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KenS 09-19-2010 02:15 PM

Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Good news for Mobile Stogie fans!

I have reached agreement to transfer ownership of the Mobile Stogie iPhone app to Colin Ganley. This is really good news for users of the app, as I have not had time to properly update and grow the app for several months. My family and I have moved from Michigan to Seattle Washington, which has dominated my time recently (new home, new jobs for my wife and I, and all of the upheaval that comes with such a move).

Colin is a real 'cigar guy', really involved in the cigar world, and he has some great ideas for enhancing and growing the app beyond what I could do anytime soon. He runs a website called "Cigar Research", where you can find more info about him.

I really look forward to the improvements that Colin will make, and will continue to work with him to make this as seamless as possible. Nothing will change for current users of the app. The website will continue to support the app properly, etc.

He asked me to be sure to pass along some points from his perspective (direct quote from his email to me):
Quote:

1. current users will remain able to use the app to its fullest and will continue to be able
2. plans exist to expand the database to include more cigar information
3. I have always been very impressed with your app and all the work you put into it and I hope to carry the torch and only improve it in the future.
Lastly, my thanks to the CA members that have helped and supported me in getting the app built originally. I could not have done it without your help :tu :tu.

kelmac07 09-19-2010 02:18 PM

Re: Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Is Colin a member of CA Ken?

KenS 09-19-2010 02:24 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kelmac07 (Post 993890)
Is Colin a member of CA Ken?

Not sure, but I suggested to him that he sign on and introduce himself. He is also involved in the European Cigar Cult Journal ... so clearly very involved in the cigar business.

Samsquanch 09-19-2010 02:43 PM

Re: Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KenS (Post 993886)
My family and I have moved from Michigan to Seattle Washington

First off, I enjoy the app Ken, you did a great job with it and I'm looking forward to further improvements. Second, where in Seattle do you live? I live in the Capitol Hill area.

KenS 09-19-2010 02:48 PM

Re: Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Samsquanch (Post 993909)
First off, I enjoy the app Ken, you did a great job with it and I'm looking forward to further improvements. Second, where in Seattle do you live? I live in the Capitol Hill area.

Actually, we are a few miles north, in Edmonds ... but my office is in the heart of downtown. Once we get things a little more settled, I'll need to start figuring out places to smoke, and who is around to herf with :tu

Samsquanch 09-19-2010 02:52 PM

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Where is your office? I work in the Westin office building at 6th and Virginia. If we can squeeze another couple days of sunshine out of summer, we should grab an outdoor lunch and quick herf.

KenS 09-19-2010 02:56 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Samsquanch (Post 993920)
Where is your office? I work in the Westin office building at 6th and Virginia. If we can squeeze another couple days of sunshine out of summer, we should grab an outdoor lunch and quick herf.

Now there is a plan! I'm at 6th and Union, so only about 5 blocks away :tu

Mirrorlure7m 09-19-2010 03:33 PM

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KenS : Thank you for all your hard work and success of Mobile Stogie ! This is great news you passed the app to someone who truely cares . Colin is a great guy from the talks I have had with him and a the time I met him. Good things are coming!!!

Smokin Gator 09-19-2010 04:03 PM

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Thanks for the update Ken. I have really enjoyed your app and look forward to its future.

CigarNut 09-19-2010 05:57 PM

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Thanks for all you have done Ken! Good luck ad don't forget us here on CA :(

SilverFox 09-19-2010 06:46 PM

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Thanks for the heads up Ken..............this is by far the best cigar app out there.

Looking forward to seeing what happens from here.

Cross platform would be my next hope for it (syncing to Ipad, PC, Touch etc)

I love mobile stogie and have put plenty of others on to it.

KenS 09-19-2010 07:51 PM

Re: Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SilverFox (Post 994120)
Thanks for the heads up Ken..............this is by far the best cigar app out there.

Looking forward to seeing what happens from here.

Cross platform would be my next hope for it (syncing to Ipad, PC, Touch etc)

I love mobile stogie and have put plenty of others on to it.

The best art of this is now I get to send in feature requests too! :tu. I have way more ideas than I have time (or talent ;)) to implement.

CRIMPS 09-20-2010 01:47 PM

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I am hoping for something like this on Android.

Any plans to port to Android? :) It wont be long before Android overtakes iPhone... if it already hasn't happened.

There, I am done campaigning :)

Doctorossi 09-20-2010 01:53 PM

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Good deal! I'm a fan of Colin and I know he will do the app justice in the future.

Research-Colin 09-20-2010 08:14 PM

Re: Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Thanks everyone for the kind words. Thanks especially to Ken for making this great app! I haven't really told anyone about my buying this from Ken because I just want to focus on developing the app and not so much on the PR.

CRIMPS, I hear you loud and clear. I really want to bring this to Android because I think that the users of Android are already more than those of iPhone or they will be soon. I'll keep everyone informed as progress is made.

There should probably be a solid update made before the holidays so I'll keep my nose to the grindstone. Ken has told me about what he'd like to have updated and also what some others have suggested. Please let me know what you would like to see and I'll try my best.

Thanks,
Colin

Ranger_B 09-20-2010 09:48 PM

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Ken
Glad to hear you passed on your awesome app to someone who really understands what the users are looking for.

Colin
After hearing you many times on Dogwatch and reading your pieces in Cigar journal I am sure you will bring this app forward. And when you move it forward to android for Gods sakes man please let there be a way to move my stuff on my Ipod over to my Android.

Chingas 09-20-2010 09:56 PM

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Nice to meet you Colin. I hear good things.

Like to see in the future...

The ability to add a marca or size that's not there and submit it to you for the masses.

Pictures! Pictures of cigars for vitola reference when searching or adding to humidor. Also the ability to add a box to the humidor or loose sticks and Take pictures of them with the phone.

Search feature using location to the nearest cigar store.

Humidor options like adding a field for temp and humidity.



Guess I can start with that. Let me know if any of that appeals to you.

Research-Colin 09-21-2010 04:17 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chingas (Post 995560)
Nice to meet you Colin. I hear good things.

Like to see in the future...

The ability to add a marca or size that's not there and submit it to you for the masses.

Pictures! Pictures of cigars for vitola reference when searching or adding to humidor. Also the ability to add a box to the humidor or loose sticks and Take pictures of them with the phone.

Search feature using location to the nearest cigar store.

Humidor options like adding a field for temp and humidity.



Guess I can start with that. Let me know if any of that appeals to you.


I had a list in my mind and a couple email suggestions but I think it is time to make a proper document with all the possible changes. Thanks for the suggestions. These are headed to the doc. As is Ranger_B's suggestion about moving from platform to platform. Thanks RB.

waffle 09-21-2010 06:33 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Research-Colin (Post 995690)
I had a list in my mind and a couple email suggestions but I think it is time to make a proper document with all the possible changes. Thanks for the suggestions. These are headed to the doc. As is Ranger_B's suggestion about moving from platform to platform. Thanks RB.

I'm +1 the android app. I loved this app but didn't want to keep my iphone... so now I'm appless :td ....

johnmoss 09-24-2010 12:28 PM

Re: Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KenS (Post 993886)
Good news for Mobile Stogie fans!

I have reached agreement to transfer ownership of the Mobile Stogie iPhone app to Colin Ganley. This is really good news for users of the app, as I have not had time to properly update and grow the app for several months. My family and I have moved from Michigan to Seattle Washington, which has dominated my time recently (new home, new jobs for my wife and I, and all of the upheaval that comes with such a move).

Colin is a real 'cigar guy', really involved in the cigar world, and he has some great ideas for enhancing and growing the app beyond what I could do anytime soon. He runs a website called "Cigar Research", where you can find more info about him.

I really look forward to the improvements that Colin will make, and will continue to work with him to make this as seamless as possible. Nothing will change for current users of the app. The website will continue to support the app properly, etc.

He asked me to be sure to pass along some points from his perspective (direct quote from his email to me):


Lastly, my thanks to the CA members that have helped and supported me in getting the app built originally. I could not have done it without your help :tu :tu.

Sweet, the guy who created MobileStogie...I freaking love this app. Glad to see it will continue and get even better...Thanks for the update.

junkinduck 09-24-2010 12:53 PM

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use it, love it, lost the humidor when the iPhone crashed. But still love it. Would love to see more newer cigars in the reference.

romwarrior 09-30-2010 02:48 PM

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I purchased this for my iPod touch (don't have iPhone) and love the app, but don't always have my Touch. So count me in as a definite Android customer.

xlc12rf 10-04-2010 09:16 PM

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Did this get pulled from the app store? I can't find it searching from my iPad, even in the iPhone app lists.

Research-Colin 10-10-2010 03:49 PM

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Yes, the transfer from Ken to me made it go down from the store for a week. Nobody's ability to use the app changed during that time.

Now it is back! There are no updates yet but the process has begun behind the scenes. Go ahead and download it! It is still the best cigar related app out there and soon it will be even better.

longknocker 10-10-2010 03:55 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Research-Colin (Post 1017751)
Yes, the transfer from Ken to me made it go down from the store for a week. Nobody's ability to use the app changed during that time.

Now it is back! There are no updates yet but the process has begun behind the scenes. Go ahead and download it! It is still the best cigar related app out there and soon it will be even better.

Thanks, Ken & Colin! Awesome App!:banger

xlc12rf 10-10-2010 08:39 PM

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I still cant find it in the app store. Any plans for an ipad version?

Research-Colin 10-12-2010 12:09 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by xlc12rf (Post 1017992)
I still cant find it in the app store. Any plans for an ipad version?

It's there, I just checked again. Search for "Mobile Stogie" within itunes and it will come up right away.

It does work on the iPad but yes, a version optimized for the iPad is forthcoming.

massphatness 10-12-2010 12:32 PM

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So glad this app will continue to be supported. It's one of my most-used apps, and I'd be lost without it.
Posted via Mobile Device

Krieg 10-13-2010 06:26 PM

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Thanks for the update Ken! I am thrilled that the app will start to get updated more often now. Sounds like this was a win win situation for everyone! Thanks for all your hard work, best app on my iphone. :banger

I would like to see a massive cigar database update.

- Ability to add reviews

- Ability to submit pics of your cigars

Chingas 10-13-2010 09:24 PM

Re: Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krieg (Post 1021788)
Thanks for the update Ken! I am thrilled that the app will start to get updated more often now. Sounds like this was a win win situation for everyone! Thanks for all your hard work, best app on my iphone. :banger

I would like to see a massive cigar database update.

- Ability to add reviews

- Ability to submit pics of your cigars

+1

Possibly the ability to add a cigar that's not in the database.

Krieg 10-14-2010 05:26 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chingas (Post 1021981)
+1

Possibly the ability to add a cigar that's not in the database.

FYI...that ability is already built into the app.

click Reference>Non-Cuban(or)Cuban> then click the + sign.

Chainsaw13 10-14-2010 06:10 AM

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I'd like the ability to copy a cigar already in the database to create a new one. Sucks having to re-enter everything for a particular cigar just because it's a different size.

Also, the ability when entering a new cigar, to search through the different lists by typing in the name/wrapper/etc instead of scrolling through the entire list.

Krieg 10-14-2010 09:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chainsaw13 (Post 1022228)
Also, the ability when entering a new cigar, to search through the different lists by typing in the name/wrapper/etc instead of scrolling through the entire list.

+1!

Chingas 10-14-2010 05:49 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Krieg (Post 1022212)
FYI...that ability is already built into the app.

click Reference>Non-Cuban(or)Cuban> then click the + sign.

I'm an idiot. This whole time I never hit the plus sign! Damn.

smokinpeace 10-15-2010 09:11 AM

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Any plans to make a Droid version?

PCR 10-15-2010 09:36 PM

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Welcome to Washington Ken!

Krieg 10-18-2010 09:09 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Chainsaw13 (Post 1022228)
I'd like the ability to copy a cigar already in the database to create a new one. Sucks having to re-enter everything for a particular cigar just because it's a different size.

Also, the ability when entering a new cigar, to search through the different lists by typing in the name/wrapper/etc instead of scrolling through the entire list.

This would be a huge help! I was entering some new sticks into my app last night and was like...why the hell can't I just copy the cigar and change the size?? LOL :tu

DPD6030 10-18-2010 09:21 AM

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Not sure how I missed this but I wish you the best Ken. Thanks for making a great app and being a great friend.

And to Colin...welcome to the CA family.

GoldnGT 10-18-2010 10:40 PM

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Colin, when I did a search for this in the app store, it's coming up as a purchase now instead of already installed. Does that mean that everyone will have to repurchase the app to get updates, or when I hit the purchase button am I gonna get the "you have already purchased this app" dialogue?

Research-Colin 10-19-2010 06:20 PM

Re: Mobile Stogie moving to new owner!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Krieg (Post 1021788)
Thanks for the update Ken! I am thrilled that the app will start to get updated more often now. Sounds like this was a win win situation for everyone! Thanks for all your hard work, best app on my iphone. :banger

I would like to see a massive cigar database update.

- Ability to add reviews

- Ability to submit pics of your cigars

You and I are thinking along the same lines. These three things are among those that I am working on.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chainsaw13 (Post 1022228)
I'd like the ability to copy a cigar already in the database to create a new one. Sucks having to re-enter everything for a particular cigar just because it's a different size.

Also, the ability when entering a new cigar, to search through the different lists by typing in the name/wrapper/etc instead of scrolling through the entire list.

I feel your pain about the copying and searching. I'm trying to figure out a way to make that easier. Thanks for the comments.

Research-Colin 10-19-2010 06:22 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by smokinpeace (Post 1023872)
Any plans to make a Droid version?

I would like to and am researching the coding. I would really like to.

Quote:

Originally Posted by DPD6030 (Post 1027164)
Not sure how I missed this but I wish you the best Ken. Thanks for making a great app and being a great friend.

And to Colin...welcome to the CA family.

Thank you, glad to be here.

WyGuy 10-19-2010 07:28 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by GoldnGT (Post 1028195)
Colin, when I did a search for this in the app store, it's coming up as a purchase now instead of already installed. Does that mean that everyone will have to repurchase the app to get updates, or when I hit the purchase button am I gonna get the "you have already purchased this app" dialogue?

Good question! You click on it first...:sh

Research-Colin 10-20-2010 05:07 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by WyGuy (Post 1029456)
Good question! You click on it first...:sh

Apple doesn't permit transfers of ownership through the app store so Ken's version had to be removed and then I had to submit the same version for approval under my account. I am still working with Apple to see how and if current holders of the app can upgrade without buying it again. Regardless, the app will continue to work with its current level of features. Updates to the database will work on the current version even if people don't upgrade.

So I'm working on it. But since it isn't an issue until there is an upgrade I am focusing more on the upgrade. I'll make sure to post something to CA as soon as I know what the solution will be.

WyGuy 10-20-2010 09:52 AM

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Thanks for the update!

GoldnGT 10-23-2010 07:49 PM

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Thanks for the info :-)

Krieg 12-10-2010 12:15 PM

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any news on a potential update?

jjmitchem 01-01-2011 10:28 AM

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Just wanted to say - I just bought this for my new IPod Touch my wife sent me for Christmas

Great App - I think you may have a few more buyers from here on our FOB

freakyone 01-06-2011 01:48 PM

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I have been enjoying this app for some time now and awaiting an update. Any news on this ?

Krieg 02-09-2011 07:11 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by freakyone (Post 1121840)
I have been enjoying this app for some time now and awaiting an update. Any news on this ?


I'm almost to the point of switching to a new app that is actually updated...hate to do it, but it's starting to get frustrating to have to almost add every cigar I buy because it's not in the database and other apps out there already have the features I want (and not to mention periodically updated)

smokinpeace 02-09-2011 10:37 AM

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I am getting pretty frustrated too. The new owner needs to give some kind of update as to what is going on or I am going to find another app. This is getting ridiculous.


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