iOS apps of the day [June 11, 2012]

Today’s Apps

  • HubbleSite (Browse photos of stars and galaxies and save it as wallpaper)
  • WorldHoliday (Update your device’s calendar with the holidays of your country)
  • Cubis Creatures (Wake up creatures by clearing a bunch of Cubis levels)

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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 June 11, 2012


HubbleSite provides you some of the world’s most popular images from the Hubble telescope. You can use these images that you can choose and edit to visually display on your device as wallpaper. You also get facts about the Hubble history, the telescope and the discoveries it made. This is also optimized for the newer devices retina display to show how beautifully these images really look on your device.

Price: Free

Version discovered: 1.3.1

Requires: iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.1 and up

Download size: 61.4 MB

HubbleSite on iTunes


WorldHoliday updates your calendar with the holidays for a few countries so you will know what holiday is coming up without looking at a paper calendar. This app can update holidays for Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Portugal, Singaport, the United Kingdom, and the United States. If you’ve accidentally added the wrong country, you can delete that from the app and fix your calendar back to what it was.

Even though the app’s page says that it has Malaysia, it doesn’t according to not only a reviewer, but it is also in one of the app’s screenshots. Another minor issue is that even though the header says the correct year, the individual entries are not. This shouldn’t discourage you from using it as it is the correct day of that holiday for that year. The last thing is that it only updates holidays for 2012 and 2013 so you might have to wait for an update in order to go further than 2013.

Price: $8.99

Version discovered: 1.0

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

Download size: 0.4 MB

WorldHoliday on iTunes

Cubis Creatures

Cubis Creatures is the same game as the original Cubis game that you might have played for free on the web. This time it has a story line of sleeping creatures.  Each creature has a number of different levels that you need to clear to “wake up” the creature you are trying to save. The same basis of the game is exactly like the original which is matching three or more colors to clear the board. You are allowed a certain number to fill a meter, and if you clear the board while filling up the meter completely you will get bonus points for doing it perfectly. You get 80 different levels with more additional ones for the in-app cost of $0.99 each. This game also includes a daily Cubis tournament which will have your skills on the line with others online to see who is the best.

Price: $0.99

Version discovered: 1.0.5

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

Download size: 87.5 MB

Cubis Creatures 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.

iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad; iOS 4.1 and up

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