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Forget coupons. If you’ve ever gone through the checkout line at the grocery store or other market and been dismayed at the grand total flashing across the register, you are going to be excited about ibotta, an app that rewards you for buying certain brands and products: with cold, hard cash.

OK, maybe more like digital cash, but it’s still deposited directly into your PayPal account, from which you could then turn it into, yep, cold hard cash. The service is completely simple and free to use. Sound like an offer you can’t refuse? Click “more” and I’ll give you the details. (more…)

It’s official, we have the winners for our 5 copies of City Maps 2Go. The winners are:

  • @nurikar
  • @JJITPro
  • @DoloresAdair
  • @DIW1981
  • @melirego

We have DM’d all the people who won, and thanks to all that entered. Be on the lookout for more contests soon! (more…)

This is not something that we do here at iPhone.AppStorm. We don’t do interviews with people who have Kickstarter projects, because otherwise that’s all we’d do. But in this case, I will freely admit that I’m biased. That’s because Adam Holcomb from The UDDA is not only a talented artist and designer, but he’s also one of my favorite people.

Adam and I worked together at a magazine in Arizona back in 2008. He was the quiet art director in the corner who only opened his mouth to say something crazy, and I was the new guy who was in a bit over his head. He was — and is — excessively talented in what he does, and that’s why when he approached me about a new iPhone app that he was working on, there was just no way that I could turn him down.

This is the story of Zammis and the Kickstarter project that aims to bring the spirit of festival culture to the iPhone in a game. (more…)

Today, people of all ages can learn to code amazing applications for our beloved iPhones. Veeral Patel can attest to this statement.

Though he is just a high school student, Veeral has shown that he too can play at the same level of the adults in the app industry through his recent release of Owl, a daily facts application I reviewed not too far back. Recently, I had the chance to talk to Veeral about his experience as a student developer, his experiences at this year’s WWDC and what we can expect from him in the near future. Enjoy.

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Did you enter to win a copy of Write for Dropbox? Well we’ve contacted all of the randomly selected winners via Twitter DM, so check your inbox. In the meantime, the winners are:

  • @papabearpyatt
  • @ElBatzilla
  • @schraboe
  • @jeffrhind
  • @DonCarlo2863
  • @robcio
  • @Manfredi_S

Thanks to all that entered! (more…)

It was a big morning for Apple, what with the launch of WWDC and all its goodies. So what’s new in the world of Apple and what do you need to know? Let’s find out. (more…)

hungrylizardsWe review a lot of games here at iPhone.AppStorm, and the ones that do the best — both financially and by popular vote — tend to be the ones that take advantage of the iPhone’s screen (think Angry Birds, Cut the Rope and similar games). Hungry Lizards fits into that category, and that’s one of the reasons we’re happy to have them as our weekly sponsor.

As the story goes, you’re a lizard — either Spike or Lizia, based on your decision at the beginning of the game — and you’ve been traveling the world because of the great bug famine of 2013. So you’re hungry. Real hungry. And you have to catch bugs in the air with your tongue.

It’s not easy.

This is a game about timing. You have to jump at a certain time because you’ll always travel the same arcs, but you also have to consider how fast the flies are flying and how far your tongue can reach. You get more points for more difficult to reach flies, and trust me, they’re not easy to get. This is a game that will test your skills.

You’ve got a few different playing modes to choose from. There’s multiplayer, real-time co-op and single player to choose from, and then you have 10 levels, 10 bosses and extra bonus rounds that you can unlock as well. Play with your pals via Bluetooth, Game Center or Facebook — pick your poison. Oh, and it’s a universal app as well, so you can play it on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

But the best part about this game? The developers promise no in-app purchases — ever. Now that’s impressive.

Get It Now!

Hungry Lizards is just $0.99 in the App Store, and it’s worth every penny. It’s an addictive little romp that you’re sure to play for long stretches at a time, and it’s free of in-app purchases. What else are you waiting for? Go get it now!

Think you’ve got a great app? Sign up for a Weekly Sponsorship slot just like this one.

When I bought my black iPhone 5, I was ecstatic. I loved the matte black and gloss black finishes, and figured that there was no way that I’d ever put a case on such a beautiful device. I’m an adult, I can be careful, right?

Yeah, not so much. While I never had dropping issues with my iPhone 4S, I seem to be quite the klutz with my 5, and now it has little silver chips to remind me of my past mistakes. My wife’s, meanwhile, looks brand new. Must be that fancy plastic case she has.

So what about you? Do you use a case on your iPhone? Let us know in the poll to the right!


It seems like when people want to start complaining about iOS, skeuomorphism — the concept of making digital interfaces that look and act like their real-life counterparts — always seems to come up. Sure, the Podcasts app was pretty rugged for a bit, and no one likes Game Center, but is it all that bad?

Well let’s ask you. What do you think? Does skeuomorphism work for you or do you hate it? Let us know in the poll to the right!


WWDC is right around the corner, and when it happens, we’ll find out all the good stuff on the latest versions of OS X and iOS. With Scott Forstall’s departure and Jony Ive taking over revamping the OS, it seems like there are a lot of changes on the horizon.

But what are they? We’ve compiled a few of the ones we’ve seen across the web, and put them in this handy poll. Do you think that iOS 7 is going to be more of the same, or will it come with a lot of changes? Let us know in the poll to the right!

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