There are pages and pages of list applications available at the App Store nowadays. Although there’s nothing wrong with them, their functions are limited usually to an item name, possibly a short description, and if you’re lucky maybe a spot for a price. However if like me you try to be prepared for everything, one of the most common lists you’ll be making is for groceries. This is where “typical” apps tend to fall short. Recently, I was fortunate to stumble across Grocery iQ, an app specifically designed for your grocery list needs.
Ever wanted to visit the Western Wall just so you can wedge your very own prayer through the cracks of this historic and holy site? Well thanks to Munera, a new development team located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, you can now type out your own prayers and have them sent to the actual wall within 48 hours. As you well know, the Western Wall, also known as the Kotel or Wailing Wall, is located in the old city of Jerusalem and rich in history that dates back to the 10th century BC. With Munera’s Send a Pray – Western Wall app, users no longer have to plan a once in a life time trip (though of course, nothing beats the real thing) just to place their personal notes/prayers into the wall.
It never really occurred to me to apply numerical scores to love-making; apparently, however, that isn’t the case wit Passion‘s voyeuristic developer, Chris Alvares. This magical app does all the work for you – the calculation that is – and lets you get down to business. But, when the “meeting” is over, Passion displays your performance in an easy to suss score out of 10, based on the following criteria: Duration, Orgasm, and Activity. The catch: you have the opportunity to share your score online, with friends, relatives and complete strangers. Rather, I should say, you can now compete with your mates and relatives, share, discuss strategies – all using the Jesus Phone. I can see new uses for this on Twitter:
RT@shigzeo: Woohoo! New record – 3.76! Class dismissed!
But then again, perhaps there are some things which are better left unadulterated. For the experimental, however, there is Passion. Funny… in what seems the most perplexing ‘move’ by Chris Alvares, there is no iTouch compatibility.
Chris Alvares, Passion, 4.99$. 0.7MB
There are apps that you want to use, and then there are ones you hope you never have to use (unless you get a kick out of faking your own kidnapping). Sillens AB has just released an iPhone app that could potentially come in very handy in times of crisis/distress.
Safety Button is your new way of feeling safe when moving about. With Safety Button you always have someone who knows exactly where you are and if something should happen; your iPhone will contact your chosen person for you, with your location and much more.
Using external servers to trace your steps, it starts collecting your position every 20 seconds via GPS whenever you start Safety Button. The moment you hit the big honking red “Help” button, the servers will relay an SOS message via sms and/or email, stating your current position to a preset family or friend. According to Sillens AB, the app comes with 3 pre-paid smses and works in any country where an iPhone is available for purchase. While most people won’t see a need for Safety Button, $2.99 does buy a piece of mind for the paranoid or those who attact trouble like a magnet. More screenshots and an faq after the break. [Safety Button, $2.99]
In forging ahead to become a greener company, Apple have redesigned their macbook line to be one of the most recyclable and environment irritant free notebook lines in the world. They are also advancing their recycling system but still have a long, long way to go until they reach green parity with companies who have applied friendly environmental practices for a longer time and to more than just their consumer products.
I wonder how many people still keep diaries or journals of their lives on a regular basis. I have always been told that it is something worth doing, especially down the road when you are able to look back and remind yourself of things that would otherwise have likely been forgotten. Well, after using Happy Tapper’s Gratitude for the past few days, I believe I have found a great reason to start my very own journal.
Allrecipe.com had not been a website particularly known to me, as I’m not that much into cooking. However, this website was recommended to me by a friend, and then coincidentally they released their iPhone/ iPod Touch application Dinner Spinner. Given that I won’t spend time on my desktop viewing recipes, I installed this application on my phone and took it for a spin, literally.