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jeff

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It is my extreme pleasure to announce that after a huge amount of work by Edgar Dohmann and Wayne Racinowski, the Bushing and Tube data is now available as an app for iPhone and iPad.

Search the App Store for "penturners" or "bushing" and you'll see it.


I am short on time right this minute, so I'll have to let Edgar and Wayne chime in here with more information, but I wanted to make this big announcement as soon as I knew the app was available. I will mention that one of the most awesome features of the app is that updates to the data are automatic. The app checks with our server frequently to find out if new data has been posted. This allows us to add and correct data quickly.

Edgar and Wayne, THANK YOU! This is a GREAT ASSET to the penturning world.
 
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I enjoyed writing this app & I hope it will be useful for our members. Much credit goes to Wayne though for all his hard work in building the bushing & tubes charts these past several years. I have spent a couple hundred hours of time writing the app, but Wayne has probably spent thousands of hours generating the data that makes this app possible.

The app includes a help screen that explains all its features and I have written a User Guide that Wayne will post in the IAP Library shortly. Feel free to post any questions that you might have & please, let us know if you notice any errors or discrepancies or if you have any suggestions for improvement.

Edgar
 

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Besides a searchable & sortable representation of Wayne's Bushings & Tubes charts, the app has a few "extras":

1. It includes a drill bit converter -- you can enter a drill bit size in fractional inches, decimal inches, millimeters or gauge bit size (107-1 & A-Z) and the app will instantly convert to the other 3 units.

2. You can email or print (via Air Print) info on any selected kit.

3. It includes supplier's instructions for some of the kits. When instructions are available you can view them in a zoomable & panable display and include them when you email or print kit info.

Edgar
 

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The app is initially being offered as a free app for an early Christmas present to our current members. It will become a paid app for a nominal 99 cent fee on Jan 1.

All proceeds from app sales will go to IAP.

We may run free specials or offer free redemption codes from time to time.

Edgar
 

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Wow! It works great! I tried the search function by putting in a tube size and it listed all the kits. I also tried the drill bit converter. Everything was great!
 

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No android love?

We have nothing against Android or any other platform. It's just that I am an iOS developer and at my age, and after nearly 50 years of software development, I have no interest or desire in learning any more computer languages or operating systems.

I will be glad to assist anyone who is capable of developing apps on other platforms.

Edgar
 

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Brilliant!

Besides a searchable & sortable representation of Wayne's Bushings & Tubes charts, the app has a few "extras":

1. It includes a drill bit converter -- you can enter a drill bit size in fractional inches, decimal inches, millimeters or gauge bit size (107-1 & A-Z) and the app will instantly convert to the other 3 units.

2. You can email or print (via Air Print) info on any selected kit.

3. It includes supplier's instructions for some of the kits. When instructions are available you can view them in a zoomable & panable display and include them when you email or print kit info.

Edgar

Very nice! Thanks so much to all of you for your hard work and dedication on this app!
 

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Thank you both for your hard work, like me, I'm sure everyone appreciates the hard work and ease it will make for us............again, THANK YOU !!!!
 

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I have a "mac" and I am unable to find it.....

Terry,
The app will not run on a Mac computer. It requires an iPhone, iPad or iTouch with iOS7 or later. Send me a pm if you are unable to download it to one of those type of devices.

Edgar
 

lorbay

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Wow. What a lot of freakin work. Great job you guys.i used to use the sheets in the library which are a bit cumbersome. But this app is sweet.
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Got too old an iphone, but will give a look on my ipad!

I'll be interested in some feedback on the iPad version. The larger screen provided more flexibility for screen layouts & presentation. The functionality is identical to that of the iPhone, but there are some subtle differences in the displays.
 

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WOW !!! Just downloaded it. Full of information at your fingertips. Incredible work by two amazing gentlemen !! Thank you both so very much!! Regards, Doc:)
 

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Thanks guys! Just loaded it and went through it about 3 times... Put it next to my iGotCharts app(from Edgar). Wow, lot of work you guys put into this. Really like the instructions for kits. Had started a notebook with kit instructions but, had not kept it up. Now all I have to do is bring out the iPad or iPhone to the workshop with the instructions now at my fingertips!
Thanks again, Jeff
 
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Paul in OKC

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Put it on my iPad mini. AWESOME! Great job, guys, and many thanks. I have thought that listing the pens so individually was overkill, but then again not every one (read me!) knows what hardware is similar by a different name. Well done, and thank you for your efforts in putting this together!
 
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