How To Get Your App Stands out – Get them Awesomized First!

If you are an app maker, I am sure you have already learned that App Store is such a competitive environment. You’ve developed an iPhone, iPad, or Android application. You’ve got it up on the App Store next to  hundreds of thousands of other apps which they are also begging for attention. You built it unique, your tweeted it, you blogged about it, but not much luck with getting the word out yet. How do you make sure yours stands out?

Leverage the power of your happy users to awesomize them on to get new users! Read more of this post

32% of iPad Owners Rarely care about Apps

According to a recent  study from Nielsen, 32% of iPad owners have never downloaded an app on the device — Is that because the device has everything type of iPad users need already installed, or they don’t know they can?

The study surveyed more than 5,000 owners of connected devices, 452 of whom own an iPad.

However, the overwhelming majority of those who have downloaded apps have also been willing to pay for at least one of them. Of the 63% of iPad owners who have paid for an app, 62% of them have paid for a game and 54% have paid for an e-book, followed by music (50%), shopping (45%) and news (45%) apps. A full 41% have paid for a magazine, which is quite impressive, given the relatively few number of titles that are available for the iPad, such as Wired and Esquire. Read more of this post

Five Awesome Mobile Apps for Movie Lovers

1. Scene it? Series for iPhone and iPad

The Scene it? series [iTunes link] of apps for iPhone and iPad are really fantastic. The apps feature tons of high-quality movie clips, are available in a variety of different categories and — at $1.99 for iPhone and $4.99 for iPad — are pretty inexpensive. Read more of this post

5 more Awesome iPhone Apps for International Cuisines

Here are 5 more iPhone Apps on top of the previous 5 Apps for those of you into international cuisines:

1. Yum Cha Dim Sum

Those push carts with the steaming bamboo baskets are such a beautiful sight and smell. But when that cart comes by with the mile-high stack of steamers, the lids come off and it can be hard to know what exactly you’re looking at. The Yum Cha Dim Sum app is a great dim sum decoder, and even provides color photos, calorie counts and key ingredients for a variety of dim sum fare. Read more of this post

Six Awesome iPhone Apps For Exploring Outdoors

The end of summer is here and the beautiful Autumn is just about to begin, I figured these apps come pretty handy.

1. Park Maps

Imagine that you drove to every notable U.S. State Park and picked up a map at the entrance. And then you carried all of those maps around with you wherever you went. This app would be the paperless version of that. No bells or whistles, just every hiking map you need for $.99. Read more of this post

Awesome App to Track and Share Your Fitness Activities

The app from a start-up company called Skimble offers a web and mobile experience designed for the fitness enthusiast who wants to thoroughly track and share their sports, gym or outdoorsy activities. The app is currently for iPhone. I think they will be releasing their app  and Android version soon.

It’s indeed such an awesome app and a must have for anyone wanting to break out of the couch and TV lifestyle.  Perfect for runners. It tracks how far you run, compares to previous runs and calories burned.

Skimble’s app taps into the iPhone GPS that let’s you to set your workout and activity trip location and share geotagged “action shots.” Skimble’s activity tracking tool focuses on helping you create a calendar and schedule of your activities, and will chart out your performance based upon time spent on the activity. You can also compare your progress to a friend’s. Read more of this post

Top Five Awesome Green Apps

1. Carbon Tracker iTunes (free)

The app uses GPS to calculate your carbon footprint based on how much your travel. You can chart your carbon emission changes by month and set goals to decrease them.

The app factors emission for planes, train and automobiles, as well as a few other vehicles. It also allows you to switch between miles and kilometers, in case you need to emit carbon abroad. Read more of this post

Our Top Awesome Games and Apps of 2010

So far….


1. Pocket Legends (iTunes)

This MMORPG deserves attention for an ambitious endeavor. Choose a class and work on leveling up, meeting strangers, and battling enemies. Read more of this post

Three Awesome Apps for Home Improvement

1. Task This

Keeping a project on track can be half the battle for those of us that are less than motivated to really do it ourselves. So a project management app that can send you timely reminders to get to it, might be just what you need to turn your project from in-progress to ticked off the to-do list. Read more of this post

iPhone Apps to show you how to Dance

I wish I had found out about these apps prior our blog post on  the National Dance Day over the weekend.

Not to worry though…. Given the large number of lounges, Nightclubs, and Embassy parties in DC, I recommend the Washingtonian iPhonians who love dancing, but don’t know jack about it, to get these apps set up on their iphones: Read more of this post