Nebulous Notes, my Dropbox text editor for the iPad/iPhone, is available now!
by phil on Tuesday Aug 10, 2010 3:43 PM
Apple just approved my latest creation, Nebulous Notes, which does one thing, and one thing really well: edit text files in the cloud. If you're like me, you are constantly editing text files, and based on my survey of all the available tools out there, Dropbox is the smartest way to backup your files and access them anywhere.
Nebulous Notes lets you edit your text files that are stored on your Dropbox. Here are some screenshots, see for yourself:
Reviews have already started to trickle in! Here's what AppAdvice.com had to say: "This is quite possibly the best tool for any writer, blogger, or journalist that needs to get work done on-the-go, and also live by Dropbox, which is one of the easiest ways to manage files in the cloud."
If you're a developer, I've also open-sourced the file management interface, which shouldn't take no more than an hour to integrate into your iOS apps. For example, if you have an app that lets you record memos or organize photos, rather than forcing users to FTP their files off their iPhone, or have to email the files to themselves, or sync to their iTunes, you can just let them save to their Dropbox accounts. To find out more, check out Nebulous Controller.
thompson_gunner said on August 15, 2010 8:54 PM:
Hello Phil. Been a subscriber to your news feed on Bloglines for several years. Saw this ad for iPhone development -- thought you might be interested. It does say local to Mass. though.
BeerAdvocate Seeks Local Developer for Mobile Apps
We used to get requests for an iPhone app. Now we get demands, on a daily basis, and requests for an Android app are increasing. Trust us, it's more than clear to us that there's a demand and a subsequent "need" for us to create a BeerAdvocate iPhone and Android app.
And while we've done some preliminary thought and structuring of an iPhone app, unfortunately its progress has been quickly outpaced by the growing demand; due to busy lives, and we apologize to everyone who's been patiently waiting.
Good News: Plan B
We're now switching to Plan B, which is to actively seek a professional local developer/team to help us develop, launch, and maintain a BeerAdvocate iPhone app; and soon after, Android. This app aims to be the ultimate beer app available on both platforms; focusing on not only helping users find what they're looking for, but also bringing people together using the latest social media concepts, some new ones, tying it all into BeerAdvocate.com, and then some.
We're also interested in creating an app for BeerAdvocate magazine.
So if you're a local (within Boston's 128-Belt) professional developer/team/agency that's willing to explore this opportunity over some beers ... drop us an email w/ some info on your work; please don't post in this thread w/ links to your work; email us.
If we dig your work, we'll be in touch.
Again, thanks to everyone for their patience ...
--- Some background
# BeerAdvocate basics
* Founded in 1996, re-launched in 2000 as BeerAdvocate
* Owned/operated by Jason and Todd Alström; brothers/only two paid employees
# Core site stats
* 12 million+ page-impressions per month and climbing
* Nearly 1 million unique visitors per month
* Nearly 375,000 registered members
* 300-400 new users per day
# Core mobile usage (% of total traffic)
* 9% iPhone (1.5% iPod/iPad)
* 3.6% Android
* 1.4% Blackberry
* Approaching 60,000 Twitter followers
--- More available over some beers
T. said on November 14, 2010 10:07 AM:
Thank you very much for this application, the brightness control is simply amazing to work in a dark room.