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I'm pretty sure most of you know what Temple Run is, and if you haven't heard of Temple Run then you seriously need to go download it NOW. The recent news regarding Temple Run is that Imangi Studios (developers of TR) and Disney/Pixar have teamed up to create Temple Run: Brave in conjunction with Disney/Pixar's new movie, Brave.
Now, as I was looking through the Apple app store recently, I noticed something else interesting in relation to Temple Run - there was a Survival Run (featuring Bear Grylls from Men vs Wild). And I thought to myself, "wow, that's interesting and hilarious. A lot of movies and TV series could each have a [insert name] Run." So, there's the end of my story, and here's my top 5 picks of movies/TV series that could have a Temple Run-isque game:
1) Raiders of The Lost Ark - Don't get hit by the boulder!
2) Twilight - Let's make Edward run from the Wolves (he he he...)
3) Forrest Gump
Run, Forrest! Run from the hippies!
4) Casino Royale
The actual chase scene starts from about the 2nd minute onwards. The big question is, should Daniel Craig be the one running in the game, or the guys who is actually being chased?
5) Marvel's The Avengers
Need I say more?
What are your top picks?
It's back to the basics. The whole world is exploding with apps - some are free apps and some are paid apps - that are changing the way we interact with computers and people. A lot of people can quote examples of apps such as mobile game apps like Angry Birds or web apps like Twitter and Facebook. However, the exact definition of an app is not one that everybody can whip up on the spot. So to help you out we have created this post to increase your knowledge of the app industry.
What Are Apps?
Short for "applications", an app is any piece of software that runs on an operating system (such as Windows or Mac OS X).
The term "software" is very broad and there so many kinds of operating systems out there, meaning that the types of applications that exist in the market are also numerous. To give you a better understanding of what are considered app, we have listed the 3 most common types of apps below.
Common Types of Apps
1) Mobile Apps
This is the most popular type of app available that can be accessed even when you are not connected to the internet. The 2 most common operating systems for mobile/tablet apps are iOS and Android. Examples of such apps include games - Angry Birds, Temple Run: Brave, utilities, social networking sites and many more. You can access the Mac/iOS app store here and the Android app store here.
2) Web Apps
Web apps are applications that are accessed over the internet (web browsers). Examples of such apps include Google apps (Google docs, Google Calendar, Gmail etc) and Facebook apps (Are We Same on Facebook). You can find these apps on their respective app stores such as the Google App Store and the Facebook App Center (FB app center is not exclusively for FB apps).
3) Hybrid Apps
These apps are termed hybrids because they are made using web app technologies (HTML5), but are later converted into binary language to run on mobile apps. Companies such as PhoneGap help you do so. But why do this, you ask? Why not just develop native apps using the native language? Well, the simple and short answer is because doing so is more costly.
For example if you wanted to make an app for both iOS and Android, then you would have to either hire a person who can make apps for both platforms and pay him twice, or hire 2 separate people to develop the same app separately for those respective platforms. But with hybrid apps, you can save cost and time by hiring someone to work with web app technology to deliver a final product that works on ALL platforms. Pretty cool huh? The downside of that though, is that its performance is slightly lower compared to a native app.
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PS. This post is serves as an introduction of different apps to our non-technical readers out there. For a more comprehensive guide, read the 1st part of this post to understand more about these 3 kinds of apps.
Our new app to learn Chinese is out. Watch the video to see how it works! To read more about how people who have used it feel about Word Tracer, go here.