Fresh iPhone Apps for January 25: BEP360, BlipSnips for Facebook, Prostate Pal

Jan 25, 2011
Tech

The Black Eyed Peas aren’t the first band to release an app, but they’re the first to release one that really makes fun use of the iPhone’s hardware. BEP360 is all about augmented reality, working to give fans something of an experience of being with the band. Read the details below in today’s Fresh Apps, […]

The Black Eyed Peas aren’t the first band to release an app, but they’re the first to release one that really makes fun use of the iPhone’s hardware. BEP360 is all about augmented reality, working to give fans something of an experience of being with the band. Read the details below in today’s Fresh Apps, along with a couple of other interesting tools on offer for your mobile device.

BEP360 (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

Mix augmented reality with Black Eyed Peas music and you’ve got BEP360, an interesting idea that uses your iPhone’s gyroscope technology to basically put you at the center of a BEP music video for their song The Time (Dirty Bit). As you hold up the camera and move it around, you’ll see different aspects of the video at different locations.

That’s not the augmented reality portion of the app, though — aim your iPhone camera at the BEP’s album The Beginning and things get interesting, with one of the characters from the cover popping up and moving to the beat of the song playing through the app. The app is also tuned into the BEP members’ Twitter feeds, and the augmented reality features will feed Tweets into word balloons above the heads of each of the characters, and you can use your iPhone’s front-facing camera to put yourself in a photo with the musicians.

BlipSnips for Facebook (iPhone) Free

BlipSnips does for video what Facebook can do for photos. You can shoot video with your iPhone, then use BlipSnips to upload it to Facebook using Wi-Fi or 3G, pop it in an album, and even tag people who are in it using your Facebook contacts. It can also send things to YouTube.

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The app is designed with an automatic upload queue that keeps your videos saved until you have a decent Internet connection, and keeps trying to upload them if they fail for whatever reason. Users can also download an application for their PCs or Macs that allows editing and tagging of videos to get them ready to go.

Prostate Pal (iPhone) Free

Let’s face it — not everything in life is augmented reality music videos and social networking. Sometimes you have health issues to worry about, but Prostate Pal helps keep those worries manageable by letting its users compile medical information to share with their doctors later. Like keeping notes, but easier, and with the purpose of helping protect your health.

Prostate Pal was designed by a doctor specifically to help patients keep track of information medical professionals need to help treat prostate issues, like fluid intake and voiding measurements and symptoms. There’s also a PSA tracker that displays information as a table and graph to help monitor patients’ response to prostate cancer therapy. Best of all, it’s a free way to help men keep themselves healthier.

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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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