This is a guest post contributed by Jeff Vance.
If you’re looking for a list of some inexpensive apps, then you?re reading the wrong article. Most apps in the iTunes store are fairly inexpensive ? in fact many of them can be downloaded for free. On the other end of the scale, there are a handful of apps that will cost you right at a grand to download ? the highest amount Apple will allow developers to charge for an app. At $999.99 USD a piece, these nine apps are among the most expensive to be found in the iTunes store.
Are they worth the money? That depends. Unlike the infamous ?I am Rich? app from a few years back, these apps actually serve a purpose and deliver value to the users who download them. Each app was created for a very specific user and probably aren?t of any use to most iPad and iPhone users. However, if you?re looking to pass the bar exam in California or New York, provide speech therapy, make a lot of speeches, or you?re just a bored millionaire looking for the VIP treatment you deserve, then these apps are definitely for you.
1. The Alchemist SMS
From Ferrous Solutions, Inc.
The Alchemist SMS (Scrap Management System) app provides users in the steelmaking and scrap metal recycling industry with the necessary tools to achieve the best value from their raw material costs.
Users enter their specifications for charge buckets, choosing from over 90 predefined steel alloy specifications and over 60 predefined metal scrap and alloy specifications. Alchemist SMS then designs a charge bucket that utilizes existing inventories of scrap metal as well as a loading scheme for efficient production, generating a PDF report that can be emailed out and printed for easy implementation.
A full operating manual is available on the developer?s website.
From EZi APP
No matter what field of agronomy you specialize in, Agro will streamline the agricultural inspection process by simplifying the way your reports are compiled, generated and distributed.
Agro App lets Agronomists perform their inspections and generate evaluations, reports and recommendations while still in the field. Users enter details about clients, chemical requirements, crops and pests. Agro stores this data which can be used to create inspection reports with hundreds of individual paddock/field inspections tailored to a specific client, all presented in a professional and easy to read format. Users can store and recall information for every location they?ve ever inspected using the app.
3. BarMax CA
From BarMax LLC
Created by a team of iOS developers and Harvard law alumni, BarMax CA and BarMax NY are designed to help prep law students for their respective state’s bar exam.
With BarMax you receive 1471 real MBE questions and over 100 essay questions taken from previous bar exams as well as 50+ hours of audio lectures delivered by Harvard Law School educated law professors. Some of the app?s features include a calendar and task list, over 800 flashcards to study from, performance tests, and outlines in Word format for taking notes. The app also comes with unlimited access to content and technical support.
Introduced in January 2010, BarMax CA was the first comprehensive bar exam prep course available for download from the iTunes App Store. Since then, BarMax has expanded its line to include prep course apps for New York, MBE, and MBRE students. These apps offer a unique way for these students to use their iPhones and iPads to prepare for their state bar exams.
According to the developers, BarMax CA users have an overall pass rate of seventy one percent – over 20 points higher than the CA state average.
4. BarMax NY
From BarMax LLC
BarMax NY provides the same features as BarMax CA except the focus is on New York state law rather than California state law.
According to the developers, BarMax NY users have an overall pass rate of eighty one percent – over 17 points higher than the NY state average.
5. Engine Connect
From Splashtop Inc.
Engine Connect is an app designed for broadcasters to control Vizrt content using the iPad?s multi-touch capabilities. It brings all the rendering power of Viz Engine – a state-of-the-art real-time renderer for television broadcasting – to an iPad without sacrificing the quality of the rich media.
Users will achieve a new level of interactivity for news, sports and weather with Engine Connect. Designed for studio news, weather, and sports broadcasts, Engine Connect enables presenters, anchors and talent to connect to and control interactive real-time animations and graphics on Viz Engine. The app takes advantage of Splashtop Remote technology to stream high-quality video and audio content from your computer, and allow you to interact with powerful desktop applications.
Users get direct interaction with Viz Engine scenes using multi-touch gestures from an iPad, live, high-definition streaming of Viz Engine at up to 30fps to a full screen on the iPad, the ability for anchors to use graphics they select from anywhere in the studio with their iPad without going through the control room, as well as useful telestration tool for virtual overlays and highlighting during sports analysis.
6. Intuition Control Solo WolfVision
From Desinnova Technologies, Inc.
WolfVision GmbH is a manufacturer of Visualizers – special optoelectronic appliances (also known as document cameras) designed to pick up images of 3-dimensional objects, documents, books, photos and other items from a working surface in perfect quality, quickly and easily. Compared to PowerPoint and other computer generated presentations, Visualizer presentations are a lot more flexible and dynamic, since almost anything can be displayed at any time, in any order and without the need for lengthy preparation in advance. Visualizers are commonly used in training, business meeting, and educational situations, with videoconferencing and telepresence applications as well.
WolfVision is a pioneer in the industry and has been developing and manufacturing Visualizers for more than two decades. A high proportion of current standard functionality found in “Visualizer technology” was developed and first introduced by WolfVision.
Intuition Control Solo is the first and only iPad application that lets you control your WolfVision visualizers using an iPad, providing seamless switching between the visualizer and computer based media. With its unique and intuitive user interface the Intuition Control app revolutionizes video conferencing and visualizer control. The intelligent programming of the App recognizes what model WolfVision visualizer you would like to control and adjusts itself accordingly, selecting only the features offered by that model visualizer.
The Intuition Control App lets users enter their visualizer?s IP address so they can easily connect to and control the visualizer, view a live feed of their visualizer either in the main control screen or in full screen mode, e-mail a visualizer image directly their iPad, store and view images in the visualizer’s memory and create presets to store current zoom, iris, and focus settings.
From Casa Futura Technologies
iStutter is designed to help stutterers speak fluently at a normal speaking rate, providing useful support for prolonged speech, fluency shaping, and Modifying Phonated Interval (MPI) stuttering therapies. It achieves this by analyzing vocal fold activity and selectively providing delayed auditory feedback (DAF) when the user begins to stutter or their speech is too fast, inducing slower, more fluent speech. As the user regains control of their speech, iStutter switches off the DAF to allow the user to speak normally without the hearing impairment.
8. MobiGage Laser
From Titansan Engineering Inc.
Metrology is the science of measurement, including all theoretical and practical aspects of measurement. MobiGage Laser is a metrology iPhone app used for the inspection of manufactured parts and assemblies. MobiGage Laser creates, edits, and runs measurement plans and automates inspection processes.
MobiGage?s reporting and measurement methodology follows manufacturing industry standards. Users are able to connect MobiGage to any measurement device such as a measuring arm, portable CMM, calipers, micrometer, etc. for automated measurement; MobiGage can also connect to any device and switch between devices wirelessly or on the 3G phone network.
MobiGage can be applied to design and engineering; first article, part and production inspection; quality and process control; and assembly, tool building and setting details.
9. VIP Black
From iVIP Ltd.
VIP Black, ‘The Millionaire’s App’, is the first and only premium lifestyle application designed especially for the iPhone. To keep out the riff raff, prospective members are required to certify, upon download, that they are genuine “High Net Worth Individuals” with assets and/or income in excess of £1 million.
Qualifying members receive the ‘VIP Treatment’ ?in the form of personalized attention and premium experiences offered by VIP’s team of luxury partners. These partners include Gordon Ramsay Restaurants, Virgin Limited Edition (Necker Island, The Lodge Verbier, and more), Firmdale Hotels, along with many other first-class brands, venues and services located around the world. Membership covers all aspects of the luxury lifestyle: butlers, theatres, personal trainers, private jets, a concierge, casinos, personal styling, as well as surprise gifts, welcome packages, complimentary room upgrades, exclusive rates, priority access, and other unique privileges.
This post is contributed by Jeff Vance. Jeff Vance is an internet content specialist working for LaptopScreenSource.com.au an Australian based company that specializes in providing OEM replacement laptop and iPad screens.