In some of our early posts we talked about our forthcoming iPad app and how it was going to be called “iBank Access.” We spent a lot of time discussing this name and many others. One of the driving factors in the conversation was the feature set of the iPad app and how it is significantly different from iBank for Mac; we even considered dropping “iBank” from the name entirely at one point.
However, now that the app has matured it is clear this app is iBank, on your iPad. The features sets have lots of divergence and convergence, but I don’t think you would expect anything else from a well-designed iPad app with a Mac counterpart. So now the official name for our app on the iPad is just “iBank.” (There’s significant precedence for this in the App Stores, with major products like iPhoto or iMovie keeping their names in their iPad versions, despite different interfaces, features or functionality.)
Speaking of iBank for iPad… here is a brief update. We’ve sent an alpha build to some testers and everyone on our team has it installed on their iPads to play with. We will be feature-complete very soon, after which we can focus solely on bug fixes and performance. We don’t have a release date, but once we’ve submitted to the App Store, we will be sure to announce it.