You love great iPhone apps. Why not make them?
Envato, the creators of iPhone.AppStorm, have launched a new website dedicated to free education on mobile development. It’s called Mobiletuts+. We’ll walk you down the path of making your first simple fortune cookie app with the iPhone SDK, learning Objective-C, and eventually adding more advanced features to your apps.
If you’ve never done iPhone development before, or consider yourself a beginner, don’t worry – the site will grow with its users. We’re starting with the basics, then moving on to more advanced stuff. Soon enough we’ll have a repository of free content for all skill levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
The content at Mobiletuts+ is written by professional developers, top-selling book authors and programming mavens. We hope you’ll be blown away by the quality of what we have to offer.
Now that Apple has entered the mobile eBook market with iBooks, it’s a good time to look at Amazon’s offerings. While Amazon originally released the Kindle strictly as a hardware platform for reading eBooks, that changed with the release of an iPhone app in March, 2009 – a full year and a month before Apple would release the iPad and the iBooks platform.
Today we’re reviewing both the iPad and iPhone version of Kindle, and drawing some in-depth comparisons to Apple’s latest offering in the form of iBooks.
Welcome to another issue of iPhone Game Friday. This week sees us take another look at the latest releases to the App Store, from the wonderful iSlice, to big name releases such as FIFA World Cup and Iron Man 2.
The big news in the iPhone gaming world at the moment is that Gameloft are currently giving away an App for free every day (except weekends) for two hours a day in order to mark their 10th birthday. This runs from May 10th to May 21st and you can find out when the next ‘Happy Hour’ is by following @gameloft on Twitter.
Once again, if you have any comments, or an app that you want reviewed, get in touch!
Recently my Taylor 414ce (a guitar I’ve owned and loved for nearly 10 years) took a dive and hit the stage, simultaneously cracking the instrument’s body and my very soul. Though an iPhone is nowhere near as pricey as a $2,000 Taylor, it’s still a couple of hundred dollars that’s worth protecting so you don’t have to suffer the anguish of busting it by accident like I did with my guitar.
Some cases are meant to withstand mild blows, some are merely aesthetic, and others serve both purposes remarkably well. Today we’ll look at 20 of the coolest places online to pickup the perfect iPhone case that serves your desired aesthetic and/or functionality.
If you do a lot of typing on your iPhone, this review is for you. When creating content on your iPhone—whether it’s emails, blog posts, outlines, or something else—you want to get that creative idea out with the least amount of friction. TextExpander Touch is out to fill that niche exactly.
Read on to see why you should be using TextExpander Touch to speed up your iPhone writing sessions!
Let’s get this out of the way up front: a great application should do one thing, and do it very, very well. Bento for iPad is not a great app. All the same, it deserves a full review, partly as an iPad app created by a subsidiary of Apple and partly in the hope that I’ll have the opportunity to review a much-improved version somewhere down the line.
Bento for iPad is a mobile version of FileMaker’s consumer-oriented Bento database app. It’s meant to contain information about any collection, series of events, or other information that can be expressed in the form of a database. That information can either be entered directly on the iPad, or synced to the iPad app from the desktop app. Using the latest version of the desktop app, databases can even be synced between a Mac, an iPad, and an iPhone.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Infomaps Amsterdam. The developer describes it as the ultimate tourist guide of Amsterdam with the best tourist attractions linked to Tram, Metro and Railway connections. It contains all basic information for offline use, like maps, tourist attractions, and list views of all public transport directions.
Read on for more information and screenshots!
In the 1990s we saw the widespread expansion of a new and unique form of entertainment: virtual pets. NanoPets, Tamagotchis and a plenty of other trend-following brands began marketing little electronic keychains that provided users with a virtual companion that literally depended on them to remain alive.
Since then a few advancements have been made in the virtual pet arena and we’ve seen just enough quirky console and handheld games to keep the trend partially alive. Now that smartphones have become fairly ubiquitous we are seeing a resurgence in games based on the idea of interacting with a virtual creature that requires daily attention.
Today we’ll look at a couple of apps that can help quench your inexplicable need to nurture binary-based beings.
In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Voodo. The developer describes it as a GTD/to do app that is really simple and powerful at the same time. There are no bells and whistles – every single bit and pixel is here to help you Get Things Done. Why Voodo? Because it aims to help users obtain voodoo (magic) levels of productivity!
Read on for more information and screenshots!
Apparently there are actually a lot of children who own iPhones/iPod touches – unsurprising, when you consider how easy they are to use! This has opened up a niche market for game developers to create games solely aimed at children.
This week’s Game Friday looks at some of the most popular kids’ games for the platform, including AirBear and OddBlob. For those of you with young kids, these are definitely worth checking out. Once again, if you have any comments, or an app that you want reviewed, get in touch!