The Taiwanease App is on sale in the iTunes App Store now!

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The Taiwanease App is on sale in the iTunes App Store now!

Postby maoman » 24 Apr 2012, 10:30

It took a week longer than expected, but our app is finally out! :discodance:

Here's our Press Release:

Taiwanease.com, a website created for Taiwan’s International Community by a small team of long term foreign residents, has just released the eponymous app “Taiwanease” on the iTunes App Store.

The Taiwanease App is an essential tool for international living in Taiwan. Access our massive database of events listings and venue addresses with or without an internet connection. Fast, sleek, and intelligently put together, the Taiwanease App is elegant in its simplicity. Whether it’s Nightlife, Shopping, Dining, Hotels, Art, Theatre, Events, or Addresses and Maps, the Taiwanease iPhone Application puts all you need to know about Taiwan at your fingertips.

Key Features of the Taiwanease App include:
  • Up-to-date Event Listings
  • Thousands of Directory Listings in dozens of categories, from Restaurants, to Accommodation, to Travel.
  • A “Near Me” feature to tell you what’s close by.
  • A “Favorites” function that stores all your preferred locations in a handy list.
  • Full Screen Taxi Cards that tell your driver exactly where you want to go in Chinese.
  • Maps that will pinpoint your current location, even in a moving vehicle, as well as your destination. If your taxi driver is taking “the scenic route”, you’ll be the first to know!
  • Up to date contact information for restaurants, including addresses in English AND Chinese, clickable links to websites from within every listing, as well as “one-tap” phone dialing.
  • Emergency Numbers, for Police, Fire/Medical, English Directory Assistance, and the Foreign Affairs Police.
    MRT Maps for Taipei and Kaohsiung
  • An “Add an Establishment” feature that lets you instantly submit a venue to our directory right from your phone!

The Taiwanease App is available on the iTunes App Store now, for only $2.99.


If you like the app, please leave a review in the iTunes App Store, thanks! :notworthy:
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Re: The Taiwanease App is on sale in the iTunes App Store now!

Postby milkalex » 24 Apr 2012, 11:08

You really want money for that? Why not support it with ads or make it like 99 cents or something..2.99? really?
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Postby Taffy » 24 Apr 2012, 11:13

The other ad-supported apps of this sort around for Taiwan are crap, to be honest. Personally I'm happy to pay for a useful curated app that offers quality information for less than a Starbucks coffee - I've only had a quick look at it so far, but I like what I've seen. Worth it, for me.
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Postby tango42 » 24 Apr 2012, 11:16

Got it.
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Postby irishstu » 24 Apr 2012, 11:31

milkalex wrote:You really want money for that? Why not support it with ads or make it like 99 cents or something..2.99? really?


2.99 is what? Like, 99nt? Less?

Seriously, you're moaning about a one-off payment of (less than) 99nt?
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Postby milkalex » 24 Apr 2012, 11:53

irishstu wrote:
milkalex wrote:You really want money for that? Why not support it with ads or make it like 99 cents or something..2.99? really?


2.99 is what? Like, 99nt? Less?

Seriously, you're moaning about a one-off payment of (less than) 99nt?


Why not make it free and charge allycats and co? Maybe they even get money from them already?
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Postby Nuit » 24 Apr 2012, 12:41

maoman wrote:Here's our Press Release:

...The Taiwanease App is an essential tool for international living in Taiwan.


Essential? Really? Absolutely really essential? I think I'll carry on getting by without it.

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Re: The Taiwanease App is on sale in the iTunes App Store now!

Postby ceevee369 » 24 Apr 2012, 12:48

I'll give it a try and buy it at 2.99 if it is available either on the Belgium of US store.
I do hope it is publicity free for that price though? I hate banners popping up when an app is payable

And please - NEVER EVER start playing the decrease / increase pricing game as many apps do.
Today 2.99$ - in a month 0.99$ than for free , followed by 3.99$ :no-no:
Needless to say the International community would not appreciate this.
Wishing you success - and thanks for creating this app with your 3rd party developers ! :thumbsup:
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Postby Belgian Pie » 24 Apr 2012, 14:48

Shouldn't this go in Taiwanted ... ? :D :raspberry:
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Re: The Taiwanease App is on sale in the iTunes App Store now!

Postby ceevee369 » 24 Apr 2012, 17:28

First observations;
The initial update after downloading took less than 90 seconds on 3G which seems fast. Not sure how many kb has been added on top of the 6.5 Mb standard app or what info came extra.

Likes :
The taxi cards are the USP ! Like built-in flash cards hehe
Detailed info , Easiness to use , can self add establishments , can add places to favorites folder. Emergency tap to call (but risky pushing it by accident if no second confirmation screen...)

Dislikes / suggestions :
A home screen using the icons on the bottom would be neat. "Regions" as home screen is odd/ not sexy.
I'd add in a next release the possibility selecting the background color for the App (the blue-ish looks cheap- old style Dopod Windows 6.5, but that is a personal perception)
When using the map locator - would there be a possibility linking it to google maps, allowing to set directions?

As sustainable income & awareness generator - the App could be further developed to send push notifications.
Not the type of annoying "lady's night @ ..." but specific timely offers by included establishments. PM me Maoman if we can talk business :thumbsup:

Beauty errors ?
"Hospital vs. Clinics" ? why the diversification (as in TW they are all hospitals no?)
One "hostess bar" hehe - what's in a name? boo-boo perception for simple soul tourists confusing Taiwan with ThaiLand . ("country clubs' in certain countries are truly low esteem hostess bars )

keep up the good work :thumbsup:
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