App of the Week: Yabbly helps you make better buying decisions

What’s the best way to find top-notch products, and avoid bad ones? Ask a trusted group of people who have made similar decisions, and in many cases already own the products you’re considering. That’s the philosophy behind Yabbly, currently available in beta on the web and iOS. Seattle tech vet Tom Leung, the company’s founder… Read More


App of the Week: ‘StatSmack’ is perfect for March Madness

Sure, you love your college basketball team, but how well do you argue against rival fans? StatSheet’s College Basketball “StatSmack” might just come in handy this time of year. It’s a free app for iPhone and Android. Just enter your favorite team, and the name of another team, and the app returns a list of statistical… Read More


App of the Week: Calcul8 turns math into English

For a journalist, I like to think I’m pretty good with numbers, but there are certain types of calculations that trip me up, or at least make me think twice — such as trying to split the bill at a restaurant after dinner and drinks, or calculating someone’s age from a birthdate. Calcul8 aims to… Read More


App of the Week: SideCar offers ‘spontaneous carpools’

This week’s App of the Week is SideCar, the community ridesharing service that connects people who need rides with drivers who have extra space in their cars. It works via apps on Android and iPhone/iPad. SideCar recently expanded to Seattle from its original market of San Francisco. Andru Edwards of GearLive.com, our guest on this… Read More


App of the Week: NFL Kicker 13

Remember the days of flicking a paper triangle through the ‘goalposts’ of your friend’s hands? Here’s the digital version of that game, officially sanctioned by the NFL. I’ve been having lots of fun with this app, despite one annoyance. The app is “NFL Kicker 13,” available for 99 cents for iPhone, iPad and Android and… Read More


App of the Week: PITFALL! is reborn on iPhone and iPad

How many hours of your childhood did you spend playing PITFALL! on the Atari 2600? If you’re of a certain generation, the answer is probably way too many. Well, get ready to try it again, but from a very different perspective. To mark the 30th Anniversary of the classic game, Activision this week released a… Read More


App of the Week: FlightTrack goes free with useful little app

Lots of frequent flyers are familiar with the premium FlightTrack apps, which offer a bunch of advanced features, such as calendar syncing, multiple flight tracking and SeatGuru integration, in addition to the ability to track the status of commercial flights. But what if you just want the basics without paying anything? Mobiata, the Expedia company… Read More


App of the Week: CAMbadge

We’re trying out a new feature on GeekWire today: App of the Week. And we’re looking for your help. If you have a favorite app on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone or anything else, send a message to tips@geekwire.com along with an explanation of your favorite aspects of the app. Maybe it’s making a huge difference… Read More