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Hook Some More Fun With MapHook's New Update

Posted by Jessica Fisher on August 1st, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

MapHook, a social discovery app that allows users to find, organize, and share interesting activities (hooks) by location, has upgraded in a big way.

The update includes the new “Liquid Social Discovery” user interface, better search filtering, integration with Foursquare, Twitter, Yahoo, and MapHook’s “CultureHook” project, and a “HookStream” dashboard featuring streaming Hooks for faster viewing of information. Users can now like Hooks and share them via social networks and email. Also, there is now an offline mode where users can create Hooks when they are not near WiFi to save on data.

You can find Maphook on the App Store for free.

Notewalk Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Angela LaFollette on March 10th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: NEARBY CHATTER
Notewalk is a geo-social playground where iOS users can create and read notes on a nearby map, and collaborate with local neighbors with ease.
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UpNext Maps Review

By Kevin Stout on May 14th, 2012
UpNext Maps have 3D maps for select cities as well as venue searches and navigation everywhere.
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Heroes vs Monsters Review

By Jason Wadsworth on April 4th, 2012
Guide a small party on an epic quest in this pocket sized RPG with some very familiar elements.
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Zombie Outbreak Simulator is Going to Hit Close to Home

Posted by Rob Rich on March 19th, 2012

People love stuff like Google Maps. There's just something about viewing satellite images of one's neighborhood that's kinda neat. Know what's even neater? Tossing customizable zombie outbreaks into the mix.

Binary Space is set to release an iOS edition of their rather popular PC sandbox thingie. Zombie Outbreak Simulator utilizes Google Maps in order to allow users to unleash the Living Dead practically anywhere. Even right in their own backyard. A number of variables can be tweaked, such as zombie speed and number of law enforcement officials, giving users tons of possible scenarios to set up and watch unfold. New to the iOS release is the ability to zoom in and out to view the action from a detached aerial view to a far more intimate low-flying bird's eye view, complete with animated characters.

Zombie Outbreak Simulator should be popping up in the App Store by the end of the month. Zombie nuts, crazy survivor types, and anyone simply looking for a fun and goofy map app will be able to get their hands on it for $1.99.

Operation: Eradicate

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on March 8th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: STEEP LEARNING CURVE
This exercise in zombie control demands lots of attention and some time invested in learning its mechanics.
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Placesaver Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Rob Rich on March 7th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FIND IT
Placesaver makes marking locations significantly easier and more user-friendly.
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BeyondDead Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on February 29th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: AMBITIOUS
Navigate a lush sci-fi horror environment filled with reanimated corpses and mysterious.
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Parallel Universe Review

Posted by Rob Rich on November 15th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Developer: Incandescence Studios
Price: $0.99
Version: 1.0
App Reviewed on: iPhone 3GS
Graphics / Sound Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
User Interface Rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar
Gameplay Rating: starstarblankstarblankstarblankstar
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: starstarstarstarblankstar


Starting up Parallel Universe for the first time was rather confusing for me. It wasn't so much that it was a complicated process, but rather that I was lacking in a proper degree of understanding. At least initially. Even after rereading the press info document (repeatedly) and restarting my map once or twice in order to experiment I was still fairly lost. It wasn't until I'd messed around with it for a couple of days that things finally made sense. For better or worse.

I'll attempt to explain Parallel Universe to the best of my ability so that anyone else attempting to play around with it won't be quite as lost as I was: It's essentially a map-making "game" that utilizes location services and 8-bit graphics. When a map is created, it just sort of exists with the chosen player character (male or female) sitting in the middle of it. Sticking to a small area for a bit will result in the construction and upgrading of buildings, while wandering through the neighborhood will create roads. After a night on the town or even a day at school, portions of the map will start to appear significantly different.

Parallel Universe is most certainly a fascinating idea. The concept of creating a personalized pseudo-fantasy world through a kind of augmented reality is more than a little novel, and watching the world change and grow around my little character is pretty darn cool. I also have to admit, the looped chiptune music fits the tone quite well and manages to avoid becoming obnoxious. So kudos to the sound designer/composer.

The problem I'm running into is that Parallel Universe wasn't really designed with New York living in mind. It doesn't run in the background so as to save battery life, which is a noble gesture but it means that cities will only begin to pop up if it's left on. And walking around Manhattan while staring at my iPhone screen isn't particularly safe. Or smart. I could leave it running and just start walking, but it would still shut itself off after a minute or so. Even sticking to one spot to build cities is fairly unimpressive, as it still requires leaving the app running and constantly tapping the screen to keep it on.

I think Parallel Universe is a fantastic proof-of-concept, but it's going to need a lot of adjustments before it's really any fun. It's more framework than fleshed-out game. I could see things like RPG-style quests, the ability to link images to specific spots on the map (i.e. taking pictures while out for a walk) or even simple stat-tracking making a difference here. I really hope we see some content updates in the future because it shows immense promise.

Ocean Encounters Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jason Wadsworth on June 13th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: ANOTHER FISH IN THE SEA
This app is really not much more than a glorified slide show of marine photography, but it does offer instant access to some first-rate images without the need to search them on the internet.
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ParkBud Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Gianna LaPin on May 27th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: LIVES UP TO THE HYPE
ParkBud is proof that functional can also be beautiful. This well-designed parking app has been soaring to the #1 position on chart after chart, and quite frankly, it does not disappoint.
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Firemint announces free update to Flight Control for iPhone

Posted by Ben Harvell on May 13th, 2010
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarstar :: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :: Read Review »

Firemint has launched an update to its popular Flight Control game for iPhone. The update, available now, includes a new map, updated graphics, safe fast-forward plus new sound and music settings.

Flight Control is a highly addictive strategy game in which users take control of a selection of airstrips and must guide different planes and helicopters to their destination. While things start off easy, you’re quickly swamped by jets and light aircraft that need to be designated a runway before they crash into others.

First things first, the new map. Windy Airfield brings a new dimension to the already frantic action with runways opening and closing at timed intervals. Users will need to keep an eye on a windsock in the middle of the level that moves around to denote a change in wind direction. The direction of the wind affects which runways are open. Aircraft already on approach will still land but you’ll have to find an alternate runway for the rest.

So far, the new map is generating excitement among players with many uploading their score to the online leader board. A Google map is currently displaying where the high scores are coming from around the world. Check it out here

Flight Control’s graphics also receive a boost in this update with much brighter colors to help you spot those incoming planes quickly.

Another big addition to Flight Control is the safe fast-forward option that was launched in Flight Control HD for iPad. There are now three speed settings from “Off” through “Locked Fast Forward”. “Safe Fast Forward” speeds up the game but alerts players when a collision is imminent and slows the game back down to normal speed so you can avert disaster. Fast forward is sometimes required during the game to speed up the action and get on to higher scores but, use it carefully or you could cause an aeronautical pile up.

As far as settings go, Flight Control will now remember a user’s sound and music settings which can be altered in the app’s Pause Menu so you don’t have to change them each time you play the game.

As an added bonus to celebrate the update, Firemint has also released a free Flight Control wallpaper for iPhone users which can be downloaded from the Firemint site here.

iPad and desktop wallpaper is also available.

This is a great update from Firemint and we look forward to many more soon as well as tweaks to the iPad app. Check it out today by heading to the updates section of the App Store via your iPhone or in iTunes and, if you haven’t downloaded the game already, do it now!

Map Social

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Ben Terrett on October 16th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: VERY USEFUL
Fed up with your two random friends on Loopt knowing where you are but your hundreds of Facebook friends not having a clue? Well have a look at Map Social and you may have just found the answer to your problems.
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iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Bonnie Eisenman on October 12th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT YET
GeoMaster is a slick-looking, simple geography app. It could easily be great, but its lack of good iPhone integration, a blurry world map, and other problems stop me from recommending this one.
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Car Mania

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Christine Morris on July 24th, 2009
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: AWESOME FUN
This is a pick up and play that you won't be able to put down. I liked it, then I liked it even more! The game starts fantastic and gets better the more you play it! Thanks Origin8!
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