Posted by Jessica Fisher on July 16th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Texting and driving is a serious problem. According to the National Safety Council, mobile use is now the leading cause of death behind the wheel with a crash occurring every 30 seconds involving texting and driving. OMW (On My Way),by Studio Tentpole, is a free iPhone app that is trying to change that. OMW believes that many of these texts are to people you’re on your way to meet.
The app allows users to connect with the people you are going to meet and then the app creates a custom webpage where invited friends can follow your distance and ETA from any phone, tablet, or computer. The page is updated in real time so there is no need to constantly text where you are and when you might arrive.
Studio Tentpole says “The idea for OMW came when cofounder Mark Tholking was picking up his wife from her office in downtown San Diego. Every day, he would text his ETA, and every day, whether he was early or late, one of them ended up waiting outside, annoyed. He decided to build an app that could let him focus on driving while giving her updates on his location until he arrived.”
In no time flat, OMW became the featured app in the Travel section of the App Store. You can pick it up for free from the App Store.
Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 7th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
London based or simply planning on visiting soon? Jump might just be what you’re in need of.
Newly released to the App Store, the app lets you to track bus progress in real time – allowing you to not only see what bus stops are around you but also giving you the heads up on when you should start heading to the bus stop to catch your ride. In theory, it’ll mean you need never wait around in the rain for your bus again. Because, yes, London can be pretty rainy at times.
The free version of the app allows you to view what buses are coming up as well as what bus stops are nearby, while for $1.99, you can enjoy push notifications so you know when to get moving.
Posted by Jessica Fisher on June 24th, 2014 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Friendly London, by Intervox (makers of Friendly New York and Friendly Barcelona), is a travel guide for having the best time you can in London. With its insider take on local-only places, restaurants, music venues, and more, Friendly London makes finding your way around that much easier.
The app allows you to filter what you want to do by interest and includes info on opening hours, websites, and phone numbers. You can easily figure out directions as each location is pinned on a map. Friendly London also offers offline mode in the full version.
Make London feel more like home with the Friendly London app, which is available now on the App Store for free.
Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 14th, 2014 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Expedia just updated its iPhone/iPod Touch app to add a digital hub called the Media Lounge.
The Media Lounge presents users hand-picked content meant to make travel easier and more enjoyable. It allows them to download premium content every month via iTunes – stuff like travel guides, wi-fi finders, and more. The first Media Lounge offering is Over, a photo-editing app (regularly $1.99) that enables travelers to personalize photos by adding text and artwork.
All this is in addition to the saving, booking, and itinerary tools already present in the app (which, outside the update, are also available to iPad users).
The Expedia app is available for free on the App Store.
Posted by Rob Rich on July 31st, 2013 iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
Universal TranWare has been digitally improving upon taxi and limousine services for years, and they’ve just released their latest handy bit of tech onto the App Store.
NexTaxi is an app that keeps the rider’s needs in mind. Thanks to their iOS device’s GPS functionality users can call for and track a taxi, while the app finds a nearby licensed (very important) car to send. It actually integrates into the dispatching system to make finding a cab (and a fare) easier and faster. Users can also pay for their ride directly through the app with no need to fish for pocket change.
Anyone who uses cabs with any regularity can download NexTaxi for free right now and enjoy using the service throughout one of close to 50 different cities, including New York, Orlando, Iowa City, Augusta, Cincinnati, Salt Lake City, the Chicago area, and more.
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on January 17th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Four and a half-star ratedPacking Pro has been updated to version 8.3, bringing a multi-editing feature to the list and catalog data, icon badges for lists and app icons, and a Favorites folder to help streamline list building. There’s more bug fixes and extras packed in this update, so give it a shot and see what you think.
Packing Pro is a digital packing list that features an extensive, customizable catalog, several handy sample lists that can be used as templates, and unlimited, 100% customizable packing lists. A host of special functions include:
* Multi-item selection for speedy list building
* Multi-item editing for easy list & catalog management
* Collapsable categories with floating headers & running item tallies
* Numerous packing list sorting & display options
* Weight and value totals
* Favorites folder & functionality for quick, customized lists
* Send to email for print out & file sharing
* Import / export to other Packing apps and devices
* Fully customized device support for all sizes of iPhone, iPod touch & iPad
* Full multi-lingual support for English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese & Chinese (both traditional & simplified)
This week at 148Apps.com, we helped everyone looking to expand their iOS device’s musical footprint with a round-up of Bluetooth speakers. Site editor Rob LeFebvre says, “Bluetooth is a fantastic technology. It lets me connect my iPhone or iPad to a ton of different devices, including speakers, keyboards, other computers, headphones, and mice without wires. The latest version, 4.0, draws very little power and features an increased signal range of up to 100 feet.
148Apps received three different portable Bluetooth speakers recently, and we decided to put them all through their paces, to better understand which ones might be better for specific uses. We’ll be looking at the Braven 600, the CubeEdge, the Disco 2, and the Logitech Boombox.”
Over at GiggleApps.com, Amy Solomon was in a traveling mood, as she reviewed Geography Drive USA, calling it, “A wonderfully engaging educational app that teaches about American geography in ways children will love.
As one can imagine, it is not uncommon for friends and family to ask me to recommend apps for their children in grade school as many apps out there are for preschool-aged children. Geography Drive USA is a title that I can easily recommend as an application that is both highly educational and a lot of fun.”
iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
Released: 2012-11-20 :: Category: Education
And at AndroidRundown.com, our KickStarter Spotlight of the week covered Pixel Kingdom. Joseph Bertolini writes, “Today we’re looking at a game that is the brainchild of a college sophomore from Central Florida and it is a fresh take on the game-type that was popularized by games such as Plants vs. Zombies; where waves of enemies come down set lanes, and it is up to the player to deploy defenses down each specific aisle. Named Pixel Kingdom it is a small twist on this idea is that here these defenses are actively moving down their lane in an endless battlefield against the ranks of evil. Thrown in are a handful of bosses that fill multiple lanes, such as random dragon attacks.”
So there you have it – another week in the life of the 148Apps network of sites. Stick with us every day by following us on Twitter or Pinterest and Liking us on Facebook. There’s more content just right around the corner.
Posted by Rob LeFebvre on November 15th, 2012 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Travel site Expedia just updated their iPhone app (iPad coming soon) to include over 200 airlines, better search and sorting functions, and a ton of images for hotels and destinations. The update also includes a mobile-exclusive deals section, with travel deals of up to 60% off.
What’s New in Version 2.0
• Enjoy the best flight booking experience anywhere on iPhone (iPad coming soon!)
• Browse beautiful photos of the best deals near you
• Book in under 30 seconds with lightning-fast checkout
It’s a big day for Simple Machine’s word game, LEX. For one thing, it’s just been updated so that it now throws double letters into the mix, plus there are some handy bug fixes going on. To celebrate that update, LEX is entirely free to download for today only! Plus, for the coding buffs out […]