The Best iPhone Apps Of The Week, October 2-8, 2011
October 8, 2011
The AppAdvice iPhone App Of The Week: Tweet Speaker – Listen to Twitter, $2.99, Released October 6 Forget Siri - Tweet Speaker Can Read Your Tweets On Any iPhone Handset A new iPhone app called "Tweet Speaker" has the ability to read users' Twitter streams aloud. The app, which is natively compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch, is available to download in the App Store for $2.99. As outlined in the app's release notes:
Enjoy Twitter while on a walk, stuck in traffic, in the kitchen, or on the go. Tweet Speaker lets you listen to news, sports, humor, and the musings of interesting people on Twitter – a sort of live podcast of your Tweets. Featuring a beautiful user interface, speech tailored for tweets, Tweet Marker support, adjustable reading speed, and Airplay, Tweet Speaker is a fun new way to experience Twitter.If you're looking to get a slice of the text-to-speach buzz Apple's recently announced Siri service has generated, Tweet Speaker can help. New Releases Toca Store, $1.99 & Universal, Released October 6 Kids Will Love Toca Store - The Latest App From Toca Boca The folks behind the popular app, Toca Hair Salon app have released what could be their most extraordinary children’s app to date. The universal Toca Store arrived today in the App Store. Created by Swedish-based Toca Boca, the app lets youngsters run their own Store by allowing them to be both storekeeper and customer. The end result is simply fantastic. Updated Cyclemeter GPS Bike Computer for Road & Mountain Biking, $4.99, Updated October 3 Year's Last Major Update of Cyclemeter GPS Bike Computer For Road & Mountain Cycling Cyclemeter GPS Bike Computer for Road & Mountain Biking by Abvio is a popular and flexible cycling GPS app that we reviewed a few weeks ago. I was called by one of its developers yesterday, Steve Kusmer from Abvio LLC, to tell me all about the year’s largest update. This final update for 2011 includes three main additions: intervals, zones, and wireless communication between your iPhone and ANT+ devices (wireless digital equipment). Instagram, Free, Updated October 3 Instagram Releases Version 2.0.1 – Replacing Annoying Filters Users of the Instagram app for the iPhone will be happy to know a new version has been released into the App Store. Version 2.01 fixes many of the issues users reported about the last release, plus the app includes some new features as well. First, Instagram now offers improved location support. This works primarily when photos are imported from your library. Now, when you import a photo to share on Instagram, the app will suggest a list of places near where the photo was taken, assuming a location was recorded initially. For example, suppose you’ve visited London’s Eye, but have now flown home to Los Angeles, California. In L.A., you import your Eye photo to Instagram. Select “Where?” to choose the location. From there, the app will list the Eye and other nearby London locations. DebtMinder, $1.99, Updated October 6 Keep Track Of Your Debt With DebtMinder DebtMinder by return7 is an app that will help you keep track of your current debt and set up a payoff plan. In today’s current times, it’s hard to not be in debt. We work our butts off, and barely make ends meet. Some stuff needs to be paid by credit card, or heck, we need to take out loans and whatnot. Whatever the case may be, we certainly have accrued debt in one way or another (and if not, well, you certainly are lucky). Paying off this debt can be hard, but luckily, there’s an app for that. Say hello to DebtMinder. Affogato, $1.99, Updated October 7 Affogato Is Your Complete Guide To The World Of Coffee, Right On Your iPhone Affogato by Daniel Bramhall is a pocket guide to everything related to coffee. I love coffee, and I know there are plenty of other people that do too. But even though I love coffee, there’s still some stuff in the world of coffee that I am not aware of (it’s also never too late to learn new things). This is where Affogato comes in. When you open up Affogato, the first thing you will see is a list of Coffees. Along the bottom, there is a menubar with five options: Coffees, Lingo, Create, Brewing, and About. Slam Dunk King, Free & Universal, Updated October 8 Fly High As You Aim For The Hoop In Slam Dunk King Slam Dunk King by PikPok is an arcade sports game where your only real goal is to get as many basketballs into the hoop as possible. It’s how you do it that will affect your score at the end. The game has a variety of environments to play in and balls to shoot, but they have to be unlocked by earning crowns (an in-game currency) or by achieving high scores. Other Notables NBA 2K12 for iPhone, $4.99, Released October 4 Roll in the Hole, $.99, Released October 6 Check! – The Best Planning Partner, $.99, Updated October 4 Ness, Free, Updated October 4 FirstWords: Halloween, $1.99 & Universal, Released October 2 The Best iPhone Apps Of The Week is published each weekend; a companion piece, The Best iPad Apps Of The Week, is published separately. Attention developers: If you would like your app to be considered for one of our “Best Of” lists, please me know by sending me a tweet @bryanmwolfe. Note: Your app must have been new or updated in the last week to make the current list.
Tweet Speaker - Listen to Twitter
Cyclemeter GPS Cycling Computer
Slam Dunk King
NBA 2K12 for iPhone
Roll in the Hole
Check! - The Best Planning Partner
Ness Computing, Inc.