July 27, 2010
Today's list is once again severely lacking in the iPad app department, but we have quite a few worthy iPhone and iPod touch apps to check out. Pocket Barista ($.99 -> Free): Loaded with terms, tips, and step-by-step instructions that allow you to create the perfect espresso drink at home. The instructions contain demonstrative photographs, as well as a customizable shot timer so you can always make the best shot. It features Retina optimization for those with iPhone 4s. Pocket Barista is available for free for a limited time. It has a five-star rating, and a total of five ratings. The Colbert Report's The Word ($.99 -> Free): Want the Word at your fingertips every single day? Then this app is for you. Find every Word by date or alphabetically, or surprise yourself with a random one. Videos play best over a Wi-Fi connection, but 3G will do. The app features a fairly unobtrusive Vitamin Water ad for the free promotion. The Colbert Report's The Word is available for free for a limited time. It has a three-and-a-half-star rating, and a total of 25 ratings. Ultimate Party ($.99 -> Free): Contains five different drinking games -- Clacker, Beer Hunter, King's Cup, Mexicali, and High or Low -- each of which offers a different set of rules and requirements to play. Ultimate Party is available for free until August 1. It has a five-star rating, and a total of eight ratings. Fantastic 4 In A Row ($.99 -> Free): Basically a Connect 4 game with three different themes, 10 songs, local multiplayer that can be activated with a bump, and stat tracking by round. Fantastic 4 In A Row is available for free today only (7/27). It has a three-and-a-half-star rating, and a total of eight ratings. Mansion Expansion ($.99 -> Free): Tap to purchase houses that appear, and tap the houses again to sell them off and make money. When you purchase a house you can wait around for it to go up in value, but you can't lose focus because the prices will eventually plummet. The goal in each of the 11 stages is to purchase the expensive mansion. The game features simple tap gameplay, and OpenFeint integration. Mansion Expansion is available for free today only (7/27). It has a four-and-a-half-star rating, and a total of seven ratings. Gate-Keeper ($.99 -> Free): An information safe-keeper. Store passwords, login information, notes, addresses, photos, and basically anything you can think of safely and securely. You can share any of your information via email as well. Gate-Keeper is available for free for the next 30 days. It doesn't currently have enough reviews for a rating. Ultimate Word Search ($.99 -> Free): Your basic game of word search, only with 63 categories, six themes, and 12 words per puzzle to find. The app includes a built-in dictionary, auto-save, and OpenFeint integration. Ultimate Word Search is available for free today only (7/27). It has a three-and-a-half-star rating, and a total of 22 ratings. iPuzzle Words - Transportation ($.99 -> Free): A children's game that's meant to help with letter recognition, spelling, and reading. Puzzle tiles appear on the screen, and your child must put them in order to complete the picture and word. Once the tiles are in order, your child will hear the word spelling as well as the final word. iPuzzle Words - Transportation is available for free for a limited time. It has a four-star rating, and a total of 12 ratings. iPad only: Dubble Bubbleshooter Revolution ($3.99 -> Free): An orb shooter that features multiple modes of play. Shoot orbs from the bottom of the screen by simply tapping where you want them to go in order to match three like colors or more. The game features three single player modes, and a same device multiplayer mode where you are required to push the bomb to your opponent's side by matching orbs. Dubble Bubbelshooter Revolution is available for free for an undisclosed amount of time. It has a four-and-a-half-star rating, and a total of 21 ratings.
Fantastic 4 In A Row