Archive | March, 2009

Agile Messenger IM review

31 Mar

For those who used Agile Messenger during  Iphone 1.14 firmware days, they will know how cool is this IM client.

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Basically, this chat client is priced at $9.99 for the first 30 days.

After that, the price of this app will change. This is similar to Beejive which is priced at $9.99 for two days and will revert to the original price after that.

I played around with the app and  have  the following impressions:

1. Agile messenger allows forwarding of your friends’ messages to your email when you are offline.

2. Agile uses its own gateway to help you stay online instead of using iphone backgrounder process which sucks up your battery. This is a server-side feature (agile’s servers) rather than a client’s side feature (eg. your iphone).

3. It is able to show offline contacts. You can turn this feature on and off.

4. You can configure the type of fonts used in your nick, status and group.You can also change the size of the fonts and configure the size of your IM icons by using the slider. Slide left to decrease and right to increase.

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5. You are able to chat with your friends in tabbed browser mode. If you want to close a particular conversation with your friend, you need to tap the “menu” button followed by a “Close” action. You are able to send pictures to the conversation from sources like your camera, photo library or saved photos.

If you got too many chat opened, you got to tap “Menu” followed by “Close” action many times. It will be good to have a small cross icon  beside the menu button to enable closing of the chat windows more easier.

6. You can enable auto-correction on to do spell-check of what you type in your chat windows.

7. You are able to check your friends’ contact information, move a particular contact to a group or even rename the contacts.

8.  You can take ad-hoc pics from your camera and send to the chat window.

9.   You can send your recorded voice message directly to the chat window by holding on the loudspeaker icon on the right and speaking through your iphone’s microphone.

10.  Agile messenger differentiates between the various IM clients  by the following colours:
–  Green for icq
–  Blue for msn
–  Yellow for AIM
–  Red for yahoo messenger
–  Grey for Jabber
–  Purple for Goggle Talk

You have to remember the color codes especially when you open too many IM clients like icq, msn all together.
This can be overcomed as the user uses this app more often. Beginners may have a hard time at first.

11. You are able to keep history of your text messages as well as voice messages  and browse them when you are online.

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12. You can add many different emoticons to your chat windows.

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Functionality: 5/5
Ease of Use: 4/5
Value for Money: 4/5
Type of users Catered for: General Users
Overall: 4.5/5

If you like what you see here in this review,

head over to iTunes and get this app for $9.99.

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Chirp! Promo Codes Giveaway Contest

31 Mar

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A while ago, I did a review for Chirp!. I managed to get some promo codes for this wonderful app. You can listen to bird songs using this app and play the memory game – guess which bird sing which song. Sound great?

Check out the review here.

Here is what you need to do to apply for the contest:

1. Name me five birds which appear in the memory game in this app.

2. Suggest 2 to 3 features you will like to see in the future updates of this app.

The features should not be in the developer’s to-do list.

I will be doing a raffles for those who provide me satisfactory answers to these two questions. The winners will be shown at the end of this post.

Music Neon Game Review

29 Mar

Previously, I review Glow! on my review site.

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Now I am going to introduce another amazing game called MusicNeon. This game lets you experience amazing visual and sound effects on your iphone or ipod touch.

The game itself is very easy to play. Your task is to rotate the neon tubes on the left and in the centre to form a path which connects the positive electrode on the left to the negative electrode on the right.

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After they are connected, all the neon tubes will be destroyed in sparks and they will be replaced with new random neon tubes from above.

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What I like about this game:


1. Each time I rotate the neon tubes, I will trigger a piano note. As the tubes are connected. the notes in the path will be replayed as one sweet-sounding piano lick with sparking neon lights. The longer the connected path, the better the music will sound!

2. The controls are great. In the main menu, I can swipe up and down to select the level I want to play. Quite innovative I will say. There are simple instructions which guide me about the controls before I begin playing Music Neon.

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3. Each time, you complete a level, the neon tubes will be collected in your “neon box”. You can play the music notes after your neon box is full.

What I dislike about this game:

1. To be frank, for a price of $0.99 and I get to hear such nice music on my iphone while I play, I have nothing to complain about. This is simply the best game I ever played which can be compared to Glow!

Graphics: 5 /5
Sound/Music: 5/5
Fun: 5/5
Addictiveness: 5/5
Value for money: 5/5
Overall: 5 /5

Get the game now on iTunes for $0.99.

Crazy Frogzy Game Review

29 Mar

Crazy Frogzy is a simple game for kids or adults.

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You will control a crazy frog called Toncho. He loves sticking out his tongue and catching bugs. It is pretty funny
when he does that.

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Your task is to help this cute and crazy frog catch and eat as many flying bugs but you must avoid the bees. Once your frog ate the bee, it will let out a scream and you will laugh at its cuteness. The controls are simple – Tilt to move and touch to jump!  Simple game with super cute graphics and animations! This game has 25 increasingly difficult levels and is priced at $0.99.

Graphics: 4 /5
Sound/Music: 5/5
Fun: 5/5
Addictiveness: 5/5
Value for money: 5/5
Overall: 4.7 /5

Get the game now on iTunes while it is still $0.99.

Upsi Runner Game Review

29 Mar

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Upsi Runner is a simple game for kids or adults.

The game lets you play as a snail. You have to guide the snail to the top of the screen dodging butterflies, bombs and monsters.

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I find this game similar to Frogger. This game goes by horizontally instead of vertically which Frogger is based on. The game controls are pretty straightforward. You need to wait and tap and hold to the right or left depending on where you want your snail to go to.

You have to be quick to get the snail to the other end. Sometimes, I find I have to wait if I miss the timing. Timing is very important to get your snail across.

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There are 3 difficulty levels in this game with 24 achievements to win and there is even an option for 2 Player race for head to head action.

Simple game but so much fun!

Graphics: 4 /5
Sound/Music: 4/5
Fun: 4/5
Addictiveness: 4/5
Value for money: 5/5
Overall: 4.5 /5

Get the game on ITunes now for $0.99!

Note: This game requires 2.2.1 firmware so if your firmware is 2.2, you need to upgrade to play this game.

Globs Promo Codes Giveaway + Feedback wanted

29 Mar

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This time, we have a game called Globs to be given away. If you are game for shooter games and like to leave feedback for the game developer. Please apply for this contest. Only those who are willing to give feedback will be granted the promo codes.

After you get the code, you have to give me the feedback via email. That is how it works. No cheaters will be tolerated.

The game review is at:
https://iphonetech78.wordpress.com/2009/03/14/globs-game-review/

Have a nice weekend,  guys.

Note: Contest is closed. The codes have been distributed.

FLIP Promo Codes Contest Giveaway

28 Mar

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I am hosting a promo giveaway for one of the game. The game is FLIP.

Tell us why you deserve this 3in1 game in this post and you stand a chance to win!