Back In The Day – Inflation Calculator


Back In The Day is a quick little app I put together to solve a problem I found interesting.  I am currently reading a book that stated $300,000 was used in 1923 to build a large structure on a site.  Sounds like a lot, but I wondered what $300,000 is worth today?  Knowing that, I could understanding the scope of the project.  After a bit of research, I put together an app that will allow you to see what the value of money is between two years that you select.

Since this is a utility and not a game, I also decided to make it a little more fun by adding the old codger on the About screen.  Tap on the old man icon and see some words of wisdom.

An Experiment

When I published this app, I decided to support it in the following manner:

  • The app is free to use.
  • Any bugs I find, I will fix.
  • Enhancements will be added, provided there is support of this app from the user community.  If you like the app and wish to support it, please click on an ad, visit my web site or blog site, check out my Facebook or Twitter page, download one of my games, or rate the app on the app store.  Believe me, this goes a long way!  I appreciate hearing from people using my apps and it motivates me in making them better.

That’s all there is to it.  I will continue to enhance this app as long as there is an interest in using it.  Adding features takes time away from my other projects, and while I do not mind updating this app, there has to be a request to justify additional features.  Send me an email or a Tweet!


I hope you find this app useful, and I look forward to hearing from you.  Thanks for taking the time to read this post and for checking out Back In The Day!  I also plan on writing a more technical article on the development of Back In The Day for those who are interested.

Oh, and $300,000 in 1923 is over $4,000,000 today!

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