Competitions

Update: all the promo codes offered in this post have now been claimed.

It's that time again, when the AppleVis Editorial Team look back at all the apps that were submitted to the site during the last month and decide which of these should be our Editorial Pick.

Although September was an extremely busy month for AppleVis, few of the new apps struck us as particularly noteworthy.

Each month the AppleVis Editorial Team sit down at our virtual conference table and decide which of the apps submitted to the site during that month should be our monthly pick ... and boy, was it a tough decision this month!

Lots of great apps were featured on AppleVis in July, and a number of those stimulated a lot of discussion, some of which was quite heated.

So as I am sitting here listening to the Olympic Games on my television. I thought to myself. Hey, let's do an Olympic Games of our own! Who knows? Maybe it would be fun or not so fun. That will be up to you! If it turns out to be successful and people like this then I will post a different event throughout the Summer Olympics! So what we are looking for are three nominees that will get the Gold, Silver and the Bronze award just like the winners get in the Olympic games. Instead of sports categories I will submit a list of Olympians in a given category.

Every two weeks, our team will hand-pick an app from the past two weeks that we believe is a must-download for your iPhone or iPad. These apps will always be from various categories, but they are chosen because our own team members love them and have been using them daily. So here is this week’s pick! Enjoy!

Scanner911 Police Radio Pro

Know what is really going on. Listen in on police and fire crews in your local area!

We are proud to announce our two winners for the August 2012 AppleVis iTunes Gift Card giveaway.  Warm congratulations go out to Cherokee Eagle and Bahzad, who will both receive a $20 iTunes gift card!

We are pleased and excited to announce that members of the AppleVis community have very kindly offered to donate a $20 iTunes Gift Card for September for us to give away to one lucky user of the site.

To be included for a chance of winning the Gift Card, you simply need to post any of the following to the site during the month:

Introduction

For many of us -- hard-core internet surfers, RSS is a familiar term. By the same token, the phrase "RSS reader" isn't esoteric at all. But let me talk a bit about RSS and RSS readers before moving on to the main focus of this post. According to the Pro Blogger website:

The number of iOS games which are playable by VoiceOver users seems to grow daily, with developers either releasing new titles that are accessible out of the box (such as The Inquisitor Audiogame Adventure and Clever Clues) or joining the VoiceOver party by making existing games accessible.

Back in March when I took a stab at comparing iOS and Android from the perspective of a blind user, Android 4.1 (a.k.a. Jelly Bean) was nonexistent and no one knew what access features it would offer. Having tested Google Nexus 7 for more than two weeks and having seen blind users' opinions of Android 4.1, I'm now in a better position to compare iOS and Android yet again.

If you didn't know that Apple was supposed to unveil its latest iPhone a couple of hours ago or in case you had no clue about the new features in its accompanying iOS 6, perhaps you belong to a different planet! Seriously, now that Apple has introduced its 4-inch iPhone 5 with much fanfare, it wouldn't be odd to argue that it'll be remembered in the history of cell phones many years from now. As cynical as you might be, you might contend that it can be said about each and every iPhone.

Papa Sangre II has just arrived in the iTunes App Store. This much anticipated follow-up to the Papa Sangre game from 2010 is the third audio only game release from Somethin’ Else. If this latest adventure follows in the footsteps of the two previous games, it is certain to be a hit with blind iOS gamers.
 
Papa Sangre II is a horror game that takes as its starting point a macabre concept: your own death.

Each month, the AppleVis Editorial Team selects an iOS or Mac app which has been submitted to the site in the previous month that we believe to be a must-download. This app can be from any category, and is chosen because our Team members think that it is the pick of all the apps posted in that month.

Those looking for an accessible OCR app for their iDevices may very well be in luck.  Text Detective is a new, fully accessible app that was released to the U.S. iTunes store yesterday.

According to the app's description, Text Detective will allow one to scan printed documents--and edit, email, or copy the resulting text to other apps--all in a completely accessible interface.  While the app is designed mainly for the iPhone 4S, it can run on other iOS devices as well--including iPads.

The AppleVis community has voted the first generation AirPods the winner of its World Cup of the Decade, beating Apple Pay by 55% to 45% in the final.

Whilst Apple's AirPods weren't the first truly wireless earphones, the combination of ease of use; solid audio performance; long battery life; good call quality; and a price point that compares well with competitors, make them one of Apple's most ground-breaking products of recent years.

Each month the AppleVis Editorial Team take a look at all the apps that have been posted to the AppleVis website during that month and decide which is our pick - the one app that stood out from all the rest.

Quite frankly, August was a lean month for noteworthy apps. Unlike some recent months, when the decision was made hard by the number of high quality apps that were in the mix, the choice this month was difficult because so many of the apps were mediocre at best.

Update: all of the promo codes have now been claimed and emailed to the lucky winners. We hope that you all enjoy the app!

We are extremely pleased to be able to offer another great giveaway.

This time we have a number of promo codes on offer for TipToe, an iOS app that was created to make web search easier whilst on the go.

The developers of the iOS app Streaming Killed The Radio Star have kindly given us 5 free copies of their app to give away.
 
Streaming Killed The Radio Star turns the music on your device into your own personalized radio station.

If the title of the article sounds flatulent -- something like a slogan borrowed from the Madison Avenue, I encourage you to take a look at Voice Dream Reader on the App Store -- its AppleVis entry is also here. In short, many ebook readers come and go, many apps of that sort are born and quickly vanish into the thin air, many of them are released and then take ages to get a second, minor update, but

The developer of Voice Dream Writer, a new and innovative writing app for people with print disabilities, has graciously given the AppleVis community a limited number of promo codes for the app. Voice Dream Writer was released on January 21, 2015, and it currently costs $9.99.