Review: iPhone App Store (my picks)

    Ahead of the iPhone 3G launch at midnight tonight, Apple has released the App Store. Users with iTunes 7.7 can browse all the applications, divided by category, free/paid and even download applications now!

    Until Software 2.0 is released, likely to be at 12am tonight, when the iPhone goes on sale in New Zealand, you won’t be able to use any of the applications from the app store.

    I’ve sifted through the long list of applications and downloaded the ones that seem of most interest to me.

     iPhone App Store

    Budget, Currency, Eventful, Facebook, Kyte Producer, Light, Lists, MixMeister Scratch, NearPics, Pangea VR, PhoneSaber, Pownce, Remote, reQall, Shazam, SnapMyLife, SodaSnap, Twitteriffic, YPmobile.

    A majority of the apps I’ve chosen are free, although there are a couple of paid ones. The most expensive app I came across was around AU $22.

    Overall there’s a lot of applications to choose from, unfortunately it’s certainly quantity over quality with a lot of them pretty average and quite frankly unnecessary. My biggest disappointment has to be the lack of a WordPress blogging application to match the that of TypePad that was shown off during the keynote. Screen shots from games that use 3D, other than the demo’d Super Monkey Ball, look very average, which makes me question just how good the 3D graphics really are.

    The first application I’ll be trying out will be the Remote. What are your thoughts and favourite apps, leave a comment and let me know.

    Jason Cartwright
    Jason Cartwright
    Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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