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This Week at 148Apps: November 12-16

Posted by Chris Kirby on November 19th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

This week at 148Apps.com, site editor Rob LeFebvre reviewed some exciting new printer technology for everyone with an iOS device: "The Lantronix xPrintServer is one of those rare bits of networking/printing hardware that just…works. I can’t be more effusive in my praise for this device, having been an IT coordinator for a small office in which printers and the network printing thereof was a weekly headache for my staff and I.

The tiny little plastic xPrintServer comes in a nicely packaged box, which includes a plug with several adapters for various national plug configurations, an ethernet cable, and the device itself: a cute little white plastic rectangle that isn’t much bigger than an iPhone 5. One of the short ends of this device has a port for the ethernet cable, the power adapter and a USB port."

Want more? Read it all at 148Apps.

Over at GiggleApps.com, reviewer Amy Solomon took a closer look at Toca Tailor, saying, "Toca Tailor is the new, highly anticipated universal app that allows children to create their own clothing from a plethora of options.

Toca Boca is well known for what they call “digital toys,” wonderfully themed apps that children can play with in the same fashion as their other classic toys.

Toca Tailor reminds me of my old toy “Fashion Plates” where one could select from a series of plastic head, top and bottom plates, be it skirt or pants choices to create different fashions as one would make a relief, rubbing a crayon on paper placed over these plates with their raised designs. I have very fond memories of this toy, yet I was well aware even as a child that the different outfits one could make were not unlimited."

Indulge your inner fashionista, and learn more at GiggleApps.

Finally, Carter Dotson explored a paradox at 148Apps.biz: "Thursdays are all hype. Despite being the big release day for many new apps, there’s actually very little benefit to marketing or downloads in this period, according to ad firm Chartboost, and every other day has different benefits versus Thursday.

First, according to Chartboost, Wednesday is actually the most popular release day, because it’s the day right before Apple updates their featured lists on the iPhone and iPad App Stores. In reality, what’s happening is that developers are scheduling releases for midnight (0:00) on Thursday, and because apps get released at that time worldwide, which winds up being 11pm eastern in North America due to the Atlantic Time Zone, these apps start appearing on Wednesday.

But here’s the thing: that Thursday is actually a lousy day to be promoting apps."

Intrigued? Read more at 148Apps.biz.

And that brings us one week closer to Thanksgiving here in the US. Be sure to follow us right here, or on Twitter or Facebook for the latest news, reviews and holiday sales. See you next week, smart shoppers!

Looking for Free Apps? The Daily App Dream Has Your Back

Posted by Blake Grundman on December 7th, 2010
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If there is one thing that everyone loves, it is paying nothing still receiving something awesome in return.  Here and there we have seen scattered sales pop up across the App Store, but the problem has always been trying to pinpoint when and where such sales would occur.  Luckily for all of us, the Daily App Dream has now opened its doors and is at your service.

Both a website and an app itself, the Daily App Dream is your new source of everything free in the App Store.  The developers have already committed to promoting up to three free releases every single day, with at least one freebie scheduled for every approaching number on the calendar.  Here are a few of the key features of the app itself:

  • Get access to new free games and apps every day!

  • Jump straight to the "Write a review" page of any of the apps and quickly give developers feedback!

  • Where possible, read critics reviews of the App's within the App itself from major review sites.

  • Link to facebook and let your friends know about the free games on offer each day so that they don't miss out!

  • Let us know about the Apps you Dream of being FREE so we can see if we can make your dream come true!

  • Opt-In to push notifications so we can let you know about any major games going free that you cant afford to miss out on getting!

Everything about this idea just seems like a brilliant plan for everyone involved.  First off, it costs developers absolutely nothing to use the service, and it will help provide them with some much needed exposure.  Secondly, the people running the site get the chance to give back to iOS consumers everywhere.

If you are not on the bandwagon already, what are you waiting for?  When it comes to free apps, you have literally NOTHING to lose.


'Toki Tori' Promotions Contest

Posted by Chris Hall on May 17th, 2009

We normally would condense press releases like this into easy to read morsels, but I want the power of the 3rd to last sentence to hit you as hard as it hit me. According to Two Tribes and Chillingo, you could, and I quote, win "a chicken to be adopted in your name". How cool is that!

Read on for the full press release and and awesome video. Enjoy!