The “Freemium” Game sales model? Lipstick on the same old pig?

When I first sat down to write this article I was a little lost initially as to how to attack it. You see I am not convinced that the “Freemium” model is actually the “next big thing” that the blog-o-sphere is hyping it up to be. Certainly a large number of apps are being shifted under that banner. But then … Read More

Stephen NorthcottThe “Freemium” Game sales model? Lipstick on the same old pig?

Egg Drop Arcade for iPhone: A Cracking Arcade Game Especially for Old School Gamers

Egg Drop Arcade Rating: Egg Drop Arcade is an old school arcade game with a physics engine where your aim is to control an egg to it’s target, pick up points and multipliers without breaking or smashing your eggs into a million tiny pieces. The graphics and sound are in a retro style with a 16bit look to them and … Read More

Craig WillisEgg Drop Arcade for iPhone: A Cracking Arcade Game Especially for Old School Gamers

Color Me!!! Provides a great introduction to iPhone for Kids

Color Me!!! Rating: Color Me!!! is a simple coloring book aimed at the iPhone/iPod Touch younger users, or perhaps the children of the iPhone/iPod Touch owners. Simplicity is the key for many apps and when your target audience is 2-6 year olds then simplicity is even more imperative, and luckily Color Me!!! is very simple to use. After launching the … Read More

Craig WillisColor Me!!! Provides a great introduction to iPhone for Kids

Ngmoco Playing God with GodFinger for iPhone

Ngmoco never fail to produce outstanding games for the iPhone and iPod touch. Previously they have had Eliminate and Touch Pets Dogs and most recently Godfinger. Godfinger at the moment is only available in Canada, it’s a way of ‘beta testing’ the game before releasing it to the rest of the world. The game play is simple, you are the … Read More

Jane JonesNgmoco Playing God with GodFinger for iPhone

The iPad is selling like hot cakes! 90,000 pre-orders in the first day!

If figures being reported are correct then the iPad has already sold over 90,000 units in its first day of pre-orders. Fortune’s Phillip Elmer-DeWitt announced that “51,000 orders in two hours” had been completed shortly after noon on the first day. Many high profile bloggers have been reporting on their order details and Andrew Erlichson wrote “We just bought two … Read More

Stephen NorthcottThe iPad is selling like hot cakes! 90,000 pre-orders in the first day!

Order Your iPad Today. Last Minute iPad Specification Updates

When Apple announced the iPad in January some people who were lucky enough to get some hands on time noted with some disappointment that there was no way to lock the screen orientation. This can sometimes be annoying on an iPhone and consequently some third party apps provide it as an option. On a larger device like the iPad it … Read More

Stephen NorthcottOrder Your iPad Today. Last Minute iPad Specification Updates

50 in 1 : APPZILLA – The Swiss Army Knife of iPhone Apps. Great value!

50 in 1 : APPZILLA Rating: When I first fired up APPZILLA I was a little overwhelmed! There are a full two and a half screens full of just about every mini-app and widget (both useful and fun) I could think of that I might want to have on my iPhone or iPod. That’s 50 individual apps all individually launch-able … Read More

Stephen Northcott50 in 1 : APPZILLA – The Swiss Army Knife of iPhone Apps. Great value!

How to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury for iPhone: Not Much Fury but Plenty of Finesse

How to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury Rating: Games with movie tie-ins have not really been massively successful on any platform and the same applies to the iPhone/iPod Touch. If anyone is going to buck that trend though you would expect it to be Glu who have just released How to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the … Read More

Craig WillisHow to Train Your Dragon: Flight of the Night Fury for iPhone: Not Much Fury but Plenty of Finesse

Fly Away Rabbit for iPhone: A Cute introduction to the Physics Genre

Fly Away Rabbit Rating: A new physics based iPhone/iPod Touch hits the App Store this week in the form of Fly Away Rabbit by Jonathan Parsons, which is his first venture into the App Store. The accelerometer and touch screen controls lend themselves well to the physics based games and so how does Fly Away Rabbit shape up? The aim … Read More

Craig WillisFly Away Rabbit for iPhone: A Cute introduction to the Physics Genre

Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet: An almost picture perfect application

Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet Rating: Don’t get me wrong, I like to take a picture as much as the next person, as long as the next person is someone who is not too bothered about it! But after just a few moments looking through Rick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet I was already inspired to go out and try something … Read More

Craig WillisRick Sammon’s 24/7 Photo Buffet: An almost picture perfect application

Defence Of The Future for iPhone: A game of the future apparently from the past

Defence Of The Future Rating: Defence of the Future or DOFT, sets you with the perilous task of defending the earth from an alien invasion. Luckily for you this title is based far into the future so you don’t have just your bare fists to work with but instead a super hero from an initial choice of 8 all of … Read More

Craig WillisDefence Of The Future for iPhone: A game of the future apparently from the past

B&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon

Apple is taking the e-book business very seriously and the iPad will certainly prove to be a serious threat to Kindle from Amazon. By developing eReaders major publishers want to make sure that people always have access to their favourite books in digital format. Today Barnes & Noble updated their blog with some information about their upcoming iPad app. The … Read More

Ravin MohindruB&N eReader for iPad Coming Soon

iPhone OS 4.0 software to deliver multitasking support?

Although this has been rumoured many times before and not been delivered, it’s something that does seem to be coming. iPhone OS already allows multitasking in a multitude of ways, but none of those are directly exposed to users. Developers can create multi-threaded apps either using POSIX threads or Apple’s own NSThread, which is built on-top of that system. But … Read More

Stephen NorthcottiPhone OS 4.0 software to deliver multitasking support?

Palm Announces 20 New Game Titles at GDC 2010

Although Palm were hopelessly slow at getting a decent high-performance 3D API into the hands of it’s developers, it seems to have stepped up it’s efforts in the last couple of months with the help of some “early-access” developers. Earlier this week we reported that Palm had announced a public beta version of the Palm® webOS™ Plug-in Development Kit (PDK) … Read More

Stephen NorthcottPalm Announces 20 New Game Titles at GDC 2010

Office² for iPhone Makes keyhole surgery on Word and Excel documents almost bearable!

Office² Rating: Office² (pronounced “Office Squared”) allows you to view and edit Word 97-2003 (.doc) and Excel 97-2003 (.xls) documents on your iPhone and iPod Touch. You can also view PDFs, and the app provides integration with Google Docs, iDisc and WebDav. Admittedly editing any document more ambitious than email on devices of this size can be painful at times, … Read More

Stephen NorthcottOffice² for iPhone Makes keyhole surgery on Word and Excel documents almost bearable!