Friday App Trio – Lunch Hour Link Log: #7

Here’s a trio of apps you  might like:

  1. Checkmark.
  2. Scratch.
  3. Sun.
I’m not even going to describe them. You’re too busy eating lunch to bother with my descriptions.

I ♥ Instagram

Instagram is the latest little app to gain popularity with iPhone-nerds everywhere. The app takes all the good parts of online photo sharing and condenses them into a really slick package. They’ve included a good selection of dorky filters that will make almost any subject a lot more interesting than it actually is. Combine this with a really easy to use UI for liking/commenting you end up witha  really great experience. I feel like this is what the Flickr app should have been.

Speaking of Flickr, Instagram doesn’t hoard all your pictures like some apps might. It’s able to simultaneously cross-post to Twitter, Flickr, Facebook, Tumblr and Foursquare. The last two surprising, I haven’t come across an app that posts to those services before.

It’s great, but I can’t quite put my finger on what specifically excites me about this app so much. I guess it’s just made taking iPhone photos fun again.

In any case, it’s free and I think you should check it out.


Link Love or Holy Crap Sites Keep Linking iPlayPhone

I want to shout out a couple of the sites that have been promoting iPlayPhone recently.

Matt Howie – creator of metafilter –  gave iPlayPhone mention in his roundup of Recommended Kid Games.

AssociatedContent – a site I’d never heard of, but one that evidently gets over 24,000,000 visitors per month – ranked iPlayPhone #2 “Best Phone App for Kids on the iPhone.”

Review Websites

Quickfire Review:

As mentioned a few posts ago, Apple’s iTunes sales reporting tools are a joke.

In walks This site provides exactly the type of data I would expect Apple to provide. It automagically grabs your iTunes sales reports every day, then uses the data to generate Google analytics style charts and graphs.  Before using this site I only had a vague idea of how many apps I’d sold.

If you’re an iPhone developer I highly recommend you drop everything and start using this app.

(Thanks to Josh for the comment recommendation)