A passion for coffee and all things pretty Today, my super clever husband and the boys at icelab released the wonderful Decaf Sucks iPhone app Decaf Sucks came about because they are all very into coffee, and what better way to combine the love of words, design and now iOS development into a nifty coffee review app package. The concept and website was originally built in a single weekend for the 2009 Rails Rumble.  Just over six weeks ago, Tim announced that he wanted to produce a native iPhone app for Decaf Sucks for Swipe Conference (the first iOS and Mac developers conference in Australia). This very public deadline meant that Tim was under (though somewhat self inflicted) a huge pressure to deliver. But I do think that sometimes, you do need this kind of push to get things moving. And so, for practically a month Tim was doing nothing but the Decaf Sucks app before work, after work and on the weekend. He was pracitcally living and breathing the app. Now that’s dedication! As the weeks went by, his nights started to get later and the mornings, not so much. In the last two weeks before handing the app to Apple, it was crunch time central! It was intense, exciting, scary and about a million emotions (mainly from me) all rolled into one. For about four or five nights in a row we pulled almost all nighters, going to bed at 1, 2 or 3am each night. Not recommended! I say we, but I didn’t actually do anything but be a supporting fan. Well I didn’t do any app creation, but I was tea and snack provider. I did also at occasion had to drag Tim outside to enjoy the lovely almost Spring weather. It was my way of helping! Last Monday the app was submitted, but little than 18 hours later someone reported a few critical bugs. Thank goodness for testers! And so after one more day of fixing up the bugs, the app was back in for review. Then we waited. And waited… With the conference deadline looming there was nothing anyone can do (well except Apple to approve). Tim woke up this morning to find his app was in review. A few hours later it was in the iTunes store. We were elated! I jumped up and down squealed and insisted on downloading his very first app! Of course, I actually already had it on my phone because I was a tester (I tested that bad boy to bits, finding bugs and being perhaps a little too critical. I’m a very details person, can’t help it!)  Words can’t express as to how proud I am of Tim and the Icelab crew. He’s been wanting to do this app for ages, and I’m so happy he got it out. Their app is by far the best around, in my opinion, it’s why the App Store was created, though I am very biased! The Decaf Sucks app is very pretty, simple to use and just all round freaking awesome, A++! Passion, motivation and drive may be just three words but it takes a lot to get the combination right to make headway towards your goals. It’s little steps, it’s taking a deep breath, making mistakes and although this is just the begining, it’s been a bloody good journey so far! So you all better download it now :) — Image by makenosound

A passion for coffee and all things pretty Today, my super clever husband and the boys at icelab released the wonderful Decaf Sucks iPhone app Decaf Sucks came about because they are all very into coffee, and what better way to combine the love of words, design and now iOS development into a nifty coffee review app package. The concept and website was originally built in a single weekend for the 2009 Rails Rumble.  Just over six weeks ago, Tim announced that he wanted to produce a native iPhone app for Decaf Sucks for Swipe Conference (the first iOS and Mac developers conference in Australia). This very public deadline meant that Tim was under (though somewhat self inflicted) a huge pressure to deliver. But I do think that sometimes, you do need this kind of push to get things moving. And so, for practically a month Tim was doing nothing but the Decaf Sucks app before work, after work and on the weekend. He was pracitcally living and breathing the app. Now that’s dedication! As the weeks went by, his nights started to get later and the mornings, not so much. In the last two weeks before handing the app to Apple, it was crunch time central! It was intense, exciting, scary and about a million emotions (mainly from me) all rolled into one. For about four or five nights in a row we pulled almost all nighters, going to bed at 1, 2 or 3am each night. Not recommended! I say we, but I didn’t actually do anything but be a supporting fan. Well I didn’t do any app creation, but I was tea and snack provider. I did also at occasion had to drag Tim outside to enjoy the lovely almost Spring weather. It was my way of helping! Last Monday the app was submitted, but little than 18 hours later someone reported a few critical bugs. Thank goodness for testers! And so after one more day of fixing up the bugs, the app was back in for review. Then we waited. And waited… With the conference deadline looming there was nothing anyone can do (well except Apple to approve). Tim woke up this morning to find his app was in review. A few hours later it was in the iTunes store. We were elated! I jumped up and down squealed and insisted on downloading his very first app! Of course, I actually already had it on my phone because I was a tester (I tested that bad boy to bits, finding bugs and being perhaps a little too critical. I’m a very details person, can’t help it!)  Words can’t express as to how proud I am of Tim and the Icelab crew. He’s been wanting to do this app for ages, and I’m so happy he got it out. Their app is by far the best around, in my opinion, it’s why the App Store was created, though I am very biased! The Decaf Sucks app is very pretty, simple to use and just all round freaking awesome, A++! Passion, motivation and drive may be just three words but it takes a lot to get the combination right to make headway towards your goals. It’s little steps, it’s taking a deep breath, making mistakes and although this is just the begining, it’s been a bloody good journey so far! So you all better download it now 🙂 — Image by makenosound

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