Artful Calculator

About Solution

Artful Calculator, developed for Digitalchemy, LCC, is one of those amazing solutions that turns a routine task into a delightful experience.

Free Art Themes

  • Its screen is infused with stunning artworks of modern and classic artists from around the world.
  • The gallery is updated with a new art theme every day.
  • Each artwork is linked to the source web-site with a full description.
  • The user can choose a preferable artwork for the calculator background.


  • Calculations are shown in clear and easy to read type.
  • Support of Copy/Paste functions by long-pressing on the calculator display.
  • The usage of the Backspace button to correct typing.
  • Easy percentage feature with on-line guidance.
  • Last entries are restored upon the app launch.

Project Background

The customer of EffectiveSoft is Digitalchemy, LLC, a developer of creative solutions for everyday tasks. Having developed a number of innovative calculators running on iOS, Android, and Windows 8, the customer wanted to delight the users with a new, more beautiful solution than just a simple calculator. The development of Artful Calculator was the first project with Digitalchemy which turned out to be a great success later on.

What and How We Did

The customer had the sources in .NET, coded in Java. The objective of the Artful Calculator development was to have a cross-platform solution with the same business logic.

  • J2ObjC, as a Google-authored translator, was used to convert Java source code into Objective-C for iPhone/iPad apps.
  • Amazon Mobile Ads SDK was used to display ads from the Amazon server on the calculator.
  • FlurryAnalytics SDK and Google Analytics SDK were used for the customer’s internal purposes as to collect statistics about user’s interaction with Artful Calculator.

Digitalchemy were excited to offer users of all ages a new amazing solution, proving that the ideas could perfectly materialize with a skilled team of developers.

Project Resume

Business model Time & Material
Development model Agile
Project workload iPhone: 1000 man-hours
Android: 700 man-hours
Team 1 iOS developer
2 Android developers
Documentation Absent
Languages iPhone: Objective-C
Technologies & tools iPhone: Xcode, iPhone SDK, J2ObjC
Android: IntelliJ IDEA 13.0, Android SDK, GIT, Samsung SDK, Amazon Mobile Ads SDK, FlurryAnalytics SDK, Google Analytics SDK

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