The Appolicious 10 Fresh iPhone Apps of the week Vol. 2

Jan 21, 2010
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The ballots are in, and this week we elect The White House, Alice.com and Grand Theft Auto: China Wars to serve among our ten fresh iPhone apps of the week. We also check-in with Yelp’s new app update.  The White House iPhone app Just in time for President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union Address, the […]

The ballots are in, and this week we elect The White House, Alice.com and Grand Theft Auto: China Wars to serve among our ten fresh iPhone apps of the week. We also check-in with Yelp’s new app update. 

The White House iPhone app

Just in time for President Obama’s 2010 State of the Union Address, the White House this week released an iPhone app that aggregates news, photos and blog posts that come out of the executive branch. No reason to run a deficit with this free and official app, which also carries live video streaming. 

Yelp iPhone app update 

With a brand new update, local review site Yelp “checks-in” with the latest craze in location-based mobile applications. The free Yelp 4.0 iPhone app, similar to Foursquare and Gowalla, enables users to update their friends while visiting local establishments. The corporate path for Yelp is moving in mysterious ways. After turning down a $550 million offer from Google, TechCrunch reports that Yelp has raised more money from Bono’s venture capital firm Elevation Partners. 

iTrust iPhone app

Ever get that sneaking suspicion that your friends and significant others are snooping around on your iPhone? Find out for sure with the 99-cent iTrust application. Just program a few settings and leave your iPhone out for the scavengers to take hold. Once you return, view a log of the last five activities that took place on your device.

Foodspotting Lite iPhone app

The new Foodspotting Lite iPhone app is designed to whet the appetites of foodies around the world. The free application invites user to take a picture of foods they like, identify where they find it, and circle their favorites with a blue ribbon. The best submissions will be showcased on Foodlite.com. Sound simple? This lite version is only an appetizer. Stay tuned for a main course coming this March.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars iPhone game

The notoriously popular Grand Theft Auto series is now on the iPhone with Grand Theft Auto: China Wars. The $9.99 game puts you in the role of Huang Lee, and your mission is to traverse the Triad gangs of Liberty City in order to deliver an ancient sword to your uncle Kenny. As there is constant violence and suggestive content throughout (your character starts out bloodied and left for dead), GTA: China Wars is only available to the 17+ crowd. 

The Woman’s Day Cookvook: Healthy Food for Everyday Living iPhone app

Chock full of 45 healthy recipes and an even healthier $9.99 price tag is new cookbook app from the publishers of Woman’s Day magazine. The Cookvook’s menu also includes videos for how to prepare each dish, as well as a number or recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. 

Nike Football+ presents: Master Accuracy iPhone app

In anticipation of FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa this summer, Nike has released a new training app for aspiring soccer savants. The free Nike Football+ presents: Master Accuracy iPhone app offers a four week training program, complete with video tips from Italian footballer legend and Juventus manager Ciro Ferrara. 

Alice.com iPhone app

There’s a new app in town, and it’s looking good for consumers of toothpaste, toilet paper and a variety of other household products. The free Alice.com iPhone app is a mobile extension of the website that launched last June and offers free shipping and 50 daily deals for routine products that should stay awhile. 

BarMax CA iPhone app

Talk about setting a new bar for iPhone apps! While BarMax CA might not be for everyone, the bar exam training app is significant for its $999.99 price point. Developed in part by Harvard lawyers, BarMax is competing against costlier workbook-based programs with hundreds of sample questions and lectures available at a touch of a screen. 

Isaac Newton’s Gravity iPhone game

While you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to play most iPhone games, Isaac Newton’s Gravity lets you learn from the creator of modern physics as you advance your way through a series of mind-bending puzzles. The $3.99 iPhone app released today is developed by Namco Networks

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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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