Posts tagged with: App

Apple and the Open Web by John Gruber

Daring Fireball John Gruber argued in Web 2.0 Expo NY that Apple is a great Web 2.0 Company, although people always complained that Apple has no link with Web. John thinks otherwise, Apple is a great web 2.0 company and has great contribution to it.

To Summarize in a very short point form:

  • iPhone is a great addition to the web
  • iPhone is a great addition to mobile space
  • iOS is based on web
  • App Store and Apps are built on top and depends on web
  • iTunes has one of the largest http music transfers on the web
  • iOS users used the web more than any other mobile users.
  • Webkit is one of the most successful web browser technology
  • Most of mobile browsers are based on webkit today
  • Webkit is developed and open-sourced by Apple

iReview: iPad App – Finger Stomp HD, Stomp with your fingers!

If you love Stomp, making music with things in your life, you will love Finger Stomp HD! Finger Stomp HD is a iOS App that let you create Stomp type music with Virtual Trash Cans, Basketball, Whistles and more!

This app is a collaborated effort between three companies, greySox, ThePot and SPN Holdings. Each offering their expertise, respectively, in programming, graphic design and professional studio sound to offer the user the most authentic urban music application available.

Finger Stomp an innovative instrument app that pays respect to old-school hip-hop, rap and street musicians by allowing users to recreate their favorite street sounds in an urban backdrop. Users can choose from 22 animated objects such as basketballs, whistles, tires, cans, horns and etc and it’s simple-to-use and intuitive interface allows Users to easily adjust the pitch with a simple touch or slide of the finger. A drag and drop feature gives the opportunity to pick and choose their favorite instruments. Beats can be effortlessly manipulated and 12 preset beat and song patterns are bundled with this app.

Key Features of Finger Stomp HD:

• 22 Different objects featuring professionally studio created authentic sounds

• Each object can be easily dragged and dropped • Sounds can be tuned and pitched to fit your preference

• Record and Replay Feature

• 12 different prerecorded beats to practice

• 3D Positioned Sounds

• Utilized Drum Meister beat engine for a seamless and responsive flow.

• Animated Visual Effects

Check out the Demo Video of this very cool App

Thoughts of the Finger Stomp HD

Cool yeah? I’m always a fan of Stomp type of music, now you can make your own, record and play it. Kind of cool. If you are a fan of music, and interesting in making music by yourself on iPad, this is a must buy App.

You can get Finger Stomp HD for $2.99 in the App Store.

What’s cool is that developer of Finger Stomp HD, Greysox is giving out 1 Finger Stomp HD For Free! So what you need to do to win cool App is to just leave a comment in the post, or twitter @usingapple and say you want Finger Stomp HD iPad App! We will be choosing the lucky reader on 3rd of October 2010.


Apple Remote App Updated to Support new AppleTV

Apple have updated their Remote App for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This App can be use to control any iTunes and new Apple TV from just iOS Device in the same network. This update finally bring supports to iPad and iPhone 4’s Retina’s Display and supports the newly launch Apple TV.

What’s New In Version 2.0

• Designed for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
• Optimized for Retina displays and large screen real estate on iPad
• Support for Shared Libraries on iTunes and new Apple TV

Download your Remote App from App Store now!


MacUpdate Promo 2010: 12 Mac Apps for just $49.99

MacUpdate Promo Bundle is here again! You will be able to get 10 Mac Applications for just $49.99, but if you are the first 10,000 buyer, you will be able to get 2 more apps free. 12 apps total up to $443, it is a great discount to get them at just $49.99.

So what are the apps in this bundle?

  1. MindNode Pro – An easy to use Mindmapping App
  2. Concentrate – An App that helps you concentrate on working, open up programs you need, and block sites that will distract you!
  3. Cashculator – Financial Planner, helps you calculate your budgets and expenses
  4. My Living Desktop – As the name of the app said, make your desktop alive, play video on your desktop like a moving picture
  5. Toast 10 Titanium – One of the best Disc Burner and Media Converter on Mac
  6. Live Interior 3D Std – Design 3D Interior Floor Plan Design
  7. Espionage – Super easy to use Encryptor App, very pretty app
  8. ShareTool – Let you share media, files and folders easily and accessible anywhere
  9. Get Backup Pro – Backup, Sync and create bootable clones App
  10. Voila 3 – Easy to use, but powerful screen capture tool
  11. Compartments (First 10k Buyer) – Inventory Software to keep track of items at home
  12. Vitamin R (First 10k Buyer)- Let you be more productivity during work

Get your Bundle now!



iPad Soccer with your friend while watching World Cup [Video]

What can be more enjoyable than watching World Cup on your TV with your friends and playing Foosball with your friends during half-time? Foosball HD is a table soccer game build to iPad by illusion labs,  where you can play 1 or 2 player game. It is quite a fun and fast pace game to play with, and a very good quick game for half-time where you have nothing to do while waiting for your favorite game to start!

Check out the video and also check out their App in App Store for $2.99 for iPad


Apple Design Awards for iPhone & iPad

Apple have announced their winners of their annual Apple Design Awards during WWDC! What is different this year is that there are no Mac Application, and iPad App took the stage.

Let’s Check out the winner of 2010 Apple Design Awards:

iPad

Financial Times offering a really great newspaper reading experience on iPad, the Financial Times presents an elegant user interface with animation, shadows, transparency, off-white paper color, nice typography, and intuitive navigation. Integrated photos and video nicely augment printed content. The app’s extensive features and interactions are powered by CoreText, MySQL, CoreData, Cocoa Touch, NSURL, UIwebview, and AV frameworks. The Financial Times also has an application available for iPhone.

Flight Control HD is the landmark game that defined a new genre of games on iPhone. Now available for iPad, Flight Control HD offers more layouts, including a 3D layout, head-to-head and multi-device play options, enhanced Multi-Touch control, and improved game mechanics enabled by the large iPad screen. This game is a great example of innovative gameplay, outstanding use of Multi-Touch, and superb attention to detail. Flight Control is also available on iPhone and is equally addictive.

Pinball HD is a real Pinball simulator with high fidelity art and stunning 3D graphics delivered through advanced use of OpenGL ES 2.0. This high-quality pinball game offers unique sound effects, a soundtrack with atmospheric music, and voices played using Core Audio. Its high performance, multiple camera views and support for real-time orientation changes brings you inside the action. Portrait mode gives you a flying-table view with the camera panning and zooming over the action while Landscape mode shows a full table view. Pinball HD delivers a level of realism you won’t believe.

Star Walk is a personal planetarium for anyone who is interested in stargazing. It makes discovering more than 9,000 stars, planets, constellations, and messiers beautiful and easy using OpenGL ES 2.0 to create stunning 3D graphics delivered at 30 fps. Star Walk uses the accelerometer, compass, and Core Location frameworks to accurately determine orientation, bearing, and location to enable viewing of the night sky as it appears from your location. Star Walk also reaches an international audience with versions in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Russian.

TabToolkit is an incredibly powerful music notation viewer with multi-track audio playback. The app includes an audio synthesis engine that enables you to listen to and control the audio for all instrument tracks individually. TabToolkit makes learning how to play your favorite songs on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and other instruments easier and more fun. It offers a beautiful design with high-fidelity artwork optimized for iPad.

iPhone

20 Minute Meals is a self-contained digital mini-cookbook that sets the bar with an attractive interface that demonstrates tremendous attention to detail and high production value. 20 Minute Meals integrates high-quality photos and audio and uses HTTP Streaming to deliver high-resolution video throughout the app to explain kitchen and food preparation techniques. This app shows off the power and mobility of iPhone with integrated shopping lists, unit conversions,audio coaching within recipes, adjusting portion sizes based on the amount of people, and a shake-to-get-a-random-recipe feature.

Articles features a one-of-a-kind presentation of Wikipedia articles, perfectly optimized for iPhone and iPod touch. It is a beautifully designed example of an app that does one thing really well, and shows off the value of a quiet browsing experience. Articles uses Foundation, UIKit, NSURLConnection, libxml2, UIWebView, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Core Data, and Map Kit and reaches an international audience with versions in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish. Articles is also available on iPad.

Brushes is a powerful freehand painting tool for creating original artwork that completely re-defined a genre of apps most people would not have expected on iPhone. It features a painting gallery, balanced painting tools, an advanced color picker, realistic brushes, layers, extreme zooming, an eye dropper tool, and a simple, yet very functional user interface. The painting engine is implemented entirely in Core Graphics and makes heavy use of Core Animation. Brushes reaches an international audience with versions in English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Doodle Jump is arguably the most addictive game available for iPhone today and is currently rated with 4.5 stars and over 55,000 reviews. Doodle Jump integrates very well with the accelerometer, has innovative progressive leader boards built right into the game screen, has incredible hand-drawn artwork, layered graphics, and visual effects, and offers Facebook, email, and Twitter integration. It also uses innovative cross-promotion with other apps, including sharing themes. Doodle Jump has a large and active fan base largely due to the addictive game play and frequent updates that include new themes and capabilities.

Get into the drivers seat with Real Racing and tear through forests, seaside circuits, and burning deserts. With beautiful track environments, carefully detailed cars and console quality 3D sound effects, Real Racing delivers an exhilarating racing experience. Real Racing, also available on iPad, sets the standard for quality and console-like performance and capabilities on iPhone. [Apple]


Windows Live Messenger finally coming to iPhone?

Everyone is waiting for Windows to launch their Live Messenger on iPhone, and finally it is coming!

And it looks very neat and nice, even better than the desktop version. It looks like most other IM, but seems like there are other features such as Photo sharing, and some social streams for users.

Looks cool ya? There are no release date for this App yet, but from the looks it is close to finishing… Stay tuned in UsingApple.com for more updates on this App! [Neowin]



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