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.
Have a closer look at Postcode Envy here.