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.

Review: Tipper by Siddharth Ram

Sporting perhaps the most spartan interface of any tip calculator available for the iPhone and iPod touch and offering only bare functionality, Tipper (Free) from Siddharth Ram more resembles the result of a tutorial work-through than a real application. A single text field allows the user to enter the bill amount, and a large button below that calculates the tip. Light blue squares jutting from a large blue bar show the tip amounts and total amounts for 10%, 15%, and 20% tips, with the text appearing to the extreme left side of its given area. Given how little this program actually does, it’s hard to make any improvement suggestions beyond “start over,” but a better interface, user selectable tip percentages, tax calculation, and bill splitting would be a start. iLounge Rating: F.

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Company and Price

Company: Siddharth Ram

Website: N/A

Title: Tipper

Price: Free

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.