MoneyWiz for iPad will be retina display optimised by March 16

By on Mar 8, 2012 at 5:15 am

London, United Kingdom – SilverWiz Ltd. is excited to announce today, that their personal finance software MoneyWiz for iPad is already optimised with artwork for the new Retina display. The retina artwork will be submitted via an update tomorrow, and is expected to hit the AppStore before the new iPad starts shipping.

“We’ve started redrawing all our artwork to make it twice as big, 2 weeks ago. Tomorrow – we’ll release it for approval.” said Iliya Yordanov, managing director of SilverWiz.

The new artwork will make MoneyWiz 8 MB bigger, totalling almost 19 MB.

So how does it work from developer’s perspective?
MoneyWiz consists of 189 separate images, and 192 icons. If we didn’t optimise the artwork for the new display, and you see it on the new iPad, the iOS will automatically scale the images to fit your screen, but the picture will be pixelated, because the current images are just much smaller than what the retina display can show. Just check the screenshot comparison that we made. Notice that the new artwork (right) looks sharp, but the non-retina artwork looks really blurred when scaled up to the retina size.

We had to manually re-do each of these 189 images, and also re-export all categories icons with the larger size. It took about a week, but it will be worth it for everyone who’s getting the new iPad.

The 1.3.1 (iPad & iPhone) update will also include:
* See the account name while in Portrait mode (iPad only)
* Ability to show transactions in Categories & Payees reports
* New translations – Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch, German, Korean, Swedish
* Major stability improvements

Device Requirements:
* Compatible with iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 10.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
MoneyWiz 1.3 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Finance category.

MoneyWiz 1.3
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Screenshot (Original vs Retina Comparison)
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Located in London, United Kingdom, SilverWiz was founded in 2010 by Iliya Yordanov and Maria Yordanova. A bunch of guys with big software CVs, they decided to risk it all and let go of the corporate world to try their luck on the big stage. That’s how SilverWiz Ltd. was created. They are very passionate about beauty and simplicity, and that’s the passion that drives them when creating insanely great software. All Material and Software (C) 2010-2012 SilverWiz Ltd / 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.