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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mobile is addicting

So in light of my inner geek, I'm embracing the need for way too many mobile apps. How many times have you gone to the yarn store only to realize you're not sure how many balls of yarn you need for your pattern? Or maybe the yarn you wanted is out and you need a different one, so the numbers are different. So you need that pattern, but you didn't print it and bring it with you. That's me every time. Though, I tend to take it another extreme even. Half the time I don't even know what I'm planning to make when I get there. I'll find a cool yarn and then wonder how much I need for a shrug, or a hooded blanket, or such.

I could look it all up on the web, but that is a pain. My eye sight isn't what it used to be and that text is TINY! Apps can be better, so I do have a few that are yarn-company specific (Lion Brand for one). But what I really want is to take Ravelry.com with me into the shop. But even that text can be tiny and the links near impossible to click with my clumsy fingers. Just getting to my favorites list can be a pain. But Ravelry will not have a mobile anytime soon.

So I made my own. This one gives a nod to the Twitter feeds and Facebook page, but mostly it has a page that takes me directly to LARGE links to my Queue, Favorites, Library, and the pattern search pages. It's not flashy and it's really just a basic web page, but it makes it much easier for me to get to the list I need in a pinch.

The app works on an iPhone, Windows phone, or Android platform, so technically ought to run on my Kindle Fire, too, if that has service in the shop. Talk about your sweet deals. Now here's hoping that I can take advantage of it and actually do some stitching soon. It's been too long.

1 comment:

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