#39 – The Year in Apps


In this week’s episode of AppCorner we chat Instagram’s updated Terms of Service and do an end of year app roundup for 2012. We also pick and highlight our favorite apps of the year for podcast listeners.

AppCorner is hosted by the team at Raizlabs. This week’s regular podcast crew included Greg Raiz (@graiz), Dave Counts (@davecounts), Jonathan Green (@gildedsplinter), Craig Spitzkoff (@oofoot) and Michelle Buchman (@tres_michelle).

Our “apps of the year” picks on this weeks podcast were:

  • Google Maps – Get comprehensive, accurate and easy-to-use maps with built-in Google local search, voice guided turn-by-turn navigation, public transit directions, Street View and more.
  • YouTube – Watch the world’s videos and keep up with your favorite YouTube channels with the official YouTube app for iOS. Sign in to access your subscriptions, playlists, uploads and more.
  • GMail – Get the official Gmail app for your iPhone or iPad. The newly redesigned app brings the best of Gmail with real-time notifications, multiple account support and search across your entire inbox.
  • Google Chrome – Browse fast with Chrome, now available on your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer, and bring it with you anywhere you go.
  • Uber for Android – Uber is an on-demand request tool for a private driver. Request from anywhere, stylish rides, with a hassle free (no cash) payment system.
  • Google + for Android – Stay connected and share life as it happens with Google+. Join a Hangout, post a photo, or see what friends are sharing while you’re on the go.
  • Glympse for Android – Safely share your location in real-time via email, SMS, Facebook, or Twitter.
  • Reeder – Client for Fever, Readability and Google Reader.
  • Camera+ – Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ will make you love taking photos.
  • Bastion – Reimagined for iOS, this award-winning action RPG experience redefines storytelling in games with a reactive narrator who marks your every move!
  • Letterpress – Find words, steal tiles, color the board! Letterpress is a fresh new word game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Play against your friends using Game Center! The perfect blend of fun and strategy.
  • Downcast – Download and listen to your favorite podcasts directly from your iOS device without the need to sync with iTunes.
  • Dark Sky – Dark Sky can tell you at a glance exactly when it will rain (or snow) up to an hour in advance, so you’re free to walk the dog or play another set of tennis and know you’ll stay dry. You can also explore the most beautiful weather animation you’ve ever seen, both forward in time or back.


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