Save on International Calls with Yeloworld

With Yeloworld, users can make calls to any place on the planet, on the normal mobile or landline numbers. It is a new app in the VoIP areana and it reaches out to people at extremely low rates of calling services.

Yeloworld assures you good quality calls, enabling you savings on international calls. With no contract, or subscription or hidden costs, you can pay for your calls on the go. This app can be downloaded free on your phone. It is not necessary that the person you are calling must have this app installed also, or be online that particular moment. This app is especially useful while making calls on international roaming. When you are working on international roaming, all you need to do is find a WiFi spot, or some form of internet connectivity to make calls.

The Yeloworld app has collaborations with global telecom companies and voice technology providers, to get you calls at cheap rates and good quality. The app also gives you the freedom to choose any contact to call, from your contact list. At the receiving end, the person on his/her caller id will only see your normal phone number.

The app keeps a record of the number of calls made, i.e. the frequency of calls. It allows the phone to disable the keylock during an incoming call and enables it after the call. However, some people have complained about the registration process being slow and the overall speed of the app is not too impressive.

Yeloworld iPad screenshot

The newest version 2.2 updated in March 2013, caters to some of the complaints. It ensures improved usability and speed. The registration process has been made simple and easy. A Help section, along with some Frequently Asked Questions have been introduced in this app now. There are several other minor improvements that have been undertaken. You can, like any other normal call, talk to the person at the other end over the loudspeaker. The only issue which arose while using this app is that it uses much of the battery as that compared to normal calling, without making use of any app.

Yeloworld takes just 5.8 MB of space in your iPad and is available in different languages like English, Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Slovenian, and Spanish. This app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires an iOS of 4.3 or higher.

Cutetown San Francisco Takes Map Applications to the Next Level

Maps and GPS applications have gained immense wind in the market with the advent of smart handheld devices. These applications amazed us with their pinpoint precision, highly intuitive interfaces, perfect route guidance while using GPS, lifelike building recreations and much more. But the new app Cutetown San Francisco from Cutetown LTD has taken this genre of apps to a whole new level by encouraging and involving its users into creating their own details into the standard map of San Francisco city.

This app lets users create an account and immediately start building different structures of the city from scratch using a simple but resourceful 3D modeling interface. Developers claim that no previous know-how of 3D modeling or architectural designing is necessary in order to explore the full potential of Cutetown. A detailed and intuitive tutorial awaits the first time users. Following the instructions is easy and should be enough for most subscribers.

Cutetown Sanfrancisco has a fully created model of the Stanford University campus to show the users a glimpse of the potential of Cutetown. The users first get to choose the place where their virtual building is to be erected.  Then, the four corners of the base are laid carefully and building is created floor by floor and column by column. Users can create floors, roofs, walls, balconies, doors, windows and even their types. There is provision for creators to even paint the walls of the building to create most lifelike map of San Francisco.

The application is in constant development with new features and bug- fixes being published regularly. The latest released version now displays the name of the creator if you come across a building in the map. Ability to digitally sign your own home is another added feature. The app right now limits creation of skyscrapers to 10 stories and some parts of the town are blocked at the moment.

Cutetown San Francisco sample screen

Cutetown San Francisco runs slow on several iOS devices. This makes creating buildings frustrating at times as the time taken to finish the project can be quite high. The 3D interface is also sketchy at times although there have been improvements with each version. But, somehow one gets the feeling that Cutetown San Francisco got caught between a fantasy lifelike mobile game and a useful app. A lot is depending on what the developers come up with next.

The app is just 82 MB despite all the resources it provides. It is being offered in iTunes for free for a limited period of time. After downloading, all you need to do is create a free account to submit your creations and that is it. So, if you like maps and would like to be a part of the whole map creation process, this is the app for you at this moment. Go ahead download and enjoy!

Find and Attend Events with eventseeker

At first glance, I was skeptical that I would find an event finder app beneficial in my life. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was easy to use and offered more features than I had thought it would – especially for a free app and service; however, that isn’t to say that there aren’t things I would change or add overall.

This event searching tool provides many useful features. While finding an event may sound easy, there are many instances where that is no easy feat. Have you ever been on vacation or a business trip and want something unique and fun to do? What about traveling aboard and looking for a local festival or concert? Have kids and need some summer ideas? Move to a new place and looking for the night scene?  eventseeker can assist in all of these instances and more.

eventseeker Following screen

Not only can you search for an event and get the details for it, you can check out the ticketing situation, prices, and even place an order through eventseeker. With the information already on your iPhone or iPad, this innovative app shows all the artists on your phone or tablet – if you allow it. From there, you can see who is on tour, which is extremely helpful. It doesn’t matter if the artist is on your list of music or if you search for them, you can follow the artist or an event easily. On the artists’ pages, you can view a synopsis of the artist or band, content (including pictures) posted by them, upcoming events, and other information.

While the great features are vast, there are some aspects I would change, such as sharing the event, suggestions, and reviews. There are some great categories on the app for events, including concerts, theatre events, sporting events, cultural events, nightlife, educational, festivals and fairs, family friendly events, community type events, business and tech events, and tours. I would add two more types of event: tastings or food and beverage.  As a female in her 20s, I enjoy wine tastings, cheese and other food pairings, beer making classes, food tastings, and other events. I didn’t really see a section that would include these types of events, but I think there is a need.

eventseeker 2It is easy to follow or like an event, but it would be much more helpful to email event information to myself or others. Often, I am interested in an event, but I may not be sure if it will fit into my schedule or tastes. I would like the option to save the event information until I decide what future this event holds in my ever demanding schedule.

When I find an artist or group I like, I tend not to deviate from what I already like. Since eventseeker can, with your permission, use your smartphone data and music, suggestions for things you may like would also be beneficial. For example, “If you like Nickelback, check out Three Days Grace.” Out of all my suggestions, I believe that this would be the additional feature I would use most.

Providing review for attended events would be a nice feature to add to eventseeker. Along with finding events, I think that it would be helpful and insightful for event goers to be able to review events for other eventseeker users to see and use. I have experienced a similar feature with Netflix and Fandango and enjoyed posting my experience as well as reading others.

All things considered, eventseeker is an app that I would suggest to a friend or family member if they enjoyed attending events. None of my suggestions or additions would make me delete the app from my iPhone, but they sure would help. I will continue to use this app and enjoy all of its current benefits.

fontgram for Quick and Easy Photo-Editing

Getting started in fontgram is quick and easy, just like an application of this category should be. fontgram intends to do one thing and one thing only – allow users to add text to photos with basic editing features and if you decide to try this application out it’s because of the ability to add text to photos, fontgram can impress well. Besides the basic editing features like adding color, resizing, and shadowing, the bulk of your time will be spent experimenting with the dozens of font options readily available. If you don’t see any fonts you like you can download several font packages, side note, I personally did not find the need to get more fonts, the selection was more than enough for what I wanted to do, but it is nice to have that option available.

Fontgram screenshot 1

Fontgram screenshot 1

You can upload your finished edited photos and quickly share them on all the popular social networks, heavyweights like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are integrated. You can also add the photos to your library or send them out the old fashioned way with regular email. The bottom menu bar makes it easy to share it on each network, so there is no need going thought a long winded process of uploading pics to your favorite social media sites. From the menu you are also able to save the photo to your album or send them out the old fashioned way with regular email.

fontgram is a very well designed application. The interface looks good, and is simple to use. This is important as the design and ease of use is what separates these types of apps from each other, and in this case fontgram succeeds. One complaint I do have is that there isn’t much to do besides edit and add text to documents. I understand that the idea of this application is the simplicity, but I do wish there was some outside the box feature to entice me to use it more often.

fontgram screenshot 2

fontgram screenshot 2

Performance wise, I did not encounter any difficulties. I’m running iOS (6.1.2) on my iPhone 5 and I did not experience any lag at the menu or crashes. The app was very stable, and at a little under then 17 MB it is not a memory hog so I do not foresee any issues in the future.

fontgram is priced accordingly at $.99 cents so if you are on the fence about trying this app out don’t be too nervous since it won’t require you to break the bank open. Overall fontgram has a lot of potential and it has all the necessary features, clean design, and the ease of use that allows you to jump right into editing photos in no time.

I really enjoyed my time with fontgram, its inexpensive (currently $.99 cents in the apple app store) and fully optimized for the iPhone 5 and iPad retina (iPad 3 and 4) and relatively simple to use with an easy to navigate menu and interface. fontgram requires all apple devices to be running at least iOS 5.0 in order to properly use this application.