Save the Earth in Project-G

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Project-G
Price: Free
Rating:
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Project-G is an exciting fantasy adventure that leaves the fate of the world in your hands as you battle alien spaceships.

Available for free through the iTunes store, this app is a fun spin on retro style games.

Features:

Defending planet earth is your main goal in Project G, by Pearl Computing. Gamers are armed with various weapons controlled via touch-screen mechanics, requiring deft hand eye coordination and quick reflexes to annihilate the constantly incoming enemy.

This seemingly simple gaming is easy to learn the concept of, but it definitely takes some practice to get really good at.

When operating smoothly, Project G is a fun, simple, straight-shooting app  that is easy enough to learn that you can start feeling competent at it in a relatively short period of time.

Unfortunately, I found that I experienced what seemed to be a slight lag when playing Project G; while I didn’t experience it at all times, it was enough of a lag to make the game a bit more difficult than it should have been. This is a little nit in an otherwise commendable title so hopefully the developers will work this out in the next update.

Appearance and Layout:

Project-G iPhone App Review

Project-G iPhone Game

“Old school” is a pretty accurate term for describing Project G’s graphics.

The cartoonish drawings remind me of an old arcade game from another decade, and this appearance fits with what appears to be the intended feel for the app.

A clearly laid out home screen keeps navigational options in Project G clean and simple, and the controlling method in the game is really intuitive, so there isn’t really any need for instructional videos or anything of that sort.

While gamers who prefer detailed graphics probably won’t be impressed with what this app has to offer, anyone who is interested in a simple interface with arcade-style artwork will find Project G to be ideal.

Value:

As stated previously, Project G is a free app. It’s easy to find yourself engrossed by this relatively simplistic game, and passing time on Project G is not a question; count on it, it will happen.

Still, the occasional lag within the app might make for a bit of a frustrating experience starting out, especially if players aren’t interested enough in the game from the get-go. On the plus side the new release has significantly reduced the file size so the download is much faster than it was previously.

As a whole, however, Project G is a fun flashback to older gaming times and players will be rewarded with many hours of solid action and challenging gameplay.

download (2)Project-G 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 article.

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VIPetBook Helps Pet Owners and Professionals Track Medical Records, Contacts, and More

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

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

If you’re like me, you wholeheartedly believe that your pet is a member of your family. Therefore, you do your best to take care of him or her accordingly. Much to your pet’s dissatisfaction, this often includes trips to the vet or groomer.

VIPetBook is a recently updated app which was featured on TheiPhoneAppReview early last year.

VIPetBook is a very well designed app that makes keeping track of all the information associated with your pets a breeze.

It has been updated with new features for pet owners, veterinarians, groomers, and anyone else who needs to keep track of pet records easily.

Concept and Functionality:

When it comes to comparing VIPetBook, developed by Ioannis Kousis, to another app, I like to think of it as a contact book for your pet or business. The main screen shows a list of all pets in the database, including age, species, breed, and picture. Whether you have one pet in the database or one hundred, the main list of pets is very easy to navigate and sort through.

Pet profiles in VIPetBook are incredibly in-depth and definitely cover much more than you ever could by hand. Profiles include information such as microchip numbers, pet contacts, spay and neuter information, weight, and optional notes. Users can also keep track of medical events and medications with ease.

Ease-of-Use is definitely a strong point as evidenced by its easy navigation, VIPetBook is one of the easiest database apps to search through. There are many helpful filters and search options to choose from, which is definitely handy for users who have to keep track of more than a few pets.

Features:

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Our first review of VIPetBook greatly praised the app’s functionality, especially when it came to extra features for pet owners and caretakers. The same is still true for the updated version of VIPetBook; it truly does have everything you need to keep track of vital pet information for yourself or your business.

My favorite thing about VIPetBook is the fact that it’s not limited to typical pets such as cats and dogs. Users can add other animals such as fish, birds, reptiles, hamsters, and rabbits. Even if the species and breed of your pet is not on the pre-populated list, you can easily add information to the database.

One feature we suggested was the ability to import and export pet information in order to easily sync the app between devices. The developer has worked to implement this functionality into VIPetBook, which is incredibly handy. The feature works seamlessly and is also a great way to create a paper copy of pet records.

Value:

VIPetBook is available to download from the App Store for $5.99 and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. Unfortunately price is a bit of an issue, mainly because the app was originally $0.99 when we first reviewed it in May.

This is a very steep price hike for the 2.0 version of the app and will likely deter personal users from downloading VIPetBook, mainly because the price point makes the app seem like it’s targeted towards professionals.

Overall, VIPetBook is a great app that’s flexible enough for both personal and professional use. Hopefully a trial version will be released in the future so that users can give the app a trot around the block before buying.

vipetbook.jpgVIPetBook requires iOS 8.4 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Play Casino Apps for Real Money

Play Casino Apps for Real Money
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Online gambling has gotten extremely popular over the last few years, and it has never been easier to access your favorite online casinos and various Vegas gambling games through a mobile device or tablet. There are a ton of apps out there that will let you play online from just about anywhere, taking the ease and convenience of gambling on the internet to new heights. Rather than simply playing various casino games for fun on a tablet or a mobile device, these apps allow the user to play with real money.

iPhone Casino Apps

If you are looking for iPhone based apps, and are simply looking for any type of app that is going to allow you access to gamble from your phone, the best course of action is to do some research on the latest apps that have come out. It is always best to download the specific app of the casino that you want to play on. For example, if there is a site that you like to gamble with on the internet, you should be able to find their direct app and then download it to your phone or to your tablet. This will give you access to their casino and will let you play their games from their phone, but it is important to check for updates, as new apps constantly are coming out and they continue to get better and better.

Gambling Apps for Android

If you have an Android phone, there are plenty of apps that go directly with the Android system, which will give you access to all sorts of online casinos. Most large, online based casinos have their own apps, which can typically be used on all of the major smart phones and tablets, although you may find that there are Android apps that work better than a generic app.

Casino Slots Apps

Video slot machines are one of the favorite games that people like to play online, as it really feels like you are in a casino, sitting down pulling a real slot machine. It has never been easier to access slot machines to play online for real money, or for play money as well, as there are tons of apps that can quickly be downloaded, which provides a great on the go platform for playing video slot machines.

Casino Apps Free Bonus

One of the biggest things that people loves about gambling online, or on their cell phones or tablets over walking into a casino, is the fact that there are a ton of bonuses that can be taken advantage of. Essentially, these online casinos really want your business and want you to sign up with their site and continue to gamble and as a welcoming gesture, they will almost always offer up free money. The bonuses range in amount, but you can generally find anywhere from one hundred to several hundred dollars of bonus money for signing up for a casino, or the corresponding app.

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Headliner Gives You the News In Original Comedic Video Clips

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Headliner: Funny Video News Clips & Hilarious Comedy Satire Headlines
Price: Free
Rating:
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Catching up on the news is often a daily ritual, but nowadays it’s not exactly something we tend to look forward to seeing as so many bad things are going on in the world.

Headliner is wonderfully creative app that brings humor and satire to the news. It lets users watch funny and original news clips uploaded by fellow newsreaders. If you’re a fan of The Daily Show, this is the app for you.

Concept and Functionality:

As someone who has tried tons of different news apps, I was excited to see what Headliner, developed by Oh Say Nation llc, had to offer.

Signing up is easy and you can do so by either linking the app with Facebook or using your email address. Headliner lets you follow broadcasters so you can keep up with your favorite personalities.

At first glance Headliner looks like a regular social networking app with a news-centric focus. The main screen features a long list of recent headlines, along with the broadcasters that have commented on them.

I do want to mention that the main news screen is an eclectic blend of headlines and there’s no easy way to filter by news category. I don’t think this is necessarily a bad thing, though, because you can easily breeze past headlines you’re not interested in.

Headliner requires broadcasters to share their sense of humor with the rest of the world, and the short 25 second video clips are often humorous. To me it feels more like watching late-night monologues to make the news a little more lighthearted.

Features:

Headliner iPhone App

Headliner iPhone App

Along with offering strong social networking capabilities, Headliner presents users with the unique opportunity to broadcast the news themselves.

All you have to do is create a short 25 second clip using the built-in feature, give your clip a title, and optionally share it to Facebook and Twitter. The clip will be reviewed and you could possibly be featured as a broadcaster in main headlines.

Headliner also features push notification alerts so you can stay up-to-date on breaking news when it happens. I wouldn’t necessarily rely on the app is your go to news source, but it’s definitely helpful for getting different perspectives on events.

Value:

Headliner can be downloaded from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. There are no in-app purchases or ads, which is definitely a plus.

As far as overall thoughts on the app, I believe Headliner is great for keeping up with news in a humorous way.

Do keep in mind that it is by no means a solid news source, but that shouldn’t stop you from treating yourself to humorous clips by fellow newsreaders around the world.

headliner.jpgHeadliner requires iOS 7.0 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 article.

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Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter Helps Kids Learn About Weather with Games

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Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter
Price: $2.99
Rating:
iPad Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Children’s apps have come very far since the debut of the App Store in 2008. They’re educational, interactive, and they can teach kids how to become more efficient learners.

Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter is a wonderful new children’s app that lets kids explore the changing of the seasons from autumn to winter in four fun and interactive games.

Concept and Functionality:

Children experience the changing of the seasons if they’re fortunate enough to live in the right climate, but Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter, by Entertainment One, takes the experience further by teaching kids even more about the seasonal shift. There are four fun games for kids to play; berry picking, snowman building, tobogganing, and environmental exploration.

Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter teaches children about the seasons through narration and fun activities. I found the games to be very fun and educational, and I didn’t have trouble following the narrator’s instructions.

Personally I think clear narration is a big make or break for children’s games, and Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter passes with flying colors.

As kids play with Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter and all of the games it includes, they’ll earn stickers that can be used to create personalized scrapbook. This is great for motivating kids to keep exploring Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter in order to earn more stickers.

Features:

Peppa's Seasons: Autumn and Winter iPhone Game

Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter iPhone Game

Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter is full of fantastic features for both children and parents. You can create a maximum of four profiles in the game, which is ideal for multiple children. Parents can tap on the settings cog in order to easily switch profiles.

Perhaps one of my favorite features that’s aimed towards kids is the interactive thermometer on the right side of the game selection screen. Kids can change the thermometer and the environmental background reflects the change in temperature.

I also want to mention that Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter is fully COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliant, meaning that the game doesn’t collect user information, is free of ads and in-app purchases, and doesn’t include easily accessible external links.

Value:

Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter is available to download from the App Store for $2.99 and is universally compatible with iPhone and iPad. When it comes to price, I believe that $2.99 is a steal for such a great children’s game.

Not only is it fun to play, but Peppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter is incredibly educational and teaches kids about our changing seasons, which is something that isn’t always covered in other educational games.

peppa's_seasons_autumn_winter.jpgPeppa’s Seasons: Autumn and Winter 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 article.

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Towers Battle Pyramid: Solitaire with an Exciting Twist

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Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire
Price: Free
Rating:
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire  tosses an inventive spin into the traditional solitaire scheme.

By adding a bit of a social spin to this normally solo card game, this app becomes an interesting take on an old favorite.

Features:

As indicated by its name, Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire, an app by XI-ART Inc., takes the regular card game of solitaire to entirely new heights. Specifically, unlike traditional solitaire (where a solo player is the solitary gamer by definition), Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire sets you up against other players to test your luck and skill.

Electronically shuffled card decks somewhat even out playing fields, but if you’re looking for an edge, coins can also be purchased in-app to be redeemed for various rewards.

Power-ups within the game give you advantages like added time, and special cards are sometimes added to decks to spice things up even more.

As with regular solitaire, Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire is easy to play, especially if you have a solid knowledge of the makeup of traditional card decks.

The bottom line is that Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire is a fun new game that allows you to easily compare your skills against other players around the world.

Appearance and Layout:

Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire iPhone App Review

Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire iPhone Game

If your attraction to traditional computer-based solitaire has to do with the simplicity of its appearance, this app probably won’t appeal to you very much.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for an exciting visual experience, this is it.

 

Just as Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire combines other gaming concepts with traditional solitaire, so it also changes the appearance of your simple, clean solitaire line up quite a bit.

For the intended purpose of Towers Battle, the layout of the app is very functional. In-app stats/scores are clearly displayed on a clean card table. Navigating through this app is easy to do.

While the layout of the card tables are clean, the screen displays for other areas of the app (such as the scoreboard) were unnecessarily crowded and, until you’re familiar with them, do take a bit of study to figure out.

Value:

Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire is a free app. However, there are quite a few options for in-app coin purchases that range from around $2 to $15–prices that are arguably higher than those of many other digital card games.

So, playing Towers is free and, just as with freemium games like Candy Crush Saga or Piano Tiles, you can have a very enjoyable time without making any of these purchases. As far as group-based solitaire game goes, this is a well put together app.

download (1)Towers Battle Pyramid Solitaire requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this article.

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