iPhoneSavior.com has an interesting story about how iPhone photography enthusiast Patrick Timney stumbled across an alleged ratings scam in the App store, and how he investigated and gathered evidence which he then submitted to Apple who decided to pull over 1000+ apps made by the accused company from its store.
There have been several games in the App Store that revolve around sheep, and some of them border on wacky. So far, I’d say that Peter Und Vlad takes the cake, at least in terms of story. Unfortunately, the game play is pretty standard line drawing fare, and a couple of design issues make the game not quite as fun as it could be. Still, it’s always nice having another entry in the ever growing library of line drawing games that doesn’t somehow involve vehicles.
This anecdote is too sweet not to share it with you. And it also contains a message...
You might know, I do freelance iPhone application development. And in this particular case I was hired by a company that had sold the whole package like marketing and development to a client, who wanted to have a cookbook made. And obviously I will not disclose who is who. But the players are: me and my company contact who hired me vs. the cook and the designer. But the original contract was between the cook and my company contact, which I will call Mr C. from now on. After quite some back and forth, the design schemes arrived at my desk, containing all the images, the recipes and a description. You must know, that I assemble everything, write the code, and make the final product.
Too many times have I taken a photo, only to discover that I was shaking or holding the phone at a crazy angle. Result – a really crummy photo. Not any more! The Tripod Camera app includes anti-tilt, anti-shake, and tap-to-focus (3GS only) features that make all my photos turn out beautifully. I love it!
Tripod Camera also features a full-screen shutter, so I can click anywhere on the screen to take the photo. No more hunting that teeny-tiny camera button at the bottom of the page!
I like this app because it’s like having a first-aid instruction book with me all the time. I particularly like the Emergencies & Injuries section. If I need to know how to wrap a sprained ankle or perform the Heimlich maneuver, it’s right there in my iPhone, complete with instructions and illustrations.
Kids will have fun learning to count by ones, twos and threes using Count Caddy. The object is to drag the cat’s yarn, the bird’s feathers and dog’s bones on the screen as you count them. Very effective because it uses three senses: sight, sound and touch. Next time you’re waiting with your child, pull out Count Caddy and teach him or her to count!
For more info, check the Tickle Taps Web site.
Comic Touch is a very fun app to add flair to pictures in your iPhone library.
(Plasc LLC, $2.99)
So where exactly is Angola, other than somewhere on the African Continent? To answer this question I turned to my trusty 3G and quickly downloaded Ganesh Thambiran's app Countries Of The World Lite (free) to find out a few facts about Angola, which I discovered has a population of some 17 million people, and is roughly twice the size of Texas.
Green Mountain Digital began releasing the first in its series of Audubon field guides last month, including birds, wildflowers, trees, and mammals. You can see their offerings on this page in the App Store. The prices range from $6.99 to 19.99. If you think you might be interested in this offering, check out the free Audubon Sampler, which contains 40 examples from the 3,700 species found in these guides.
What can I say, CandyCane Inc’s Fling (.99) is an awesome app! Though I have almost no time to myself, I often find when I’m stuck trying to solve a problem at work, or with my dissertation, I’ll sort of mindlessly open up Fling and start playing – after awhile I get my mind back into problem solving mode and put it away – so far I’ve made it to level 7.