Some apps to have?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by TheZimm, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. TheZimm macrumors 6502a

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    what are some great apps to have, productivity and just for fun

    These are the ones I have:


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  2. mcdj macrumors G3

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    What's Break Classic? Don't see it in the store.

    EDIT. found it. nm.
     
  3. TheZimm thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    Take a look at Pandora for a good music App.

    Trism and Fire Words are good games
     
  5. Serge N Gin macrumors member

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  6. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    Non Games:

    Teleport
    1Password
    iXpenseit
    Picoli

    Games:

    Labyrinth
    Subway
    Sudoku (take your pick)
    Solitaire Top 3
     
  7. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    I'd be careful with Aurora Feint if I were you. The latest update does something with the iPhones memory. You have already probably gotten low memory warnings haven't you?

    I'd delete that crap if I were you.
     
  8. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Not true...mine is fine and has no memory problems. It works, backs up and does not cause any issues. Must be something with your iPhone or system.

    Sorry
     
  9. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    Keep playing it, then report back

    RLTW ;)
     
  10. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Play it everyday for at least 2 hours...no problems on my original iPhone

    Sorry
     
  11. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not the only one it is happening to. We'll just wait and see if anyone else reports the same here.

    How much free space do you have on your phone. I have 2.5 gigs, got the low memory warning while playing right after the update. Nothing wrong with my phone. Deleted app....no more warnings.
     
  12. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    umm.. i didnt see ANY of those apps on the app store..

    My favortite MUST HAVE apps are
    ewallet (for storing account info including passwords)
    Budget (for tracking expenses)
    shazam ( can tell youw hat song you are hearing ) *
    flipbook (lets you create pretty neat animations using photos or your own drawings)*
    pageonce (still needs some work, but is a great personal assistant with account data feed from ALL of your accounts)


    * means they are my most used to date

    oh yea, i forgot about You Note, my fav. FREE notes application - has voice, drawings, photo, typing, and web niotes.
     
  13. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm reading a lot of positive reviews of flipbook here. Whats the deal with it anyway? You draw stuff and it animates it?


    Oh, I forgot to add that I am using "Things" to manage tasks at work. Great app and will be even greater once they release the next update that allows syncing with desktop.
     
  14. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Hey Bear...After someone says there is a problem with anything iPhone related that pertains to me, I start doing some testing.

    First, I will note that I did not have a memory problem as you stated and that is why I replied.

    These are the results of my test:

    Before Sync w/AF on iPhone...iTunes= 973.7mb remaining (have 8gig)
    iPhone=973 mb remaining
    Uninstalled from iPhone...iTunes=1001 mb remaining
    iPhone=1000 mb remaining
    Reinstalled to iPhone...iTunes=971.5 mb remaining
    iPhone=971 mb remaining
    Size of Aurora Faint=24.1 mb

    There is a little discrepancy here from 1-4 mb but that could be anything during the sync not necessarily a problem in stealing space with the game, there maybe a small amount of memory leak, not sure.

    However, with the testing, their is definitely a problem. The game would not uninstall at all, I had to delete it from the iPhone. It then re-installed fine. I then decided to uninstall again and it would not for the second time. So I deleted it again and then re-downloaded from App Store. Now it will not install period. They definitely have some bugs and there may be a small amount of memory leak, that may be more so on yours.

    Just thought I would let you know and say you may have something, but now I don't have Aurora Faint :( cause it won't reload.
     
  15. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks brother...your pretty thorough. There are actually a few apps that iTunes will not uninstall...Some of the ones I know about are as follows:

    Box Office
    Urban Spoon
    Peg Jump
    AP Mobile News (I think...can't remember for sure)

    ...but I do agree there is something up with AF. I'm going to wait for the developer to acknowledge and fix the problem before I download again. Other people have reported that after using the updated AF that Netshare doesn't work right. My experience has been Teleport not working right after the AF update (since I don't have Netshare). Makes you wonder if there is something happening in the background.
     
  16. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    SFC,

    Your not testing your phone again are you? :D
     
  17. jcde7ago macrumors 6502

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    While iam not 100% sure on this, the "Low Memory" warnings that Aurora Feint gives out have nothing to do with actual storage capacity on your iPhone's flash memory...iam pretty sure it's referring to the amount of RAM free on your phone, as AF takes up a huge amount of resources to run, and most likely the game has a small memory leak that needs to be addressed. If you keep playing after the warnings, it's possible that the game will continue to run fine for 1-2 hours+, or crash within the next 15 minutes...at least from my experience.

    The only remedy for this is to restart your iphone and then play AF fresh, at least until this issue gets resolved. It is a software/game issue, not a phone one.
     
  18. Bear Hunter macrumors 6502a

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    Roger all above....That was my experience as well. App is deleted for now.
     
  19. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    LOL...no, I was walking the dog and crossed a skunk...we avoided though.

    However, you just scared the bejeebers out of me so I tested my teleport and it works just fine...phew!!!

    ....and my AF will not reload so far, so I am stuck without...this is the very first app I have problems with...dang it!!!
    Its my favorite game...email to Dev's first thing tomorrow though, I am not shy.
     
  20. Ntombi macrumors 68040

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    Here's some of what I have, with the best/most useful bolded.


    AccuFuel
    Advent
    AOL Radio
    AP Mobile News Network
    Aurora Feint The Beginning
    BoxOffice

    Break
    BreakClassic
    Carrie's Dots
    CheckPlease
    Cookie Bonus Solitaire - Free
    Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D
    Crossword Light
    Currency
    Dial Zero
    DIzzyBeeFree
    Enigmo
    Epocrates Rx
    Facebook
    Fire Drop
    Fire Words
    Flashlight
    HurryMail
    ICE
    iNote
    iPint
    iSaber
    JawBreaker
    Labyrinth Lite Edition
    LockBox
    Midomi
    Moonlight Mahjong Lite
    More Cowbell!
    myLite Colored Strobe and Flashlight
    Nearby
    NYTimes
    Pandora Radio
    PearMe
    People
    PhoneSaber
    Puluwai Real Estate Search
    ScoreMobile iPhone Edition
    Shakespeare
    Shazam
    Showtimes
    Slasher
    Sportacular
    SportsTap
    Sudoku (Free)
    Tap Tap Revenge
    Things
    TipStar
    Trism
    Urbanspoon
    WeDict
    WHERE
    Whip
    WritingPad
    Yelp
    YouNote

    YPmobile
     
  21. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    I'm going to recommend the game "Vay." It's a pretty fun RPG, if you're into that sort of thing :)
     
  22. Eric Isaacson macrumors 6502

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    While I already mentioned a few of my favorites above I'll also add Flipbook, got it last night and it is quite enjoyable.

    Eric
     
  23. StuB macrumors newbie

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    I would encourage you all to give Cubes a go.

    I tried the free Cubes Lite and enjoyed it so much I payed the massive £1.79 (or whatever it was) for the full version.
     
  24. jason.citron macrumors newbie

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    Hey Guys,
    I'm one of the developers on Aurora Feint. Archer notified me of the results of his test with hard drive space. I thought I'd just chime in here to give an official "What's going on?" for everyone.

    That dialog that pops up is triggered by Aurora Feint -- not automatically by the iPhone OS. I put it in as a courtesy to let you know that the game may crash momentarily because your phone is low on free System RAM. We use a lot of ram and various applications have memory leaks (including AF). Unfortunately, the leaks that we've verified in AF are due to leaks in the iPhone libraries that we can't fix! Hopefully they will be addressed by apple whenever they release another update.

    The hard drive space change that Archer measured is due to our save game files. We save four files in the Documents sub-folder of Aurora Feint.
    1) Your account data including character name and level stats
    2) The current state of the game (for example, the current configuration of the grid)
    3) The state of the main menu (which tab you're on, whether it's open, etc.)
    4) General game state unrelated to the specific game mode (such as what step of the intro tutorial you are on)

    On my test platform I see them using a total of 16KB. It's possible that while Archer was running his test other applications were executing and manipulating hard drive state (such as crash logs being written or the iPod). So I can't account for the total 3MB.

    Anyway, I just want to remind you that the worst AF can do is lose your AF related data or require you to reboot your phone (due to those memory leaks related to streaming audio). It cannot affect the integrity of your device.

    Feel free to e-mail or respond to my post here, and I'll check back periodically.

    Thanks for playing everyone!
     
  25. SFC Archer macrumors 68000

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    Jason,

    Thanks for responding to my email. Glad it is nothing to serious. However, alot of people on a lot of threads are getting this message that pops up about memory being low. It is popping for other apps in addition to AF, this included Teleport for me today. Shouldn't it be confined to just your app and not all apps?

    Just thought I would check, do you have any more updates at apple for approval or are we using this one for awhile?

    Again, great to know that you are involved and keeping us informed, I really miss the game today.
     

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