June 5, 2013 in Utilities (E)
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Liquid Melon today is pleased to introduce BumpList 1.0 for iOS, its free utility that displays up to 500 apps (250 free and 250 paid) recommended by the users of BumpList. A crowdsourced list displayed on a map and updated in realtime, apps may be resubmitted once they have descended to a minimum position of 100. This world map of mini app icons lets users browse through the apps, showing the locations from which the apps were submitted. Depending on user settings, tapping any of these icons will either open its listing on the iTunes App Store without leaving BumpList - enabling easy purchases and free downloads - or display the app details along with the location of other users also viewing the app by using a colored pin for each. Users may also leave remarks on their respective pins for others to read.
* Up to 500 apps can be displayed
* No redirection to the App Store
* User generated
* Updated in real time
* Share apps easily to Twitter and Facebook
* Save apps to an archive
* Swipe to translate (if available)
* Zoom to an icon location
* Zoom to your location
* User customizable
For users, the easiest, most efficient, and equal-access app for browsing recommended apps, particularly those outside their normal sphere of interest, is BumpList. The list reflects the opinions of users rather than editors and affords an app an opportunity for extra exposure before it hits the best-selling charts on the App Store.
Retina-display ready, the mini app icons on the map are sharp and detailed. Tap one of these icons and a regular-sized icon of that app is displayed at the top of BumpList. Along with the name of the app, the following details are also listed: category of the app on the App Store, whether its a universal or device-specific app, an average rating on the App Store, and its current price or free. Users can translate the name of the app by swiping across the listing at the top of the screen. Tapping the icon at the top of the screen centers the map location of the mini icon.
Also at the top of the screen are four buttons inviting user interaction. One enables the user to leave a remark for the app (called a blurb) which then appears on their pin, changing its color from green to purple. Another saves the app to an archive for later viewing, sharing, or even price checking. The third allows the user to share the app with their friends via Twitter or Facebook. The last button displays the app on the iTunes App Store, which is simply a window that fills approximately three-fourths of the screen that contains the complete, scrolling App Store listing including full description, screenshots, information, developer info, top in-app purchases, and a version history.
"This isn't just another RSS feed showing the same list of apps on sale or free for a day," commented Aaron Braegger of Liquid Melon. "This collection of apps on a map is generated in realtime by the users of BumpList."
* iPhone 3GS/4/4S/5, iPod touch (3rd/4th/5th generation), and iPad
* Requires iOS 6.1 or later
* Universal app optimized for display on all iOS devices
* 2.0 MB
Pricing and Availability:
BumpList 1.0 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Utilities category. Users may submit a limited number of apps to the map free each day, or via a one-time in-app purchase of $0.99 (USD), the user can unlock this feature for unlimited submissions.
Based in Los Angeles, California, Liquid Melon was founded by Aaron Braegger in 2012. The Company focus is to make great apps, some of which will entertain, some of which will make you learn. Copyright (C) 2013 Liquid Melon. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.