Software developer launches app to cut the cost of quotations.
By Jessica Knowles
Secret Attic have announced the release of Jewel Tool for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in partnership with Hartman Jewellers.
Jewel Tool is a collection of jewellery calculators including: a jewellery pricing tool, customer reference system, online precious metal price calculator, gemstone weight calculator, and wax-to-metal weight calculator.
Working in partnership with bespoke jewellers, Secret Attic have designed the application with the hope that it will be used by jewellers from independent craftsmen to the large workshops. Jewel Tool allows users to create bespoke jewellery designs from a catalogue of parts and tasks and calculate a cost using precious metal prices sourced from online rates. The app also responds to alterations to designs or sales prices such as changing the mark-up percentage or modifying a precious metal for a single component.
The customer database uses a customer’s design request for reference, from this any new design requests can be added and potentially simplifies the re-order process; the database also has back-up and restore features.
“We want to dramatically reduce the time it takes to price-up jewellery”, said Dr David White, Director of Secret Attic Software. “From the start we’ve consulted with independent bespoke jewellers, and their input to Jewel Tool has been invaluable”.
Dr. White is a Staffordshire based software developer who has previously created adaptations of classic Dicken’s titles, such as Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol, in the form of responsive books for children.
Prior to release Jewel Tool was given to jewellery workshops for testing and it was found that, on average, Jewel Tool was saving jewellers around 30 minutes for each quotation, with a single quote taking between 5 to 10 minutes.
Jewel Tool is available for £29.99 from the App Store at www.itunes.com/appstore and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.
Versions for other mobile and tablet platforms (including Android) are currently under development.