Articles and Reviews by Barbara Holbrook



Style.com is the Real Deal for Fashionistas

Buy Style.com on the App StoreThe designers are top notch, the photos are drool-worthy, the news is juicy. What more can a devoted follower in the Cult of Style want? The app is extremely intuitive to use. Choose a section — new shows, all shows or couture — choose a designer, then swipe to view the collection.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Crazy Pumpkin Offers Mix and Match Halloween

Buy Crazy Pumpkin on the App StoreThe folks at ezone, makers of iPhone apps such as Crazy Lighter and Crazy Disco, are constantly adding to their line-up of "crazy" apps. The newest is Crazy Pumpkpin — a mix and match jack-o-lantern game just in time for Halloween.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Interview with Phil Nash at Two Blue Cubes

AppCraver recently spoke with Phil Nash at Two Blue Cubes, the development team behind Virtual Conquest. He answered our questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Alien Attack: Arcade Classic with an iPhone Twist

Buy Alien Attack on the App StoreDefend Earth from attack by bitmapp Martians. Are you up to the task? If you remember Taito Corporation's classic Space Invaders then you're on your way. Alien Attack is another piece of 80's nostalgia ported to the new millennium.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


iChalky is Dancing His Way into Our Hearts

Buy iChalky on the App StoreRemember that scene in the Wizard of Oz when the scarecrow first comes off his pole and learns to walk. If you could control that gangly dance on your iPhone, you would have iChalky. Chalky is a stick figure that is much more complex than he appears.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Interview with Christopher Penrose of Cosmovox

AppCraver recently spoke with Christopher Penrose, the developer team behind Cosmovox. He answered our questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?

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AroundMe Shows Results With Minimum Fuss

Buy AroundMe on the App StoreAroundMe is another app designed to make use of iPhone's GPS to locate nearby services, similar to Where To or I Want. What's nice about AroundMe is that it does so without the fuss of other programs. Unlike other apps that offer up a bunch of subcategories so users can drill down to the "most accurate" results, AroundMe's minimalist display is like finding Location Nirvana.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Dizzy Bee Tilts and Twirls its Way to the Top

Buy Dizzy Bee on the App StoreDizzyBeeFree is everything that a lite version should be — a teaser with all the quality of the of a paid app and gameplay that leaves you wanting more. Start out with the free app, but know this: by the time you've made it through the first 4 levels you'll be a Dizzy Bee convert eager to pay $2.99 for 40 more levels of fun.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


iPump Series Adds Slick Photo and Video Guidance to Your Workout Routine

Buy FitnessBuilder on the App StoreSome of us prefer to workout without the motivational of assistance of a perky pony-tailed trainer or a bulked-out personal fitness coach. That doesn't mean we don't need exercise guidance along the way.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.5/5 | Category: ,


Interview with Robert Pasquini of iJuggles

AppCraver recently spoke with Robert Pasquini, the developer team behind iJuggles Nanimals. He answered our questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?

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Anthem Music Video is a Moving Picture Show for Music Discovery

Anthem Music Videos bills itself as Pandora for music video.  Anthem creates music channels of your favorite artists — you tell Anthem your musical tastes and the software will make suggestions just like other music discovery services.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 2.5/5 | Category:


Threads is Great for Viewing T-shirt Art from Threadless

Do you love Mondays because you know it's the day that Threadless releases new t-shirt designs? Then you need to check out Threads, the free app from Ian Marsh for iPhone and iPod Touch. Threads is a mini-gallery to showcase the weekly t-shirt designs at our favorite cotton and silkscreen retailer.

Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category: ,


Interview with Balazs Faludi of Numerus

Buy Numerus on the App StoreAppCraver recently spoke with Balazs Faludi, the developer behind Numerus. He answered our questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?

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Interview with Alex Hoke from Anu Media

AppCraver recently spoke with Alex Hoke from Anu Media, the developer behind Fire Phrase. He answered our questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?

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Interview with Michael Both of Senygma Inc

AppCraver recently spoke with Michael Both of Senygma Inc, the developer behind xCube, GolfCard and FitView. He answered our questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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