TocaBoca Builder

My kids were lucky to get their hands on a not yet released TocaBoca app called Builders. I have never seen both my 7 and 3 year old more enthralled by a game. Ella kept shouting: “This is so much fun!”

And now that they’re sleeping, it’s my turn! Make sure to watch the above video to see what the fun is all about. The app is scheduled to be released on Thursday!

TocaBoca keeps impressing!

Impressive iPad Finger Painting

Watch Seikou Yamaoka reproduce the “Girl With A Pearl Earring” on an iPad mini. Stunning, right? In case you’re wondering, he seems to be using the $2.99 app, Art Studio.

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Wake

Wake, the minimal iPhone alarm clock app definitely made me look. Placing your hand over your phone will trigger the snooze and flipping over your phone will turn off your alarm. And for heavy sleepers there’s shake mode which forces you to shake your iPhone until you get up. Impressive. Congrats to the Tiny Hearts team.

Felt App

I just received a ‘handwritten’ card that was sent via an app called Felt. I could not tell that it was written on an iPad. Oddly impressive.

Pizza Compass App

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Here’s an app the world has been waiting for: Pizza Compass. As the name indicates, it guides you to your next slice of Pizza nearby. Brilliant.

CableKeeps

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YES! YES! YES! CableKeeps secure your USB docking cable to your iPhone, iPod or iPad power adaptor for neat and tidy storage.

Twitter Music

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Twitter finally launched its much-anticipated Music App. It lets you see what music is trending, emerging and find new music from artists you follow. Smart.

The Crankerator

The Crankerator

The Crankerator lets you charge you iPod/iPhone/iPad on the go, when you’re far away from any outlets. It includes a micro USB cable so you can charge it up, via your computer or wall socket, before you hit the road! Brilliant!

Farmstand

Are you into eating locally grown food? Then you’ll enjoy Farmstand, an iPhone app built by my friends John, Josh and Glenn.

Farmstand makes it easy to discover and share the best of your local farmers’ market. The iphone app lets you share photos, post deals, and with that support local farmers. But they will soon take the experience beyond just the iphone as they are working hard on adding a web component featuring farmer profiles and restaurants that serve locally-grown food.

Learn more about their purpose or download the free iPhone app.

Yay for locally grown food!

One Second Every Day

For the past two years Cesar Kuriyama has been recording 1 Second Every Day so he’ll never forget a day ever again. Cesar says that The One Second Project has had such profoundly positive impact on his life, that he decided to develop an App that will make it easy for anyone to create these day-memories.

Watch his TED Talk on the project.

MaddieCam

MaddieCam

The 0.99$ I spent on MaddieCam on Sunday have already paid off a hundred times over. Haven’t had this much fun with an app in a while. Maddie is the famous internet coonhound that stands on things and now, you can put her on anything you’d like, thanks to MaddieCam.

There’s also a fantastic book out about her: Maddie on Things. Oh, and she once stood on my desk.

Yes, I am a fan.

WeeRockets

My three year old, Tilo, is in love with two iPhone games I recently discovered: WeeRockets (above) and WeeSubs. I admit, I play with them as well.

(Thanks Cameron)

Moves App

Moves App

The Moves iPhone App tells you how much you move (or not). Moves automatically records any walking, cycling and running you do. The app is always on, so there’s no need to start and stop it. Love it!

Petting Zoo

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While visiting NYC last week, Christoph Niemann stopped by Studiomates and I got to see his brand new kids iPhone/iPad app called Petting Zoo. At the time he had just submitted it to the App Store, but it is live now! YES!

Interacting with Petting Zoo made me laugh, squeal and giggle. Yes, it’s *that* much fun to play with. Trust me, download it, and laugh away with your little ones (or alone). I can’t wait to show this to Tilo tonight!

Blue (Weather App)

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My studiomates of Oak just launched the most beautiful weather app I have seen to date. It is called Blue and beautifully translates weather forecasts into a language of colors. The minimal interface provides a 36-hour weather forecasts relevant to your location. The hourly colors are generated based on three variables: temperature, humidity, and sunrise/sunset times for your current location.

I was blown away when I saw the app for the first time. This is a weather app I will actually enjoy using. And get this, not only is this Oak’s first venture into the land of iOS apps, they also built it in one week, during their stylish retreat in Los Angeles.

FontBook App

If typography were a religion, FontBook would be the Bible. So, folks, no more excuses for boring typography: FontBook 3.0 is now a universal app and costs a mere $0.99. YES!

Amplifiear

Amplifiear is brilliant in its simplicity, a simple solution to the iPad’s rear facing (and weak) speakers.

The iPhone Cable Trigger

The iPhone Cable Trigger is a remote shutter release for iDevices. Handy for those times when you want to take a photo without touching your phone, and for starting and stopping video sans camera-shake.

Palm Top Theater

Palm Top Theater transforms your iPhone into your own personal 3D theater. Fun!

3D Printed Maille iPhone Case

I had the honor to sit next to Ping Fu at last night’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Gala and she handed me a an absolutely amazing 3D printed iPhone Case by Freshfiber. I put it on my iPhone and have been fiddling with it nonstop since. The interlinked rings create an incredibly fascinating texture. The rings move seperately from each other so you can jiggle them.

The case was designed by Janne Kyttanen and you can buy it and lots of other cool 3D printed designs over at Freshfiber.

Big Words

Thanks to this BrooklynBeta attendee I discovered the iphone app Big Words. It’s brilliant in its simplicity! Don’t we all have moments where we need to say something, with big words, on our screen?

The Bobine

Bobine is an iPhone cable that also acts as a flexible tripod. Brilliant.

Maily

Maily is an email app for little kids that let’s them draw/write a message and then send it to a selected group of family members and friends. Cute idea. And most of all, the name Maily makes me smile.

Pocket Solar Charger

Going somewhere where you won’t find any outlets? This pocket solar charger (site is in German) might come to the resque. Nifty.