Editor’s Picks Apps
Skee-Ball has Redeeming Qualities
Flick your finger to send a duckpin-sized bowling ball up the ramp and into the holes. Tilt the phone to add spin after the flick. That’s it, but be prepared to do it a few thousand times a day.
Guerrilla Bob Blows Stuff Up
Guerrilla Bob is a dual stick shooter with throwaway lines that aren’t that funny — “Say hello to my bullets!” — a 3D landscape that looks like Legoland gone bad, and a story line that won’t replace the Odyssey as the standard of heroic epics any time soon.
20 Minute Meals - Jamie Oliver on Your iPhone
If you haven’t witnessed renown British chef Jamie Oliver in action, you’re missing out on an incredible personality with a passion for healthy food. If you love him in The Food Revolution, you’ll love him on your iPhone as he demonstrates some of his recipes designed to be made in 20 minutes or less.
Zombie Smash: Visceral Evisceration
Visually and thematically, Zombie Smash may remind you of its somewhat more lush castle-defense cousin Plants vs. Zombies. Sound effects are similar too, as are the as-you-go instructions that appear over your screen.
Rediscover Your Groove With a Smarter Music Player
A newbie in the long and growing list of music apps, Groove lets you take your music library for a new spin by providing a quick and easy way to listen to your songs. Groove was designed to help users “rediscover” their music library and it accomplishes this by being organized, intuitive, and bit more than “genius.”
Groove’s options are simple.
Glee for iPhone and iPad Unites Gleeks the World Over
With a couple of App Store successes—like Ocarina and I am T-Pain—under their belt, Smule has partnered with FOX to unite Gleeks around the world with the new Glee app for iPhone and iPad.
Hottie Hookups Brings Out the Bouncer In You
With its quirky and politically incorrect humor, Hottie Hookups seems to come right off the pages of Mad magazine. This is a zany game that combines elements of time management and castle defense strategies in a way that is refreshingly unique.
Doodle Kart Draws Out the Race Car Driver In You
Doodle Kart – Doodle games, with graphics that appear to have been hand drawn, are hot. Lima Sky’s Doodle Jump, for example, is currently sitting in third place in the best-selling apps column.
Take Your Favorite Tot on an iPhone Animal Hide & Seek Adventure
Animal Hide & Seek Adventure for iPhone is a game for young children featuring colorful animation and friendly music built around a simple seek and find premise. Choose from three adventure themes – jungle, circus, and ocean – and find the animals hidden in each image.
Likwid Unlocks the Music Within You
Likwid - We’ve seen several music-oriented games debut on the iPhone and iPod touch, notably Smule’s Ocarina and Tapulous’ Tap Tap Revenge, 2 and 3, all of which have been long-time best-sellers.
Geocaching guiding you for hours of hidden treasure fun
Geocaching is basically a game of treasure hunting. When I first heard about it a year ago I had no idea how remarkably popular geocaching is. It’s a game played by untold numbers of people throughout the world.
Landscaper's Companion Gets You Ready for Spring Planting
Spring is finally here and with it comes an app of great proportions for amateur gardeners and botanists. Landscaper’s Companion is a reference guide to more than a 1,000 plants in every category – perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs, groundcover, ornamental grasses and more.
Alice In Wonderland iPhone App: Curiouser and Curiouser
There's speculation that Lewis Carroll was Jack the Ripper. Tim Burton, with his Edward-Goreyesque artistic tastes and his fascination with lovable corpses and the like, might be a kindred spirit.
Angry Birds: Cartoon Revenge is More Fun than Physics Class
From the parabolic arcs traced by the birds you slingshot, to the slipping, sliding, splintering, crashing, and ricocheting of various objects you sling at, Angry Birds is a physicist’s dream.
Battle of Puppets Puts Castle Defense in the Limelight
Battle of Puppets, from Small Wonders, is a quirky little 2-D castle defense strategy game that puts you in the role of a puppeteer starring in well-known operas such as Aida, Carmen, Madama Butterfly and Salome.