iPhone App Review: Words with friends

Words with Friends is a Scrabble-like game that lets you play against people on your contact lists, specific users you may know, a random opponent, or even with someone at your side (a function called “pass and play”). You can also invite friends via Facebook and Twitter.

If you are familiar with Scrabble, or even if […]

Words with Friends is a Scrabble-like game that lets you play against people on your contact lists, specific users you may know, a random opponent, or even with someone at your side (a function called “pass and play”). You can also invite friends via Facebook and Twitter.
If you are familiar with Scrabble, or even if you’re not, learning Words With Friends is a breeze. Simply use your seven letters to build words off of your opponent’s words, capitalizing the the double and triple point spaces on the board.
You can play several games at once and when your opponent makes a move, you are notified by a small number on the icon itself, just like the one when you have a new email. That’s handy because you don’t have to keep checking back to see when it is your move.
iPod Touch users should note that even the pass-and-play option of this game requires an internet connection, so you must be online to make a move or see the boards.
In the free version there is a small advertisment above the dashboard of the app itself and also, after each move a mildly annoying advertisement pops up. Upgrading removes both of these.

Screenplay

Overview
Screenplay is the world’s first all-in-one mobile solution for screenwriters. It gives professional and aspiring screenwriters the ability to import, export and create a screenplay from scratch, right on their mobile device. Screenplay is being used today by thousands of screenwriters from all over the world.
Features
? Six paragraph styles ? just like in a printed […]

Overview
Screenplay is the world’s first all-in-one mobile solution for screenwriters. It gives professional and aspiring screenwriters the ability to import, export and create a screenplay from scratch, right on their mobile device. Screenplay is being used today by thousands of screenwriters from all over the world.
Features
? Six paragraph styles ? just like in a printed script ? Character auto?complete popup ? One click character rename throughout the entire script ? Once you introduce characters into the script, you never have to type their name again! ? Drag?and?drop scene reordering ? keeps the contents intact! ? Lock the screen to either landscape or portrait mode ? type comfortably in bed! ? Export the formatted text to email or to the industry standard Final Draft FDX format

iPhone App Review: EA’s Tetris

The first thing that will catch your eye when opening Tetris, is the beautiful user interface that EA has developed for us! The game features two game modes, one is called Marathon, in which you try to beat all 15 levels. The other one is called Magic, which is also level based but you must […]

The first thing that will catch your eye when opening Tetris, is the beautiful user interface that EA has developed for us! The game features two game modes, one is called Marathon, in which you try to beat all 15 levels. The other one is called Magic, which is also level based but you must clear a certain amount of lines to proceed to the next level.

Tetris Pros:

Tetris features many great things, such as the tools on the side that will help you on your quest to complete the game. They can destroy blocks with the explosive balls, redraw them to a different shape with the pencil, or pinch the falling Tetrimino with the compressor and turn it into one easy-to-place, Mino. The game also features the option hold out a block that doesn’t fit anywhere into your, and also shows you the next 3 blocks that will be coming. Also, an animated user interface, with great structure and very eye-pleasing. Much better than the old Tetris everybody has on their regular mobile cellphone!

Tetris Cons: The first con that comes to mind for Tetris, is the price. It is priced at $4.99, which is well above the normal price range for most iPhone apps, but if you are really a fan of Tetris, it is definitely worth the price. The game glitches a bit, when you have an incoming call in the middle of your game. That has been the only glitch I’ve noticed so far.

Pros:

– Great user interface

– High replay value

– Features not included in traditional Tetris

Cons:

– Price

– May glitch when you have an Incoming Call

– Memory consuming for 8GB iPhone

EA’s Tetris gets a 8/10 for re-inventing Tetris as a modern and fun game, and also keeping me playing the game for hours.

iPhone App Review: Where the flock?

Low maintenance social networking.
Like many social networking applications Where The Flock? by byte IDEA consulting allows you to see the location of your fellow flockers but offers one unique take on locating friends it will also inform you of their speed if they are driving…..or running really really fast while you are updating their current […]

Low maintenance social networking.

Like many social networking applications Where The Flock? by byte IDEA consulting allows you to see the location of your fellow flockers but offers one unique take on locating friends it will also inform you of their speed if they are driving…..or running really really fast while you are updating their current location.

Features and Functionality

Where The Flock? (WTF) uses Google Map to show you your own location as well as your friend’s and family’s location….If your “flock” has the application already installed. It offers the option to “add friends” and invite them to download and launch WTF.  Once you have friends who are also using WTF you can invite them to be a part of your “flock” or “group of people who wish to share their location.”  After you have added your contacts you can browse through them quickly to see their location and speed if they are moving when you updated the application.

Within the bookmark menu you can drop pins for your Parked car location, Home sweet home, and Office location.  Also you can add a Shared bookmark which is a location that is made visible to your friends.

WTF is quick, responds well, and is very clean looking! Only problem is many social networking sites offer the same features as WTF and a bunch more!  So in order for this application to be useful you would have to convince your friends and family to use this application instead of the social networking sites they currently are using.

If you cant round up a “flock” WTF can still be of benefit to you……If you loose your car in a parking lot.

So overall for functionality it has a good purpose but a desire that is probably being fulfilled for free somewhere else with more features.

What Was Pleasing…

The interface is clean and easy to navigate.   It does offer the option to see your friend’s speed in kilometers when checking their current location which as far as I know is pretty unique to this application, and it responds very well and quickly.

Problems

When I did send out an invite, the person did not receive an email or any other form of communication letting them know I was trying to get them to join my flock within Where The Flock?.  We tried numerous times expecting an email because that is what I had to enter into the box when “adding friends”.  After multiple times we decided to download the application on his phone and then sign in and tah-dah he received an invite through the application.

So in order for your friends to join your flock you would have to manually contact them and let them know what application to download, tell them to sign in and then they should receive  a friend request from you.  Or you could just continue using Google Latitude.

Suggestions for Improvement

  • Work out bugs
  • Allow application to contact people via e-mail to let them know that the user wants them to join them on Where the Flock with a link to the application in the Appstore.
  • Offer more features such as:
    • Instead of dropping pins use photos from your contacts
    • Offer directions to the location of your friends, their homes, shared location etc.
    • Within settings allow more personalization. Name and Number = Boring. The application is listed under social networking, my iPhone has a contact book that offers more information.

Big Pallaudio

The number 1 in Italy!
Big Pallaudio allows you to use fake ambient sounds for your calls. You can pretend to be somewhere else (train station, shopping mall, stuck in the traffic).
If you want to make fun of your friends or you have the need of “being” in a different place, this is the app you […]

The number 1 in Italy!

Big Pallaudio allows you to use fake ambient sounds for your calls. You can pretend to be somewhere else (train station, shopping mall, stuck in the traffic).

If you want to make fun of your friends or you have the need of “being” in a different place, this is the app you need!

The app also provides you with a mask to hide it to unwanted guests.