AppCraver caught up recently with Andrew Bennett, CEO/President of the company that developed the nrme app. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone? Andrew Bennett: We started thinking seriously about nrme when the SDK was rumored in late '07/early '08. It was fun to sit down and think through the problem of [...]
Articles and Reviews by Barbara Holbrook
Barbara is a long-time Apple fan who enjoys trying out gadgets just because they're new and learning about all the neat things technology can do even if she doesn't need to do it. You can often find her at a coffeehouse with her boyfriend — just look for the couple with "his and hers" iPads.
If you love music festivals then iFestival is a promising app that you should keep an eye on. Even though it was just released September 9, this iPhone app for music-lovers and concert-goers already feels polished and ready for the masses.
When getting ready to purchase a blackjack app, I seriously debated about whether to download the ad-supported 21 Pro Blackjack Sponsored or to up the ante and pay for 21 Pro Blackjack. I decided to start small with the free version, but I had my doubts about how advertising on the iPhone would disturb my playing pleasure. Turns out, the [...]
I upgraded my Mac over the weekend and finally installed Leopard. The whole process was simple and went off without a hitch — I thought. This morning I downloaded a few new programs from the App Store, plugged in my iPhone to sync. And... nothing! A little beep let me know the phone was plugged [...]
AppCraver recently caught up with Mark Helmuth of touchGrove, the makers of LED Football. With a little help from the technical guys over at Neon Surge, he answered some questions about the process of creating an iPhone app. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone? Mark Helmuth: The day the SDK came out. [...]
AppCraver recently caught up with Brad Dunnington of Avalinx, the makers of 21 PRO Blackjack. He answered some questions about the process of creating an iPhone app. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone? Brad Dunnington: We are very enthusiastic about the iPhone platform and the App Store. As a result, we have many [...]
AppCraver recently caught up with John Ellis the developer behind iToony and Tag Show. He answered 10 questions about the process of creating an iPhone app. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone? I started shortly after the SDK was released. I never ventured into jailbreak, though I seriously considered it for [...]
AppCraver caught up recently with Colin Billings, Director of User Acquisition & Experience at Stitcher, Inc, the San Francisco-based team that developed the Stitcher radio application for the iPhone. 1. When did you start developing apps for the iPhone? Colin Billings: The development team started working full-time on the iPhone app around the end of May of [...]
For financial market news, Bloomberg is second to none. The iPhone app is an excellent resource for stock quotes and business news on the go, and provides a template on how a good news service should be ported to the iPhone. Like the NYTimes app, Bloomberg features a bottom menu bar and a top content [...]
Flipbook is a fun app that is much more sophisticated than it lets on. For an iPhone app with such a low price, Flipbook contains an incredible level of features -- color and brush size controls, layers and onion-skinning, undo, the ability to load pics from and save images to your photo library. These are robust tools.
While I may have been "born with the ultimate pointing device" (according to Steve Jobs), my fingers are a bit oversized when it comes to creating fine detail. It's a problem I've gotten used to when typing text messages, but now that drawing apps are available, it's time to find a better solution. So I [...]
The first game I ever fell hard for was Frogger. Oh how I loved to watch that froggie jump and leap and then -- SQUISH! I was 8 and getting the frog across the street was a bit of a challenge, but I loved to make that amphibian hop. Although I'm older now, my flame [...]
Why is six afraid of seven? Because 7,8,9! (Cue hysterical laughter.) This might be an extreme example, but now you really can "cue the laughtrack" when telling jokes that are more "roll your eyes" than "rolling on the floor." iLaugh Sound Machine is the most amusing 99 cents I've spent on an iPhone app so [...]
Contact list beware... I'm going to pinch your faces! Face Melter is so much fun, I just can't stop. I've already moved on from faces to dogs and inanimate objects. The premise is this — if you can shoot it, you can melt it. You start by snapping a photo or importing one from your library. [...]
I'm working from home today, but rather than the "peace, quiet and pajamas" I was expecting, there is a construction crew working upstairs. I really need to set the mood... what I need is a bit of Ambiance. Dubbed an "environment enhancer" by developer Matt Coneybeare, Ambiance is a sound machine for iPhone. It works [...]