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This episode sees Christine … on a farm? Does she manage to get a word in or do the sheep steal the show….
This weeks apps were:
Learn and master guitar from Gibson was a real treat. I had lost my tuner for my guitar, (and believe me, even tuned my playing doesn’t sound great so I need a good tuner) and I thought – why not see if there is an app for that. There were loads of apps actually, and a lot of them are very pricy. I do think the pricing is justified, after all I would spend a decent amount of money on a tuner, and then I’d have to carry it with me. If it’s an app, then I’ll never lose it and always have it – genius!
This app is more than just a tuner which is why I liked it as well. It has chord search, which, for a new player like me, is fantastic. You can search for the chords and it has the finger positions for you. There is also a metronome and lessons for playing too. The most interesting thing about this app though, is it’s free! I’m not sure if it will stay that way ,but it is serious value for money!
IceBird Developer: Fabian Kreiser Version:1.0.2
Yes this is yet another Twitter application and in all honesty, most of us are sticking with the app we are using… I have been a huge twitterfon, now echofon user, but over the last few months switched over to TwitBird Pro and haven’t looked back. Still, I like to try every new Twitter app that comes out, or the updates to existing ones, and this one is interesting.
If you have more than one account, you may want to give it a try. The initial screen is very clear, and you just swipe across to access your next account, I really love this integration for multiple accounts, it’s the easiest to use of all the ones I’ve seen.
Fly Bernard Fly Developer: BadAppleBooksMMX Version:1.2
Fly Bernard Fly is a really beautiful children’s book. The reason I wanted to draw attention to it is because the images are absolutely stunning. When I spoke to the creator of the app, they said that they really wanted to bring children’s books up a level, to have them seen in a different way. I really think that has been achieved. I would imagine this would be a complete stunner on an iPad. You can zoom into the images for a more detailed view.
There is a free version if you’d like to check out the images and story but I think it’s worth the cash for such a beautiful app.
The Disease Game Developer: Epocrates Version: 2.0
Yikes what an app! This is an interesting idea for maybe someone in medicine. It shows you pictures of disease, yes actual photographs, and you have to guess what the disease is. There are over 100 diseases currently ‘showcased’ in the app. It is just one of the weirdest apps I think I have seen. I like it!
You might not want your young kids to have a look at this app as it truly is gross, but it is a quiz style app where you are shown an image in the main screen area and then you have a choice of four diseases to choose from. Try and say the disease names could be another version of this game! Although it may be a nice addition to it, having a voice read out the diseases.
Sushi Total (UK) Developer: Knowledge is Porridge Version:1.0
This app is available in the UK and is a perfect accompaniment if you go to the YO! Sushi restaurants. If you have been there, you will know that the food is on a conveyer system and you choose yourself a plate, or two, or three, or more…. and this is the problem. The food looks so amazing it is easy to take dish after dish and then to realize the damage to your wallet afterwards. This app is great because every time you choose a dish, you just tap it and it will add it all up for you. I discovered the app after having gone to YO! Sushi and eating far far too much. I tweeted out that I should have watched the amount and this app came back to me in a tweet. So glad I now have it on my phone. It’s a keeper, and gives me an excuse to go back there too!
You can swipe to remove one plate or shake to start over. Beautiful icon, clean simple interface. Get it.
Hey Way Pro Developer:NiftyBrick Software LLC Version:1.8
This is a location based service that has a few varied functions all based on your current location.
When you use the app you can set up who you will allow access to your location. Then when you want to send your location or get the location of someone you have added you just click to send or request location. For example, I am meeting a friend, and I have parked in a location, but they still can’t see me, I can send them my location instantly rather than having to try and describe where I am. Or equally, then can send me their location so I can get to them.
When you send a request, it sends a push notification on their device and asks them if they would agree to sending their location so there isn’t anything sneaky about it. Also you would get a notification saying who would like to request your location. It works on the iPod Touch too as long as you have wifi connection.
Those were the apps this week, hope you enjoyed the show and please feel free to leave a comment or tweet the show @appsandhats, or Christine at @CMoz what are your best apps?
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