Great iPhone Apps
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The iPhone was released in 2007 and quickly became a very popular device. It is an Internet enabled smart phone with a wide range of features, a sleek attractive design and a fantastic high resolution touch screen.

The iPhone has the ability to surf the web, send emails, take photographs, play music and videos and of course make phone calls. New versions have improved 3G Internet capability and enhanced GPS for directions and tracking. There are various sensors in the device which enable it to perform efficiently and they can also be utilized for other purposes.

Apple developed a range of applications for the iPhone which were designed to increase the multipurpose usefulness of the device. Some were released for free and others sold for a small fee and all can be accessed via the Apple iPhone apps Store.

Apple opened up development of applications for the iPhone to third party developers and this led to an explosion in the range of iPhone apps available. There are now over 35,000 different applications that can be downloaded and installed ranging from games to all sorts of practical devices.

At the App Store you can browse the available options by category and see what the most popular applications are. The prices range but the majority are around $3. There are also many free applications. The most popular are puzzle and action games, trivia games and versions of classic games from consoles and handhelds like Sonic the Hedgehog.

The iPhone apps on offer are seemingly limitless and you can also download books. You can get your hands on various business related apps which allow you to review documents on your iPhone and record your own voice notes. The educational section includes apps which help kids to learn about mathematics and grammar as well as IQ tests for adults.

Entertainment is easily the largest category but there are some very useful apps for other purposes. Financial apps include calculators for loans and mortgages. You can install apps to calculate your monthly expenses and to calculate currency conversions. There are even fitness related apps which help you to train, track how many calories you are consuming and give advice on nutritional eating.

With so much to choose from your main problem is going to be deciding on what to download. AppSafari is quite a good website to help you decide. They have picked out some of the best apps and given star ratings. When you select the app you want the link automatically loads up iTunes and takes you to the page where you can download the app.

You will find various articles about the top ten apps on websites and in magazines. Some provide good lists, others are not so great. At Electric Pig you’ll find a great list of 100 must-have applications for your iPhone. There are trackers to help you find local restaurants, a tube status update app, a show times app to bring you cinema listings and all of these examples are completely free.

If you don’t install some apps on your iPhone then you really aren’t getting the best from the device. Have a browse in the iTunes store and begin with some free apps to see what you like best. From recipes to language guides, from puzzle games to radio stations there are just so many to choose from you are sure to find something that interests you.

If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for then perhaps you should design it yourself. You can find the necessary documentation and resources at the iPhone Dev Center to allow you to register with Apple and develop your very own app.

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