When Flappy Bird took everyone by surprise and became the amazing App Store hit of 2014, no one, not even its creator Dong Nguyen was ready for it. Users struggled through the levels, hated the game, loved the game, hated the game, but it spread fast. All of a sudden everyone was playing, and then, everyone was addicted to it. So what does the creator of such a popular game that is earning him money do…he pulls it from the App Store. Why? He claims it was “too addictive” and that people were losing too much time playing it, and it probably didn’t help that he was receiving horrible tweets and comments from users. (more…)
Are you in the market for a new home or enjoy keeping tabs on the real estate market in your area is faring? Whether you’re a first time home buyer or you’re flipping houses fast and furiously, there’s a lot of work to be done for both you and your realtor.
Luckily the App Store has many apps to help you do so with ease, and at the top of the list is Real Estate by Redfin. (more…)
There is a new section of the App Store right now titled “Amazing Productivity Apps”, and in it are some great promotions. There isn’t any date listed for these sales to expire, but I wouldn’t wait on grabbing them for too long..especially apps like Writer Pro (about $15 off), Fantastical 2 for iPhone (about $5 off), and PDF Expert 5 (about $5 off).
Below is a list of apps included in the section, in alphabetical order. Check them out!
By now anyone who was a fan of the original Flappy Bird game has come across countless knockoffs, clones, or “tributes”. I use those terms not in a negative way though, as let’s face it, many of things we buy and use are recreations of some original. That said, some of these tributes are ok, some are garbage, and some, like is the case with Good Luck Duck, are pretty great actually…assuming you liked the original. (more…)
There are plenty of ways people consume news on their devices. From social media apps, dedicated news apps, and apps like Flipboard. However, while an underdog and not mainstream, RSS is still my preferred method. It’s simple to use, quick to move through, and thankfully, even with Google Reader long gone, easy to setup using services like Feedly. The question after deciding to use Feedly or another like service it is, what app will you use to read the information it brings. Sure one could just use the service app, Feedly’s app is useable. That would be a mistake if you ask me though… (more…)
In the world of apps for kids on the iPad, one company reigns supreme… Toca Boca. They’ve created the best apps for kids to play on the iPad, and they have a loyal following and user-base because of it. They’re back at it again, and let’s just say Toca Boca has out-done themselves with their latest app, Toca Town. While all their apps are great rules-free digital toys for kids, this one really is something special. (more…)
Remember freecell, the solitaire-based card game played with a 52-card standard deck on Windows devices? If you answered “yes” you’ll love FreeCell Fun, an app that makes it easy to play the famous card game on your iPad or iPhone. (more…)
There are few app developers who truly get the youngest of users, and Sago Sago is one of them. They’ve set out to create apps for toddlers aged 2-4, and have done a pretty remarkable job. Today is the release of their 9th app in the Mini Series, Mini Space Explorer. It’s a great little app, perfect for young minds, young thinking, and young imaginations. (more…)
When the iPad launched it didn’t take long for developers to realize its potential for great storybook apps for kids. In the following months the market on the App Store was bombarded with them, some good and some not so good. Over the last couple of years this trend has subsided somewhat. Not that developers have stopped creating them, but the pace of release seems to have calmed down a bit. Recently a new one, Angus the Irritable Bull, was brought to my attention and was submitted for a review. (more…)
It’s been a little while since Toca Boca has had a new digital toy out for the iPad….or at least it feels like it. Thankfully, either way, my kids can enjoy a new app from the award-winning team that seems to get kids better than any other app developer out there. The latest app is called Toca Pet Doctor, and it lets kids nurture and care for 15 injured pets by offering assistance in treating wounds, and giving them plenty of love. (more…)