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iPhone apps: Rocket Golf, Discovery, Wikipedia

updated 05:10 pm EDT, Tue August 18, 2009

Pic2Post, Records

  • Rocket Golf ($1) is a golf game which features 2D, side-scrolling gameplay and 3D graphics. The game includes two different courses consisting of 36 playable holes with challengin terrain such as water hazards, sand traps, and variable wind. Users can choose to play the full course, the front or back nine, or practice on any hole. Rocket Golf also allows up to four players to compete on one device.

  • Discovery Channel (free) provides users with access to content related to various popular Discovery TV shows. The application includes videos, news stories, quizzes, and photo galleries. Users can watch show clips, get behind the scenes information, view a TV schedule, and browse the content most popular among other viewers.

  • Wikipedia Mobile (free) allows users to perform Wikipedia searches. The application has been designed to be a faster option than performing a search through Mobile Safari. The code is said to be fully open source and the developers welcome anyone who is good with JavaScript and HTML to contribute.

  • Pic2Post ($1) can be used to create postcards with either an iPhone or iPod touch. Finished cards can then be sent to FedEx to be printed and delivered to any US address. Users can import images from their devices photo library, add captions, and use templates to build their cards. Additional templates are available for $1.99 through in-app purchasing.

  • Records ($2) allows users to access the Discogs online database and find information on millions of records. By entering the name of an album or artist, a user can search across the database and get additional information and reviews.

    by MacNN Staff

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