Track Your Lacquer  Mobile Application

Track the nail polish colors you own and want using your iPhone or smartphone.

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Have you ever been out shopping and couldn't remember the name of a nail polish color you were looking for? Couldn't remember if you already own a color you see? Maybe they don't have the color you want and you need an alternative?

This handy HTML5 app can be installed on any smartphone—including the iPhone and Android— and lets you easily keep track of the colors you like. It includes over 1500 nail polish names and colors organzied by brands such as OPI, China Glaze, and Essie. You can mark colors you own as well as colors you want to buy with with the tap of a finger. You can even find similar colors in case the store you're in doesn't have the exact color you're looking for!

UPDATE: Julep has been added by popular demand!

See the app now at: http://www.hyliston.net/iphone/nail-polish-tracker/index.html


Frequently Asked Questions

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What nail polish colors are in the app?
Currently there are just over 1700 colors from Butter London, China Glaze, Essence, Essie, OPI, Sallie Hansen, Sinful Colors, and Zoya. Both Sinful Colors and Butter London were added based on people's request (see next question).
Can you add a new nail polish brand to the app?
I'm always interested in expanding the brands and colors in this application. Keep in mind that I'm just one person, and gathering all the info for a line of colors is time consuming. The more requests I get for a certain brand, the more likely it is to be added. You can reach me at apps@hyliston.net with any requests, comments, or questions.
Why did you write this app?
It's just a hobby. I've been writing several tracking apps lately. A couple people requested an app like this one, and I couldn't find any out there, so I wrote it. It was a good chance for me to learn the jQuery Mobile framework.
Why isn't this in the Apple iStore?
An Apple developer's license costs [too much] money. I'm just this one guy, and am letting people use the app for free. I didn't really want to spend much money writing or time learning a new coding language.
What information are you collecting about me?
Information about your nail polish colors is kept locally on your phone/device. I use Google Analytics to track usage, but all that data is in aggregate. I know nothing about you personally.
Can I save my info so it doesn't get lost if I lose or break my phone?
Yes! This was a popular feature request. If you supply your email address and a password, you can store your nail polish info in the cloud and load it again later using that same email address and password. Please don't use the same password you do with other accounts; this storage is not as secure as it would be on a site where you can buy stuff. This is a completely optional feature—the app works fine without you using it. If you do use it, I will be able to tell what nail polish colors you have. Scary, I know.
Isn't it odd for a guy to write an app like this?
Yes.

Installing on an iPhone

  1. Use the Safari web browser on the iPhone and then navigate to
    http://www.hyliston.net/iphone/nail-polish-tracker/index.html

  2. At the bottom center of the screen, click on the bookmark icon ( Bookmark Page ), or in some versions of Safari, this button looks like a plus sign ( Bookmark Page ). Either way, touch this button.

  3. A new menu will appear. Tap the "Add to Home Screen" button.

  4. On the next screen, you will get a chance to name your new application. The default name is "TY Lacquer", which fits nicely on the home screen. You can, of course, change it to whatever you want. Once you have a name you like, touch the "Add" button in the top right corner.

  5. The Safari window will disappear, and your home screen will appear. Now, to use the Track Your Lacquer application, just touch the icon. You'll never need to go back into Safari again to use the application and track your nail polish colors.

Installing on an Android phone

  1. Using the default Android browser, go to
    http://www.hyliston.net/iphone/nail-polish-tracker/index.html

  2. Press menu, then bookmarks, then add to bookmarks

  3. It will ask you what you want to name the bookmark. Name it "TY Lacquer" and press "OK"

  4. Exit the browser and go to your home screen

  5. Long press (touch for several seconds) the screen you want to add the bookmark to

  6. Press shortcuts, bookmark, and select the Track Your Lacquer URL to add it

Terms of Use

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I am not a company; this is a personal website. My apps are available as-is. The information contained in this app is for general information purposes only, and is not guaranteed to be accurate. Any reliance you place on this information is strictly at your own risk. I am not liable for damages. If you do not agree with these terms, do not use this app.

Brand names and colors are trademarks of their respective owners. They are used without permission. This application is not affiliated with, maintained by, or in any way connected to any nail polish manufacturer.