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iPhone apps: EvoLoopr, Fret Surfer, Falling Balls

updated 10:45 am EST, Fri January 23, 2009

iFound, PCalc

  • EvoLoopr ($3) uses an algorithm that is customized through the users preferences to create musical loops. Users can listen to a set of loops that have been generated and then tell the application which ones they like most. The algorithm will then adjust itself further based on selections allowing each new set of loops to better fit the users preferences.

  • Fret Surfer Bass Trainer ($3) is a tool for bass players that can be used to help memorize the fretboard. There are two different methods that can be used for learning, fret by note and note by fret. Each mode can be customize with which strings and frets to be quizzed on, allowing users to focus on their weakest areas.

  • Falling Balls (free) is a simple game for the iPhone and iPod touch that uses the accelerometer as its main control input. Players are a stick figure that is trying to avoid become flatten as a result from falling balls. Players move their character back and forth by tilting the device and for every ball they avoid their score will rise. The application also features a high score counter allowing players to compare their best scores with others.

  • iFound (free) is a location-based application that can help users find their locations and points of interest around them. The application breaks locations down into several categories including restaurants, gas stations, lodging, shopping centers, etc. Each location within the categories includes an address and the application can provide driving directions from the users current location to the desired destination.

  • PCalc Lite (free) is an advanced calculator that includes additional features not found in the iPhone's default calculator. It includes an RPN mode, undo and redo, unit conversions, constants and two different themes.

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