By Abraham Vegh
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Denominations is a useful currency converter.
Imagine, you find yourself in a restaurant, touring a beautiful country while on vacation. The waitress brings you the check, and you whip out your wallet. You pay the bill and then scratch your head, trying to figure out how much Monopoly money you just spent.
Denominations enables you to think in another currency.
Pull out your iPhone, and Denominations shows you the current conversion rate from your native currency to the local one. Better than a calculator, Denominations shows you information you can understand at a glance.
Don’t have a data plan while you’re on vacation? No problem: Denominations downloads the latest conversion rates every fifteen minutes while you’re online, and doesn’t forget the rates once the connection goes away.
You’ll love it.
Denominations currently supports 35 currencies, which are listed on the website: denominationsapp.com
Support for even more currencies is under way, and will be available soon.
Support for all major currencies of the world is planned. If you want support for a particular currency sooner rather than later, please get in touch.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
✚ MORE CURRENCIES
You asked, and I’m answering: 35 currencies are now supported, with many more on the way!
If you’ve already emailed to request a currency and it’s not here yet, fret not, I’m working on it right now, and another update with more currencies is on the way. I greatly appreciate your patience.
If you’re not seeing something you want, send an email, and I’ll add it to the list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fully compatible with iOS 6: This update adds support for devices with 4-inch screens, like the iPhone 5, and the new iPod touch.
✚ URL SCHEME/LAUNCH CENTER SUPPORT
Minor new feature: A ‘denominations:’ URL scheme has been added. This enables some interesting uses for jumping directly to currencies from other apps, like Launch Center Pro. Learn more about this feature at denominationsapp.com
► COMING UP
More currencies, enhanced offline support(!), better design, better colors, better better-ness! ;)
Heading the path of abandonware
There are numerous applications in the App Store that used to be 5-stars, but not anymore. Denominations seems to be one of those. While beautifully made and intuitive, it doesn't keep the initial promise of adding more currencies along the way. The last update happened in October, no new currencies (including the one I've asked for and has been promised that it will be added) were added since then. The app seem to follow the hit-and-run model that is, regretfully, becoming more popular in App Store these days.
Cool. Cool cool cool.
As a person who has traveled to exotic destinations (Canada, I'm looking at you), and bought things with money in said places, I cannot help but appreciate the sheer brilliance and simplicity of this app. Its practicality and ease of use speaks volumes as to the intelligence of its creator, and surely is indicative that he is a good looking fellow who dresses well.
This app is awesome!
I'm going to be studying abroad in Italy in the spring, and when I came across this app, it was a must have. It's awesome being able to accurately track the value of the euro as it increases and decreases. This will definitely help me budget next semester. If you're hesitant on buying this, just go ahead and buy it. Totally worth it!