Cafe Fernando iPad Application
February 11th, 2011 | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.
I am proud to introduce Cafe Fernando’s new iPad application!
This one is a bit different than the iPhone version. The iPad application comes with two packages. The first one, called “Best of Cafe Fernando” is free of charge and consists of the most popular recipes from the archive, including the Devil’s Food Cake, Momofuku Milk Bar’s Cereal Milk Ice Cream, L’Orange, Brownies My Way, Hazelnut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies, Chicken Caesar Salad, Oatmeal Sandwich Bread and the most popular post ever Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Toast.
Just in time for the Valentine’s Day is the second package, which includes a few never-before-published recipes such as the Strawberry Fortress Cake you see above. This second package includes 10 recipes in total and costs only 99 cents.
Let’s take a look at the application now!
For this iPad application as well as the previous iPhone version, I’ve partnered with the same agency: Project House. They’re based in Istanbul and one of the hardest working partners I’ve ever had. Again, a huge thanks to the team at Project House for making this possible.
Right after you install the iPad application, you’ll see the available packages on the welcome screen. At the moment, there are only two packages, and I’ll be adding new ones in the future.
You select the package you like and it takes you to its main page.
Best of Cafe Fernando includes the most popular recipes from my archive.
And here’s the Valentine’s Day package.
I created this Strawberry Fortress Cake just for the iPad application. Vanilla buttercream between moist vanilla genoise cake layers, topped with marinated strawberries and decorated with pink chocolate strips. You are going to love it.
On the package’s main page, you’ll see an icon that displays “download” on the bottom right. You have to download the package to access the recipes and photos (only once and they’ll be yours forever). The next time you log in, it will display “enter” instead of download.
Once you download the package, you can scroll left or right to navigate through the recipes.
Whenever you click on a photo, it will display the ingredients and method on the right hand side.
This is also how you access the main menu for the application.
There’s the main menu on top with the following icons: “Recipes”, “Search”, “Favorites” and “Shopping List”.
The “Recipes” and “Search” buttons are pretty self explanatory.
“Recipes” button displays all the recipes for any given package and the Search bar lets you browse through the recipes for any keyword you enter.
Next to them are the “Favorite” and “Shopping List” icons.
In order to add the recipes into these lists, you have to use the icons on the bottom menu with red “+” signs next to them. And once you’ve added recipes into these sections you can always click on the red button next to the photos to delete them from the list.
The “Shopping List” feature, which you might be familiar with from the iPhone version, transfers the list of ingredients for any given recipe into the shopping cart, so you can see what you need to buy as you push your cart through the aisles. That means: No more printing recipes! And as you put the ingredients into your “real” shopping cart, you check them off the list and they disappear.
Also included on the bottom menu are icons that let you share the recipes via Facebook and Twitter.
I’m sure, as soon as you read this post, you’ll download the application, choose a recipe, click on the Twitter button and share my new application with all your followers
After you click on the Twitter icon, it directs you to a Twitter login page, and then an automatic message appears for you to tweet.
And of course, an about page, in case you don’t know who I am
Now visit the iTunes store and download my new iPad application! Hope you enjoy.