Last year we inducted Tap Tap Revolution and it's developer, Nate True into our inaugural iMore hall of fame. With TTR, True created what would become the first ever iOS-native gaming franchise. But it was only half the story. It wasn't True alone who transformed Tap Tap Revolution into Tap Tap Revenge, Tap Tap Dance, and everything that followed. True sold TTR to Tapulous, a company that, in 2008, was positively dripping in iPhone developer and designer talent. And two of the people who worked on it there, who helped make it the monstrous success it became, and who have gone on to help shape the industry, are Guy English and Louie Mantia.
Tap Tap Revolution began what became one of the first big gaming franchises on the iPhone. Created by Nate True, Tap Tap Revolution was developed over the course of two days, and released on September 11, 2007, not even 3 months after the original iPhone launched, and roughly a month before Steve Jobs' open letter announcing an official SDK would be coming in 2008.
Tap Tap Revenge 3 [$0.99 - iTunes link] is scorching up the charts, and so to thank their fans the fine folks at Tapulous are tripling up on the give-aways.
First, if you've already got the app, they want to give you the TTR3 version of #1 hit on iTunes, “Fireflies” by Owl City for FREE for the next 7 days! That's right, just fire the game up and download away!
Every week a few of us from team TiPb, bloggers and forum crew alike, will bring you our current favorite, funnest, most useful App Store apps, WebApps, jailbreak apps, even the occasional accessory, web site, or desktop app if the mood strikes us. As long as they're iPhone (or iPod touch) related, they're fair game.
So who's on deck this week and what are our picks? Find out after the break!
9to5Mac (via Gizmodo) shows Push Notification already working in the latest version of Tap Rap Revenge [Free - iTunes link] when run on the iPhone 3.0 GM developer seed. Gizmodo, of course, raises the pertinent question:
I am a big music lover and I hold a special place in my heart for Trent Reznor's music. Nine Inch Nails has been one of my favorite bands since freshman year in high school (when nobody really knew who Trent Reznor was, let alone Nine Inch Nails). This is an iPhone dedicated web site so why am I telling you this? Well you will soon be able to rock out to Nine Inch Nails right on your iPhone... Tap Tap Revenge Style!. (iTunes link)