Stay True to the Spirit of Gaming with Sea Tale HD

Sea Tale HD can please people who possess an inherent interest in the endeavor of searching for treasury and formulating various strategies to achieve the same. It can also charm the players, who are admirers of the sea life, the fishes and the herbs and plants which grow underwater. Thus, practically the audience base of this app stretches to a large age bracket of individuals.

As you download the app, the one little thing which will draw your attention is the ace player of this app, the ‘fish’ in brown color with yellow fins. If you look at the intricate details of the fish you will certainly applause for the intelligent use of the graphics. The gaming app is designed in such a manner that the player of the game remains hooked till the end.

Sea Tale HD iTunes promo image

The game is broken into twenty levels; one cannot reach further levels, without crossing the previous levels. Thus, if you desire of reaching till the 20th level, you certainly have to start from the scratch. The theme of the app is that you have to act as a companion to the fish in her endeavor of collecting the starfishes. However, grabbing the starfishes is not that lucid, as you move from one level to another, the level of difficulties aggrandizes. The hurdles are provided in the form of stones, bombs, spikes and discharges in the form of electric current. Thus, thrill is certainly on the cards when you play this gaming app. You are required to crash the walls, open the doors and formulate strategies for the correct path to make the fish reach her goal.

Sea Tale HD screenshots

Sea Tale HD is good at certain points, but one thing which brings a little trouble for this app is in terms of its battery consumption. The graphics as well as the sound level pose threat to the users in terms of the high consumption of the battery. Even if the gaming app is played till one or four levels, the battery consumption certainly scores much higher than the charm of the game. Thus, in case of emergency, when the phone is a little low on battery, it is advisable not to indulge in this app.

This app is the thing for leisure time, when you and your phone’s battery, both are free and high!

Space Sports – A Soccer Game with Lovely 3D Graphics and Crisp Design

Thousands of games are released into the Apple store each day, but every now and then, one game changes the equation on its head. Space Sports Goaly Moley has turned out to be one such game since its release. In essence it is just a mobile soccer game. But Goaly Moley differentiates itself from other soccer games in more than one way. Developed by Planet Toccer, Goaly Moley has wielded its charm over many gamers throughout the world.

The whole game of Space Sports is set at the fictional ZaZa galaxy. In this game you have to face mole like intergalactic creatures instead of human opponents. Rules of the game are pretty simple. Weave your way through the maze of opponent defense and score against Madu the monster. You start from level 1 and work your way up the ladder as the challenges become harder. Your score is posted in the global high score list for all to see.

Space Sports

Lovely 3D graphics, crisp design and display and fluid gameplay are hallmarks of Goaly Moley. The game is optimized for iPhone 5 but it supports a lot of iOS devices including the older iPhone 3GS and iPod touch. The game lets users choose a player of their liking, change its looks and appearance and also the jersey color. Players can also put their name as the player.

The game has a global ranking system and it is providing some real life bonus to its players as well. As per the developers, the winner of the first Space Sports tournament to be held from 15th April will win two tickets to London for U.E.F.A. Champions League final on 25th May. It is going to be an all expenses paid trip. If that sounds interesting, check this out; the developers have planned to release all sorts of sports games in the Space Sports franchise such as Basketball, Football and Racing. Winners of those championships are supposed to get tickets for finals of mega events like NBA, Superbowl, and Monaco Grand Prix.  It is no doubt a novel bonus for players and a unique endeavor.

Space Sports

Since nothing is perfect, even this cool game has an issue or two. Being very rich in graphics, the Goaly Moley runs slow or crashes when running on older iOS devices despite developer claims of full support. This is a critical bug the developers have to fix in the upcoming versions or else the game risks losing a large number of subscribers.

The game is available for free at the iOS market. It is only 53 MB in size and should be a great experience for all players. So download and play away!

iLA – A Self-Development App

iLA, which stands for Inspired Living Application is the first and only mobile app that makes it possible for the average every day person to profit from the exploding application industry. The Inspired Living App will deliver a weekly, 9 or so minute long personal development video to an associates mobile device or website. As a $9.95 per month subscriber you will also have access to the archive library of all past content as well.

There is s simple and cheap way to invite all your personal contacts to take a look at the app as well. This vision of creating a pyramid of connections to make you money is the claimed to be the most successful way to create a business. This type of business model has tremendous appeal to the new people first starting to use the app because of how cheap it is.

iLA App

iLA Blog page

This app is a compensation plan. Meaning it is a pyramid of 3×7 matrix. Meaning the user will need to recruit, and that is the only way to make money. Depending on how much you recruit, and then the people you get on board recruit, will determine you monthly pay out. iLA is an interesting business idea, combining the popularity of apps with network marketing. The productivity of this application seems to be pretty legitimate and the developer has a good success record.

The Inspired Living Application appeals to people who desire the tools the App provides such as people who wish to better administer their business or people who wish to have personal growth and motivational material such as Entrepreneurs.

iLA Screenshot

iLA Featured Screen

What This App Will Do For You

Goal setting- set your goals to what you want your personal development to be

Time Management- strategically set your time to attain your goals (stated above)

Personal development- exceed your expectations of yourself and keep everyone amazed as you start your own successful business

Business development- create a network of people, earn monthly income, discover what it is like to be your own boss

Leadership development- find out what it is like to lead a group or crowd into professionalism

Wealth building and financial management – finally gain the financial freedom you deserve and have been waiting for

Personal motivation and more- find who are and what you are capable of through the videos provided and the opportunities that arise just from believing in yourself

If you don’t expect to put much work into this, do not expect much to come out of it. This is a marketing tool for you to use at your convenience. If you want the pay out to be spectacular and more than you ever imagined then you need to put more work in than just the average day.

Another thing that is sketchy about this application is that the numbers can rise without a click of the mouse. This is cause for people to think it is a scam. There is nothing that can be found that it is a scam, but there is also nothing out these to say that it is not. So as an avid person, who is constantly looking for a way to put extra money in my pocket, try at your own risk.

Get in Contact with Customer Services with Zappix

This free app has the capability of a smart visual menu that guides you to choose the preferred way to connect to whom you want to get in contact with. Zappix’s commanding management console allows you to change and revise the visual menus and manage how the visual menu is displayed. As well as calling or accessing a web site, Zappix sustains other service channels such as text messages, various Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter, and email.

Some menus require entering information such as your account number, order number, etc. Zappix asked me to enter the information before placing the call and sent it to the destination once the call was active. As soon as the call was active there was a tracking bar which showed me the approximate time it was going to take to get through to the person me intended to contact.

Zappix screenshot

Zappix screenshot

Zappix can remember those numbers for you for the next time you will need to dial. Just look under the recent contacts. And if it is a contact you regularly visit then you can “favorite” that contact and find it even more quickly. Zappix also made storing this information for future use optional and can be turned off by going into the Zappix settings.

The at-ease feeling of getting through to someone in a manageable amount of time was very intriguing. This app is supported by Android and iPhone. So, as long as the user of this app has a smart phone with the Android Market Place or the iPhone App store this app will be supported. Zappix is an app startup whose mobile app authorizes users to bypass customer service voice menus when calling companies, government agencies or nonprofit organizations.

Zappix companies list

Zappix companies list

Zappix makes the user feel empowered by just how quickly they can get in contact with someone to pay a bill, ask a question, or talk with a company about starting a contract. From the initial time I used it, it has been the easiest learning development with any app I’ve used. You can usually get to where you need to go in about 10 seconds. Compared to the standard hang around time on the phone being 20 to 30 minutes this app is resourceful.

After using this app for a while, there was a bill I figured I would try to pay to a company that is local to me. When I searched for the app I was surprised by finding out they did not support this company. I then did a little research to find that because this app is new here in the states and started on the East Coast, the list of supporters are is not complete yet. There is a somewhat of a bias to those states back East because it is still spreading to those in the West. Do not get me wrong, the list is still very extensive, just not complete. So there are still some companies that you may have to Google and jot down the information but the majority of your time will be freed up because of what this app can do for you.

Manage Your Work Files with Notebooks

One of the best iPad apps for writing and editing data and doing your office work is Notebooks. This app helps you manage and edit your work files on the go and it is very easy to use as well. This app is perfectly suitable for writing your short as well as long documents. You can make the list of your small day-to-day things in this app, which will let you, remember the work and help you to finish it in time. Writing long documents – for instance you can start writing a novel on this app with utmost ease.

This app supports both views, i.e. landscape and portrait. Landscape mode is very helpful for writing long documents as this mode has a larger keyboard. Portrait mode is useful for writing a short document like a number or an email id. Notebooks also lets you edit and read your PDFs, MS office files, Apple I-Work files or HTML files. Files containing images in them can also be viewed easily with Notebooks.

Some features of Notebooks surely put this app ahead of its competitors. The feature of insert date and time is very useful and can be used while making a journal or updating any log of events. For this, you just have to tap the clock symbol in the toolbar and then insert one of your desired formats. The documents in this app can be numbered using bullet points list, which makes it easier as this format is more desirable than the usual boring paragraph format. In case of sensitive documents, this app provides you with its password protect option. The best feature of this app is surely its connectivity. With the help of Wifi you can sync your notes on the desktop. The notes can also be emailed using this app.

Drop-down menu for adding docs

Navigating between folders, subfolders and files is very easy too. You just have to tap the book icon on the homepage and you can reach to any folder, subfolder or file straightaway. The search box lets you search your documents based on contents or titles. If you want to navigate within a note, just turn a digital page just by swiping your finger from right to left. For turning the digital page backwards swipe left to right

Resizing of text is possible just with the use of with two fingers, similar to the way most apps zoom. However, this feature of this app provides some confusion when performed practically. It can be confused with the copy and paste dialog box as it appears when we are using our finger for resizing the text.

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.

Klieg Creates Videos from Photos

Klieg is a photo video application for iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone; I used it on my iPad.  It takes a series of photos and makes a video out of the photos you select from your photo gallery or take with the app.  It contains burst mode to capture action shots in a series. Klieg would be great to use to add to blogs or social media sites.  Easy, seamless, one-touch uploading to Facebook and Twitter is probably one of the better features of the app.

Klieg’s one-touch features and one-touch selection make it very user friendly.  This app does exactly what it says it does. There are a series of photography filters you can add to your photos after you select which photos you want to use out of your gallery; black/white, sepia, holga… all the favorites of a novice photographer (with different, simpler names, of course) for easy one-touch editing.  For an extra $1.99, you can unlock more filters for photo editing.  You can apply filters to the whole photo series at once.

Klieg Video

Klieg prompts you when your video is finished with options to choose what you want to do with your video, which makes it really handy if you use social media on a regular basis and would be a great ad tool.  It’s a seamless option to upload to Facebook or Twitter and there’s even an option to e-mail or save to photo gallery. You can change the FPS (frames per second) to speed and slow the speed of the video, which makes it great to use for photo slideshows and presentations for iPhone and iPod Touch users.

Klieg Video making

Klieg could be better.  Even though it’s a pretty neat app, there are aspects I would change if I had the chance. The app uses swipes in different directions to navigate the app.  It takes a little practice to get the hang of how to do what.  But, if you “tap & hold” it brings up navigational directions as far as what swipe does what, but they don’t all come up at the same time.  It makes the app hard to navigate and going back could be a bit more user-friendly in that department.  I found a navigation video on Blip that helped me with navigation of this app the most.  I never could get the FPS adjustment to come up on iPad after trying multiple times.

It would also be more convenient to be able to use upload to a blog, YouTube or Vimeo, but you can save the video and upload it via those sites. Would also be really helpful to be able to add music to video or voice-overs for another effect, for instance, a song from iTunes or description or how-to. With all the photo and video apps out there, I can’t see that this is hugely beneficial as-is.  An updated version should be in the works, in my opinion, and may become the best photo seaming video app out there.

zeZebra – Free, Fast and Surprisingly Useful

zeZebra is a new app that allows users to send and receive files over a peer to peer network. The app is being championed by its developers as a way to “Share photos, videos, documents & more––send digital media of any size, to anyone, anywhere––FREE!” The tagline, taken from zeZebra’s website, sounds too good to be true. It also takes a subtle jab at the competition and is relentlessly upbeat. But consumers are used to all of this, the only question that really matters is: does the app deliver?

That depends on how you look at it. If zeZebra was aiming to unseat Cloud storage giants like justcloud.com, Dropbox, and Google Drive and crown itself the new King of file sharing, then it is a colossal failure. Cloud usage is becoming incredibly commonplace. It’s trending, to the point where the only question IT companies really need to answer to find work is: “Can you set us up with a Cloud?” It’s useful for businesses, students, and most importantly it’s fun to say. No app like zeZebra is going to replace the Cloud that tech culture is fetishizing. Period.

zeZebra Screenshot

If, however, it was looking to provide a service that no Cloud has even tried, then it is a rip-roaring success. Peer to peer transfer is more effective in many ways, for many things, than Cloud storage is. Plus, it does not require massive banks of data servers so its services can and always will be far cheaper than Cloud storage. The caveat to this advantage, of course, is that many Cloud storage options are free until a certain arbitrary storage limit is reached. So assuming you don’t use your Cloud storage to send movies, entire photo or music albums, or obscene amounts of .pdf files, what is zeZebra useful for?

The app is very simple, for one. Managing your file transfers is incredibly easy, once you have built your network. It is simply drag and drop from a computer, select and send from a mobile device (zeZebra works for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android). Any files, of any size, to anyone that uses zeZebra, anwhere with internet connection. The only time when this app won’t seem especially useful is before you have used your silver tongue to convince your business associates, friends, etc. that its worth using. Building the network is annoying, but surprisingly easy. I found that simply emailing the file through zeZebra will usually convince the recipient to get the app, since it is free after all. The email prompts them to download zeZebra to receive their file, they usually do, and voilá, new contact.

Sending files with zeZebra

Once you have your network built, zeZebra offer speed that Cloud storage cannot match. Cutting out the storage server in a warehouse somewhere means your files is simply going straight to the person you wanted it to go to. This cuts out one whole data transfer, resulting in a much faster transfer.

Another feature that is negligible to many, but extremely important to some, is that of security. Since the data is not routed through even zeZebra’s servers, the only parties who can see that data are you and the person you send it to. It’s not encrypted, which would make zeZebra more attractive to the cypherpunk crowd, but perhaps a future version will add in that feature.

So, no. zeZebra won’t replace Cloud storage. What it will do is take up the slack, doing all the things that Clouds can be used for but really shouldn’t, and doing them easier, faster, and more securely. Besides which it, too, has a very fun name to say. Watch out Cloud.