Delivery Status touch, a package tracker

Category(s): Utilities
Version Reviewed: 3.0.3
Developer: Junecloud LLC
iTunes Rating: 3.5
Release Date: 01-29-10
Price: $2.99
Our Score
4.2
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User Score:
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Delivery Status touch, a package tracker

Delivery Status touch, a package tracker is an application for tracking nearly all your packages that are being delivered to you in a sleek and well organized interface.

Pros:

-Works with 25+ services
-Each services are colored for easy viewing
-Large font of “days remaining”
-Quickly view details about your package
-View map location of your package
-Rename packages for easy viewing
-Sync packages with server

Cons:

-No “easy way” of getting push notifications
-2-button press to add new (one less button tap would be better).

$2.99
4.2/5

Delivery Status touch, a package tracker is a pretty cool application. The ability to track all your packages in transit is quite nice, rather than having to go from one app (UPS) to check one package then switching to the another app (FedEx) to check another package.


Adding packages to your track-list is quite easy to do. You will have to tap the “edit” button in order to make the “+” appear so that you can add a new package. I can’t say that I am a big fan of having to tap on the edit button to add a package, having the “+” sign in addition to the other buttons would be nice.

In adding the new package to your list, just add the service, a name you want to call it, and its tracking number. The add-screen also has a “history” item list if you want to choose from it; however, I am unsure as to why its there. I figure once you track a package, that’s it. There nothing more to track. I may be wrong here, but it seems a little redundant.


There are a significant number of services to choose from, even international services are trackable. The following is a list of supported services as pulled from their website:

  • Adobe.com US and Canada only
  • Amazon Including Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.de, Amazon.at, and Amazon.fr
  • Apple.com Including all international stores
  • Aramex
  • Canada Post (Postes Canada)
  • City Link
  • DHL US, Germany, and GlobalMail only. SmartMail and DHL Express Germany are not currently supported
  • DPD Germany only
  • FedEx Including most countries, as well as FedEx SmartPost. FedEx UK is not currently supported.
  • GLS Including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Portugal, and Spain
  • Google Checkout
  • Hermes Logistik Gruppe (HLG) Germany only
  • Hongkong Post
  • Japan Post Including EMS, Yu-Pack, Registered Mail, and Morning 10 Overnight Mail
  • Parcelforce
  • Purolator
  • Royal Mail
  • Poste Italiane Including Paccocelere1, Paccocelere3, Postacelere1, PaccocelereMaxi, and PaccocelereInternazionale
  • Posten (Norway)
  • Posten (Sweden)
  • Sagawa Express
  • Swiss Post
  • TNT Includes most countries, as well as TNT Post Netherlands. TNT Express Australia, TNT UK, and TNT Italia are not currently supported
  • UPS and UPS Mail Innovations
  • USPS (United States Postal Service or US Post Office)
  • Yamato Transport (Kuroneko)
  • Other You can manually add other packages from other services by entering a web site, delivery date, and other info



The “other” package choice is just like it states – you manually add information – tracking number, website, day its supposed to arrive and name. After adding a fake package using the “other” service I found that the basic package-list display worked fine; however, tapping on the item to “display more information” crashed the app. I suppose that having that extra information really isn’t to critical for this app, so for me it’s a minor issue. However if you find that noneĀ  of the carriers you use are supported and you just want to use the app as a general package tracker, then this app might not do you well until this bug is fixed.





Tapping on any of your packages will display more information about the package – its name, tracking number, last update, days left, last tacking data, and expected delivery date.





Also of these detailed pages you can find a “view details online” which basically opens the in-app safari browser and displays the webpage for your package for the correlating package.





Also you can view a map of where your package was last “tracked” at.





The main package tracking list offers each package to have a certain color associated with it depending on the carrier for easy identification. I also like the large numbers which identify the days remaining until the package is to be delivered and giving you a visual check mark when the package has been delivered. Another nice thing you can do with the list is to rearrange if you want by tapping the “edit” button and manually rearranging them. I was however disappointed that there wasn’t a “quick sort” button that would allow me to sort in ascending/descending days remaining or to group packages by carrier. However, there is a “sort by date” and it only displays by descending days.





Lastly the application has the ability to crate an account to be used in conjunction with the app to sync with their servers. This way you can add packages via your web browser if you wish, or if your iPhone crashes, you can easily recover the data by re-syncing with your account.



One of the major things I find missing from the app is the ability to receive push notifications. On the developer’s website, they mentioned in one of their blog posts that it simply would be too costly for them to offer something like that, but they did mention the possibility of having an in-app purchase to allow push notifications. I’d be all for that. I realize that it does cost a significant amount of money to maintain servers, so do buy a number of alerts would be nice to have in the future.



On Junecloud’s website, they also have create a delivery Mac OSX widget that can sync with your account so you can have your package tracking nearby all the time. However, if you are a PC user, then you are out of luck.



Their website also mentions the ability to use the Prowl app (push notifications app) in conjunction with their app which would sync with Growl (for Mac OSX, and should only be attempted if you have some tech knowledge). Basically in order to get those push notifications, you would have to have your Mac constantly on in order to receive them. For instructions on setting it up, you can view their website and the instructions here.



Overall the application is nice to have for anyone that has a few packages every now and then to someone that receives a multitude of packages. In the end I would like to see more sort options and some easier option of getting push notifications.
Posted by Matt Sawyers | 25 Feb 2010 | Reviews,Utilities

2 Comments

  1. Kim K.
    06 Aug 2010, 6:55 pm

    Nice review.

    An app called Posted is also a good choice. It supports more shipping providers, has push notifications and barcode scanning. Consume is also a good pick. Delivery Status Touch does look better though. But after trying them all, I use Posted for sure.

  2. Ryan
    28 Nov 2011, 4:50 pm

    Good review-
    I also have downloaded Posted and would use that one between the two.

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