The Incredible Fitness Apps for iPod

There are probably thousands of fitness apps available for your iPod. The challenge is choosing the best apps to increase your fitness level. Here are a few incredible fitness apps for your iPod.

If Gym registration costs too much, the iFitness app will provide you with lots of exercises which are explained with text instructions, video clips, and amazing images. You will have the ability to add your exercise and track your performance. This app helps in reaching your goals, such as weight loss, and uses graphs to monitor your progress. It also provides you with specific exercises and programs for any region of your body.

The iTreadmill app helps you to accurately measure the distance, average speed and calories burned while you are running. It can monitor your exercise wherever you go at anytime. There are different parameters that you can customize, such as strike rate and step count. It includes a history table to record all your past walks and runs. In addition, you can even email your history. A screen lock allows you to save power, and the auto pause will engage if you stop moving, while the resume option will start if you start moving again.

If you want to track your food calories, start your diet plan and view nutrition data, Tap & Track app will help you to search for food items in different categories. This app allows you to build your own recipes and select between various exercise programs. You can monitor your progress through Calorie and Weight graphs and get regular reports about your average consumed calories and other nutrition information.

If you are eager to improve your strength, the Hundred Pushups app will provide you with a special training program.This app builds your strength by increasing the number of pushups you can complete, step by step, until you reach a complete 100 by the end of the six weeks.

No one can deny that yoga helps in gaining a stable equilibrium. The Yoga Stretch app works at improving your balance, strength, and flexibility. You don’t need to go to yoga class, since this app provides you with an audio instructor that tells you which yoga positions and poses you should take.

The Fooducate app turns your iPod into scanner. You can scan the bar code of any food product and get all the nutrition details. It allows you to compare different items according to their taste, quality and health.

There are moments that might wish to roll back the clock and rebalance your life. Is it your time to start with fitness apps to improve the quality of life — to find a happy balance between work and social life? Be smart and start setting your fitness goals, because nothing is more important than your health.

==== About the Author ====
This article is written by the Matt E. Logan who is a professional writer and technology blogger. He has written several posts and articles on different technology topics such as, Smartphone apps, antivirus apps, and on accessories such as iPod touch cases, blackberry torch cases, iPhone covers, etc.

Tiny Wings Displaces Angry Birds as Top Paid App in App Store

I am not sure since when, but every time I have visited the Top 25 app section in the iTunes App Store, I have always seen as the top app in the paid section, however, it looks like it took another Tiny Bird to displace those Angry Birds.

Tiny Wings - iPhone Game

Tiny Wings is the top paid app in the app store as of today. To be frank, this is the first time I have heard about the app, but climbing to number 1 position is no small feat. The game was released on February 18, 2011 and it took the app 6 days to topple Angry Birds off the top.

Tiny Wings Top iPhone App

Tiny Wings is developed by an individual developer named Andreas Illinger and seems to have leapt out of nowhere to reach the top position. The game play is navigating a tiny bird over hills by jumping, sliding, flapping wings and flying.

Though I haven’t played the game yet, the gameplay sounds fun and I’ll definitely try it out in the near future. I have sent out a note to the developer of the game for his thoughts on this and will update this post once he gets back to me. In the meantime, you can enjoy the top selling game/app; Tiny Wings by visiting the iTunes store.

PayPal for iPhone Now Supports Fundrazr

PayPal has just updated it’s mobile app to include support for Funrazr; a social fundraising solution which provides users with an easy way to raise funds using your PayPal and social networking accounts. The new feature also allows users to share the Fundrazr campaigns with friends.

PayPal Funrazr

In addition to creating new Funrazr campaigns, users can also track the donations against the goals you have created and also monitor all the campaign progress from your phone itself.

PayPal 3.2 for iOS also includes new feature which allows you to reorder your favorite PayPal mobile features in the app allowing you easy access to features such as PayPal local, mobile check capture and other features. You can download the latest app from the app store or use the app store to update your existing app.

Get $15000 iTunes Gift Card For Apple’s 10 Billionth App Download; Conditions Apply

Apple recently put up a countdown on their website for the number of apps downloaded from the app store. The countdown is a race to 10 billion app downloads from the Apple Apps store.

Apple App Store Download Counter

To celebrate the feat, Apple is giving away a $10000 iTunes gift card to the person who downloads the 10 billionth app from the app store. However, you could win another $5000 iTunes gift card if you download the FX Photo Studio app by MacPhun.

The additional $5000 gift card was announced by the MacPhun folks on their blog. So if you are the person who downloads the 10 billionth app from the app store and you purchase the FX Photo Studio app, you are set to make a cool $15000 in iTunes gift card.

MacPhun is also willing to give away $1000 if the 10 billionth downloaded app is not the FX Photo Studio, however, the downloaded app has to be an app from the photography category. It could either be a free or paid app.

Considering that the app store counter is already inching towards 9.99 billion, you might want to start warming up to get that 10 billionth download.

Microsoft Launches OneNote For iPhone and iPad; 30th Most Popular Free App

Looks like Microsoft is getting serious about shipping their office suite of products to , and users with the launch of the OneNote app for iPhone today.

OneNote iPhone

OneNote is a note-taking software which is part of the suite. OneNote was already available for the Windows Phone 7 platform and is now available for the iPhone too.

OneNote Top 30 Free App

The OneNote app for iPhone has quickly jumped the ranks and is now the 30th most popular free app on the App Store. The app says that is free for limited time only. The other most popular note-taking app for iPhone has been the Evernote, however, OneNote definitely seems to have the edge over it.

Both the iPhone and iPad are yet to see any significant office suites except for maybe Quick Office. Microsoft’s entry into the iOS for office space will definitely give them a wider range of mobile users who prefer to do their office related work on the go. Though there is no indication whether this will lead to an office suite for iPhone, the instant success of the OneNote app might definitely prompt Microsoft to work towards creating one.

OneNote is free for a limited period only. You can download the OneNote app for your iDevice from here.

Best Mobile Apps Of the Week for iOS, Android and Symbian – #1

Welcome to the first edition of Best Mobile Apps Of The Week where we will feature some popular and useful apps for different mobile platforms. From now on, every Friday we will be introducing our readers to one new application for the , and platform. We may add any other platforms such as WP7, webOS and Maemo on popular demand. So if you guys want us to feature apps of any other OS drop in a comment and let us know.

Here are the featured of the week for iOS, Symbian and Android:

Remote (iOS)

If you own any of the iOS based devices, chances are you must be using iTunes to manage media and apps on it as well. If you use iTunes as your primary media player, then Remote is going to come in very handy for you. The application basically allows users to control media playback on their PC/Mac running iTunes using their iOS device.


However, for Remote to work users must have a Wi-Fi network and their PC/Mac must be connected to the same network as well. Users also need to enable the Home Sharing’ feature on iTunes and share their media library on the network.

iOS owners can download Remote from here.

Gravity (Symbian)

Gravity is among the few good applications available for the old sinking ship Symbian. Gravity is a combination of many apps into one. It is basically a Twitter and a social networking client. It supports Facebook, Foursquare and even acts as a great RSS reader by importing your feeds from Google Reader. The application is available for all the popular Symbian versions S60v3, S60v5 and Symbian^3.


There is a 14-day trial version of the application available for download. The full version costs 10 Euros but is totally worth it. The developer of Gravity Janole is also very active on twitter and tries to solve all the problems which Gravity users face.

Symbian users can download Gravity from here.

Launcher Pro (Android)

One of the main reasons why Android is so popular is because it’s highly customizable. Users can customize nearly every aspect of the phone (software wise). It might be possible that you may not like the Launcher your phone manufacturer has shipped your phone it. Users can easily replace the default home launcher app in Android by downloading another one from the Android Market. Launcher Pro is arguably one of the best alternate home launcher app in the Android ecosystem.


The application is available for free but a paid version ($1.99) is available as well which adds a few nice features like Widget resizing, Sense Widgets and Gesture Swipes etc. However, the paid version is not available for download from the Android Market.

I will recommend all Android handset owners to try out Launcher Pro once. Not only is it fast, it offers some nice features as well like a 3D app drawer and a landscape mode home screen. The app also looks very sleek and users can easily customize the icons and the background used by the app.

So that’s it folks! I hope you liked the applications suggested by me in our first edition of Mobile Apps of the week.

Google Voice App For iPhone Now Available Officially, Really

Earlier this year, a big feud broke out between two giants; Google and Apple; over an for Google Voice, the phone service provided by Google.

Google Voice iPhone App

The trouble started after Apple blocked the Google Voice app for which then also involved the FCC and Eric Schmidt resigning from the Apple board of directors. However, it looks like both Apple and Google have worked over their differences since the Google Voice app is now officially available for the iPhone.

Google officially announced that the Google Voice app for iPhone and is available for download from the App store. The new app will allow you to make cheap international calls and provide free text messaging to US numbers. Google Voice for iPhone will also include push notifications and will involve making calls through Direct Access numbers.

Excited about this news? Don’t wait, go ahead and download the Google Voice app from the app store here. Not sure what Google Voice is? Check out a video which explains what Google Voice is.

Update: As pointed in the comment below, this app does not work on the iPod Touch yet. There are several comments on the app page which point this out too. I will figure out a way to get it running on the iPod Touch soon.

Pulse Reader App Now Free For iPhone, iPad and Android

Pulse Reader is one of the most famous apps for and touch to read news and RSS feeds. The app which debuted on the iPad has received rave reviews and some controversy too from New York Times.

Pulse Reader App Free for iPhone, iPad and Android

In a blog post, the Pulse Reader team announced that the app was now free across all platforms:

Today we’re announcing that Pulse is free across all platforms! We would like to thank our early users, who have given us both time and money to help build the product to this stage. You have given us the resources to build a company dedicated to improving your news reading experience. We’re now a team of 8 people working very hard to make Pulse better everyday.

The app which has changed the way people consume news and feeds is definitely worth downloading. It makes reading content more pleasant and elegant. I definitely recommend you to go ahead and download the app (links below).

Download Pulse Reader for iPhone | Download Pulse Reader for iPad | Download Pulse Reader for Android

Facebook iPhone App With Social Messaging Now Available

has updated their App with the new social messaging feature they announced today built in. Unfortunately there is nothing new to report or add at this time since the system is invite only. I’ll try and get my hands on an invite soon and write up more about the Facebook email aka Facebook Social messaging.

Facebook iPhone App

In the meantime grab the new Facebook  from here. Unfortunately there is no news when an updated app for coming..

Apple Store Gets Take Down Notice for VLC App

ipad-image2Tuesday, Rémi Denis-Courmont, the lead developer of the open source VLC media player, sent a legal notice to the Apple Store to force the VLC app’s removal. VLC can only be modified or distributed under Gnu GPL (General Public License), and Apple’s restrictive licensing violates that. It’s expected that Apple will do so, because this situation isn’t new. Apple was previously forced to remove other open source apps.

To users of iOS devices, this means you’d better grab VLC from the Apple Store while you can.


The VLC app was released in September. Even then, some people speculated that it would eventually be killed. Below is a little of the letter that Rémi sent out to the public.

Espoo, Finland – Today, a formal notification of copyright infringement
was sent to Apple Inc. regarding distribution of the VLC media player for
iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. VLC media player is free software licensed
solely under the terms of the open source GNU General Public License
(a.k.a. GPL). Those terms are contradicted by the products usage rules of
the AppStore through which Apple delivers applications to users of its
mobile devices.

Rémi is also angry that he’s being blamed for depriving users of the app. He states that he must defend VLC’s unrestricted use under GPL, and those who made this app available should be getting the blame.

VLC will always be available for Windows, Mac and Linux.