Kyle VanHemert and Casey Chan
—In this week’s app roundup: HDR Video, ported to the iPhone; iWork, shrunkified; Coca Cola, documented; Sports pictures, sent to your phone; 3G and Wi-Fi connection, checked; videos, time machined; ideas, connected; puzzles, hardest ever and much, much more.
Flare: It’s a video recorder app that records in High Dynamic Range. Which means it allows for a greater range of luminance between the lightest and darkest areas of an image to bring a more detailed look at the world. I’ve always thought HDR photos, when done stunningly, exposed a living and breathing unreality that laid quietly underneath what we see. HDR videos take that to a whole ‘nother level. $1
SI Big Ticket: It’s an app that collects photographs from professional photags at sporting events. It’s updated in near real-time which means you get an incredibly unique perspective of the biggest sporting events of the year. $1
Rosetta Stone: Let’s get to what the app does has. Every language’s curriculum is broken into five levels. Each level has four units and each unit can take anywhere from six to ten hours to complete. Right from the first slide, you are required to parrot what the digital teacher says, with no context to go on aside from the images displayed. And in case you’re wondering, there’s a speech precision setting, so you decide whether the program’s a hard-ass or a softy.
We are so crazy about apps right now you wouldn’t believe it. If you have recommendations, tips, or just want to let us know about your own app, drop a note in the comments or shoot me an email.