Posts tagged with App Review

Time Out London: app review

Time Out London recently launched an iPhone app, which helps users locate nearby restaurants, gigs, art galleries and more.

I've been trying the app out to see how it compares to other local listings apps like Yelp and Qype Radar...


Sccope: iPhone app review

One of the better mobile shopping comparison services I have seen so far is Sccope, which launched a mobile site  in February 2009. 

Now a new Sccope iPhone app has been released, including a barcode scanning function. I've been testing the app out...


App review: Green Flag on iPhone

Breakdown service Green Flag released an iPhone app recently, beating both the RAC and AA to create the first such app.

The 'Rescue Me' app allows users to contact Green Flag in the event of a breakdown, and provides some other useful features such as traffic updates and driving tips. 

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App review: iBarcode for iPhone

German based price search engine has just launched a new barcode scanning iPhone app, iBarcode.

The app (iTunes link) can deal with a range of barcodes (UPC8, UPC12, EAN and ISBN), which are commonly found on the packaging of consumer electricals, books, and DVDs. I've been seeing if it works...


App review: IKEA

Swedish furniture retailer IKEA has just released an iPhone app which showcases its 2010 catalogue to mobile users. 

The IKEA app provides a more environmentally friendly alternative to the paper version, but how well does it work on an iPhone?

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Mobile app review: Amazon

Online retail behemoth Amazon launched the UK version of its iPhone app this week, allowing users to search and shop from their mobiles.

I've been trying out the Amazon mobile app...


App review: Independent for iPhone

Hot on the heels of its new mobile website, The Independent has released an iPhone news app this week.

The Independent iPhone app is a departure from some other newspaper apps, as it is designed to allows readers to download all the articles while they have a decent 3G or wi-fi connection, and saves them for reading while offline.

Independent iPhone app

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App review: Barnes & Noble for iPhone

US book retailer Barnes & Noble has just launched an iPhone app which allows users to shop from their mobiles, as well as using the camera to search for products.

The retailer already has a mobile commerce site, but the iPhone app has the potential to deliver a richer experience for customers. I've been taking a closer look...


Mobile app review: Rightmove on iPhone

Property search engine Rightmove launched its iPhone app today, allowing users to search for properties by location or by using the phone's GPS.

According to Rightmove, around 95% of visits to its mobile website came from iPhone users, so releasing an app that provides the best possible experience for these users makes sense.

I compared the Rightmove and Globrix mobile websites last week, and found the iPhone optimised Globrix version the easier to use. I've been trying out the new app to see how it compares to the mobile site.


Mobile app review: Tweetdeck for iPhone

I've just downloaded the newly released Tweetdeck for iPhone, which contains all the features of the desktop version, currently the best way to organise your Twitter activity.

Having used Twitterific for mobile tweeting before, I have been using Tweetie lately, but will Tweetdeck for iPhone convince me to abandon it?


Oasis launches iPhone app

Fashion retailer Oasis launched an iPhone app this week, which allows shoppers to browse through the latest outfits, read the newsletter, and find your nearest store.

I was asking which UK retailers have mobile commerce sites earlier this week, and didn't manage to find many examples. While this app is not quite an m-commerce site, you can select items on the app and pay via the main site.