As the mobile app count passed a million mark, 2011 has been a great year for the smartphone users. Apple released some exiting products such as iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for the iOS and for Android a plethora of devices were launched that include Amazon’s Kindle Fire. As an app reviewer, I have listed a few iPhone apps, which I think could make an impact in 2012.
Vidify: As iOS devices have HD video recording ability, apps like Vidify make the most of it. With this app, users can edit their videos inside the iPhone. They can add audio, cross dissolves effect, fade in - fade out effects and sepia or warming filters and they can also adjust video length, video resolution and edit speed. I find it really easy to add an audio file, but it needs some sort of expertise to master the other areas of the app. This app has already been called as Instagram for videos. Vidify is compatible with Phone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod Touch (4th generation), iPad 2 and it requires iOS 4.3 or later. It costs USD 1.99.
iCircuit Training: This is an iOS app that helps users do all the workouts without the help of any equipment. It has 18 pre-designed circuits and 50 exercises classified under three levels of difficulties - Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. To do specific workouts, there are options like Upper, Lower and Whole Body. It has images and videos to guide the users, but it needs active internet connection to play the videos. As this app has a lot of images, it is a bit bulky and I think, the UI needs some rework regarding the look. However, iCircuit Training is a great app for the users who want to do workouts from the luxury of their home and at zero cost. It is compatible with iPhones and iPads running iOS 4.2 or later and it costs USD 1.99.
Goldman HD: Goldman HD is a game app where the objective is collecting the gold by guiding the miner to blast the mine. There are 8 grounds and the users need to use the right kind of bomb for every ground. He can also use some super weapons during his endeavor. The graphics and the sound effects are amazing in Goldman HD. This game doesn’t have any complicated rules and has 100 amazing levels. This app would look even great, if it has a help section. Goldman HD is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad and it requires iOS 3.2 or later. This app costs just USD 0.99 and there is also Lite version available for free.
App Store has seen the arrival of a lot of good apps in 2011. Let us hope for a more productive 2012. We checked over 4,000 apps last year. Among them, we hope these few apps could perform well in 2012. Our evaluation process is generally based on the design and usability. If you think, you too have found a great app, please let us know at Alpha Digits. Wish you all a happy new year!!!