Editor’s Picks Apps
iChalky is Dancing His Way into Our Hearts
Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz when the scarecrow first comes off his pole and learns to walk. If you could control that gangly dance on your iPhone, you would have iChalky.
Chalky is a stick figure that is much more complex than he appears.
Dizzy Bee Tilts and Twirls its Way to the Top
DizzyBeeFree is everything that a lite version should be — a teaser with all the quality of the of a paid app and gameplay that leaves you wanting more.
Start out with the free app, but know this: by the time you've made it through the first 4 levels you'll be a Dizzy Bee convert eager to pay $2.99 for 40 more levels of fun.
Bugdom 2 - A Grasshopper's Awesome Adventure
Bugdom 2 fits right into the incredible line of apps by developer Pangea Software, makers of such games as Cro Mag Rally, Billy Frontier or Enigmo. This iPhone release of the company's original game offers great family fun with the right price tag of $1.99.
iPump Series Adds Slick Photo and Video Guidance to Your Workout Routine
Some of us prefer to workout without the motivational of assistance of a perky pony-tailed trainer or a bulked-out personal fitness coach. That doesn't mean we don't need exercise guidance along the way.
Cosmovox - An iPhone Theremin
For anyone interested in the world of electronic music, Cosmovox is a great app to have on your iPhone. Portland-based developer Leisuresonic has created a motion-controlled synthesizer that offers over 45 different musical scales and uses the accelerometer to track the user's motions, mapping them to the musical pitches of the selected scale.
Camerabag: Turn Your iPhone into a Vintage Camera
There's something special about the artsy quality of a vintage photo. Toy cameras such as Holga, Lomo and Diana are my favorite, but I'm a sucker for just about any cheap camera with a "temperamental" streak. Get from a vintage look for your photos without having to carry around an extra camera. CameraBag from Nevecenter takes iPhone's built in camera back in time with 5 retro photo styles: "Helga," "1974," "Lolo," "Cinema," and "1962."
Baccarat Pro - The Personal Casino Trainer
With Baccarat Pro Avalinx Llc., developer of the awesome 21 Pro game, delivers another great card game to the iPhone. Using the same user-friendly interface as 21 Pro, Baccarat Pro provides everything you need to understand and learn the game of baccarat and thereby offers great fun for beginners and advanced players alike.
Rock 'n' Roll will get you Spinning
This fun arcade game by UK game developer Tag Games Limited might get you dizzy but it is a lot of fun. The premise is fairly simple - two friends, Rock and Roll, are on an island where the Evil Sky Spirit got angry and kidnaps Rock, because an electrical shortage caused all of his musical notes to disappear from his guitar.
AirCam Turns your iPhone into a Home Surveillance System
AirCam from Senstic Systems was released 2 weeks ago and has no reviews yet on the App Store. Yet AirCam, which sells for $7.99 is one of the most startling apps we have ever downloaded.
The idea behind AirCam is to connect your iPhone with the built in webcam of your macbook, or any other compatible external webcam so you can view live feed from remote locations.
Fring Could be the Ultimate Killer App.
Fring, the integrated IM client, launched today for the iPhone. Before getting into Fring specifics, pay attention to what happens at 46seconds on the above video. What is mentioned (an I have confirmed) is that if you hold down the sleep (top) button of Fring for a second and then release, the phone will power off, but you still will receive alert messages when pinged by a Fring IM client (such as AIM or Skype).
Strike Up the Fun with iBowl
Upon opening iBowl a warning on the instructions page reads: "Before playing, make sure objects and people are out of the way." This message is a first hint at how much fun this game is.
Brought to the iPhone by large game developer Social Gaming Network (SGN), makers of iGolf, iBowl delivers.
Non-Jailbroken PhotoBoard Released Today. Get it.
PhotoBoard, an app previously only available for Jail Broken phones, was released today on the App Store for $0.99. Its one of those apps, like Shazam or Pandora that just seem made for iPhone.
GL Golf. Where You Go After iGolf
GL Golf does not use the accelerometer like iGolf (and the Wii) does. And it is not free. As a paid app, it might be better suited for hard core golf gaming fanatics. But it doesn't disappoint.
GL Golf offers a selection of full 18 hole simulated courses (unlike iGolf which only offers a number of individual holes), including Old St Andrews.
Scrabble from EA Sets the Bar and It's Free
When I saw "Scrabble" hit the App Store my first thought was that the game play was going to be painful on a device with a 4.5 by 2 inch display and no keyboard. But somehow, the team at EA, the largest game publisher in the world, has created an app that is not only incredibly fun to play, but makes you forget the limitations of the iPhone.
Congress+ is a Great Reference App for Capitol Hill
Congress+ by market research company Cohen Research Group is a great reference app for the politically minded user or for anyone working in US politics like party officials, activists, political professionals or lobbyists. Unlike other apps like Elections or Campaign, Congress+ is a more professional application, which provides information on all members of congress, from their photo, name, title, state and party affiliation to their official bio, their office address, their capitol staff, their committee assignments as well as their website and contact information. Furthermore the user gets to browse campaign news (Google) and use links to campaign websites.