Yay! Codes

YAY! CODES! is a free service that makes it painless for developers to distribute promo codes to their customers.

Feel like this could be a service I came up with, given the color scheme and name. Just kidding.

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Studio Neat Made an App from Studio Neat on Vimeo.

FRAMES is an app that lets you take Time-Lapse and Stop Motion Movies on your iPhone. Hat tip to StudioNeat!

Three Dot iPad Case

This Three Dot iPad Case is beautiful.

Musical Democracy

Anthm turns your iPhone into a futuristic, handheld jukebox. Launch the app, start a party then you and your friends can add music into one playlist. You can request from millions (yes, millions) of songs. No need to use your own library of music, Anthm will stream all the music for you straight from Rdio.

Take 30 seconds to watch this video to see how it works.

We will be giving this a try at our studio tomorrow. Thanks for the find, Jonnie!


InstaMatch turns your Instagram photos into a virtual Memory game on your iPhone and iPad. Fun idea, will give it a try when I get home tonight! (You don’t need an Instagram account to play InstaMatch, you can use other public Instagram photos as well)

Toca House

I had the honor to meet Toca Boca co-founder Björn Jeffery yesterday. If you have little children and don’t know about Toca Boca listen up: They make the most amazing, well designed and fun iPhone and iPad games for children. My kids (and myself) are obsessed with them. My favorite is the Toca Hair Salon. My son’s current favorite is the Toca Kitchen and my daughter can’t stop playing with the Toca Store.

During our meeting yesterday Björn gave me a sneak peek of their latest game Toca House which is supposed to be ready at the end of this month. It’s going to get the kids excited about cleaning! YES!

Congrats to the folks over at Toca Boca for having created a brand that I love and don’t think twice about downloading new apps.

Is Life Good?

Is life good? Wallpaper available for your computer, iphone or ipad. Two swissmiss thumbs up!

(Thank you Gustavo)

To Resolve Project

Chris Streger’s To Resolve Project features downloadable designer wallpapers to help us stay reminded of our new years resolutions.

And if you want to create your own, download the the templates.

(Thanks Amy)


I wrote about Punchfork before and was thrilled to learn that they just introduced an iphone and iPad app. I am in heaven!

It’s a fantastic way to discover the latest recipes and dishes that are trending on popular food blogs like Smitten Kitchen, Simply Recipes, 101 Cookbooks and more.

Also, check out punchfork.com. (Makes me want to get rid of all my cooking books.)


This iPhone and iPad stand called Megane made me giggle. #adorable

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Wooden iPhone

Signs of our times: This Wooden iPhone holds building blocks that represents apps. Designed by Kyle Bean and yes, the nerdy mother in me gives this a thumbs up.


Are you a lover of letterpress? Or do you simply want to teach your children the concept of it? Then you should check out LetterMpress, an app that lets you experience the art and craft of letterpress. Check out the tour or the video above and you’ll get the idea.

LetterMpress is available on the Mac Store and as an iPad App. (The iPad is 50% off for the month of december) Besides the use of a mouse and keyboard, the most significant feature of the Mac version is the high resolution that can be output, depending on your graphics card. Prints can be created as high as 8192 pixels in the longest dimension—that’s over 26” at 300 DPI.

Check out some of the designs users have shared on Flickr.

Authentic Jobs iPhone App

Wow, Cameron Moll did an awesome job with the launch of his Authentic Jobs iPhone App. The app puts all of the Authentic Jobs listings (which range from design, creative, to technical jobs) within touch. It’s free of charge. More here.

Appracadabra Apps

My kids love the beautifully designed counting app by Appracadabra. What makes me happy is that we have it currently set to count in Swiss German.

But they can also learn to count in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish and Swedish.

Get it from the App Store.

Copy Paste Character

Copy Paste Character did an impressive update to their site. Lots of new and helpful functionality. Plus, they launched an iPhone App.

Copy Paste Character let’s you copy the ‘hidden’ characters that come with the computer’s typefaces, so you can paste them into emails, tweets, text documents, forums and whatever else you might need to spice up with an extra ♔, ฿ or, ❒.

Copy Paste Character is developed in Stockholm, Sweden, by Konst & Teknik & Martin.

Twitter + iOS 5 = YAY!

Twitter is now fully integrated into Apple’s new iOS 5 mobile operating system.

This is big! This makes me happy.

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Goings On

GOINGS ON is a free mobile app guide to New York City culture from the staff of The New Yorker. Available for Apple and Android mobile devices. More here.

Toca Hair Salon

Now here’s an iPad Game that made me chuckle: Toca Hair Salon. It let’s your kids step into the shoes of a hairdresser. Cut, color, comb and blow-dry lifelike hair on four different cute characters. Using your fingers you can make any hair style you want! And of course – take a snapshot and save your creations! Quite amusing. I just played with it for 15minutes. Yep. I did.

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Déjà Vu – Your Visual Memory

It looks as the Déjà Vu is the app I was missing in my life! I keep using my iPhone camera as a memory device, snapping photos of business cards, wine labels, books, products I want to buy etc. But I usually end up having a hard time finding them again in my overflowing photo album.

This is where Déjà Vu comes in. The app helps you remember things visually. Use the iPhone app to snap visual memos on the go. A simple interface and image recognition support you in organizing your visual memos. I am definitely giving this a try!


(thank you Marc)

Mail Sack iPad Case

Talk about old meets new: This Recycled Mail Sack iPad Case is making quite a statement. I like it.

Leather Mobile Case and Wallet

This gray leather case looks lovely. The front pocket can hold money and credit cards and the main pocket is for your phone.


OLO is a super minimal touch-screen game that made me look. It is an experiment using latest features of CSS3 and HTML5. OLO has been developed for iPad & iPhone by Sennep, a London based interactive design studio.

You can play the game by visiting ologame.com on your iPad or iPhone (they’re also working on an Android version, soon to be released).

(thank you Tudor)

FontBook iPad App

FontBook, the world’s most comprehensive typographical reference guide, is now available on iPad. If typography were a religion, this would be the Bible. FontBook™ is the world’s most comprehensive typographic reference tool, containing 110 typefoundries and featuring over 620,000 typeface specimens. Use the FontBook app to look up and view fonts by name, style category, typographical subclassification, designer name, foundry name, year of publication, or by similarity of design. Compile your own list of favorite fonts, and use the “compare” tool to test-drive fonts. Specially designed for fast, easy navigation and also works as a fun playground for finding inspiration.

Can’t wait to download this tonight when I get home!

Plic, Ploc, Wiz App

I just discovered this adorable looking app called Plic Ploc Wiz and will most definitely download it tonight when I get home. It allows your kids to arrange and play with shapes. We shall see if Ella (5/yo) approves!

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