Chelsea Clinton, Pimpjuice and Cocaine have nothing on the addictive — and likely unhealthy — effects the new iPhone Apps store has in helping to AppsJuice up your day. I’ve had my new iPhone 3G for a week today and, as you can see, I’ve gone a little crazy pimping out my iPhone with over a Gig of new AppsJuice experiences:
I have gone zonkers gonzo crazy for the sweet Apple AppsJuice nectar of the Netter Apps suite that detail and dissect the body. I love the Quizzes. I lust for being able to zoom in and out of body parts. I enjoy the Flash Card mentality of the semiotic teaching. I have all five of the Netter Apps as of yesterday and, at $40.00USD a pop, you can see the poorhouse is directly in line with pimping out your iPhone with AppsJuice.
I’m also wild for the iTrans suite of transportation Apps. I have the NYC Subway, PATH and DC Metro Maps. You tell the iTrans software your transportation start and end points and it will step you through the right transfers and stations found along the way. As well, when you start up the Apps, you can see the next time the train is scheduled to run and, if you’ve ever waited for a PATH train to show up early in the morning or late at night, it is truly lovely to get the next four arrivals in a live-updated timetable in the palm of your hand.
iTrans also provides live updates for train troubles, delays and other excuses delaying your arrival and if you’re new in town or lost in an area, click on the circular “find me” button and iTrans will use your iPhone to geolocate you and give you the train station nearest to your location.
Other amazements include the Aqua Rainforest for a glimpse into the future of shake-and-pinch computing, I use aSleep for listening to waterfalls as I drift away and Trism is a challenge for both mind and wrist.
I have a lot of games on the iPhone like Super Monkey Ball, Cro-Mag Rally, Moto Racer and Crash Bandicoot — but I find them hard to play because they rely too much on the accelerometer and that means the gameplay is not easy to control.
Amusements include Enigmo for controlling water and fire, Amazing Zen for making my own garden of tranquility, Koi Pond for swimming in my own little world, Pandora for streaming music, and Internet Radio Tuner for finding the best sounds on the web.
Disappointments include AP Mobile news and The New York Times. Both Apps have severe trouble keeping up with the ever-changing news world. They prefer to shrivel up and die instead of presenting the latest headlines. I’d burn them both if I had a match that wouldn’t take down my entire iPhone.
I’d be lost without utilities like MyWeather Mobile for getting hourly weather trends for temperature, precipitation and wind speed, Teleport for controlling my network computers, NetShare for the possibility of sharing my internet connection with my laptops, Byline for reading my Google RSS feeds and iNetwork Test for finding out the truth about the speed of my 3G connection.
The new iPhone isn’t about just 3G speed — the iPhone is about quenching your thirst to go beyond ordinary knowledge and into the land of AppsJuice to pick your mind and feed your joy.