Grocery iQ is a lifestyle app that will streamline your grocery shopping experience, saving you both time and money. It allows you to create a shopping list from a large database that contains millions–yes, millions!–of items and categorizes them by aisle. If you can’t find a particular item in the database, you can also add your own unique items. You also have the ability rearrange aisles according to your shopping patterns and/or create custom aisles for any list or any store. As you put items in your cart, simply check them off one by one until your shopping is done.
With this app, there is no excuse for forgetting to buy anything on your list! Here are some of the other great features found on Grocery iQ:
- Text, bar code or voice search: You can look up items using any or all of these methods. Point your camera at a bar code to add it to the list or use advanced voice search options to add a group of items to the list at the same time. As with most apps that use voice recognition, you may experience problems from time to time. For instance, if you need to add “peanut butter” to your list, it sometimes adds two separate items: “peanuts” and “butter.”
- Favorites list: Quickly and easily add household staples such as milk, bread, eggs and more to your shopping list.
- History list: Keeps track of your recent purchases and allows you to create new shopping lists from history lists.
- Sync list: This is probably the most useful feature found on Grocery iQ. It allows one user to create a shopping list and sync it to another device. A spouse, friend or roommate can then pick up the necessary items for you.
- Coupon locator: Recommends coupons according to your shopping list and allows you to search for coupons. You can then print or e-mail coupons as needed. If you have a loyalty card for a particular store, you can also add the coupons to that.
This must-have grocery shopping app is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad–even the first generation iPad–as long as the mobile device is running iOS 4.2.1 or a later version. Of course, some of the functionality such as the bar code scanner will be lost without a camera on the device.
Overall, Grocery iQ is a convenient, time-saving app that will make your grocery shopping experience more efficient. Best of all, the app is free! We highly recommend this app and give it 4-1/2 out of 5 stars! If the voice recognition feature worked a little better, we would give it 5 out of 5.
Top Five Worst Ideas for Tablet Apps
Apple’s “There’s an App for That” has proven true very often. Some of these bad app ideas, take it to the extreme and should never be developed if it can be helped:
1.Tablet Ping Pong Paddle
This tablet app lets you use your tablet as a ping pong paddle, recording each hit for later analysis to improve your ping pong skills. An additional handle device would need to be attached to get the real look and feel of a paddle.
2.Tablet Rotating Circular Disc of Throwing
Popular on college campuses, parks and beaches across the globe, a Frisbee simulation app for your tablet lets you hurl your tablet to your friends with the real look and feel of an actual Frisbee.
3.Tablet App, Bullet Proof Shield
This app displays the image of a bullet proof shield and gives the wielder of the tablet an over inflated feeling of protection from bullets.
4.Weight Loss Motivator
The tablet app weight loss motivator asks its users to use their tablet as a scale. The app will then report helpful messages to motivate the user to lose weight.
5.The IAMParanoid Tablet App
The only problem with the design of this tablet app is that you need two tablets to use it. One tablet is attached to a backpack and the other tablet is carried with the user. The app identifies people following the user and gives them a false sense of security. To get the full feeling of security, multiple tablets can be worn as a suit, thus protecting all sides of the user from alien abductions or CIA black helicopters.
Throwing, standing on or using your tablet as a shield of any kind may void warranties and is not recommended.
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Decisiveness in Revenue Opportunities with Tablet Apps
Are subscription services the best way to go in monetizing your tablet apps? Magazines sure seem to think so. Some success, mind you not great success, just some success has been found with subscription services for magazines and newspapers. The top ranking monetizing technique with apps has so far been to offer free apps with full access and collect revenue from advertisers. Services providing apps that have limited functionality are in some cases being entirely ignored. Consumer feedback reports that limited use tablet apps eventually fall into a graveyard of apps that never get used. Free seems to be the way to go when it comes to services on the internet as well as through tablet apps.
Tablet Apps Advertising
Don’t specifically target types of tablets with your tablet app; instead, develop as a web app that can be read by your tablet app on any brand tablet. Even though Android is crushing the competition, it would limit your tablet apps revenue potential by only developing for a specific brand.
Content in Tablet Apps
Tablet Apps require incredibly great and original content to secure brand loyalty. Even though some of the top selling tablet apps do not contain original works, that will slowly change as the top news services start to shut down syndication over the internet.
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One of the things that the apple iPad made possible was high quality photo editing on the go. While the iPhone has apps available for photo editing, the large screen of the iPad makes the possibilities endless. Photogene is a high quality photo editing app available on the iPad and developed by Omer Shoor.
The program allows for photo edits that can easily be used by both beginners as well as advanced photo editors. There are fun aspects also including the addition of picture frames, text boxes and bubbles that come in different colors, fonts and styles.
Some of the additional photos editing features include a color range adjustment with full controls of both levels and curves as well as the option for sharpening and noise reduction. Photos can be taken using the software, or imported from the iPad camera itself. There is also the option to geo-tag photo locations.