The emails are constant, “When is the iPhone version coming out?” Our goal was to release sometime this summer. This summer turned into this fall. I can assure you that we are very, very close – the second very only necessary because I have said ‘very close’ previously. The good news is that the version of ShopSavvy that will hit the market will be far more polished than a 1.0 release. It will be BETTER than the original Android version launched last year (and if I don’t say so, that is saying a lot). Here is a short sneak peek video I shot yesterday:
So what is the problem? It is actually pretty silly. One of our developers (i.e. our lead developer) uploaded an older version of ShopSavvy to his iTunes account last year. It came to our attention TODAY that ShopSavvy was going to be released using his personal account and NOT our corporate account. When we tried to rectify this error the iTunes store told us that the name was taken – i.e. by our developer – and that we needed to pick a new name. I reached out to Philip Schiller from Apple and asked him for help moving the name and application from our developer’s account to our corporate account and I am hopeful he will be able to help.