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Our featured sponsor this week is MyPrice, an app designed to help freelancers determine how much to charge for projects, as well as calculate their hourly rates and so much more.

As a freelancer myself, I know what it’s like trying to figure out what a good rate is to charge and how much my time is worth per hour. And how the heck do I calculate what to charge a client for a specific job? These questions plagued me from the start, and I wish that MyPrice was out back then — it would’ve saved me a ton of headaches.

To come up with its figures, the app first starts with a very thorough list of questions ranging from your education level to your yearly automotive costs and everything in between. By entering the info as honestly as possible, the app takes the data and does its magic to come up with an hourly rate. And this doesn’t just work for writers, it’s also for illustrators, web developers and a ton of other popular freelancer professions.

But the real selling point for me is the ability to come up with quotes on projects. It can be so frustrating trying to come up with a number for a client when you’re not sure where to start. MyPrice takes your hourly rate, plus information about the project itself, and comes up with its own number on what the project is worth. And when you’re done, you can send the quote to Freshbooks — a popular piece of accounting software for freelancers — or email it to your client direct. That’s pretty sweet.

And we’re just scratching the surface here. There’s also tips and tricks, job listings and a ton more. This is a great tool to have in your freelancer arsenal.

Go Get It!

MyPrice is the real deal, and an excellent tool for professional freelancers across the world. It’s available right now and for a limited time, it’s free! Seriously, if you do any kind of work on the side, you need to go download this app for your iPhone right now.

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

We’ve collected the top four reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in February. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, Web, Android, Windows, or iPad apps, there’s bound to be something you didn’t spot over the course of the month. Now would be a good time to explore a part of the AppStorm Network you’ve never seen before!

Thanks for reading AppStorm, and I hope you enjoy looking over some of our favourite posts from last month!

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We’re doing some research here around these parts, and when comparing the numbers between the iPhone and iPad sites, we get a lot more visitors on the iPhone side of things. It made me wonder how many of our iPhone.AppStorm readers own an iPad, and how many iPad.AppStorm readers own an iPhone.

Here’s my guess: most of our iPad.AppStorm readers own an iPhone (over 50%), but less than 25% of our iPhone.AppStorm readers own an iPad.

So am I right or am I way off base? Let me know in the poll to the right.

Everyone here at iPhone.AppStorm would like to send out a huge thanks to this month’s iPhone.AppStorm sponsors, for all of the great work that they do. If you would like to advertise on the site, you can purchase a space through BuySellAds.

Volt — 3D Lightning Unleashed From Your Fingertips! — Volt creates vibrant and customizable lightning bolts to play practical jokes, create awesome wallpapers and duel with Jedi Force Lightning! Ranked #1 Entertainment App in 12 countries with over half a million downloads!

MyFlagAppUS — Support American athletes and teams! Express all of your love for the United States of America to the world with this app! Turn your iOS device into the most amazing American Flag ever! 
Enjoy the exciting high quality full screen animated U.S. flag with many different flag modes!

Sharpmen — Sharpmen is an online shopping and lifestyle channel for men. Everyday our team features the coolest and greatest products we find from all over the world.

Point & Measure —  Point & Measure turns your iPhone into a measuring tape! Point your iPhone camera to an object you want to measure and based on the height of the camera lens and iPhone tilt angle, Point & Measure will tell you distance and height of the object. Save the measurement image in your iPhone gallery or share it with your friends on Twitter or Facebook in seconds!

Clear Tones — You don’t want to look like everybody else, why would your iPhone/Android phone sound like everybody else’s? Cleartones offers a set of 50 quality “hand made” minimalist ringtones for the serious user. Like yourself.

CreTouch — Looking for a new case for your iPhone? CreTouch has a wide variety of cases for the iPhone 4, 3GS and 4S, including perimeter cases as well as fronts and backs. These cases not only look fantastic, but also give a luxurious look to your iPhone.

AppFusion — 6 in 1! — New from the creator of Volt: AppFusion gives you 6 super-fun, classic, entertainment apps in one must have application! Screen Crack, Lightning Bolts, Tazer, Bubble Popping, Steamy Screen and Fire Drawing!

Burst! — Not long ago in a far distant land, young Chester awakens from his slumber to find the morning skies filled with balloons. Gasp! Alarmed at the possibility of treachery in the sky, Chester embarks on the balloon popping journey of his life in pursuit of the mysterious villain, Lyndon. But Lyndon won’t be caught without a fight. Chester must complete each of Lyndon’s balloon puzzles while avoiding the toxic black balloons filled with deadly moon fumes.

XPlosion Lite – Chain Reaction — Xplosion is a simple and addictive game with easy gameplay. Touch to start and explosion. The moving balls are sensitive to explosion and will explode in contact. To pass the level you should clear the minimum required balls. Make the biggest chain reaction of explosions to win more points.

Balloon Loons — The Mc’BunBun family of rabbits has stolen Granny Lala’s coins! But have no fear! Her faithful pup, Lucky, is ready for action. Strap in to your balloon and take to the skies to combat the Mc’BunBuns. Collect power ups along the way to help Lucky in his quest to bring back every last coin safe and sound.

Ideas to Apps — If you want to design your own iPhone app, this is a great place to start. It’s a step-by-step guide to designing your own app, then finding someone to develop it for you.

ChatCube – Free Calls & Messaging — ChatCube empowers you to make 100-percent free, mobile HD-VoIP calls and chat anytime, anywhere to your ChatCube friends. Send pictures, videos, voice messages, contacts and locations for free. Plus, you can make cheap phone calls worldwide to any landline or mobile phone. VoIP calls work on EDGE, 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks.

Ita – Lists You Like — Ita makes list-making and note-taking quick, fun, and simple. In other words, better. We’ve made it easy to mark stuff you’ve done, move items around, and keep track of everything you want to remember. To make Ita feel more like a paper notebook, we decided it should act like one. As you use lists, they’ll show signs of wear, just like a piece of paper. Ita works on iPhone and iPad and uses iCloud syncing to make sure your lists are with you wherever you go.

Rise of the Warriors — Enter a world of fantastic foes such as goblins, orcs, ogres, dark elves, ghosts and more! Fight chaotic enemies to deliver the Principality from the invasion! Duel against other warriors from around the world to get stronger and richer! Challenge creatures in the Monster Pit and earn more gold! Build and improve your camp! Buy powerful weapons, armor, potions and blessings! Rise amongst all others and be the one who will defeat the Chaos King!

 

We’re excited to let you know about the latest addition to the Tuts+ family — Gamedevtuts+!

Gamedevtuts+ is dedicated to teaching game development, with tutorials, tips, and articles about level layout, game design, coding, and working in the industry. We walk you through how to create games from scratch, go into the theory behind game development, level and character design, discuss working in the industry, and much more…

Read on to find out more about the all-new Gamedevtuts+!

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A few months back, my wife handed me her iPhone and I noticed that the Gelaskins sticker on the back felt a bit lumpy. Upon further examination, I peeled it back and a whole bunch of broken glass came with it. Apparently, she had dropped it somewhere along the way, and in the process shattered the back glass. A quick order from iFixit took care of the issue, but it was still an unplanned expense.

What about you? Have you ever broken your iPhone? Let us know in the poll to the right, and tell us your war stories in the comments!

I assume that everyone reading this site has an iPhone (or wants to get one sometime soon), but how many of you use it for work? Now I’m not just talking about having your company e-mail on the phone, I mean real work: writing out articles, mapping out buildings, teaching someone a new language, stuff like that. Is your iPhone more for work than it is for pleasure? Let us know in the box to the right.

Alrighty all, it’s time to announce the winner of the iPhone SkateBack from Grove. The winner is:

Brooks Parrish — @BrooksParrish

Congratulations to Brooks! Look for DM on Twitter with instructions on how to claim your prize.

To everyone else, thanks for entering, and be on the lookout for more contests soon!

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Over the last couple of weeks we’ve run a competition to win a Wyzowl promo video – I’m pleased to announce the four Wyzowl winners today!

  • Android – EveryU
  • iOS – PaperPlay
  • Mac – infiniteNIL
  • Web – RiddleMe

Congratulations to the winners, you’ll be contacted shortly – make sure you follow AppStorm for more great competitions!

I treated myself to a new iPad the other day, and as I was completing the sale, the associates says to me, “Would you like to buy AppleCare for your iPad?” Funny, I had never considered that before.

Turns out there’s an AppleCare option for the iPhone as well. It costs $99, and provides two years of coverage. It covers accidental damage, too — but it comes with a $49 service fee.

So is it worth it? I didn’t buy it for my iPad, but I might for my next iPhone. What about you? Let us know in the poll!

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