Fresh iPhone Apps for Mar. 2: dealBoard, Via.Me, Fancy Pants, Prince of Persia Classic

Mar 2, 2012
Games

Save some money this weekend with our leading Fresh App, dealBoard. It aggregates deals from lots of sources, but it also curates the list of deals to make sure you only see things that are relevant to you. While you’re out on the town, check out Via.Me, a social networking app that makes it easy […]

Save some money this weekend with our leading Fresh App, dealBoard. It aggregates deals from lots of sources, but it also curates the list of deals to make sure you only see things that are relevant to you. While you’re out on the town, check out Via.Me, a social networking app that makes it easy to share photos, video, audio and text across multiple social networks, and also includes filters to apply to the photos you shoot with your iOS devices. Fancy Pants, a side-scrolling platformer with a hand-drawn art style, leads this weekend’s games, followed by the graphically spiffed-up re-release of the classic side-scroller Prince of Persia.

dealBoard (iPhone, iPad) Free

Making it easy to find great deals in your area (and on things you want) is dealBoard, an app that aggregates coupons and deals from lots of different services and filters them to make sure you’re not wasting your time with things that don’t appeal to you. The app builds a personal profile based on information you provide to make sure it’s only pulling relevant deals, but because it pulls from thousands of sites, businesses and services, it may well find deals you’d otherwise miss.

dealBoard updates its offers every day to bring you the latest means of saving money. It lets you give a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” to deals in order to build information about what appeals to you, and if you find you’d like to see other deals in the vein of what has been suggested for you, you can swipe to see similar entries.

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Via.Me (iPhone, iPad) Free

Social networking junkies will want to give a look to Via.Me when they’re out snapping photos and shooting videos this weekend. The app makes it easy to post status updates, photos, videos, audio and text across lots of different networks all from one location and in one shot. But it’s not just a social networking portal. Via.Me also includes photo filters of its own to let you stylize your shots before you send them out into the digital world.

The app packs 18 photo filters that allow you to adjust your images before you post them, and Via.Me allows users to comment on your shots and for you to comment on theirs. It can also bring all the photos your friends post into one place as a photo feed, or allow you to watch what’s going down on your social networks with its news feed feature. The app can also give you push notifications so you can keep up with what people are saying about your shots no matter what you’re doing.

Fancy Pants (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Fancy Pants is a fast-paced platformer in which you take on the role of a shorts-wearing stick figure as you blast through various levels. Your speed and acrobatic prowess allow you jump off walls, run up vertical surfaces and hurtle through space at a pretty fast clip, while you collect items and stars to pull down the best score in each of the game’s levels.

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Featuring a hand-drawn art style that adds a lot to the atmosphere, Fancy Pants includes a ton of weapons and clothes you can find to customize your character and take with him into the game. You’ll need to collect lots of items in each stage to unlock the best items, however, so it pays to search each of Fancy Pants’ levels diligently.

Prince of Persia Classic (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

A graphical overhaul of the classic side-scroller, Prince of Persia classic brings a tough action-platformer to your iPhone. The game requires patience and skill as you race to escape from prison to save a beautiful princess from an evil vizier, as there are plenty of obstacles in your way like spikes, pits and guards.

The levels of Prince of Persia are maze-like, and in order to make your way through them, you’ll need to make full use of the Prince’s acrobatic skills. The game includes three modes: the classic single player game, a time attack mode and a survival mode, in which you have 60 minutes to finish the game without dying. There’s also Game Center support for achievements and leaderboards.

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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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