iOS apps of the day [May 12, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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iOS has over 600,000 apps. With so many apps out there, app discovery (aka finding new and useful apps) is extremely difficult. With our iOS Apps of the Day initiative, dotTech aims to change that. Everyday we post three apps, allowing our readers to discover new apps, daily. Enjoy! [Subscribe to our iOS section to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Apps for May 12, 2012


Maps+ is a navigation map application that is unlike the included Maps app. It also uses Google, but you can use gestures to change the map to standard, satellite and hybrid with just swiping up and down with 3 fingers. You can find out and continuously follow where you are, get online route directions with alternatives, record and edit GPS tracks, use location-based alarms to remind yourself of tasks that are location specific, find out what people tweet around you and converse with them, add labels to your bookmarks, export your bookmarks, and link to alarms and pins.

Even though this is free, but it does have some limitations like labels are limited to 1, pin bookmarks are limited to 3, route bookmarks are limited to 1, route transit points are limited to 2, rack bookmarks are limited to 1, track recording is limited to 2 km, alarm bookmarks are limited to 1, importing bookmarks from GPX is disabled, logging in to Twitter is disabled. In order for you to use these features you can purchase the limitation removal for $2.99.

Price: Free

Version discovered: 1.3.2

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad, iOS 4.0 and up

Download size: 7.8 MB

Maps+ on iTunes

Weather Lock Screen Free

Weather Lock Screen Free is a lock screen enhancement that brings something new to look at your phone while it is locked. You get the weather information rather than just looking at a simple wallpaper you put on. You get a 4 day weather outlook, and even if the device gets lost a phone number will show up stating if found to call the number on the screen. You get daily inspiration and encourage you everyday as well as more than 13,000+ possible combinations, share wallpapers with your friends on Twitter and Facebook or Email, and click screen to preview your design before saving. In addition on the pro version, you get 6 different layouts to choose from.

Price: Free; Pro: $0.99

Version discovered: 1.0.3; Pro: 1.0.6

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.0 and up

Download size: 7.6 MB; Pro: 24.8 MB

Weather Lock Screen Free on iTunes

Weather Lock Screen Pro on iTunes

Battleship: Alien Invaders

Battleship: Alien Invaders is a new style of playing Battleship. You have to watch the radar and watch for the flashing lights which mean something is heading your way. You need to target it and then launch the missles. If you are successful, you have beaten that enemy and carry on to the next.

Price: $0.99

Version discovered: 1.0

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 3.2 and up

Download size: 11.4 MB

Battleship: Alien Invaders on iTunes

dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, iOS Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.

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