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petergunn
10-12-2009, 08:09 AM
what are people's favorites?

best music ones? are any of the music ones actually useful? i notice alot of them you can't record or export what you play, so sorta not that practicle...

sufi
10-12-2009, 12:42 PM
yes and another question,
how do you make apple apps? is there software to create a simple app like screensaver/wallpaper???

(my killer idea for an apple app involves nose picking and bogeys that you can flick onto another users' screen via bluetooth or something - as with everything on internets, i assume if i have come up with this bright idea, then someone else have done so already, implemented it and made a fortune,,,,)

Leo
10-12-2009, 04:41 PM
i've had an iphone for six months and haven't download any apps. i mean to, but whenever i go to the app store there are 100,000 to choose from and i get overwhelmed and give up. i'm sure there are probably websites/blogs that recommend cool apps, i just haven't had time to explore.

droid
10-12-2009, 04:52 PM
All i use at the mo is Ocarina, Gamelan, drum tracker and dub siren.

Been meaning to get more, but I still have unfinished business in Korg DS, and TBH I'll probably wait till I get round to jailbreaking the thing so i can try before i buy.

cobretti
10-12-2009, 11:42 PM
I'm pretty sure you can record and export with Beatmaker, it also allows you to import samples and soundbanks from your computer to create loops on the move.

Here's a wee list of useful apps I've got:

Ping! - Free SMS/push enabled instant messaging to others with a ping account. Basically enables free messaging between iphone users (not sure if this is available for Palm/Nokia/Blackberry etc phones). Differs from IM apps as it is push enabled (meaning messages pop up whether you have the app open or not) and doesn't have a live contact list, so you don't have idiots bugging you with mundane patter all day, unless your mates are idiots. (Free)

Facebook - Self explanatory, very well produced app. Constantly updated to reflect changes on the full site. (Free)

BBC Reader - Pulls news content from the BBC website and caches it for offline perusal. Really shit at updating by 3G/EDGE but if you refresh it before leaving he house in the morning, you can catch up on a fair bit on the subway/train/bus. (Free)

Sky Football Score Centre - Like the one on the Sky Sports site, but on your phone. (Free, at least until Rupert Murdoch decides to charge for everything to do with Sky)

Dictionary - Has a blue and white icon with a D inside a circle as its icon, that should help you find it on the app store. Decent offline dictionary, sound clips of word pronunciations if you've got 3G/WiFi reception. (Free)

Remote - Control iTunes from your phone if you have both devices on the same wireless network, quite handy. (Free)

VLC Remote - Same as Remote, but tailored to VLC player. (Free)

Photobucket - Upload pictures to Photobucket from your phone, much better to text/email a link than add costly MMS messages to your already pricey iPhone tariff. There's probably a Flickr one too if you prefer their service. (Free)

Yelp - GPS enabled web 2.0 review thingy. Brings up a list of categorised locations in your area with user submitted reviews. Nice if you're looking for somewhere to eat/drink in an unfamiliar area, or are just fed up of the usual haunts. (Unsure of price)

Games - Rolando (tilt sensing platformer, similar to LocoRoco on the PSP), Doodle Jump (tilt sensing bounce-em-up), Alive4Ever (top down 2D zombie shooter, with bluetooth multiplayer)

I have a bunch of other apps too, but those are the ones I use the most.

petergunn
11-12-2009, 08:48 AM
I'm pretty sure you can record and export with Beatmaker, it also allows you to import samples and soundbanks from your computer to create loops on the move.

Here's a wee list of useful apps I've got:

Ping! - Free SMS/push enabled instant messaging to others with a ping account. Basically enables free messaging between iphone users (not sure if this is available for Palm/Nokia/Blackberry etc phones). Differs from IM apps as it is push enabled (meaning messages pop up whether you have the app open or not) and doesn't have a live contact list, so you don't have idiots bugging you with mundane patter all day, unless your mates are idiots. (Free)

Facebook - Self explanatory, very well produced app. Constantly updated to reflect changes on the full site. (Free)

BBC Reader - Pulls news content from the BBC website and caches it for offline perusal. Really shit at updating by 3G/EDGE but if you refresh it before leaving he house in the morning, you can catch up on a fair bit on the subway/train/bus. (Free)

Sky Football Score Centre - Like the one on the Sky Sports site, but on your phone. (Free, at least until Rupert Murdoch decides to charge for everything to do with Sky)

Dictionary - Has a blue and white icon with a D inside a circle as its icon, that should help you find it on the app store. Decent offline dictionary, sound clips of word pronunciations if you've got 3G/WiFi reception. (Free)

Remote - Control iTunes from your phone if you have both devices on the same wireless network, quite handy. (Free)

VLC Remote - Same as Remote, but tailored to VLC player. (Free)

Photobucket - Upload pictures to Photobucket from your phone, much better to text/email a link than add costly MMS messages to your already pricey iPhone tariff. There's probably a Flickr one too if you prefer their service. (Free)

Yelp - GPS enabled web 2.0 review thingy. Brings up a list of categorised locations in your area with user submitted reviews. Nice if you're looking for somewhere to eat/drink in an unfamiliar area, or are just fed up of the usual haunts. (Unsure of price)

Games - Rolando (tilt sensing platformer, similar to LocoRoco on the PSP), Doodle Jump (tilt sensing bounce-em-up), Alive4Ever (top down 2D zombie shooter, with bluetooth multiplayer)

I have a bunch of other apps too, but those are the ones I use the most.


THANK YOU!

yo, do you really like beatmaker? 20 bucks is serious money for an app... i am about to go on a trip for a few weeks and would love to think inspiration will strike when i am unwinding... is beatmaker a real, actual, music making program?

cobretti
11-12-2009, 11:32 AM
I've not used Beatmaker myself, but from what I've heard it's as close to a fully featured DAW as you're going to get on a portable device like a phone or PDA. There are plenty of demo & review videos on youtube, and my mate who has it (one half of Voltaic, Rustie's early electronic duo) said he still can't quite believe they've managed to squeeze that much on to an iPhone app. Definitely worth looking at the videos and deciding for yourself.

polystyle desu
13-12-2009, 02:21 AM
Let's make a new app ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/06/technology/06apps.html?_r=1&hpw

ether
14-12-2009, 12:30 PM
whats everyones preffered twitter app? anyone using tweetdeck? i'm told you can sync up things like facebook and twitter so you don't have to keep opening different apps to tweet post/check messages etc.
i'm using titteriffic myself, fairly uncluttered interface and updates quickly.

the facebook app is wack imo really fucking slow, its good that you can view photos and use the instant messing thingy on there though.

need to persuade my peeps to get on ping heard good things about it but not had chance to use it yet.

Can anyone recommend a good radio app. the one i tryed was mad slow and to rebuffer every 5 seconds. even something that could do fm would be handy. or is this asking to much.

cobretti
14-12-2009, 09:00 PM
whats everyones preffered twitter app? anyone using tweetdeck? i'm told you can sync up things like facebook and twitter so you don't have to keep opening different apps to tweet post/check messages etc.
i'm using titteriffic myself, fairly uncluttered interface and updates quickly.

the facebook app is wack imo really fucking slow, its good that you can view photos and use the instant messing thingy on there though.

need to persuade my peeps to get on ping heard good things about it but not had chance to use it yet.

Can anyone recommend a good radio app. the one i tryed was mad slow and to rebuffer every 5 seconds. even something that could do fm would be handy. or is this asking to much.

Twitter wise, Tweetie 2 is said to be the best app around, it'll cost you a quid or two though.

Disagree on the Facebook app, aside from update speeds (which are down to your network rather than the coding) it works really fast (although it's worth mentioning I have a 3G S which has a faster processor etc), starts up quickly and caches previously downloaded data for offline viewing. Don't know much else you could ask for other than push notifications (which would get annoying pretty damn quick).

Ping is good, but I have had a couple of delivery problems, people not receiving their messages and the like. Works perfectly 99% of the time though, especially handy if you're gonna be firing texts back and forth which can easily eat in to your monthly allowance if you're doing it every other day.

I don't have any FM radio apps, but you can listen to all the BBC shows on the iPlayer website (worth setting up a shortcut item on the home screen for this, as well as that TVCatchUp site which I failed to mention in my original post as it's not technically an app) and Rinse have their own app too. Sub FM also have an iPhone stream on their website, I set up a home screen icon/bookmark for that too. Let us know if you find a good FM app though!

baboon2004
17-12-2009, 12:04 PM
can anyone explain how that song-identifying function works on iphone? It's like weird magic - it identified Grauzone once, which freaked me out.

Ness Rowlah
19-12-2009, 01:01 AM
In use all the time:
Tweetie 2 - twitter
Byline - for reading RSS, syncs to Google Reader

Frequent use:
Guardian - yup
Instapaper - for saving web articles and read them on the move
Lofi & Photogene & PS Mobile - for having fun with the camera
eWallet - for storing all sorts of passwords, synchs to desktop companion

Useful - but less often
Todo - should use this more, for todo lists (what else)
Tube Deluxe - handy if in London
Phone Aid and First Aid - so I can give basic first aid

Never in use: all those games

Oh - and I've jailbroken/unlocked mine - so
SBSettings - super handy for turning on/off wifi, 3G without going to settings
Backgrounder/Kirikae - for running several apps at once
MxTube - for downloading and watching YouTube videos offline

ether
10-02-2010, 12:21 PM
recent additions

the train line application for planning rail travel, which is fucking essential, even if you dont use the train a lot, as infuriatingly i find none of the train websites like national rail etc. seem to work in my iphone browser. Its also free.

guardian news best value, most used, best designed app

huffington post quite badly layed out, but free and good for u.s news with a liberal bias.

kayak for flights, hotels, etc. not booked anything with this yet. but looks pretty promising.

john eden
10-02-2010, 12:38 PM
wordpress app is shit.

kiss kube ok for listening again to Rodigan and Logan (but you can't fast forward or use the phone for anything else whist its on!)

thetrainline also OK as you say (and free)

I use GReader app for google reader

linkedin
ebay
myspace

"London" is an OK map thing
Time Out is free but I've not really used it cos I have no social life.

Free Games
Toobz (five levels only)
Pac-Man Lite (one level only)
Labyrinth LE
Dark Nebula

john eden
10-02-2010, 12:41 PM
I couldn't really figure out tweet deck and am therefore using Twitterific which seems OK for my purposes.

What is the big deal with the others and why should I pay a couple of quid for them?

Genuine q - I don't know enough about it all...

tom lea
10-02-2010, 11:10 PM
Broken sword

Woebot
09-06-2010, 09:47 PM
http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/facetime.html#facetime-video

this literally sickens me. it's like the end of the f****** world innit. dont go to your son's birthday - watch it on your stupid gizmo iphone.

HATEFUL.

de$troy the iPhone.

sufi
09-06-2010, 10:29 PM
this may cheer you up
http://www.benmillen.com/portfolio/?p=155
if you enjoy a spot of Heideggarian Analysis, that is

massrock
10-06-2010, 10:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2nqWkwbWqs

I'm looking forward to the Palm OS implementation of FaceTime so they can call it FacePalm. Bwaf.

simon silverdollar
10-06-2010, 09:52 PM
it's all about Beatmaker - like a mini MPC for your phone.

cushtilla
11-06-2010, 02:41 AM
Guardian app is definitely my most used app. It's sick.

If you're looking for a flat, find a property has a GPS search, which is pretty useful. So if you're in an area you quite like you can see what's on the market in that surrounding area. Although I have found the location thing fails if there's not a strong signal...

Paper Toss is a pretty good game. (free)

I use echofon for Twitter. It's free and uncomplicated, and never seems to fail... and i seem to return to it, despite having twitterific and twitter's own app... (crazy how late they were on making their own app!)

Tonepad can be fun to pass a couple board minutes

AND MY BIGGEST SUGGESTION has to be iSwap Faces. Hours and hours of fun switching your faces with your mates. It costs a quid but it's worth it.

massrock
11-06-2010, 02:12 PM
it's all about Beatmaker - like a mini MPC for your phone.
I have to give a shout out to Jasuto Pro. It's a modular synth app that's actually kind of amazing. Very high quality and with some really interesting unique features. The interface is similar to the Reactable where you have nodes that you can move around and automate, with their position affecting how they interact.

Also just started playing around wih TouchOSC (with Livecontrol) for remote control of MIDI and computer based stuff. Like a Lemur for 3.99.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnOigssB0Q

massrock
11-06-2010, 02:23 PM
Other music ones -

SunVox - Tracker style sequencer with a modular patching bit, a lot like Buzz. It's cross-platform as well so you can work on stuff on a PC / Mac etc. and move the files across. Kind of fiddly on the iPhone though tbh.

Aurora - Basically a Tenori-On clone. Not quite there yet, a bit flaky, but it's fun. A bit pricey too.

iGendyn - Free synth supposedly based on some Xenakis ideas. Makes nasty noises and uses the accelerometer.

TC Electronic PolyTune - Free polyphonic guitar tuner.

Some games I've found to be good -

SmartGo - Very good Go app.

Spirit - Simple but beautifully executed classic arcade style game that makes the best of the format. Vector style graphics like Tempest or something.

SlotZ - 3D slot racer. The simplest of controls (accelerate) but really fun and surprisingly nuanced. You can build your own tracks too.

TheDeep - Impressive and cheap pinball emulator.

Sectionfive
14-06-2010, 06:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3xDWk9vbNw

Aww Nein
14-06-2010, 11:27 PM
im pretty sure im not gonna develop this, so may as well put it out there. what i think the iphone/pad really needs is a piece of hardware that you can plug midi cables into. i mean all this wifi control is nice, but whats the point when your already using a laptop? but a midi input and simple sequencing program could mean you could plug your keyboards and other hardware into it for live use, and store songs/keyboard lines/riffs/ effects presets in your phone. i think that would be much more useful then syncing with a laptop that already can do far more then an iphone ever could. and you dont have to fiuddle too much with that tiny screen live, just use it as a data storage/controller.

some day, hopefully...

massrock
15-06-2010, 10:34 AM
There's the AKAI Synthstation which should be out soon. Not sure how 'open' it's going to be as a general purpose MIDI interface but I need a new portable USB keyboard and the iPhone software looks really very nice. A lot like the Korg DS-10.

Line6 have a MIDI interface for the iPhone as well. I think it's limited to use with their software at the moment but they've said they will provide details for other developers.

Also supposedly Apple have said that the camera adaptor thing for the iPad will be useable for MIDI i/o in some way.

OSC seems like a good way to go.

Bang Diddley
16-06-2010, 01:11 PM
This may be of some interest. The new Rebirth app.

http://rebirthapp.com/

ether
16-06-2010, 02:32 PM
rebirth app. is a major disappointment. the interface is so fiddly and badly designed its rendered unusable. i wouldn't bother with it, I've had it a month and used it about twice. nice idea though

ether
16-06-2010, 02:36 PM
this is fairly ubiquitous at the moment but a lot of fun. makes the other-wise dog-shite camera on the iphone quite usable. and good value too.

http://hipstamaticapp.com/

Sectionfive
04-07-2010, 09:05 PM
http://www.reviewmyiphoneapp.com/crap-apps/creep-out-your-significant-other-with-babify-iphone-app


:eek:

Sick Boy
05-07-2010, 03:41 PM
Angry Birds

jenks
05-07-2010, 08:54 PM
Angry Birds

+1

matt b
05-07-2010, 09:54 PM
Angry Birds


+2

still on the quest to 3 star every level.

not an app, but the mobile version of tvcatchup.com is pretty wicked.

also second guardian app.

what's people's favoured RSS reader?
Not found a really nice clean and reliable one since coming back from jailbroken phone

rewch
05-07-2010, 10:24 PM
angry birds +3

sufi
05-07-2010, 11:14 PM
angry birds +3
don't even own a damned iphone and that's a
+4

matt b
06-07-2010, 12:27 PM
Other recent apps that i like:

flight control- addictively simple game, where you guide multiple planes into land on an airstrip inna airtraffic controller god style.

national trust- find national trust properties/places near you.

Sick Boy
06-07-2010, 05:20 PM
haha it is impossible to dislike angry birds

matt b
14-07-2010, 10:44 AM
Words With Friends is awesome- scrabble alike playable against others over network. Great fun.

Powerlight- uses LED flash as a torch. Could shine it in Woebot's eyes to REALLY piss him off. (iPhone 4 only, obv)

john eden
14-07-2010, 12:15 PM
I just use Google reader for RSS.

Wordpress app has improved, but mainly just use it to delete spam comments these days. :o

I have about 3 apps for reading message boards and they are all pretty crap:

proboard lite
touchbb
tapatalk RO

matt b
14-07-2010, 12:27 PM
I just use Google reader for RSS.

I use mobileRSS.

Does Reader push stuff on the iphone?

john eden
14-07-2010, 12:32 PM
I use mobileRSS.

Does Reader push stuff on the iphone?

No, thank fuck.

Sick Boy
14-07-2010, 02:47 PM
But once I had a Jabscreen of my own, I soon discovered the novelty lasts six months, tops. There's a limit to how many conversations you can have about it before you reach burnout. Have you seen the app which takes your photo and makes it look like you're really fat? Yes. And the game where you land all the planes on the runway? Yes, that too. Hey, how about this thing with the funny red monster that repeats everything you say? Please leave me. Please just leave me here to die.
:)

matt b
14-07-2010, 09:20 PM
^ I only got my iphone as a way to make cool friends and start conversations with strangers.

This hasn't happened.

WHAT AM I DOING WRONG GOD*?







*can't help myself, it's hard wired, you see.

Leo
14-07-2010, 09:45 PM
some nsfw dialog...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg

jenks
03-08-2010, 08:14 AM
So...is there any value in using this cydia thing to jailbreak an iphone

I suppose what I am asking is whether it's worth jailbreaking the phone?

matt b
03-08-2010, 09:47 PM
So...is there any value in using this cydia thing to jailbreak an iphone

I suppose what I am asking is whether it's worth jailbreaking the phone?

I used to go jbroken, but don't bother now, as the things that were glaring omissions from the original apple OS were included (wallpaper etc) with recent updates.

App store now has so much stuff, I don't really miss anything, although I still have pangs for intelliscreen and mxtube. The increased stability makes up for it though.

If you want to use it for tethering/mobile hotspot though, jailbreaking is the way to go

If you do a back up of your phone, jailbreak it and if you don't like it, it's easy to restore it.

Ness Rowlah
08-09-2010, 12:18 AM
I think there is one good reason to jailbreak: SBSettings: reach all the important on/off toggles with just a swipe over the top (instead of going through all the settings).

Rotation lock (not shown on this pic) and wifi on/off are the ones I use all the time http://www.apfelmag.com/wp-content/gallery/sbsettings-3-0-1/sbsettings1.jpg

Also using Typophone4 to get a proper clock on the front screen when locked
http://www.ipodtouchfans.com/forums/imgcache3/39d053beaac7c0822f9fda9537382ace.png?orig_url=http ://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t1/Angelman_2007/_MG_3741.jpg

ether
08-09-2010, 05:44 PM
echophon is deffo the best twitter client. alot less buggy than the others. a nice clean UI and doesn't seem to crash. thumbs up.

john eden
09-09-2010, 07:26 PM
echofon crashed like fuck when I used it 6 months ago but I liked so will give it another go, ta for the tip off.

seems like there is an app for BT Broadband people to allow them access to Openzone and free hotspots:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2010/sep/07/bt-wi-fi-mobile-app?&CMP=EMCMONE
ML1459

john eden
09-09-2010, 07:30 PM
echofon looks nice but has adverts at the top?!

matt b
09-09-2010, 10:59 PM
4.1 update now includes Games Center- Apple's attempt at PSN/Xbox live game data sharing/multiplayer invite shit.

Not many games using it yet...

minikomi
15-10-2010, 12:56 PM
A little web app I drummed up

Http://souseiji.net/pixelfinger

matt b
14-06-2011, 09:28 PM
If you like a bit of mobile gaming, d/l 1000 heroz (costs 59p, but worth it).

Basically, you get a course to run and jump across in the best time.

You get a new course every 24 hours.

There will be 1000 courses.

You can see how well you do a) against everyone else who plays and b) against any custom league you join (guess the custom league I have created).

In theory 2 1/2 years of fun!



Can I just have on record I am 235 best in the world