We've spent the past four weeks showcasing our favourite apps for the iPhone. There's a lot we didn't fit in, and a few of our decisions weren't universally accepted. So now's your chance to tell us? What did we miss? What did we get wrong? What apps do you think every iPhone owner needs to have on their iPhone?
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Back when you got your first Nokia, who would have dreamed of playing a first person shooter on a phone? A good first person shooter on a phone even? N.O.V.A. is a fantastic FPS, pushing the iPhone to its graphical boundaries and offering both an epic one player campaign and online multiplayer. What more could you want?
If you want custom ringtones on your iPhone, you either need to buy them, or drag your music over to Garageband (or a similar Windows based audio program) and edit it down to ringtone-sized pieces. Ringtone Maker Pro makes the process of making a ringtone for your iPhone a bit easier, although the syncing side of things still needs a bit of work.
We weren't going to include Fruit Ninja in iAppalooza. Not because we didn't like it - on the contrary, it's one of the best games ever invented for a touchscreen device, and it's Aussie made as well. No, we weren't going to include it because, at over two million sales worldwide, you've probably already got it installed on your phone anyway. What changed our minds was the multiplayer mode that came when Halfbrick added Game Center support.
We picked this app up when it was a free download, but even so, $8.99 is a small price to pay for the brilliant time vacuum that is Civilization Revolution.
If you've never been stranded in a foreign city with a dire need to find a public restroom as a direct result of the previous night's curry, you've never truly travelled. And this is what makes Layar a necessary travel companion - it will show you not just where the public toilets are, but a heap of relevant information superimposed over the real world, to help you find what you need wherever you are.
If you've ever used the iPhone's generic weather app , you'll know that it is completely useless for Australians - you can only get a rough approximation of capital cities, with no fine-tuning for local areas. And it's often completely wrong. That's why you need something like Pocket Weather AU, a comprehensive Australian weather app that gets up to date information from the Bureau of Meteorology.