iPhone application development has become a big business with iPhone apps being created for every imaginable product and concept. While some iPhone apps give greater facility to business, while some others add value to life. And there are some other apps that a just pure fun! This article lists 5 must-have apps that every iPhone user should have. iPhone application development took off with a bang a few years ago, and today there are a number of companies developing innovative and fun apps. It’s not easy (actually, it’s impossible) to choose five of the best iPhone apps for 2011 as an incredibly large number of apps have been developed in first quarter of the year. We have formed a list of 5 best iPhone apps on the basis of their popularity, their usefulness and their capacity to entertain and instruct. This is obviously not an authoritative list, but while these may not be the best apps for the year, they are definitely worthy enough to occupy a few megabytes of your phone memory! Schedulicity: Missed any important appointment recently? Or did your phone remind you about a meeting scheduled five minutes later while you were 20 miles away from the destination of the meeting and heading in the opposite direction? Schedulicity has been, since a long time, very popular software service for computers, and now it has found its way to the iPhone. Now you don’t need a computer to manage you day: you can do it over you iPhone, and your smartphone will remind you of the meeting in time. This app has already caught the imagination of entrepreneurs running small businesses as it not just makes managing business schedules easier, it also make it fun! Star Walk: This app is the perfect example of how well iPhone application development can combine fun with utility. When you are getting bored at your office desk, you can take off with this app, check out our galaxy, and even travel through time! But the app is not just a fun app; it is also very useful for people studying astronomy as amateurs or professionals. Using its Telrad feature, you can measure distances (angular) between stars and the app also has a substantial catalogue detailing objects in the galaxy. Kindle: It been a long time since Kindle created its big splash in the market, and while it has lost its ‘wow!’ factor, it’s still selling steadily. For people who’ve graduated from reading on computers to reading on their iPhones, this is the best book app for iPhone available in the market. The Kindle app is wonderful for people who enjoy reading, but don’t like to carry books around. It also allows you to tap a word to see its meaning on Google, Wikipedia or an inbuilt dictionary. Bear Grylls: Aptly named about a man who is known as Britain’s Born Survivor, this app ha every survival tip you’d ever need. Not many are likely to be stranded on a deserted island or fall off a cliff into a cold stream, but those who do will be much better off with this app in their iPhone! CoPilot 9: This app shows that iPhone application development is not just about functionality, but also about imagination. Google navigation devices are quite good at what they do, but CoPilot 9 does it in a better style. Not only does the latest version of the CoPilot 9 gives you various routes to reach your destination, it also has a ‘walking mode’ that helps you navigate your way through select cities on your foot (great when you’re trying to walk home after a pint too many!). Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=926007&ca=Computers+and+Technology
Description When you’re on the go, the Apple Store app is the best way to research, personalize, and buy products from Apple, and get help at the Apple Retail Store. It’s also the easiest way to get a new iPhone — right from your current iPhone.* Here’s what you can do with the Apple Store app on your iPhone or iPod touch: – Buy products on the go and pick them up at your favorite Apple Retail Store, or have them shipped to your door. – Personalize an iPad or an iPod with free engraving, plus get signature gift wrapping for select Apple products. – Buy an iPhone with just a few taps.* – While in an Apple Store, quickly purchase accessories on your own with EasyPay (requires iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S) – Request help, check in for reservations, and meet up with a Specialist at the store. – Make Genius Bar and One to One reservations and sign up for workshops and events. * Rate plans for AT&T and Verizon Wireless are available through the Apple Store app. To purchase iPhone with a Sprint plan, visit the Apple Online Store or an Apple Retail Store. What’s New in Version 2.0 – Personal Pickup: Buy in the app and choose to pick up your order at any Apple Retail Store. Most in-stock orders are available for pickup within an hour. (U.S. only) – EasyPay: Purchase select accessories in store quickly by scanning the barcode and completing your transaction right in the app. (U.S. only, requires iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S) – Track your stuff: View the status of current and previous orders from the order status section in the More tab. – Additional international support (Canada, China). – Requires iOS 4.2 or higher When you’re on the go, the Apple Store app is the best way to research, personalize, and buy products from Apple, and get help at the Apple Retail Store. It’s also the easiest way to get a new iPhone — right from your current iPhone As with the previous iPhone models, users require iTunes to be installed on their computer to active their iPhone. So from the start, all iPhone users have iTunes. Apple has cleverly used this to allow users have instant access to virtually any music track, movie, TV show etc. And the fact that every user has an iTunes account which can be accessed on the phone means users are merely seconds away from downloading anything available in the iTunes store, straight to their phone. The fact that the device also doubles up as an iPod means that users have the unique customisation and library features of the innovative iPod touch. With iPhone 4 models starting at 16GB users can store their entire music collection on their phone. Whilst competing smartphones offer similar systems, nothing comes close to Apple’s products in terms of simplicity and ease of use. Rival companies may be catching up when it comes to offering downloadable music, but Apple has the edge as iTunes was available before the first iPhone. This has given them the chance to make leaps and bound in this respect whilst others are just starting to offer similar services. AppStore Obviously, the AppStore is one of the major selling points of the iPhone 4. The manufacturer has even dedicated TV adverts to this aspect of the phone, rather than advertising the iPhone itself. The AppStore is no doubt responsible for the majority of the iPhone’s success. The AppStore offers users hundreds of thousands of applications (at the time of writing, there are over 350,000 available, and Apple recently announced its billionth App download), ranging from free to several hundred dollars. Apps from several different categories are available, and therefore, users can enhance every aspect of their device as well as truly make it their own. In fact, it is doubtful that there are many iPhone users who only have the pre-installed apps on their device. Apps are big business; an example of a successful App is “Angry Birds”. This is a simple strategy game which only costs £0.59 or $0.99, and has been downloaded over 12 million times. Of course, there is much more to the AppStore than just games. There are productivity tools which can make the iPhone 4 an invaluable companion in the workplace. Additionally, many location based services are available. SatNav apps can be downloaded, essentially replacing the need for a separate device, and the same can be said for standalone MP3 players and digital cameras. It would be impossible to cover the enormity of the content available on the AppStore, but there is no doubt that its contribution to the success of the iPhone 4 is vast. Of course there is much more to the iPhone 4 than the ecosystem which Apple has created for it. It can do just about everything than any other smartphone can do. I personally think though, that a major contributing factor to its success is the fact that a single iPhone can replace numerous devices such as a digital camera, MP3 player, SatNav unit and to some extent even a laptop. Published at: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1210807&ca=Computers+and+Technology
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