About Me

Mi name is Danilo Luzuriaga, I’m an Iphone developer. I bought my first Iphone in March 2008, since then, I have been using applications that help me to improve my lifestyle and help me save time.  The apps appear in the actual order that I have on my Iphone screen.

NPR News

Category: news

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

I like the way the news is organized. I can choose which news story I want to read by topic, one of my favorites is the economic news. I can send articles to my personal email or facebook. There is some news that has both the audio and the article, so you can understand in depth the main idea of the article. Also, I can follow news through its newscast, so I don’t have to read it.

Facebook

Category: social media

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

Good app to see my friends every time I am online, it reminds me of their birthdays and new events. They send me notifications through the screen of my iphone. I can chat online with friends around the world and the best part is that I can use my own applications and interact with my friends’ everyday.

Skype

Category: social media

Rate: Good

Price: Free

I can call my friends from Tampa, New York, and Brazil and the signal is awesome, clear, and not a problem at all. The only bad thing is when I receive a text message immediately the call is dropped, and I have to make the call again. Also, you must watch the time that you are calling your friends some times there is a lot of traffic and is tough reach them.

Pandora

Category: music

Rate: Bad

Price: Free

This application makes it easy to find artist and songs.  I can mix songs and rate it, but I don’t like when I find a song on TV or radio station, and I type the song on Pandora and the result that I get is an album of the artist. I have to wait minutes to find the song, and sometimes I can’t find the song. Finally, I moved to Ecuador and I realize that I can’t listen to my playlist because Pandora is not available in Ecuador, it sucks!!!!!!

FREE Chess

Category: games

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

Free chess is an excellent application. I can play chess with random opponents worldwide and I don’t have to wait for someone else or friend to play with. You can play a few minutes per day or even a week. You have the option to hide adds, and you can chat with your opponent. I don’t like the chat because it takes a lot of time sending a message, and I have to restart the application.

WhosHere

Category: Social network

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

Stephen, thanks for created that amazing app! I like it. I have made 13 friends so far, good friends who I can share stories, pictures, and anecdotes with. I can even talk to them.  It is wonderful how easy it is to make friends worldwide.  When I’m not online, I receive notifications and I can organize my friends as favorites. Great application good job!

Convert Everything v 1.0

Category: Utility

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

If you like to travel outside the U.S., this is a great application that helps basically with measures, from miles to km, from Fahrenheit to Celsius. In addition, if you need to know how to change Euros to dollars or dollars to Canadian dollars you can use the currency feature. I don’t use the translation feature. This is a very good app that you should have in your iphone.

Kayak

Category: Utility

Rate: Good

Price: Free

This is the best way to find cheap tickets on the internet with very accurate information. I use this app only for information; I have never bought airline tickets from my iphone. Kayak will give you many alternatives on planning your trip, like cheap, short, and flights that are ready to take off soon. You can see all the flight details in a separate window. Good enough to plan your trips for the year.

Craigsphone

Category: Utility

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

Don’t have the time to find job on the Internet? You can go to craigsphone for your iphone, write a good description of the job including your skills and references, add a picture, and send it.  It is easy, simple, and fast. You can choose as many cities, and countries as you want. And you can check your responses immediately through your personal email.  Good job!

MathmagicLE lite

Category: Utility

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

The latest scientific research indicates that with regular doses of the right kind of mental stimulation, you can not only maintain but improve your brain power through-out your life time. MathmagicLE helps me to improve my reasoning and analytical skills. I can divide 746 ¸ 5 or 53 Ù 2 in seconds.  You can start reading the lessons and then practice and after only one week you can become a mathematician! I would definitely buy the pay application “Mathemagics – Mental Math Tricks $1.99” on the apple store. Excellent application!

Movies Flixster

Category: Entertainment

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

Movies Flixster offers me a good way to see the upcoming movies. I can watch trailers, rate movies, and share movies with my facebook friends. Also, I have “my movies” page where I can review all my favorite movies and share comments with my friends. I don’t use the Theaters feature because the zip code doesn’t work outside the U.S., so it doesn’t help. Anyway, it is a complete application.

Public Radio

Category: News

Rate: Excellent

Price: Free

I don’t use ipod on my iphone anymore! With this public radio, I know what happens in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago, and it is wonderful. I like independent news and NPR news is one of the wonderful stations in the U.S. with real stories, real people, and real problems. I hate to listen the usual U.S. problems about the war in the Middle East, or the Health Care Reform, but sometimes you can listen to outstanding stories like the World’s largest Particle Collider Back in Action or Reading practice can strengthen Brain Highways, or Scientist work to protect Cuba’s unspoiled reefs. And if I’m tired of listening to the news I can relax listen to jazz or classic music. Awesome application!

Twitterrific

Category: News

Rate: Good

Price: Free

Posted tweets are good when you receive feedback other wise you are wasting your time! I like Twitterrific because I can follow great people and organizations like: Michael Moore, Nonprofit orgs, Lance Armstrong, and iphone life.  A good point is you can retweet what you like immediately on your page, also you can send posts from your youtube. So far I like it.

BBCReader

Category: News

Rate: Good

Price: Free

Do you know the difference between the news from the U.S and England? Well the U.S. news is more national and regional; they don’t know anything about what happens around the world unless it is a huge tragedy or it pertains to the interest of corporate America. On the other hand, BBC news is more global, you now what happens in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America, and the U.S., from your BBC app and you don’t need anything else!  It is great! The only thing that I don’t like is that the news is not updated according to the day. You see the news of the day one day before it happens. I don’t understand what is the point of the slideshow? I never use it. One good point is you can share news with your facebook friends and send news by email. BBC guys pay attention to my comment?

BCallite

Category: Social Network

Rate: Good

Price: Free

Friends, my facebook friends, I will not forget your birthday anymore with this app; it is very convenient and easy to use everywhere. I see a list of coming birthdays and I have the option of sending gifts and posting messages directly to my facebook account. It is not really useful to add your friends from your iphone contact list because facebook does that service for you, also, I never use holidays, I don’t find interesting. If I see my friends on “Live Feed” it is because they are there, so it’s obvious when I could send an instant message or not.

Scramble 2

Category: Game

Rate: Good

Price: Free

One of my favorite games on iphone, it is really difficult to me, but I like it. I usually play alone, but with more practice I will share my playing online. This is a fantastic way to learn new words and remember them. I can’t beat my own score, I got 18 points. The good thing is that you can play solo, play and pass, challenge, and play online with your friends. Also, they send you random notifications with “the word of the day.” I totally recommend this game.

Grid Carbon

Category: Environment

Rate: Good

Price: Free

This app is great! You can see the relationship between the carbon intensity (gCO2) per kWh every 5 minutes in the UK.  The application has a list of the different kinds of energy like gas, coal, nuclear, wind, and hydro. I guess that you know which is the energy that raises your carbon footprint easily? Yes, the gas represents 43.5%, and the coal represent 16%, which is what was stated by January 19th 2010. In contrast, wind energy represents 1.0%, and hydro energy represents 1.0% on the same day. The good point is the company starting with this unique idea in the UK, I would like to see the same information from different countries, so that people can compare and analyze them.  The bad point is that I can’t see any chart!!!  Anyway, thanks guys you have done a great job!

ICarbon

Category: Environment

Rate: Bad

Price: Free

If people know their carbon footprint measure, people would act with more coherence against daily bad consumer habits. That is exactly what ICarbon does; it helps people to measure the amount of CO2 that each individual produces everyday. The idea is super! But, the results with the application are poor! The application doesn’t work when you try to check your carbon footprint; it immediately disappears off your iphone screen. Guys, you should fix this app immediately!

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2 Responses to “About Me”

  1. nj2009 Says:

    Hi Danilo,
    Thanks for your comments.
    It would be great to share our experiences on Iphone Apps and about iPhone in general. Do share anytime!

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