Fresh iPhone Apps for May 7: Ban.jo update, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, King of Fighters-i 2012, Rocket Fox

May 7, 2012
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Find stuff to do every night of the week if you want with a recent update to Ban.jo, the social networking app that uses check-ins with other networks to show you what’s going on around you and who is there. If you’re planning on traveling, you might want to give The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts […]

Find stuff to do every night of the week if you want with a recent update to Ban.jo, the social networking app that uses check-ins with other networks to show you what’s going on around you and who is there. If you’re planning on traveling, you might want to give The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts app a try – it’s the official app of Ritz-Carlton and is packed full of information about hotels and their locations. The huge, multiplayer-enabled The King of Fighters-i 2012 kicks off the week’s games, followed by Rocket Fox, a casual tilt-based title.

Ban.jo update (iPhone, iPad) Free

Social networking app Ban.jo leverages lots of other social networks, such as foursquare and Facebook, to help you get a picture of what’s going on around you, no matter where you are. It uses check-ins and events to find things like parties, live music and more, locking-on to your location using your iOS device’s GPS capabilities. The idea is that you’ll never be wondering what to do on a given day or night, because you’ll be able to see what your friends are up to and where, and potentially join them.

Updates to Ban.jo include the ability to map the check-ins of your social network friends to see what they’re doing and where they are, and more connectivity with Facebook to make it easy to save and share photos from your exploits. You can also block other users with whom you might not want to associate using the app’s chat features.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts (iPhone, iPad) Free

The official app of Ritz-Carlton is your booking agent and concierge whenever you stay in one of the company’s hotels or resorts. You can make your reservations from within the app for any of the company’s resorts around the world, and the app also contains local guide information to help you find food, local businesses, and night life while you stay.

You can browse full hotel information from the app and even see photos so you can make decisions about where you want to stay, and the app also includes information about any events that are taking place where you’re staying.  You can also see recommendations and tips for the cities in which you’re staying and the hotels from which you have to choose.

The King of Fighters-i  2012 (iPhone, iPad) $6.99

Fighting game The King of Fighters recently was ported to iOS, and the newly released King of Fighters-i  2012 expands on the original, adding fighters and optimizing controls for Apple’s iOS devices. The most notable addition to the new King of Fighters is Wi-Fi multiplayer, allowing you to take on players from all over the world in SNK’s 2-D fighting game. The game’s new roster also includes 32 different fighters from which to choose when you go to take on opponents.

Like the previous King of Fighters, 2012 includes six single-player game modes. Players can go into one-on-one fights with computer characters or up the stakes in three-on-three team battles. You can also download additional characters through in-app purchase, and King of Fighters-i  2012 is packed with additional content, like trading cards. It also features Game Center support.

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Rocket Fox (iPhone, iPad) Free

Puzzler Rocket Fox is about rockets and the special flowers that launch them. The game has you assuming the role of Guy Fox, a puzzle-solving animal whose job is to bounce around each level in the game, landing on rocket flowers in order to launch himself into the air. Solving each level requires landing on and launching all the rockets, and players use tilt controls to send Guy to the next flower as he gets launched into the air.

You’re scored in each Rocket Fox level on how efficiently you clear out the flowers and how much “foxfire” you can gather from each one, which you grab by tapping and which you can use to buy power-ups to increase your score. Rocket Fox includes more than 60 levels and is a freemium title, so it’s free to download and more

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