Check out the latest and greatest in apps for your iPhone with our monthly app roundup.
Jetpack JoyrideSingle-button gaming at its best.
Made by the same company that created Fruit Ninja, you can expect this app to be another sinkhole for your time. Like most single-button games, you are constantly propelled forward, and have to avoid the oncoming obstacles while collecting the bonuses. Initially, you touch the screen to start moving up, and release it to fall down, but there are bonuses that change your jetpack and the way it reacts to your touch. One moves down when you touch it, another simply jumps and floats (rather than flies). One of them, the Crazy Freaking Teleporter, needs to be experienced to be understood.
As you’d expect, the game starts out slow, but soon shifts to hectic speeds. The game ends when you hit an obstacle when wearing the original ‘machine gun’ jetpack. If you are wearing one of the bonus ones and you hit an obstacle, you just switch back to the original jetpack, and hope you don’t hit anything else before you pick up a new one.
Coins collected in the levels – and by completing missions – can go towards purchasing new base jetpacks, costumes, and other items.
The game supports Open Feint and Game Center Leaderboards, as well as achievements, making it an almost guaranteed addiction.$0.99 > Halfbrick Studios > Link
When Flipboard launched, it showed us that the tablet platform was a beautiful way to consume news. There are now many apps that emulate that experience, and FLUD is yet another – but with one key difference; it has an iPhone version.
So, if you’re looking for a Flipboard-type news reader for your iPhone, FLUD Mobile is for you. Or, maybe you don’t like the way that Flipboard presents its information. FLUD does most everything Flipboard does, including offering a list of curated articles, sharing, and importing from Google Reader.Free > Made By Rabbit Inc > Link
Summer time is BBQ time, but, when inviting your besties over for a slab of hot meat, it’s often difficult to know just how much food to buy.
BBQ list tries to solve that problem. Simply enter how many men, women, children, and vegetarians are going to turn up, and BBQ list will figure out how much food you should buy. And not just meat, either: the list will include veggies for roasting, salads, sides, and even drinks. You get to choose which foods you want, and even how generous you’re feeling.$1.99 > GreenShpits > Link
Australian Sustainable Seafood Guide
For many, seafood is as much a part of summer as hot days, cold drinks, and good times. But many of our most popular catches are in serious decline. The Australian Sustainable Seafood Guide is an app put together by the Australian Marine Conservation Society that hopes to empower consumers to make sustainable choices when it comes to that beach-side feast.
Species are searchable and ranked as “Better Choice”, “Think Twice” or “Say No”, making an ethical decision as easy as it is delicious.Free > WSP Environmental Pty Ltd > Link