How to get paid iOS apps for free

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If you are a newbie to iWorld then you would be really annoyed by the free apps which dont have much features and you will not have enough money to pay or your dad will not give his credit card for you and stupid ads getting popped up at unwanted times. Here are some tips where you can purchase some paid apps for free.

According to apple if you once download a app from appstore it belongs to you for lifetime. So some companies will release their paid app for a limited time as free or drop their price. Keep looking out for them is the easiest way to get the paid app for free.

Appshopper is a website that provides the list of iOS/Mac apps which goes free for a limited time. So the best is to visit this website daily and find the popular iOS apps that has gone free or dropped in price. Just click the buy now button that will open the app in iTunes and click the download button. If you really dont want that app right now but it may be useful in future just download it and cancel the download at once the app has started downloading because it will make you own the app for lifetime.

Apple will release a outstanding-superintuitive-awesome-amazing app free for a week. Which you can checkout at the home page of iTunes. When i am typing this blog Plants Vs Zombies is free app of the week by Apple(which is normally priced $7 for iPad HD and $3 for iPhone). Those who are diehard fan of PvZ this is absolute jackpot for them. This is the most simple method of purchasing a really good paid app for free. A big thank to apple for this.

There are also many iOS applications which will keep track of pricedrops and freebies. Some of them are here

Free App a Day

App of the Day

App Gratis

Apps Gone Free

These apps provide you notifications of some interesting price dropped apps.

Mostly some companies will give out all their applications for free. So also watch out for the developer companies and their products. For example they may drop the price for all thier applications when they release a new app or company founded day or some 100000 applications downloaded day. So cross your fingers for that.

Free of anything that always makes us smile. Just grab the opportunity when it is there 🙂

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The Backpack

So now a days rate of digital equipment’s for person increasing at exponential rate. Where people carry machines like work phone, personal phone, iPod, office laptop,  personal laptop, a tablet and the list goes on. So i measure these gadgets in backpack with the length of the wires that they need to use these silicon machines. Probably my digital equipment measure is 25meters/backpack(That includes my dell charger, macbook pro charger, iPod Touch cables, Samsung Android cables, A spike buster).

Last week a backpack fiasco emerged after Steve Wozniak(Steve Jobs friend who cofounded Apple) opened his backpack to the whole world of what he carries in it. After seeing his backpack you can absolutely say this guy is a tech-loving-silicon-friendly-mobile-fanatic-digital-freak. This guy carries around a ton of digital crap with a lot of iOS and android in it. I can measure his digital equipment rate as 500meters/backpack.

So this is his comment on his backpack

Steve Wozniak

Some mornings I open my email and I receive something incredible like this: the awesome contents of Steve Wozniak’s backpack. What you see above (click to expand) is just his charging setup—there’s even more! Here’s Woz to explain it himself—J.

You might think this is abnormal for me but, to the contrary, it’s customary.

Every extension cord and USB adapter and USB cable shown here I carry all the time in my backpack with a few exceptions:

• one Belkin AC tripler with dual USB I carry in my suitcase
• one dual USB adapter is from Janet’s travel stuff
• Canon battery charger is carried in the camera bag
• firewire HD I carry in my suitcase
• Verizon 3G mifi adapter (standard micro USB screws up this mifi, have to use their awkward connecter)

Almost every USB cable is retractable.

Every device shown, I carry in my pockets or in my backpack all the time except:

• 2 iPhones, an iPod nano and an iPad belonging to Janet.

Some people ask how heavy my backpack is. There are a lot more things in my backpack including

• the AirPort Express and MacBook Pro 85W magsafe adapter, which are out of sight in this photo,
• bluetooth mouse,
• binoculars,
• projector connectors,
• multiple Gameboy Lights (a Gameboy sold in Japan but never in the U.S.),
• Gameboy link cables,
• plenty of foreign AC adapters,
• prism glasses for watching movies in bed,
• sunglasses,
• earplugs for concerts,
• Ultimate Ears UE18 earplugs for flights,
• Gameboy link cable,
• tons of pencils for pencil games on flights,
• tons of pens,
• tons of sharpies,
• tons of paint pens (signing),
• red-blue-purple-yellow-green laser pointers,
• credit cards,
• hotel cards,
• airline cards,
• hard rock card,
• medical cards,
• small accessories like olloclip iPhone lens adapter,
• Square,
• flash keys,
• flash media adapters,
• cigarette lighter dual USB adapter,
• audio doubler cable,
• iPad USB/SD Card adapters,
• toiletries for hotels,
• batteries of many types (AA, AAA, CR2, CR128, odder types for things like my bag beeper for locating my suitcase)
• eyedrops,
• $2 bill pads,
• pencil puzzles,
• itineraries for upcoming travel…

I usually say that my backpack weighs 50 pounds. I’m not sure but I have to carry it every step through airports. I’m sure that I’m shorter now than before and I don’t walk as fast. Everything has its place in my backpack.

Sometimes TSA takes a long time unpacking it. A couple of times they asked me to take out everything electronic and I asked for seven bins, all of which I filled (only 2 half-size), plus my MacBook Pro, plus the bag. All of that through the X-ray machine. Then repack it.

Nothing in my backpack goes unused, although the bluetooth mouse is close.

So whats yours?

Best 0.99$ Games worth Buying in iPhone

Angry Birds Space

As a personal AB fan this space is worth playing for almost 30 hours of gameplay. With their new world space, new birds, new super powers  this game is always the best mobile game. No need of more info get out and play that.

Cut the Rope

Omnom is a beautiful creature loves to eat candies. But how to feed it? You just have to Cut the Rope. With this amazing creative glossy user interface, pass through levels with spiders, spikes, sliders and of-course the ropes to feed the candy to omnom. If you finished this game and got addicted you do a experiment with Cut the Rope Experiments.

Where is my Water

You have a friendly crocodile here named Swampy who really loves to take bath. So whats your task is to give enough water to swampy to take bath. With extrordinary water effects, gears, pipes, acids you can time pass a lot in here with a little bit of usage from your brain.

Tiny Wings

One sentence for you. This is the iPhone Game of the year awarded by Apple. Then why don’t you buy it. Your target is to pass the bird to as many as islands by swooping through the curved plains. Though very simple it is pretty addictive.

Blueprint 3D

This is by far the best 3D app. Yet you dont need 3D glasses to play. It just renders any real life object into pieces and lines in 3 dimension and you have to fit the piece together to form the object by some swipes and rotates. The user interface is simply the best.

Cut the Buttons

Here comes my multitouch master game. This game you have to use two of your fingers(Your Thumb and Indexfinger) to hold the scissors. Then you will be given a array of clothes with buttons on it. Now start cutting the buttons before the clothes disappear with the buttons. Dont try to cut the steel button you may trigger a quake.

Fruit Ninja

Combination of chinese ninja style kungfu and colorful fruits makes this a great addictive app for kids. Simple mission, you cut these juicy fruits when it pops out. Beware of the deadly bombs or you end up loosing the game. Get your eyes on three different type of games to juice up your phone.

Slice It

You can become a real mathematical engineer here. Slice the squares rectangles polygons and many other shapes to split it equally. Simple but mathematically addictive. Worth buying for time-passing on your 11 finger.

Doodle Jump

Jump, Jump and Jump again on the bars to levitate the doodle up in the air. With accelerometer comes to focus on moving our hands left and right, this game is quite thrilling.

Bike Baron

Those who have played some of the monster trucks rally bikes in small flash games you would love this app. The exciting bike stunts, collectibles with time limit you will not put your phone aside. Start applying some torque to this game.

Flight Control

You are controlling the airfield you have constant planes incoming to your field so guide them safely to the base. Thats all you have to do, except it gets tuff when time goes as lots of planes comes to your base. Its all about tackling the path. Don’t make the call MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY we are being Hit.

Rail Maze

Trains! Interesting vehicle in the world. You can do something with that in this app You guide them to destinations with tweaking some the ledges, moving the tracks and completing the path. If not you could derail some trains so don’t make the Unstoppable Stoppable.

As a gamer would love your choice of apps. Please comment if you have your best iPhone games.

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Titanium Appcelerator – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

So developers here we go.

You probably heard this word Titanium or Appcelerator when you want to go for a Hybrid app development. That is you want to create once and have to deploy the app in both Android market and Apple appstore.

So i have jumped into this TA and had a experience with it and found its good, bad and ugliest features.

The Good Part

If this is the question – One time development and multiple platform deployment? The answer for it is the TA. The beauty of TA is that it does not use resource files to create a webview based app(Like Phonegap) instead it uses javascript notation and creates a native(iOs or droid) compatible files which can be compiled by thier native compilers.

This thing also accepts all basic native controls(Tableviews, Switch) each respective to their platforms supporting features like accelerometer, GPS, Push Notification manager etc.

Modules. Modules are the codes that we develop in native way and insert it into our TA app. For example you can add a module like Map that shows routes from one point to another point. This(Drawing Routes in Map) cannot be done in TA so it has a option to create that module in native and include it inside the app.

The Bad Part

If you think of a very small app just with small amount data with less than 10 screens and very little amount data from services, you are good to go with TA. But if you take a huge complex app then you have to face a lot of consequences at the end maintaining the app. These TA guys have been saying the memory has been fixed and i am not sure how far they have fixed.

If you are a iPhone programmer then you would probably miss the sexy, freaky, funky Xcode IDE’s animating breakpoints, pragma markings, helvetica font, Interface builders, finding methods, auto suggestions. I kinda miss them in Titanium IDE.

The thing I found in my experience is it takes more time to debug and deploy the code.

The Ugly Part

There are lot of Let-Me-Punch-My-Face, Why-I-Choose-Titanium, This-Is-Driving-Crazy situations  when i worked with Titanium.

Each time I quit the simulator and run the build there is a iOS simulator process accumulating on the physical memory(RAM) after some 5 to 6 hours of coding what ever you do the simulator wont run and only solution is to restart the system.

You have a lot of traceback issues and there is no accurate solution for it. Only hope for me is to close Titanium IDE and start again or to restart the whole system.

The documentation is so worthless all you know is properties and event listeners. The explanations are so bad.

The Climax

As a developer i really appreciate Titanium for creating this hybrid app development. By far i can tell you that this the best hybrid app development tool around the mobile nerds.

And there is always the but

So if you have a project that is very simple. You can go for TA. If you want a app that has complex functionality then I would advice you to go in native way.