Fresh iPhone Apps for May 4: Weebly, Libon Voicefeed, Robbery Bob, TapDragonDrop

May 4, 2012
Games

Feel like building a website this weekend? Grab Weebly, today’s leading Fresh iPhone App, and use its touch interface to design a quick blog or site from wherever you are. Following that is Libon Voicefeed, a voicemail app that includes the ability to record a custom greeting for different groups of people in your address […]

Feel like building a website this weekend? Grab Weebly, today’s leading Fresh iPhone App, and use its touch interface to design a quick blog or site from wherever you are. Following that is Libon Voicefeed, a voicemail app that includes the ability to record a custom greeting for different groups of people in your address book. Robbery Bob, a stealth puzzler that makes you thief and requires you to avoid getting spotted, kicks off our games picks for the weekend, with Dreamworks Dragons: TapDragonDrop, a puzzle title that ties in with the movie How to Train Your Dragon bringing up the rear.

Weebly (iPhone, iPad) Free

We’ve discussed apps for making apps on Appolicious, but what about apps for making websites? Weebly is just such a piece of software and is designed to make the process of creating a simple website or blog extremely easy and mobile. The app has you pick a theme, add a few elements like photos, text and videos, choose your web address, and that’s it.

Weebly includes a fairly intuitive drag-and-drop interface, so you can design your website with a touchscreen, rather than with code. It won’t be able to do everything, obviously, but if you’re looking to create a quick blog, Weebly can get the job done for you. It also includes Facebook and Twitter integration to make sharing your site’s posts extremely quick and easy.

Libon Voicefeed – a smarter voicemail (iPhone, iPad) Free

The idea behind Libon Voicefeed is that having a single, generic voicemail message for every situation might not be the option that everyone wants to go with. So the app allows you to customize the voicemail message left for different people who contact you, much like you can assign a photo to each phone number stored in your iPhone’s contact list. It also has a number of handy voicemail features, such as text transcriptions of your messages.

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Libon Voicefeed offers visual voicemail, allowing you to see each of your messages on a menu rather than having to listen through to hear them all. You can set customized greetings for as many as three groups of contacts, and Libon Voicefeed will send you email alerts and push notifications when you receive messages. The app even has a “message context” feature that will show you what your contact is posting to social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter, around the same time they’re calling you, to give you a (somewhat creepy) window into what’s going on.

Robbery Bob (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Stealth puzzler Robbery Bob is about stealing, sure, but it’s still a cartoonish and kid-friendly take on being a burglar. The stuff you snag in each of Robbery Bob’s levels is worth a dollar or less, and most people wouldn’t want it anyway. Even so, your job is to keep from being seen by old ladies wielding rolling pins and other guards, working to sneak around each top-down level while grabbing the loot, avoiding detection and getting out quickly.

Where you go and how you get there are key to solving each of Robbery Bob’s puzzles. You’ll need to stay out of sight by picking the right paths through each building, but you’ll also need to decide if slow and sneaky or loud and fast is the right option for each situation. The game rates you on your speed, loot take and avoidance of guards for each stage, and you can check your skills against others on Robbery Bob’s Game Center leaderboards.

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Dreamworks Dragons: TapDragonDrop (iPhone, iPad) $1.99

A storm has freed and scattered all the sheep living in your Viking village in Dreamworks Dragons: TapDragonDrop, and it’s your job to use your dragon to help wrangle them in this puzzler. Based on Dreamworks’ film How To Train Your Dragon, the game features characters from the movie and requires you to issue orders to your dragon to execute various “moves” in order to drive the sheep back home. You’ll need to roar to get them moving, burn down trees to clear a path and be careful not to send them over cliffs.

Dreamworks Dragons includes 40 levels to play through, and there are hidden Viking artifacts scattered throughout several of the stages that can unlock special “hero” levels. You’re scored in each level by how efficiently you can deal with the sheep and get them where they need to go, and you’ll be able to track your progress and scores on Dreamworks Dragons’ Game Center 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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