Fresh iPhone Apps: Vanity Fair, Elmo’s Monster Maker, CamJam, Assemble, Find ‘Em All

Feb 5, 2010
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Here are five Fresh iPhone Apps worth tapping into today. 1. Vanity Fair Hollywood Not on the guest list for the annual Oscars bash thrown by Vanity Fair magazine? Neither were we. Thankfully, the new free Vanity Fair Hollywood iPhone app is the next best thing to going elbow-to-elbow with all the stars. Use the app to […]

Here are five Fresh iPhone Apps worth tapping into today.

1. Vanity Fair Hollywood

Not on the guest list for the annual Oscars bash thrown by Vanity Fair magazine? Neither were we. Thankfully, the new free Vanity Fair Hollywood iPhone app is the next best thing to going elbow-to-elbow with all the stars. Use the app to create and share your Oscars pool picks, and read exclusive content from VF.com. Sponsor L’Oreal Paris also throws in a few goodies in this app’s Gift Bag. Make sure to keep it with you on Oscars night, for live scoring of your pool picks. What, no drinking game? 

2. Elmo’s Monster Maker

This new Sesame Street game is designed to stimulate creativity and decision-making skills in young children. The $3.99 iPhone app lets you tap an eye, nose and hat onto a monster body and then share a dance with Elmo himself. There is great original Sesame Street video footage as well. 

3. CamJam

This useful free iPhone app offers great enhancements to your native camera application. CamJam comes equipped with a timer, photo editing functionality, and lightness control. Seems almost too good to be true. 

4. Assemble

This latest entry to the location-based apps craze is potentially easier to use than FourSquare and Gowalla, but also requires the sender and receiver to own iPhone and be a registered user to Assemble. Stay tuned for an impending update that incorporate’s Bump’s breakthrough technology of exchanging contact information by touching devices. 

5. 1000: Find ‘Em All

This $2.99 adventure game challenges you to use your iPhone’s GPS capabilities to locate 1000 “weird and wonderful” items ranging from a partially eaten jam sandwich to a money with probable writer’s block. Integrate real-world discovery with Google Docs. 

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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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