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Euro Coin Collection Update 2.6

Prince's CarabiniersNew update for the app Euro Coin Collection.

The latest 8 2-Euro commemorative coins issued in 2017 by the Euro-area countries have been added.

Among them the coin issued by Monaco for the 200th anniversary of the Prince’s Company of Carabiniers, available since november 13 only in a precious proof collector set.

Only the dutch emission should be missing in order to complete the 2017 series.

Also, this version corrects some sentences in French and adds an option to distinguish the variants of the commemorative coins issued by Malta in 2016 and 2017.

Thanks again to all collectors who regularly report mistakes or suggest new ideas for the app! 🙂

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Euro Coin Collection Update 2.5

Euro Coin Collection for Mac, iPad and iPhoneEuro Coin Collection has been updated again, for iOS, Mac and Android.

The new album ’99-2017 allows to view all standard and commemorative coins issued by a single country.

The coins are listed by year of issue and this makes easier to keep track of the changes in the design of standard coins, such as the new design introduced in March 2017 by San Marino and the Vatican, added in this version.

Also, 14 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2017 have been added, already issued or announced, included the two Italian coins dedicated to Titus Livius and the St Mark’s Basilica.

With this update, the total of 2-Euro commemorative coins reached the number of 287.

See you to the next update!

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Euro Coin Collection Update 2.4

Porta NigraThe first update of 2017 for Euro Coin Collection adds both “old” and “new” coins.

For “old” I mean the last 4 commemoratives of 2016: two from Andorra and two from Greece, the latter issued on December 21.

For 2017 at least 30 2-Euro commemorative coins will be issued.

In this update there are the first 10 announced by as many Euro-area countries, among them the german one with the Porta Nigra in Trier, twelfth of the Bundesländer series which will be issued in early February.

See you to the next update to discover the design of the other commemoratives of this year, as well as to know more about new features in the works for the suite of apps dedicated to collectors. 😉

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Euro Coin Collection Update 2.3

Euro Coin Collection for Mac, iPad and iPhoneEuro Coin Collection has been updated, both for iOS and Mac, as well as for Android.

15 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2016 have been added, already issued or announced.

Among the new coins, two countries, Italy and San Marino, celebrate the 550th anniversary of the death of Donatello.

Maltese is the curious coin dedicated to love, the first of the “Children and solidarity” series.

Besides new coins, a lot of work was done on the English texts, thanks to Robert Wimberley, a collector from Washington who uses the app on his Mac.

Robert corrected several formal errors and optimized the descriptions of the coins in order to make them more consistent.

Many details and corrections, extended where appropriate to the other six languages of the application, which improve text readability.

Thanks to Robert and to all the collectors who regularly send me their comments and suggestions.

The app gets better mainly thanks to your support! 🙂

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Euro Coin Collection on Android

Euro Coin Collection for Android, iOS and OSXEuro Coin Collection is now available also for devices with Android operating system.

Already available for Apple’s iOS and OS X platforms, the Android version supports smartphone and tablets equipped with Google’s operating system, starting from version 4.0 to the latest 6.0.

Considered (by the users 😉 ) among the most comprehensive and visually appealing apps about Euro coins, the Android version retains all the features that set it apart: interactive album, detailed images and parameters of both standard coins and 2 Euro commemoratives, information texts and translation in seven languages.

The first 13 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2016, already issued or announced, are listed, including those of Belgium and Portugal dedicated to the incoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

In addition to the 184 standard coins issued by the 23 Euro-area countries, the total of of 2-Euro commemorative coins has reached the figure of 244.

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Euro Coin Collection Update 2.2

Euro Coin Collection for Mac, iPad and iPhoneHere’s another update for the app Euro Coin Collection!

13 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2016 have been added, already issued or announced.

This year two countries, Belgium and Portugal, celebrate the participation of their athletes to the incoming Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Also, French is the coin dedicated to the 15th edition of the European soccer championship that will take place in France from June 10 to July 10.

With this update, the total of 2-Euro commemorative coins reached the number of 244.

What’s next? Just one word: Android! 😉

Follow the Facebook page of the app to know the release date.

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Euro Coin Collection Update 2.1

Euro Coin Collection for Mac, iPad and iPhoneEuro Coin Collection, the suite of apps dedicated to collectors for Mac, iPad and iPhone, has been updated again!

12 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2015 have been added, thus completing the series of independent emissions of each country.

Among them there’s the coin issued by Monaco to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the construction of the fortress on the rock, which is expected to have very high prices.

The 19 2-Euro commemorative coins of the common emission dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the European flag have also been added.

The design selected as winner by a public voting shows twelve stars that morph into human figures and embrace the European flag, a symbol that unites people and cultures with shared visions and ideals for a better common future.

With this update, the total of 2-Euro commemorative coins reached the number of 231.

To the next update (soon)! 🙂

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Euro Coin Collection Update 2.0

Euro Coin Collection for Mac, iPad and iPhoneEuro Coin Collection, the suite of apps dedicated to collectors for Mac, iPad and iPhone, has been updated!

16 new 2-Euro commemorative coins of the 2015 have been added, already issued or announced.

This year two countries, Italy and San Marino, commemorate the 750º anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri, the Florentine poet author of the Divina Commedia.

Italian is also the coin of the Universal Exposition Expo 2015 taking place in Milan from May 1st to October 31st with the motto: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.

With this update, the total of 2-Euro commemorative coins reached the round figure of 200. A figure that will soon increase with the next issues of 2015, including the common one dedicated to the thirty years since the adoption of the European Flag.

Enjoy the new coins! 🙂

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Euro Coin Collection Update 1.9

Euro Coin Collection for Mac, iPad and iPhoneDid you ever ask yourself what’s the meaning of a 2 Euro coin design?

There’s an app for that!

And since 2011 it helps collectors keeping track of their collection.

The latest update of Euro Coin Collection, in versions for iPhone, iPad and Mac, includes all the 2 Euro commemorative coins of 2014, Lithuania has been added as the 23th Euro-area country, and the new design of the Spanish 1 and 2 Euro coins issued for King Felipe VI’s succession.

Some corrections and improvements requested by collectors complete this release.

But the news don’t stop here: as already announced on the Facebook page of the app, the Android version is in the works, for all the smartphones and tablets using Google’s mobile operative system.

And we’re already collecting data and graphics for the first 2 Euro commemorative coins issued in 2015; this year there will be 27 of them, in addition to the common emission dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the European flag.

There’s a lot of irons (or coins..) in the fire! 😉

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Gardens of Lake Como on Android

Gardens - AndroidEven the app Gardens of Lake Como has been updated and is now available on Android!

In addition to the Android version, 13 new points of interest of the province of Lecco have been added, which together with the 37 ones of the province of Como already included, bring to 50 the total of gardens reviewed.

Since the earliest releases of the app it was evident that the most important villas and gardens of the east branch of Lake Como were missing.

So now, thanks to this territorial marketing initiative by the Chamber of Commerce of Como, in collaboration with the two provices of Como and Lecco, the app becomes really complete.

Although less complex than the app about the Rationalism, both from a technical point of view and for contents production, the Android version required an accurate testing phase.

According to recent data, there are about 19.000 different devices using Google’s mobile operative system, compared to the relatively small family of devices with Apple’s iOS.
To be more specific, the app currently supports 95% of the devices listed in Google’s Developer Console, which means 7571 out of 7971.

The press release of the Chamber of Commerce of Como, included in the press-kit, also reports some data about the downloads, which aren’t bad for a thematic app among the many available in the “Travel” category of iTunes.

I personally met each of the managers and owners of the gardens of Lecco and with them I reviewed the text describing the gardens. To say the truth, I was a little surprised to know that some of them didn’t know the other villa-gardens reviewed for the app, so I hope that this project could help them to meet and build a network, other than being a useful guide for tourists.

The care and passion with which they work daily inside their gardens is actually more difficult to put into words. So I’d like to invite you to browse the app and visit the gardens when you’ll get the chance, maybe during the next spring flowering.

Some of the opening hours and ticket prices have been already updated for the 2015 season, such as with Villa Carlotta, while the rest will be updated later.

To paraphrase the motto of Expo 2015, “feeding the planet”, I hope that even culture, as food for the mind, will be among the main themes of the milanese event.
It’ll be an important event, during which the Lake Como area will be able to show off its “beauty” also thanks to thematic apps about the gardens and the Rationalism.

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