Holiday Binge on Apps…

I spent New Years “untethered-but-tethered” so to speak. I took my Mini hoping to do a bit of coding, but quickly realized that it just wasn’t going to happen. This wasn’t a bad thing– I can guarantee any code written would’ve been horrible. I did however, spend some QT with my iPhone downloading apps (over AT&T’s Edge network no less)… There were some great apps on sale for cheap prices, and some new ones that I just hadn’t come across before. Here they are:

Tap Tap Revenge 3
Cost: Free (with some In-App purchases to extend the game beyond the 200 or so free tracks)

I don’t know, something about this app’s similarity to Rock Band or (Guitar Hero if you prefer) is engaging enough that I don’t find it to be a rip-off. The tracks are fun, it can be challenging at times, and there seem to be a ton of free tracks associated with the game. Granted, most of the artists probably won’t be recognizable at first glance but you’ll find some neat music here.

F My Life
Cost: Free (AdMob Supported)

When I wasn’t using my phone, my girlfriend was rather obsessively checking this app. Conveniently titled, this app is an extension of the popular web site FMyLife. It supports rating posts, and will use badges to alert you of new posts. You can go back and read (what seems to be) limitless archive of this stuff. A great time waster.

Boxcar
Cost: Free, $.99 for additional services tied to the app beyond your first.

Boxcar came out of a recommendation from one of my favorite blogs, TUAW (The Unofficial Apple Weblog), (which also has an app here). In short, it adds Push notifications to services you choose. @DM’s on Twitter come to my email, but I wanted them to be sent as alerts. Boxcar’s services watch your accounts, and send you an alert, and then delegate to the app of your choice. I like Tweetie 2 on the iPhone, so Boxcar gets the popup alert, and then opens Tweetie to get the message in greater detail. Slick, eh? Support for just about every major Twitter client for the iPhone is there. Boxcar also supports other services such as: Growl, Twitter Search, Facebook, and Email.