Let’s pause here for a moment.
I took a computer programming class eons and eons ago (well at least a long time ago in technology chronology). I learned lots. Like the fact that I didn’t want to spend my life looking for errant semi-colons and brackets in computer programs that I wrote.
However, I thought I was a pretty hot shot beginning programmer when I created a fun little program that was like the ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books that my children enjoyed while they were in grade school. But that programming euphoria dissipated as I realized programming wasn’t for me.
While I don’t know the exact age of the woman who created the application that I’m going to talk about, I do know that I can claim her as a peer. I am SO impressed that she (at her age) knows how to develop applications for the iPhone. I’m even MORE impressed to know that she taught herself how to code for the iPhone. Let’s bow down and worship her — and give her a big round of applause. (Clap, clap, clap.)
Now. Back to our regularly scheduled post.
Dawn has created the application ItsAGranddaughter with companion programs for a grandson, son, daughter, niece, nephew, and twins.
The idea is that after you’ve been snapping photos with your iPhone of the new darling little grandchild, you can add one of twelve background designs, all of the birth stats, and then e-mail the photo to all of the folks in your contact list on your phone. (That’s grandma’s bragging on steroids!)
I don’t have pictures of our new granddaughter, Kaylissa, on my phone (because I had my camera there that took higher quality pictures). However, I did have a couple of our other granddaughter and used those pictures to try out this application. They weren’t taken when she was born but that’s okay. They will still work.
The pictures here are examples of what the program creates. (The cute pink background is my favorite background!)
This program is exceptionally easy to use. Maybe I’d better qualify that a little. If you know how to use your iPhone it is easy. (I know people who only know how to call out and receive calls on their phones. Those folks might need someone to provide a wee bit of tech support at first. But just a little bit because the program is so simple to use.)
You can find these wonderful applications at http://www.dawnkempf.com.
There’s only one eensy weensy bug with the program in my humble opinion. You can’t have a weight that is in even pounds (like six pounds even). You cannot set the ounces to zero. While that really isn’t a big deal, it doesn’t let you give the correct birth weight if the baby weighed say an even seven pounds.
Don’t have an iPhone? (My sympathies go out to you.) However, do the parents of your grandbaby have an iPhone? If so, you could give the gift of this application at a baby shower or before the baby was born so that the proud parents can be ready to shout out to the world that their little bundle of joy has arrived.
Now, I just need to get the application ItsAGrandson and then I’ll be set for the arrival of our next grandchild regardless of what flavor it is. (My phone is ready, are my children ready to give me another grandchild???)