You have a number of choices when it comes to on-demand streaming movies, including apps from Netflix and Hulu. mSpot, however, distinguishes itself by offering movies that are more current than other services via their free Movies by mSpot app. Their titles become available on the same day as the DVD is released, which is four weeks before the movies are available on Netflix and a year before they're available on Hulu. If you want to try out the service, they offer a free movie that changes every two weeks. Their pay movies cost $3.99 or less.
Dress the Royals ($.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.