Bucket List PRO – She’s ALIVE!

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Born to be wild. Live to outgrow it.

~Lao Tzu

Bucket List PRO   Ver. 1.0 (Born for adventure on 8.3.09)

Well, from inception to iTunes, Bucket List PRO has been it’s own great life experience. A real adventure.

After upload to Apple for approval, we waited a few weeks then received a “rejected” status due to a strange API issue that even confused our developers. Once that was sorted, we waited another few weeks. Then, finally, the app went “LIVE” but, wait… that’d be too easy. It didn’t actually go live-live!? Yes, as luck would have it, iTunes was having issues and what typically takes 4 hrs once you get the “Live” status turned into 30 hrs plus before our bouncing baby, B.List PRO showed her face in iTunes.

Ben (see Virtues app) would be proud. How patient we have been.

So there you have it folks, Bucket List PRO. While all of our Apps have been very fun to conceive, design, build, use and test. The real joy comes from user feedback. Yes! After all this time  – we’re eagerly anticipating your feedback.

NOTE:
There is an immediate issue out of the gate with the twitter link which is designed to update/share your progress with your B.List item. At the same time the update shares a hyperlink meant to direct readers back to the app to check it out. The link currently does not work. This affects us not really the user. The user updates work to Twitter nicely.

Stay tuned for more Equilibrium fun!

-mg

“Ready for Sale”… It’s Alive

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He that can have patience can have what he will.

Wild experience indeed waiting for the App to go through QA and become “ready for sale.” Not because we didn’t know it’s a strong App but because this is our first time through the process. Strangest thing was we posted this for review on 4/9/09 but it didn’t go live in the iTunes store until about 7pm PST last night. Add to that we received a notification it was “ready for sale” in the form of an email around 3pm PST yet it was nowhere within the store until hours later. Good info to know and may be worth putting that in the email my iTunes/Apple friends! We thought something was amiss with our app or the store.

Now the fun part begins, sharing the news and marketing the App as well as gathering feedback! The press release will go out early next week and we’ll have an ad on www.zenhabits.net in about a day or so. Thanks Leo! RE: feedback, we’ll probably be posting a form on this site and i’m hopeful we’ll get some quality feedback at the iTunes store as well.

I can tell you we’re already planning several slight tweaks and feature improvements for the next version — to be listed later. At this point, we just want to enjoy the moment and watch what happens when people begin to put Ben Franklin’s 13 Virtues — his simple and powerful daily tracking methodology in action.

I believe it was Gandhi who said, “We must become the change we wish to see in the world.” Frankly, (no pun intended) it’s never been easier with Virtues! To practically and easily apply Benjamin Franklin’s unique methodology (to powerfully tweak our Virtues and habits) AND have the ability to customize said Virtues, the capability is now literally within our grasp.

Thanks too, to everyone for supporting the development process and providing quality feedback along the way.

until next time,

-mg

btw: oh, please feel free to share this post or iTunes link with your friends who might have an iPod or iPhone and be interested. thanks.