GiftShopper 1.1 for iOS – Featured, Stylish Gift Management App

By on Jan 7, 2012 at 4:46 am

Budapest, Hungary – The Gamma Project today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of GiftShopper 1.1, a major update to their stylish app for collecting, organizing and sharing your gift ideas. The app tracks your purchases and ensures that you stay within your gift giving budget. It’s ideal for Valentine’s, Christmas, Hanukkah, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduations and other special events. GiftShopper will keep all your gift ideas and spendings clear, organized and instantly comprehensible. You will never forget a person or a gift again.

GiftShopper has been featured by Apple as New and Noteworthy in the USA, Canada, Australia, and several other countries, and it’s been consistently praised for its simplicity and effectiveness by users.

This update allows users to share application data across multiple devices. Now you can maintain your person and gift lists on your preferred device and then simply e-mail it to another device. The GiftShopper-specific attachment will be opened and imported by the app. If similar data entries are detected, the app intelligently let’s you decide how to proceed. There are two options:

1.) Skip existing entries, and only merge those which are not yet on the given device, or
2.) Overwrite everything.

GiftShopper shines in its simplicity of usage and design, while providing an outstanding user interface. With a clean user interface, the app includes no instructions for use; all operations are intuitive and trouble-free.

You can easily manage your gift lists in four simple steps. When first starting the application, you get a straightforward instruction to enter your gift budget. The app automatically retrieves your home currency from your device’s settings, so you don’t ever have to bother with it.

Once your budget is set, another hint will instruct you to add the persons you want to buy gifts to. The UI to enter the recipients is very lean and easy to use: you can type in a name, or select a person from the iPhone’s Contacts, which is a handy addition. After adding the recipients, composing the gift list is also very simple: just add the gift’s description, price and a photo – none of these are mandatory, though. For example you might want only to record the photo of the planned gift as an idea. When assigning photos to a gift you can take a photo or load an image from your Photos Library.

Once the gift list for a given person is ready, you can mark items as purchased by simply tapping on the circle icon. If all items are marked as purchased, the app will automatically mark the given person with a visible checkmark. This way you can instantly see whether you’ve bought all the planned gifts for everybody.

The main UI contains all the information you need to track your gift or souvenir spending. You can instantly see how many gifts you’ve purchased, and how much money you’ve spent by person and in total. The progress bar on the top shows how much you’ve spent from the planned budget, and it turns red if you’ve exceeded it. A nice feature is that you can share your gift lists via email. The email includes your gifting database as a nicely formatted html, in plain text and csv – the latter format can be edited in your preferred spreadsheet application.

Feature Highlights:
* Very easy to use – even during shopping
* Add persons directly from your iPhone’s Contacts
* Manage your gift lists in an intuitive and easy way
* Easily edit, reorder or delete persons or gifts
* Assign photos to your gift items or ideas
* Simply tap gifts to mark them as “Purchased” / “Not yet purchased”
* Share your gift lists via email (html, csv and plain text)
* Export / Import application data across devices
* Polished user interface, optimized for retina display
* Full iOS 5 compatibility

“GiftShopper is your best companion when it comes to gift shopping and collecting gift ideas! With this app in your pocket, you can instantly check whether you are within the planned budget. You will never ever forget a person or a gift again.” – stated Developer Karoly Nyisztor

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.1 or later
* 2.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
GiftShopper 1.1 is $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.

GiftShopper 1.1
Screenshot (Home Screen)
Screenshot (Gift List)
Screenshot (Gift Details)
Screenshot (Mark Gifts)
Screenshot (Edit Gift)

Based in Budapest, Hungary, the Gamma Project team is an independent software company founded by Karoly Nyisztor. With their strong blend of design and development skills, Gamma’s passion is to craft quality 3D games and applications for the iPhone. Copyright (C) 2004-2012 Gamma Project. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.