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[Off Topic] “Today I Learned” iPhone App

[Off Topic] “Today I Learned” iPhone App

by Bradley DeLorenzoMay 6, 2011

Hello all!

In a little bit of my spare time (which I should’ve put towards working on making NintendoFuse better and better, I know) I created and developed my first iPhone App called “Today I Learned“.

Granted it’s not video game based, but there are tons of video game “fun facts” in the app.

Here is my iTunes description:

How are you feeling today? Pretty dumb?

Well, now you can just tap or *le shake your way to INSTANT KNOWLEDGE. Get fun facts, tips, history, pop-culture, tech, life hacks, current events, and more.

The “Today I Learned” app compiles its content from real people posting to about what they learned that day. Each topic is elaborated on to make sense without having to click a link.

Here’s an example:

“Today I learned… that you can locate the side of the car where your gas tank is located by looking at the arrow pointing in its direction on your gas gauge.”

TIL is launching with over 2,500 factoids and will be updated every month. (No Internet connection required to access the content!)

TIL is perfect for road trips, parties, hangouts, and long plane or train rides. You can even re-phrase the topics into a question to create a guessing game with your friends.

One click sharing allows you to post what you learned today onto Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. You can also email it to a friend or copy it into an SMS message.

Learn something new every day.

I’m posted it here for two reasons. First of all I’m proud of my little App and that Apple approved it, I put a lot of work into learning some basic Object-C and compiling all the content. I’m not an iPhone developer, I got to the third chapter of a “Learn to…” book and I thought of the idea. So, instead of moving on to Chapter 4 in the book I took what I learned and put my efforts into making this app and getting it into the iTunes App store. Secondly, I’d LOVE to have you guys contribute to the App! The App (as it stands now) pulls it’s content from (manually…). I’d like to expand it a bit more for version 1.1 to include Fun Facts and things you have just recently learned in the gaming world.

Too Long, Didn’t Read (TL;DR):
Download my app for free and post gaming factoids in the comments below for the next version!

About The Author
Bradley DeLorenzo
  • May 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Woah, really cool app! I’ll have to download this in a little while. I’ll try and come up with some interesting facts and stuff later.

  • May 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Sweet, app, dude. I’ll download it and check it out soon. Maybe we can develop a NintendoFuse app now too!!

  • May 6, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks guys!

    Even though it’s a very basic App in the scheme of things, I reached my goal and I’m really happy with the end product. Though it is very simple it took a lot of nights coding and even more nights compiling the data into the random array.

    Tell your friends to download it!

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