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Title: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Allybee on 30 Oct 2009, 11:14
(excuse me if this thread has come and gone)

I just got an iphone (siiigh) and I want some apps. what are your favorites, if you have an iphone? preferably free unless they're really great.

when our flight got delayed in chicago I bought an ocarina on my mom's iphone. it's fun to play, you blow into it.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 30 Oct 2009, 11:25
What a coincidence, I was literally just 15 minutes ago showing someone an app I've started developing. Shouldn't this go in the computer forum?
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Post by: tommydski on 30 Oct 2009, 11:44
Welcome to Team iPhone Team. It's worth bookmarking Touch Arcade (http://toucharcade.com/) and iPhones Talk (http://www.iphonestalk.com/) right away to stay on top of updates, new apps and for reviews of games. Here are some of my favourite apps -

Facebook - You probably already have this one. It's free and the design is very usable. Chat works even without a wi-fi connection. There still isn't any ads, which is curious. I'd imagine there will be soon enough.

Skype - It's hard to imagine a more perfect convergence of software and hardware. Not only is it free, it allows you to make free Skype phonecalls whenever you are in range of a wi-fi connection. Free international calls on your cellphone? The future is awesome!

IM+ - This one isn't free but it's the best hybrid all in one instant messenger. Features all of the major chat clients and push notification. Works great on 3G or EDGE. Tolerable on GPRS but not exactly ideal.

Shazam - Another great free app. Hold the iPhone up to some music and it will identify it for you within about a minute, even on a GPRS connection. I still haven't stumped it yet.

OffMaps - This one is a lifesaver if you ever go abroad with your iPhone. Unless you are a multi-millionaire, you will have to turn off data roaming whilst in another country which essentially busts the iPhone down to the level of a fancy calculator. OffMaps allows you to download maps before you set off and the GPS beacon will still work even without data roaming. It's not free but it's worth every cent.

Photogene - If you are likely to use your iPhone to take and send photos, this is the best editing software available. Simple, efficient and very easy to use.

Colorsplash - Simple but highly effective tool which simply turns your photos to monochrome and allows you to recolour specific areas to produce surprisingly beautiful, somewhat arty pictures. It's a one trick pony but that single trick is a very good one.

Pano - This one is a complete novelty but can be used brilliantly with some patience. Allows you to take several photos and stitches them together to create huge panoramas. The best thing is you can move people around between photos so it's quite easy to clone your friends.

Flickr - It's Flickr on the iPhone. It's functional and free. Can't ask for much more than that.

Stanza - Free reader with easy downloads and a surprising number of free books. For the first few months I resisted but now I'm thoroughly used to reading books on my iPhone. Great for when you are caught without a book somewhere.

Peggle - Dangerously addictive, perfectly ported to the iPhone. Great game. Melts time away.

Flight Control - Land planes and helicopters on a variety of airports. One of the most addictive games out there, well rendered too.

Airport Mania - Similar to the above in concept but completely different in execution. Every girl that has played this on my iPhone has looked suddenly very angry when I asked for it back.

Blimp - This was an independent game made entirely by one guy. You fly a little blimp around differing terrain dropping off passengers and picking up supplies. Simple gameplay but wonderful renderings and brilliant sound. Playing this with headphones in is really absorbing.

That should keep you going for the time being anyhow.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: JD on 30 Oct 2009, 13:55
The Beer app is pretty good. Also the iFart app.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: IronOxide on 30 Oct 2009, 14:19
We apparently have entirely different definitions of the term 'good'.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Blue Kitty on 30 Oct 2009, 15:02
I like the Lightsaber app
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: JD on 30 Oct 2009, 15:05
Iron Oxide I was joking.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Harun on 30 Oct 2009, 16:03
new Photoshop app is pretty sweet (and free?!). you can crop&rotate, change hue/saturation et al
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Emaline on 30 Oct 2009, 16:43
Fuck the iphone. The Android is where its at.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jmrz on 30 Oct 2009, 17:43
Emaline - this isn't the thread to be bashing the iPhone. If you want to do that, go somewhere else. Your post is not constructive.

Everything Tommy mentioned is really great - the facebook app especially. It recently got a huge update making it incredibly easy to use and actually enjoyable to use. The Skype and AIM apps are also pretty great. Shazam is really handy and I've used it a bunch of times to figure out what song is playing on the radio or whatever and every time it has been super accurate.

If you're into puzzle games or whatever TanZen Lite is free - it's one of those puzzle deals where you have to fit the tiles into a weird shape until it's all filled. Bejeweled 2 is also pretty fun, but I think you have to pay for that one.

If you're after some kind of notes app - I wouldn't go past Evernote. You can grab Evernote for mac and PC and anything you put into Evernote on the web, your mac/pc or your iPhone, will sync up. It's really useful for keeping your school notes or grocery list or whatever with you at all times.

For twitter, if you are a twitter person, I use Twitterifc.

For IRC - I use Rooms - also not free but it's the best one I found.

That's really it, to be honest, I don't have a lot of apps on my iPhone at all.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Eris on 30 Oct 2009, 17:47
Uhm, I am pretty sure Emaline's post was a joke?

Also, I want an iphone, because I have a phone, and an ipod, and combining the two into one would be pretty handy. But I also just like shiny new things, so who knows what I will get when my contract runs out. I have heard bad things about iphones not getting calls or dropping out on the Optus network (which is what I use), so I am unsure.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 30 Oct 2009, 18:18
Combining the two is nifty and all but it really depends on how much music you have.  If it's over 32G than forget it unless you can pare it down enough.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Oct 2009, 18:33
Remote is an app made by Apple which allows you to control the iTunes on your computer via your home Wi-Fi network. You can also set it up so friends can make "requests" with their iPhones. Pretty neat for parties.

Convert is the best conversion app I have found  so far. It does Angle, Area, Data (Kilobytes->Megabytes and etc.), Density, Energy, Length, Mass, Power, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Torque, Typography (Points->Picas etc.), Volume and Currency with almost ridiculous amounts of units for each category. Nice interface, too.

Urbanspoon is super neat. You may have already heard of it as it was featured in the iPhone ads a little while back. Urbanspoon finds restaurants in your city. It has a slot machine-like interface which allows you to "hold" categories of Price Level, Location and Food style (Italian, Kosher, Fast Food etc.). You then shake your phone and the little slots whirr around and then it finds you a restaurant. You can also view restaurant locations with Google maps, and read reviews on the web. Urbanspoon also has a kind of cool social networking component which means you can share recommendations and read and write reviews for places you've been.

AroundMe is very much like a much-expanded version of UrbanSpoon in that you can view not just restaurants but also Apple Stores, Banks/ATMs, Bars, Coffee Shops, Gas Stations, Hospitals, Hotels, Movie Theaters, Parking, Pharmacies, Supermarkets, Taxis and Theaters. It has full utilisation of Google Maps so you can see locations as pins and get directions within the app, save locations, email coordinates, view contact details for businesses and even post to Twitter or Facebook.

BubbleWrap is another one of those incredibly simple yet crazily addictive apps. It's exactly what it sounds like. Poke at your iPhone to pop bubble wrap, do it as fast as possible, set high scores.

Rope'n Fly is basically Spiderman for the iPhone. You've got a dude who shoots ropes to swing between buildings. Your objective is to keep him off the ground for as long as possible. This app is paid but there is a "lite" version for free.

I Am T-Pain: AutoTune. on your iPhone. Surprisingly high quality, it's actually a strip backed version of the Antares plugin which is probably in the top two for professional autotune plugins. Download tunes and sing along, save recordings, choose the key you tune to. This is a paid app.

Tap Tap Revenge: Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution for your iPhone. Little notes fly down your screen and you tap the phone in time. Plenty of free tracks to download, surprisingly good artist selection. There's a few verisons of this. TTR 2 is free, the others are a dollar or so.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: est on 30 Oct 2009, 18:42
Who cares about carrying all their music around with them anymore?  I mean, I have about 100gb of music and am perfectly happy with about 4gb of it on my 8gb walkman phone.  I really only ever listen to a few albums at once.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Spluff on 30 Oct 2009, 18:51
Get a SNES emulator and spend your days playing Mario Kart and A Link to the Past

[EDIT - and rock n roll racing ]
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Harun on 30 Oct 2009, 18:56
hey est , you know there's an app 'simplify media' that streams your entire itunes library  :wink:
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: est on 30 Oct 2009, 19:04
Which would be great while I am on the train to work.

Also, I don't have an iPhone, I have an 8gb walkman phone.  Around Christmas I'll probably be getting a htc hd2 :D
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 30 Oct 2009, 19:51
I can't remember the name but I like the app where the louder you scream at your iPhone in public the greater the distance between you and other people becomes. I haven't gotten that loud yet but apparently at a certain point you can make people start crying. Pretty sure it's free.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: J-cob9000 on 30 Oct 2009, 20:14
the one where there is a ball in a maze and you tilt the iphone to get it in the hole.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: tommydski on 30 Oct 2009, 20:42
When I got my iPhone 3G, I already owned a Samsung u600 cellphone, a Nokia N810 Web Browser/GPS device, a Samsung NC10 Netbook, an 80gb iPod, a Garmin GPS, a Canon Powershot S5 IS and a Hewlett Packard Dv6330ea laptop. I'd argue that since getting my iPhone, I have dropped the usage of all of the above by anywhere from 100% to 50% per item. It's the most robust gadget I've ever owned and I don't think I could last a day without it having owned one.

I do not particularly like Apple as a company and I do not own a Mac. However, they got this device absolutely spot on. It's a decent phone, an excellent mobile web browser, a truly remarkable GPS, a good MP3/Media player, a reasonable camera and portable reader. In terms of usability and overall usefulness, I'd argue it represents easily the most impressive portable media device of all time. The newer 3GS is better still and I can only imagine what's around the corner.

Personally it costs me exactly the same as my previous cellphone, which is £30 a month, all data connections inclusive with enough call minutes and text messages to last easily a month with some to spare. If you have the money to afford a contract phone, personally I cannot help but recommend it.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: JD on 30 Oct 2009, 20:44
Tommy is but a concubine in the church of the jesus phone.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: tommydski on 30 Oct 2009, 20:59
If someone makes a better phone that provides all of the above I will buy it and tell other people to do the same.

I have absolutely no brand loyalty to Apple. In fact, this year my respect for said company crashed through the floor for a couple of personal reasons.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 30 Oct 2009, 21:44
Steve Jobs stopped replying to Tommy's letters.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Liz on 30 Oct 2009, 21:59
I have an ipod touch, and I am a big fan of the Bookworm game!

That's my doing. You can thank me any time, Jens. ;)
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: öde on 30 Oct 2009, 22:03
The Last.fm app is really handy since I don't have any music on my iphone yet.

Camerabag is a very cheap set of camera effects that make photos a little nicer or a lot cooler, ready to upload or just enjoy on your phone.

I don't know what your equivalent would be, but an app to monitor your phone bills is very handy.

iDaft is infinitely amusing.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Emaline on 30 Oct 2009, 22:53
Emaline - this isn't the thread to be bashing the iPhone. If you want to do that, go somewhere else. Your post is not constructive.

Uhm, I am pretty sure Emaline's post was a joke?



Uh. Yeah. I was joking, guys. Gosh. No need to get undies in bunches.


Also, to repeat Joseph Hocking, shouldn't this be in the computer area?
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 30 Oct 2009, 22:57
Steve Jobs stopped replying to Tommy's love letters.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: JD on 30 Oct 2009, 23:03
Emaline - this isn't the thread to be bashing the iPhone. If you want to do that, go somewhere else. Your post is not constructive.

Uhm, I am pretty sure Emaline's post was a joke?



Uh. Yeah. I was joking, guys. Gosh. No need to get undies in bunches.


Also, to repeat Joseph Hocking, shouldn't this be in the computer area?

How dare you use humor in this thread.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: tommydski on 31 Oct 2009, 05:11
Steve Jobs stopped replying to Tommy's love letters.

Actually they were more like dirty limericks. I gave up because I couldn't think of a good term for fellatio which rhymed with his name.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: KickThatBathProf on 31 Oct 2009, 06:38
I think you might've given up too soon
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Allybee on 31 Oct 2009, 09:04
look how much replies dropped off now that this has been moved. also, it's a phone, not a computer.

thanks for the responses though, guys, I'm gonna check some of those out. obviously facebook was the first thing i downloaded.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Emaline on 31 Oct 2009, 19:04
it's a computer phone. This is the future.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 31 Oct 2009, 19:19
nerdy smack talk of the day:
My phone is a better computer than your computer.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Spluff on 31 Oct 2009, 21:00
My computer is a better phone than your phone!
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Emaline on 01 Nov 2009, 12:10
Anyway, speaking of phones, fuck tmobile and the sidekick. Did anyboyd else here suffer them completely fucking up your contacts and everything? How can you not have a backup server for something as important as your clients contacts???
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Allybee on 01 Nov 2009, 14:36
can somebody please just move this back so I can get more real answers and also start a new thread to complain about your phone, please
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Emaline on 01 Nov 2009, 14:57
You know, you are kinda grouchy for no reason at all.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: 0bsessions on 01 Nov 2009, 14:58
This one. (http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/2009/10/marvel-comics-now-available-via-comixology-panelfly-iphone-applications/)
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Inlander on 01 Nov 2009, 16:12
Moved again 'cause blah blah blah. Don't make a big deal out of it.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: tommydski on 01 Nov 2009, 16:14
Check the websites I posted too.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 01 Nov 2009, 21:46
My friends and workmates are completely and totally addicted to a game called Doodle Jump. It looks pretty fun!
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 06 Nov 2009, 07:44
I downloaded Galcon a few days ago, Galcon is the shit. It's a casual space strategy game.
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Post by: tommydski on 14 Nov 2009, 14:10
I got two new apps this week which are amazing!

Sky TV - Literally lets me watch Sky TV on my iPhone. Great quality and very smooth. Has all the sports channels plus Sky News. Fucking amazing! I can watch Sky Sports News in the shower now. Also, it's completely free for the first three months if you are an O2 customer.

The Settlers - It's an adaptation of the Bluebyte series of the same name. You build villages and expand your territory through military campaigns. Amazing graphics and sound. With headphones on it's actually quite idyllic to watch your villagers hanging around and building things for you. The touch screen implementation is flawless. If you are a fan of RTS, this is the App to get.
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Post by: öde on 21 Nov 2009, 13:02
RJDJ

Mindblowing! just download it and play around with it, if you like music, and experimental music, you'll love this.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: NotAFanOfFenders on 22 Nov 2009, 07:23
also, bebot.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: öde on 22 Nov 2009, 08:24
I'm not sure why, but iSpy is just fascinating in concept and execution, although the results are fairly mundane. You can look through, and control, CCTV cameras from around the world! Yesterday I saw some japanese people disembark from a small boat, and other japanese people fishing off a breakwater. Strangely relaxing.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 25 Nov 2009, 13:43
just read the name of the link

http://www.appleharmony.com/iphone-vibrator-app-available-for-free-on-the-apple-store#more-754
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: tommydski on 25 Nov 2009, 15:14
The regular old Google App is really great actually.

Open the app, hold it up to your head and ask it a question. It seems to understand your voice around 90% of the time. I've asked it some ludicrously long and complicated questions and it nearly always finds an answer via Google.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 25 Nov 2009, 15:21
I'm not sure why, but iSpy is just fascinating in concept and execution, although the results are fairly mundane. You can look through, and control, CCTV cameras from around the world! Yesterday I saw some japanese people disembark from a small boat, and other japanese people fishing off a breakwater. Strangely relaxing.

doesn't CC stand for Closed-Circuit? Meaning...not connected to the outside circuits? What is the alternative? OCTV? I don't know much about the subject, honestly.

At any rate, that is pretty cool and kind of makes me wish I had an iPhone...until I remember the fees.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 23 Jan 2010, 08:54
whoah necro but I totally just discovered the best free app I've found yet. It's MyPaint, an app for drawing with your finger. There are a whole bunch of apps like this, but this is my favorite free one (a friend recommended Paintbook, a paid app, and then I started looking around for free apps that do the same thing.) I was initially just after the drawing functionality and it's great for that, but an unexpected bonus is that you can load photos as the background to paint on top of. sweet!
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Slick on 23 Jan 2010, 11:39
I know a few people who have made apps for the iPhone. My old housemate made an app for some site that advertises 'good deals' in Ottawa. It was a pretty bad site that just had things labeled as good deals that actually weren't, but he got 10 cents per download of the free app so he got everyone to download it. It was called something like 'good deals ottawa' but Apple has subsequently removed it from the app store due to 'limited functionality' or something.

Another friend made "The best calorie-counting app" according to Men's Health UK. It is called serious nutrition tracker and is pretty well designed and a great app, if you happen to be a person who likes to keep track of what you're eating. I neither have an iPhone nor care enough about my nutrition intake to document it, but it is pretty much exactly what it should be.

The third friend made a webcomic reading app that saw Scott Kurtz sick a mob of rabid webcomics fans on him. He didn't implement his business model in, shall we say, the best of fashions, though he did have the best of intentions.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: ViolentDove on 24 Jan 2010, 20:51
Oh hey if anyone has any newspaper apps they dig, let me know. I'm doing a review of news apps for work.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: est on 31 Jan 2010, 04:25
Ok guys, I am onboard the iPhone train.  Hannah updated her plan today and got herself an iPhone, which means that the one I got a couple months ago has now come back to me.  We did this because the HD2 fell flat for a number of reasons, not the least of which the fact that occasionally smses will just not send.  Pretty great!

I've gone through this thread and have already found a bunch of cool apps, thanks!  Here's a couple I like:

TripView/TripViewLite: If you live in Sydney and take public transport then this is a great app.  It gives you easy to read, up-to-date timetables for Sydney trains, buses and ferries.  I am probably going to buy the paid version soon because you can't save trips/routes on the free version, and because the dude deserves the money.

Defender Chronicles: Basically this is a tower defense game, but side-view instead of top-down.  It makes good use of pinch to zoom, the graphics are good, and there is a free version with a decent amount of playtime to see if you like it or not (I'm still playing the free version, can't say much about the paid version)

Pocket Tanks: This is just an artillery game, but I've always been a sucker for these games and at the moment even the free version has enough different kinds of weapons to keep it interesting.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: tommydski on 31 Jan 2010, 11:25
Additionally to the sites I mentioned earlier in this thread, Free App a Day (http://www.freeappaday.com) actually gives away good apps on a daily basis.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 01 Feb 2010, 15:32
Guys! Everyone who has an iPhone!

Get words with friends!

Lets fuck up some scrabble ish!
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: tommydski on 01 Feb 2010, 15:40
I'll look into that.

I can't believe I haven't mentioned the insanely good Canabalt yet. It's a very simple game but has emerged as the critical darling of iPhone apps over the last few months. Essentially you are a guy running from some kind of unseen doom, jumping occasionally to leap from roof to roof or over obstacles. All you have to do is stay alive for as long as possible. Right now the world record run is about 50,000m but it gets beaten on a weekly basis. The developer claims there is an ending but nobody has reached it yet. Like I said, it might seem absurdly simple but the presentation is stellar. The music and imagery is highly evocative and it all gives off a unique Hitchcock/HG Wells feel. It's not free but it's indisputably one of the best games on the iPhone.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 01 Feb 2010, 15:51
Yeah that is one of my favourite games on the iPhone. Stone-cold awesome.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: est on 02 Feb 2010, 02:05
Holy shit Joe, I started playing GalCon earlier this afternoon.  It's like they've taken the hours-long Space Civ type game and condensed it into a deliciously simple 30 sec - couple minute game while retaining much of the core strategic elements, just chucking out all the minutiae.  They could make an alternate game-type where you could upgrade the planets somehow for when you had more time to play with, but other than that it's already really really cool.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 02 Feb 2010, 08:29
fuck yeah

Did you ever play the original Master of Orion? Not the overcomplicated sequels, but the awesome original? GalCon with MoO-style upgrades and races would be fucking amazing.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Reed on 02 Feb 2010, 18:38
Kieff, I'll play words with friends with you.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Professor Snuggles on 02 Feb 2010, 20:48
I'm spotlight kid, lets fucc shit upp.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: David_Dovey on 03 Feb 2010, 02:32
i miss my iphone :(
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: est on 03 Feb 2010, 03:41
fuck yeah

Did you ever play the original Master of Orion? Not the overcomplicated sequels, but the awesome original? GalCon with MoO-style upgrades and races would be fucking amazing.

No, unfortunately I didn't.  I started out on the Amiga version of Reach for the Stars and played the shit out of it, but after being disappointed with the PC version I kind of forgot I liked the genre for a while, maybe even until I found Stardock's Galactic Civilizations?  I think there's something else in the middle there, and I definitely loved playing Civ games, but I didn't really put two and two together until I saw GalCiv.  I think that if GalCon made certain upgrades like you say, and scored not only on a time but also on your population at the end (ie: some function of both) then it would probably have more depth and replayability.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 03 Feb 2010, 05:50
In that case I highly recommend finding Master of Orion (not when you have anything important to do though.) It'll be tricky, since that game came out over a decade ago, but you can probably find it on Home of the Underdogs (http://www.homeoftheunderdogs.net/) or something.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 03 Feb 2010, 06:59
I like the Lightsaber app

Agreed. Also my friend went to a party as The Guy In The Red Jumper, from Star Trek & he got great scanner apps, you can program it to say different stuff after it scans & the sound effects are great, also a knightrider app. It actually works in the car. I don't have an iphone, but I play with his a lot so I only know games ones.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Reed on 04 Feb 2010, 19:52
Well, Kieffer managed to kick my ass.

If anyone else wants to play words with friends my username is Captain Cock

(yes, I really am that immature)
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: Slick on 05 Feb 2010, 18:58
I have been compulsively playing galcon on my laptop and my eyes keep twitching over the screen, looking for red triangles poised to attack. It is uncomfortable reading things because I am afraid that I need to reinforce my outward colonies or maybe I left my homeworld undefended. I can not look at what I'm typing and instead stare accusatively at those damn smileys that keep twitching.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: tommydski on 27 May 2010, 06:25
If you haven't got Angry Birds already, you're blowing it.

Holy fuck, this game is the new Peggle in terms of I Cannot And Will Not Put Down My Fucking iPhone Stop Asking Me.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: öde on 27 May 2010, 07:36
Fuckin' pigs.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jmrz on 27 May 2010, 19:12
I play scrabble with Words too!

My username thinger is jmrz.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: öde on 29 May 2010, 06:56
Winterboard is awesome!
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: pwhodges on 29 May 2010, 17:14
Stardock's Galactic Civilizations

Trivia: this was originally written for OS/2 - it was viewed as a potential killer app when trying to promote OS/2 over Windows.  OS/2 was by far the better platform for game programming.
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: jhocking on 30 May 2010, 07:40
Defender Chronicles: Basically this is a tower defense game, but side-view instead of top-down.  It makes good use of pinch to zoom, the graphics are good, and there is a free version with a decent amount of playtime to see if you like it or not (I'm still playing the free version, can't say much about the paid version)

oh hey I didn't notice this post before, I found that game too while looking through Chillingo's catalog (a UK iPhone game publisher) and played the shit out of it. I don't know if I still have it on my iPhone, haven't played it in a while, but for a few weeks there I was pretty obsessed with it.

also, um, *cough* (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,24792.0.html)
Title: Re: favorite iphone apps?
Post by: KvP on 22 Aug 2010, 14:36
Right so my dad got an iPad for some reason and so he's punted his iPod Touch over to me. This will be my fourth mp3 player so it's primarily going to be an app device (still lots of music, but 128 kbps for space considerations). These are all good suggestions! Here are a few more that I've found and liked.

100 Rogues - A Roguelike for the iPhone/Touch, with all the trappings of the genre - lots of challenge, swarms of enemies, and procedurally generated levels. There are two classes, the Crusader and the "Glass Cannon" mage (looks like there may be two more classes coming in updates). The two things that set it apart are its polished visuals (ASCII this ain't) and the tongue-in-cheek humor, which fits with the genre because it too is often punishing. There are reportedly some particularly rare "pranks" the game will play on you, such as the controls becoming unresponsive when surrounded by powerful enemies, or the game just up and quitting on you at inopportune times. Your ultimate objective is to kill Satan. Your character needs to eat to live but food is pretty scarce, etc. I'm pretty sure the developers have come out and said that you're not supposed to be able to beat the game, but beating the game isn't the point.

Simpsons Arcade - Remember the Streets of Rage-style Simpsons arcade game? It's back for the iPhone/Touch! Somewhat unfortunately the only playable character is Homer, but the game is still just as fun as you remembered it being. The controls are surprisingly responsive for a touchscreen.

Also Joe when is the ETA on your game?
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Post by: jhocking on 22 Aug 2010, 16:57
Thanks for reminding me, I just posted a new update. I was working on it a bit more literally right now.
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Post by: KvP on 22 Aug 2010, 19:42
Also there is a game called "Sword & Poker" which is a Puzzle Quest-style RPG fighter twist on poker. Pretty interesting.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 23 Aug 2010, 09:45
Simpsons Arcade - Remember the Streets of Rage-style Simpsons arcade game? It's back for the iPhone/Touch! Somewhat unfortunately the only playable character is Homer, but the game is still just as fun as you remembered it being. The controls are surprisingly responsive for a touchscreen.

yes
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Post by: KvP on 24 Aug 2010, 14:35
Just letting you know that the powers that be have heard your cries and yes, they are making Angry Birds into a movie.
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Post by: abadname on 24 Aug 2010, 20:35
Hipstamatic, makes fancy photos
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Post by: Lunchbox on 24 Aug 2010, 20:58
Problem with Hipstamatic is you can't load existing photos onto it and add the filters, you have to use the app to take the photos. This is annoying! Much better to take the photos using the regular camera (loads the fastest) or Gorillacam (has stability and anti-blur mechanisms etc), then use the free Photoshop Mobile (or RetroCamera or PhotoFilters) app to add filters.

An app I use a lot is Zarf, it is a free scrabble dictionary.
Also Puzzlings is a fun sort of tetris/bejewelled puzzle game, it is free and I have had it for 6 months and have not finished it yet (although I am a very casual gamer).
I also use QuotaLite to keep track of my calls and data.
And BaconFarts because it is a good free fart app with lots of awesome sounds and descriptions.
Also a free Vuvuzela app is useful for having when your workmates insist on playing FIFA all day in the break room.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Aug 2010, 08:00
Just letting you know that the powers that be have heard your cries and yes, they are making Angry Birds into a movie.

I could actually see it working really well as a Saturday morning cartoon, but a movie is perhaps beyond the pale
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Post by: tommydski on 25 Aug 2010, 08:35
And BaconFarts because it is a good free fart app with lots of awesome sounds and descriptions.

What just happened here.

Notice the lack of question mark to denote the rhetoric nature of my enquiry.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 25 Aug 2010, 16:15
If you can't appreciate a good fart noise Tommy I do not know what is wrong with you.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Aug 2010, 08:47
Traumatic childhood farting incident?
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Post by: tommydski on 26 Aug 2010, 11:56
I'm English, we don't even have bottoms.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Aug 2010, 22:01
oh so it was far more traumatic than I thought
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Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Aug 2010, 22:01
it must be painful

farting without a bottom
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Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Aug 2010, 22:02
you poor thing (tee hee, "bottom")
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Post by: KvP on 05 Sep 2010, 15:10
Oh, the NaturalMotions game "Backbreaker Football" is free to download for today only. It's a game in which you run a football downfield to the end zone, with all the hazards that entails. Different levels have different portions of the field cordoned off. It's pretty fun.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 08 Sep 2010, 19:37
So I have found the best app for 'Vintage' photo editing, it is called RetroCamera and previously I had the free version which puts a url/watermark on your image at the bottom. Kind of annoying! Then today I found out there was a paid version. Yay!
It has like a million different film settings, textures, frames, etc. AND you can load images from your camera roll. USEFUL.
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Post by: Ladybug on 11 Sep 2010, 08:34
I found out that there is a Couch to 5K app, which I so far (only done two workouts, though) love. It's so much better to just forget everything called time and just put on some music and then do what the dude in your earbud tells you to do, than having to check the time constantly to find out when you're supposed to run and walk. The app isn't free, but if I manage to continue walking/jogging, I'd say it was worth it. It doesn't really have a lot of information about distance or calories burned or anything like that, but if I'd had a newer iPod touch or iPhone I could've done Nike + at the same time, which would've registered that stuff. Couch to 5K basically takes away the hassle of keeping track of the time intervals (with a beep and a man or woman saying "walk/run now"), and it tells me when I am halfway through the workout (meaning that's where I turn around), all with the iPod in my pocket.
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Post by: Ladybug on 11 Sep 2010, 09:13
Yeah, I did find a few alternatives where you could set up your own intervals, but could never really get past the feeling that it was all a hassle, because the previous times I've tried the program I have felt dead halfway through the first day and really didn't have much motivation at all. But this app is kinda awesome in that you chose which week/workout you want do (and can re-do workouts without any problems, or skip forward, but I don't see that happening for me), and then it has all of the stuff preset. I don't know if I'll actually continue this time, but I have been able to complete the first week workouts with more ease than earlier, at least. I guess my cycling this summer probably helped a bit.
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Post by: KvP on 03 Nov 2010, 13:40
Game D Story!

It's the game where you run your own little game development studio, from hiring staff through to doing contract work and coming up with concepts to development and bugfixing. If you've ever played Theme Hospital or Dinopark Tycoon, it's a lot like that. It has been annihilating my free time.
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Post by: KvP on 03 Nov 2010, 22:23
Ugggh where did the last 4 hours of my life go
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Post by: jhocking on 04 Nov 2010, 05:42
Game development is not a game.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 04 Nov 2010, 05:46
It's sort of like a game. And there are rules and you have to follow them because it's not a game.
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Post by: jhocking on 26 Feb 2011, 11:12
article about Angry Birds developers:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/video-games/8303173/Angry-Birds-the-story-behind-iPhones-gaming-phenomenon.html

my favorite bit in the article:
Like many of the best video games, Angry Birds hides a keen intelligence underneath its wacky exterior. In contrast, the people who work at Rovio couldnít be less wacky if they tried. The office, in Espoo, just outside Helsinki, is thoroughly bland; a large open-plan room with regulation desks, white boards and pot plants.
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Post by: SilentJ on 04 May 2011, 02:12
Angry Birds deserves mentions from everyone ever, and Doodle Jump should be brought up again, especially since the multiplayer update hit last month.

Also, the Plants vs. Zombies port works really well on this platform.
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Post by: jhocking on 08 May 2011, 21:17
Just submitted my iPhone game for approval, now I wait. Here's the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik1pBypdNTA
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Post by: 20 jazz funk greats on 12 May 2011, 17:48

Tap Tap Revenge: Guitar Hero or Dance Dance Revolution for your iPhone. Little notes fly down your screen and you tap the phone in time. Plenty of free tracks to download, surprisingly good artist selection. There's a few verisons of this. TTR 2 is free, the others are a dollar or so.

i'm not an iphone person but this game rules so much! miss being able to play it (via borrowing the iphone of a person who has it)