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Iddiction Announces Xplode - an App Discovery Tool for iOS Developers

Posted by Tre Lawrence on March 7th, 2014

Iddiction has announced that it is bringing its app discovery platform, Xplode, to iOS users.

According to Andrej Nabergoj, Xplode is all about helping developers. "Xplode allows mobile app developers to get quality users for free by connecting their apps together into an app network," he says via blog, "When you leverage your app network to promote your new apps or to re-engage existing users, you start to establish a following around your brand. This, in turn, drives more loyal users to your other apps. Better connected apps means better discovery."

You can register for Xplode, and hopefully start getting your app noticed a bit easier, here, on the official website.

Smash Spin Rage Review

Posted by Carter Dotson on July 5th, 2013
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Iddiction
Price: Free
Version Reviewed: 1.1
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5, iPad 2

Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Playtime: Rating: starhalfstarblankstarblankstarblankstar
Replay Value Rating: starstarhalfstarblankstarblankstar


Smash Spin Rage is two-faced. It strolls around with a pleasing concept, looking all interesting to play...then the sad, depressing reality sets in. This is a giant IAP trap.

First, the good. The concept is original: an action-RPG with a ‘character’ that’s a disembodied spirit swinging a ball and chain around to wreck up the place because of reasons. The story is presented in cutscenes that don’t make a lot of sense, but no matter: swing that ball round and round and break everything! Break columns! Break vases, they know what they did! Break skeletons into pieces! Break the hearts of enemies, then break their faces! Break everything while spinning around rapidly! Stop spinning? Spend coins to start spinning up again, or just fling the spikey ball around to break everything manually!

Playing as an object takes some getting used to, but at its core, it’s really cool. Oh, and the game supports iCloud. I started playing on my iPhone, but hadn't gotten too far in, so I expected to start over when wanting to play on the iPad, but no! My progress was there! It was a Christmas miracle!

Now, the not-so-cool stuff, which is everything around the game. The game is based on a free-to-play model and it goes whole hog with it. Coins can be earned in-game, and they can also be spent in-game on a wide variety of things. Need to heal quicker while the heat’s all about? Satisfaction is just a few coins away. Want to get up and spinning instantly? Spend some coins. Want to do more damage or become more powerful? Spend some coins. Run out of coins in-game or don’t want to grind? Buy them with real-world money!

Now, here’s the problem: saving up the coins to become better is difficult because in order to just stay afloat, spending coins on fleeting in-game items is required. It just feels like a trap to push in-app purchases, rather than an actual game, albeit one designed to push optional sales. That free-to-play balance is really important, and this one is way too imbalanced in the favor of pushing IAP. And when a game does that, it doesn’t make me want to spend money. I’ll spend it on games that treat me better.

And look, girlfriend, Smash Spin Rage just ain’t gonna treat ’cha right. He’ll come by with promises of spinning and smashing, but honey, the rage will be all yours when he expects ya ta pay. Have some self-respect, girl! Play something else! Be a strong, independent woman!

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Reef Run Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 18th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: SWIM
Familiar to Ecco the Dolphin fans, Reef Run is all about swimming around, collecting fish and defeating evil jellyfish.
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Bubble Fins Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on April 16th, 2013
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: POPPING PUZZLES
Bubble Fins doesn't reinvent the wheel, sticking to bubble popping conventions, but it is a fun and challenging take on a very familiar format.
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Add Wacky Hairstyles With Pimp My Hair

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 25th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Shooting up the Free Apps Charts is Pimp My Hair, promising to be "the best thing that has ever happened to your face."

I'll admit this now, I've yet to meet the people who adore downloading so many of the countless Photobooth style apps, but clearly there are plenty of you out there!

Pimp My Hair offers users the chance to add 40 different hairstyles in 8 varied colors to their photos. They can choose to take a new photograph or use a saved one. The fun will no doubt come from sticking weird haircuts on the photos of family pets and eldery relatives.

Once created, users can add their own caption before sharing via Facebook or Twitter.

That's about it to Pimp My Hair and I suspect I'm probably getting too old for such things but it's bound to entertain many iOS device users in need of a new way to customize their photos.

Pimp My Hair is out now and it's currently free to download.

Connect Poker Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on July 19th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: FUN MASHUP
A fun twist on the popular card game, but also quite expensive for what it is.
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