App Review: CurCon Currency Converter

touch-reviews-iphone-apps-curcon-currency-converterRating: ★★★★☆

A well thought out app for all your currency converting needs

CurCon – Currency Converter

CurCon is very fast and easy to use, offering 107 currencies. That means you can travel with confidence to over 170 countries and regions!

You need speed when you’re on the go, so CurCon features a tailor-made keyboard to optimize one-handed typing.

Downloading new rates is only a click away!

Thanks to your support and feedback, CurCon is now more powerful than ever, offering three different layouts for all your conversion needs:

Classic Layout: Select your currencies by scrolling a wheel. Super simple and super fast!

Simple Layout: Select your currencies from a detailed, search able list. Our intuitive search engine knows exactly what you’re looking for by country, code, name or your most used currencies.

Multi-Convert: Our most powerful layout ever! Convert between several currencies at the same time.

With CurCon, the following currencies are at your finger tips:

AED, AMD, ANG, ARS, AUD, BDT, BGN, BHD, BIF, BND, BOB, BRL, BSP, BTN, BYR, BZD, CAD, CHF, CLP, CNY, COP, CRC, CZK, DKK, DOP, EEK, EGP, ETB, EUR, FJD, GBP, GHS, GIP, GTQ, GYD, HKD, HNL, HRK, HTG, HUF, IDR, ILS, INR, IRR, ISK, JMD, JPY, KES, KGS, KHR, KMF, KRW, KWD, KZT, LBP, LKR, LSL, LTL, LVL, MAD, MDL, MMK, MNT, MOP, MUR, MWK, MXN, MYR, NIO, NOK, NPR, NZD, OMR, PAB, PEN, PHP, PKR, PLN, PYG, QAR, RON, RSD, RUB, SAR, SEK, SGD, SYP, SZL, THB, TJS, TMT, TND, TRY, TTD, TWD, TZS, UAH, UGX, USD, UZS, VEF, VND, ZAR, ZMK, ZWR

This Application solves perhaps the biggest problem with currency converters for Apple’s touch platform, Which interface to use. Having used my fair share of unit converters I know this is very important because get it wrong and you leave the user infuriated with an inefficient and difficult application and potentially out of pocket too which is bad when your applications now connect with people on a closer level than say a computer. CurCon gives you a choice of 3 interfaces: Classic scrolling wheel (slot machine style), Simple two option layout and multi currency layout all of which suit a spectrum of users from visitor to pastures new right up to corporate tycoon working in multiple currencies, all in one application.

What is consistent through the interfaces is a good keypad tailored for single handed use and tailored it is as it works very well but perhaps could do with an option for left handed as the go and backspace buttons are on the right of the screen. My favourite thing about this app is the currency list, appearing in the simple and multi layouts, which very well thought out with a search box at the top that filters through entries and sorting options at the bottom to change the order of the extensive list by currency name, code and last used. These features balance out the large amount of information you need to work through which is where many other apps have gone wrong but for the sake of completeness I would also like to see an address book style index, reflecting the left handed option if possible.

Graphics as a whole is generally fine but with the bar set so high by other apps I can recommend further polish.

My only gripe other than the fact I managed to make it crash from fiddling around with it too fast, is that I can’t find the source of where the application downloads it’s rates which could be a problem for professionals needing something specific. Could a selectable source be in the pipeline? I hope so.

official-app-store-badge_4Price: $0.99

The Good

  • Comprehensive list of currencies
  • Interface Choices
  • Filter options on lists…

The Not so Good

  • But no Index
  • Interface needs polish

Touch Reviewer: TylerDurdan

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