Check out the latest and greatest in apps for your iPhone with our monthly app roundup.
YumTableGrab last-minute deals on food.
If you’re sitting there with a grumbly belly and a thin wallet, wondering if you should head down to the supermarket for a tin of beans and a loaf of bread, hold on a minute: cheap eating doesn’t have to taste cheap.
YumTable is a last-minute restaurant booking service that throws in deals to entice diners to fill empty seats. You can see what deals are currently active (and how far away the restaurant is), or you can filter deals by suburb, price range, cuisine, or time of day.
You can book your table from the app, saving you that embarrassing phone call, shouting over your grumbling tummy.
The app emails friends you’d like to invite, and the discounts happen behind the scenes, without the need for coupons, so you won’t look like a tight-arse on that first date.
The service is fully available in Melbourne, and is rolling out nationwide.
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.Free > Madewell Enterprises Pty Ltd
If you’re expecting a child and want a corny yet memorable way to share the happiness and notify your friends and family when your little bundle of screaming, pooping flesh joy arrives, then Stork.cc has you covered.
The app will send out to selected contacts a newspaper-themed birth announcement, complete with all the details curious aunties and friends crave, as well as a photo, and some interesting facts about who shares the child’s birthday, and what happened on that day in history. (Cute.)$1.19 > boberdoo.com
This game is the result of PopCap’s first 24-hour game jam event, where employees created games based on a randomly generated name. ‘Unpleasant Horse Racing in the Sky’ translated to a game where you have to destroy your opponents by pushing them into the meat grinders below, while trying to stay aloft by grabbing feathers from passing birds and bouncing off of clouds.
Released under the 4th & Battery moniker, which PopCap use to release ‘smaller, stranger, edgier game ideas’, you can expect the playability of PopCap, without the family-friendliness. Free > 4th & Battery
Always with the photography apps. A guy can only take so many Lomo filters before his head explodes. Thankfully, Decim8 is something a little different.
If a retro filter is supposed to emulate the faults and inadequacies of the analogue cameras of yore, then Decim8 is the warts’n’ all digital equivalent.
By deliberately putting photos through a host of random ‘bit-mangling’ corruption filters, you can create images that reflect their digital heritage, rather than representing the now-dead days of film. Get with the times, man.$1.19 > Kris Collins