This week's Five for Friday is pretty heavy on the apps front but that's not to say it's all seriousness here. We've got a fun selection of ways to entertain the kids, a powerful web development tool, a companion app for avid golfers and an intriguing travel based move from the one time ruler of search engines, Yahoo.
101 Ideas: Flying with kids
Anyone who's taken a flight with a child knows that it's tough to keep them entertained, especially on long trips. With Summer break nearly upon us, it's an ideal time to try out 101 Ideas: Flying with kids. The app offers exactly what the title states: 101 ideas to entertain the kids. Most only require a few simple tools such as paper, pencils and coins, many only involve the imagination. It could well keep many a family saner on a long haul journey.
We've already mentioned its impending arrival but Diet Coda deserves further mention now that it's finally out. The app offers powerful web editing capabilities right from the iPad. Syntax highlighting is there along with FTP file management and a revolutionary new way of positioning the cursor. It'll even double up as a dedicated preview window for users of Coda 2 for the Mac.
Nike Golf 360°
Big golf fan? Then, this should be right at the top of your purchasing list. The app lets golf players track all their stats and download scores from more than 13,000 courses across the US. Sync it up with the website and it's possible to analyze all kinds of things about your performance. Essentially, it's the golfing equivalent of apps like RunKeeper.
Yahoo has had a turbulent time in recent years, losing its foothold as the most popular search engine to Google. Presumably with an aim to fight back, it has just released Yahoo! TimeTraveler amongst other apps in order to entice new users. The app allows users to create easy to follow trip plans for dozens of cities across the world. A custom itinerary is created according to the start and end point, hopefully providing a fun way of checking out things around the chosen city.
We couldn't have a Five For Friday without covering at least one game and this is it: a fun casual endless runner by the name of Subway Surfers. Reminiscient of Temple Run, gameplay is all about dashing fast and dodging oncoming trains. You can even grind along the trains and perform some great acrobatic tricks. It's simple yet addictive fun that should make a great change of gaming scenery over the weekend.