In addition to numerous application updates, Cobi has recently developed an Android, web and iPhone app for Volkswagen Team Assist (commissioned by Amsterdam based FONKmobile), a Samsung TV app for News24, and our internal product division has created an iPad app called Sticky Art.
Team Assist is a driving schedule application for amateur football players in the Netherlands. The app gives users an overview of current and future games directly from the KNVB. Players can access the latest information about the games; see which team members are playing, the location of the next game, who is driving and where and when to meet.
The News24 application is the first locally developed Smart TV application in Africa. It allows users to access news content on their Smart TVs and navigate to stories or sections of interest using the remote as a cursor.
Sticky Art lets you design sticky-note art using your iPad. You can either create the design manually, or use the trace feature to convert a regular image into a sticky art. The app allows users to customise the window size, zoom in and out to get perspective of how the design will look and email or print the design from your iPad. A design inventory is also shown on your design so that you know how many stickies you need.
The News24 app is accessible from the Samsung Apps Store via the Smart TV UI
As always, the Cobi developers have been busy over the past few months.
The latest releases span from an interactive game to a news app.
PimPamPet is a well-known question-and answer game from Jumbo Games, a Dutch founded jigsaw puzzle and games company. The project was commissioned and managed by Amsterdam based mobile agency, FONKMobile, who met with us in Cape Town earlier this year.
The game needs to be played in 2 teams, and the iPad and iPhone apps make use of the touch gesture to spin the wheel, complete with realistic sound effects. Regular outbursts of “Pim!Pam!Pet!” accompanied the development of these apps and now that they’re completed the office is feeling rather quiet!
The iPad app developed for BusinessDay has been long in the pipeline and seems to have been well received. Marc Forrest of MarcForrest.com reviewed the app and said “If you own an iPad I highly suggest you get this app. By far one of THE best daily’s I have seen on the iPad.”
BusinessDay is South Africa’s most influential and respected business news and analysis source, offering incisive coverage of business, politics, labour and other current affairs, written by the country’s award winning journalists.
MWEB’s Nokia app is now available on the Ovi Store! The app was developed as a WRT widget and is compatible with S60v5 and the majority of S60v3 Nokia devices.
Ever since upgrading one of our iPhones to OS 4.0 we’ve been having a tough time getting the compass to work again. With 3.1.2 installed it worked amazingly well; but since updating it either constantly showed the message that it requires calibration, or gave an inaccurate account of where North is.
I was a bit skeptical that the update could’ve caused the issue but nevertheless as a last resort we rolled back to 3.1.2 and…it amazingly did the trick. Gripping stuff…haven’t seen any other accounts of people having this issue as a result of 4.0; but hopefully its something thats resolved in due course.