BUCKiTDREAM Will Take Your Bucket List to a Whole New Level

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BUCKiTDREAM – Create your dreams and share your BUCKiTLiST
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

I think we can all agree on the fact that the world is a very big place. Though we will never be able to visit every single location on earth, it’s still fun to create a bucket list of places we’d like to go while we are still able to travel.

BUCKiTDREAM is an awesome social networking app that not only allows users to create and keep track of items on their bucket list, but you can also share your list with the world and get inspired by others, as well.

Concept and Functionality:

In order to begin taking advantage of everything BUCKiTDREAM, from BUCKiTDREAM, offers, you’ll first have to create an account with the service. You can do this using a Facebook, Twitter, or email account.

Once everything is set up, you can begin browsing the main timeline and checking out what other users have posted for their bucket list.

Though this certainly isn’t the first app that aims to inspire users with options for their bucket list, I can definitely say that this is a cool new social twist on the concept.

That’s because BUCKiTDREAM focuses so heavily on the social aspect of list creation and maintenance. Users can easily follow each other, interact with comments on dreams, and even copy each other’s dreams and tweak them to fit their preferences.

While it’s fun to explore what other users would like to do before they die, my favorite aspect of BUCKiTDREAM is being able to create and keep track of your own dreams with as much or as little detail as possible.

BUCKiTDREAM iPhone App

BUCKiTDREAM iPhone App

When adding a dream, you can be as brief as giving it a title and a short description or you can go all out by setting a budget, target date, and even including friends you’d like to take with you on the journey.

Features:

BUCKiTDREAM focuses very heavily on the social networking aspect of the app, which I think is fantastic because it really allows fellow users to get inspired by each other.

This adds a wonderful dimension by not only making each user’s experience better, but also by improving their own bucket list.

I do want to mention that BUCKiTDREAM features an option to create private dreams that aren’t shared with other users who might be following you. This is perfect for aspirations you’d rather keep to yourself but still include in the app for personal reference.

Another cool feature of BUCKiTDREAM is that it allows you to document your progress on your dream by adding photo update posts for other users to see.

You can even document when you’ve achieved your dream, which inspires fellow users even more.

Value:

BUCKiTDREAM is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone there are no in-app purchases to deal with or bothersome advertisements.

What you see is what you get, and what you get is an awesome way to keep track of places you’d love to visit or things you’d like to do. The best part is you get to share your dream with like-minded users who will inspire you along the way.

buckitdream.jpgBUCKiTDREAM requires iOS 8.0 or later and is 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 review.

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DrinksDeal Makes Going Out an Affordable Adventure

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DrinksDeal
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Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

DrinksDeal‘s mission is to make it easy for iOS users find the best deals on food and drinks in their cities. Currently featuring Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide, this app helps make dining out a more affordable option.

Features:

DrinksDeal isn’t only about drinks, it provides up to date information on both beverage and food specials in a specific area. The app, by DrinksDeal Pty Ltd, does a nice job of making the search process as simple as possible.

Users can choose to filter search results based on deal type (beer, spirit, wine, cocktail, or food) and can choose to filter by “days available” as well (Monday, Thursday, Friday, or everyday).

This app uses your device’s location information to provides a map view of any deals in your area, and a list view option is available as well.

In addition to locating dining deals for you and showing you a map view of them, DrinksDeal also lets you rate deals and locations; these ratings can be viewed by other users of the app if desired.

As a whole, I found that DrinksDeal was wonderfully easy to use, but at the same time I thought that the limited number of cities that it currently covers was pretty disappointing. The “features” of this app will definitely improve when DrinksDeal simply adds more featured cities.

DrinksDeal iPhone App

DrinksDeal iPhone App

Appearance and Layout:

DrinksDeal’s appearance and layout leave no room for complaints. It’s designed simply enough to be easily navigable but complex enough to be aesthetically pleasing.

The black and yellow color scheme keeps things clean and coordinated without ever feeling overwhelming, and all fonts are readily readable on screens of all sizes.

DrinksDeal is an app that’s designed wonderfully intuitively, making it perfectly usable even on the first time. Again, the appearance and layout of this app are both excellently executed.

Value:

DrinksDeal is a free app and is well designed to really help you as a user save money. Its stellar design makes it easy to use with a layout that doesn’t make you waste time at all.

Unfortunately for those outside of Australia and not planning a visit down under, it’s not yet of much use. On the other hand, if you do live in or near those cities, or are planning a trip to Australia, make sure you have this app ready to go.

Its main drawback currently is its lack of coverage of a wide range of cities; with the only cities featured being the three already mentioned in Australia. The majority of iOS users probably won’t be able to find a use for DrinksDeal just yet.

However, if the developers expand coverage to include more cities around the world, DrinksDeal is likely to find a large dedicated following and for many be a useful, appreciated, and often used app.

drinksqrDrinksDeal requires iOS 7.0 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 review.

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Press Release: Ashok Singh Has Released ScrumTotal, the Powerful Easy-To-Use Agile Project App

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ScrumTotal
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July 13, 2015 – Seattle, USA Ashok Singh has released ScrumTotal, the most powerful yet easy to use app for managing Scrum agile development projects. This app has been specifically designed to enable and improve agile development across groups, even those that are geographically dispersed.

ScrumTotal is full featured agile development app that covers everything from creating and organizing projects to keeping the team connected and in synch no matter where in the world they are by guiding and teaching Scrum the right way. It is a complete mobile Scrum tool for iPhone and Android, it is not a web or desktop extension.

ResearchAccess was quite impressed with this app and stated “The ScrumTotal app is intuitive and powerful.” They went on to say “Small teams equipped with intuitive tools can do wonders if shorn of baggage and if empowered to become agile.  In some ways “agility” finds teams, teams don’t find agility.  Every organization can benefit from this agility and finally reconcile lofty rhetoric and goal setting with execution.”

Dataquest was similarly struck by the design and execution of this innovative app stating “The main goal of ScrumTotal is to help small teams seamlessly reach big goals by using the methodology of Scrum and combining it with the philosophy of Agile all in an easy-to-use, incredibly intuitive package that can be used in a myriad of scenarios.  From development projects to event planning, all manner of “work” can be managed and delivered via this powerful App.”

In a recent review TheiPhoneAppReview.com gave the 4.5 stars and praised the app saying that “ScrumTotal is an incredibly useful mobile productivity app designed to help teams collaborate and complete projects in a timely and efficient manner.” They went on to state “ScrumTotal, developed by Ashok Singh, takes the Scrum method and turns it into a handy iPhone app that lets development teams collaborate around the world.”

This is a free app with tremendous capability that enables teams, even those that are geographically dispersed, to do scrum efficiently reducing cost and overhead.

ScrumTotal for iPhone is available to download for free from the Apple App Store and ScrumTotal for Android is also available for free from the Google Play Store.

 

About the Developer:
Ashok Singh is an agile thinker, innovator, writer, and entrepreneur. Ashok specializes in helping companies adopt and improve their use of agile practices to build extremely high-performance organizations.

He has more than 17 years of experience in technology and driving change at Fortune 500 companies focusing in the telecommunications, technology and banking industries. He is widely recognized in the agile community as an expert in championing the agile way of thinking.

Ashok has founded a cloud and mobile based platform called ScrumTotal to popularize use of Scrum methodology. He champions minimum investment for accomplishing maximum results and is a strong proponent of customer centric product development. Ashok has also served in a variety of roles in Sprint, Microsoft, ATT, Premera BlueCross and CapitalOne bank.

Ashok holds a MBA from the Oklahoma State University.

 

Media Contact:
Ashok Singh
support@scrumtotal.com
(425)-605-1214

 

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Adventures and Fortunes Collide in Slots Boat

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Price: Free
Rating:
Slots Boat – Epic Adventure
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Reviewed by Marilyn Chau

Slots Boat is a new take on the popular idea of virtual slot apps. Available for free through the iTunes Store, this app adds in a storyline element to spinning slots.

Features:

Slots Boat, by Limpid Logic, is a slots game that pairs the very two things that its name suggests–slot machines and adventure boating.

In this fun slots game players partake in “adventures” through earning coins and power-ups playing virtual slot machines.

Each adventure world is different, but the graphics for all are equally entertaining.

In addition to these unique adventure slots, the app also adds a competitive social element to the world of virtual slots by giving players the option of linking to the app their Facebook accounts, sending and receiving “gifts” to other players, and appearing on leader scoreboards if desired.

If you’re into spinning slots and are in need of a slots fix, this game will deliver the goods and then some with the wide variety of themed worlds. In addition, if you have friends that also play, there’s a nice social twist that let’s you exchange free gifts.

Appearance and Layout:

Slots Boat iPhone Game

Slots Boat iPhone Game

The graphics of Slots Boat are actually the app’s strongest feature. These graphics play perfectly into the island/boating theme of the app with colorful pictures that keep the app visually appealing and make it stand out from other slots-based apps.

There’s a lot going on visually and the screens are pretty “busy” at all times in this game, but still I never felt that the graphics were ever too much at any one time.

Finally, getting around the app takes a little bit of practice, but overall in-app navigation is still relatively simple to master.

Value:

The bottom line is that Slots Boat a fun and free easy-to-play slots game. While the “rewards” of it are obviously not as impressive as those of an actual slots machine, the risks are also obviously much better.

It’s a straightforward game, as one might expect from a slots game, so if what you want is to play slots, we suggest you check out Slots Boat.

Overall, Slots Boat is a fun new take on virtual slots machines.

slotsqrSlots Boat requires iOS 7.0 or later. 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 review.

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ScrumTotal for iPhone Is a Powerful Productivity App for Developers

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ScrumTotal
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Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

Reviewed by Sarah Hanlon

If you’re a software developer who is looking for a way to organize your team in order to efficiently complete projects, then ScrumTotal is an iPhone app that you should check out.

ScrumTotal is an incredibly useful mobile productivity app designed to help teams collaborate and complete projects in a timely and efficient manner.

Concept and Functionality:

If you’re not familiar with the Scrum method, it’s a productivity system that focuses on completing software projects in smaller pieces. The system focuses heavily on being able to compensate for changes in goals, making them less of a hassle so development teams aren’t thrown off. For more information on the Scrum method, check out this Wikipedia article.

ScrumTotal, developed by Ashok Singh, takes the Scrum method and turns it into a handy iPhone app that lets development teams collaborate around the world.

It’s important to note that this is a fully functional stand-alone Scrum tool. It is not a Kanban tool or simply an extension of a web or desktop Scrum tool.

When you first open the app you’ll have to set up an administrator, along with other team members. Next, you’ll create projects and assign team members to different tasks.

One drawback ScrumTotal has is that it can be incredibly confusing to use if you haven’t a clue as to what the Scrum method is. It’s not impossible to navigate once you find your way around, but you’ll likely spend quite a bit of time figuring out how to use the app.

Features:

ScrumTotal iPhone App

ScrumTotal iPhone App

ScrumTotal is loaded with helpful features that all types of software developers can take advantage of. This includes keeping track of bugs and assigning different users to fix them, accessing reports on progress, and much more.

However, there’s one major feature that’s missing from ScrumTotal, which is an interactive tutorial that walks new users through the app from start to finish.

There’s a help guide popup that tells you the steps needed to start a project, but I think an interactive walk-through that teaches new users how to use the app would be very user friendly.

This would mean development teams could spend less time learning how to use ScrumTotal and more time taking advantage of it.

Value:

ScrumTotal is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPhone. There’s a free 30 day trial for new users and each license costs a minimum of $6.99 per month. Once you’re set up there is no limit on the number of users and projects.

The good news is you can customize the number and duration of licenses (if you’re an administrator) and you can manage licenses within the app itself.

Overall, ScrumTotal is an incredibly useful productivity app for software developers who are looking for a way to easily collaborate with their team no matter where they are.

There’s a bit of a learning curve if you’ve never used the Scrum method before, but it’s time well spent.

ScrumTotal is also available for Android.

scrum_total.jpgScrumTotal 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 review.

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10 Best Apps for Cutting the Cord

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Top 10 iOS Apps for Cutting the Cord
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Written by Sarah Hanlon

Television is a great source of entertainment, but I think we can all agree that it’s pretty darn expensive. This is especially true if you subscribe to massive programming packages.

If you’ve ever thought of “cutting the cord”, you’re certainly not alone. Research shows that people are gradually moving away from traditional TV services like cable and satellite. Many of these cord cutters migrate to services like Netflix and Hulu for their entertainment needs.

Whether you’re thinking about joining the growing movement of cord cutters or you simply want additional ways to watch TV and movies on the go, this list of 10 apps for cutting the cord will definitely give you options.

 

Plex for iOS

Plex for iOS

plexPlex (Plex Inc. – iPhone, iPad – $4.99) – My personal favorite, Plex is an incredible home entertainment manager. In order to take advantage of everything Plex offers you have to install it on your computer.

The iOS app lets you browse your library and control everything over your local WiFi network, even watch videos and listen to music on your device as well as your TV via Chromecast.

The price is a little steep, but if you have a serious media collection it’s worth every single penny. There’s also a feature called Plex Pass that lets you access your media from anywhere.

 

netflix

Netflix (Netflix, Inc. – iPhone, iPad – Free, Monthly Subscription) – No list of cord cutting apps would be complete without a tip of the hat to Netflix.

This streaming giant features tens of thousands of movies and TV shows for a little as $8 per month, making it a very viable alternative to expensive cable and satellite TV.

Similar to Plex, Netflix lets you easily play streaming videos on your TV. If you don’t have an expansive media collection (or you don’t want to worry about building one), Netflix is a must-have service.

 

Hulu Plus for iOS

Hulu Plus for iOS

huluHulu Plus (Hulu, LLC – iPhone, iPad – Free, Monthly Subscription Optional) – Many cord cutters think of Hulu Plus and Netflix as being direct competitors with the same content, but Hulu Plus is geared more towards TV shows.

While Netflix only shows TV shows when the next season begins, Hulu Plus makes them available usually within a day of airing on TV.

Unlike Netflix, Hulu does offer a free way to watch content. However, you must have a paid subscription ($7.99 per month) in order to watch content on your iPhone or your iPad.

If you’re looking for a handy comparison of Hulu Plus and Netflix, check out this page on Diffen.com.

 

hbonowHBO NOW (HBO – iPhone, iPad – Free, Monthly Subscription) – The incredibly popular television network made its streaming debut earlier this year, giving users unprecedented access to everything the network offers without requiring a subscription via television provider.

The app itself is free to download, but you’ll have to pay $15 per month, which is still much cheaper than cable or satellite, especially if you’re a fan of the popular shows HBO offers.

 

Crackle for iOS

Crackle for iOS

crackleCrackle – Movies & TV (Sony Pictures Television – iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch – Free) – From original programming to classic movies and TV shows, Crackle is perfect for users who aren’t incredibly picky about what they want to watch.

You can even create watch lists to keep track of movies and shows you’d like to see.

The best part about Crackle is the fact that it’s 100% free to watch with no strings attached. Essentially it’s like having TV in your hand without paying for service.

The app is supported by ads, but they’re not annoying and it’s a small inconvenience for being able to access such a large and vast database of movies and TV shows for free.

 

crunchyrollCrunchyroll – Watch Anime & Drama Now! (Crunchyroll, Inc. – iPhone, iPad – Free) – If you’re an Anime fan, you’ve definitely heard of Crunchyroll.

Crunchyroll for iOS

Crunchyroll for iOS

This awesome streaming service brings the latest and greatest episodes to you at no cost.

The Crunchyroll app recently added Chromecast support, making it a very viable way to watch Anime on your TV. Users can watch everything for free with ads and there’s an option for a premium subscription ($6.99 monthly) which disables ads.

Premium users can also watch new content as soon as it’s available.

 

pbsPBS Video (PBS – iPhone, iPad – Free) – This great PBS app brings you pretty much everything the network offers, right on your iPhone and iPad.

From full-length videos to shows and even news segments, the app is perfect for fans of the network.

You can even connect with your local PBS station, as well as check upcoming shows via the in-app program lineup.

Overall, this is a must-have entertainment app for kids and adults alike.

 

espnWatchESPN (ESPN – iPhone, iPad – Free) – It might seem silly to include an app that relies on a television subscription for access, but keep in mind that many companies allow you to subscribe to an internet plan without paying for TV.

POPSUGAR wrote a fantastic article in June on how to get access to HBO Go without paying for cable, while we can’t vouch for it, it sounds legit and the guide definitely applies to other apps that require a cable provider.

 

frequencyFrequency ~ Watch Videos like TV (Frequency – iPhone, iPad – Free) – If you’re interested in topics such as news, sports, and entertainment, Frequency might be what you’re looking for.

Pluto TV for iOS

Pluto TV for iOS

The app features a huge variety of channels on pretty much every topic you can think of.

Everything is delivered by video, so it’s pretty close to watching TV on your iPhone or iPad.

 

plutoPluto TV: TV for the Internet (Pluto.tv – iPhone, iPad – Free) – The final app on our list is similar to Frequency but instead of organizing videos by source, the app uses custom channels just like regular television.

The best part about the app is that it feels like television in your hand, which makes it perfect for beginner cord cutters or those who are afraid of losing the familiarity of television and features like channel lineups and program guides.

 

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