Category archives: Apple Watch

  • Raffleway 1.2.1 is now available. Here’s a list of what’s new: ◦ Add support for scanning Data Matrix barcodes ◦ Update code to Swift 3 ◦ Update Watch connectivity ◦ Bug fixes If you like the new features, please leave a comment on the iOS App Store listing for Raffleway. If you have feedback, please email

  • The 2015 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) convention is now officially a wrap. The convention was held November 12 - 14 at the Colorado Convention Center and the Hyatt hotel in Denver, Colorado. Over 14,000 people attended various events throughout the convention. I attended memorable sessions and social events, and my wife and I exhibited apps for my company, Expressive Solutions, in the exhibit hall. Sessions Since I was interested in learning more about how to serve my students with augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) needs, I attended several AAC sessions. I learned so much valuable information by listening to the presenters (Karen Erickson, Gloria Soto, Tracy Kavich, and others) and having discussions with attendees including Carole Zangari, Vicki[...]

  • We're pleased to announce that Raffleway 1.2 is now available, and it is FREE for new and existing users. Here’s a list of what’s new: Barcode scanning that scans QR Code, PDF417, and Aztec barcode types commonly used in convention badges. Includes an unlimited number of FREE test scans for barcode scanning. 1 month or 1 year In-App Purchase (IAP) subscription for barcode scanning that saves the information scanned. Barcode scanning IAP saves first name, last name, and email address for a giveaway, but it also saves all of the information from a convention badge for exporting to CSV. The information may include, but is not limited to first name, last name, email address, badge number, registration type (e.g., exhibitor, participant), phone number, street address, city, state, zip c[...]

  • Raffleway version 1.1 is now available. Here’s a list of what's new: ◦ Reset to default background image on entry screen ◦ Add and subtract multiple entries via Steppers ◦ Configurable option to show/hide the Steppers ◦ Pull down on a Raffleway table to search participants by first name or last name ◦ Edit to remove entries for all participants in a Raffleway with multiple entries ◦ Option to rate Raffleway ◦ Re-organized the Options ◦ Stylistic enhancements ◦ Updated Help ◦ Bug fixes If you like the new features, please leave a comment on the iOS App Store listing for Raffleway. If you have feedback, please email

  • Our giveaway app, Raffleway, is now available for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. We are very excited for users to have the opportunity to run in-person giveaways with Raffleway. Raffleway requires iOS 8.2 and is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. In order to use the Apple Watch app for Raffleway, you will need an iPhone 5 or later in close proximity. Raffleway allows anyone to easily run in-person giveaways at conventions, schools, presentations, and other events. Simply collect names and email addresses of participants, then pick the winners. Participant information can be exported for email marketing, and winners can be shared via social media. With Raffleway, there’s no need for Internet connectivity, tickets, or paper slips; just run your giveaway simply in Rafflew[...]

  • At Expressive Solutions, we create apps for children with speech-language and special needs. We also attend conventions and do presentations on our apps as well as others. At these events, we enjoy doing giveaways for promotion and to increase participation. After hosting several giveaways with raffle tickets and paper slips, we realized we needed to develop our own iOS app. So, we created Raffleway, an iPhone and iPad app with Apple Watch support for raffles and giveaways. Since we think businesses, presenters, and consumers will also appreciate using the app, Raffleway will be coming soon to the App Store. To promote Raffleway in conjunction with Better Hearing and Speech Month (#BHSM), we are pleased to announce a giveaway for (1) Apple Watch* with Raffleway app. You heard it right -[...]

  • For the last few years, we have been known to host giveaways at various events including presentations and conventions. After hosting the giveaways by using raffle tickets or paper slips (because the raffle apps weren’t sufficient), we decided to develop our own iOS app. As a result, we created Raffleway, an iPhone and iPad app with Apple Watch support for raffles and giveaways. Currently, we are in the final stage of testing Raffleway, and we hope to submit the app to Apple this week. We plan to offer the app at $4.99, which we feel is a very reasonable price, given the features it has. For more information about Raffleway, check out the Raffleway webpage.

  • I pre-ordered an Apple Watch - the 38mm aluminum case in silver with a white band - at the first possible time, which was on April 10 at midnight. Since I preordered it immediately, I was hoping I would receive it on April 24, the first day for Apple Watch deliveries. Unfortunately, until yesterday, the shipment information stated that my watch would be delivered between April 24 and May 8. Then, I was notified yesterday that my watch would arrive today. I was ecstatic to say the least, but I was worried about receiving it. Apple won’t deliver a device without being present or without pre-signing. Since today was a work day for me at my school, I pre-signed for it. I also asked my mom to stay at my house to ensure the watch was delivered. Thanks mom. The watch was delivered to my mom[...]