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Boogie for a Cause - Ubisoft Announces the Just Dance Challenge for the Special Olympics

Posted by Jessica Fisher on November 18th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarhalfstar :: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW :: Read Review »

It's time to use your dancing skills for a good cause. The Special Olympics has announced that they are holding their first annual Just Dance Challenge to raise awareness and funds. Some of your favorite Youtube celebrities and musicians are lending a hand to the cause, while Republic Records is also offering incentives and giveaways.

The campaign will run from now until January 31, 2015. To participate, you can register at esports.specialolympics.org and play the Just Dance game with your family and friends.

"I'm thrilled that my music can be part of the Just Dance Challenge for Special Olympics," said international singer and personality Nicole Scherzinger. "As a Global Ambassador for Special Olympics, I've seen first-hand, around the world, the transformative power of Special Olympics, and I'm thrilled that millions of people will have the opportunity to help them in their wonderful work - and to do it by dancing!"

You can download Just Dance Now off the App Store for free. For more information about the Just Dance Challenge, visit esports.specialolympics.org.

Team Paul Skiing Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jordan Minor on March 12th, 2014
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: GO FOR THE GOLD
Like most good inspirational sports sagas, Team Paul Skiing is based on a true story.
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The NBC Sports Live Extra App Lets You Watch All the Sochi Winter Olympic Events You Want on Your iPad or iPhone

Posted by Rob Rich on February 7th, 2014
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Can't get enough of the Sochi Olympics? Actually I suppose at this point they've only just begun. So, do you foresee yourself not being able to get enough? Well thankfully the NBC Sports Live Extra app has been updated for the 2014 games.

With NBC Sports Live Extra, you can now potentially watch every single event from this year's Olympics live on your iPhone or iPad. That's over 1,000 hours of watching the world's best athletes compete across 15 different sports and for almost 100 medals. And you can download it right now for free. Quick, grab it before the opening ceremonies! I mean it'll still be available afterwards and still be free, but you want to get a head start right?

Jen's Favorite Things Of 2012

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 26th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: FOCUSED TEXT EDITING :: Read Review »

Is it really nearly 2013? How did that happen? And why did 2012 go so fast? I have no answer, but I can answer what I enjoyed so much about 2012. It wasn't the greatest of years for me in many respects, but it was a fantastic year for the technology fan part of me.

Fairway Solitaire



Tell me at the start of the year that my main gaming addiction this year would be a card game and I'd have laughed. A lot. I've always quite enjoyed solitaire games but usually when I have nothing better to do. Fairway Solitaire has established its place in my daily routine ever since I reviewed it at the start of the year. No mean feat given the wealth of games I've played across the year. Its constant trickle of new content each day is all too tempting and I've found it to be very relaxing. Shame that some elements of the game require quite a lot of in-app purchases.

iPhone 5



I've never owned an iPhone since launch before, having always picked them up much later down the line. Thanks to things working out well, I picked up an iPhone 5 two days after its initial launch. I'm so glad I did. Out of all the technology in my house, it's the most used and not just for work reasons. It might not be the most revolutionary of hardware updates, but the extra screen space and processor power is very handy. Owning the 32gb variety (for the first time) is a particular revelation. Finally, I don't have to swap out apps and games all the time.

Summer of Sport



As a soccer and athletics fan, this summer was a memorable one. Euro 2012 kept me happy, if predictably disappointed, as an England supporter. The London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, made me proud of my country and ecstatic to watch so much fantastic sport. It also marked the first Olympics when iOS devices played an important part in coverage, which was shown through the plethora of apps available.

The Walking Dead



The most emotional game I've played in recent years. Bar none. It's perhaps a little weak on gaming elements and there are a few plotholes by the end, but it doesn't stop The Walking Dead being a tour de force of emotion. I have no children but I can only imagine the powerful story of a girl desperate to find her parents amongst a zombie invasion, being all the more potent for those who do.

Zombies, Run!



More zombies! Not quite in the same way, though. Zombies, Run! is my exercise companion. I jog, rather than run. A distinct lack of stamina and a continuing foot problem means things are a little slower for me. The key thing is, though, Zombies, Run! motivates me to keep trying. Telling a story linked into exercise is an inspired move and one that genuinely encouraged me to regularly jog. No matter how slow the progress might have been.

iA Writer



Yes, I know iA Writer isn't an app that came out in 2012. It has had regular updates but that isn't why it's in my list, either. It's here because 2012 marked the year that I bought my first Mac. A MacBook Pro, to be exact. Since then, there have been many apps that have made my life much easier but none more so than the Mac version of iA Writer. I'm using it right now to write this. Even better, if I have to go away from my laptop for whatever reason, I can carry on where I left this on my iPhone or iPad. That flexibility has made a massive difference to my year.

Best Of British Game Jam Creates Summer Sports In 48 Hours

Posted by Jennifer Allen on September 19th, 2012

On the weekend of 20th July, some of the best developers in the UK decided they didn't want to spend their free time on the beach (or, more likely, dodging rain showers), they wanted to join together to demonstrate just what the best of British means!

Joining together and in the space of 48 hours, developers such as Mind Candy, Mobile Pie, Greenfly Studios, Spilt Milk Studios, Onimobi and many more created Best of British: Summer Sports. Together, it's a celebration of quirky gaming and the UK's fine summer of sport courtesy of the 2012 Olympics in London.

The game is a collection of their impressive efforts and owes a lot to mini-game collections such as the Warioware series of games. Each game takes only a short time to complete, before moving onto the next one, but there's quirky humor galore. Even better, it costs absolutely nothing to download!

To learn more about the Best of British game jam , we shared some words with a few of the fine folks behind Best of British: Summer Sports.

As Dave Mitchell from Onimobi explained, his favorite aspect was "getting to know all the other developers at the event. It was great to find out about what everyone does, what they're working and also share game ideas for the jam. Being part of Best of British is about coming together and sharing skills, contacts, ideas and cross promotion. These game jams really capture that essence of collaborative and camaraderie!".

Time was a big problem, of course, with Dave having never used the Unity engine before to create games, but that just rallied the team together to ensure he had a great crash course in it, courtesy of Laurie Brown of Indie Skies.

Alistair Aitcheson of Greedy Bankers fame explained that part of the fun came from overcoming the technical issues that couldn't have been anticipated beforehand.

"Keeping everyone up-to-date with the latest version of the framework was hard work, and required a lot of running back and forth between teams. But that was part of the fun - it was like being in Scrapheap Challenge, building cool stuff and fixing it on the fly!", explained Alistair.

Mind Candy's Daniel Atherton went with a lighter note of expressing his delight at the "fantastic" Micro Machines tournament that was arranged thanks to the appearance of UK developers Kwalee, including the original developer of the Micro Machines series of games.

Was any sleep gained? Well, no, hardly any, even despite the comfortable bean bags at MindCandy HQ. Still, no one seems to be too concerned at such sleep deprivation as there are already plenty of hopes for another Jam in the near future.

Given how much fun Best of British: Summer Sports is, we can't wait to see what the collective can come up with next. The British iOS development industry is looking pretty strong indeed.

Seven Poets Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 22nd, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarstarblankstar :: A UNIQUE READ
Seven Poets offers a form of real-time fiction we haven't seen before, plus it's serialized to keep you gripped for longer.
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Peppa Pig Stars in her own Mini Olympics

Posted by Lisa Caplan on August 9th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If watching the Olympics with young children and all their questions has been driving you a little crazy there’s an app featuring Channel 5/Nickelodeon's British small screen and small people mega-star Peppa Pig available in most Commonwealth App Stores to the rescue. Peppa Pig's Sports Day should distract budding fans, but keep them on topic. Regrettably it's not currently available in North America

The universal app is more like Peppa’s color war than Peppa’s Olympics with its blend of sporting, crafting and even cooking mini games, but the six diversions along with bonus sports-themed digital sticker book pack in a lot of play time.

The activities include Olympic favorites cycling, and long jump along with an obstacle course, tug of war challenge, ice cream shop and Rosetta design shop giving little fingers lots to explore. The app is presently only in the UK New Zealand and Australian App Stores, and we hope to see it on this side of The Pond soon too.

Scout Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Jennifer Allen on August 9th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarblankstarblankstar :: POTENTIAL
Scout promises personalized suggestions of all kinds of popular forms of media. It very nearly achieves a great service, too.
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Learn British Slang With TripLingo UK

Posted by Jennifer Allen on August 7th, 2012

The TripLingo series of apps have done a great job of deciphering popular slang in various foreign languages, as we noticed when reviewing the Spanish version last year. Now, with the London 2012 Olympics upon us, there's a special themed version out in the form of TripLingo UK Edition.

The app uses a "Slang Slider" to enable users to see four different ways to say each phrase, with the options of Posh, Cockney, Scouse and Jafaican. It's worth pointing out that Scouse isn't actually a dialect of London, instead being located in the North West of the country in the city of Liverpool, but it is a enjoyable comparison to make.

As a Brit, I'll say this now, we don't ALL use such slang in our day to day living but it is a fun selection of words and terms that were once much more common within the UK, with a hint of parody about it. And don't worry, visitors to Britain, it's still possible to hear many such terms used if you happen to visit the right area.

Whether you're travelling to Britain soon or just want to have some fun learning a new type of slang, you'd be barmy (crazy) to miss out on TripLingo UK Edition.

It's out now and free to download.

Fine Dining Inspiration From Tatler Restaurant Guide 2012

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 31st, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Visiting London at the moment, possibly for the Olympics? Or just happen to visit London and in need of some restaurant suggestions? Well, you're in luck! The Tatler Restaurant Guide 2012 has recently been released offering an eclectic guide to the best restaurants in London, with a small handful located outside of the capital.

Everything from classic restaurants to stylish and new eateries are catered for here, with plenty of hidden gems for those who want to discover something a little different.

Users can search according to name, location, cuisine, editor's favorites, or simply consult the map for inspiration. Information such as what to expect to pay is included as well as suggestions as to whether dressing up beforehand is essential.

There's social network sharing courtesy of Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare, plus users can email details to others. GPS functionality completes the app with it easy to find directions to a restaurant.

Tatler Restaurant Guide 2012 is out now and is currently free to download. It's normally priced at $1.99.

Stunning International Sports Photography Within Reuters Olympics London 2012

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 30th, 2012
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

The London 2012 Summer Olympics are upon us and, if you're anything like me, you'll have spent all weekend soaking up all the sport. Perfectly timed comes the release of Reuters Olympics London 2012, an app that promises to bring the best live photos of the Olympics, captured by the award winning photographers from Reuters.

The app is free and universal to download, and comes supplied with Apple TV support to ensure it's immensely easy to view the stunning imagery through a variety of sources. All the photos are high resolution and beautiful to look at, with easy navigation through the archive.

Every sport is covered so it's possible to view celebrations from the best runners to the winners of the water polo and volleyball. It captures the spirit of the events perfectly, while also showing off the luscious landscapes of Great Britain. Statistics are available in the form of medal tables and results of each event.

Reuters Olympics London 2012 is out now.

This Week at 148Apps: July 23-27

Posted by Chris Kirby on July 29th, 2012

The Olympic flame was fanned to extreme levels at 148Apps.com this week, as Jennifer Allen explored PlayUp's socialization of the London games. She writes, "We’ve covered PlayUp before, appreciating its ability to bring sports fans together in their love of their chosen sport. Just in time for the London 2012 Olympics, a major update has been released geared towards keeping users informed during the summer Olympics.

The app offers users all the latest information on their favorite teams and athletes, as well as the latest news on the medal tally. That’s 17 days worth of coverage, across 26 sports, 39 disciplines and 302 medal events. Content is geared towards the geographical location of the user, ensuring that the most regionally relevant content is brought to the forefront when first launched."

Want to know more? Read the full article at 148Apps.

Giggleapps.com got Disney-fied with a review of Minnie Bow Maker. Amy Solomon writes, "Minnie Bow Maker is a cute and enjoyable application for kids – part craft experience – as well as including story and fashion show elements. Having a son, I have not had to deal with a daughter who wants to dabble in the world of fashion at a young age. For this reason, I consider myself fortunate as I could easily be a killjoy when it comes to many action figure dolls geared to fashion-conscious girls that to me, send inappropriate messages.

For this reason, I think many parents, especially those of girls, will enjoy Minnie Bow Maker as this app touches upon fun accessories that may satisfy young children who have shown an interest in the world of fashion."

Read Amy's full review at GiggleApps.

Finally, 148Apps.biz featured a story about 6waves' WaveX. Carter Dotson says, "Mobile publisher 6waves has announced WaveX, a new advertising tool for developers to drive traffic to their games. This serves essentially as a traffic exchange, where developers can display advertisements for other games, and get more opportunities for traffic by helping to drive new installations of other games. Developers can upload graphics for both portrait and landscape games, and the service is completely free to use."

Read all about WaveX at 148Apps.biz.

The week is over, but there's more ahead across the 148Apps network. Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook to gain access to the latest news, reviews, and even a contest or two. Until next week, game on Olympians!

London 2012 – Official Mobile Game Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
By Angela LaFollette on July 26th, 2012
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: NOT TOO IMPRESSIVE
Compete in nine 2012 Summer Olympics games from the comfort of your couch.
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PlayUp Goes To The 2012 Olympics

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 26th, 2012
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

We've covered PlayUp before, appreciating its ability to bring sports fans together in their love of their chosen sport. Just in time for the London 2012 Olympics, a major update has been released geared towards keeping users informed during the summer Olympics.

The app offers users all the latest information on their favorite teams and athletes, as well as the latest news on the medal tally. That's 17 days worth of coverage, across 26 sports, 39 disciplines and 302 medal events. Content is geared towards the geographical location of the user, ensuring that the most regionally relevant content is brought to the forefront when first launched.

It also provides free instant messaging around any event and the ability to virtually hang out with friends in private, as well as direct message them and create social groups.

Whether you're excited by the water polo or thrilled by the BMX biking, PlayUp should have you covered this summer Olympics.

Check it out now, it's available for free.

London 2012 Themed Daily Edition Of Sports Illustrated

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 24th, 2012
iPad App - Designed for iPad

The London 2012 Summer Olympics are very nearly upon us, and they mark the first Summer Olympics with a hugely successful App Store to tempt us in. The App Store was new and somewhat untouched ground back in 2008, so it's no wonder we're seeing so many titles emerge this time round. Sports Illustrated Live from London 2012 is one such title.

Sports Illustrated Live from London 2012 offers the stunning photography we've come to expect from Sports Illustrated, along with up to the second scores and results. A medal count as well as regular news will be provided, alongside a schedule of all upcoming events.

It's the photography that will hopefully grip users the most, however, with top photos of each day and a daily video recap promised. Throughout, there are features from Sports Illustrated's writers to capture readers' attentions.

Sports Illustrated Live from London 2012 should prove an ideal visual-heavy companion to the Summer Olympics this month.

It's out now for the iPad and is free to download.

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