To all of the Nintendo Zelda fans out there, this one is just for you. Smule has the number one paid app in all of the App Store currently with Ocarina. [iTunes Link] For $.99 you can really impress the ladies while playing songs from your iPhone/Ocarina! ;)
Daring Fireball links to a translation of a Swedish MacWorld rumor (Google translation) that quotes Telia as saying as MMS app would soon be available for the iPhone. Phew! Broken telephone much? Tries to clarify Gruber:
So you go to a new sushi restaurant in town, you think, "man I bet they have an awesome yellow tail roll here". You are seated at a table by the beautiful waitress, you open the menu, and low and hold...the menu uses terms that you know nothing about. You think to yourself, "I could ask the waitress, but then she'll think I'm stupid!" That's when it hits you, only the night before, you downloaded Sushi Time to your iPhone. With Sushi Time, you realize, "I don't have to be a sushi pro to eat like one! Sushi Time will demystify many common terms found in sushi restaurant menus as well as fill in gaps for sushi connoisseurs."
So you whip out your iPhone and startup Sushi Time, you scroll down the list to lookup up the word "fugu" your finger shakes with excitement as you realize you are so close to revealing the secrets of the name...You tap it and the app reveals a tile with a picture, hey you "realize that looks like yellow-tail"...
TiPb has been exploring issues surrounding the App Store, especially how developers can earn a living, the various attempts to market apps in a sporting manner, as well the gaming and foul play going on.
In the bright lights category, developer James Thomson (ha! spelled it right that time!) has taken a decidedly humorous approach with the launch of his updated PCalc 1.2 (iTunes link) calculator app:
I think we got off to a bad start last time with version 1.1. It was my fault entirely. I came out with this big release I'd spent months on, sent out my press releases, and not a soul ran a story with the exception of that nice Mr Gruber fellow [Although TiPb did run an interview -- thanks again, James!]. Sales were quite poor and we both said some things we regretted in the morning.
But I understand, don't worry. You're tired of the deluge of iPhone press releases, and everything you see just starts to look the same after a while. I didn't do anything to make it an interesting read and, let's face it, I'm kind of fighting a losing battle with a calculator which - I'll be the first to admit - is next to the flashlights and to-do list apps in terms of reaching saturation point on the store.
Not quite. I rock PCalc on my iPhone, with narry a flashlight in sight!
While PCalc chose humor, some others have gone decidedly darker...
According to Macrumors, Adobe and ARM, which is the chipset Apple uses to power the iPhone, have announced they're making a special version optimized for mobile devices. (And, yes, to be snarky, I'll believe that when I get a version optimized for Intel on the Mac, b'okay?)
I'm still trying to figure out if this is the 'droid I've been looking for, however. Do I understand the awesome power of the open-platform of the Google? Or is it more concept now than device, twisted and confusing?
Netflix integration on [brings] a catalog of over 100k DVDs to our popular iPhone application. In addition to this, users can now manage their Netflix DVD and instant streaming queues straight from their iPhone or iPod touch.