Island Apps announces the availability of Garden Buddy for the Iphone Gardener

Island Apps is proud to announce the availability of our first Iphone App on the Itunes App store. The app is called "Garden Buddy" and it's purpose is to help the math challenged gardeners among us quickly and easily perform garden math.
April 28, 2010 - PRLog -- an American owned Philippines based Mobile software development company has released its first App "Garden Buddy" on the Itunes App store this week, it is a tool that helps the math challenged Gardeners among us with some of the most common "Garden Math" needed for ordering bulk gardening materials planning ponds, and many other common tasks.

Matthew Trachtenberg CEO and Founder of Island Apps had this to say:
"We have are very proud to have our first App approved by Apple in just a couple of days, it is a major milestone for our company and I am extremely proud of the entire team for their hard work and dedication to this goal. Garden Buddy 1.0 is an Iphone App that automates some very common Gardening and lawn Math calculations, because it's a Mobile App it is available anytime to a gardener both out in the garden or at the garden center.

Garden Buddy is currently the only App that provides this functionality in a mobile device.

We are already 80% through with version 2.0 which will add some significant features, such as using the Iphones GPS and location services to help gardeners find nearby suppliers as well as several other new and extremely useful tools.  All current customer will receive a free update to version 2.0 when it is released.

Our Metric EU / UK version is also on track for release worldwide in earl;y May 2010.

Our targeting of the Gardening market for our first App was not an accident , the industry and number of new gardeners is exploding this year, with many seed supplier running low on seeds and garden centers all over the world running out of supplies, In these times of economic uncertainty people are more in control of their own food supply if they have a garden.

The timing of our release of Garden buddy is very good as it is springtime in both the north America and Europe."

Mr Trachtenberg also indicated that upon request Island Apps can supply interested journalist with a promo code that would allow them try out Garden Buddy for review at no cost.

Interested Journalists may contact Island Apps via the company website:

Garden Buddy can be purchased directly from within Itunes or from the web by following this link.

Product description:

Garden Buddy is a handy little App that simplifies common lawn and garden calculations.

This first version of Garden Buddy is for the North American market and uses inches, feet and pounds, and cubic yards as it measurement units, a EU / UK metric version will be available soon.

Garden Buddy 1.0 includes the following tools:

Area calculator
(Provides square feet for round, rectangular and triangular gardens)

Mulch and topsoil calculator
( calculates number of cubic yards to order for a given area and depth )

Plant quantity calculator
( provides number of plants required to fill an given area with standard spacing)

Sod calculator
( Easily calculates how many pieces and pallets of sod to order for an area)

Fertilizer calculator
( Provides quantity of fertilizer to apply based on soil test)

Pond calculator
( Calculates number of gallons , recommended pump size and liner size based on measurements)

Materials coverage quick reference
(Provides a handy reference table of coverage of various materials for a given area and depth.)

Planting Data on 47 common vegetables
(Includes  planting months, row spacing, plant spacing, how much to plant for a family of 4, and days to harvest when planted from seed.)

All these tools and information are made available right on your Iphone, right when you need them, out in the yard or at the garden center.

Your suggestions for the addition of new tools and calculators are welcome and all updates are free to all purchasers of version 1.0

Everybody needs a Garden Buddy.

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Island Apps is a newly formed company, founded in early 2010 by Matthew Trachtenberg an American Expat who lives full time in the Philippines.

Matthew Trachtenberg currently serves as CEO and founder of Island Apps.

Mr. Trachtenberg has 20 years of experience in corporate America with many of those years involved in software development related tasks and he has served in a wide variety of roles.

By locating in the Philippines Island Apps is able to access the large highly skilled English speaking talent pool, while at the same time reducing its costs, this allows us to be very cost competitive compared to similar companies based in the US or EU.

Island Apps produces Apps and Games primarily for the Apple Iphone, Ipad and Ipod touch devices . Island Apps provides outsourced Iphone and Ipad Apps development services for other companies.
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