Monthly Archives: December 2012

Opening a Facebook page on iOS

One of the last features that we’ve added in our iOS version was a link to our Facebook page. While developing this feature, we had encountered a little problem.

When you are trying to open a Facebook link on a device that has Facebook app installed on it using the following command :

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@”http://www.facebook.com/[YOUR_PAGE]“]]

you will end up opening the Facebook app when it displays the last page you accessed and not the requested page.

So how can this be solved?

The solution is that you have to change the Facebook url, instead of including [YOUR_PAGE] name in the link, you have to include your page id. In order to get [YOUR_PAGE] id, you should run the following url:

https://graph.facebook.com/[YOUR_PAGE]

By running this url you will get the following JSON answer:

{

“id”: “XXX”,

}

After extracting the “id” field from the JSON, you can now create the final URL and forward the user to it:

[[UIApplication sharedApplication] openURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@”http://www.facebook.com/[id]“]]

By the way, from what I checked, this feature is not IOS version dependent, I’ve tested it on IOS 5 and IOS 6. Also you don’t have to open it as openUrl:, you may also use UIWebView in order to complete this action.

Jane V

Chief App Developer

Price Rhythm

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Version 2.0 Now Available For iOS

We are glad to announce that our new version for iOS (iPhone/iPod touch) is now available on the iTunes store. The new version includes the following changes:

1. Improving product local stores mechanism
2. Adding full product specifications
3. Allowing the user to set up shopping profile for better shopping recommendations
4. Now the user can add personal notes/thoughts about products.
5. Performance improvement
6. Support for the IPhone5 screen

As usual we welcome your feedback and invite you to shop a little smarter.

Price Rhythm

Personal Shopping Advisor

 

Visit Us at AppNation IV

We are glad to announce that we will be demoing our app in the upcoming AppNation IV conference. The AppNation conference will be held on December 11-12 in San Francisco at the Moscone West conference center. We will be demoing our app on booth F29 inside the Flurry village  on December 11.

AppNation IV

AppNation IV

If you would like to hear more about Price Rhythm, talk to us about possible partnerships or just give us a feedback, then you are more than welcome.

To schedule a meetup feel free to comment here, tweet us or use the our contact page.

Looking forward to see you at the AppNation IV conference.

Price Rhythm Team.

Your Personal Shopping Advisor.

 

 

 

Version 1.3 Now Available for Windows Phone

We are glad the announce that our new version (1.3) is now available for both Windows Phone 7.5 & Windows Phone 8. The changes in the updated version are:

  • Getting prices from local stores
  • Full product specifications
  • Allowing the user to set up shopping profile for better shopping recommendations
  • Now the user can add personal notes about products.
  • Get the latest deals through the live tile
  • New and improved barcode scanner
  • Performance improvements as well as bug fixes

The app is available for free in the following link.

Attached are screenshots of the new version.

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Price Rhythm

Personal Shopping Advisor.