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The iPad-only version of Vegas Mate, my app-based travel guide, is available for FREE on the App Store until Friday.

Big things are happening in the Vegas Mate universe and the product that's currently available for the iPad will be phased out of active support in the coming months. It will be replaced with a universal version of the iPhone app - that means that when Vegas Mate 3.0 for the phone comes out, it will run on both iPhone and iPad, no more separate versions. I'll be writing more about the details and how I made some of these decisions in future posts. I've put a lot of thought into all of this.

At that point, the existing iPad app will be renamed 'VM Classic for iPad' and will not receive any further feature updates. It will still be able to download and share reviews, photos and the other great content Vegas Mate users are used to.

The upgrade to the upcoming universal app will be free for existing owners of 'Vegas Mate for iPhone'. I'm aware that there may be some users that purchased only the iPad version and do not own a license for the iPhone version. I'll do my best to work with you so that you're satisfied, within the constraints of the App Store system. We'll cross that bridge when we get closer to the release.

Vegas Mate 3.0 is scheduled to be released before the end of 2010.


Read archived comments (3 so far)
October 15, 2010 7:07 PM Posted by Harmy G

VegasMate is really great!

October 15, 2010 7:08 PM Posted by AJ

Thanks for the free dl! One question though, it looks like only the hotel reviews are available, and I don't see menus to find restaurants, clubs, etc outside of what is listed within each hotel page. Is that because v 3.0 will have the full content available?

At any rate, thanks for the app. I definitely like the content I can see!

October 15, 2010 7:10 PM Posted by Hunter

I get this question often enough that it is obvious there is a defect in the usability of the iPad app.

The two apps, in their current versions, share the same content database. The current iPad version requires you to pick the hotel first, or use search, whereas the iPhone version has tabs breaking each item out.

The upcoming 3.0 version will have the same navigation methods in both apps.