Coming up, we have the creator of SyncPad, we’re talking about Apple’s massive first quarter, and it’s all about reference on Planet of the Apps.
TakeTake is a startup that lets you post reviews about your favorite products, and see what your friends say as well. For example, if you own an iPad, you can create a profile on TakeTake, and say all the reasons why you love your iPad. If you’d like an invite for when they launch, you can request one at www.taketake.com, just give them your email address, and they’ll send you all the info.
Apple Crushes Expectations
Apple released their first quarter financial report this week and exceeded analysts expectations by more than $2Billion. This news actually overshadowed Steve Jobs’ announcement that he was taking a medical leave for an undetermined amount of time. As Jacob pointed out, the timing of the announcement could have been a factor.
A company called ShopKeep has developed an iPad based cash register that features AirPrint and even rings when a sale is processed. Here’s a video demonstrating it in a coffee shop inside Grand Central Station in New York City.
Vopium is a great way to call internationally without paying high fees to do so. How it works is, you make a call to Vopium’s local number, and Vopium will route the call for you so you can talk to your friends abroad for about a tenth of what it would cost normally. Vopium is available on the Apple App store, the Android market, the Ovi Store, and Blackberry app world. You’ll get 15 minutes free and 15 free text messages, and after that’s it’s pay as you go.
Planet of the Apps!
Andrea’s first app this week is Dream Guide. It’s a catalog of dreams. While Andrea does appreciate that it’s free, it looks like a text document. Better to avoid this one.
Oxford American Dictionary
Jacob’s first app this week is the Oxford American Dictionary. It’s $14.99 but despite the cost, Jacob thinks it’s worth it if you’re into word discovery. If not, just use dictionary.com or another free resource.
101 Language Learning Tips
Andrea’s next app this week is 101 Language Learning Tips, another list style app. The app is just a text document that has been ported to the iPad.
Jacob’s last app this week is Articles. This app is a Wikipedia browser that’s a great way to browse the site. The app also wins Planet of the Apps this week.
Thanks to Davide Di Cello. See you next week!