Contraction Tracker USA Version is Now in the iTunes Store

The alert feature in our original Contraction Tracker can no longer be offered in the USA due to patent infringement. Those who have already downloaded the Contraction Tracker prior to this new release will still have the alert feature. There is no update. The original app is no longer for sale in the US iTunes store and the Contraction Tracker USA is its replacement. Note the original Contraction Tracker, with the alert, is still being sold everywhere else in the world.

The alert feature allowed users to issue alerts based on the length of their contractions so that they could decide when to take action such as when to head to the hospital. By default, this feature is turned off but can be activated under Settings in the original app.

Because our original app was removed, we lost all of our ratings and reviews. Prior to submitting our replacement app, a screenshot of the app in the US iTunes store was taken.

For those who would like to view the ratings and reviews, here is the screenshot of the Contraction Tracker in the US iTunes store:

Twitter CEO's Wife Uses the Contraction Tracker During her Labor

Sara (@Sara), Twitter Co-Founder, Evan Williams (@Ev), went into labor and tweeted yesterday.  She tweeted "The Contraction Tracker was fun until the contractions got painful." Now, articles are popping up everywhere talking about it.

From Mashable:

Here are two from UK news sites:

Contraction Tracker App is Now in the iTunes Store!

We just checked our contract status this morning and noticed it is now saying "Contract in Effect."  We filled out our online contract on April 24, 2009.  We submitted our application May 2nd and after a minor problem, our app got accepted on May 19th.  Today, our contract was approved.  So the day we have been waiting for for so long has arrived!  Contraction Tracker, the newest app to track labor contractions, is now available in the App Store.

For all Canadians who are planning to develop iPhone apps for sale, our advice is to complete the contract online early instead of wait until your app is completed.  From our experience and what we have heard from other Canadians, the process will take more than just a few weeks.  If you are concerned about your contract, contact Apple through their contact online in iTunes Connect.

First iPhone Application Submitted to Apple Inc.

Today, hexaZen submitted its first iPhone application to Apple.  We anticipate an approval within a week and then it should be available in the iTunes store.  Our first application is the Contraction Tracker.  Details and inspiration behind the idea are available now on the site.  We are very excited since we have been working very hard on it for months.  It would have been finished much earlier but we were expecting too and when our first baby arrived, we had to shift our priorities.