” - Charles Bukowski, 16-bit Intel 8088 chip (1985)
with an Apple Macintosh you can't run Radio Shack programs in its disc drive.
nor can a Commodore 64 drive read a file you have created on an IBM Personal Computer.
both Kaypro and Osborne computers use the CP/M operating system but can't read each other's
handwriting for they format (write on) discs in different ways.
the Tandy 2000 runs MS-DOS but can't use most programs produced for the IBM Personal Computer
unless certain bits and bytes are altered
but the wind still blows over Savannah and in the Spring the turkey buzzard struts and
flounces before his hens.
Facdatum is an independent developer of apps for iPhone and Android. Here's a selection of the apps we have built.
Everyone can have an app! Those clever guys at Fotoura recognized that anyone with content to publish could benefit from delivering the rich experience of a Fotoura-style app to their users, so I set about converting the original app I built for them into a virtual application builder. Sign up at AppBuilda and build your very own app.
The average teenager sends over 3,000 texts each month! We know they also like playing games. A friend of ours had the idea of sticking these two things together - so we built Chibichuz. Chibichuz is a unique virtual friend that can live on your Android phone, and evolves and grows as you send texts.
The photography geeks at Fotoura have some great ideas for image based apps. The first that we worked on together, aptly named Fotoura ,is a regular "what's on in photography" - enabling the photography community to share and discover photography based exhibitions, courses, competitions, walks and talks in their local area.
When travelling away on business, my wife would often get the kids to write messages or choose photographs that she would then place in dated envelopes so that I would have something to look forward to each day to read from home. This was the inspiration behind the iPhone app MissYou.
I received a number of requests for functionality that would take StoreIt beyond it’s original vision of providing an easy to use app for managing data on the move. As people started to use StoreIt within their businesses, this needed features such as field constraints, conditional fields and calculations across fields and records. I duly obliged by releasing StoreIt Pro.
During development of StoreIt, it is sometimes nice to be able to test SQL running directly on an iPhone without going through the process of building the code into the application. This gives a good idea of performance that you wouldn’t get running the same SQL off the device. For this purpose, I built a little tool called SQLite Database Console for creating and querying the iPhone's native SQLite databases.
Some StoreIt users started asking if it could be used to build other apps. WhatWhereWhen was built as a demonstration of the features of StoreIt and as an example of how data centric iPhone applications could be built quickly using StoreIt as the platform. It's also a useful tool for anyone that wants to record stuff they have seen - rail fan, bird watcher, nature lover,...
When the iPhone first hit the streets, I noticed that a lot of topic specific database applications started to appear, covering things like To Dos, Expenses, Customer Information, Diet Progress, Time Billing, Shopping Lists, Mileage Records and so on, but there were few tools available that allowed users to create these database applications for themselves. StoreIt was one of the first such apps to appear in the AppStore.