Articles and Reviews by Jennifer Beam
By name alone Power Toppler might make you think of Topple or Tower Bloxx, but make no mistake, Power Toppler isn’t even similar. On the heels of the release of the original version, Tower Toppler, into the Wii’s virtual console, Power Toppler is a remake of the 80’s game, also known as Nebulus and Castelian, now available in the App Store from Silver Software.
If, like me, you are a text-minded individual and could use daily, weekly, or even single occurring reminders to do something, go somewhere, or pick someone or something up, then TextMinder sms text reminder by Adam Alexander might be just the app you’re looking for.
Pixo by PaintPoker is one of the more original iPhone games I’ve seen in a while. The basic premise of Pixo is to test your color perception by recomposing a picture in order of color dominance.
For those who enjoy simplistic, pick up and play games for their iPhone or iPod touch, Dodgem by Nikita Logachev is pretty much a winner. The premise of this simple game is to guide a lone star around the screen for as long as possible while avoiding enemy shapes and racking up points.
It’s nearly Mother’s Day and once again, new ideas have emerged for recognizing moms for all their love and all they do. The newest Mother’s Day app available for iPhone or iPod touch is Mother’s day, Send your iFlowers and iCards by ideas2mobile GmbH.
Ant Hill is an entertainment app that puts a simulated ant hill on your iPhone/iPod touch screen and — much like Pocket God — lets you interact with the ants in a sadistic sort of way. Ant Hill was developed by Concrete Software, a company that is no stranger to the App Store and that has several other releases in various categories including Nintaii, Fast Food Calorie Counter, and Spell Checker under their belt.
Packing Pro is an organizational packing checklist for anyone preparing to travel for any reason. From the very beginning when I first checked out this app, I felt as if Quinn Genzel, the developer of Packing Pro and the lite version, Packing, personally knows me and wants to be my travel buddy.
What first began as a Flash 9 game on the Internet, Perfect Balance: Harmony for iPhone and iPod touch is puzzle game that strikes a perfect balance of value for price and entertainment. Perfect Balance: Harmony contains over 60 levels of geometric stacking and balancing that requires a bit of thought, a bit of balance and a somewhat steady finger.
Categorized as a finance app, Kids Allowance (formerly Kids Allowance and Rewards) could also fall into the category of productivity because when it comes to kids, a reward system is one of the best motivators.
Classifieds Pro by EPage, Inc. is a compilation of classified sites like Craigslist, eBay, iClassifieds, and Oodle in one simple app for the iPhone or iPod touch. The collection of sites is easy to browse and the ads are filtered by category when and where applicable.
VoiceCount by Solnet Solutions Ltd. is a countdown timer for your iPhone or iPod touch (2nd generation only). There’s not a lot to say in regards to an explanation of what VoiceCount does.
AyeNotes is an iPhone productivity app that was designed to address what the developers, Aye Team, must have seen as common issues with note-taking apps, such as speed, ease of use, and portability.
Sprill: Mystery of the Bermuda Triangle - I love the challenge of a good picture seek and find. The fact that there are several apps for iPhone and iPod touch created in similar fashion to my ultimate favorite — I Spy — is pretty cool in my opinion.
If you haven’t given Spiffyware’s Super Ball 3 a try yet and you enjoy brick breaking games like Breakout, then definitely give this app a gander. Super Ball 3 is sleek, responsive, and has enough levels to remain a fresh pick on your iPhone menu for awhile.
Planetarium is an iPhone app that puts the solar system in your pocket. Developed by Core Coders, Planetarium features planets displayed in beautiful 3D along with features that allow you to fly across the solar system or watch the rotational orbit of the planets.
« Previous App Reviews | Newer App Reviews »