This weekend, I set out to bake the perfect banana bread. I put Minu to the test, a beautifully crafted timer that ensured my bread was baked just right. Simple in design and gorgeous in construction, users have embraced Minu as it’s climbed the Top 10 chart of utility apps.
Earlier this week, there was a bit of commotion over a new rule in Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines.PocketGamer.biz, was the first to break the story, finding that clause 2.25 stated, “apps that display apps other than your own for purchase or promotion in a manner similar to the App Store will be rejected.”
Beetle Bounce takes the basics of billiards, adds a dash of chaos, and an army of critters to create a fun-filled, casual game. Developed by Naomi Kokubo, a talented and self-taught indie game developer.
Who knew combining a multi-player guessing game with photo sharing could be such a blast? Turns out it’s the recipe for an awesome app: the Corona-built Peek! game for iOS.
Developed by Gambit Technologies, Window Warrior is a brand-new, free download for your iOS device. As ferocious little monsters hover outside your home, you must tightly board each window to keep them out.
September has been an exciting month in mobile, or more generally, connected devices. Last week, Amazon announced two new Kindle Fires and is trying to move into iPad-sized tablets. In spite of the controversy over ads displayed on the lock screen, it’s a very compelling price point.
Perhaps most interesting is how Amazon views Android. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says “it’s a base operating system layer”, like Linux but with a lot of customization. In other words, they’re not in the game of making Android devices; they’re making Kindles.
Who knew a baby monster could be so darn cute? Gotta Feed Garp is a fun physics-based game for iOS, starring Garp, a newly-hatched monster with a healthy appetite. You’ll find yourself immersed in the game, happily feeding Garp snacks for hours on end.
This week’s App of the Week, Baby Soother Seal, is an essential tool for helping parents calm, soothe, and settle crying infants. The app hit #1 for lifestyle and #6 overall in the South Korea App Store, and was even featured by Apple shortly after its release in April.
While Prince Harry romped through Vegas, I spent the week sharpening my geography skills with the Corona-made game, Aliens Abducted. I learned 150 countries and flags in the process, and can now rock Wednesday night trivia with my newly gained knowledge.
Jason Schroeder is the developer of the recent App of the Week winner, Chungaboo Language Series (formerly known as Lingo Slingo). Jason was hired by Chungaboo, a publishing company that specializes in interactive educational content, and shares tips for working on a client project.