Top Games And Apps iPhone 4: Netflix, FarmVille, Guitar Hero
Now that the iPhone 4 has finally hit the ground, its time for its apps. A pair of high-profile games will be making their way to the App Store, two of which are FarmVille and Guitar Hero.
iPhone 4 FarmVille
Mark Pincus, CEO of Zynga, announced the iPhone version of FarmVille during the WWDC keynote. FarmVille is a real-time social farm simulator with more than 80 million active users. About one in five Facebook users are FarmVille users. That blows pretty much any other Flash-based game out of the water.
According to Pincus, the iPhone version will include all the familiar features of the game, including permitting players to use in-app purchases to get cash and coins to purchase things like seeds, animals, buildings, decorations, and vehicles. The game will available at the end of June, just in time for FarmVille’s one-year anniversary.
Guitar Hero iPHone 4
Not only can iPhone users look presumptuous to a new social game coming to the platform, but thanks to ‘Activision’, they’ll finally have a fun music game as well. Activision’s Senior Vice President Karthik Bala announced that Guitar Hero has hit the App Store. The $3 app is now available for download. With more than 40 million units sold worldwide, Guitar Hero is selling out arenas while most other music simulation games are playing small clubs.
While games like Tap Tap Revenge and Rock Band have proven the iPhone can do rhythm-based music simulators, so far there hasn’t been anything that has captured the feeling of actually playing guitar. That may change with Guitar Hero. Isn’t it?
The iPhone game comes with classic rock songs by Queen and the Rolling Stones as well as more contemporary rock anthems like those from Vampire Weekend and Rise Against. Bala explained that you can post high scores on Facebook and customize your rock star’s look, sharing your unique style with your friends.
With more than 225 million apps on the App Store and over 5 billion app downloads, the iPhone is a roaring marketplace of ideas. The aptitude for developers to make and sell their games in an aggressive market is a big reason for the iPhone’s popularity and why the iPhone continues to control the mobile market. It wasn’t too long ago that people thought Apple didn’t go for games. Now you see Steve Jobs sharing the stage with gaming developers when Apple promotes its new hardware. Great Indeed!
Netflix For iPhone 4
“With the success of the iPhone, everyone wants to be a part of it. Netflix had to do it,” said Edward Woo, analyst with Wedbush Morgan Securities. I guess well said as the much talked iPhone 4 will now carry a free Netflix application. Yes, DVD rental service Netflix Inc announced that it would soon release its app this summer.
Nevertheless, Woo believes the majority of Netflix subscribers will still prefer to watch movies and TV programs on computer screens or television sets. Addressing the idea he said, “The iPhone screens are too small. I don’t think there will be a mass adoption.” But that’s a completely a later matter of concern.
Needless to say, the iPhone has been a huge success since it debuted in 2007, boosting Apple’s margins, transforming the company into one of the world’s leading mobile device makers and setting the competitive landscape in a smartphone battle that will play out for years.
Now with iPhone 4, the company is sure to make more profits, so its obvious that more and more clients would want to add themselves with the brand. However, the new iPhone 4 launched is faster, sport a front-facing camera for videoconferencing, boast longer battery life and a better screen.
Netflix shares rose 2.5 pct before paring gains to trade at $110.14, up 0.33 percent, after announcing the application at an Apple conference where the technology company was widely expected to introduce its latest iPhone.Well whatever, the relief is that the app is all free!