Postcode Envy for iPhone has just gone live in the iPhone App Store. I really enjoyed doing this app as everything from design to development was under my own control. With the app, you can:
- See house prices for postcodes in England and Wales.
- View area ratings for these postcodes.
- Compare average house prices across postcodes.
There are a number of ways to get the skinny on a postcode. You can look up postcode data for:
- Your current location.
- A postcode you choose.
- A random postcode.
FYI the app only provides house price data for England and Wales.
As with the iCondom, I did the backend of this app in Ruby on Rails with JSON for transport. I’m finding the combination of Rails + ActiveScaffold + ObjectiveResource to be the fastest way to get apps of this sort up and running, much faster than any of the frameworks and tools I’ve tried for PHP and Java.