New iPhone apps worth downloading: Dailymotion Caméra, Häagen-Dazs Concerto Timer, Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon

Aug 2, 2013
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Start the week by shooting and sharing quick and easy video with Dailymotion Camera, our first app worth downloading. It includes editing features, quick sharing online and filters to adjust your videos as you like. We’ve also got Haagen-Dasz Concerto Timer, a clever use of augmented reality to help you figure out how long you […]

Start the week by shooting and sharing quick and easy video with Dailymotion Camera, our first app worth downloading. It includes editing features, quick sharing online and filters to adjust your videos as you like. We’ve also got Haagen-Dasz Concerto Timer, a clever use of augmented reality to help you figure out how long you should let your ice cream sit and thaw before you eat it. Finally, Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon combines free-to-play management game conventions with strategy elements and huge, awesome dragons.

Dailymotion Caméra (Free)

What’s it about? Quickly and easily shoot, edit, save and share videos with Dailymotion Caméra, which focuses on making the process of getting your videos shot and out in the world as simple as possible.

What’s cool? Creating videos on the go has become a whole lot easier with the advent of smartphones and tablets, but Dailymotion Caméra looks to simplify it even more for the average user. The app makes shooting your videos a snap, and includes quick editing capabilities for you to trim the fat from what you shoot in order to upload it to the Internet. You can also quickly pause and resume recording as you’re shooting to avoid having to re-edit your files later, and the app packs a bunch of filters that you can use on your video to give it various differing, unique looks. When you’re done shooting, sequencing and tweaking your video, you can also share it across social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

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Who’s it for? If you like shooting video but need to be able to do so without a lot of fuss, try Dailymotion Caméra.

What’s it like? Find more great video capabilities in iVideoCamera and MoviePro.

Häagen-Dazs Concerto Timer (Free)

What’s it about? Watch a violin concerto while you let your ice cream thaw with Häagen-Dazs’ clever augmented reality app.

What’s cool? Though it’s not as particularly useful as most of the other apps we feature in Apps Worth Downloading, Häagen-Dazs Concerto Timer is worth a little attention just for being a nifty little idea. The augmented reality app is specifically designed to be used with actual ice cream containers – you aim your iOS device’s camera at the lid of a Häagen-Dazs carton, and it activates an image of a violinist playing a concerto. The idea is that the ice cream is best experienced after letting it soften a little, and the concerto doubles both as a timer for how long you should let the ice cream sit to thaw and a bit of entertainment for you as you wait.

Who’s it for? Since you need a Häagen-Dazs container in order to use the app, Concerto Timer is aimed at customers who enjoy the company’s ice cream.

What’s it like? Among other nifty augmented reality ideas are Anomaly Ultimate Augmented Reality, which pairs with the graphic novel Anomaly, and Layar.

Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs of the Dragon (Free)

What’s it about? Management title Dragons of Atlantis requires players to rebuild the lost city of Atlantis and raise a huge dragon from an egg to maturity, in order to use it against their enemies.

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What’s cool? Dragons of Atlantis sends players to the titular lost city, where they discover an ancient dragon. Thought extinct, the creatures were trained by the Atlantians as defenders, and as you rebuild your city building by building, your ultimate goal is to train your own dragon to be a powerful force on your side. Like other free-to-play management titles, Dragons of Atlantis requires players to build structures that produce resources and other necessities, and has you waiting for timers to expire before your buildings can be constructed or forward progress can be made. As you build up your forces, you can work through a story campaign that has you fighting to take back Atlantis from savage monsters, and you can join up with other players to form alliances and become more powerful.

Who’s it for? Players who like their free-to-play management games mixed with some strategy elements should check out Dragons of Atlantis.

What’s it like? Jurassic Park Builder makes for a fun management game with similar elements to Dragons of Atlantis, and Clash of Clans will scratch your strategy itch.

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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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