iPhone Apps -- Jumpoffs?

WoimsahWoimsah 1,734 Posts
edited February 2011 in Strut Central
Made the pilgrimage to iPhone from Bberry -- so far so good. Email pails in comparison, but I knew what I was getting into. Still getting used to navigating and all that, but the capabilities this thing has are ridiculous. Loving it.

BUT - wondering what apps ya'll REALLY be fucking with. Angry Birds is for the birds, Cut The Rope I've already gotten three stars on every level. I'm liking Harbor Master in small doses. Any other games I should be fucking with?

Functionality wise --- any that really stand out other than instagram, hipstamatic, etc?

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  • As for games ...

    Trainyard is a very clever puzzler. There's a free version (which actually has unique puzzles not present in the paid version).

    If you like Street Fighter, the iPhone version of SF4 is surprisingly good. I'm not a big fan of action games on the iPhone in general because the controls are usually horrible. But they actually did a good job with Street Fighter.

    Infinity Blade is a sword slasher with brilliant controls. This may mean nothing to you if you don't dork out on games now and again, but it's the first iPhone game built on the Unreal engine (used for games like Bioshock, Gears of War, Mass Effect, etc). So it looks fantastic and they kept the controls very simple. Great game.

    And if you can picture yourself staring at your phone for long periods of time, Myst works very well. As do some of the 8-bit RPG remakes: Final Fantasy 1 & 2, Phantasy Star 2, Shining Force. Monkey Island 1 & 2 also work very well on a touch screen.

  • WoimsahWoimsah 1,734 Posts
    ya got ceefrenzy to dork out to.

    Trainyard's dope -- sort of confusing as the first 20 levels or so are so easy that I thought I was doing something wrong. I'm more of a puzzle game type -- not into the RPG's, etc. Anything in the Cut The Rope vein is where I'm at.

  • Team Coco (Conan O'Brian clips)
    VR+ (mp3 recorder)
    Tap DJ (two turntables, mixer, fx, Sampler, use any song in your phone)
    Huffington Post
    NYTimes
    The Onion
    CeeFrenzy
    eBay
    Netflix (instant streaming goodness)
    Mixcloud
    WFMU (downtown soulville archives - with downloads!)
    Audiogalaxy - access to every music file on my home pc)

  • i ride for b-pop.
    b/w
    ipity is that fire tho. "we love milk!"

  • Great list + descriptions here: http://lifehacker.com/#!5607809

    I'm a big fan of teamviewer too (allows for super easy remote desktop)

  • the_dLthe_dL 1,531 Posts
    I have just also turned to the darkside, any further additions to the list?

  • spivyspivy 866 Posts
    http://www.moogmusic.com/products/apps/filtatron

    moog-filtatron is fun as hell. you can run synths/drum machines/etc. line in and line out thru the headphone jack. one of my favorite apps.

  • This piece here is fun for hours:

    http://www.propellerheads.se/products/rebirth/

  • the_dLthe_dL 1,531 Posts
    spivy said:
    http://www.moogmusic.com/products/apps/filtatron

    moog-filtatron is fun as hell. you can run synths/drum machines/etc. line in and line out thru the headphone jack. one of my favorite apps.

    that looks awesome thanks!

  • SnagglepusSnagglepus 1,756 Posts
    the_dL said:
    spivy said:
    http://www.moogmusic.com/products/apps/filtatron

    moog-filtatron is fun as hell. you can run synths/drum machines/etc. line in and line out thru the headphone jack. one of my favorite apps.

    that looks awesome thanks!

    I second that! Instant purchase.


    And I'm sure most folks are aware of this one, but I just downloaded the djay app the other day. I don't plan to actually use this for a party or record a mix on it or anything, but it's pretty damned fun to mess around with. It is hilarious that they market this as a tool for actual DJing, but it's well worth the 99 cents as an entertaining diversion:

    http://www.algoriddim.com/djay-iphone?gclid=CNa88sXV46sCFct-5QodKXOEPw

  • Wish I could recommend the Turntable.fm app, but it blows. Even with the new update.

    Soundtracking is fun for sharing music.
    Photobucket works well.
    Photosynth is awesome for panoramic pics.

  • NBA Jam. It's 4 bucks, but it's fantastic, and you can multiplayer it. Great game.

  • ZomBZomB 397 Posts
    Jailbreaking is a must! Get everything for free & get the ability to customise your iphone/ipod. Win.

    Soundcloud
    LastFM
    I am T-Pain (awesome autotune action - sing like Cher!)
    Ebay
    Skype
    Broken Sword 1 & 2
    Beneath a Steel Sky
    Akinator

  • so this startup is getting a lot of buzz. I laughed out loud and thought of SS when I saw the friend feed at bottom. Biters!

    http://batch.com/

  • twoplytwoply 2,903 Posts
    Nanostudio is a little pricey for an app, but it's worth every penny.

    http://www.blipinteractive.co.uk/

  • snosno 332 Posts
    iKaosillator:

    some of the sounds from the kaossilator synth.

    iMaschine

    Simple maschine emulator.

    Nanoloop

    OG 8-bit beat looper.

    Whatsapp

    Texting using your data plan rather than paying for each text messages.


  • covecove 1,564 Posts
    I'm into this Rando app (iphone/android).
    It's a picture sharing app that is completely anonymous, except location (if you offer that info up).
    You take a picture, you get a picture. I've sent/received over 100 and haven't gotten any suspicious 'packages'
    No social media integration at all, too, which is nice.

    Got a pic from Cape Verde, one from deeeep continental Russia, etc.
    50% seem to come from S.Korea and California, but i guess it's still new.

  • rain103rain103 476 Posts
    Notable mentions:

    Vine
    Hardest Game Ever
    Google App (the Goggles feature alone is entertaining)
    Sleep Cycle
    Uber Taxi
    Tango
    Snoopify
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