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DiWineTaste Mobile for iPhone and iPad


 I am very glad to announce, at last, the release of our DiWineTaste Mobile app for iOS devices, therefore iPhone and iPad. The app joins the other one and available since a long time for Android systems and both offer to our readers the very same functions. We in fact tried to develop both apps in order to provide the same look and the same functions both in Android and in iOS, while implementing the respective operative and applicative features of both systems. From reading the magazine to the alcohol test, all the function of our app have been implemented and developed for the iPhone and iPad version. We wish, just like what already happened for the Android version, our readers using iPhone and iPad will appreciate DiWineTaste Mobile. On this regard, we are always glad to listen to your suggestions, feedback and comments.


 

 The release of iOS version did not exactly follow the time schedule we planned. A delay not caused by the development itself, indeed because of the natural evolution of the Android version that, of course, forced us to implement the new functions in the iOS version as well. The development of iPhone and iPad version started few months later the release of the Android app and - as it is a young project - usage and time have unavoidably introduced new functions. It was therefore right these new functions to be implemented in the iOS version and, in certain aspects, this forced us to revise and extend the design of the app. As the new functions and features were added to the development, this forced us to continuously update the iPhone and iPas version, therefore we decided to freeze the Android development in order to have a stable and definitive base.


DiWineTaste Mobile for Android, 
iPhone and iPad
DiWineTaste Mobile for Android, iPhone and iPad

 This explains the fact there have not been updates released for the Android app: the project is not over, of course; it is just a development need adopted in order to have two products having the very same features and from which continue the development. Our goal is in fact to keep the Android and iOS versions absolutely the same, in order to ensure a “common path” for both. This means we are working on new functions for the Android version and they will also be implemented in the iOS app. To tell the truth, we also had some other accidents, in particular the breaking of the computer dedicated to the iOS app development and which took some months before it was successfully repaired. It took quite a long time in which they tried to repair the computer and, finally, they decided to completely replace it, while time was going by. In this sense, I am glad to say “so far, so good”.

 I am of course happy for having finally finished the first part of the development for the iOS app and to have fulfilled the many requests iPhone and iPad users sent us and asking for DiWineTaste Mobile to be released for their devices. I wish their expectations and requests will be satisfied also by the result we achieved and they will find pleasing and handy using our app. I also wish what happened for the Android app and I hope iPhone and iPad users will contribute to the improvement of our app with their suggestions, comments and feedback. We are aware of the fact the iOS app is very young and, unavoidably, there are aspects to be improved or corrected: in this sense, it cannot be different from most of software projects and their development life cycle. I like to think of DiWineTaste Mobile the same way I have always seen my publication: a common project shared with our readers who have always showed us their significant and fundamental support.

 With the release of iPhone and iPad app we also introduced a minor change in our Wine Guide and Aquavitae. I am sure some readers will have probably noticed wine and distillate forms have slightly changed: we introduced graphic icons for every sensorial aspect in order to make both reading and browsing more immediate and easy. This graphical change is visible in every functional and applicative context of the Guides, the changes are therefore available both in the web version on the site and in both apps. The new graphic look of forms is relative only to those published from September 2014 on, whereas the old ones will not be modified. Our Wine Guide counts more than 4800 wines and the change would certainly require a quite long time. Changes that would be easier in Aquavitae, as it currently counts about 250 distillates.

 DiWineTaste Mobile for iOS and Android can be respectively and freely downloaded from Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The procedure is the same used for downloading every app, including by searching for it by entering “diwinetaste” in the search key field. The release of the iPhone and iPad app is also a way to celebrate our thirteenth year of activity dedicated to wine and distillates. A new step we add to all the past ones during this amazing journey and which led us here with you all and thank to you all. We wish DiWineTaste Mobile for iPhone, iPad and Android will continue to meet your interest and expectations. The journey goes on.

Antonello Biancalana






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