I’ve been working for a few weeks on a pretty basic note pad application for the iPhone. It’s called PlainNote. It’s got a basic set of functions and should be as usable as the built in note pad that comes with the iPhone. Initially the functionality will be very basic and allow for standard notepad use. In the future I plan to expand it with online syncing, change the storage method from plist to a database, perhaps some basic themes (probably just reverse white text on black).
I had a goal in mind when I started PlainNote of learning to code something that used a UITableView and to write it in Objective-c. I’ve always had the intentions of releasing the source for PlainNote so that other people could see how I accomplished certain tasks such as storing dates in a plist, sorting an array by date, in app mail etc…
The app store reviews should be interesting on this one since it is just another note pad. Hopefully people will get that it is an open source project so other budding developers can see how to accomplish things in Objective-c but I don’t have high hopes for that. The reviews seem to be a pretty mixed bag on applications.
I submitted it to the AppStore on 2/9/2010 so lets see how long it takes to get there.