- App review for Alien Attack
- Posted by nisarnadaf February 28, 2010
- Recommended for Gamers, Animal Lovers or Career People
This is game is amazing kind of addictive loved it
I tried foursquare before but like Gowalla much more due to following reasons:
- spot creating not just in supported cities and not based on address (read Gowalla destroys Foursquare when travelling: http://bit.ly/83j8b2)
- much more user-friendly interface
- collect virtual items
Unfortunately there is not yet an API for Gowalla, but one is expected to be released in 2010.
It is surprisingly pleasant to read electronic books on the Kindle Reader application for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
I had downloaded the Kindle App a long time ago, but it took a long time before I tried it.
Why not? Well, I had some reservations.
My biggest reservation was over the relatively small size of the iPod Touch screen. How comfortable would it be to peer at a 3.5 inch screen and read? (The regular Kindle has a 6″ screen, while the Kindle DX is 9.7″.)
However - once I tried it, I was hooked. Just like with watching videos on my iPod Touch, you soon get used to the size of the screen. After a few minutes it’s just you and your Touch. Once you start reading and concentrating, you’ll find the screen size becomes less of an issue. In fact, as I will explain below, the small size makes the iPhone reader more convenient and portable than a Kindle. In some senses, the small size is an advantage.
10 Reasons to LOVE the Kindle Reader App:
(1) The experience is like having a bookstore in your pocket. Currently the Kindle Store at Amazon has over 360,000 books. But be forewarned — it is almost too easy to purchase books. I purchased half a dozen books in about 10 minutes flat, dropping around $60. Wouldn’t want to keep that up all day or you’d soon go broke.
(2) Purchasing is well coordinated. To purchase books, you just need a WiFi connection in the case of the Touch. You will be connected with the Kindle Store on Amazon. You can use your Kindle account on Amazon to sync up your book purchases on both your Kindle device if you have one, and your iPhone/Touch. If you do not have a Kindle account at Amazon, you can quickly set one up. I logged in using my existing Amazon account.
(3) Get new releases faster. I bought David Faber’s brand new (at the time) book “And Then The Roof Caved In” about the financial crisis in the fall of 2008, and literally had it in one minute without waiting 3 or 4 days for the book to arrive from Amazon. I got it before print readers got their copies.
(4) Books can be cheaper. The Kindle version of Faber’s book cost me $9.99, about $7 cheaper than the hardback release. If you read a lot of books, the savings add up.
(5) You don’t have to shell out $259 for the Kindle device. While the iPhone app lacks some of the features of the real Kindle, the free price tag is hard to beat. And it’s fewer gadgets to mess with.
(6) The screen is backlit. This makes for strong contrast and ease of reading. In this respect, the iPhone app may be superior to the Kindle. Also, I am able to read outside on my deck even at dusk. I can also read at night on a plane or in the car as a passenger, without attaching a bulky booklight.
(7) Flipping pages is really easy — just swipe the screen lightly with your finger. You can change the font size (5 sizes), bookmark pages for later references, and search the Table of Contents. Entries in the Table of Contents are hot-linked, so you can touch a chapter title, for instance, and jump immediately to that chapter without scrolling. A bigger screen would make it a little easier to read, but I didn’t find the small Touch screen to be annoying.
(8) It saves your place automatically so you can pick up reading wherever you left off. This makes it really convenient to read a couple of pages while waiting at the dentist’s office or standing in line at the airport check-in counter.
(9) It lacks features of some better reader apps for iPhone. But with the Kindle app you get access to the large and rapidly growing Amazon Kindle library -- an advantage over other apps.
(10) It’s small enough to slip into a pocket, purse or briefcase and take anywhere. Aside from the free price tag, this is perhaps its best feature. Now that I bought a couple of backup batteries for the Touch, I can read for hours.
What Could Be Better:
One of the features of the standard Kindle is that you can read newspapers, magazines and blogs. Prices for these periodicals range from $0.79 for a single day’s edition of a newspaper, to $0.99 – $1.99 for a monthly blog subscription, with a 14-day free trial of most blogs. However, don’t expect to get these kinds of publications with the iPhone/Touch app. When I attempted to try out a blog on Kindle, I got this message:
“Anita, we currently only show an iPhone or iPod touch registered to your Amazon account. Periodicals such as newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not available on Kindle for iPhone at this time.”
In addition, the Kindle app for iPhone lacks some of the advanced features of the Kindle device. For instance, the iPhone does not read aloud (text to speech), allow you to perform searches, look up words in a dictionary, or highlight text.
Also, the size is both a benefit and a detraction. Lugging around paperbacks while traveling is clunky. It’s a real convenience to have several books on a device small enough to tuck into my pocket, purse or briefcase. But while I was able to get used to the size of the screen within a few minutes, I’m sure it would be more pleasant to read on a larger Kindle device.
I’m convinced that the future of reading will be on electronic devices — although print books will never go away completely, at least not in my lifetime. If you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch, the free Kindle reader app for iPhone is definitely worth downloading.
This review is adapted from the original that appeared on my site, http://smallbiztrends.com.
Deviously fun, simple to grasp, but I can see how a good strategy can take you far. I picked this up after reading about it here on Appolicious and spent a good hour over dinner enjoying it. I love the fact there's no timer or race against the clock; I find that stressful and annoying when I'm trying to chill out. I don't usually play word games like this -- replacing letters in words to form new words -- but hey, I play along with the puzzle master Sunday mornings. Execution is fantastic. A great game for wordsmiths!
A simple game that's great for killing time. Your character is a jumping doodle that's continuously trying to reach higher up the page. Your job is to steer him away from obstacles such as other doodle characters and pitfalls. You can pick up some helpers along the way such as rocket packs or propellers. Enjoy the ride.
I've been a life time customer of USAA. When I first got the iPhone I used their Mobile site to do online transfer of funds from one account to another and check my account balances. At the time I thought "this is awesome".
Then when they introduced the iPhone App I was simply blown away. The have a feature called Deposit@Mobile with is by far the best feature I've ever seen on a phone application.
It's similar to the Deposit@Home service, which allows you to scan in your checks and deposit them over the browser, but the twist for the iPhone is you just need to take a photo of the front and back of the check and upload it via their application. After the checks have been received (and processed... which takes seconds) your funds are instantly available in your account. AMAZING!
Every time I use this app I get chills running up and down my spine because this is exactly what I imagined the future would be like. It's probably the closest thing to flying cars I will ever see in my lifetime.
I just started using the Evernote site and desktop app, so the iPhone app was a nice find. The service is great for organizing your ideas or conducting research, and I've heard other people have used it to make to do lists and manage projects.
The iPhone app is simple, clean and focused on collecting information (the start screen is all about adding new items to your notebooks). It gets a little clunky, though, when you want to view just the notes in one notebook (instead of all your notes across all your notebooks): you have to go to the search bar, then advanced search, and then select notebook. Seems like that should be something you could do right from the main Notes screen.
I just downloaded in my Android (now is available for...) and works great.
Is a good option to share your social life in all the networks you've an account
Excelente app que facilita poder compartir actualizaciones y noticias de forma sincronizada a diferentes redes sociales. La recomiendo!
First off: the bird is super cute, and the general idea fro the game is ingenious.
That being said, it is a little sad that with the success this game had, the developer earned enough money to even build up his own business and employ a few people to help him.
For quite a while, however, nothing happened. No update, nothing. Then one update came, something that was good for a day or two of playing, but after that it was boring again.
It would be great if the developer would add more levels to this game, but nothing seems to be happening.
Too bad, actually!
Fun game with cute characters. But it's not so easy as it seems at the first glance, so you need to be very attentive!
I can see many great uses for this app & for this Christmas i'm going to have my very own pocket-sized fireplace!
Love the appearance & the audio options work very well too.
The app offers a great way to relax after a hard day. Amazing graphics and background audio tracks make the fireplace experience so realistic.
Cool and fun game, made in a cartoon style, with a unique set of management and exciting missions. Excellent graphics, animation and game design in general, one can see how much effort has been invested in the creation of power applications. In the game, except for personal achievement is ranking among the total number of awards, everything in this Olympiad. You can always increase the speed or stamina of your character by buying it in the store a couple of things. His achievements can be shared with friends on social networks, and with them to take part in the race. So I advise everyone to take part in this competition and earn for my country several medals and cups.
Okay, so... We need the game. Simple game! With... One finger play-model. You can play anywhere - transport, home, hospital (even more - when it's cold you can use your nose!)
Next... Good story. Simple story... About... Little bird! Cute bird. Funnybird! With... Tiny Wings! Yep! Awesome idea - the name of game is part of scenario.
Next... Cute music! Continious, simple, funny... Perfect for playing after hard day. Very cool!
And... Randomise the every level! Add the Game Center and... Here we go!
Best and cute game - Tiny Wings. 5 of 5. Perfect for children and parents, for students and workers. Simple and... genius.
Me and my child both read this app story book. this is awesome. i recommend you to read it
This game is hilarious fun for anyone who would love to get away with paying NO taxes!