iOS apps of the day [May 21, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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Apps for May 21, 2012

Cosmic Top

Cosmic Top is a top simulator that you have your choice of what top you want to spin on your device.  You get a brief description on how to control the functions of the app before you have the different types of tops load up in order for you to have fun with them. You can do one of four different things to the tops which are swipe it to spin it, pinch it to zoom it, hold it to brake it, and tap to change tops. You can also hold with one finger and swipe with another for you to do an axis spin.

Price: $1.99

Version discovered: 1.2

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 3.0 and up

Download size: 5.3 MB

Cosmic Top on iTunes

Ghost Radar®: CLASSIC

Ghost Radar®: CLASSIC gives you what it feels like to find ghosts in your house or a friend’s house. This app also includes a voice to let you know when interesting words have been detected. They don’t have any sort of guarantees with this app since the results cannot be verified. This app is mainly for entertainment purposes only so it should be worth noting that. There are paid versions of this app if you really want to mess around with this with other features.

Price: Free

Version discovered: 1.9.16

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 3.0 and up

Download size: 12.3 MB

Ghost Radar®: CLASSIC on iTunes

Word Fusion

Word Fusion is a word spelling game that you have certain goals to make in order to continuing on to the next level. You have to spell a certain number of 4, 5 and 6 letter words in order to progress to the next level. Every time you spell a word the tiles will fall bringing you more letters to use and spell with. You can play this in single player mode or in a two player mode. In order to play the two player game via turn based or online you need to have Game Center so if you have a phone older than an iPhone 3GS you won’t play this, but you can play through your Bluetooth even if you have an iPhone 3G.  You can even play in a two player mode simultaneously on the iPad only.

The basis of the game is to spell the words you need to complete that level and try to get as many as you can. You can even switch two letters as many times as you want if you are unable to spell anything you have on the board. There are even 22 levels with each level increasing in difficulty to make the game more enjoyable and challenging. You can try out the Word Fusion Free game which appears to have the single player mode as the only thing that’s active. If you want to play with a friend, then you’ll have to get the full version of the game.

Price: $0.99

Version discovered: 1.12

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 3.0 and up

Download size: 11.1 MB

Word Fusion on iTunes

Word Fusion Free 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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