Dress the Royals ($.99), is an app that lets you customize the wardrobe of the Royal Family to get them ready for the Royal Wedding. It's a nice little game for kids, as the wardrobe selections for each member of the family ranges from serious to very wacky. I found the interphase to be abit confusing at times, and I imagine If I can't figure it out, neither will kids. Nevertheless, it's an app that's not meant to be taken very seriously.
Crackle is a free app for the iPhone and iPad that offers free streaming movies and TV shows, including 10 episodes of Seinfeld. The movies include The Da Vinci Code, Ghostbusters, Gridiron Gang,Snatch, 21, We Own the Night, and hundreds more from companies such as Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star, Screen Gems, and Sony Pictures Classics. Crackle comes to you from Crackle.com, which also has free streaming and which is a division of Sony.
I've written about Movie Vault in a previous post. It's an app that gives you access to over 1,000 classic movies. The app costs money but the movies are free. The developer recently lowered the price to $1.99 for the iPhone version and $2.99 for the iPad.
Vimeo has long been a top site for sharing videos, and was one of the first to offer a lot of high-definition content. Two days ago Vimeo launched their Vimeo app that includes much of the functionality of the website, such that you can use your iPhone to upload, manage, edit, and view video. The app lets you capture video, combine and edit clips, and add transitions, titles, and special effects. You can add music and recordings, and set the volume level.
The accessability and popularity of the App space is unbelievable and increasing everyday! With the abundance of iPhone app development tutorial programs and the incredible numbers of users seeking quality, relevant apps, it is time that we all started diagramming out a plan for the next great app. Recent, app rock stars such as Tiny Wings, have shown that popularity, much like a viral video, is only a good idea and a little programming away.
As a kid in the '80's, I grew up playing Kevin Flynn's videogames such as Space Paranoids and of course, TRON. So naturally I believe that Flynn Lives... how could someone so brilliant just disappear? Now there's a documentary, TRON: Legacy, that suggests he may have evolved into something different... something extraordinary. I don't know what to make of it, but you should check it out for yourself. If movies aren't your thing, there's an app for that.
Flash video and the iPad work together about as well as Karl Marx and a Capitalist market. Or something like that. Since the dawn of time (early 2010 according to Steve Jobs) man has struggled to find an end to this conundrum, by finding a way to display Flash content on the iPad. Various entrants have attempted this feat, but none has been able to seamlessly play Flash video while browsing. The latest entrant to attempt to end this struggle comes to us from iSwifter.
Here is what iSwifter promises from within the app, “full-featured Flash web browsing.” A pretty bold claim, if you ask me. Let’s see how well it holds up under scrutiny.