One of my favorite activities is to head to the gym, and since I’m a strong believer that everything falls into the saying “there’s an app for that,” I thought I would try to find the best free one. Their are so many fitness applications available, some that focus on preset routines, others nutrition and so on. With so many to choose from which is best? Fitness goals are specific to each individual, the app I chose to discuss is best for me.
I was looking for an application where I could keep a database of exercises I liked, find new exercises specific to certain muscles or target ares, and lastly log my cardio time, calories and distance.
*More and more companies and programs are releasing iPhone applications, if your a member to a gym or fitness program, you should look that up first. For example Weight watchers, Golds Gym and 24 hour fitness have iPhone applications available.
Fitness Pro features I use most often:
- - View exercises by target areas (abs, arms, back, butt and hip, chest, legs, shoulder, full body, stretch or cardio) or by exercise name (a-z.)
- - All of the 430 exercises feature images of a real person doing the exercise, as well as, a text summary.
- - Keep a log of the exercise by date, rep and weight.
- -Create multiple “workouts” by selecting exercises.
I just thought I would quickly mention a nice tool I just found: bounceapp.com
The scenario is this: you or a co-worker are developing a web page, and you want a convenient way to point to certain items on the page to be fixed. You could take a screenshot, load it into some graphics program
(I like ImageWell), draw some labels and arrows on it, save the image, and then email it off to whomever is interested.
At WWDC a couple of years ago a nice extension was demoed for Safari: Coda Notes. You could do all sorts of cool annotations right on any web page that you happened to be visiting, and instantly email it off. Very cool. Unfortunately I found it to be a bit quirky, and I’m not sure it is entirely supported. YMMV.
Today I had the need for this tool again, and decided to give Bounceapp.com a try. You just enter a URL, it
shows you a screenshot of that web page, you draw and comment all over it, right in your web browser, click save and send the URL to whomever. Very nice! It took me longer to write this blog post than it did to annotate the page!
The interesting thing is that you don’t need to sign up to annotate a web page. The annotations are free for anyone to see, if they have the URL, and once you have left the editing page, you can’t edit it again. This is good because you don’t want people changing your notes! But if you do want to restrict access, and have the ability to save and edit your annotated web pages, you need to sign up with Notable, for at least their free plan. This will also give you and your team members the ability to add comments to each annotation. The last nice touch I’ll mention is they associate your annotations with your account after sign up automatically, so you don’t lose anything, though you should send them a new sharing URL – the previous free one still works, but there is a new one for collaboration and they are not connected.Read More
Desde Mobilesce Inc. nos guataria agradecerle a Appsmama la buena critica y descripcion que ha hecho de nuestra aplicacion “You did it!”. Nos complace comprobar como nuestra idea es facilmente comprensible y util. Esperamos que como a Appsmama, ayude a muchos otros padres a lidiar con la educacion de sus hijos y asi mismo entretener a los mas peques de la casa. Sus opiniones y descripciones nos parecen realmente utiles y acertadas, y recomendamos a todo el que este interesado en estar al dia sobre aplicaciones educativas para ninos que visite esta pagina web.
Jelly is something that can be pretty fun to play with, so one would expect a game with the name Jelly Car 2 to be pretty fun. This platform driving game by Disney is the paid sequel to the popular free game Jelly Car. With tons of new features and game modes such as a long jump mode and a level creator, this game does not disappoint.
Jelly Car 2 is true to its name in the sense that everything is made from Jelly. Everything. The levels, the car and even the menu, all jelly. But this isn’t just any jelly, it’s jelly that can withstand high speed crashes. The goal of the game is, of course, to drive your car all the way to the finish flag. Trying to find your way to flag is often very tricky as many obstacles such as walls, ramps and moving platforms stand in your way.
In Jelly Car 1, the only real special ability you had was to expand and shrink your car. In this sequel, two new power-ups were added. Throughout the levels you can pick up a “sticky tire” power up which allows your car to drive up vertical walls. The other special is a helium balloon. Activate this item and your car will float skywards. These power-ups were a great addition as it adds a whole new challenge to the game. Another cool feature about this game is that you can customize your own car that you drive. You can drive pretty much any type of car and in any color.
Jelly Car 2 also features 3 new game modes: Factory mode, long-jump mode and a level creator mode. In factory mode the goal is to direct different shape blocks into their respective containers by switching levers. To be honest, I have no idea why this game mode was added because it has nothing to do with Jelly Car. Also, this game mode only has one level so it becomes boring very quickly. Long-jump mode is a game where you have to drive your car off ramps and see how for you can go before you hit the ground. Now this may not sound too fun but it is actually pretty addicting and with 5 different levels I think this game mode is great. Finally, there is the level creator mode. This seemed pretty exciting at first but overall it was pretty disappointing. For one, the level creator is not very user friendly and takes forever to get the hang of. Secondly, you can’t share the levels you you create with your friends which I find kind of defeats the purpose of this game mode.
Overall, this is a good game and for those who enjoyed Jelly Car 1, you will be pleased with this sequel. This game is without a doubt worth it’s o.99$ price tag, however I would recommend that people try Jelly Car 1 before purchasing this game.
App Store Link – Jelly Car 2
Price when purchased : 0.99$
Replay Value 4/5
Overall Rating 3.7/5Read More
Chopper 2, a game by Majic Jungle Software, is the sequel to the very popular side scrolling game “Chopper”. Tons of improvements were made and the game now features stunning 3D graphics as well as new enemies, weapons and obstacles. Chopper 2 also offers a unique experience to people who own both an iPad and an iPhone as you are able to use the iPhone as a remote control for the game on the iPad.
The object of the game, like in Chopper 1, is to fly your helicopter over various landscapes, shooting down enemies and saving civilians as well as completing various other assigned missions. For weapons, your chopper is equipped with 8 bombs, 8 missiles and a machine gun with unlimited ammo. You are able to pick up ammunition and repair you ride in-mission at repair pads scattered over the landscape. Your enemies include soldiers, tanks, turrets, choppers that fire endless streams of bullets and missiles at you. But that isn’t all, a new obstacle was added to the game, birds. Large flocks of birds fly around during battle and cause massive damage to your copter if the the two collide.
This game has 36 different missions that take place over 12 different landscapes. There are 4 different main locations: Desert, Forest, Snow and City, and for each location there are 3 landscapes. Now at first this may not seem like very many levels but the truth is that this game is so insanely difficult that it takes a very long time to complete all those missions. Based on personal experience, some of the levels can take dozens and dozens of tries to successfully complete and sometimes that can add up to a couple hours, just for 1 level! Oh and did I mention that that is on the easiest game setting, “Normal mode”. I didn’t even bother trying on expert.
The remote control feature in this game is very unique and amazing although unfortunately only people with both and iPhone and an iPad can experience it. The way it works is you connect the two devices over bluetooth and then use the iPhone to control the action on the iPad. This is great not only because the game looks amazing on the iPad but also because playing the game directly on the iPad can be a little awkward. But this feature doesn’t stop there, if you own a special cable you can hook your iPad up to your TV and play Chopper 2 on the big screen.
Overall, Chopper 2 is a really fun game with good graphics, sound and gameplay. The only real downside is the level of difficulty. For the price of 2.99 this game is a must buy for people who own both and iPad and an iPhone or anyone else who think they would like this type of game.
App Store Link – Chopper 2
Price when purchased : 2.99$
Replay Value 4/5
Overall Rating 3.8/5Read More
The classic game of “Simon” or “Simon Says” is a memory testing game in which you have to repeat a sequence of colors (usually the colors red, blue, green and yellow) chosen randomly by Simon. With each correct answer, the sequence gets longer and more difficult. While dozens of “Simon” games exist in the app store, most of them are exactly the same. “Repeat”, a game by Francis Bonnin, takes the general Simon concept and takes it to the next level by adding tons of customizable features as well as a multiplayer option.
The goal of the game is to repeat the ever growing sound/color sequences that you are shown. In the original game, there are four possible choices/buttons in the patterns, but in Repeat you can choose anywhere from 2-8 buttons, depending on the level of difficulty you want. It is also possible to customize the sequence, meaning the order in which you must repeat the pattern. For instance, if you set the sequence to reversed, then you have to repeat Simon’s pattern in reverse order, making it even more challenging. With many different types of sequences to choose from, a whole new dimension is added to the game. Along with these customizable options more, the game features a multiplayer mode as well as online challenges that are updated daily.
Repeat does have some drawbacks, namely the sound quality and the graphics. During the game, the noises made by the different buttons aren’t exactly beautiful and can become annoying very quickly. Also, the graphics in this game are nothing special and for the most part are pretty boring. That being said, in a game like this graphics are not really too important.
Overall, this game is pretty good, and probably the best of its kind due to its numerous features that present countless different challenges. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a Simon game to pass the time or to improve memory skills. However, for those not willing to pay the 1$, there are several free Simon games in the app store that aren’t bad.
App Store Link – Repeat
Price when purchased : 0.99$
Replay Value 3.5/5
Overall Rating 3.1/5Read More