Fresh iPhone Apps for May 2: Room 77 update, MarketShark, Ski Safari, Zombro

May 2, 2012
Tech

Get ready for the next time you plan to travel with the updated Room 77, a refreshed version of an app that allows users to search through more than 100,000 hotels to find deals. It’s today’s leading Fresh iPhone App, followed by MarketShark, an app that helps investors make good decisions about the stocks in […]

Get ready for the next time you plan to travel with the updated Room 77, a refreshed version of an app that allows users to search through more than 100,000 hotels to find deals. It’s today’s leading Fresh iPhone App, followed by MarketShark, an app that helps investors make good decisions about the stocks in which they want to invest. Endless runner Ski Safari, a game in which players can ride Yetis to escape an avalanche, leads today’s game picks, followed by Zombro, a side-scrolling platformer in which you play as a zombie who can dismember himself to solve puzzles.

Room 77 update (iPhone, iPad) Free

Travel app Room 77 helps users find cheap hotels by searching through 130,000 different hotels, allowing you to find the best rooms in different lodgings, the best prices, and the best locations. You can use the app to book your stay and even share photos of the rooms you land with friends through the app.

Room 77’s also includes a new App Concierge feature that lets users find out the quality of their rooms before they stay in them. The app’s developers have added lots more hotels to search and increased the search feature’s speed, so users should find Room 77 a lot easier to get rooms booked and ready whenever they travel.

MarketShark – Stock Fundamentals (iPhone, iPad) $19.99

Investment tool MarketShark is designed to make it easier for investors to make informed decisions about the stocks they want to buy. It’s the only investment tool in the iTunes App Store that goes beyond pricing trends to look at the value of different companies, providing deeper and more detailed information to potential investors.

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MarketShark offers full portfolio tracking and allows users to look through all kinds of different statistics and information about various stocks. It will also visualize trends so you can see how stocks are performing over time and provide comparisons to see how companies stack up against one another. You can customize the app’s organization and it has universal support for both iPhone and iPad.

Ski Safari (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

An avalanche has just slammed into your ski lodge in Ski Safari, and you need to outrun its deadly downhill flow in order to survive. Your only weapon is speed, and in order to keep ahead of the falling snow, you’ll need to dodge rocks and other obstructions, do backflips to gain boosts and even ride penguins, Yetis and other objects and animals to maximize your speed.

The farther you get in Ski Safari, like all endless running titles, the higher your score will be. Catching penguins, Yetis and other animals will protect you from crashing and falling momentarily, and the more animals you catch and backflips you perform, the more multipliers you can rack-up to notch an even higher score. Then you can compare your performance to that of other players thanks to Game Center support.

Zombro (iPhone, iPad) Free

Side-scrolling puzzle platformer Zombro puts players in the role of a zombie who’s trying to cross the United States, starting in the state of Washington and heading down the West Coast. To get where he’s going, he’ll need to navigate obstacles such as pits and platforms, but given that he’s a zombie, Zombro’s not too coordinated. In order to solve each level’s puzzles, players need to split Zombro into his component parts – his legs can jump, his torso can adjust switches, and so on.

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Zombro includes 50 puzzle levels for players to work through, and in addition to the levels that are available in the game for free, there are more that can be snagged through in-app purchases of $0.99 each. Zombro also includes Game Center support that allows players to track achievements and scores using online 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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