The Oklahoman’s iPad app is ready for download
I won the pool.The Oklahoman’s iPad application would be approved by Apple and available to the public via the app store.
The team had just finished a little more than five weeks’ worth of heavy-duty programming to build the home-grown application. They did an outstanding job, especially when you consider the complexity of the product they delivered and the aggressive time frame in which it was requested.
But those brilliant professionals stink at guessing how quickly Apple will act. Some thought it would take weeks. Some thought it might even require some back and forth — as if there would be something in the application that would cause it to be rejected.
Not me. I did no development, but I was confident.
Next Wednesday. No rejections.
Yesterday morning, we received word that the application was officially under review. By the and of the day, it was approved.
I just wish we had real money on this pool.
Kidding aside, we’re extremely proud of this application. The Oklahoman’s iPad edition is a true example how a large initiative can come together quickly. We had it all:
- establishing a vision
- devising a plan
- developing a set of core teams
- planning for sustainability
- testing, testing and more testing
- working out the details
- testing again
And about the time we had many of our work flow, technical and content issues worked out, Apple approved the application. Nice timing, guys.
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