The world is constantly in search of the next killer app, and the iPhone is where it all started. So with that in mind, what does Apple’s digital marketplace have to offer us in 2016, nearly a decade after its launch?
Fragment allows you to turn practically any picture into something that might grace the cover of a magazine like Pitchfork. You can experiment with your photos and images and turn them into geometric patterns. Things like creating a mirror image of the sun, or creating dodecahedrons in the middle of a picture of a barley field. Very strange, but very cool.
VSCO Cam is an app for all you budding photographers out there who wished you had a genuine SLR. Well, thanks to VSCO cam you can get part of the way there. The app allows you to control your iPhone’s native camera, giving you control over shutter speed and white balance. You can also adjust focus and exposure levels in different parts of the frame.
After you’ve taken your image, the app then allows you to make a host of adjustments. You can adjust the exposure levels, change the colour temperature of the image, and deskew your work.
The great thing about the app is that it allows you to edit your pictures without destroying the original, or subsequent, images. What’s more, the app also allows you to sync your work between devices. So you can take the picture with your phone and then edit it on your desktop.
CallerSmart app on iPhone lets you know exactly who is calling you. The app works by using its custom database, which contains literally millions of phone numbers. When somebody calls you and the number is not in your phone book, the app consults its database and then tells you who the call is from.
This app is a lifesaver for any busy business people out there who never know whether a call is from a legitimate customer or not. This app means no more mystery caller ID or unknown texts on your iPhone. You get to see who called every time.
The app comes in a paid-for premium version.
If you’re old enough, you’ll remember the Tamagotchi craze of the mid-1990s. Everybody wanted a pet on a pocket-sized computer. Neko Atsume recreates the cuteness of the Tamagotchi on the iPhone, this time with cats.
If you’ve ever wanted to collect a load of cats and dress them up in uniforms, then this is the app for you. The app requires you to charm the little fellows with toys and treats.
You’ll be pleasing cats with names like Lady Meow-Meow. Good luck.
Don’t Starve: Pocket Edition
Don’t Starve has had unprecedented success on platforms like Steam on PC. And now it’s come to the iPhone. You play as a survivalist trying to escape an intractable wilderness. Along the way, you have to use your imagination to craft your way out of trouble and keep yourself safe.