Use Chimnee to Vent Your Thoughts About Work

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Price: Free
Rating:
Chimnee
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Chimnee, by Canary Wharf Apps Ltd, is a very interesting app that allows users to anonymously strike up work-related conversations.

Available for free through the iTunes Store, Chimnee lets you reveal your thoughts without having to worry about revealing your identity.

Features:

Have a work-related thought that you want to share? Just moved to a new city and are a little bit nervous about your first day on the job? Frustrated with how your boss is treating you but don’t want to take the risk of ranting about him on your regular social media platforms?

Chimnee is an app that provides a safe outlet for anyone who can relate to any of these situations (and more!). The concept of Chimnee is fairly simple: anyone can use it to post a thought, preferably about, and with a focus on, work-related issues.

Specifically, users can choose to post to thoughts to categories like “boss,” “work/life,” “salary/bonus,” or “news/gossip.”

However, unlike other social media platforms like Twitter where discussing just about any topic under the sun is fair game, all of the the categories in Chimnee are designed with a singular purpose in mind; venting about work-related situations.

Chimnee iPhone App

Chimnee iPhone App

Chimnee uses your location (if you allow it), and this allows you to search for other users of the app in your area if you’d like. However, using this feature showed me that much of the activity on this app appears to be based in London, which makes sense since that is where the developer is based.

As such, I feel it fair to state that this app will definitely be more ideal for non-Londoners once it has a larger user base.

Appearance and Layout:

Chimnee is a clean, simple, and easy to use app. The graphics are kept to a minimum, as the app is focused on a text-based theme.

However, the developers are smart to make this app visually appealing anyway. The photographs used for the “categories” section of the app are all definitely of great quality, and the overall color scheme of Chimnee is appreciably aesthetically pleasing as well.

Getting around this app is wonderfully intuitive, and setting up an account takes practically no time at all. All fonts are easy to read, even on the smaller screen of an iPhone. Finally, responding to posts is easy to do, and all users can read the responses to any given post if they so desire.

Value:

The concept of Chimnee is an interesting one, and for anyone who likes the thought of remaining a faceless voice in the crowd, this app will definitely be appealing.

At the same time, however, as with all social media we feel it’s wise to some amount of discretion when using the app. After all, your boss could be using this app as well, and providing too much information about any particular current situation you’re in could prove unwise (even though your posts are still technically anonymous).

Still, overall, Chimnee is a cleverly constructed app that will be appreciated by its target audience, particularly after that target audience has expanded to include more cities and users.

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Mouse Tales is a Fun and Free Kids Puzzle Game for iPad

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Price: Free
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Mouse Tales
iPad Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Puzzle games are a great way for young kids to learn about the environment around them. Plus, it helps to immerse them in an interactive playscape.

Mouse Tales, developed by Wirenode s.r.o, is a well-designed fun puzzle app for iPad that aims to teach kids the idea of putting everything in its right place.

Concept and Gameplay:

The goal of Mouse Tales is to visit each room in a mouse family’s home and tidy it up. This is accomplished by dragging and dropping objects where they belong.

For example, moving a lamp to the designated spot on an end table or putting books away on a shelf.

One of the things I really like about Mouse Tales is that it’s highly interactive and immersive.

Kids can freely explore each room in the home and clean it up. Once all objects have been put away, a fanfare will play to let kids know that they’ve successfully completed the puzzle.

According to the App Store page for Mouse Tales, the game is intended for small kids. I noticed that puzzles are a bit advanced because objects aren’t exact matches. Plenty of logic is factored into each puzzle, and it’s more than matching shapes.

However, the game is still plenty of fun to play with and youngsters can definitely grow into it.

Features:

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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Mouse Tales features 8 different rooms for kids to explore, as well as over 50 objects to move around.

I do want to mention that the free version of Mouse Tales allows access to only 3 rooms, but the game itself does not include ads and is a great way for kids and parents to try the app before purchasing the full version.

Also, though there are links to external sites (more apps by the developer and in-app purchases), everything is protected by the power of math. In order to successfully access any external links, a math equation must be solved.

One of the things I noticed about this is that the equation changes all the time, so parents don’t have to worry about their child remembering the answer.

Believe it or not, this tends to be overlooked when this sort of security is implemented into kids apps, but I’m glad Mouse Tales is ahead of the game.

Value:

Mouse Tales is available to download from the App Store for free and is compatible with iPad. The in-app purchase for the full version of the game is $1.99, but I believe it’s a good value considering how much content is included in the full version.

If you’re a parent who is looking for a fun and immersive puzzle game for your growing child, we highly recommend you check out Mouse Tales.

Plus, you can try it before committing to the full version, which is always a plus.

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Top 10 New iOS Games from February 2015

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Top 10 New iOS Games from February 2015
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Written by Sarah Hanlon

Auro for iOS

Auro for iOS

Yet another month is coming to a close, and it brought with it a slew of wonderful new iPhone and iPad games for you to enjoy.

From strategic puzzles to immersive action adventure and adrenaline-fueled racing, you’re definitely going to find a few games that intrigue you.

Sinking Feeling (Force of Habit – $0.99) – This delightfully simple, yet challenging arcade game for iPhone and iPad requires players to smash through glass panels with tact and skill.

There are two unlockable game modes, as well as 10 types of glass panels to destroy. Sinking Feeling is a bit difficult at first, but new players will get the hang of it. Just don’t be afraid to retry a bunch of times!

Auro: A Monster-Bumping Adventure (Dinofarm Games – $2.99) – iOS gamers who are looking for a bit more out of a title will definitely enjoy Auro. This strategic game requires players to bump monsters in order to defeat them.

Auro features 31 tutorial levels, single-player mode, and competitive play mode, which allows players to build their rank over time.

King of Thieves (ZeptoLab UK Limited – Free) – If thievery is your thing, King of Thieves is just what you’re looking for. The whole goal of the game is to steal gold from other players.

It’s a hybrid mix of PVP and platformer, which makes it incredibly fun to play. KoT is loaded with content, including user-generated levels.

King of Thieves for iOS

King of Thieves for iOS

Tempo™ (WARCHEST LIMITED – $3.99) – Tempo™ is a universal game that requires players to assemble a team of heroes to battle evil and save London from the grips of a crazed man and his minions.

The game is loaded to the gills with action-packed content, and though the price is steep, you don’t have to worry about buying additional content via in-app purchase.

Pursuit of Light (ZHIPENG WANG – $0.99) – Players who enjoy a visual experience will definitely like Pursuit of Light.

This gorgeous action adventure game features 80 levels to play through, an immersive environment, and the perfect musical soundtrack.

Can you help guide a lost little girl through the landscape by the light of the moon?

Daytona Rush for iOS

Daytona Rush for iOS

Daytona Rush (Invictus – Free) – Who doesn’t like driving a fast car? Daytona Rush puts players in the driver’s seat. Unlike complex racing games such as Need for Speed, Daytona Rush features simple controls.

Players can customize their car and complete missions to increase their level. Also, the game is completely free of in-app purchases and advertisements.

World Zombination (Proletariat Inc. – Free) – Unlike many zombie games where you’re the good guy, World Zombination lets you play on both sides of the fence. You can choose to fight with humanity or fight against it.

Regardless of which side you choose, this addicting MMO will immerse players in hours of content. It’s incredibly dynamic, too, so players are less likely to become bored.

Alto’s Adventure (Snowman – $1.99) – Similar to Pursuit of Light, Alto’s Adventure is a beautiful game to play.

The landscape is simply stunning, and players won’t have a problem with mastering the basic mechanics of the game.

The goal is to guide Alto through the landscape while performing tricks on your snowboard. It’s definitely a game that’s easy to learn but hard to master.

Shapes!! (Pawel Jurczyk – $0.99) – Shapes!! is a different kind of puzzle game for iOS that tricks your mind and will frustrate the heck out of players.

Featuring over 70 levels to play, the game gets increasingly difficult as you travel through 4 areas and progress through levels. We reviewed Shapes!! here on the site a few weeks ago, as well.

AG Drive for iOS

AG Drive for iOS

AG Drive (ZORG – $3.99) – We finish our list of 10 best iPhone and iPad games from February with AG Drive, a futuristic racing game that features a ton of content for players to enjoy.

From futuristic roadways to gorgeous vehicles and racetracks, this is definitely a must-have game for iPhone and iPad.

While it’s a bit pricey, it’s a premium game that doesn’t include in-app purchases or ads.

 

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CarZen for iOS Makes You A Car Buying Expert

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Price: Free
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CarZen: Research & Buy New and Used Cars
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

 

Buying a new or used car can be a stressful experience if you don’t have the right tools. CarZen, developed by Liberty Mutual, is a must-have app for iPhone and iPad if you’re in the market for a new car.

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

CarZen is very well designed and includes many useful features that will make the whole car buying experience a lot less stressful.

Concept and Functionality:

While many car shopping apps tend to be clunky and disorganized, CarZen is anything but. It’s clear to see that the app is built for optimal navigation and usability. New users will be able to find their way around CarZen with ease.

CarZen offers users the ability to research new cars, as well as search for cars that are for sale in the region.

The app includes access to millions of new and used cars, making it the most comprehensive car listing app available on the App Store. As you search for cars and dealerships, you can add them to your Parking Lot (favorites) for easy access.

One of my favorite things about CarZen is that the search capabilities are astounding, yet they’re not impossible to use. Everything is organized in such a way that you can make your searches as broad or detailed as you like.

Not only that, there’s so much information provided for each listing that you don’t have to worry about tracking down the car on the dealer’s website in order to learn more about it.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

One thing I do want to mention is that even though CarZen is a product of Liberty Mutual, you don’t need to have an active insurance policy with the company in order to use the app. If you’re a current Liberty Mutual customer, your insurance rates will not be affected if you use the app.

CarZen also includes very helpful Car Buying Checklist, which is actually a series of smaller checklists that help users cover all bases. From finding cars that suit your budget to researching insurance quotes, the checklist feature makes sure car buyers don’t overlook anything.

Value:

CarZen is available to download from the App Store for free and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. Users don’t have to worry about in-app purchases, which means the app is an incredible value.

Overall, if you’re in the market for a new or used car, CarZen is the only app you’ll need.

Liberty Mutual did a terrific job on this app and it’s definitely the most comprehensive car app I’ve seen. Plus, the fact that it’s loaded with awesome features is just icing on the cake.

CarZen: Research & Buy New and Used Carscarzen.jpg requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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Kids Love Exploring and Solving Puzzles in Mia – The Happy Helper for iPad

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Price: Free
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Mia – The Happy Helper
iPad Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Mia – The Happy Helper is an interactive iPad game that takes kids on a journey filled with colorful characters and fun things to do.

Developed by Kutoka Interactive Inc, Mia – The Happy Helper is a wonderful combination of entertainment and education.

Concept and Functionality:

The story of Mia involves running errands for the owner of the general store she works at. Mia is ecstatic that she’s been tasked with important duties, but she needs extra help in order to complete them successfully.

Mia – The Happy Helper includes a wide variety of activities for children to complete, including counting and solving puzzles.

This fun game aims to help kids practice and strengthen a variety of skills such as: logical reasoning, problem-solving, fine motor skills, concentration, and observation.

One of the things I like the most about Mia – The Happy Helper is that kids won’t feel like they’re being forced to learn something. Games and puzzles are fun and highly interactive, so they’ll actually enjoy playing them.

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Mia The Happy Helper iPad Game

Along with being a terrific learning experience, Mia – The Happy Helper includes fantastic graphics and very clear narrative. Instructions for each activity are provided audibly by Mr. Maurice (Mia’s boss), so I definitely recommend using headphones with the app.

It’s worth noting that we reviewed the Android version of Mia – The Happy Helper on our sister site, AndroidAppsReview.com, a month ago and it received a glowing 4.5-star rating on the Android platform as well.

Features:

Mia – The Happy Helper is loaded with fun activities for kids to complete, and also includes two different levels of difficulty -“kind of easy” and “not so easy”.

We are big fans of being able to adjust the difficultly level since it makes the game accessible to a broader range of ages and development levels.

It also means that kids can grow into Mia – The Happy Helper if they start playing with the app at a young age.

Also, Mia – The Happy Helper does not include any advertisements or external links to social media (in areas that are accessible by children).

Parents, however, will see the option to purchase the full version of the app as it’s located on the menu, as well as the settings page.

A numeric code must be entered on the screen in order to access special areas of the app. While this provides a basic level of security, it’s not exactly failsafe.

Value:

Mia – The Happy Helper is available to download from the App Store for free and is compatible with iPad. Parents can optionally upgrade to the full version of the app for $2.99, which doubles the amount of content that kids can play through.

Personally I believe the full version of the app is worth every penny considering how much content is available.

Overall, Mia – The Happy Helper is a must-have app for parents who are looking for an educational and fun way to keep their child entertained.

Kids will be excited to explore Mia’s world and help her complete tasks along the way.

mia_the_happy_helper_ipad.jpgMia – The Happy Helper requires iOS 4.3 or later and is compatible with iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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Inkedly is a Booming Social Community for Tattoo Enthusiasts

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Price: Free
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Inkedly
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Review by Adam Itkoff

Review by Adam Itkoff

The mass social migration toward the web has left us with infinite ways to connect, and a million things to talk about. There are apps to find the best place to eat, the best barber, the best veterinarian, and now, the best tattoo.

Yup, to find the best tattoo artist, or to display your own, now all you need to do is download the Inkedly App, from Danilo Ferraiolo.

Inkedly takes a social and aesthetic approach to Social Networking, allowing users to like photos, follow other accounts, repost photos, and build an extensive profile of their own.

If you’re squeaky clean and wouldn’t dream of getting a tattoo, there’s probably no need to download.

On the other hand, if you’re pondering your next tattoo or hoping to link up with other enthusiasts, Inkedly may be the perfect app for you.

Inkedly iPhone App Review

Inkedly iPhone App Review

Features:

The app has a bit of a lengthy login process, requiring an email and password, re-entry of the information, and then creation of a username.

Once you’re into the app, you can navigate between five primary sections: ‘home’, ‘explore’, ‘camera’, ‘notification’, and ‘profile’. Construction and implementation of Inkedly is definitely in the vein of Instagram, with navigation toward the bottom of the app and photo displays at the core of exploration and interaction.

You can follow fellow users, repost your favorites, take photos from within the app and much more, simply by poking around in the app for a few minutes. We’d like to see a guest login option to incentivize more user growth as the app continues to evolve.

Concept and Functionality:

The app is a bit weighty at over 53MB, so be sure to download this one over Wi-Fi.

Once you have it though, it runs smoothly, and navigation is relatively seamless as you move from section to section and explore the app.

The concept will definitely resonate with a certain demographic, so if tattoos are your thing, or you’re a fan of tattoo art, you owe it to yourself to check out Inkedly.

Also, if you’re considering getting your first tattoo but want to take your time perusing through options and styles, this app may be the perfect tool for you to get started.

Overall Value:

The app is free and over time, will definitely develop a substantial user base. If it becomes somewhat of a ‘Yelp’ for tattoo artists, encouraging more reviews and comments on established tattoo parlors, it could grow even further.

In general, be sure to keep your eye on this app in coming months.

IQRInkedly requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this article.

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