Florist Now 1.3

pic Independent developer Taha Bebek has announced Florist Now 1.3 for iOS, an update to his free app that allows users to send flowers for any occasion through the network of more than 15,000 FTD florists in the US and Canada. The app features a fully illustrated catalog of more than 400 floral arrangements and plants in 26 categories, such as: Floor Plants, Fruit Baskets, Get Well, Love & Romance, Roses, Sympathy, and Thank You. FTD guarantees same day delivery on orders placed before 1:00 PM, the recipient’s local time. Florist Now includes integration with existing names and addresses stored in Contacts, and has a built-in alert function for pre-loaded holidays and the ability to add custom alerts for Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.

On launch, in either portrait or landscape mode, the app displays the Florist Now catalog, defaulting to the last page viewed. The catalog’s layout consists of small color photos of each floral arrangement and plant, labeled with its name and price. Touching any photo activates a push transition to the Details page, containing a full screen photo and scrollable description. From the Details page, another push transition brings in the Image page, a high-resolution zoomable version of the photo on a light grey background. In addition to the 26 Categories, all items in the catalog may be viewed by popularity, alphabetically, or by ascending or descending price.

Categories:
* Anniversary
* Balloons
* Baskets
* Birthday
* Casket Sprays
* Centerpieces
* Crosses
* Cut Bouquets
* Everyday
* Floor Plants
* Fruit Baskets
* Get Well
* Hearts
* Inside Caskets
* Love and Romance
* New Baby
* Novelty Arrangements
* One Sided Arrangements
* Plants
* Roses
* Sprays
* Sympathy
* Table Arrangements
* Thank You
* Vased Arrangements
* Wreaths

Florist Now uses Florist One for order fulfillment. Florist One is a leading Internet florist that has been online since 1999 and has delivered hundreds of thousands of flower orders nationwide. Florist One employs proprietary technology, and the experience and knowledge from past orders to select the best and most reliable florists from the network of more than 15,000 FTD (Florists’ Transworld Delivery) florists. Florist Now puts the freshest, finest, and fanciest flowers a screen tap away. The catalog is updated daily, and the app requires an Internet connection for browsing and ordering.

The app’s tab bar at the bottom of screen contains the following icon buttons: Florist Now, Cart, History, Alerts, and Inquiry. The Florist Now buttons opens the display catalog from which users may order. Cart displays a running tally of the number of items in the cart on the icon, and touching the button opens the Cart screen that displays an editable list of items. From the Cart screen the user may select the Checkout button to complete their purchase. The History button displays an editable list of past orders and details. The Create Inquiry screen allows the user to ask a question regarding any order placed.

Florist Now also includes a complete Alerts system. Already entered are 12 holidays from New Year’s to Thanksgiving, and each has an on/off switch to set an annual, repeatable alert. Users may add hundreds of additional, custom alerts via the Apple picker (odometer) on the Add Alert screen. Custom alerts may be set to repeat annually, monthly, weekly, or daily. The app will save address and payment information for subsequent orders, which is kept safely within the secure local wallet.

Feature Highlights:
* Order flowers, plants, wreaths, centerpieces, fruit baskets, balloons, and vased arrangements
* Orders will be delivered by a local FTD florist the same day, when ordered before 1 PM local time
* All orders are fulfilled by Florist One, with more than 12 years experience on the Internet
* Create personalized, repeatable alerts to remember Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.
* Florist Now features seamless integration with the iOS Contacts app
* Keep address and payment information safely for re-use
* Order flowers anytime, anywhere from the catalog of more than 400 items

“Florist Now, free for all iOS devices, is the ideal way to order flowers or plants for same-day delivery,” stated developer Taha Bebek.” There are more than 15,000 FTD florists throughout the US and Canada ready to delivery your order of fresh flowers, arrangements, balloons and more.”

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
* iOS 4.0 or later
* 1.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Florist Now 1.3 is free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Review copies are available upon request.

Bebeksel Apps: http://bebeksel.net
Florist Now 1.3: http://www.floristnow.us
Download from iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/florist-now-send-flowers-through/id418870703?mt=8

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Based in Istanbul, Turkey, Bebeksel Apps is independent iOS developer Taha Bebek. Founded in January 2009, the company has had great success in the Turkish App Store, and currently has 14 apps in the US App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Taha Bebek. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.