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Re: Smart phone compatibility?
Posted by Administrator
6/6/2012  9:48:00 PM
A true app is on the way. In the meantime, we have what Apple calls a "Mobile Web App", which looks and acts just like a real app on the iPhone, but under the hood it's actually a fancy web page. The main difference between the two, practically speaking, is in how you acquire them.

With a real app, you open iTunes either on your iPhone or iPad, or on your computer with the device plugged in. Search the store for the app and once you find it, you click the "Purchase" button to download it, and then it automatically appears on your home screen.

With a mobile web app, you first use mobile Safari to visit our website, http://mobile.ballroomdancers.com/. You then click the export/send icon on the menu bar, and select "Add to Home Screen". An icon will then be added to your home screen, just like a regular app.

Once you start using our mobile web app, you'll see for yourself that it doesn't function very differently than a normal app. The main drawback to the web app, and it's small, is that transitions from one screen to the next lack the slick animations of a real app. That's about it. Try at and see for yourself... Why not? It's free!

If you don't like the web app, a real app is in the works. Unfortunately I don't have a date I can commit to yet, but we'll keep you posted. Just so you know, when we do release it in the iTunes store, the app will be free to download. But, like the website, there will be some free content and some premium content. An in-app purchase function will allow you to upgrade to a premium membership, and the price will be the same as our website. Your upgrade on the website will apply to the app and vice-versa.

Jonathan Atkinson
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