New iPhone apps worth downloading: Tweetbot, StubHub, Badland updates

Oct 28, 2013
Tech

Today’s Apps Worth Downloading list is a series of great updates. First is the third version of Tweetbot, a stellar Twitter client with a simple and clean interface, followed by StubHub, the event app that’s great for buying tickets – and selling them, too. Finally, popular side-scrolling action title Badland gets a Halloween update that […]

Today’s Apps Worth Downloading list is a series of great updates. First is the third version of Tweetbot, a stellar Twitter client with a simple and clean interface, followed by StubHub, the event app that’s great for buying tickets – and selling them, too. Finally, popular side-scrolling action title Badland gets a Halloween update that adds new content to the game’s multiplayer mode.


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Tweetbot update ($2.99)

What’s it about? Access Twitter with a slick interface and easy, smartphone-optimized controls with Tweetbot.

What’s cool? Tweetbot is a Twitter client that offers lots in the field of ease of use. You can quickly page through your timeline, see conversations on Twitter, post your own updates, tap through to links and images, and anything else you expect from the social network’s web-based interface. Tweetbot offers the to customize tabs in the app and allows you to create mute filters for certain kinds of updates, as well as save drafts of tweets and add your location to your updates. The app has been completely redesigned for iOS7, with a new interface and native Push notifications.

Who’s it for? If you could use a solid, easy to use Twitter app, you’ll want to check out Tweetbot.

What’s it like? You can get a similarly strong Twitter experience from the Twitter app, and from Echofon.

 


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StubHub update (Free)

What’s it about? StubHub gives users the ability to buy and sell tickets to lots of events quickly and easily from wherever they are.

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What’s cool? Users of StubHub can fire up the app to find tickets to lots of different events, from sports to theater and more. The app makes it easy to search for events in your area, filter by available seats, purchase your tickets and even share with others online to make plans. StubHub also supports the ability to sell tickets you don’t want to other users by creating listings, which you can edit or adjust whenever you want. StubHub’s new update adds more interactive maps for venues and the ability to monitor your ticket sales, as well.

Who’s it for? Anyone who can benefit from quick access to buying and selling tickets will want to grab StubHub.

What’s it like? Also worth checking out are Eventbrite and Ticket Scalpr.

 

 


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Badland update ($0.99)

What’s it about? Side-scrolling action game Badland brings a beautiful graphical style to an game that requires players to utilize skill to get a group of monsters and their clones through lots of different levels.

What’s cool? The world of Badland is a dangerous one, filled with objects that tear, slice, crush and otherwise destroy little flying monsters like you. That’s why you need clones – because there’s a much better chance that of lots of monsters, one will make it through. Players in Badland pick up power-ups in each level that add clones, shrink or expand their size, or change their speed and other properties. You’ll need to change your approach in each level based on how your clones change, and your score is based on how many clones you manage to get through to the end of each level. The latest update to Badland adds a new Halloween theme, a new Halloween level for Badland’s multiplayer mode, and four new multiplayer characters.

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Who’s it for? Fans of side-scrolling action games that require lots of skill and puzzle-like gameplay will want to check out Badland

What’s it like? You’ll also want to grab LIMBO for a similar art style and similar gameplay.

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