Fresh iPhone Apps for Jan. 25: Doozy update, OneSchool, Breakout Boost+, Frederic

Jan 25, 2012
Games

Start forming good habits and watch your progress with Doozy, a today’s leading Fresh App and a to-do list manager that lets you track statistics over time. Following that, we’ve got OneSchool, a college-centric app that brings together lots of information about the universities it covers, from local restaurants to class offerings. Breakout Boost+ heads […]

Start forming good habits and watch your progress with Doozy, a today’s leading Fresh App and a to-do list manager that lets you track statistics over time. Following that, we’ve got OneSchool, a college-centric app that brings together lots of information about the universities it covers, from local restaurants to class offerings. Breakout Boost+ heads up our games offering today, bringing more brick-breaking action to the App Store, followed by Frederic – Resurrection of Music Complete, a rhythm game inspired by the works of Chopin.

Doozy (Visual Calendar and Tracker) update (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

Doozy takes your standard task manager app and ups it with stat tracking and a visual element to help keep its users on task. First, you set up your list of priorities like you would in any other to-do list app, marking down the things you need to do and when. Then, you can track any kind of progress you might be making (one example is weight loss) over time, to help you keep at it.

The app can present the data you input in several different ways, including graphs and charts that let you track your progress. And a recent big update adds a lot more features as well, including Dropbox syncing, RSS feeds, notifications and reminders, new icons and lots of other enhancements.

OneSchool (iPhone, iPad) Free

College students will find a lot of useful information on-hand in OneSchool. The app is an aggregation of public information about a university – local restaurants, class offerings, bus schedules and routes and more handy info – combine with a bit of social networking to allow users to interact using a Wall feature and create groups to contact one another.

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OneSchool is a little limited right now, with only eight colleges represented, but the developer behind the app is working to add more as demand for the app comes in. If you happen to go to one of the covered schools, however, you’ll be able to take advantage of a great deal of useful information. OneSchool is meant to be handy and searchable no matter where you are.

Breakout Boost+ (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Following up the popularity of Breakout Boost comes Atari’s Breakout Boost+, a new version of the brick-breaker title. Like the earlier version, you control a paddle at the bottom of the screen with touch controls, sliding it around to bounce a ball up into groups of bricks at the top of the screen. The more you break, the higher your score, but if you let the ball bounce past the paddle, you’ll lose it.

Unlike its freemium counterpart, Breakout Boost+ requires an up-front payment of $0.99 to download and packs 100 additional levels that didn’t appear in the earlier title. It also has lots of power-ups that can turn the game in your favor, plus achievements and leaderboards care of Game Center.

Frederic – Resurrection of Music Complete (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

Take on the role of a resurrected Frederic Chopin and take on musical combatants the world over in rhythm title Frederic – Resurrection of Music Complete. In each of Frederic’s levels, you’ll need to tap away at the keys of a piano to match notes that appear on the screen. Hit lots of them in time and you’ll move a bar that measures your progress against your opponent, filling it with green. Miss too many and the bar goes red. You’ll need the bar to be more than 50 percent green in order to win each level.

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Frederic contains nine levels to play through, each remixing a Chopin classic in a new and modern way. The game also features an hour of fully-voiced motion comics to tell its story, and Game Center support for leaderboards and achievements to help you measure your skill level.

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Phil Hornshaw

Phil Hornshaw is a freelance writer, editor and author living in Los Angeles, dividing his time between playing video games, playing video games on his cell phone, and writing about playing video games. He’s also the co-author of So You Created a Wormhole: The Time Traveler’s Guide to Time Travel, which attempts to mix time travel pop culture with some semblance of science, as well as tips on the appropriate means of riding dinosaurs. Check out his profile.

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