Fresh iPhone Apps for June 19: Trippy for iPad, WhoSampled, Split!

Jun 19, 2012
Games

Prepare for an upcoming summer vacation with Trippy for iPad, a travel app designed to help plan your getaways by making it easy to track points of interest and things to do in the area around where you’re headed. You can use WhoSampled to scan your iOS device’s music and find out what songs were […]

Prepare for an upcoming summer vacation with Trippy for iPad, a travel app designed to help plan your getaways by making it easy to track points of interest and things to do in the area around where you’re headed. You can use WhoSampled to scan your iOS device’s music and find out what songs were sampled to create the tracks you love – and discover new music in the meantime. And finally, Split! brings some easy-to-play tactical gameplay to your iPhone or iPad, in which you’ll direct a pair of soldiers around various battlefields to help them fight their way out of a prison.

Trippy for iPad Free

Travel app Trippy is about finding things to do when you’re out in the world. When you plan a trip, you can use Trippy to find points of interest near where you’ll be staying, follow user reviews of different attractions, and get recommendations about what activities you should try or places you should visit during your trip.

As you’re planning your trip ahead of time, you can save places you want to visit and other attractions on a personalized map of the area with Trippy. Then, once you arrive, you can find things around you using your iPad’s GPS capabilities. Trippy also syncs with the browser version of the service, so any plans you make on your computer get ported to the app using your Internet connection.

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WhoSampled (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

WhoSampled is a music discovery app, but it’s not for identifying songs you hear on the radio or when you’re walking through the mall. Instead, WhoSampled turns its attention inward, to the music you have stored on your own iOS device, to tell you where the different parts of that music come from. It analyzes songs, finds samples within them from other songs when they’re present, and brings you the information about the music that has come to make up the songs you like.

Once you’ve discovered the tracks that have been sampled in the songs you already own, you can listen to them side-by-side with your original music by streaming from YouTube. You can also get information about the samples you discover and share the songs and info with your friends through Facebook and Twitter. And you can comment on and rate tracks and samples to engage with the larger WhoSampled community.

Split! (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Strategy fans will get a kick out of the simple but engaging Split!, in which players control a pair of soldiers as they fight their way out of imprisonment. The rules are pretty simple: use cover and team tactics to take out guards before they have a chance to kill you. Split! uses a top-down viewpoint and touch controls that allow you to issue orders about where to go and where to take cover. Your characters engage enemies automatically, so the tactical portion of the game is all about placement and protection.

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Each level of Split! is scored based on how fast you complete it, and each one also has three hidden boxes you can find throughout to maximize your performance on its Game Center leaderboards. It also has an exclusive soundtrack and developer Touchy Interactive promises more content to be delivered in future updates.

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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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