Fresh iPhone Apps: SXSW, L.A. Times’ Envelope, Ninja Ville, NBC Olympics and Shooting Star Panic

Feb 4, 2010
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Here are five Fresh iPhone Apps worth tapping into today. 1. Two iPhone apps for the upcoming South by Southwest Conferences  Every year, the South by Southwest Conference in Austin expands its influence as the most culturally relevant festival in North America. With five weeks and counting before all the fun, two new iPhone apps are […]

Here are five Fresh iPhone Apps worth tapping into today.

1. Two iPhone apps for the upcoming South by Southwest Conferences 

Every year, the South by Southwest Conference in Austin expands its influence as the most culturally relevant festival in North America. With five weeks and counting before all the fun, two new iPhone apps are available to prepare for and document all the music, films and demos taking place. For scheduling and event information, download the free my.SXSW app. For deeper information about the musicians, filmmakers, and visionaries who that rock the city limits of Austin each year download SXSW Play – Music, Film, Interactive (also free).

2. L.A. Times’ “The Envelope” 

How good are you at predicting who or which movie will take home an Oscars award? Confident enough to test your picks on a virtual stock market? That’s the challenge of L.A. Times’ “The Envelope”. The free iPhone app lets you compete against users like you as well as L.A. Times’ critics Kenneth Turan and Betsy Sharkey. 

3. Ninja Ville

Who among us doesn’t enjoy accumulating a lot of SUPER points while chasing down a bunch of Ninjas? Now, for $1.99, Ninja Ville will test you skills while also serving as a fun and safe game to play with kids. 

4. NBC Olympics Cheer presented by Coca-Cola 

Will call this ffree app a value-added commercial for Coca-Cola and the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, which begin later this month. Get your Team USA groove on by playing cowbells and blowing Airhorns.

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5. Shooting Star Panic

It won’t take you long to realize how this 99-cent app and arcade game will hypnotize. Shooting Star Panic is a simple and addictive tilt game that challenges you to catch stars that will match your color. 

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Brad Spirrison

Brad Spirrison is the managing editor of appoLearning and Appolicious Inc. In this capacity, he has sampled and evaluated thousands of iOS and Android applications. He also holds an M.A. in Education and Media Ecology from New York University.

Spirrison worked in concert with appoLearning Expert and Instructional Technology Specialist Leslie Morris while curating and evaluating educational applications.

A longtime media and technology commentator and executive, Spirrison is also a regular contributor to ABC News, The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Bloomberg West and The Christopher Gabriel Program.

Spirrison is married and lives with his wife and young son in Chicago. As his son was born just weeks before the debut of the iPad, Spirrison takes his work home with him and regularly samples and enjoys a variety of educational applications for young children.

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