iPad App Review

Learn Physics & Mechanics in a fun way… Try TinkerBox HD

If you love “Bubble Ball”, you will also love TinkerBall. Developed by Autodesk, this app’s tagline is so true.. If you can imagine it, you can build it.

With this app, you will have your chance to develop your imagination using physics and mechanical concept. So, it’s really a fun way to learn…

This app offer you two game options. The first one is the Puzzles where you can stretch your brain try to solve the “puzzles” by using physics-based puzzles and mechanical concepts.

The other option is the Invent mode where your imagination is your limit. You can create unlimited machine combination. Share it with your friends or download popular inventions online at http://www.tinkerboxnews.com

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Developer  :  Autodesk
Requirement : compatible with iPad, require iOS 3.2 or later
Price : FREE

Roxie’s a-MAZE-ing Vacation Adventure

This is an app that’s really a-MAZE-ing. It combines a maze game with a look-and-find adventure based on Roxie Munro’s specially design maze. You can find her amazing arts at her website : http://www.roxiemunro.com.

This app contains 16 screens where you have to find your way by driving a car, walking, flying, skiing, and rafting. During the trip you can find letters, numbers, penguins, and dozens of other items which you have to find different items every time you play. You can play this app together with your children for hours and enjoy the beautiful drawings Roxie has created for this app.

Please also visit http://www.ocgstudios.com/roxies-a-maze-ing-vacation-adventure/portfolio-1/ to follow the making process of this amazing app.

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Developer : oc graphics (c) OCG Studios
Requirements : compatible with iPad, requires iOS 3.2 or later
Price : USD 4.99

First App for Kid HD – English Indonesia

Another iPad app for kid to learn. This time it’s First App for Kid HD – English Indonesia. From its name it’s surely targeted Indonesian kid who wants to learn English or the other way round.

This app teaches your children to recognize:
1. Alphabets
2. Numbers
3. Shapes
4. Colors
5. Fruits
6. Animals
7. Transportation
8. Furniture

All voices and texts are in English and Bahasa Indonesia languages.

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Developer: Novel Yahya (c) Condefsoft
Requirements: iOS 3.2 or later

threesixtyguides Bali HD

threesixtyguides Bali gets you to where you need to be on the world’s premier luxury destination. Packed full of information on a hand-picked selection of top level villas, resorts & hotels, chic boutiques, cool spas, world-class restaurants and hip bars and clubs the 2010-2011 version of threesixtyguides puts you in the heart of hip happenings with more essential listings and vital insider knowledge making threesixtyguides the go to app of choice for the discerning modern visitor to Bali.



* Interactive listings & slideshow galleries for over 70 luxury entries handpicked by our team of resident editors
* User friendly & easy to navigate maps
* Plan your next vacation to Bali with direct email bookings & reservations
* Stay in the loop with integrated Facebook & Twitter access
* Book on the go with direct quick calling access to every featured listing
* Exclusive threesixtyguides monthly updates featuring Bali news, events & promotions
* Search optimized with hyperlinked cross referencing
* Direct website links to listings
* Works offline (email, web and update features require connection)

With lots of features, this app surely can help you find all you’re looking for in Bali..

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Developer: David Burden (c) FRESH Multimedia
Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later

Architect Magazine Reader

This is another magazine reader for iPad. This time it’s a magazine reader for Architect. Develop by RR. Donnellley it links to Architect Magazine website (http://www.architectmagazine.com/) and offer you to read online or download Architect Magazine issues to be read on your iPad.

This app also has a link to advertisers website so you can also get additional information you need mentioned on the articles.

I found this app really useful for Architect Magazine reader.

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Developer: RR Donnelley
Requirements: iOS 3.2.1 or later

Selera Nusantara – Indonesia Interactive Recipes

For those who want to try to cook Indonesia favorite food, you really should try this iPad app: Selera Nusantara

Prepare your favorite seafood meals or famous Indonesia hawker food in your kitchen using Selera Nusantara iPad App. The app is very easy to use and provide you with step-by-step preparation detail, ingredients and high resolution images.

Simple App with Loads of Features:
1. Search recipes by keywords
2. Save one or more recipes as your shopping list
3. Email your shopping lists
4. Timer to get notified when the dish is ready.
5. Recipe details : meal description, number of serving.

With this application, you can start with choosing your favorite menu, the make a shopping list of the ingredients directly from this application, go the groceries, and start cooking your menu..

It really helps you a lot to be able to cook your favorite Indonesia recipe. I hope that on the update of this app we will see more and more Indonesia recipe available.

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Developer: Apps Foundry Pte. Ltd.
Requirements: iOS 4.2 or later

(Gramedia) Majalah

For Gramedia magazine lovers, now you can download and read Gramedia magazine on your iPad using Majalah App.

Here’s some of Gramedia Digital Magazine version available to download using this app:

– iDEA
– Otomotif
– Nova
– i-Plus
– XY Kids
– hai
– INFO Komputer

This app features new way to read your magazine using iPad accelerometer function that will make sure you get new experience on reading your favorite Gramedia magazine..

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Developer: PT. Kompas Cyber Media
Requirements: iOS 3.2 or later

Flipboard: Personalized Social Magazine

If you’re looking for an iPad app that can flip through the news, photos, and updates your friends are sharing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, Flickr, and Instragram, this is the right one… Flipboard

Named Apple’s iPad App of the Year and one of TIME’s top 50 innovations of 2010, Flipboard is really an innovative way to browse your social network with one App only in a new great way..

See your social media in a magazine layout that is easy to scan and fun to read. Share articles and photos, comment on posts, and like or favorite anything. Customize your Flipboard with sections created from your favorite news, people, blogs and topics.
For me, Flipboard is truly an amazing way to flip through all my social network…
Developer: Flipboard, Inc.
requirements: iOS 3.2 or later

SCOOP Magazine Reader

Reading digital magazine on iPad is truly a great new experience for you who love reading magazine.

It’s a FREE Magazine Reader for iPad. SCOOP also allows us to purchase and download magazine using your iTunes Store account, then read it anytime, anywhere. It also allows us to browse magazines by time release, top download, category, editions and keyword of your favorite title.

Here’s the shortlist of magazine you can purchase and download:

– Globe Asia
– TEMPO (English Edition)
– TEMPO (Indonesian Edition)
– Investor
– Bloomberg Businessweek
– djakarta!
– TechLite
– Indonesia Design
– iCreate
– Panorama
– infobank
– trax
– Bali & Beyond
– In the Night Garden
– etc…

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So, for those who intend to use iPad to read digital magazine, SCOOP is surely will be one of your favorite Magazine Reader for your iPad..

Apps Foundry Pte. Ltd. (http://www.catchthescoop.com)
requires : iOS 3.2 or later

Kid Genius: 13 in 1 for iPad

Knowing that iPad is a great tool to help children learn, I really delighted to find this iPad app.

Kids Genius: 13 in 1 for iPad contains of 13 different applications ranging from math games, over 800 flash cards, interactive tracing drills and more! You will find the following full featured kid apps inside:

1. Kid Genius: ABCs, Counting and Words
2. Flash Math
3. Sight Words
4. Math Whiz
5. Math Match
6. Music Instruments
7. Around the House
8. The Outdoors
9. My Pets
10. At School
11. The Zoo
12. At The Farm
13. Food Words

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This app is really great for you who has kids who just started to learn things like math, words, and other things easily and in a fun way.

For you who want to explore this app first, try Kids App: 13 in 1 for iPad first since it is free.

Development Partner:
Swastik IT. Co. Pvt. Ltd (http://www.swastikit.com)
requires iOS 3.0 or later