Scanning on the Go is a Snap with FineScanner

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FineScanner – scan and recognize multipage documents in PDF or JPG
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

FineScanner is an amazing app that makes creating digital copies of paper documents easier than ever before.

Offered for free through the iTunes Store, FineScanner is a quick and convenient way to create digital copies, make text in images editable, and share your work.

Features:

Like its name suggests, FineScanner, by ABBYY, is an app that allows users to quickly scan and save documents via their iOS devices. Since the “autofocus” camera feature is necessary for ensuring quality scans, FineScanner is really not recommended for iOS devices that lack this technology (such as the iPad 1 or 2).

However, for devices that are capable of autofocusing, this app lets you scan and save any text instantly. Unlike many other scanning services, FineScanner goes above and beyond the capabilities of most other apps.

Specifically, FineScanner auto captures page boundaries and corrects for color and angle distortions. Other impressive features of this app include a “best shot” option that automatically selects the clearest image out of three, and the option to save your documents in just about any of your already existing cloud storage spots–from Evernote to Dropbox.

You can add to the base features of FineScanner through in-app purchases if desired.

We were very impressed with how easy this app was to use and had no problem at all getting it to clearly image our test documents.   

Appearance and Layout:

FineScanner iPhone App

FineScanner iPhone App

“Basic” would probably be the best way to describe the appearance of FineScanner. The features of the app are really the most impressive part; there are no “bells and whistles” thrown into the design of the app to make it more visually pleasing.

Still, the functionality of the layout of FineScanner gives you nothing to really complain about; navigating through this app is completely intuitional, even though it’s appearance is nothing to write home about.

In our view the simple design is actually a benefit since it lets you easily focus on the task at hand.

Value:

As mentioned above, FineScanner is a free app. It’s easy to use, and if you ever need to make digital copies of paper documents, it’s definitely a handy app to have around and an excellent addition to your app library.

The BookScan functionality is only available with a Premium Account although scanning entire books is probably not the ideal use of this app. Anyone who does use FineScanner to copy book pages, however, will no doubt be quite pleased with how it automatically separates facing pages and corrects for distortions and lighting anomalies.

It’s obvious that the developers have put a lot of work into improving this app over the last three years and the result is an excellently designed app that does exactly what it promises to do.

download (2)FineScanner requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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Soar the Skies with Airplane RC Flight Simulator

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Airplane RC Flight Simulator
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Airplane RC Flight Simulator is a delightful and very well designed app that provides users with the joy of a virtual RC flight, without the frustration of running out of batteries.

Features:

Just like its name indicates, Airplane RC Flight Simulator, an app by MH Production, lets you “soar the skies” from the convenience of your favorite iOS device.

Users of the app get to choose among several different aircraft to accomplish the many in-app missions. Since these planes are all meant to mimic the designs of small remote controlled planes, this app is a fun way to give you a perspective of a “big” world (in comparison to your small plane.)

Airplane RC Flight Simulator iPhone App Review

Airplane RC Flight Simulator iPhone Game

Controlling your planes in this app is incredibly easy to do, which allows users to jump right into Airplane RC Flight Simulator and start having fun immediately.

The in-app missions are both fun and practical, from learning to correctly land on the runway to writing a message in the sky. My only minor complaint for the features of this app would be what seemed to be a slight problem with some of the in-app grammar/word usage; while this issue doesn’t really hurt the gameplay of Airplane RC Flight Simulator, it does make some things a little more confusing than ideal.

Appearance and Layout:

While the features and gaming concept of Airplane RC Flight Simulator are all top quality, the graphics of this game could be improved.

Specifically, even though this graphics work fine for serving the purposes of this app, they aren’t the best graphics on the market today. Still, the designer’s attention to details for the level designs and perspectives while in flight are excellent, and almost really “make the game” by their own merit.

The layout of Airplane RC Flight Simulator control screen is well designed, with easy to understand features. However, the design for the rest of the app is not as streamlined; it appears dated and lacks a general splash screen.

As a whole, however, these minor details with graphics and layout don’t really detract from the overall appeal of this app.

Value:

This is a free app, and despite its minor language flaws, it really is a well done production.

It’s easy to get the hang of, and yet complicated enough to provide a good deal of entertainment. There is enough in-app variation to keep things interesting for a long time. Any ads within the app are non-intrusive, which is very much appreciated as well.

While the graphics of Airplane RC Flight Simulator are not the best in the market, they still are adequate for this app’s needs, and they are definitely impressive for a free app.

download (1)Airplane RC Flight Simulator requires iOS 5.1.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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The Bouncing Journey Features Hours of Gameplay and Unique Game Mechanics

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The Bouncing Journey
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

The Bouncing Journey takes players on a magnificent ride through five different worlds and countless levels.

This challenging and unique puzzle game, is a fairly new game by Zigomard Productions, and is perfect for players who love to casually play games instead of rush to beat the clock

Each world features a different ground surface for your character to navigate across. From magnetized and bouncing to hot and icy, the variation in gameplay keeps The Bouncing Journey exciting and interesting.

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Video ads do get slightly irritating because they tend to pop up in multiples, but hopefully the developers can fix this.

Editor’s Note: The developer has fixed this issue and so we’re happy to report that video ads in the free version do not pop up in multiples.

The Bouncing Journey is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad.

The game is ad supported, but users can purchase the full version for $0.99, which is currently a promotional price to celebrate the launch of the game.

the_bouncing_journey.jpgThe Bouncing Journey requires iOS 6.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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The Convenience Of Mobile Gaming In-depth

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The Convenience Of Mobile Gaming In-depth
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The Convenience Of Mobile Gaming In-depth

According to data published by Newzoo, a research firm, the mobile gaming industry will generate revenues of about $40.9 billion by 2017. In comparison, revenues generated via in-app purchases stood at $2 billion in 2011. These figures show that the mobile gaming industry is growing fast and has a dedicated base of gamers willing to spend money on in-app purchases. Mobile gaming offers great convenience because of the following reasons:

Accessibility

Unlike games played on desktop PCs and laptops, mobile gaming allows gamers to access and play mobile games on the go. Such convenience has made mobile games more attractive even to casual gamers. This is according to a study carried out by the NPD Group from December 2014 to May 2015.

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Win Prizes

Royal Vegas Mobile Casino games come with numerous prizes that are redeemable by winning players. In addition, Royal Vegas offers new players generous bonuses worth up to $1,200. Luckily, you can access these prizes and bonuses by downloading and playing casino games on your mobile device.

Wide Range of Choices

Another aspect that has made mobile games popular is the wide range of choices available. Statistics published by AppBrain and StatisticBrain show that both android’s Google Play store and Apple’s App Store have more than 140,000 mobile game apps. For instance, iOS device owners can download https://ca.royalvegascasino.com/mobile/iphone/ games including Thunderstruck, Thunderstruck II, and Mega Moolah from the Apple App Store. People who own Android, iPad, and BlackBerry mobile devices can also download Royal Vegas casino games from their respective app stores.

Visit the Casino from the Comfort of Your Home

Mobile casino games have made it relatively easy for people to play casino games from the comfort of their homes or offices. In addition, you can play mobile casino games without necessarily breaking gambling laws or travelling all the way to a state that permits gambling.

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User Friendly

Unlike PC-based games, mobile casino games are user-friendly. This is because developers produce games that appeal to target audiences usually made up of non-hardcore gamers. As such, most mobile casino games are easy to understand and play.

Graphics Rich Games

Over the last few years, the computing capacity of mobile devices has improved greatly, thanks to advances in hardware technology and screen size. This has allowed businesses like Royal Vegas to provide consumers with graphics-rich games that were unavailable a few years ago.

Big Screen Connectivity

Some mobile devices come with features or technologies that support/allow content display on bigger TV or PC screens. Some of the technologies or features that you can use to achieve this goal include HDMI adapters, proprietary gaming platform standards, Wi-Fi and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) connectors.

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Conclusion

Mobile games are the fastest growing niche in the gaming industry according to eMarketer. Their popularity has skyrocketed due to factors such as easy accessibility round the clock, wide range of casino game choices, user-friendliness, graphics-rich games, connectivity to larger screens and access to numerous prize offerings. This means you can play mobile casino games without ever leaving your home.

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Top Hybrid Mobile App Development Frameworks for 2016

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Top 7 Hybrid Mobile App Development Frameworks for 2016
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Written by Mozrif

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
 Mahatma Gandhi

Mobile app Development frameworks are readily available and make it easier than ever to build the app of your dreams.  These days, you can get started on developing mobile apps with the knowledge of CSS, HTML and Java Script.

While there are many experienced developers creating great apps, using these frameworks there is no need to have prior native development knowledge.

Nowadays, hybrid mobile apps are in huge demand across a variety of mobile development platforms. Why? The reason is simple; They work well for all mobile platforms and provide excellent cross-platform capabilities.

You can write the hybrid app once and run it on every platform without putting in any extra cost and time. You can also design the app as a web app. Developing an application for specific mobile OS can be costly but hybrid app development is dirt cheap and practical.

While it’s true that there are many hybrid app development frameworks available to help you create the next great mobile app, in this article we will focus our attention on what we consider to be the top 7.

Top 7 Hybrid App Development Frameworks for 2016:

  • IONIC: – I will say ionic is a leader in the hybrid app development space. It’s an open source framework has a library of HTML, CSS and JS components. It is built with Sass and AngularJS. Ionic is one of the most promising HTML5 mobile application Frameworks. It also worth noting that it uses the JS MVVM Framework.
  • Mobile Angular UI: Mobile Angular UI use bootstrap3 and AngularJS to build interactive mobile apps. It is an HTML 5 Framework. with tremendous capability and provides you with switches, overlays, scrollable areas, as well as top and bottom navbar components. It is very easy to learn and work. It’s available as open source and free to use. You can download the source code from github.
  • Intel XDK:  Leave it to Intel to apply its resources to make life a bit easier for app developers. This cross platform application tool, designed and developed by Intel Inc., is available for Linux, Mac and Windows. It provide a huge collection of templates and supports a number of UI frameworks such as bootstrap, jQuery Mobile, Twitter and Topcoat. With Intel XDK, you can develop apps for iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
  • Appcelerator Titanium: This is an open source mobile application framework with a passionate following. It provides an environment that creates native apps for different platforms and also provides an all round solution to create hybrid mobile apps. This framework has hundreds of modules for extended capabilities and is one you definitely need to check out.
  • Sencha Touch: This is an open source html5 mobile app framework for creating mobile apps for several platforms including Android, Blackberry and iOS. It is basically used for building cross platform end to end mobile web apps with HTML5 and JS. We call it the Big Boss of mobile application development platforms in the commercial space.
  • Kendo UI: Kendo UI is another HTML5 framework for building any kind of hybrid app and web apps. If you know jQuery than you can easily learn Kendo UI as it relies on jQuery. It provide a theme builder as well as custom themes which is one of the biggest advantage of Kendo UI Framework.
  • Framework 7: One of the leading hybrid app development frameworks although at this time it does not provide support for building cross platform hybrid apps. That said, it is one of the finest and most feature rich framework for iOS hybrid apps development. You can build an iOS app with just css, javascript and html by using this framework. It is completely free and open source.

These seven hybrid development frameworks should cover you for just about any development project you may be planning.

If you have any thoughts on this matter, or would like to suggest a platform not mentioned, please let us know in comment box below.

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About the author:

Mozrif is an analytical and versatile digital marketing evangelist, consultant, content writer at WeDigTech – Mobile App Development Company. Focused on helping businesses — from domestic to MNCs.

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Roomhints: Your Home Never Looked So Good

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Roomhints VIP Kitchen and Interior Design Ideas
Price: Free
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Roomhints VIP Kitchen and Interior Design Ideas is a remarkable app that provides users with access to top-notch interior designers via its subscription service.

Created to help users decorate their homes with minimal stress, this app is an interesting alternative to hiring a professional designer.

Features:

Roomhints, an app by Fun Magic Style Inc, brings professional designers to the fingertips of regular consumers. Easy to use, this app allows you to ask the opinion of interior designers on everything from cabinet redesigning to floor tiles to accent wall paint colors.

Although this app is available for a free download, actually communicating with any of these interior designers does have a monthly fee associated with it. This fee runs around $40/month, with an average turn-around time on design questions promised to be 48 hours or less.

To use this app, users need to upload photographs of the particular rooms in their homes that they’d like advice for decorating; ideally, these photographs should provide designers with full views of rooms so that they can get the best possible feel for the room.

Once users have received “room hints” feedback from designers, they also have the option of purchasing Designer Trade specific products through links within the app.

Appearance and Layout:

Roomhints iPhone App

Roomhints iPhone App

By design the look of Roomhints is simple and clean. The introductory slides are aesthetically pleasing and put the emphasis on user-submitted photographs and correspondence with the interior designers. While we appreciate the minimalist approach, we would have liked to see a more interesting appearance.

The content that users add is meant to be the primary form of graphics in this app, but it still would have been nice to see more impressive graphic design details throughout the app as well.

On the plus side, getting around Roomhints is very easy to do. A side bar keeps navigation simple, and clearly labeled section headings make it easy to find your way around Roomhints.

Value:

As mentioned previously, downloading this app is entirely free. However, having it be of any use to you can only come about when you purchase a subscription for at least a month’s worth of its designer consultant services. While the $40 monthly fee is definitely far under market value for hiring a professional designer, it still is a high price to pay for users who might be unsure of how pleased they’ll be with the services of the app.

Of course you can also view this as a tremendous bargain as long as you and your designer are in sync.

Additionally, registered users are automatically billed each month for Roomhints services, unless they cancel their subscription; billing is done regardless of whether or not you are actually communicating with a designer that month.

We always prefer “opt-in” vs “auto-renew” so this automatic subscription arrangement is definitely not ideal. For the consumer who wants to have less on her mind when working on the interior design of her home, remembering to cancel a subscription is an unwanted hassle.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The developer has notified us that they are changing from “auto-renew” to “opt-in”.

As an app user, we’d love to get your input. Let us know what you think in the comment field below.

 

downloadRoomhints VIP Kitchen and Interior Design Ideas requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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