Tuesday, December 29, 2009

24-Hour Time and Time Format

You can have 24-hour time in MileBug!

MileBug uses the settings specified in the iPhone/iPod device settings. To change to 24-hour time, open the Settings app on your iPhone home screen. Tap General --> Date&Time, then turn on 24-hour time. Next time you open MileBug...voila! 24-hour time!

As far as format, you can set the format in the Settings app as well. Tap General --> International --> Region Format. Then select your desired region.

Monday, December 28, 2009

MileBug 1.5 is just in time for New Year

MileBug has just been updated to get ready for a new year of tracking miles and expenses.

Get it here: MileBug 1.5

A new update, version 1.5, is now available with great new features such as:
1) Frequent Trips
2) Expense Tracking - create your own categories
3) Options for default trip origin
4) Swipe to delete single trip
5) In-app report emails
6) In-app settings
7) Increased data security

Settings are now inside the MileBug app for easy access. These include kilometers vs. miles, open to Trips List or Add Trip, and options for the default origin on a new trip. From within the Presets, users can define custom rates for business, charity, medical, and other categories. If you get one rate from your employer for reimbursement, and another rate from the IRS for your side business, you simply create two different business rates.

In 1.5, you can itemize expenses per trip, such as parking, tolls, hotel, food, etc. Create and manage your own expense categories.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

50% OFF MileBug for iPhone Holiday Sale

Izatt today announced it is offering the full version of MileBug for 50% off as a Holiday Sale. To get ready for a new year of tracking miles and expenses, Izatt is offering milebug at a substantial discount through December 31st.

Version 1.5 is coming with great new features such as Frequent Trips and Expense Tracking.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

IRS Announces 2010 Standard Mileage Rates


Beginning on Jan. 1, 2010, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:
  • 50 cents per mile for business miles driven
  • 16.5 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

Thursday, October 1, 2009


To celebrate the changing of the leaves, we're changing the price...for a limited time! MileBug full version is now just $1.99. That's 50% off the normal price of $3.99.

So go get MileBug now: itunes.com/apps/milebug

Saturday, July 18, 2009

New MileBug VIDEO Review

Check it out, the AppPodCast posted their VIDEO review of MileBug:


MileBug 1.4.1 is HERE!

A quick little update to fix a bug. With the upgrade to iPhone OS 3.0, users were reporting the inability to email the report from the Preview screen. All fixed!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Izatt featured in newspaper and on radio

In this morning's issue of the Deseret Morning News out of Salt Lake City, UT, an article on iPhone development highlighted Izatt International, the company behind MileBug. See the article here:


Around 10am, a reporter from KSL News Radio called after reading the article. The ensuing interview was then broadcast in part during the noon news segment. Read and listen to it here:


Friday, July 3, 2009

MileBug 1.4 just released for iPhone and iPod Touch

The wait is over! MileBug 1.4, with support for iPhone OS 3.0, has been approved by Apple and is now available in the App Store. For existing customers, updates are free as always. If you're not yet a MileBug user, you can easily become one for only $3.99.

Here's the link: itunes.com/apps/milebug

What's in the new update?
1) Support for iPhone OS 3.0
2) Blog access
3) Tell a Friend
4) New About Screen
5) New icon for MileBug Lite (really nice!)
6) BUG FIX: 24-hour setting was preventing times later than 11:59


Monday, June 8, 2009

WWDC: MileBug featured in Apple's WWDC icon murals

Things are starting to get rolling down here in San Francisco! Apple has the city buzzing with 5000 attendees at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) going on today through Friday, June 8-12. The Moscone Convention center is dressed up with iPhone references and icons including the outside of the building!

A frequent wall dressing is the iphone icon murals containing dozens of icons from many of the apps available on the iTunes App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Exciting to see is the MileBug icon features multiple times throughout the conference center! Here are some sample of where you'll find it.

If you're a developer, look close. You may find your app icon there, too!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

MileBug Pre-Update Sale: 50% OFF

While we wait for version 1.4 to make an appearance, MileBug is on sale for 50% OFF! That makes it just $1.99 for a limited time. Realtors, direct sales, small business, big business, Mary Kay, NuSkin, entrepreneurs, and everyone else who needs to track their mile...now's the time to get MileBug! Enjoy!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Apple Store: Icon collage includes MileBug

The Apple Store at the Gateway in Salt Lake City presented a collage of various iPhone application icons...and MileBug is included! Can you see it?

Another Izatt app icon is actually the most prominent icon in the whole collage...Fingerspell!

Can you find yours?

Reports: Copy/Paste for Mac users best with Office 2004 or newer

Working with a customer, we determined that copying and pasting the emailed reports will work properly if the user either has Windows Office 2000 or newer, or Mac Office 2004 or newer.

Older versions result in all the data in one column in Excel or a running sentence/paragraph in Word.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

UPDATE: MileBug 1.3 is HERE!

Here it is! Update 1.3! Here's what's new:

1) Origin or Start Location
2) International currency support
3) Grand total km/miles and deduction across businesses
4) Display vehicle in trip list
5) Additional instructions on key screens
6) Localized to Swedish
7) Bug fix - Swedish support on dates in report


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

How to Restore MileBug data from iTunes

An alert customer sent this in and another customer has already found it to be successful. I have not verified it myself, so I would appreciate feedback and additional guidance to other readers as you use this approach.

For MAC:
1) Just go to the directory, /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/MobileSync, and you will see a folder called Backup.
2) Enter Time machine, and replace your backup folder with the most recent one from a time when all was well
3) go to your iPhone in iTunes, right click on it and select restore from backup...

For PC:
1) Save off the backup files as a copy somewhere
2) Connect your iPhone to the computer, but don't sync, cancel it if it starts automatically.
3) go to your iPhone in iTunes, right click on it and select restore from backup...

-- see http://www.maciverse.com/restore-your-old-iphone-backups.html

"for me I only had to re-enter one day of trips... genious. Credit goes to some blogger out there somewhere. It was too late in the evening to take it all in! Hope that you can use that to help any other folk out there."

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Editing Destinations and Purposes

It seems there's some confusion on how to edit, delete, and reorder destinations and purposes. So here's another blog post to help you out.

Simply select Businesses in the Presets. Then select the business that has the destinations and purposes you want to edit. You'll then be able to edit the business name and type/rate, as well as edit/delete/reorder the destinations and purposes for that business. It's that easy!

Also see the earlier post: Reordering Presets: A hidden feature

UPDATE: MileBug 1.2.1 now released!

We're pleased to announce the release of MileBug 1.2.1!

What's new in 1.2.1?
1) Sorting options for reports
2) Preview report before sending
3) Default U.S. IRS tax rates for 2009
4) Instructions for km/miles option

Now available in the App Store!