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I created an iOS app http://ideon.co/theconverted/ as a side project. I've had hopes to be able to survive entirely on revenue from my own projects instead of relying on client work. I'm very far from that goal at this point, but the extra income is nice.

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Looks awesome, do you mind expanding a bit on how the GUI/animations were built?

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Thanks! GUI and animations are all custom. I wanted very specific multitouch capabilities that would not be practical by using standard gesture recognizers. So a lot of work went into imitating the rubber banding and momentum scrolling of the all-familiar scroll view. It was definitely worth it in my view. Said gestures manipulate two base values; origin, and scale (1D scroll and zoom.) Values on each side are defined as a multiple and an offset of the base (linear function.) All numbers on screen are basically entities of a particle system and are spawned, positioned, and destroyed according to their relation to origin and scale.

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Thanks for the heads up though! Will look into the IE8 issue.

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Thanks! Glad you like it, and thanks for thorough feedback. 1.Yeah. App lists currencies based on where you are and use timezone to determine location, iPhones usually get that from the cell towers and it's specific enough to determine current country without roaming or using GPS. 2. Might add that in a future version. 3. Quick jump menu (bottom right) might help there. 4. Area can be activated under 'Converted' in iOS settings app. Also looking into adding more categories that makes sense for this interface. 5. Tap on status bar scrolls to top. Thanks again!

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Thanks for the answers, somehow I totally missed the pyramid icon with the scaling etc. Much better now!

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Takk! Dette er første app.

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Thanks! It's primarily intended as a quick, at a glance conversion tool, like for shopping abroad or to get a sense of what they mean when foreign units are used in films, books and recipies.

It also has a precision mode to get exact values, though google and other apps are quicker for just that.

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Whoa, I welcome hn traffic! But yeah, it seems to put the site under pressure. Did handle similar traffic from reddit front page just fine though. Checking whether Rackspace is having issues.

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I mentioned Footnotify before on HN but I'm resubmitting it now as the Google Chrome version of Footnotify was just released.

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True. Opt-out would probably be a security transgression with the current scrutiny of social media.

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Hey. I'd love to try thanks! hpeikemo gmail com

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One up for the post id! 2222222

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