Garden Bilder, a powerful, visual, garden planner for the iPhone, is available today in the iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/garden-bilder/id584916916?ls=1&mt=8
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Indianapolis, Indiana, 19 April 2013 – Released today in the iTunes App store is Garden Bilder, an iPhone app that helps homeowners and gardeners feed themselves and their families by transforming backyards into productive, sustainable gardens. Just in time for Earth Day, the free app enables gardeners to create a kitchen garden or orchard with the correct number of plants necessary to feed a household. Users can also use the app to share the garden and any excess production over the Internet, creating a virtual community garden.
"Gardening in all forms is a challenging, addictive hobby," said Peter Kuhns, co-creator of Garden Bilder, "and nowhere is this more true than in the city, where gardeners are limited by tiny backyards." The app provides common tools to help create gardens up to an acre in size, and also includes wide-row planting tools that demonstrate how much more food can be grown on tiny plots of land. "We created a wide-row feature we call "patches" that we encourage everyone to try in place of rows. It's an eye-opener to see just how much food a small urban lot can produce," said Kuhns.
Garden Bilder allows for multiple garden plans, which may help spur users to move beyond summer gardening into separate early spring, fall, and even winter gardens for those in the Southern and Western states. "One thing we learned while building this app was how large the growing window really is, even in Northern states." By modeling their backyard, then duplicating that footprint, Garden Bilder users can experiment with three-season gardens up North and four-season gardens in places such as Florida and California.
Future plans for the app are to build a large user base that assists newcomers to gardening via social networking. "I was exposed to urban gardening when I was young," said Kuhns. "If you weren't out there on a hot July night helping dad water tomatoes, you might not know where to start."
Will this app spur the average homeowner to give kitchen gardens a try? "When homeowners and young professionals see how much food a tiny lot can produce, we think they will hop on board," said Kuhns.
Garden Bilder is a product of Beefsteak Software, LLC, a mobile app software developer focusing on gardening apps for homeowners and individuals. The founders of Beefsteak Software, LLC are Peter Kuhns (pkuhnsbeefsteaksoftware.com) and Matt Tymn (mattbeefsteaksoftware.com). Please email either founder or call Peter Kuhns at 317-332-6668 for more information. Beefsteak Software LLC's website is http://www.beefsteaksoftware.com.