The Latest And Greatest Apps For iPhone and iPad – January 2013

Apple’s App Store has over 700,000 active apps that users can download to an iOS device. The current list of the most popular apps includes Angry Birds Star Wars, Minecraft – Pocket Edition, Need for Speed Most Wanted, Wipeout, Scribblenauts Remix, Plants vs. Zombies, Bad Piggies, Bloons TD 5, Fruit Ninja and WhatsApp Messenger.

But quite a few notable apps have been released recently and here is a list of some of the most popular and interesting ones:

  1. Hundreds: Priced at £2.99 and released by Semi Secret Software, Hundreds is a game that is gaining popularity just as the game Canabalt did. It is a simple puzzle game involving tapping on the circles to make them grow in size and avoiding putting a finger on them when they bump into each other. The game could be downloaded to iPhone and iPad.
    >> Download Hundreds from the iTunes UK Store – £2.99
  2. Wordament: Wordament is a word-finding puzzle game released by Microsoft using the Xbox Live Platform features allowing players to play against friends. This game which can be played on the iPhone is quite addictive and has a good scoring system. This game is available free of cost and is the first iOS game to feature Xbox Live Achievements.
    >> Download Wordament from the iTunes UK Store – Free
  3. Pump Up: For those who are looking to lose weight, build muscle and remain fit, Pump Up could well be the app they need to sort their health and fitness issues. The app has animated exercises that one can copy.
    >> Download Pump Up from the iTunes UK Store – Free
  4. Facebook Poke: Facebook Poke was released just before Christmas and made a lot noise though the feedback hasn’t been entirely positive. It was developed by copying an existing app Snapchat and was intended to revive the ‘poke’ feature in Facebook.
    >> Download Facebook Poke from the iTunes UK Store – Free
  5. Sundance Film Festival 2013: Film fans can use this app to follow all the events at Sundance Film Festival 2013. Apart from being able to obtain screening schedules and visitor information, fans can download trailers and photos.
    >> Download Sundance Film Festival 2013 from the iTunes UK Store – Free
  6. GeoDash – Wild Animal Adventure: This is an interesting app for kids with a keen interest in wildlife. Released by National Geographic, this is a game about a robot that meets animals, picks up their abilities and explores the earth.
    >> Download GeoDash – Wild Animal Adventure from the iTunes UK Store – Free
  7. Cycloramic: Cycloramic is an app Steve Wozniak likes and there couldn’t be a better endorsement for its novelty. This app rotates the iPhone 5 on a flat surface using vibrations all the while shooting videos. It works only on iPhone 5 and doesn’t record sound.
    >> Download Cycloramic from the iTunes UK Store – £0.69
  8. Lyroke: Quite a few music games such as SongPop have become popular in recent times. Adding a new dimension to such games, Lyroke allows users to guessing lyrics at key moments and challenging friends. This is for the music lovers.
    >> Download Lyroke from the iTunes UK Store – Free
  9. NYPD: NYPD app is a way for the New York Police Department to engage more with the public. Though more interesting to New Yorkers, this is an example of the utility of these apps. NYPD provides a gallery, crime videos, news and statistics. It also has a tip-submission section included.
    >> Download NYPD from the iTunes UK Store – Free
  10. Horror Movie Maker: This is an interesting development in the world of apps. Lion Gates Films has released this app to allow people to create horror movies using effects from the Texas Chainsaw 3D film. Although the app is named Horror Movie Maker, it is really fun to use.
    >> Download Horror Movie Maker from the iTunes UK Store – Free

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