iCalculator Has Gone Responsive



Given the public trend to access the web from mobile devices such as phones, tablets and pads along with the more conventional desktop computers, it seemed needful to enhance iCalculator by making it “responsive” to mobile devices.

So after many long months, I have successfully applied this fluid-grid approach to my popular online real estate calculator (click left image to enlarge).

As a result, customers will now enjoy an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from mobile phones to desktop computer monitors). Yes, iCalculator will now automatically fit small, medium, and large screens without you having to adjust anything on the screen.

The calculations all perform as required in all devices and across all browser platforms (i.e., Firefox, Safari, Chrome, IE), however, the program does not format correctly on older versions of IE. So if you prefer IE, it’s recommended that you use IE 9+ to enjoy all the enhancements.

Of course, this is a work-in-progress, so it would be very much appreciated to get your feedback. I want to know what you think, any unfriendly issues you might encounter, and your suggestions how I might improve this innovative calculator solution.

If you are a current user of iCalculator you need do nothing. The newly modified calculator will be there the next time you access it.

Try It

I’ve provided a sample for you to preview. Open it with various devices to see how it responds; or open it on your PC or MAC desktop computer and shrink the window from large to small.

Please understand, however, that all of the functions have purposely been turned off so nothing will work in this sample EXCEPT FOR the Mortgage PI computation. Naturally everything will work in the actual solution.

Please click here to give it a try open the responsive sample…

So You Know

In case you’re wondering, iCalculator is a suite of 55 calculators arranged under the following categories: Mortgage, Time Value, Cash Flows, Tax Shelter, and Investment. Each calculator includes an easy-to-complete form, explanation, definition, example, and with many calculations, the formula.

Click here to preview all the benefits online real estate calculator


Mortgage Refinance Calculator Added

A mortgage refinance calculator has been added to the suite of calculations provided in ProAPOD’s web based real estate calculator.

This mortgage refinance calculator will help you to decide whether or not you should refinance your current mortgage at a lower interest rate. You will be able to see your monthly payment and net interest savings as well as how many months it will take to recoup the closing costs. It only requires a couple of entries to determine whether a mortgage refinance might be practical.

For example, say that your original loan amount was $100,000 at 5.0% annual interest for 30 years and you’ve made 36 payments and you can refinance at 4.0% for 30 years but must pay 2% loan points and $500 in other fees (i.e., appraisal, title, etc.) which you will roll in to the new loan. The result will show you how much interest refinancing will save you over the course of the loan verses your original mortgage plus the number of months it will take to recoup the closing costs associated with refinancing. The calculator also lets you select not to roll the points and other fees into the new mortgage; in which case these closing costs are counted as cash required up front and not included in the new loan.

Customers who already purchased this real estate calculator are never charged when this program is updated. This new mortgage refinance calculator will automatically be available the next time you log in.