My one year old daughter was playing with my iPad and constantly accessed menus and features I didn’t know existed using three and four finger gestures.
Greenville, SC (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
The iPhone App “Shortcut IQ” is an easy to use shortcut reference application for the Mac, iPad, iPhone and iPod Nano. Keyboard commands can be difficult to remember. Often, the best way for a user to find them is to bookmark multiple websites or dig through various menus and help files. Now, Shortcut IQ offers all this information in one iPhone Application for free.
Productivity and speed are important. Shortcut IQ offers shortcut keys for the Mac, turning the iPhone or iPod Touch into a nice computing accessory. If the user needs to take a screenshot but has forgotten the specific 4 keys necessary, Shortcut IQ can be used to quickly find that information. If the user is rebooting the Mac and needs to know the keys to startup in target disc mode or to boot from a USB drive, Shortcut IQ provides this information and more.
Gestures are also included in Shortcut IQ. Often is the case that users get into a rut of using one and two fingers only. It is easy to forget that there are simple three and four finger gestures which can increase user’s efficiency on the iPad and Mac. “My one year old daughter was playing with my iPad and constantly accessed menus and features I didn’t know existed using three and four finger gestures. As an example, she kept changing applications without hitting the home button. I realized her fingers were so small she was doing a four finger swipe left and right.”, said Bobby Wilson, President of ValleyRocket.com.
iPod Nano and Apple Headset shortcuts are included as well in the Shortcut IQ iPhone App. It is easy to remember how to increase / decrease the volume or pause a song using the earbuds, but it is not so easy to remember how to change a playlist. Jumping from a playing song back to the Nano home-screen can be challenging if the user doesn’t know the shortcut. Before going for a jog, users can quickly scan their iPod Nano shortcuts in Shortcut IQ and remember how to navigate using multiple presses and holds.
Industry experts, bloggers and podcasters often provide tips or accessory recommendations which increase proficiency with Apple products. The Shortcut IQ iPhone App pulls the best of this information together from around the web into one feed. Some examples of these sources are LifeHacker, Cult of Mac and Mac Break Weekly.
Rumors are a large part of the Apple subculture. Users of these products are typically early adopters and very interested in what is coming next. To provide a friendly user experience, the Shortcut IQ iPhone App includes a feed from Mac Rumors with links to all of the latest news.
Shortcut IQ is a free app in the Apple App Store supported by iAds.
Valley Rocket was founded in 2011 as a tech startup in Greenville, SC. The company’s focus is on mobile application development starting with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch with support coming soon for the Android Platform.
Other applications in the portfolio consists of:
Daily Commute iPhone App - A commute app available for iPhone designed to help users make better decisions for their commutes through the use of statistical data.
Alpha Calc iPad and iPhone Calculator App - The Alpha Calc iPhone Calculator App offers a new and better user interface for calculators that have been around for decades. As an example, the memory button has been removed in Alpha Calc, and replaced with numerous customizable buttons. The user can customize these buttons with virtually any number, such as answers to equations or regularly used numbers like tax rates.