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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!


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

App Review – Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® by EA Sports™

This application was released on April 23, 2009 into the App Store. I have played this game over and over as have my kids and we all love it! The game has an awesome response to the slices, I mean great shots that I hit.  The feature of keeping your finger on the max power of your shot for a power increase is great!  My kids usually have a little trouble with this as they are young but getting the hang of it.  The only real downside that I see with the app is that once you max out your upgrades, they are maxed out and it makes the game a little less exciting.  They should come up with more advanced levels or additional upgrades after you get them all.  Overall, one of the most played games on my iPhone.  Below is the applications description. Head on over to the App Store and download Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® by EA Sports™ today!

Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® by EA Sports™ Description:

Play the only iPhone™/iPod® touch game that lets you golf AS OR AGAINST Tiger Woods! Beat Tiger at his own game and step onto legendary courses around the world! Watch each fairway come to life with 3D graphics, dynamic camera angles and realistic sounds. Take on other PGA pros and hear play-by-play commentary by Sam Torrance and Kelly Tilghman. Use the Swing Meter and get visual feedback to help you achieve the perfect swing! Tee it up with Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® by EA Sports™ – anytime, anywhere!

Game Features:

Innovative touch controls induce realistic golf mechanics! Touch-n-drag to engage the Swing Meter and swipe your screen to activate the Ball Spin!

Golf through 7 of the most famous courses in the world including Pebble Beach and St. Andrews!

Play as or against Tiger Woods and challenge 4 other PGA Tour golfers including Annika and Retief Goosen!

Enjoy amazing 3D graphics, moving environments, and realistic sounds!

Personalize your User Profile and customize your very own golfer!

Record game stats and monitor your progress as you golf your way across the fairway!

July 22, 2009 Posted by | iPhone Application Review | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on App Review – Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® by EA Sports™