Fresh iPhone Apps for Nov. 14: This Day in Pink Floyd, Foodily, Blueprint 3D, Asteroids Gunner

Nov 14, 2011
Games

Remastered music from Pink Floyd has just found its way to store shelves, and so has a new Pink Floyd app designed to give you a bit of trivia or information about the band every day. Check it out while maybe making recipes from Foodily, which provides daily recipes from food experts and your friends. […]

Remastered music from Pink Floyd has just found its way to store shelves, and so has a new Pink Floyd app designed to give you a bit of trivia or information about the band every day. Check it out while maybe making recipes from Foodily, which provides daily recipes from food experts and your friends. In games, Blueprint 3D tasks you with manipulating 3-D images to find hidden 2-D ones, and Asteroids Gunner updates the arcade classic.

This Day in Pink Floyd (iPhone, iPad) $2.99

With the release of newly remastered Pink Floyd albums comes This Day in Pink Floyd, an app brimming with trivia for the landmark rock band. You’ll get daily facts about Pink Floyd right on your iOS device thanks to the app, and it contains information about every single track ever recorded to help inform the curious.

This Day in Pink Floyd packs more than 100 photos within it, as well as about 200 trivia questions the app can ask you in order to let you play along. It also contains a free ring tone and a rare, newly restored video for the track “Point Me At The Sky.” If you’re a Pink Floyd fan, this app is a must.

Foodily (iPhone, iPad) Free

Foodies out there should check out Foodily, an award-winning daily recipe app. The app gives you several options for providing you with the kinds of recipes you’ll want to read and try, including forwarding recommendations from your friends or providing advice from food experts.

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Foodily contains a recipe “news feed” that will always keep you in a new recipes, and it allows you to upload your own Foodily photos to the recipes you make to show off your handiwork. The app will also help you get recipe ideas from restaurant food – just snap a photo and type in a few ingredients, and Foodily will provide you with suggestions for things you can make.

Blueprint 3D (iPhone, iPad) $0.99

Puzzler Blueprint 3D is pretty simple, when it comes right down to it. In each of the game’s levels, you’re tasked with manipulating a 3-D “blueprint” image using touch controls to maneuver the picture around. Rotating it allows you to look at the figure from different angles. Your goal is to find the angle that makes the elements line up to create a two-dimensional image: for example, the Notre Dame cathedral. From one direction, the lines on the blueprint may look random, but from the correct direction they form a picture.

Blueprint 3D scores you on how quickly and efficiently you can determine which angle is the right one in order to see the picture in question. It doesn’t take much, though: You’ll basically just rotate images and try to align the lines within it as quickly as you can to receive max points. Blueprint 3D will keep you busy for a while though, with more than 240 blueprints spread over seven categories, including architecture, military objects and more.

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Asteroids Gunner (iPhone, iPad) Free

A reimagining of the classic arcade game Asterioids, Asteroids Gunner gives you updated graphics and some more interesting mechanics and adds them to the classic gameplay of blasting space rocks. Asteroids Gunner puts you in the pilot’s seat of a spacecraft of your choosing and asks you to blow up asteroids and gather the crystals they give off. You’ll also collect power-ups and attempt to avoid annihilation while you mine for valuable.

Asteroids Gunner uses a pair of virtual control sticks, so it plays more like a two-stick shooter than onem might expect from asteroids. It includes more than 200 levels, as well as Game Center and OpenFeint integration, so you can match skills with players from all over the world.

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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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