Today we are happy to announce that our iPhone application is live and in the app store. The iPad application has been downloaded hundreds of times in the few short weeks it has been out and we hope to see iPhone users embrace the app in a similar fashion.
Out of pure coincidence, we are releasing on the day that people are getting their iPad minis delivered. As it would happen, we ordered one extra so that we could give it away to celebrate our latest release. On top of that, we’re throwing in one year of our Premium services. That means unlimited searches, production results, well files, well logs, and more. See more about our Premium package here. So before we take a quick look at the new iPhone app, let’s go over how to get your name in this drawing.
The prize is one 16GB iPad Mini Wi-Fi only. Doing any of the following will get you one entry.
1. Tweet the following message “Check out the great #oil and #gas IOS app (iPhone & iPad) from @WellDatabase. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/welldatabase/id553328644?mt=8 #WellDatabase” OR tweet your favorite feature of WellDatabase with the #WellDatabase tag.
2. Follow us on twitter - https://twitter.com/welldatabase
3. Like us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/WellDatabase
Obviously you can only signup for WellDatabase, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook once, but you can tweet about WellDatabase as much as you’d like (although only 1 per day will count as an entry).
The contest will last for 1 week and we will announce the winner on Friday, November 9th. Good luck to all.
Those familiar with our iPad app will notice a consistent look and feel with the new iPhone app. Of course the change in form factor requires some interface changes to make things fit nicely, but the look and the feel remains consistent. Here are a few screenshots of the application and the features we’re had in our iPad version:
While we were working on getting everything on the iPhone we decided to add some new features for both the iPhone and iPad. Now you can view production charts full screen, view satellite and hybrid maps with the well spots, and print maps using AirPrint enabled printers. Perhaps the coolest feature is the ability to show your location on the map and even have the map follow you and continually update the wells in your vicinity. There have been some others that have tried at this, but give ours a shot and you’ll see how vastly superior it really is.
We are leaving this part to the end on purpose since it’s not really exciting. Due to Apple’s overly restrictive app store policies, we have had to remove the create account button from our app. Even though we were not charging to create an account on mobile devices, we were not allowed to give users access to create an account. Therefore if you are new to WellDatabase, you will have to sign up at https://app.welldatabase.com/signup before using the iPhone app. We apologize for the inconvenience and will continue to work with Apple on trying to include this functionality directly in our application.
We are absolutely thrilled with the pace the iPad app has been downloaded and are equally excited about the new iPhone app. Be sure to enter the contest for the iPad Mini and as always contact us if you have any question or comments.