Speed Fiend Promo Codes Awarded


On March 2, 2009

Thanks to Jake of Scatter Circuit, the developer of my favorite card game on the iPhone, Speed Fiend, each of the following WOiP members has just been awarded with a promo code to download the app for free.


I’m sure they’ll get addicted to the game in no time!

Mobile Web Market Share- iPhone Takes Over 66%



I love browsing on the iPhone. Even without flash it is a great experience.

In fact, during a brief visit with a Nokia N810 last month thanks to my friend Jamie, I was reminded just how MUCH I like the iPhone for mobile browsing. Well it turns out I/we are in good company. According to AppleInsider

Quick Look – 43 Things



I was on Amazon earlier looking for some books for my new Kindle when I saw an ad for 43 Things. It caught my eye so I took a closer look. Here’s the general idea…

Write down your goals

People have known for years that making a list of goals is the best way to achieve them. Why is that? First, getting your goals in writing can help you clarify what you really want to do. You might find you have some important and some frivolous goals. That is OK. You’ve got space for 43 Things on your list. Not every one of them has to change the world (but save room for the ones that might).

Get Inspired

What do you want to do with your life? It is not an easy question to answer – and you shouldn’t have to answer alone. Browse 43 Things to find out what others want to do. You might find some goals you share. Click the “I want to do this” button to add a goal to your list. Got an idea for a new goal? Just type it in the text box on the homepage or at the bottom of any page on the site. Bam. Now, it’s your thing.

Share your progress

We all have stories about what we care about. Writing down your progress on a goal can help someone else learn about something you both want to do. When you see a goal you’ve achieved, click on the “I’ve done this” button and share a story about how you did it.

Best of all, there’s a free iPhone app. So I grabbed it and took a closer look…

New In The App Store – Bang Bang



Want a Koi Pond in your pocket? There’s an app for that.

Want to play God to some islanders? There’s an app for that.

Need to cast a voodoo spell? There’s an app for that.

Heck, there’s even a vibrating app for when "your neck is sore" and nothing would feel better than a vibrating cell phone. 

So why in the world did it take so long to turn the iPhone into a gun?  Well at long last… there’s an app for that.

We’ve tried it and we have a few thoughts…

Saturday Quick Takes – VooDude and Pocket God


On February 28, 2009

Aspyr recently introduced VooDude. If ever you wanted the opportunity to take your aggressions out on an inanimate object this is the application. VooDude presents you with the image of a stuffed figure made of burlap with a button for an eye. Like any good voodoo doll you are left to abuse the figure in any way you wish. You can stick it with pins — and it makes a sad sound. You can fry the little sucker and listen to him sizzle away. You can use the touchscreen of the iPhone to spin him around. And you can stretch him and make him cry out in pain. And if that isn’t enough you can take a picture with your iPhone or grab one from your photo library and pasted onto the VooDude. That way you’re not just getting out your aggressions in a general sense but on a specific individual, no less.

At your mercy…

Saturday Quick Take – Pocket God



Pocket God lets you play God to bunch of cute little islanders. You can cause the sun to go up. You can cause the sun to go down. You can make boulders drop on poor little islanders and then possible to boulders and the islanders into the water. You can make lightning strike, coconuts drop and showers come. You can choose to have one little native, two little natives, three little natives, all the way up to six little natives. And you get to play God to them. If they last five minutes you then have the option to make them dance their little native dance.

What kind of god would you be? Benevolent or vengeful? Play Pocket God and discover the answer within yourself. On a remote island, you are the all-powerful god that rules over the primitive islanders. You can bring new life, and then take it away just as quickly. Exercise your powers on the islanders. Lift them into the air. Throw them in the water. Propel them into the horizon. Show them who’s boss!

Pocket God is an episodic microgame for you to explore, show your friends and have fun with. We have been growing the game with the help of player suggestions! What sort of godly powers would you like to see added?

And the features keep coming…

– Click the plus button (top left) to create new islanders
– Levitate the islanders into the air by pressing your finger on an islander and moving them upward.
– Propel them into the distance by running your finger across the islander from below. Hint: Aim for the volcano!
– Generate an earthquake by shaking your iPhone (or iPod Touch) up and down
– Alter gravitational forces by tilting and rotating your iPhone (or
– Change weather by touching sky and dragging quickly to right or left
– In stormy weather conditions, touch cloud and drag down to generate lightning
– Switch day and night by pushing the sun or moon behind horizon
– Feed the islanders coconuts
– Crush and bowl islanders over with a rock
– Tap the screen to make the islanders dance (Episode 7’s unlockable)
– Lift the shark out of the water, throw him around, drop him on the islander heads!
– Use an islander as shark bait!

New In The App Store – WDHA (and a piece of personal nostalgia)



During my teens years in North Jersey in the early 80s there was only one radio station worth mentioning- 105.5 WDHA The Rock of New Jersey! (back then it was the Rock of North Jersey).

WDHA served up the best rock, had the coolest DJs and offered something else that would have kept the RIAA up late at night– at 11pm they played a full LP (that’s Long play (LP) record albums for you kids out there) each night with just one break between sides. 

Yup, I didn’t know any better and night after night I would stay up late enough to hit record on a 90 minute Memorex cassette before going to sleep. (I know, I know… for shame.)

Anyhow, WDHA was directly responsible for my lifelong love of rock so seeing an iPhone app for it brought back tons of good memories.

Now you don’t have to BE in Jersey to rock like it…

The app is simple and streamlined (read, has few features) but, hey, we’re talking WDHA, the Rock of New Jersey here so what could be bad????

You can get the WDHA Player here.

App Update – SugarSync 1.5




Not to be outdone by ZumoDrive, cloud storage company SugarSync broke out version 1.5 of their iPhone app tonight.

SugarSync claims their app is…

…the first true "push file sync" iPhone application.

New in this version of the iPhone app…

Feeds Codes Awarded



Promocodes for Feeds went to WOiP readers…

dbng  (How could you NOT win, having mentioned Gear Diary?!!)

A list of readers favorites after the break! Thanks to everyone who entered and helped create a great list of feeds for… Feeds


You can get Feeds HERE in the App Store for $2.99.

DataViz Documents To Go for Apple iPhone On Track For Q2 Release


On February 27, 2009

We just got an update from the folks over at DataViz letting us know that the much anticipated Documents To Go for Apple iPhone app is on track for a second quarter 2009 release.


Among early rave reviews is this from PC Magazine’s Sascha Segan

"there’s finally a decent word processor for the iPhone."

We’ll keep you updated as we get more information.

Now if Apple would just update the bluetooth so we could use an external keyboard….