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And this month on the App Show…

It’s time again for another App Show and we managed to escape the confines of Cambridge again to head out to Cologne for GDC Europe. There we caught up with a number of interesting people from the apps industry showing off their wares.

We had Anders Jepsen from Blackberry explaining to us why Blackberry OS should be considered by developers, even with the company’s difficulties. Alistair Aitcheson, an indie guru and developer of Greedy Bankers, chatted to us about multiplayer tablet games. And Andrew Smith of Appy Nation talked to us about the reboot of legendary App Store game Transport Tycoon.

But that wasn’t all we found out about on this month’s show. We chatted to Richard Bates of Kick it Out! who talked to us about how the anti-racism organisation is hoping that cloud based apps will help fans to report racist abuse.

And, of course, we had time for the mainstays of The App Show: all the news from the app world this month, reviews from our resident critic Beth about the best apps for Summer and the all important Free App Magic Chart.

Check the show out at 9pm tonight on or catch up with the podcast tomorrow



MagicSolver celebrate 4 years and 30 million users!

When two Cambridge University students created MagicSolver on the 9th of July 2009,  we never imagined we would last that or that we would get as much success and recognition from our fans across the world.

So we’re proud to celebrate our 4th anniversary in charge of a company creating the best apps for iPhone, iPad and Android for our 30 million users in over 120 countries.

The tens of thousands of positive emails, reviews and feedback from our users has been our best reward, helping our team of 20 talented app Magicians feel proud to be selecting the best apps every day for you in both and for our renowned seasonal calendars.

We’re also glad to have worked with a number of fantastic partners, from the best indie developers looking to get their apps discovered through to the top gaming companies and the best digital advertising agencies.

So thanks again to our 30 million users, the 600 talented apps developers we have selected apps from and all the Magicians on our team who have helped to make this all possible.

Emmanuel Carraud & Oliver Lamming


Check out the hottest topics about the industry this month in the App Show

It’s time for the June edition of the App Show and we really got our teeth into a wide variety of app industry issues this month.

We chatted with Craig Grannell, games editor for Tap! Magazine and contributor for Macformat, about the changes to iOS 7 and what that means for the future of Apple. We caught up with Iris Campinski from Apps for Good and Ben Howard from ViewRanger to discuss how their work with apps has helped the community. And we discussed how you turn a board game into an app with Rodeo Games CTO Richard Brooks and Creative Director Ben Murch.

With Beth reviewing superhero apps and the Free App Magic Chart rounding things off, you can check out this bumper interview special by listening the podcast via




Listen to The App Show live tonight from 9pm on Star Radio!

Hi everyone,

It’s time for another edition of the App Show and, yet again, we’ve got some absolutely cracking features coming up for you.

We’re chatting with Andrew Smith from Appy Nation about how indie developers are coming together to help push their apps up the chart; an essential listen for any of you thinking about extending your marketing reach.

On top of that, we’re also talking tax breaks for British game developers with Dr Jo Twist of the UK Interactive Entertainment Association and Andrew Eades, CEO of Relentless Software, to discuss how the moves may benefit app developers. And, of course, we’ve got the news, reviews and Free App Magic chart to enjoy.

Listen live tonight from 9pm on Star Radio here or catch up with our podcast by downloading it here from tomorrow onwards.

Hope you enjoy the show!




Top 3 Pet apps

The impact of pets on our lives should never be underestimated. Whether you own a mangy mutt, a 14-foot python or a memory-challenged goldfish, pets are like members of the family. To make sure we continue to treasure our furry/scaly/slimy/feathered friends, a National Pet Month has been organised to promote responsible ownership, raise public awareness of professional pet services and celebrate all things pet-related. So to acknowledge the contribution our animal friends make to our lives, we have cherry picked the top three pet-themed apps for your enjoyment.


This is an app that you can enjoy with your four-legged friend. Walking your hound not only gives the canine a workout but it also keeps you fit as a fiddle. Connecting via your device’s built-in GPS, this app tracks and maps your dog walking jaunts and records the duration, distance elevation, pace and speed in real-time. It also analyses how many calories you burn and whether you need to step up the march. You can your route with an online account, share your progress with friends on social networks and upload geo-tagged pictures of your walk with Rover for posterity.

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The latest edition of the App Show is out today!

Another month in the App World has passed so that means it is time for another episode of the App Show! And, boy do we have some top quality stuff lined up to pass by your ear buds.

We’re chatting to free to play consultant and general good egg Will Luton about whether freemium is here to stay. We caught up with Simon Read, developer of New Star Soccer, and Barry Meade, part of the studio behind The Room, to talk shop about their Bafta triumph. And we have Beth from MagicSolver reviewing three interesting infinite runners, as well as the news and Free App Magic chart.

You can listen to the show at 9pm tonight on Star Radio or, if you’re too busy watching the football, catch up with the podcast from tomorrow morning.


George, App Show Presenter

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Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee with three Royal Surprises every day!

Available now on the App Store:

Wave the flag, and join in with the royal celebrations for this special Diamond jubilee! Because 60 year on the throne is something that you will see just once on a lifetime; we would like to celebrate it with you with our Diamond Jubilee app, which brings you 3 free royal surprises each day!

MagicSolver are hosting an app party, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 60 years of reign, and you’re invited! So why not get rewarded for joining in with the mobile jamboree with the help of Specialists of the Apps Store and connoisseurs of the social world: MagicSolver!

Everyday to celebrate we’ll be finding some of the top things from across the web and giving it to you for free. From top apps for free, to chart topping tunes, hilarious video clips and awesome podcasts, we’ll be finding things that you’ll love to share with friends via Facebook, Twitter, email, and even by text!

MagicSolver loves a celebration and what better excuse to have one than the Queen of England’s Diamond jubilee! So download Diamond Jubilee and come join the party

Enjoy the most of your 3 royal surprises!

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It is the time to be jolly with Free App Magic’s new Christmas edition!

Christmas is almost upon us! And the Christmas Spirit has invaded Free App Magic:
Welcome to Free App Magic – Christmas Edition!

This is a special time of year for us at MagicSolver; as we are such huge Christmas fans we just couldn’t miss out on celebrating this fabulous festive season!

With Free App Magic – Christmas Edition we continue the trend of ‘bringing to our users the best possible experience in app discovery ’, with this Christmas edition our users will still be getting and enjoying 3 new apps every day and they remain 100% free!   But they will get additional Christmas graphics and sound effects to get them into the festive mood!

Link to the App Store:

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Sudoku Battle receives a great review!

We are delighted by Appa snap’s review of our fab app Sudoku Battle. Check it out and let us know what you think!

Click here to read the review:

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MagicSolver featured in Mobclix article!

We are excited to announce that Mobclix has published a great article featuring MagicSolver’s work on seasonal apps. Mobclix recently approached us, impressed by the seasonal apps we have produced up until now; they asked us to participate in an  interview on seasonal apps – focusing on the positive aspects behind producing such apps, and the skills necessary to produce a successful seasonal app.

To find out more –  go to:

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Halloween – 13 Spooky apps!!

Great news for our iOS users, our Halloween app has just been released for iPhone, iPad, and iPod. This delectably creepy app is now all yours to download!
Just go to:

Don’t be confused by the name change –
Halloween – 13 spooky apps

this app is the same as our previous Halloween Countdown – 13 Dark Surprises out on Android –

You get all the same fantastically spooky surprises and fabulous sound effects.  So enjoy and have a Happy Halloween!!

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Halloween Countdown App released on Android + free spooky Facebook presents!

We are so excited that our Halloween Countdown- 13 Dark Surprises has been released today on Android! To find out more go to:

We have a little bad news for iPhone and iPad users – our iOS version has been delayed; due to iOS5 updates flooding Apple’s system they are back-logged with app reviews. But watch this space because we will let you know as soon as our fabulously spooky app is released – and trust us it is well worth the wait!!

But in the meantime, check out our Facebook page,
Every day, we will be giving our Facebook fans free Halloween gifts and tips on making this the greatest and most chilling Halloween ever!

We begin with this haunting wallpaper for your iPhone – to get you into the mood for Halloween – enjoy! Don’t forget to return to our Facebook page every day for your next creepy gift/tip – and don’t forget to tell all your friends about us!

Happy Halloween!

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Halloween Countdown App – Coming Soon!!

Halloween is coming up and MagicSolver is dedicated to getting you into the Halloween spirit! Behold our new and exciting app,  Halloween Countdown  –  13 dark surprises! This new app bursting full of spooky delights, will be available in the App Store from midnight on the 19th October!

It will allow you to literally start counting down the days to the arrival of All Hallow’s Eve. Everyday we will bring you 1delectably scary surprise; our chilling animations and creepy sounds are guaranteed to get you into the mood for Halloween!

Dig up a new grave everyday to discover the scary presents that we have for you!!

Andrea from the MagicSolver Team

Note that the best and most chilling surprise will be available for you to download on the 31st October!

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Free App Magic Featured on ‘BBC Click’

Free App Magic have been featured on the highly acclaimed “BBC Click” TV programme. Presenter Kate Russell – a well-known technology journalist explains what Free App Magic is about and confirms that this is definitely one app that she will be checking in with daily! Take a look at it:

“Nowadays there are millions of apps out there, therefore Free App Magic has been developed with the main aim to help users to discover great paid apps for free” said Emmanuel Carraud CEO of MagicSolver.

The MagicSolver team would like to express our happiness about our great achievements, and we would like to thank all our users – for your amazing daily feedbacks, and Kate Russell for mentioning us in her TV Program.

We at MagicSolver will keep on working hard, to bring the best possible experience in apps discovery to all our users worldwide.

Andrea from the MagicSolver Team

P.S. Halloween is coming up and we at MagicSolver have developed a scary experience, that you will be able to enjoy form the 19th October! 13 dark surprises that you shouldn’t miss out!.

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Free App Magic users have saved 4 million dollars within the last 3 months

The new version 1.3 of Free App Magic is already in the App Store:

After the hugely positive response to Free App Magic and the great feedback we received  from our users; we at MagicSolver decided to enhance our app in order to keep bringing you the best possible experience in apps discovery. 300,000 users worldwide have already saved 4 million dollars in the last 3 months by downloading paid apps for free every day, and now with the introduction of Free App Magic version 1.3 the experience is getting even better! The new features included are:

  • The Global Community savings, which are in your Magic Piggy Bank! Keep track of the total amount of money saved up to now and how it will keep up increasing;
  • Access to the history of apps previously  featured on Free App Magic;
  • Now you can get your apps 1 hour earlier;
  • Better sound effects and a mute option;
  • 3 new languages (Arabic, Swedish and Chinese);
  • Automatic option to share app deals and your saving milestones on Twitter and Facebook;
  • New exciting animations;
  • And iOS5 support

Don’t spend time hunting through over 400,000 applications available in the App Store. Let us do the hard work and source the best apps out there for you. Discover great paid apps for free every day with Free App Magic

Andrea from the MagicSolver Team

P.S. Now Halloween is coming up and we at MagicSolver are working on a scary experience, special for you! – Watch this space.

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Rugby World Cup Calendar 2011 is already on the App Store

Rugby World Cup Calendar 2011Rugby time is NOW! And the Rugby World Cup Calendar 2011 app is ready for you to download. This great all-in-one app brings you all the full calendar of matches, information about each team and even the rules, for those heated debates with your friends over what the difference is between a ruck and a maul!

You can also keep up to date with all the latest news and results live. Follow every single second of the RWC 2011 and support your favorite team throughout the tournament. Rugby fans, it’s time to kick off!

In addition, we have created our own Rugby team, which will give you 15 different surprises 100% free, one from every player of the team. Make sure you check back every day to pick your surprise up.

Remember, though, there is no need for a scrum over the download button – the app is completely free and already available in the App Store for everyone!

Andrea from the MagicSolver Team

P.S. We’re working on something extra special for Halloween – watch this space

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The App show with MagicSolver on Star Radio!

The App Show

MagicSolver is now on air every Tuesday at 9pm on Star 107 Radio station with Amy Lee who will tell you all about the hotest apps available on the App Store. We are seeking for la crème de la crème to recommend you the best apps from talented developers in the 5 continents. So, pimp up your devices with the top reviewed apps on the App Show…

Don’t miss the show!

Go to Star 107 website to listen to our first broadcast: