Announcing the ApppleVis Editorial Team app Pick of the Month for December: Dice World
By AppleVis, 10 January, 2014
At the end of each month, the members of the AppleVis Editorial Team take a look at all of the apps that have been posted to the site, along with those that have had significant updates during that month. We then vote on which of these we think is the most noteworthy. As always, the selection is wide, with one app being in the games category, another being in the social networking category, and the second runner up being in the utilities category.
Some months, we have a flood of new app entries, other months we have a hodgepodge of updates and new entries, but December was the month of updates to apps.
December's top pick went to Dice World - Farkle, Yatzy, Balut, Pig - With Friends.
The developers of this suite of dice games have demonstrated tremendous dedication in terms of making sure their app is as good as can be while being used with VoiceOver. Amongst its latest enhancements, an option was added to the yahtzee game to list all open spots on a score card, all dice in games are read after each roll by VoiceOver, and there were also additions made to the tournaments section of the app. Thomas Domville produced a podcast on this ap. Though it doesn't detail the latest updates, it certainly gives the user a good idea of the app itself and game play.
Our first runner up in December was Twitter While the Twitter application for iOS has shifted in terms of accessibility over the past couple of years, it's now mostly useable. The tutorial at the beginning of the latest update is a bit of an annoyance, but this update was released in January. It's still a good free app to give you access to this vast microblogging service. Of greatest note, in the view of this writer, is the fact that they have eliminated the profile button located next to each tweet, which made scrolling one's timeline much more tedious.
Our second runner up last month was EyeNote A free recognition app for US currency, this app now runs much more smoothly than it once did. IN previous versions, one had to double tap the screen to activate the scanning function, thus possibly moving the camera out of focus of the bill. In this new version, the developers have introduced continuous scanning video mode, which makes it so that the user doesn't have to bother tapping any buttons. Just launch the app, hover the iDevice's Camera over the bill when in this mode, and the bill will be recognized.
So what do the readers think. Were there updates to apps you found more worthy than the 3 listed? If so, what were they and why?