Articles and Reviews by Barbara Holbrook



Interview with Nicolas Solan

AppCraver recently spoke with Nicolas Solan. He answered our questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?
Nicolas Solan: I started developing for the iPhone in November 2007 on my jailbroken iPhone with the old non-official SDK on Windows.


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Interview with Andrei Nadin from Play 'Em

Recently AppCraver spoke with the developers over at Play 'Em. CEO Andrei Nadin was nice enough to answer our questions about developing games for iPhone and iPod Touch. The company's first game is Touch 'Em.


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Tipulator is Sweet Like Candy at the End of Your Meal

Buy Tipulator on the App Store

If there's anything that Apple has taught us over the years it's that users are willing to pay for a great user experience. Such is the case with Tipulator.
Sure, there are free tips calculators in the app store and sure, Tipulator doesn't offer any extra-special features.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Where To Leads Straight to Google Maps for Quick, Easy Navigation

Buy Where To? - Discover your next destination using GPS on the App Store

Where To is a nice front end intended to make your iPhone or iPod Touch act more like a portable GPS such as the TomTom or Magellan. It's basically a slick user interface for the Google Maps function already built into the iPhone. But underneath this simple explanation Where To is an awesome time-saving adventure starter.


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


Oblique Strategies Brought to iPhone With All 5 Editions

In-the-know musicians and creative types have been singing the praises of Oblique Strategies since the original deck came out in the 1975 when Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt first collaborated on the unique set of inspiring, philosophical quotes with an initial edition of just 500 sets of business card sized notes.


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


Interview with David Koretzky

1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?
David Koretzky: Not long after the SDK was released. I downloaded and tested some concepts. I already have development experience on Mac OS X, and the leap is not far from the desktop OS to the iPhone.


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iSlots is Just Like a Vegas-style Video Slot Machine

Buy iSlots on the App Store

If you like the digital cha-ching that comes along with video slots then you're likely to get a kick out of iSlots. The realistic-looking app features the same whirling music and falling-change sounds as an actual Vegas-style slot machine.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


Interview with Ben Kamens from RulerPhone

AppCraver recently heard from Ben Kamens creator of RulerPhone and RulerPhone Lite who 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 Phil Hassey, Galcon Developer

Did you meet Phil "The Complete Package" Hassey, developer of the Amazing Real-Time Strategy Game Galcon? He took time out from his games Galcon and Galcon Lite to answer AppCraver's questions and illuminate us all about the iPhone development process.


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Interview with Keith Shepherd of Imangi Studios

AppCraver recently sat down (via email) with Keith Shepherd Founder, CEO of Imangi Studios. He answered some of our questions about what it's like developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.


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Top 5 Pirate Apps for Talk Like a Pirate Day — Heave Ho and Go Celebrate

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It's September 19, International Talk Like A Pirate Day (TLAPD). So for all you pirates-lovers or pirates in hiding, we've compiled a list of pirate apps for iPhone and iPod Touch. Tell us how you plan to use your phone to celebrate or scare the landlubbers in the comments section!


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Interview with Gregg Geil from TourDataBase, developers of iFestival

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AppCraver recently had the chance to chat with Gregg Geil from TourDataBase.com, the developers of iFestival. He answered 10 questions about developing apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch.


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Interview with Alan Cook of Bad Dog Apps

AppCraver caught up recently with Alan Cook from Bad Dog Apps.

1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone?
Alan Cook: Just after the iPhone came to Canada on July 11, I have been developing Cocoa consumer and enterprise apps for 12 years before that.


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Tanzen is Another Tangram Puzzle Game for iPhone Entertainment

Buy TanZen - Relaxing tangram puzzles on the App Store

Tanzen and Tanzen Lite are classic tangram games packaged for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Tangrams have been challenging folks for centuries. At first glance, how hard can it be to fit 7 geometric shapes into a shaded puzzle area. Actually, it's more difficult than it sounds.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 3.5/5 | Category:


Picoli Creates Simple Photographic Effects With Minimal Work

Buy Picoli - easy photo and image editor on the App Store

The iPhone's built in camera is adequate, but I tend not to use it because the photos are a little too soft and a little too muddy. It's fine for a quick pic to use for a contact list, but they're not the kind of photo I want to keep around. Until now. Enter Picoli — a simple, quick photo editing app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.


Barbara Holbrook rated this app 4.0/5 | Category: ,


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