Recent App Reviews
Today I got to speak with Chirantan (Chintu) Parikh, CEO ( or Yapper Chief as he calls himself) of SachManya LLC. His company has developed a way that allows you to create your own mobile apps for your company or website. Simply by going to their site, you follow 4 steps, fill in your information, and your app is done.
If you've run up hundreds of dollars of parking tickets, you need this app. The app sets up an alarm to warn you when your time is almost up at your parking meter. That alone could save you some big bucks, but the app does so much more. You can find where you parked your car using GPS markers. If you're in a parking garage, you can input your level and section.
If you're looking for a way to make the most efficient use of your time at Disneyland, this is your app. The app contains comprehensive information about every ride there.
INRIX TRAFFIC! was given the Macworld 2010 Best of Show award. This isn't your normal navigation app. It's used to predict your travel time on your normal routes based on real-time and historic data. It lets you know when to leave to reach your destination at your desired time.
I got a chance to look at and talk to the developer of the StarGazer and StarVoyager iPhone apps at Macworld today. These are amazing apps for those who are interested in the nighttime sky. The company took the essentials of their desktop astronomy applications and adapted them for the iPhone.
Want to keep up to date on what's coming soon to your iDevice? Would you like to hear from the players about what's good and what you should avoid from what already exists in the App Store? Best of all, how would you like the chance every Friday to win a free game? Head on over to www.AppDope.com for all this and more...
The Red Carpet ($2.99) is the app you need if you're interested in the upcoming Academy Awards. It offers up-to-the-minute awards news, film synopses, Netflix link, and film previews. PLUS, it offers you the opportunity to select your Oscar favorites, and if you correctly pick all 24 televised Oscar winners, you can win $1 million. According to the developer, this is the first ever contest of this type to be approved for Apple's App Store.
"In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, Rockstar Games is happy to announce a Special Price Promotion for Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars for the iPhone and iPod touch. Starting Friday, February 12 until 11:59pm (EST) Sunday, February 14, one of the highest rated handheld games will be 30% off in the iTunes App Store!!"...shoot, the cheat references for these games are 99 cents!
I knew someone had reviewed the Joby Gorillapod line either in print or blog, and dug it up here on Heather Dale's site. I also have a fabulous Gpod camera holder/stand for my camera (kids bought it from ThinkGeek) and it doubles as a holder/stand thing for my iPod, and PDAs. It is often handy for taking steady, clear gadget close-ups. Joby just announced an expanded product line at MacWorld, so maybe our folks there can go check em out at booth#1659 – South Hall! I'm too busy back east shoveling snow...sigh!
Winter 2010 is a free app with a number of great features that give you about everything you need to follow the Winter Olympics. It gives you access to all the news and information, event schedule, and a medal tracker, which lists the countries with the most medals. A neat feature is push notifications, so you can get instant notice for winners by nation or by sport. The news feeds offer general news as well as news by sport.