This week’s Game Friday once again brings a roundup of the some of the best new games for the iPhone. We will be taking a look at the lovely Orbital Bombardment and Sim City Deluxe, among others.

Like always, if you have a game you want reviewed, please let us know!


We’ve collected the top five reviews, roundups and how-to articles from across the AppStorm network in July. Whether you’re interested in Mac, iPhone, or Web 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!


Gone are the days when we have to wait for reviews by experts in print media or TV before making a purchase. The internet and smartphones have made the common man the judge for products used by fellow commen men! One such tool for social recommendation is stickybits for iPhone.

stickybits allows people to attach digital content like photos and comments to plain old barcodes. When we scan the barcode of a product that has been tagged digitally using the stickybits iPhone app, we get to see all the digital imprints attached to it. Getting the community to comment on product and services (explained below) in a very open social conversation is what makes stickybits so unique.


Vacations can be quite complicated. Finding flights, booking hotels, procuring transportation, scouting tourist locations, and grabbing a quick bite to eat are just some of the daily tasks you’ll have to juggle. Fortunately, your iPhone makes the perfect travel companion and can make all of these tasks a lot easier.

Below we’ll take a look at 30 incredibly helpful apps that will help you spend more time enjoying your vacation and less time worrying about the particulars. Most of the apps are free so you can start downloading right away without dipping into your travel budget!


Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting TrustedOnes. The developer describes TrustedOnes as a web app and an unique iPhone/iPad app that can help users make better decisions, based on their own past experiences, and optionally, enhanced by decisions from people they know and trust – avoiding recommendations from spammers and paid advertisers.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


It’s not easy to bring a real photo editor to the iPad, but that’s what GhostBird has tried to do with Photoforge for iPad. In addition to standard photo-editing features like smudge, crop, and filter, it offers basic painting features that make it very useful for editing and annotating photos and screenshots.

Photoforge isn’t Photoshop for iPad; that kind of app isn’t likely to be available on iOS for a while, and it wouldn’t be fair to make the comparison. It makes much more sense to compare Photoforge to Preview or even Pixelmator on the Mac, so that’s what I’ll do.


Have you ever wanted to play a specific card game on your iPhone but couldn’t find an app for it in the App Store? Wouldn’t it be neat if you could play any game, any time, with up to three of your friends?

Enter Playing Cards, an excellent little app that gives you the flexibility and features you need to play by your own rules. Below we’ll take a look at why you would want such an app, how it works and whether or not you should buy it.


We’d like to say a big thank you to this month’s iPhone.AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.

You could also consider a Quick Look submission, an easy way to showcase your app to all our readers.

Billings – Billings’ simple workflow and intuitive interface makes quoting, invoicing, and time tracking effortless.

MiniBooks – A handy iPhone app from FreshBooks that lets you track your time and invoice your clients while you’re away from your computer.

Flickpad – Checking out photos on Facebook has never been this easy and fun. If you have an iPad and like Facebook photos, you need this app!

Cretouch – Dress your device with Creative Touch, a series of delightfully designed iPhone cases and protective covers in a wide range of styles.

iPhone App Secrets – The secrets about how one person created the app Gratitude Journal for just $500 and made over $7000 her first month. Full of great iPhone development tips!

Lateral View – A team of iPhone/iPad developers and designers living and working in Mar del Plata, a beautiful city placed in the middle east coast of Argentina.

iPhone Transfer Plus – With the ImTOO iPhone Transfer Plus can you transfer videos, music, and photos from your iPhone to computer and vice versa, plus convert and transfer nearly all video/audio files and DVD movies to iPhone in a single step.

Guerrilla Website Design – Guerrilla Website Design is a company based in Leighton Buzzard – Bedfordshire and has been providing website design services since 2000, working with both large and small companies alike.

gUnit – Unit Converter – gUnit is a unit converter application that provides quick conversion results and is very easy to use. It is an elegant unit converter that features commonly used categories and units with all unit conversion results available at a glance.

Xilisoft iPhone Magic – Xilisoft iPhone Magic is the ideal iPhone manager to synchronize your iPhone with your computer. Never again will you have to worry about losing your iPhone files.

iPhone 4 Reception Case – The all new Reception Case™ from IvySkin is the solution. The Reception Case™ is an ultra thin protection solution unlike any other in the market.

4Media iPhone Max – The best alternative to iTunes (iTunes 9.2 supported), 4Media iPhone Max for Mac can backup iPhone files to Mac and iTunes, transfer files from Mac to iPhone, convert video/music files to iPhone supported formats, and rip CDs/DVDs to iPhone.

Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Global Help. The developer describes Global Help as your personal worldwide back-up insurance for emergencies, large and small, while on business trips and vacations and even at home.

Breakdown or accident? Stolen wallet? Victim of a robbery? Need a doctor? Need to call emergency medical services or your embassy? Global Help turns your iPhone into a mobile SOS-telephone and makes your iPod touch a virtual first aid kit just-in-case.

Read on for more information and screenshots!


Game Friday this week takes a retro twist, looking back at some of the fantastic classic games that have been rejuvenated through a port to the iPhone. Some of these games will probably bring back memories of years gone by, when you spent hours in-front of the TV or Computer playing some of the most revolutionary games of all time. We take a look a classic FPS DOOM and the incredibly addictive WORMS, among others.

If you have developed a game that you want including in a future Game Friday then please let us know!


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