Choco-Late, my first app

Are you late for the next meeting? Well, there is an app for that.

I’d like to introduce to you “Choco-Late” for your iPhone/iPad.  It is a pretty simple app that sends a short message to your admin/secretary that you are running behind your original schedule.  Of course, you can accomplish the same task with the existing email or SMS app.  The idea is that Choco-Late allows you to send a message without any typing.  When you are in a meeting or in a car, typing even one sentence on iPhone could be cumbersome, inappropriate, or even dangerous.  Choco-Late will do the trick with just a couple of button touches (3 or 4 touches, to be exact).  Later, I found out that there are similar apps out there at a small price, but this app is free and has the cleanest user-interface, I believe.

This is my first app that I ever published on the app store. Writing an app has become my new hobby, which I find quite exciting.  I was once a software developer in a start-up, but I hadn’t done any programming for nearly 10 years.  Given my limited skills and unfamiliarity with Object-C, I wasn’t ready for writing a million-line source code.  But I wanted to create something that people may find useful and is not a complete junk.  Another goal I had in mind was to understand the entire process of developing/publishing the apps, so I can better relate to the all those app companies that I get to meet at my work.

How did I come up with the name, Choco-Late?  I was actually quite struggling to decide what to call it after writing this app.  It was my 10 year old son, who came up with this brilliant name.  I started to teach him the basics of computer programming, so one day he will write something that’s hundred times more useful than my first app. :)

So, here it is.  Give it a try and let me know if you like it or dislike it.  If nothing else, it’s free!

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