To aptly complement the busy and bustling week @giffgaff, we are happy to announce that the official "my giffgaff" iOS app has finally arrived and is waiting here to be downloaded to your favourite iDevice(s).
Yes, there was a delay, at least in comparison to what our internal targets were.. but may be it is worth the wait given we have now managed to get the brand new £12 goodybag up on the app. Before re-iterating the features on the app let me also introduce a reckoning, silent force behind the scenes which does all the heavyweight activities in co-ordintaing with various platforms to serve the user data. This is the brand new app - API, the linchpin in this entire gamut of transactional business. Many thanks to Edrai - our server side engineer who has shaped and nurtured this mammoth activity start to end and also to our front end stalwart Rafa, who had been helping us with all developments cycle.
Now, coming back to the APP itself, yes, it delivers what it was visioned for -
quick snap of your airtime balance, goodybags, payback points.
Top-up on the fly
spread your affiliate link via email, sms, facebook, twitter, and more
browse the community forum on the fly
A persistent look up for your message settings, numbers and so on
All these in your very own giffgaff layout with a brand new design.
But, yes , we don't stop here. We follow you and your thoughts. So the eagerly anticipated android version of the app is now in motion. We will keep you posted on developments on that side as well.
Last but the not least, the app is now going to have it's own new roadmap for a continuous development and support. We are already working on hot-fixes for the T&C typo, forum posting easiness followed by some improvements for iPhone 5 native display, better handled exceptions.
This post won't be complete without thanking the folks who have worked hard to make this happen. So many thanks to Sambit, Confidence, Edraí, Rafa, Marc, William and Brindusa.
As always, we need your help, feedback and support to improve things and serve you better!! So please go ahead, download the app and let us know what you feel.
Edit: 8 NOV 2012 13:16
We have just spotted that passwords with special characters (%, &) are having issues logging into the app. For those who want to access the app asap, a quick solution is to change your password.
Make sure you type your membername in all lower case (watch out for the captialisation corrector). membername is not case sensitive in our APP at the moment.
We are currenlty working to fixing both issues.
The app is supporting iOS 4.3 or later (97% of iOS users on giffgaff).
Edit: 8 NOV 2012 17:50
We've solved and deployed the upper / lower case issues.