Well, I’ve finally completed my Check Split app and I’m waiting for Apple to approve it. As you can see, it is a universal app which runs on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
It’s unlike any of the existing tip calculators or check splitters currently on the App Store. Rather than simply calculating the tip and splitting it equally for each person, Check Split allows you to enter an amount for any diner and it will then split the remaining amount equally among the other diners. So, now when someone protests that they should pay less because they didn’t order any drinks or when another person simply tosses in $40 and says “that will cover mine,” you’ll be able to quickly divvy up the rest.
You can enter a name and photo for any diner if you like. You can even select from your address book or Facebook friends. If you’re a developer, you will note that I’ve created a friend picker that looks like Apple’s address book picker. Eventually, I’ll release that but I have a couple of other projects I need to complete before I can complete my Facebook UI framework.
Please check out my Check Split page on AppsUtopia.com for even more details and screenshots. If you find any typos or other mistakes in the description, please let me know.
Now, for those of you who remember my icon dilemma and voted to help me pick an icon, I’m revealing the final icon.
When I tallied the votes for the previous icons, there was no consensus. Some people liked the symbolic split check while others preferred the more literal icons. Some people liked very simple designs while others preferred the cluttered icons. So it was clear that I needed to do more work to make the icon right. In the end, I’ve created an icon that keeps the clutter but darkened it so it remains in the background even at smaller sizes while placing a symbolic split check over the top.
I think this is the best of the icons and I hope you think so, too.
Thanks to everyone for helping me decide and I look forward to the time when I can tell you the app is finally on the App Store for download.