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For the last few weeks we have been working on an App for NVR and Rikspolisstyrelsen (National Police Board). We are very proud to announce that it was released on the App Store yesterday evening. The App which is named Viltolycka provides a unique service to its users, warning them about known areas of wildlife accidents.

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Teamwork

Everyone at Mindbite was involved in the development and it has been a good example of our teamwork strengths. I have been responsible for coding the app and Kim has been responsible for all graphics and design. Alexander, Marcus and Therese was a great test panel providing useful input in both look and feel.

Yesterday the entire team worked hard putting the finishing touches to the app, so that the final release would be as good as possible.

How it works

The app monitors your current location and every time you move it sends location data to a Web Service at www.viltolycka.se. The Service responds with coordinates for every wildlife accident that has occurred near the location.

Every accident is marked with a red circle on a map and if three or more accidents has occurred nearby the app sounds an alarm, alerting you that you are entering a risky area.

Data Source

Since the beginning of 2010 we have been working with Rikspolisstyrelsen on a web project that is used for reporting every wildlife accident in Sweden. So we have a massive database containing almost every wildlife accident since january 2010.

Get it!

Search for viltolycka in the App Store or click here.

xcode

In December 2010 I took the step over to the Apple side (some call it the dark side) at home. Why? The iMac 27” screen is one of the best screens in the world, but also because of my curiosity. I have been a Windows-user since Windows 3, so I thought it was time to try something different.

A few years back my fiancée bought a Macbook, and since then our home is equipped with iPhones and an iPad. So the last thing to do was to throw out the PC in exchange for an iMac. Don’t get me wrong, I love the PC and Windows, and it’s what I use at work.

This of course opens up a new world, because now it’s possible for me to develop iOS apps. So in December I downloaded Xcode and started programming. Now I find out how good Microsoft.Net really is. Developing in Xcode is everything but simple. The language Objective-C is one of the strangest programming languages I’ve ever came across. Another strange thing is that UI design and programming is separated in two different applications, not integrated as Visual Studio. In the upcoming version (Xcode 4) UI Design and programming is integrated though.

During the Christmas holidays I tested iOS development a lot, and a couple of weeks ago our company Mindbite registered as an iOS development organization, so you can expect a Mindbite App in the App Store in the near future.

This was a short post about iOS development at Mindbite, but it will be followed up regularly.