Some iPhone applications use the built in features on the iPhone, update and offer promotions for existing iPhone games, or spoil the plots for your upcoming season finale.
Gym Finder is as strait forward as you can get with a free iPhone application. With Gym Finder you can, well, find a gym. When you open it up you are given a list of popular gym chains like 24 Hour Fitness, Athletic Club, Bally Total Fitness, Curves, Gold's Gym, and others. You can select one of these gyms and then it will locate those that are relatively near to your location. You can select a specific location and it will give you directions utilizing the iPhone Maps feature along with basic contact information. It is also possible to do this in reverse by searching just by location to find what is near by. Gym Finder does what it promises adequately, but it does make you wonder why you need a program that is so specific to finding one type of business. Why not just use a Yellow Pages application? Why not use the Maps function on its own? Gym Finder is perfectly reasonable for the purpose it promises, but this is still part of the trend at the iTunes' App Store that stresses quantity over quality.
The most important quality that is universal between all text based iPhone MMO RPGs is the constant need for updates and promotions. iMobsters, which is one of the most popular mafia themed text based iPhone MMO RPGs from the Storm8 tradition, has now released its most recent update. iMobsters 28 Favor Points is actually more of just a free Favor Points offer than a true iMobsters update. The reality of iMobsters 28 Favor Points is that it is used to simply to perpetuate interest in the free iPhone game. Since Favor Points are really the only way that Storm8 can make money off of the iMobsters franchise this is really just to spark interest in what will supposedly just be a later series of purchases. Inside iMobsters 28 Favor Points you are not going to see much quantitatively different to the base iMobsters software except for the most minor of update changes. Fundamentally iMobsters remains the same, which puts iMobsters 28 Favor Points into a weird place. Any free Favor Points package is going to be of interest, and possible necessity, to iMobsters players. On the other hand, free Favor Points are not going to be really attractive to those who do not already have an interest in iMobsters. There is nothing about iMobsters 28 Favor Points that is going to attract new players. If you already play iMobsters then iMobsters 28 Favor Points is going to be one of the first free iPhone downloads on your list, but if not you can forget it entirely.
For the TV addict in the room online spoilers can be the main source of water cooler gossip. The 'there's an app for that' logic has infected almost every possible online institution, and this one was a late arrival. Spoilers is a basic free iPhone application that gives you the available episode information for some of the most popular on the air. These are presented mainly in a large list of alphabetical options like Burn Notice, Entourage, Desperate Housewives, Dexter, and others. These are presented in the largest list in the Shows tab where you can select the shows you want. You can then find the ones you want and then add them to your Favorites, which will then list them under that specific tabs. This is really where Spoilers becomes useful, especially once you have established a clear list for your Favorites. You can also look according to Upcoming Episodes, but it is much more relevant to just get information from the episode specific lists. All of this is find if Spoilers was more than simply adequate in what it provides. Spoilers is not extremely detailed in the information it offers about each program, and more often than not you are not going to have access to the entire list of shows you will want. Program information is limited at any given time, and Spoilers usually has issues bringing up all of what you are requesting. This does not make Spoilers incredibly useful even in the marginally interesting feature it has. With the time it takes to sift through the occasional info from the application you can easily use more reliable and complete online sources.