Tapulous wants to be king of iPhone Apps

Tapulous - what impact will it have?
Tapulous - what impact will it have?

California-based company Tapulous is aiming to be one of the stars of the show when Apple's App Store for the iPhone and iPod touch is launched on Friday.

The company has built up a bank of finished programs in time for the unveiling, and has some pretty meaty names on board to try and get people to warm to the Apps.

Included in the team is Bart Decrem, founder of social networking browser Flock, as well as Mike Lee of Delicious Library and Andrew Lacy.


It will launch a total of six Apps on Friday, with each working independently, but the idea is eventually to get them to interface and create a kind of 'social network for Apps'.

The official Tapulous Blog has this little snippet to keep the public waiting: "Over the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out more apps, and you'll see us be very active in the iPhone community".

Included in the launch will be a Twitter client with the ability to provide a pseudo-service should the main social networking site fail. Tap Tap Revenge is a rebranded version of Tap Tap Revolution, which was hugely popular in the original jailbroken iPhone.

Also, and possibly the coolest, will be a 'Friend Book' which will allow iPhone users to exchange contact info by literally placing the handsets side by side and shaking them.

Sounds weird, but could be just the thing to fly on the iPhone.

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.