Recent App Reviews
Ok, is it just me or is TVU (iPhone app and OS X beta player) just an excellent little window to the world?
The Wall Street Journal has posted a fun video about "crap apps," those apps the are entertaining — and useless. I've posted about some of them. The irony, which isn't of course lost on the Wall Street Journal, is that these apps often make a lot more money than the serious apps.
Since the iPhone world seems to be filled with causal gamers, I'm really surprised G.I. Joyride got overlooked. The game is made by Trapdoor Inc., and it's the kind of mindless, humorous entertainment that can keep you busy for minutes... or hours if you're not careful.
"May 5, 2009 - SBSH Mobile Software announced today the availability of its best selling wallet application SafeWallet for iPhone and iPod Touch devices! SafeWallet is a secure storage application designed to help you manage all your private information in one secure solution!
Top Gun, a new aerial combat shooter based on the hit Movie was recently released by Paramount Digital Entertainment (developer Freeverse). This is just my first impressions of the game, and you can get it now for a $1.99, and I think it's worth the 2 bucks. I'll circle round to do a full review later, but it's pretty cool.
I’ve been tinkering with photo apps lately and came across a really excellent app for stitching together your iPhones photos into a panoramic scene, PANOLAB’s free app has a lot of utility with a pretty straight forward interface. You can load existing photos or just snap photos on the go then piece them together, rotating them with finger movements on the screen with excellent control. When you get the images aligned just the way you want them, you can then crop and save them.
The mobile cloud is essential. In the past when we each had a single computer, it wasn't necessary. But now we all have a menagerie of gadgets and computers: home computer, work computer, laptop computer, iPhone, netbook. I was just out of town for a few days, and it would have made my life so much easier if I'd had all of my gizmos in sync. That's what Soonr does for you.
MyWisdom is a real gem. It's a well organized collection of bits of wisdom — thousands of quotations from over 500 different individuals — currently on sale for .99. You can view a list of authors — from Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln, to Marie Osmond, Ben Harper, Nicholas Cage, and Paul McCartney. The range is remarkable. You can also view by category, from Altruism & Cynicism to Work & Recreation.
Imagine that you're out and about and want to print a photo. With iPrintApp ($1.99), you can stop by any local copy or print store with a Wi-Fi network and print the photo on the spot.
Oceanic is the second game that I've reviewed from Pastel Games, and unlike the first it does not appear to be a flash conversion. In a lot of ways it feels like it, though. I think there's a potentially fun game trapped in here somewhere, but as it stands right now Oceanic feels more like a proof of concept than a full fledged game.