AppFreeway: Putting Apps on the Fast Track, to your iOS Device!

Reviewed By: Luke Patrick

 

Price: Free
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If you spend any amount of time hunting for apps in the AppStore, or even just want a few free suggestions to add to your iPhone, AppFreeway by developer Kankado, has everything you need to become a power app market user.

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AppFreeway is a no nonsense kind of app, so we’ll cut the frivolities and get straight to the chase: The app’s only goal is to get in touch with developers to bring you the best paid apps for free—no jailbreak or shady back alleys required! The good folks at Kankado have done their research and offer a wealth of click-based statistics and video-supported incentives to hook developers into supplying AppFreeway with their app for free. That sounds complicated, but in the end all it really means is that developers get more downloads and you get free, quality apps.

A fresh install of AppFreeway produces a clean interface with a neat scrolling bar along the bottom. Within this bar, users will find a wealth of featured apps, including information and a quick video about each. From there, it’s a single click straight to the AppStore where the app can be downloaded for free. It’s that easy, and as AppFreeway is being updated often (currently weekly) it’s wicked simple to find new, quality apps.

 

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Send Classy Virtual Flowers with KeBoquet

Reviewed By: Philip Chan

KeBouquet! - A-Tono

 

Price: $1.99
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If you cannot stand the price of teleflorists but your significant other (or mother, or friend) would adore flowers, try out KeBouquet for the iOS! True, it might not be quite the same as a real bouquet of roses, but it’s a much more environmentally friendly (and affordable) alternative to traditional floral arrangements! Users can load KeBouquet on their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, then proceed to design their own custom floral arrangements and send them to their friends. There is a huge assortment of different flower arrangements possible with KeBouquet, plus all sorts of different (and impressive) personalization options.

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It’s easy to access the different options presented to the user in KeBouquet, with their associated buttons at the bottom of each screen. Users can select from viewing their own Gallery, making Bouquets, setting up their Calendar and more with KeBouquet.

Of course, KeBouquet isn’t just a simple floral arrangement app. It also offers a useful Flowers Encyclopedia, where users can look up the meaning of different combos and specific flowers. Also included is a floral suggestion tool, and a calendar to keep track of important events and celebrations where flowers would be appropriate. Finally, users can send their arrangements not only via email (and text message!), but also via Twitter and Facebook.

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Album Flow Helps Your iPad Get Its Groove Back

Reviewed By: Luke Patrick

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Price: $2.99
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If you’ve spent many a night lamenting the lack of true cover flow on the iPad—that’d be the eye-candy included in iTunes whereby your album covers float past like levitating LPs—it’s time to stem those tears and head to the AppStore: Album Flow, by developer Imre Katai, has everything you need to scratch that musical itch.

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If you’ve spent much time with Apple’s stock iPod app for the iPad, you’ll notice one obviously bizarre omission: There’s no cover flow, as in both the iPhone and iTunes for desktop. Considering the iPad’s larger screen size and incredible resolution, this seems like a real spanner in the gears. Thankfully, Album Flow has taken it upon itself to cure Apple’s oversights, bringing full cover flow style music to your iPad at long last.

Album Flow’s main draw is, of course, its excellent album art, so we’ll start there. All of your albums are arranged along the bottom, and look exactly as you’d like them to. Album art is crisp, with the current album enlarged and centered while the others are tilted to the side. You can sort the cover flow via artist and album, but if that still doesn’t do it for you, you’re welcome to use the included search bar to look for individual tracks. Once selected, tracks from each album are shown along the top left, while Album Flow’s media player sits at the top right. Playback within the app is extremely simple, and offers all the functionality you’d expect: There are buttons to loop, skip, pause, and shuffle tracks, while sliders for volume and song location sit nearby. It’s simple, familiar, and it works like a charm.

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Grove Keeper: Elemental Physics Defense Game Gone Wild!

Reviewed By: Philip Chan

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Price: $.99
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Tired of the repetitive nature of Angry Birds and want something with a little more variety, yet similar physics-based gameplay? Grab Grove Keeper, on sale now for only $0.99 (iPhone and iPod Touch and $1.99 for the iPad), with a great blend of physics, tower defense and puzzle gameplay today!

In a faraway land, two mystical men bend the forces of nature to create a living, breathing, beautiful and peaceful world. However, one of these individuals turned to the darkside, and began using his powers to destroy, annihilate and control the entire world. The other, known as the Grove Keeper, must use his powerful elemental forces and ragtag army to defeat the evil hordes of his onetime accomplice.

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Describing itself as a “casual, physics-based action puzzle” game, Grove Keeper defies simple attempts to categorize it just one genre. However, I’ll try to describe it is simply as possible: Think Angry Birds, but  with the tables turned. Imagine playing as the pigs in Angry Birds, but with the ability to launch elemental attacks and launch physics-based projectiles at the incoming army of birds. Ontop of this, add in some crazy boss enemies that show up and try to take down your fortress, and you have the basic premise of Grove Keeper. While the array of action on screen can be a little intimidating at first, Grove Keeper walks the first-time user through the basics of gameplay, keeping everything at a stable learning curve. The main defense you’ll get to use is a cool “rock wall” that is activated with the swipe of your finger. However, as you progress through levels, you’ll get NPC allies, cool new attacks and more to keep things interesting. You’ll need all your wits to defeat the crazy bosses that come out in some of the later levels, so be ready!

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AP Economics: Time to Put Down Angry Birds and Pull Out a Calculator

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Reviewed By: Luke Patrick

Price: $2.99
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Oh, Advanced Placement tests, how you make the high schooler inside us all cringe! Your academic tendrils send shivering fears into almost everyone, but not CheongShim International, who took it upon themselves to build an AP Economics study guide worthy of any would-be tester. The result is largely successful with a few, shall we say, flaws in the numbers.

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As stated by the developer, AP Economics features a point-by-point analysis of some of the heftiest concepts in both microeconomics and macroeconomics. I have to tip my hat to the developer for offering both fields, as I’m sure it’s a handy addition for almost anyone needing a review. The section on microeconomics features seven different learning units, each with separate sub-lessons that help the user study. Likewise, the section devoted to macroeconomics is hefting around a 14 unit payload, which should be more than enough material for any tester.

It’s worth noting—I feel odd saying this, as this is an app titled AP Economics—that a lot of the review given is based around graphs, overall stability, and equations. Presumably, the user will have had a course in economics and will know what’s what within these short reviews. However, if you’re like me and have never set foot in an economics course, you might appreciate a bit more textual information for each point. Obviously no one as clueless as myself will need AP Economics, but I’m sure a little more info would be appreciated across the board.

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Animal Alphabet HD: Loads of Letters for Littles

 

Price: $1.99
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Reviewed By: Luke Patrick

 

We never tire of seeing good education apps for iOS, and Animal Alphabet HD, by Fish The Mouse Media, is certainly no exception. This iPad app features beautiful hand-drawn paintings and an intuitive learning system to teach your child the alphabet. If you’re a parent looking to enliven your child’s learning experience with modern technology, Animal Alphabet HD is a great place to start.

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The primary function of Animal Alphabet HD is extremely simple: To teach your child the alphabet using animals whose names begin with the letter in question. For instance, talking about the letter P produces an illustration of a porcupine, all while the narrator talks (very) alliteratively  with that letter to illustrate its sound. Your child can either pick a letter from a large spread of the whole alphabet, or skip from one to the other by pressing two lady bugs that rest along the bottom right and bottom left.

Each animal offered is gorgeously hand drawn by artist Norm Magnusson, and the paintings are fully interactive. Your child will have a blast poking and prodding the animals to uncover new animations and engaging elements, of which there seem to be an infinite number.

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