Reviewed By: Luke Patrick
It’s been raining cats, dogs, and iPhone apps here at the iPhone App Review, and we’ve been racing to keep up with all the awesome applications launching with vigor. We’ve got your Top 5 iPhone App Roundup waiting for you after the break, but before diving into the meat and potatoes of things, have a sneak peek at some of the great reviews we covered this week.
This Week’s Stand-Out Apps
We had the pleasure of looking at two educational apps this week, each with its own unique (and decidedly adorable) twist: ABC Baby Animals is a great way to teach your kids the alphabet using cute chicks, cubs, and calves, while iLearn with Poko: Seasons! is a top-notch replacement for traditional children’s literature. If you’re looking for an education in globe-trotting, check out the Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates Destinations app, an all-out guide to some of the coolest cities on the planet.
Some of our favorite games this week were Sudoku Puzzle Packs, which comes crammed to the gills with punchy puzzling action, and Thick Lips (not an Angelina Jolie joke, we promise) which brings the mad fun of Whack-A-Mole to the iPhone.
That’s our sneak peek for the week, but don’t think we’re calling it quits, yet: No, we’re just getting started! Hit us up after the break for a full look at our Top 5 iPhone Apps for May 27.
Top 5 iPhone Apps of the Week
- Hound iPhone app
Hound – Free
One of the first (and coolest) innovations on the iPhone was Shazam, a free app that could listen to any song playing in the grocery store, take a sample to the internet, and then return with the exact track, artist, and album. Others came later, like Soundhound, who has now flipped the tables with their latest offering, Hound.
This killer iPhone app is essentially a souped-up voice search, but when it’s this beautiful on the iPhone’s Retina Display, we don’t care. Users simply speak an artist, track, or album query, and the app transcodes your words, takes them to the cloud, and then returns with more information than you can shake a stick at.
Hound is a neat premise, and even though it’s still got some growing room, this app is an example of true iOS innovation.
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