This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: All 30 Tip Calculators + Meal Splitters, Reviewed. Additional details may be found in the original article.
Listed as Tip Calc on the iPhone’s home screen, Tip Calculator ($1) from Shekhar Yadav is a simple app with a demo-quality interface. The application’s single screen includes fields for bill amount and party size, plus three star rating buttons for selecting service quality, from options of one star, three stars, or five stars. Once amount has been entered and a service quality selected, a slider appears to adjust tip percentage, along with a grayish box containing the tip amount, grand total, and the amount per person. At the bottom, a bit of yellow text displays a bizarre trivia item about food, such as “The average person eats almost 1500 pounds of food a year,” or, “In Japan the favorite topping on Pizza is squid.” No tax calculation or rounding options are available, neither is a field to manually enter a tip percentage. The addition of any of the above features would be a welcome improvement to Tip Calculator, which is the only app we’ve seen to use three totally different typefaces on one screen—that’s not praise. Currently, it falls short of even our “okay” standard. iLounge Rating: D.
Company and Price
Company: Shekhar Yadav
Title: Tip Calculator
Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches