New iPhone apps worth downloading: FitTrip, Pepe and Pepita: Bilingual Spanish Gender & Vocab Challenge, MovieCat 2 – The Movie Trivia Game Sequel!

Jan 9, 2014
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Take your iPad to the gym and turn the gym into a more dynamic experience with today’s first app worth downloading, FitTrip. It provides dynamic videos that work with any machine at the gym and react to your effort by syncing with a heart rate monitor. For kids learning Spanish, we have Pepe and Pepetia, […]

Take your iPad to the gym and turn the gym into a more dynamic experience with today’s first app worth downloading, FitTrip. It provides dynamic videos that work with any machine at the gym and react to your effort by syncing with a heart rate monitor. For kids learning Spanish, we have Pepe and Pepetia, an educational app that quizzes students about whether Spanish words are masculine or feminine. Finally, MovieCat 2 wraps up our list with tons of new movie trivia questions, as well as new categories and new scenes.

FitTrip (iPad) (Free)

What’s it about? Pair your workouts with videos of trails, bike paths, mountain hikes and more using FitTrip.

What’s cool? The aim of iPad app FitTrip is to make your gym workouts a little less dull by providing you with videos of real areas and scenery that fit what you’re doing. The app can pair with a number of different heart rate monitor devices, and with that information, it matches what you see on the video to the level of effort you’re putting out, adapting to your workout as you’re doing it. FitTrip works with just about any machine at the gym, and also provides you with stats based on your workouts, as well. Just be aware that you’ll need to use an in-app subscription to unlock FitTrip’s full set of features.

Who’s it for? If you want a more engaging workout, along with tracked statistical information even while you’re at the gym, try FitTrip.

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What’s it like? Get more fitness help and workout videos with Daily Burn and P90X.

Pepe and Pepita: Bilingual Spanish Gender & Vocab Challenge ($2.99)

What’s it about? Pepe and Pepita is an app that helps students learn the basic grammar of Spanish with the help of a matching game and other fun elements.

What’s cool? Spanish language learning app Pepe and Pepita challenges users to identify whether nouns are masculine or feminine by playing a matching game. Identifying which words are masculine and which are feminine in Spanish is the beginning of understanding good grammar in the language, so the app provides users with some 200 nouns and their English translations, and quizzes students to match them with wither the male skeleton Pepe, or the female skeleton Pepita. The quiz features 12 levels of ascending difficulty, and also features action-based mini-games between levels, to help keep kids and students engaged as they learn Spanish.

Who’s it for? Pepe and Pepita is geared toward kids and English-speaking students learning basic Spanish.

What’s it like? Try Duolingo and Learn Spanish by Mindsnacks for more app-based educational opportunities.

MovieCat 2 – The Movie Trivia Game Sequel! ($1.99)

What’s it about? Answer trivia questions about movies, with scenes and images featuring cats in place of actors, in MovieCat 2.

What’s cool? Answer tons of movie trivia questions in MovieCat 2, the sequel to another expansive cat-based trivia game. The movies in MovieCat 2 aren’t all about cats – instead, you’ll get questions about scenes and images with cats standing in for the actors. The game features more than 1,000 text questions and visual puzzles to solve, and also comes with 25 new cat scenes that expand on the scope of the original game. New puzzle categories have also been added to the set that appeared in the first MovieCat game, giving players new challenges.

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Who’s it for? If you like movie trivia or are a fan of MovieCat, you’ll need to check out the questions and scenes waiting for you in MovieCat 2.

What’s it like? Don’t forget to try out the original MovieCat trivia game for even more movie trivia.

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