New iPhone apps worth downloading: FanKave, WerYoo, In Fear I Trust

Jan 23, 2014
Tech

Gear up for the Super Bowl with today’s first app worth downloading, FanKave. The iPad app makes it possible for football fans to connect in virtual “kaves” that support text and voice chatting, so you can talk smack with your pals on game day even from across the country. We’ve also got WerYoo, a social […]

Gear up for the Super Bowl with today’s first app worth downloading, FanKave. The iPad app makes it possible for football fans to connect in virtual “kaves” that support text and voice chatting, so you can talk smack with your pals on game day even from across the country. We’ve also got WerYoo, a social photo-sharing and location app that lets you tag your photos with specific locations, and view others’ photos from a map of what’s around you. Finally, In Fear I Trust is a psychological horror game with plenty of atmosphere and puzzles to solve.

FanKave (iPad) (Free)

What’s it about? Chat, talk trash and interact with other fans while watching sports using FanKave, a social chat app that’s specifically geared at football fans.

What’s cool? It’s not always easy to get all your friends to one place to watch a game together, but especially with the Super Bowl fast approaching, lots of football fans are going to want a way to interact with pals, whether to root for the same team or to rag on each other whenever possible. FanKave makes those interactions possible by providing users with the ability to create “kaves,” or virtual rooms that support text and voice chat, so they can meet up with friend and watch games together even if they’re not in the same place. FanKave also provides live scores for all the games going on, and lets you fire off tweets and Facebook posts while you watch, as well.

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Who’s it for? If you’re a football fan looking for a way to connect with your friends when they can’t be in the same room as you, try FanKave.

What’s it like? For more sports sharing capabilities, check out SportsYapper.

WerYoo (Free)

What’s it about? Use WerYoo to share your experiences and photos and check out the photos of other users, all of which are arranged on a map of the area around you.

What’s cool? The idea of photo-sharing and location app WerYoo is that instead of sharing your photos to a big feed, or searching around you for what’s going on or where to eat, you can use a single app to do both. WeYoo lets you tag photos to locations and share them via a map, so that when other people check the location where you took the shot, they can see it – and you can see photos taken around you, as well. The idea is that you can get a better idea of what’s happening, where good places to eat and visit are, and more, all through the experiences of others. You can also choose to share your photos with private groups only, save your favorite photos, and comment on images by “hotspot,” so you can leave your remarks about particular parts of photos.

Who’s it for? Users who prefer their photo-sharing as a way to share where they’ve been and what they’ve done should try WerYoo’s location-based approach.

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What’s it like? Do more sharing, both with photos and locations, with Instagram and Foursquare.

In Fear I Trust ($2.99)

What’s it about? First-person psychological horror title In Fear I Trust sends players searching through a strange facility for clues on how they got there and what sinister things are going on.

What’s cool? You wake up in a cell in a strange building with no idea how you got there at the start of In Fear I Trust, and things get creepier from there. As you start to explore, you’ll come across the lingering forms of ghostly visions while you gather things like documents and tape recorders that give you information about the unfolding story. You’ll explore the facility from a first-person viewpoint, using tools you find to solve puzzles and gathering new information about your surroundings with the game’s “retrospective” view mode, which can reveal hidden things. In Fear I Trust has plenty of horrific atmosphere and uses the Unreal Engine 3 to create some impressive graphics to sell its strange story.

Who’s it for? Fans of titles that are heavy on horror and puzzles will find a lot to like about In Fear I Trust.

What’s it like? For more interesting horror games, try Eyes and The Walking Dead: The Game.

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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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