Talk about a nice debut: Fremont software development shop Rogue Sheep won an Apple Design Award for its very first iPhone App.
Rogue Sheep started working on its “Postage” app a few months ago and finished just in time to enter the design contest, which concluded at this week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference.
“Postage” is a $4.99 application $4.99 (but on sale at $2.99 until June 17) for turning photos into post cards before they’re sent from an iPhone. Apple’s award site said “Postage sets a new standard for attractiveness and ease of use in an iPhone app.”
Rogue Sheep was started five years ago as an Adobe development shop by former Adobe engineers Christopher Parrish, Daniel Guenther, Matt Joss and Jeff Argast.
Parrish said they’re hoping to consult with companies looking to develop iPhone apps and build more apps on their own. They’ve already seen a surge of traffic since the award was announced Tuesday night.
“It definitely looks like it’s going to be one of the bigger bumps we’ve had,” he said.