Fresh iPhone Apps: The Oscars, Thumpies, Whistler 3D, Robot Rampage and Manuscript

Feb 18, 2010
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Here are five Fresh iPhone Apps worth tapping into today.  1. The Oscars While Vanity Fair, the L.A. Times and several other developers have independent and unauthorized iPhone apps that let fans share and rank their predictions with friends and contacts, this free entry is the official application of the 2010 Academy Awards. Scroll through a complete list of nominees by category and […]

Here are five Fresh iPhone Apps worth tapping into today. 

1. The Oscars

While Vanity Fair, the L.A. Times and several other developers have independent and unauthorized iPhone apps that let fans share and rank their predictions with friends and contacts, this free entry is the official application of the 2010 Academy Awards. Scroll through a complete list of nominees by category and read inside information from the Academy. Measure your predictions against friends on Facebook and Twitter. 

2. Thumpies

Coming in at 99 cents out of the gate is this rhythm game suitable for the entire family. Match the beat of pounding “Thumpies” as you juggle your way through harmonizing gameplay. Download this one quick, and the price should rise soon. 

3. Whistler 3D – Blackomb GPS Ski & Snowboard & Hiking Vancouver Olympics Trail

Even if you can’t be in Vancouver right now or have the ability of the world class athletes competing in the 2010 Winter Olympics, you can experience all the fun virtually with this 99-cent navigation app. No other app will contain a 3-dimensional map of Whistler’s famed Blackomb ski area. 

4. Robot Rampage

Play the role of the enemy who is on a rampage to destroy the earth with this $1.99 game. Be the atomic roadblock and flatten any obstacle in your path. 

5.Manuscript

Work on the American novel, or just use your iPhone to capture important ideas and notations with this $7.99 iPhone application which works seamlessly with Google Docs. Import manuscripts, draw up storyboards and reference information via Wikipedia as well as a dictionary and thesaurus. 

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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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