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App Review – iDrink!

This application was released on April 20, 2009 into the App Store. ¬†iDrink ūüôā ¬†Well, this application could be great for all of us “sippers”, I mean guzzlers of your favorite adult beverages. ¬†It allows you to enter in your gender, weight, how long since your first drink, and the types of drinks (Beer, Wine, Liquor). ¬†Once your information is entered on the wonderful interface, it calculates an approximate Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). ¬†This would be great to have for those nights out with the guys before driving home to have an estimate if you should just take a cab instead of driving. ¬†I would like to see some new features added by the developer, the ability to store the state BAC limits into a database and have the option for the user to select the state and it store that information. ¬†This would then show the legal limit as well as the approximation of your Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). ¬†As always, Please drink responsibly! ¬†This is NOT legal advice. ¬†This application is for entertainment purposes only! ¬†Below is the applications description. Head on over to the App Store and download iDrink!¬†today!

iDrink! Description:

This application is recommended for those who love drinking, drinking games, or just enjoy a few cocktails occasionally.  Regardless of your sex and other physical attributes, you will find this app to be fun and useful.  Seeing how drunk you and your friends are will allow you to plan your night accordingly.  If you have downloaded 5800+ Drinks and Cocktail Recipes, Mixologist, Drinks or iBeer apps, you will love iDrink!.

Please remember that drinking laws vary depending on location.  If you are going to be drinking, please do so responsibly.

iDrink! allows a user to quickly determine his or her approximate Blood Alcohol Content without having to focus on numerous switches, sliders, or input methods.

FEATURES:
– Intuitive single screen interface.
– Results are easy to read and understand.
– The inputs you make are saved to memory.
Р Imperial and Metric weight measuring units.
– Shake the device to reset the values.

Simply move the wheels to get your approximate Blood Alcohol Content reading. ¬†A progress bar on the bottom of the screen will help you determine how close you are to the 0.08% Blood Alcohol Content level. ¬†Tap on WEIGHT to switch between Imperial (lbs) and Metric (kg) systems. ¬†Tap on the result for additional information on how a particular intoxication level affects an average individual. ¬†The interface also features “Shake to Reset” feature, which lets you shake the device to reset the wheels back to the default presets.

IMPORTANT:
Please choose the weight and time values closest to actual. ¬†The time value refers to the number of hours since your first drink. ¬†Calculations for liquor drinks are based on a single shot of liquor (a drink made with 2 shots of liquor equals 2 drinks, etc.). ¬†Your Blood Alcohol Content reading is approximate. ¬†Due to numerous variables that affect your body’s alcohol absorption, there is no true way to obtain an accurate reading without using an actual blood test.

This is NOT legal advise.  This application is for entertainment purposes only.  Global Software Concepts, LLC cannot be held liable for any consequences or actions taken against you.

July 29, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – iDrink!

App Review – youDB

This application was released on July 27, 2009 into the App Store. Ok, so I guess I’m getting older now however I do still find this funny! ¬†My oldest daughter really thought it was funny and started calling all her friends and holding it up to the phone to let them hear. ¬†I see where this may be especially geared towards teenagers and the younger crowd. ¬†Nice simple layout, click on the language button to hear the phrase. ¬†Would be nice if you could customize the saying and it translate in all the different languages. ¬†I will however be playing with this app when I go into work tomorrow. ¬†Below is the applications description. Head on over to the App Store and download youDB today!

youDB Description:

youDB is an entertainment app that audibly calls whoever you‚Äôd like a ‚Äúdouche bag‚ÄĚ in TWELVE different languages…hilarious!!!

Ever meet somebody that you can’t describe in any other phrase other than “douche bag?”

If yes, then this app is for you – just point the iPhone’s built in speaker and press the “DB” button.

Let youDB do the dirty work for you. ¬†You don’t have to say a thing and it’s as simple as pressing a button.

Want to joke around with your friends?  Use youDB!

Languages included: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Swedish, Finnish, and Polish.

July 28, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – youDB

App Review – iD Generator

This application was released on July 24, 2009¬†into the App Store. ¬†Neat little application, my kids especially like it because of the Firefighter badge. ¬†My son said look daddy, I’m a firefighter too now. ¬†Application loads, enter your name at the top, select a picture or use an existing one, choose your badge, generate. ¬†Then whip your wallet (iPhone) to show off your badge. ¬†After you whip it again, it takes a little bit for the Info button to allow you to touch it to go back and select another badge or edit your info. ¬†Great app, I see my kids enjoying this one for a little while by showing what they chose. ¬†I really like the shake/whip to open the badge. ¬†I would like to see more badge types in the next update. ¬†Below is the applications description. Head on over to the¬†App Store and download iD Generator¬†today!

iD Generator Description:

Always wanted to show off to your friends? ¬†Wanted to draw someone’s attention in a bar or at school? ¬†This is the ultimate eye catcher that helps you do that: the iD Generator of Platform 76. ¬†It is easy to use: fill in your name, make a cool picture of yourself, pick a pass from the row and your personal id is ready! ¬†There are now 16 passes for any occasion. ¬†You can pass yourself off as a fighter pilot, a model photographer, a special agent, a member of the press, a FBI (Female Body Inspector) and many more! ¬†The pass simulates a real id wallet.

It shows the front of the wallet and after a cool sweep of the hand the pass opens with your id!

Remember:
After generating your personal iD, shake your device to open the iD wallet and reveal your card!

July 27, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – iD Generator

App Review – Missiles

This application was released on July 24, 2009¬†into the App Store. ¬†Wow, didn’t know my fingers would get this tired. ¬†I keep playing trying to get a higher score but I think I’m all maxed out. ¬†3431 miles and 132 taps was all I could do. ¬†Now I can’t hardly type…lol. ¬†Start by selecting your missile. ¬†Then you click on Fire and get ready to tap. ¬†You tap two buttons and based on the speed of your taps, the further the missile will go before exploding. ¬†Exploding sounds are great, kudos on the sound guy for that! ¬†Below is the applications description. Head on over to the¬†App Store and download Missiles today!

Missiles Description:

The creators of Grenade and Real Grenade are proud to bring you MISSILES.

Experience the thrilling high-thrust flight and powerful EXPLOSION of a long-range missile. ¬†Select your preferred *real* military missile, crank up the volume, and press FIRE to let ‘er rip.

Rapidly tap the missile control pads to fly faster and increase the flight range – compete for the WORLDWIDE HIGH SCORE!!! (Powered by CocosLive).

MISSILES is FREE for a limited time!  Enjoy!

July 27, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – Missiles

App Review – iBikini TV

This application was released on July 5, 2009 into the App Store. Wow, very nice looking women on this one, which is more than I can say for most of the apps of this type.  The interface is also nicely done with the Most Recent section loading at startup.  I really like the ability to sort by Categories as well.  Shows you 4 gorgeous women on each page with the Next and Back buttons, when you view one picture, you can then swipe left or right to go back or forward.  Daily updates to the pictures and you can save them to your camera roll photos on your phone, set them as a background image on your phone.  Beautiful women, Beautiful interface, the developer has a nice looking app all the way around!  Below is the applications description. Head on over to the App Store and download iBikini TV today!

iBikini TV Description:

This beautiful bikini and lingerie model app presenting sexy girls is not suitable for children under the age of 17.  This is not a wallpaper application with sex, porn, topless, nude, naked pictures or photos, erotic or XXX content and is only recommended for adults and not for teens.

iBikini TV is a wallpaper download application with magazine quality swimsuit, bikini, lingerie, sexy outfits worn by beautiful models and shot by professional photographers.  The several hundred photos offered for download are optimized for fast download and high quality.  Updated daily with new women and in several attractive categories.  If you like young models, mature ladies, fitness babes, voluptuous women, pinups, gothic or suicide girls, tattoos and piercings, blondes, brunettes, redheads, black haired, asian, exotic, tall, petite, round butts, vixens, hot rod, biker babes, amateur, college girls, hot moms, racing queens, wanna be celebrities, aspiring actresses, upskirts, cougars, etc. РiBikini will let you download them and use it in your favorite application.

In addition the pictures can be used for content in popular apps like Wobble.  Our app offers more original and exclusive content and will not be seen in other applications such as Bikini Blast, Top100 Lingerie, Baberoo Babes.

The pics presented are similar in quality and style to those that you’d find in magazines such as Maxim, FHM, Sports Illustrated (SI Swimsuit), Playboy, Penthouse.

ALL PICTURES ARE PROPERLY LICENSED.

With our application you can:
– Download your pictures to the camera roll of the iPhone.
– No watermark, high quality and formatted to be your wallpaper.
– DAILY UPDATES ARE ALWAYS FREE.
– Hundreds of pictures in multiple categories.
– Will soon add manga and hentais.

NOTE: The first time you use this application, it is highly recommended to use a Wi-Fi or 3G connection to download all pics.  Once used the first time, photos will be cached.  Daily updates are also only available via data connection.

July 26, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – iBikini TV

App Review – iBartender

This application was released on June 23, 2009¬†into the App Store. I have to admit, this application is great trying to remember what goes in what drink…especially when you’ve already had a few. ¬†I have recommended this to a few of my friends already and they love it. ¬†This app has tons of your favorite mixed drinks and cocktails listed. ¬†I would like to have the ability to add a drink recipe to favorites to keep those frequent ones handy. ¬†Would be nice to also have the ability to add that special extra ingredient to your recipe if you wanted to.¬†¬†And the final addition that I would like to see would be the ability to add your own drink. ¬†Good work by the developer on this one! ¬†Below is the applications description. Head on over to the¬†App Store and download iBartender today!

iBartender Description:

A database of cocktail recipes in your pocket for less than a cup of coffee.

FEATURES:
– Recipes for many of the most popular mixed drinks and cocktails
– Ability to email drink recipes
– Search by drink name or ingredient
– Shake your iPhone / iPod touch to pick a random drink
– Simple, easy to use interface
– Free future upgrades with more drinks and more features

Please drink responsibly.

July 24, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – iBartender

App Review – Ballz! Pro Version

This application was released on July 24, 2009 into the App Store.  This game is very similar to the Bejeweled type games with a twist, it has animated cartoon like balls.  My son loves this game as he is a sports fanatic, love the new no timer option so that he can play without getting mad because the time ran out.  This would be a great game for your kids iPod or a game on your iPhone to let the kids play on trips.  Below is the applications description. Head on over to the App Store and download Ballz! Pro Version today!

Ballz! Pro Version Description:

Recommended for fans of all types of puzzle and arcade games such as: Bejeweled, Ballz, reMovem, Tetris.

The graphics are superbly animated and there are lots of new features to make this addictive game even more addictive.  Our testers were so addicted they played for hours and hours at a time because they wanted to not because they had to!

Features:

– Wonderful new animated graphics
– Exploding bonus ball
– Multipliers to help you achieve that top score
– Worldwide Online Scoreboard
– Grid locks
– Large Ballz!
– Limited shuffles available when no moves left
– Great Sound effects
– Superb Animations

July 24, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – Ballz! Pro Version

App Review – BUZZER! Music Quiz

This application was released on July 12, 2009¬†into the App Store. Where to start, this game has it all! ¬†The graphics are amazing! ¬†The sounds/effects are some of the best! ¬†The layout of the game is just simply beautiful! ¬†This is the first game that I have ever given a 5 star rating and it deserves every bit of it. ¬†I got to play one whole game before my wife took over the phone as she loves quiz games especially related to music or movies…she usually beats me too ūüôā ¬†I have been waiting for an app similar to this to hit the store, game called Buzz! Quiz Master. ¬†This interface is great and I would love to see the developer add additional categories such as movies, science, technology, etc. ¬†I really don’t have any other suggestions to the developer as I’m still amazed at the graphics of this game, awesome job! ¬†Below is the applications description. Head on over to the¬†App Store and download BUZZER! Music Quiz today!

BUZZER! Music Quiz Description:

Meet BUZZER! the little character with a large personality.

BUZZER! tests your music knowledge of your very own iTunes Library.  You can play solo (1 player) or against a friend (2 player split screen).

BUZZER! is the perfect Music Quiz host and will interact with you as you progress through 7 rounds:

1. Guess the Intro
2. Guess the Album
3. Guess the Album Artwork
4. Guess the Genre
5. Guess the Artist
6. Guess the Association
7. Random Question (mixture of the above)

4 game modes are available depending on your mood:

– Short Game: 3 questions of each round
– Medium Game: 6 questions of each round
– Long Game: 9 questions of each round
– Custom Game: You choose which rounds and how many of each

BUZZER! also has the following additional features:

РSupport for different playlists.  You can play with different music or just create a specific playlists for use with BUZZER!
РBUZZER! even mixes up your tracks.  Can you still guess correctly while the Music is being played in reverse or randomly jumping to different parts of the track?
Р30 different buzzer sounds.  Select your favorite one each time you play.
– A detailed scoring system. ¬†The quicker you answer, the more points you win…the more music you have the more points you win.
– High Score table for keeping track of all your games.
– You can customize the question length and pause duration between questions.

No other Music Quiz allows so much customization or has half the features as BUZZER!

Feel the BUZZ, get BUZZER! now!

July 23, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – BUZZER! Music Quiz

Other – iPhone Dev Camp

Just wanted to let everyone know of this camp that goes on yearly.  I will not be able to attend this year but plan to attend next year for sure.  Head on over and check out iPhone Dev Camp today!

Details:

iPhoneDevCamp is a not-for-profit organization that gathers regularly to develop applications for iPhone and iPod touch using both the native SDK and web standards. The event format is “unconference” or Barcamp-style, featuring content from the participants themselves.

July 31, 2009 – August 2, 2009 Looks like you can attend the main event in Sunnyvale, CA or some of the other events, pricing varies on location.

July 22, 2009 Posted by | Other | , , , , , | Comments Off on Other – iPhone Dev Camp

App Review – Num Nuts

This application was released on July 18, 2009¬†into the App Store. I have played this game tonight way more than I had first expected. ¬†I was searching along and all of a sudden the Buzzer went off to let me know my time had ran up…sort of startled me, of course the wife got a kick out of that. ¬†I used to do many word searches at night before bed to get me good and sleepy, however I don’t think this game would have the same effect as it is sort of addicting. ¬†I haven’t gotten a great high score yet but I will keep trying. ¬†Some improvements that I would like to see is the ability to have an extended timer option for the kids, a global high score for all the users of the app globally (non-extended timer option, or two high score boards), and a hint button for those times where you just go blank. ¬†I think the developer has created a great game that will allow me more hours of fun with my iPhone! ¬†Below is the applications description. Head on over to the¬†App Store and download Num Nuts today!

Num Nuts Description:

Num Nuts is like a Word Search for Numbers.

Forget Sodoku, the Morning Crossword, Search a Word and the Jumble.  Num Nuts replaces them all!  Just whip out your iPhone/iPod Touch and start adding those numbers.  Try to beat your high scores each day.

Your objective is to select a grouping of numbers that add up to the target number (located at the top of the numbers box).

To select numbers simply drag your finger over the numbers that add up. ¬†When you’ve chosen your numbers lift your finger. ¬†If your selection is correct you will get points as well as the extra seconds added to your time. ¬†The more numbers you use the more points as well as time you receive.

Challenge your friends to achieve a high score in this crazy number game!

July 22, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – Num Nuts