Thursday, 4 April 2013

Building an APP - Giveaway



G'day All,

There are so many APP's out there, but not very many on embroidery, so my son (a techno lad) and I are going to build an APP - called of course - Arlene's Crafts. It will include free tutorials of stitches, and elements of some of my creations. With an 'in market' tool to buy a full class if you wish.

Not to say I have enough to do, but I am in the early stages of building the APP for IPhone, IPad, and Android devices. But I need YOUR help.  I need some feedback, suggestions and researchers.

First of all I need to do some market research, are you interested?   If yes, and you agree to sign a confidentiality agreement, (governed in the state of Queensland, Australia) then send me an email with your details, where in the world you live. Once I receive this I will send you a survey form.

Then hopefully shortly after we've collated the information and designed the app, I will send you a link to download the app (in it's early stages) and you will do a test run and send feedback to us. This may happen a couple of times, depending on feedback and bugs in the APP.  We hope to have the app approved by Apple by the end of the year.

The app is going to be a FREE app, with some 'in market' tabs. Here's an example of what the pages may look like. This would be one of the Free stitch tutorials.

 And of course my 3D butterfly will be one of the first free tutorials on the app.

If you don't want to be part of the research and development of this APP, but would still like to leave suggestions, please leave a comment and everyone who does (including those who wish to participate) will go into the draw for one of my latest creations - 'Hopper-grass'. An up coming class soon on Joggles.

Entry closes next Friday evening 8.00 pm 12th April (Australian Time).

Arlene

21 comments:

sudukc said...

Would love to be a part of this. I have an Android based tablet and phone.

Cynthia said...

Hi Arlene, this looks like a great idea. I have the C&T app and I use it all the time. I would be happy to help as a tester for you.

I have an Android.

Cynthia Green

Hillside Threads said...

Hi Arlene
Anything that encourages people to become interested in embroidery is worth considering, go for it.

Elizabethanne said...

How exciting, & what a fantastic idea. Keep me posted on its progress. I would love to get this app. About time there was a great app :-) I should see if my son is techno enough to make one with my works. We could together build a new revolution in embroidery technology :-) Hugs Elizabeth xxx

Faye said...

Arlene, how adventurious of you and you lad... I would love to be apart of this with you, I'll send my details to you...

Mary Sawyer said...

Oh I wish I had one of those devices so I could test it for you. Almost makes me want to go out and buy one. LOL
It would be so handy to have the stitches with me all the time, instead of having to carry a book.

Mary in Oregon

margaret said...

sorry Arlene cannot help here as I think to have apps you need a mobile phone that has internet access?
My phone is just a basic that makes calls and texts. best of luck I am sure there are masses of embroiderers who will be able to participate.

Julie said...

Arlene -

I have an android and I'd love to test for you. I'm happy to accept your NDA. I also have access to many other devices (including possibly a Windows 8 phone soon) through developer friends.

Anonymous said...

Hi Arlene
would love to be a part of this. My email address is jenny.horsley@yahoo.com.

I have an Android phone.

Pol Denise said...

I'd be interested, synchopatedhoover at gmail .com

Margaret said...

I would be interested in this app. I have an iphone and I can borrow my husband's ipad if you need me to. I'm in the US
-Margaret St. John
mstjohn at silverthorn .org

Maddie Can Fly said...

This is a great idea. As a lefty, I'd like to see the stitches done from the lefty point of view. I have an ipad and will be watching for this

Suztats said...

This is a great idea, Arlene, and \i wish you much success with this new venture. Unfortunately, where I currently live, none of these devices work....sigh.....so I can't help with feedback.

icia said...

Is your app be for any phones or for specific phones like Iphone?
I hate when an app comes out and its only useable for the Iphone, I have an android phone.
Patricia

icia said...

I would love it if you're making one that could be used across all phones. I get very frustrated when you see an app that is only for the Iphone and not android???
patricia

Pam in IL said...

I'd be interested in helping. I have an android phone and tablet as well as an ipod touch.

Darlene said...

I would love to be a part of the survey for your new app.

Darlene in Michigan, USA

Connie said...

Arlene, What fun! I'd like to help you with this. I have an android phone.

Arlene White said...

If you have said yes to this request, and haven't received an email from me in 24 hours, can you please email me. My email address is at the top on the right.

Arlene

Mary Sawyer said...

Does this app work with ereaders. I just bought one, so I am still new to what works and what doesn't.

Mary in Oregon

Jen said...

Hi! Arlene. That is wonderful I wish you every success. I have an iPad