications driven by our server, effectively emulates Apple's native Push Location Services
Shared contacts dB, extends native phonebook with private phonebook sync-ed to server
Shared todo dB, linked to notifications with custom sound alert -- remotely set your buddy's alarm!
Introducing the concept of "Account Check-ins," with shared Account dB with geo-tagged updates
Extensive drill-downs for both visual MapKit-based and UITableView-based analysis of team activity
InApp Purchases, supporting free-to-try subscription based business model