Download Discounts for October 8: Swipe Play, iMusic Helper, Memry and more…

Oct 8, 2010
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A pair of music selections, one for the casual but on-the-move listener and another for music students, are today’s $0.99 standouts. Check out the rest of today’s price-slashed apps in Download Discounts. Music SwipePlay (iPhone) $0.99 (was $1.99) This is a pretty simple app, but sounds pretty intuitive. SwipePlay allows you to control music playback […]

A pair of music selections, one for the casual but on-the-move listener and another for music students, are today’s $0.99 standouts. Check out the rest of today’s price-slashed apps in Download Discounts.

Music

SwipePlay (iPhone) $0.99 (was $1.99)

This is a pretty simple app, but sounds pretty intuitive. SwipePlay allows you to control music playback on your iPhone or iPod Touch by using – you guessed it – swipes rather than virtual buttons. That’s all it does, but an app doesn’t have to be complex if it functions well.

SwipePlay employs a downward swipe to play a song and another to pause it, and sideways ones to skip or restart tracks. Leave your finger on the screen for more than a second and more control options pop up. Runners and others who use a Touch or iPhone will probably get a lot of use out of this app, as it doesn’t necessarily require looking at the screen to use.

iMusic Helper (iPhone) $0.99 (was $3.99)

An app for students of music or people trying to understand more about the composition and form. iMusic Helper is more educational than musical, helping people “understand the relationship between scales and how they are composed.”

The strength of iMusic Helper seems to be its simple, graphical presentation of information. The developers promise to make more scales available in future updates as well.

Games

Memry the Memory Game (iPhone, iPad) $0.99 (was $1.99)

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Every kid knows the game Memory – face-down cards are scattered on a table. Some of them match, and the key is to flip them one at a time looking for matches. The player has to use memory (get it?) to find all the matches in a certain time limit.

So Memry is nothing new, but it does offer some cool features, such as a multiplayer option that can let up to four people play, a high-score tracker, and scalable difficulty settings so anyone can play.

Utilities

Crush On You (iPhone) Free (was $0.99)

Full disclosure: Crush On You is probably not really a utility, but it can be entertaining in that sort of “Girl Talk” board game kind of way. Think “he loves me, he loves me not,” but on your iPhone and much more involved.

Crush On You lets you input various information about a crush, a new relationship, or various other stages of romantic entanglement, to answer the question, “Is he/she into me?” The app looks pretty simple, and for free, it could be entertaining to mess around with as well as provide a little insight into a burgeoning relationship. I wouldn’t trust it beyond a little bit of fun, though.

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