08
Aug
Amazing, simply amazing. I just discovered in AppStore a category that is called Apps from iPhone TV ads. I mean, it’s a super nice idea of think about it but I was not expecting to see that in there.

Well, I guess that’s we own an iPhone :P, because Apple is full of surprises and is supper innovative.

Among the apps from iPhone TV ads I discovered some new cool ones that I would like to share with you. I mean if theses apps are good to be broadcasted on national TV I bet we will like them/ want them.

So, which app that you discovered from an TV add you liked most?

Viper SmartStart for iPhone

Viper SmartStart for iPhone

free app
by By Directed
     
13304 Ratings
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Start your car from virtually anywhere with your iPhone! As seen in the iPhone TV ads.

“The coolest thing at the Consumer Electronics Show”
- CNBC

“Without a doubt, one of the coolest apps I’ve ever seen”
- GIZMODO


- Free app includes SmartPark parking spot finder, parking meter reminder, and guest membership in Viper Motor Club.
- When combined with a Viper SmartStart module in your car, you can start, lock and unlock your car from virtually anywhere. Receive push or text notification if your car alarm goes off (when installed with a Viper security system). You can even control your compatible home security system in one convenient, easy to use app.
- When combined with the new Viper SmartStartGPS module, you can locate your car, share activity on Facebook (because your car needs friends, too), and set safety notifications if your car is speeding or goes where it’s not supposed to go.


Are you tired of carrying around another clunky remote control on your keychain, or finding yourself out of range when you really need to warm up or cool down your car before getting in? Now you can securely remote start, lock/unlock, or find your car just by pushing a button on your iPhone or iPod touch, using the exciting new Viper SmartStart app from Directed Electronics, the leader in vehicle security and remote start. And, now the same convenient app also lets you arm and disarm your compatible home security system.

Viper SmartStart reviews

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Petfinder.com: Adopt Pets for iPhone

Petfinder.com: Adopt Pets for iPhone

free app
by By Phunware, Inc
     
36061 Ratings
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“The Petfinder mobile application looks better than the website!” – Macworld, April 2010

“There are a lot of apps you get that sit there, and then there are those iPhone apps that are daily visits for you. The Petfinder app is now a daily visit for us and it is beyond easy to use.” – NBCLosAngeles.com, March 2010

Now it’s easier than ever to find your perfect pet! Petfinder.com, the original and best adoptable-pet site, lets you search more than 290,000 pets from over 13,000 shelters and rescue groups. It’s also easy to share pet profiles via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail; bookmark your favorite pets; read heartwarming adoption stories and more.

** PLEASE rate our app — we want your feedback! **

On the Petfinder.com app you can:
Browse adoptable pets in your area or nationwide

Search pets by breed, age, gender and size

Swipe and select pet photos to view in more detail

View complete pet information and descriptions

Favorite adoptable pets so you can find them again

Add notes and comments to your favorite pet profiles

Share pets with your friends via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter

Petfinder.com: Adopt Pets reviews

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It’s ok (by dirty lyle’s)
Not bad bit it pulls in some from along ways away
     
Crashes (by Omahaavecir)
Boom, crash!
Also would be nice to select multiple choices (i.e. size and age) at the same time.
iCam - Webcam Video Streaming for iPhone

iCam – Webcam Video Streaming for iPhone

$4.99
by By SKJM, LLC
     
3657 Ratings
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iCam allows you to remotely monitor multiple live video and audio webcam feeds from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad over WiFi, 3G and EDGE.

iCam has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, and Good Morning America in addition to the “Dog Lover” iPhone TV Ad – http://skjm.com/news.php

Popular uses include baby monitor, pet cam, nanny cam, spy cam, and security camera.

Record and playback Motion Events and Receive Push Notifications on your iPhone when Motion is Detected by your iCamSource(s) – Visit http://skjm.com/icam/vid.php for video demonstrations.

Please note that to use iCam you will also need to download the free iCamSource software from http://skjm.com/icam/

The iCamSource software supports Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.4 and later.

iCam users also have access to iCamWeb, allowing them to connect to their iCamSource(s) from most any modern, Java-enabled web browser : http://skjm.com/icam/web/

NOTICE: If you are ever having issues please contact support instead of just leaving a bad review as we have no way of contacting you to help resolve your problem. Thanks!

iCam – Webcam Video Streaming reviews

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Security issue (by KalaGh)
The application itself works fine, the quality is also good, and works well with 3G. What I am concerned about is the security.A lot of users are not well informed about there e security and by just reading that icam requires a username and password they feel secure. Things you should know before purchasing the app:
1- anyone could connect to your camera if they use your username and password.
2- if someone else connects to your webcam, there is no way you can know. No log files and no warning messages.
3- many users could use the same username and password and connect mistakenly to other cams.
4- the software does not warn you if you use a weak username and password. For example if you use username cam and password cam, anyone could connect to your camera using this combination.
If you are to use this app, even when testing, use a complicated username and password. For example aYh23$&3 and 34?!73)

For the developers, please take into consideration the following in the next update:
1- warn users and do not allow them to use weak usernames and passwords.
2- each cam source installation should have a unique Id in addition to the username and password. Only clients with this unique Id should be able to connect to the cam source.
     
After update not working. After tech support step in back working great! (by HL22)
I have had this app for over a year now ,I never had a problem until I just did this upgrade now not working at all!
???? I update from 1.4.1 to 1.4.2 what happen?? Warning do not upgrade.

ICAM was a good reliable app until the recent upgrades now sometimes it works sometimes not at all… gives you error messages all day , works on wifi only when it works at all …the quality of the video has gone down hill even with the adjustments these guys are going backwards on each upgrade it gets worse when will someone address these issues…..Icam support team read your reviews ! Can’t you see there are many others having the same problems your rating are going down each day that alone should be a red flag there’s something wrong.
Hostelworld.com for iPhone

Hostelworld.com for iPhone

free app
by By Web Reservations International
     
935 Ratings
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Search and book over 23,000 hostels and budget properties in over 6,000 destinations worldwide. Read over 2 million user views, view property photos and descriptions and book multiple rooms quickly and easily on the go.

Hostelworld.coms iPhone app also allows you to:
- Store bookings
- Download hostels for your chosen destination that can be easily accessed in offline mode
- Filter and sort your search for all types of budget accommodation hostels, B&Bs and budget hotels
- View hostels by map and see hostels in relation to your current location
- Compile a list of favourites and save personal preferences all in one place
- Multiple currency payment

Now you really can sleep easy with Hostelworld.com on the go, wherever in the world you are!

Hostelworld.com reviews

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Can’t retrieve bookings already made (by Hmbphd)
This app is worthless until it allows the user to log into their HostelWorld account to access bookings made via another computer. Maybe I’m missing something, but I can’t see why I would use this app to book accommodation without that link.
     
It’s ok (by Grindr)
Only shows 2 hostels for Paris when I van find 50 or so online. The rest are hotels. Needs more hostels!! Otherwise it would be good.
Jibbigo Spanish English Speech Translator for iPhone

Jibbigo Spanish English Speech Translator for iPhone

$4.99
by By Jibbigo LLC
     
280 Ratings
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Limited-time promotional price on the only speech translator that will work wherever you go — no network connection required, and no risk of incurring high roaming fees when traveling.

Your own personal interpreter…available at the touch of a button! Record a phrase in one language and Jibbigo translates it aloud in the other. Its as simple as that.

Selected as one of Travel and Leisures “Best Travel Apps” of 2010.

Speak a phrase in English or Spanish and Jibbigo will translate it aloud into the other language. State-of-the-art direct voice translation and natural language processing means that you are not limited to pre-selected “canned” phrases. It is self-contained on your device, so there are no data charges and no disconnects!

FEATURES
- 40,000+ word vocabulary
- Award-winning speech recognition and voice translation as seen on Apple tv and print ads.
- Adaptation mode enables Jibbigo to “learn” your voice.
- Add name function for personal and place names.
- Searchable, bilingual background dictionary.
- Compatible with voice-over accessibility for vision-impaired users.
USES
- Travel and tourism
- Business
- Firefighter/defense/police/EMS
- Multi-cultural communities and neighborhoods


Jibbigo Spanish English Speech Translator reviews

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New version is much improved (by YesNoCancel)
The speech recognition in this version is noticeably better. That was the biggest issue with the previous version IMO, and now it’s pretty good. The translation is also better. It’s not always the optimal translation but it’s rare that it’s completely wrong. It should be practical to use this now abroad.

This version also fixes 2 smaller issues. There is a unique icon to distinguish it from the other Jibbigo apps. And there is an option to show the status bar. That last one is greatly appreciated, since I use the status bar for gestures.
     
Update broke application (by David Katz)
After the latest update, I can only see the screen asking me to "Please Select a Language Pair:" but there are no language pairs displayed to select. Please fix, thanks.
iBird Explorer Plus for iPhone

iBird Explorer Plus for iPhone

$13.99
by By Mitch Waite Group
     
833 Ratings
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IBIRD Plus–the world’s best-selling birding app–just got WAY better! This latest version of iBird is a major update, taking it far beyond all current birding apps. I’d like to tell you about just a few of the things we did to improve iBird. Many of the changes came from listening to our customers and we hope you continue to let us know what you like about the product.

UNIVERSAL APP. Most importantly iBird is now an official “universal” app meaning it works beautifully on the iPad tablet, filling the entire screen.

CONTENT. Illustrations, photos and range maps are now true HD 720p resolution.

MULTIPLE BROWSE VIEWS. You can now view species in one of four browse views: Compact, Icon, Thumbnail and Gallery.

SPECTROGRAM. To make the audio song and call feature of iBird SHINE we developed a special player control to bring a deeper insight to the inner structure of bird songs.

PHOTO SLIDESHOW. We added a photo slideshow to iBird which displays all 2,800 photos randomly while playing their song or call in the background. You can pick from family or photographer. (Find this feature to the More page.)

CUSTOMIZED HELP. Our Help files have been revamped to reveal more about iBird and they automatically adjust to iPad or iPhone screens.

MISCELLANEOUS. The Band code (North America) or BTO5 code (Europe) is displayed on every species page. We also took this opportunity to fix a variety of bugs, including one in Favorites. You can read about all of them on the About page of the app and in the Whats New section of the product page.

iBird Explorer Plus reviews

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Pro upgrade unavailable (by Math pro)
Once again the developers have screwed up. Tge home screen has disappeared with thw recent update leaving us with no way to upgrade to Pro. Furthermore I am unable to purchase tge upgrade directly from the app store. What tge heck is going on?? I told you the homw screen was a BAD idea. You should be giving loyal customers coupon codes to purchase the full version of Pro, or is that too difficult for you?!
     
Great App (by MinishEB)
I am huge into the outdoors and love to use this app…great for all the birds in PA