Recently, while on vacation, I was pleasantly surprised to get an email from Wiley Publishing Inc saying that the iPhone Economy app had been selected to be featured in their book on Incredible iPhone Apps. This was great news.
The iPhone Economy app is one of the apps featured on the cover of the book. The app (which can be downloaded from here) is also featured in chapter 5 (which focuses on the “Finance” category of iPhone apps). In chapter 5, the book also features other great apps from the “Finance” category and this includes apps from the big guys like Bloomberg, E-Trade etc. So it was great to see that the Economy app was chosen to represent (chapter 5,) the “Finance” category in the Table Of Contents of the book.
Incidentally, one of the author’s two feature requests for the app (landscape mode support for the graphs) has already been implemented for the app. His other feature suggestion was for the ability to see news stories/analysis relating to each economic indicator.
The author, Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus has done a great job of compiling a list of incredible apps for the book and writing up a description/commentary/review for each one of the apps. He mentions that he spent several months on narrowing down the list, testing the apps, writing notes etc. The author also mentions that he tried to talk his editors out of naming the book as ‘Incredible iPhone Apps for Dummies’, but that he couldn’t get them to drop the word ‘Dummies’ from the title. Regardless, it seems like a great book for anyone who has trouble wading through the 150,000+ apps in the iPhone app-store to find quality-apps.
Of course, I should add that Wiley Publishing sent me a complimentary copy of the book and I’d like to thank Wiley Publishing as well as the author for featuring the iPhone Economy app in their book. The book is available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0470607548 , http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0470607548.html etc. and at book stores.