Category: iPhone

Thermo — How hot is this?!

Robocat apps is back again with yet another artsy app. Thermo is a simple weather app, telling you the current temperature outside, beautifully illustrated on a giant thermometer. It also tells you yesterday’s temperature, but that’s about it. It’s a free download, but if you care at all about user interface, you’d want to remove the ad banner from the bottom at $0.99. Also check out the website, which simulates the app’s functionality pretty well (actually I think the website...

Episodes — Tracking TV on your iPhone

Nial’s back! Who Nial? Nial Giacomelli, the guy who created the splendid Showtime and Nibbble web apps. But this time his pixel goodness is wrapped in Cocoa touch, downloadable from the App Store. Episodes follows continues Showtime’s story, but this time he’s serious. Episodes will keep track of your favourite shows, search through TVDB for episode info, and get recommendations for new shows. In terms of functionality it’s nothing revolutionary, but it’s certainly a pixelicious UI. It’s surprising that he’s...

Shows 2 — Pretty concert tracking

I had never heard of Shows app before, probably for good reason. But Sam Vermette has shown us what he can do with lists and tabs, and Shows 2 looks gorgeous. While the illuminated buttons isn’t a brand new concept, this is the first time I’m seeing it on iOS — looks nice. That with the dark lists with bold titles and grey buttons, it all just works super well together. Not to mention the hot icon. Shows costs $2.99...

Get Nomis to hear new music instantly

I am a music addict. And everytime I hear of a new release by one of my countless favorite bands I think “What? It is out for about two months now, why did I not know that?!” The problem is that there aren’t any music news resources that cater to your personal tastes — iTunes’s new releases panel shows you either the Beatles or John Mayer. Nomis, developed by the German developer duo Taprockets is a fresh approach to keep...

Powderful is skiers’ best friend

Winter sport lovers out there are going to be quite pleased with Powderful, by Less Code. Powderful is skiers’ and snowboarders’ best companion when they’re out on the slopes. It keeps the sportsmen up to date with any useful information about their current run using GPS. With embedded maps, speed detection and voice alerts you never get too fast and rush against trees [Ed: none of which has been tested by the author]. Presented in a bright, white and effective...

Screens. Sexy VNC for the first time.

When the subject of VNC comes to my mind the first app I always think of is JollyFastVNC for Mac and how nerdy all this stuff is. Most of the time, the second thought coming to mind contains the phrase: “And the design of these apps suck as well.” But now this suffering has ended with the app Screens by edovia. Screens is a great example of how good design can make a complex process easy to understand. Instead of...