There are many great apps around that are a lot of fun to use but there are also some very useful ones as well. These utility apps are able to control some of the devices around your house, meaning you can easily access everything from your iPhone: from your sound system, lights and even digital TV.
At iFixYouri, experiments abound. That penchant for fun got me going with jailbroken WiFi and 3G network settings for Facetime that allows you to have a face-to-face conversation with a loved one anytime, anywhere regardless of your current internet situation.
MyWi is an app that allows you to use your iPhone as a wireless router but without the pesky wires. My3G tricks your phone into thinking it is on a wireless network when it’s actually using your 3G connection. It allows you to use Facetime on 3G networkw and is brought to you by the same people that brought you MyWi.
Have you ever been jealous of folks with expensive cars who can lock, unlock and even start their rides remotely using their keys? We can’t all afford to buy the latest BMWs and while remotely activating your vehicle is far from a necessity (unless maybe you’re a getaway driver), it’s certainly an impressive application of modern technology and a bit of a status symbol.
So whilst hugely expensive modern cars may be out of a lot of people’s price range, smartphones are a much more affordable piece of technology and are increasingly prevalent in many parts of the world. If you own an iPhone, you can now enjoy showing off to your friends by starting your car anywhere with the Viper SmartStart application (note: SmartStart must also be installed in your vehicle for this to work).
Most people seem to have an iPhone lately; I used to quite enjoy seeing the look of jealousy on people’s faces when they saw my iPhone (although admittedly I always thought I was going to get mugged) but now everyone’s got one. So with that in mind I thought I’d have a look at some fun and useful little gadgets designed to make your relationship with your iPhone that little bit better.
I think that my biggest complaint with the original Silent Swords game for the iPhone and iPod touch was the controls. The stealth game was fun and challenging, but the controls seriously lacked any sort of innovation or general ease of use. Luckily, that is one of the things Oniric Games’ recently released prequel, Silent Swords ZERO, addresses.
When I first got started with iPhone programming, I went through the helpful Beginning iPhone Development: Exploring the iPhone SDK by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche. It did a great job helping me get up to speed with the iPhone, so I thought I’d write a review to let others know a bit more about it!
FastFinger 2 is a game that really does test how fast you can finger your screen (yes we are serious ladies and gents). While it is indeed a very basic iPhone/iPod Touch app, it can still be quite addictive. With such features as OpenFeint leader board integration and high score system, you can finally find out who has the best and fastest fingers between you and your friends (and for all the gents out there, perhaps this app can even help you impress the gals, though we make no promises).
If you’ve decided to take the plunge and get started with iPhone programming yourself, one of the first things you’ll want to do is start visiting some of the best iPhone development sites out there.
This is important because you’ll learn a lot, keep up with industry news, and maybe even get to know some of the fellow developers out there! This article lists of some of the sites I’ve found most helpful – feel free to chime in with any of your own!
You’d better be ready to shoot laser beams at your enemies in this futuristic version of dodgeball. Battle Blasters is a great pick up and play game using touch controls to move your character, launch your attacks, and even deflect your enemy’s blasts. Read on to find out why this is one of those apps you should have on your iDevice for those quick rounds of addictive fun.
If you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, chances are you’ve come up with a couple good app ideas. Wouldn’t it be cool to take the next step and develop your app and get it in the App Store?
In this article you’ll learn just what it takes to get started – what you need to have or buy and what the best way to learn is–whether or not you’re already familiar with programming!