This week we dedicate the entire episode of the GeekWire radio show and podcast to a rundown of our latest favorite apps — the ones that have been capturing the attention of the GeekWire team and our readers for their usefulness, fun factor, innovation and other features.
Our guest is Mike Schneider, the former corporate lawyer who struck out on his own as an app developer a few years ago.
Here’s the list of apps we discuss during the show, with links to download them.
Baby’s Musical Hands for iPhone and iPad, turns the screen into a musical device for kids. 99 cents.
Figure for iPhone and iPad, make cool tunes and musical beats on your device. 99 cents.
Guided Access, an upcoming feature of iOS 6 that locks out elements of the home screen.
Unbaby me, a browser plugin that blocks pictures of your friends’ kids from your Facebook feed, replacing them with images on a theme of your choice.
360 Panorama for iPhone and iPad, makes it easy to capture and share full panoramic pictures from your device. 99 cents.
Dark Sky for iPhone, a hyperlocal, real-time weather app that predicts weather in your neighborhood over the next hour. $3.99.
Sun Seeker solar path viewer for iPhone and Android, augmented reality app to project the path of the sun across a specific property at different times of the year. $8.99 for iPhone and $5.99 for Android. Free version with limited features.
WalkScore for iPhone, gives a walkability score for specific locations based on the amenities and services within walking distance.
SleepCycle for iPhone, goes under your pillow when you sleep, senses your stage of sleep and wakes you at the optimal time. 99 cents. (Thanks to Maria for suggesting this on our Facebook page.)
Bamboo Paper notebook app for the iPad, free but works best with a stylus that costs $30. (Thanks, Cody.)
Fitocracy, social network for getting in shape and working out. “Slick UI, easy navigation, creates a feeling of community around fitness,” says our Facebook follower Kelly, who suggested this one. Free app.
Vyclone for iPhone, automatically combines videos from different users into one video of the same scene. Free app.
Downcast podcast listening app for iPhone, $1.99.
Saga intelligent companion for iPhone, gives you analytics from your day by tracking your location and activities, and suggests activities for you at any given moment. Free app. (Thanks to GeekWire reader Jennifer for suggesting this one.)
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