Here are the latest iPhone/iPod touch/iPod/iPad apps. You can find ’em at the Apple App Store (www.itunes.com/appstore/).
MobileAge has announced Gluey 1.0, its US$0.99 lava lamp-like puzzle game for iOS devices. Forced into weirdly shaped containers in a far-off land, brightly colored Glueys move around like lava lamp blobs. Players create and remove like-colored blob clusters as they split and merge in infinite ways; no two games play the same way twice. You use strategy to manipulate gravity, locks and bombs to achieve high scores.
L’Escapadou has released Montessori Numbers for iOS. The $2.99 app is designed to help kids build solid math foundations. Kids can experiment with quantities and numerals, learn their names and visually understand how the decimal system works. Montessori Numbers focuses on numbers from 0-1000 and offers a sequence of guided activities that gradually help children reinforce their skills.
Dante Varnado Moore has introduced Mogul for iOS. Developed specifically for hip hop artists, rappers, singers and songwriters, musicians can import beats, write lyrics, record vocals and publish their completed song to the world with the $2.99 app. Each track has its own volume fader allowing users to get the proper mix before bouncing and sharing the finished song, and much more.
AppyNation and Gray Cooper Media have teamed up for Fluid Football for iOS. The free tactical soccer games lets players work their way through a series of set piece scenarios using whatever combination of real world tactics they deem suitable in order to score and win.
Nerd Island Studios has launched Step2Step Physics — Mechanics for the iPad. Designed by a National Board Certified physics teacher and MIT graduate, the $4.99 app mirrors the experience of a student working with a professional tutor: it breaks complex physics problems into simple steps and provides intelligent feedback based on incorrect answers.
Phosphor Games Studio has unveiled Horn for the iPhone and iPad. It’s a $6.99, third-person action adventure game where you explore a console-style world, all controllable by touch gestures.
Scott Vallance has debuted What Animal? 1.0 for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. The free app makes use of facial recognition research to match human faces with animal counterparts.