Tower defense may be the most overpopulated genre on iOS today, but there's good reason for that. They're simple to develop, and although the App Store has plenty of 'em, they're still really fun. To separate themselves from the herd, Backflip Studios is tying theirs into cult-classic film Army of Darkness.
Unless you're someone who's surgically bonded your iPhone to your hand, chances are that sooner or later you might misplace or have stolen your lovely iDevice. When it happens, your concerns will likely be with the safety and accessibility of your private information. Your whole life is on that iPhone! What if someone unscrupulous gets access to your personal data? Take heart, users, Apple's looking into further ways to prevent that from happening.
Leading up to the WWDC, Twitter users were excited to learn that iOS 5 will feature system-level integration with the popular social networking service, specifically with regards to its photo sharing functions. At that time, we wondered where Facebook was during all of this, considering that it hosts nearly 100 billion photos, yet had no premier iPhone photo app of its own. Today, we may know a little bit more.
If you want to share your photos but find services like Instagram or yfrog too limiting, why don't you just make your own photo website -- right from your phone? Zapd is easy to use and lets you roll your own site in seconds...for free.
Anyone with the right tools and a little coding knowhow can probably make an iOS game without too much trouble. Literally thousands of new gaming apps flood the App Store every week -- however, the quality often varies wildly. For every Canabalt and Sword & Sworcery there are probably 50 less quality titles to spend your hard-earned $0.99 to $1.99 on.
Hungry Monsters falls into the latter category: the bastard child of Critter Crunch’s food-gobbling mechanics and the indirect control seen in Yuji Naka’s Ivy the Kiwi, it isn't as well put-together, distinct, or fun as either game.
There are more e-readers out there than you know. Not only are there devices of all kinds and configurations and price points, but there are apps a-plenty for these devices a-plenty. But everyone knows what you mean when you say e-reader. You mean the Big Three, the Top Dogs, the Big Kahunas. You mean the trinity of the Kindle, the Nook, and the iPad.
Maybe we'll talk devices another day, but for now both of the iPad's competitors dish up rather full-featured iOS apps to challenge Apple's iBooks. The thinking goes, "Don't worry about profiting off the devices; aim to sell titles, wherever, however." So how do they stack up?
A new Apple patent application was discovered by AppleInsider this week that details an iPhone/iPad app that would help users better coordinate their busy schedules revolving around moviegoing. Called "Systems and Methods for Providing Context-Based Movie Information", the app would interface with both online movie schedules and a user's calendar to avoid unnecessary guesswork in trying to determine the best time and location to see a film.
Most readers probably wont remember the original Death Rally PC game released way back in 1996. It was considered a fantastic combat racer back then, and we're happy to report that the remake for iOS is just as compelling.