There are any number of ways one can relax, and tap into their creativity with the iPhone, one of the recent apps I’ve found for this purpose is APPFour’s Asian Painting (.99) which is interesting in that it allows a person without years of Asian calligraphy experience to create the likeness of it.
On a budget? Stretch your buying power with these great games.
When Apple announced the iTunes App Store last year, they opened up global distribution opportunities for small development studios that were willing to offer high-quality games for very low prices. Many of these games cost you less than a dollar. Since everyone’s on a budget these days, I thought I’d show you how to stretch your buying power. Each of the games in this article costs 99 cents. So for ten bucks, you get ten great games—call it the “iTunes Super Value Menu.”
Some of the very best games in a number of genres make excellent holiday gifts
Great games not only make excellent gifts, they’re a good way to keep you and your family entertained during long holiday trips. This holiday game buyer’s guide covers the best titles in a number of genres. Each one offers many hours of engrossing gameplay and tremendous value for your holiday dollar. Whether you want to buy someone a gift that they will enjoy for months to come, or you want to make sure that time flies on a cross-country flight, these titles will keep you jolly well past New Years Day.
As iPhone games mature, developers are creating more sophisticated titles that do more than show off the platform’s flashy graphics.
Developers need to take a closer look at successful apps
As an iPhone developer, I am always checking out the competition to see what the more successful applications are all about. I especially pay attention to reviews submitted by the users. What do they like about the game? What don’t they like? What suggestions do they have to make the application better?
This has nothing to do with copying someone else’s idea. It is driven by a healthy admiration and respect for the teams that created the apps, and it’s about trying to find out what the apps have that make them a hit. The reviews give me a direct view into the mind of the user. Traditionally, a company could spend millions of dollars on marketing research to get this information, but it’s available for free on the App Store!