Tuesday, October 28, 2008

MileBug Story Hits DIGG Front Page!

TheAppleBlog ran a story last night entitled, "9 iPhone Apps for Your Car" that included links to reviews for each app listed. MileBug was among those 9 apps and the story hit the DIGG Front Page for Technology just before midnight! It's still there this morning with 415 diggs. In the MileBug review, he said, "The trip log that I liked best is MileBug from Izatt International."

Very Exciting! Spread the news!

Friday, October 24, 2008

U.S. IRS tax deduction rates

July-Dec. 2008
Business: $0.585/mile
Charity: $0.14/mile
Medical: $0.27/mile

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Using Kilometers: Accessing your iPhone Settings

Basically, Apple has designated the iPhone/iPod Touch General Settings as the place to make "set once" choices that affect the behavior of an application. This is where the kilometers/miles setting can be found.

On the home screen, there is an icon labeled "Settings" that is gray and looks like a gear. Open "Settings" and scroll to the bottom of the screen. There you will see a selection for each application you have installed that has "set once" choices. MileBug will be listed, and by selecting it, you will find the following options:

1) Open To: (Trips List or Add Trip)
2) Measurement: (Kilometers or Miles)

So to use kilometers, simply select kilometers for the Measurement setting and return to MileBug.

$ Amounts Don't Show after Update!

No, you're not doing anything wrong. The data model changed in the update so you just need to reset your Type/Rate for each of your businesses. Here's what you do:

1) Change the rate on the business/charity/etc Type/Rate to something else and save it. Click "Change" if prompted.
2) Create a new TypeRate with the rate set to .585 (or the rate you want), keeping the old Type/Rate at some other value. Save.
3) Go into Businesses and select the new Type/Rate for each of your businesses/charities/etc. Save.

That should do it!

Monday, October 20, 2008

UPDATE: MileBug 1.1 Submitted to Apple!

As of Saturday afternoon, October 18th, MileBug 1.1 is in the queue under review! So only a few more days at the reduced price...and remember, updates are free!

WHAT'S NEW in 1.1?
• Option for kilometers vs miles (General Settings)
• Custom deduction rates
• Define multiple business rates (reimbursement vs. deduction)
• "Other" business category for percentage tax filers
• Foreign and other special characters supported in reports
• Notes included in reports
• SPANISH version

More updates coming with even more features!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

MileBug gets 5 Thumbs-Up!

Just got the word from iTouchGuy at www.ireviewiphoneapps.com that a new review of MileBug had been posted this morning: 5 Thumbs Up!! Obviously we're happy people are enjoying and loving MileBug. Check out the review and pass it along!