Christmas Apps and Honey
On this episode of I’d App That, We talk about Sony’s new mobile games studio and Google’s new Trusted Contacts app that lets people find you and your Android phone in emergency situations. And in reviews, the Hosts bring us Christmas Apps and Honey, the Chrome Extension. Then Peter gives us his impressions of the PCMag.com’s Encyclopedia app.
Sony’s new mobile games studio is making Hot Shots Golf, Parappa the Rapper, and more
In March, Sony announced the formation of ForwardWorks, a new game studio that would focus on creating “full-fledged” mobile games based on PlayStation franchises. Today, it’s revealing the first batch of those games: new titles in the Hot Shots Golf, Wild Arms, Arc the Lad, and What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord? series.
In addition, games based on Parappa the Rapper, Doko Demo Issho, and Boku no Natsuyasumi will come later on. Square Enix is also collaborating with ForwardWorks on an as-yet unrevealed mobile project, as is Nippon Ichi Software with its Disgaea and Yomawarifranchises.
The ForwardWorks initiative includes something called Project Field, a Sony-developed trading card platform that works together with a smartphone app. ForwardWorks is developing content for Project Field, and the first release will be based on Level 5’s smash hit Yo-Kai Watch series.
Google’s new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location during emergencies
Trusted Contacts lets you add people with whom you want to share your whereabouts, whether it’s your GPS location or if you’re online. During a crisis, friends and family members can request your status to see if you’re safe, and you can respond with your location to let them know you’re okay, or deny the request. If you do not respond within five minutes, the app will automatically broadcast your location to the contact, or your last known location if your phone is offline.
Stop searching for coupon codes and sales. Click on the Honey button during checkout and Honey will automatically apply coupon codes to your shopping cart. Click on the Honey button on a supported online store and instantly see all the coupons and sales available for the store.
Christmas Piano with Free Songs
Play along and sing along to Christmas carols on a real piano right on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch! Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit, this piano includes some of the most popular Christmas carols. Every song includes sing along lyrics that highlight in time with the music making caroling easier than ever! You can also learn to play christmas songs geared for all ages and skill levels!
Give yourself an early Christmas present and download the Christmas Piano with Free Songs today!
Santa’s Bag – Christmas Gift List
“Santa’s Bag is a smart shopping list manager for iPhone with a Christmas twist.” The New York Times
On Forbes List: “8 Santa-Approved Apps For Big Savings This Season”
Revolutionize your Christmas shopping experience with Santa’s Bag for iOS. Import Recipients, Set Budgets, Plan Gifts, Create Wishlists & Shopping Lists, Track Progress, Share – and so much more. Each step is carefully designed to make sure you don’t forget anyone or anything. Christmas shopping has never been easier or more fun!
The encyclopedia you’ve used and loved for years on PCMag.com. All 25,000 definitions are stored on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, and you can easily switch back and forth between the encyclopedia and the PCMag.com mobile Web Site.
There is simply no other reference about computers that is as succinct, consistent and designed to “really teach” you this industry.
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