Apps

  • AppMakr adds features, now free for a limited time

    AppMakr adds features, now free for a limited time

    We covered AppMakr a few months ago and found that they were a fairly cool way to make simple iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch apps with a minimum of fuss. They’ve just announced that they hit 1 million downloads onall of their custom apps and have also announced a number of improvements to the service. The service, to recap, allows you create simple apps consisting of RSS feeds and other pieces… Read More

  • Comcast's new iPad remote app looks pretty solid

    I may not always have the nicest things to say about Comcast, but I try to take it case by case. Today, they’re doing a good thing: this iPad app looks nice. Not particularly creative, but creative isn’t what Joe Six-Pack wants when he’s just trying to find Top Chef. Read More

  • Evernote surpasses 3 million users

    Evernote surpasses 3 million users

    The title says most of this story, but there are a couple of interesting details that are worth sharing. First, while it took 447 days to reach their first million users, it took 222 days to hit the two million mark, and only 134 days to reach three million. That’s pretty impressive. That 134 days is even more impressive when you learn that 85% of Evernote users get there by word of mouth. Read More

  • Ride the City bike routing service hits the iPhone

    Ride the City bike routing service hits the iPhone

    Friends of CG Jordan Anderson and Vaidila Kungys, creators of Ride the City New York just released their first Ride the City iPhone app [download] for NYC. The app, like the service, offers safe bike routes through New York and is based on the OpenStreetMap project. It costs $1.99. To use it, you simply enter your start and end points and then follow the route. The map takes into… Read More

  • BugMe now available for iPad

    BugMe now available for iPad

    Like every other tech blogger, I’ve been flooded with press releases about apps that are now available for the iPad. I’ve been underwhelmed, on the whole, with “news” of app updates for iPad compatibility but word came to me recently that BugMe had been approved for the iPad. That got me thinking about my review of BugMe for the iPhone. Read More

  • SketchNation: DIY iPad gaming plus a giveaway

    SketchNation: DIY iPad gaming plus a giveaway

    If you’ve dreamt all your life of blowing up your third-grade teacher with spitball guns, your prayers have been answered. SketchNation is a surprisingly odd game that allows you to select all of the sprites in gameplay. You can set your own character sprite (a spitball gun, for example), the sprites for the bullets or spitballs, and even set up a boss image (your third-grade teacher). Read More

  • Evernote: an iPad app update that makes sense

    Evernote: an iPad app update that makes sense

    I was able to avoid most of the iPad hype this weekend by first sitting through the Henry Rollins Frequent Flyer tour, and then going to my in-laws for the Christian celebration of Easter. Along the way, I got a number of emails about apps that were updated for, or simply compatible with, the iPad. Most of these app updates were underwhelming. The only one that really caught my attention… Read More

  • Dragon Dictation. On the iPad. For free!

    Dragon Dictation. On the iPad. For free!

    We’ve been yelling at our gadgets for years to get them to work. And with Dragon NaturallySpeaking software from Nuance, they might actually listen. The mobile version, Dragon Dictation, has been available in the Apple apps store for the iPhone and iPod Touch. It got upgraded to version 1.3 today, meaning iPad support. Oh yeah, it’s also free. Read More

  • Meteo360: Augmented weather reality

    While I’m not sure I really need weather in an augmented reality shell, I’m sure, after waking up in a strange, sunny city after a long bender, it could be useful to point your iPhone to the sky and get your current location and weather report. Barring that, it’s a nice proof of concept. The app, called Meteo360, has three modes. When you hold the iPhone flat it shows a… Read More

  • LookTel, an app for the blind

    LookTel, an app for the blind

    Now here’s a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. LookTel is an object identifier – you point it at something and it tells you what it is. You can teach it to recognize new objects and by aiming it at a product, the program can tell what it is using real speech and when you need to ID something on the fly, you can stick on an image sticker and read that sticker. It’s more or less… Read More