iConverse version 2.2 now available on app store!

May 13th, 2010

After a lot of hard work taking suggestions from our users we are happy to announce that iConverse Version 2.2 is available for upload. The feature we are most excited about is the ability to record voices! Recording will work on iPhone and iPod Touch devices with a compatible microphone accessory. In addition we have also:

* Added more voices!
* Added the ability to re-order tiles
* Added the ability to turn editing off (done via the settings application)
* When editing is turned off, view custom tiles 6 to a screen

Please visit http://www.converseapp.com for more information on updating or purchasing the application.

Hannah Rose Knows App, live on App store

March 11th, 2010

After great teamwork and development process, Xcellent Creations is happy to announce that the Hannah Rose Knows Application is now available on App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch.

This application includes storytelling, a coloring book mode and many great books to choose from through in-app purchase.  For more on Hannah Rose Knows you can visit creator Patrice Gendleman’s website http://www.hannahroseknows.com.

For more on the Hannah Rose Knows for the iPhone/iPod Touch please visit our link on the App store.

The Denver Post

September 5th, 2009

Xcellent Creations was featured in The Denver Post on September 5, 2009 in an article by Andy Vuong. 
“Denver developers hatch iPhone applications, some make it big”.
Xcellent Creations was interviewed, and some of our iPhone apps featured.

Walt Mossberg Features iNetwork Test in 3G iPhone Review

August 6th, 2008

Xcellent Creations was featured in The Wall Street Journal on July 9, 2008.

There is nothing that will make your day more than seeing your app screen shot by Walt Mossberg in the Wall Street Journal.

Online Version here.

Print Version:

iPhoneDevCamp Colorado

August 2nd, 2008

Today was a fantastic day for iPhone with developers from across the world meeting and networking. Here in Colorado at the ID345 co-working space a fantastic group of speakers shared their wisdom on a variety of topics. Brent Simmons discussed NetNewsWire, Bill Dudney talked about Core Animation on OS X, and Patern Making, CO. discussed their fantastic game, RADIUS. We presented our iNetwork Test Native Edition and discussed the previous Web App version. All in all an excellent day!

iNetwork Test Launches New Site

June 10th, 2008

iNetworkTest.com has been refactored. The web application for iPhone has been moved to http://www.inetworktest.com/iphone_content. The main site now utilizes IP geo lookup to plot results on Google Maps.

Users can also create their own accounts and store their results to be plotted on a custom map. This improved platform was designed to allow for new Mobile Network Testing applications on the iPhone and Android platform. These new applications will be more accurate and work at the lowest possible level of the software stack as allowed by the various SDKs.

iPhone SDK Native Application Development

March 7th, 2008

Apple, Inc. announced and has made available a Software Development Kit for the iPhone. The excitement in the Mac/Mobile development community was best summarized by long time developer and friend Buzz Andersen:

“I don’t think we’ve seen such entrepreneurial enthusiasm for ‘native’ apps since, what, the 80s?”

Xcellent Creations, Inc. has the SDK in hand and will be porting its popular iPhone Web Application, iNetworkTest, to run natively on the iPhone. We have many ideas on how to improve our web application to deliver more accurate Network Test results and an improved interface. Stay tuned for screenshots from our beta.

Supporting Arapahoe Rescue Patrol

February 10th, 2008

A while back a friend of the companies approached us about getting a site online for the Arapahoe Rescue Patrol.

The Arapahoe Rescue Patrol is a search and rescue team based in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Composed entirely of young adults currently in high school, the members of the Patrol have provided “free search, rescue, and emergency services for the citizens of Colorado’s front range and throughout all of Colorado” since 1957.

Xcellent Creations, Inc. is proud to provide free hosting and support for this organization. Daniel Murphy of the organization has built an outstanding mashup using open source technologies including WordPress and Gallery to power their web presence. If your interested in learning more you can visit the site here.

Xcellent Creations, Inc.

January 24th, 2008

In 2001 I sat down with a good friend to start a company. Our aim was to produce affordable websites and provide hosting to small businesses. My friend had other interests and moved on, but I kept the name around and for the last 7 years have done work under the moniker from time to time. On January 15, 2008 I formalized the business further as a Corporation in the State of Colorado, and will be pursuing it full time.

Xcellent Creations, Inc. core business will continue to be affordable web application development for small businesses. In addition we will be providing consultative services on topics such as hosting infrastructure and Internet marketing. As an early adopter of Ruby based web frameworks, Xcellent Creations, Inc. is in a unique position to guide the growing number of companies adopting these technologies. Development of mobile technology, specifically iPhone focused, will also continue. The success of our iNetwork Test iPhone web application has shown great revenue potential for the iPhone platform and opened up some unique marketing opportunities.

Danielle will be coming on full time to lead our video editing and graphical design initiatives. This will create even more value for our customers as we will be a one stop shop. Services on this side will include video production for Internet, DVD, and Television.

2008 will be an exciting year for sure, and I would like to personally thank all of the companies and customers who have made this transition possible.

Congratulations MySQL

January 16th, 2008

Today Sun Microsystems announced that they will be acquiring MySQL AB, makers of the open source MySQL database. This is a great announcement for those two companies as well as Xcellent Creations and its customers. MySQL is the backbone of all Xcellent Creations web application and other solutions. Congratulations MySQL!