iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:09:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 iTunes Digital Gift Cards Made Available Through Facebook Tue, 04 Dec 2012 18:50:42 +0000 Read More]]> Facebook recently announced that they will now be allowing the addition of iTunes Store digital gift cards through its Facebook Gifts service. This would allow Facebook users to easily send iTunes to friends, family, and others in different networks. Facebook is offering the digital gifts in $5 increments, starting from $5 and increasing up to a maximum of $50.

Starting today with Facebook Gifts, you can instantly gift your friends iTunes digital gifts and recommend albums, movies, games, apps, and more available on the iTunes Store.

Search for a specific song or album to recommend, or let your friend decide. iTunes digital gifts are available for $10, $15, $25, or $50.

According to AllThingsD, the partnership between Apple and Facebook includes Facebook into a $260 million dollar business for third-party businesses which equates to about 13% of total sales.

So that adds up to around, say, a $260 million-dollar market size for physical iTunes cards split among participating retailers, of which Facebook will now be an active participant. That pie is small compared to Facebook’s overall revenue ($3.71 billion in 2011), but another digital product with less overhead and high demand is definitely a win for Facebook’s Gifts department

This partnership will help both Facebook and Apple, which have had issues working together in the past, particularly during negotiations over Facebook being integrated into Apple’s iTunes based social network, Ping. Ping was Apple’s failed social media experiment and frayed the relationship between the two companies.

However, the two companies worked together to integrate Facebook into iOS 6 and OS X Mountain Lion. Now, Facebook can benefit from selling the iTunes gift cards through its service and Apple can benefit from increased sales of the gift cards, as well as more iTunes users.

{Via MacRumors}

]]> 0 Apple Updates iLife Apps for iOS with Minor Tweaks and Upgrades Wed, 02 May 2012 18:57:04 +0000 Read More]]>

Over the past year, Apple added a number of new applications to its App Store and ported over some of its existing Mac applications over to the iOS platform, such as iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie. Late Tuesday, Apple posted updates for all of the following apps: iPhoto, GarageBand, iMovie, and Cards.

iPhoto received a minor update for bug fixes and enhancements, as well as a minor UI tweak, adding a button to allow users to send out journals uploaded to iCloud. This would allow users to share the journal with one click. Cards, a rather simple Apple app, allows users to amake and send physical cards, straight from the app and integrates into Apple’s iOS ecosystem with the use of iTunes gift cards and such.

Any noticeable changes for the Cards app is currently unknown. iMovie received a minor fix allowing users to add their own personal movie soundtracks to a project, as well as minor stability improvements. GarageBand received the most stability improvements, fixing a bug that crashed the app when users tried to upload songs to iCloud or attempted to connect to SoundCloud.

These stability and UI improvements will likely continue over the course of several months, and as iPad and iPhone generations pass, until the mobile app operates very similar to that of the desktop.

{via CNET}

]]> 0 iOS Developers Experience Boost in Sales During Christmas Fri, 30 Dec 2011 19:32:24 +0000 Read More]]>

The holiday season sends iOS Developers scrambling each year in order to finish up their apps for submission before Apple stops accepting new submissions for the year. However, over the last three years, its become obvious that during this time, app developers experience much higher sales. This could be due to one of two things, either people are downloading more of the old apps because there is less to choose from during this time or because of Apple’s App Gifting service, accessible directly through the App Store.

During this time, popular game devlopers such as Gameloft and EA push out as many apps as they can to flood the market, in order to increase the number of downloads. EA and Gameloft apps often show up under the featured list, claiming #1 and #2 spots, and even App of the Week on many occasions.

Camera+[App Store] developer’s TapTapTap revealed their download numbers with MacRumors early Thursday, describing a significant increase in sales. Camera+ moved up and down the list between 4-8 and settled at position #8 in the Top 200 list during the holiday freeze. Camera+ typically experiences about 18,000 downloads on any given day, but jumped to over 73,808 sales on Christmas day.

Camera+ sells for $0.99 in the App Store, which means that after Apple’s 30% cut, TapTapTap received $51,665 in revenue only for the day of Christmas. That’s a significant increase, but not surprising considering the number of iPod Touches, iPhones, and iTunes gift cards being activated and given as presents on Christmas. The App Store is the basis for numerous success stories, about small developers making a hit with their apps and becoming millionaires overnight, some making anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 dollars in one day.

]]> 0 Share Baseball Slugger Tips and Win 5 iTunes Gift Cards Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:03:56 +0000 Read More]]> Free Apps

WINNERS of $10 iTunes Gift Cards: youngluck, daniel88, Jaskaran, sf49lu, laurenng

We reviewed Baseball Slugger: Home Run Race 3D for iPhone/iPod touch almost two months back (link to review). The game has been a huge hit on the App Store and Com2uS is happy to sponsor iTunes Gift Cards giveaway worth $50 to encourage players to share their gaming tips for one of their popular games.

The action is fast and frantic and it all results in a game that just can’t be put down, you can even choose a playlist of you own tracks to accompany you while you play if you like. if you a fan of baseball then Baseball Sluggers is as addictive as Flight Control and should be downloaded immediately.

Share Baseball Slugger Game Tips and Win iTunes Gift Cards!

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]]> 32 Contest: Win 10 Fathead Posters and 40 iTunes Gift Cards Thu, 09 Jul 2009 08:32:06 +0000 Read More]]> Radial 50 is giving away big prizes in celebration of their latest launch.

In celebration of our launch, Radial 50 is offering a chance to win lots of great prizes. Simply become one of the first 50 players to finish all 50 rounds and you will be eligible to win one of our 50 prizes.

Can you reach 50? If you can, you may just win a Fathead!


Each of the first 50 players to beat all 50 rounds of Radial 50 will win a prize. The top 10 scorers of the 50 will each receive the grand prize—a gift certificate for a free Fathead poster – shipping included – a value of over $100. The remaining 40 winners will each receive a $10 iTunes gift certificate.

Fathead iTunes
10$100 Fathead Gift Certificates
+ Free Shipping
40$10 iTunes Gift

What is a Fathead?

Fatheads ( are durable, reusable, life-sized wall graphics. Get an officially licenced Fathead of your favorite sports figure, comic book character, team logo and more! Fatheads are great for bedrooms, rec rooms, and offices.

How to Enter

STEP 1: Purchase the full version of Radial 50 through the app store and start playing. Be sure to create an account so we know who you are!

STEP 2: Finish the final round, round 50. Only the first 50 players to finish round 50 will win a prize, and only players that finish round 50 by 08/07/2009 are eligible.

Additional Information

When to Enter

The contest begins the day Radial 50 is launched in the App Store (July 7, 2009), and it will last no longer than 30 days. Radial 50 will announce the winners after day 30 (August 8,2009), or earlier if possible.

Stay Informed – Tips & Updates!

To stay informed of contest updates and other great Radial 50 news become a fan on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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]]> 0 SimplyTweet Developer Giving Away iPhone 3GS and iTunes Gift Cards! Fri, 03 Jul 2009 20:48:14 +0000 Read More]]> SimplyTweet developer is giving away iPhone 3GS and $50 iTunes gift cards!

How to Take Part

To take part in the contest, all you have to do is to send a tweet from your Twitter account with the hashtag #simplytweet. There are a few requirements:

  1. You must send the tweet using SimplyTweet (you can use the Lite version if you don’t wish to pay, but I appreciate your support).
  2. You must send the tweet from an account which is not protected. If I can’t see the tweet because it is deleted or protected, you can’t win.
  3. Say whatever you want in the text, but if you give a good reason why you ought to win the iPhone 3GS, maybe you will get lucky.


As an independent software developer working alone, having built a product (SimplyTweet) and made continuous updates to it (8 major updates in 8 months, with version 2.0 in the works), it is important to get people to know about the product.

I am going to run an experiment.


Starting 4th July 2009, GMT 12am, I will be running a contest for 7 days (till 10th July 2009 , GMT 11:59pm).

I will pick a winner randomly everyday which the contest is running. Each winner will win an iPhone Gift Card of $50 (see footnote 1). At the end of 7 days, I will personally pick an extra winner who will win an iPhone Gift Card of $199 (see footnote 1). According to Apple, this is the price for the 16GB version of iPhone 3GS (see footnote 1). The 1st 7 winners can win a maximum of 1 $50 iPhone Gift Card. The 8th winner can be anyone (i.e. one of the 1st 7 winners has a chance to win too).

You are free to tweet more than once.

I will announce with my Twitter account @simplytweet, everyday at GMT 4pm, the previous day’s winner and update this post with the winner list.


I’ll contact the winners only at the end of the contest and arrange for delivery of the gift cards by 31st August 2009.

Not all countries have iPhone gift cards available. If they are not, I will be willing to provide an iTunes voucher of equivalent value.

This is all in good spirit, but I reserve the right to have the final say of picking who the winners are and will not be liable for any dispute, harm or hurt caused. I also reserve the right to call off the contest if anyone gives me a good (read: very BAD) reason to. So play nice and let’s have some fun.

[1] According to Apple, the gift card can be used for all things Mac and iPod. See Apple for the official and final terms.

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]]> 4 5 iTunes Gift Cards Giveaway Tue, 30 Jun 2009 13:40:09 +0000 Read More]]> Com2uS the developer of Baseball Slugger, one of the most addictive games on App Store has given Touch Reviews 5 ($10) iTunes Gift Cards for giveaway!

How To Win iTunes Gift Cards?


If you win one of these iTunes Gift Cards, we will send you a Direct Message (you must be following Touch_Reviews on Twitter) with a code which can be used to redeem Paid Apps from App Store worth $10.

Winners will be chosen randomly at the end of the week. You can increase your chances to win by Retweeting more often.

You can use the green tweet badge (You must have a twitter account to retweet)

Yes, you need both! US iTunes Store Account and Twitter account.


Yes! Yes! You can! Retweet more often, Digg this post, give us a shout out!


Support Com2uS

If you use the iTunes Gift Card to redeem Baseball Slugger: Home Run 3D Race or Buy It be sure to leave a review on App Store!


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Winners: Congrats! @weatherangel @DarrellBolos @evanmaroun @BobbyMSP @JCman7

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