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ContractorCalculator releases new iPhone app for contractors

London, Tuesday 24th May 2011 – ContractorCalculator has become the first leading contracting website in the UK to launch an iPhone app that has been carefully designed, developed and tested to help contractors manage their careers on the go. Available free from Apple’s App Store and iTunes from 24th May 2011, the new app gives contractors instant access to the latest news, guides and blogs, providing them with essential up-to-the-minute contracting information on demand and wherever they are.

To download the ContractorCalculator iPhone app now, go to the Apple iPhone App Store and search for “ContractorCalculator” .

“It makes perfect sense to make the UK’s leading contracting website available in a mobile app to better meet contractors’ needs,” says ContractorCalculator CEO Dave Chaplin. “The number of UK iPhone users is estimated at 6.4m, and a great many of those iPhones are owned by tech-savvy contractors who are increasingly using mobile as their principal online access.”

The app is the latest in a long line of ContractorCalculator ‘firsts’. It has been under development for several months, with the development team conducting thorough and ongoing user and functionality research to ensure the app best meets contractors’ needs. “Version 1.0 will provide contractors with the latest news items, guides and blogs, which will be updated live as new content is published,” explains Chaplin. “Future versions, for which we are already undertaking pre-development research, will be based on maximising the advantages of the mobile channel that smartphones can provide for our readers.”

The iPhone app joins other recent ContractorCalculator innovations, which include the ContractorCalculator Jobs Board and widely used and recommended Online IR35 Test. The site also contains over 30 interactive online tax, income and salary calculators, plus more than 500 contracting guides. In addition, it is a vital news and information source for the contracting community, with a professional editorial team that publishes contracting news as it happens, as well as in-depth features and informed comment.

ContractorCalculator has developed the new iPhone app in partnership with game design, production and consultancy company Spilt Milk Studios. BAFTA award winning founder and Managing Director Andrew Smith says the ContractorCalcuator app enabled his team to stretch its creative muscles: “The high end but smart, simple and easy to use user interface design was a welcome challenge. We’re confident the ContractorCalculator app will evolve well beyond its current form, providing contractors with mobile solutions that will maximise their career and business success.”

Chaplin is pleased that the site’s investment in the new app will meet contractors’ demands for mobile access to this comprehensive resource. “ContractorCalculator is the first leading contracting sector website in the UK to launch a free iPhone app, which will provide a valuable new channel for our readers to access high quality, original content and, in time, innovative and interactive contracting tools.”

ContractorCalculator’s most recent ABC audit confirmed that in March 2011 the site’s readership topped 130,000 unique visitors. The site now has ABC audit certificates covering four years, each audit confirming unique visitor numbers greater than 100,000 per month. “Our objective is to maintain investment in creating high quality and original editorial content that can be accessed by the new ContractorCalculator iPhone app,” continues Chaplin, “and to introduce new features in future versions according to contractor demand.”

To download the ContractorCalculator iPhone app now, go to the Apple iPhone App Store and search for “ContractorCalculator” .

Published: 24 May 2011

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