Articles and Reviews by Anna Axster
Bloom is a truly unique music app by English musician and father of ambient music Brian Eno. Eno and his collaborator, musician/programmer Peter Chilvers, created a one-of-a-kind app, that allows the user to both create and enjoy unique pieces of music.
New Zealand-based developer Bluespark has come up with a very simple and great idea - a heart rate monitor for the iPhone.
The app works with the built-in microphone on the iPhone 3G (older versions have to use the headphone cable mic) to listen and detect heart beats.
By the looks of a video, which Alan Cook of Vancouver-based Bad Dog Apps has recently sent us, the beta version of his new app BdCraigzList seems to provide a solid Craigslist tool on the iPhone platform.
Bugdom 2 fits right into the incredible line of apps by developer Pangea Software, makers of such games as Cro Mag Rally, Billy Frontier or Enigmo. This iPhone release of the company's original game offers great family fun with the right price tag of $1.99.
For anyone interested in the world of electronic music, Cosmovox is a great app to have on your iPhone. Portland-based developer Leisuresonic has created a motion-controlled synthesizer that offers over 45 different musical scales and uses the accelerometer to track the user's motions, mapping them to the musical pitches of the selected scale.
The über-successful Sex and the City franchise just came out with an iPhone app. After the hit TV series and last summer's success movie, Warner Bros. released the free Sex and the City: Carrie's Closet app, which offers different links related to the series as well as a photo cataloging tool for the user's closet.
After news about some great success stories of applications released on Apple's iPhone platform, some might conclude that the app store is a gold mine for developers. But according to a recent article by Dan Frommer of the Silicon Alley Insider, the reality for most developers is far from a gold rush.
Cosmic One is a simple shape-matching puzzle game with instinctive controls and addictive qualities. Developer oeFun, Inc, the company behind other iPhone games like iVoodoo and Stress Toy, brings the puzzle game in its most basic form but with increasing and controllable pace, Cosmic One can be played by a four-year old as well as a grown-up.
Neverputt Mobile Edition is a 3-D putting game with smooth gameplay and over 100 holes on seven courses. Developer Lazrhog Games uses the same physics as Neverball, the popular jailbroken game the company released as a competitor to Monkey Ball.
According to a post on the Touch Arcade Forum, renowned game developer Pangea Software is working on the iPhone release of their 3-D adventure game Otto Matic. Based on their PC game, Otto Matic is set in the 1950s with a robot on a mission to save the earth from evil outer-space attacks from Planet X.
Kroll, created by Spanish game developer Digital Legends Entertainment brings a game full of myth and magic to the iPhone. Kroll is an action-packed arcade game set in an ancient world in which the player has to accumulate magic by killing enemies.
With Baccarat Pro Avalinx Llc., developer of the awesome 21 Pro game, delivers another great card game to the iPhone. Using the same user-friendly interface as 21 Pro, Baccarat Pro provides everything you need to understand and learn the game of baccarat and thereby offers great fun for beginners and advanced players alike.
This fun arcade game by UK game developer Tag Games Limited might get you dizzy but it is a lot of fun. The premise is fairly simple - two friends, Rock and Roll, are on an island where the Evil Sky Spirit got angry and kidnaps Rock, because an electrical shortage caused all of his musical notes to disappear from his guitar.
i.TV is a new TV and movie guide that just hit the app store yesterday. This app offers a vast amount of TV listings and movie theaters throughout the U.S. and Canada, providing show descriptions, previews and trailers, celebrity bios, as well as the option to write a review and share information and opinions about shows or movies.
The free music streaming and discovery app Last.FM (reviewed on AppCraver in early September) just got better. The recently released update for Last.FM offers great improvements to user-friendliness and design, making it more comprehensive and less confusing to use.
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