UpNext: We’ve expressed our love and admiration for Google Maps countless times here at Tapsauce, even giving the mobile version a rare “A” grade in an App Spotlight column. It’s the rare app that we truly cannot imagine living without now that it’s been introduced into our lives. However, UpNext is an app with one simple goal: give Google a run for its money in the field of navigation apps! In terms of basic functions, UpNext doesn’t seem to do too much more than Google Maps (but we’ll find out for sure when we get our hands on it!) but it does have one big, vital difference: it looks sooo much more fun to use. Utilizing 3D vector mapping, the app’s interface is slick and dynamic, letting you seamlessly explore a map in a fashion that makes Google Maps look slightly archaic in comparison. If you don’t believe us, check out the video below!
Gifture: File this one under “Ugh, why didn’t we think of tis first!” It’s such a simple and brilliant concept: Gifture allows you set your cameraphone to take a certain number of pictures, which it then plays one right after another, with you controlling the speed. In short, this app lets you create instantly shareable GIFs of whatever you choose. Considering how much people love GIFs (everyone on the internet loves. gifs!) and how much people like sharing information and images (everyone on the internet loves sharing information and images!), it’s actually pretty shocking that Gifture isn’t the Biggest App Ever at this point. We’re taking a close look at Gifture this week and will actually have a review in a couple of days. Keep your eyes open!
Squrl: Do you know what’s better than having an internet full of awesome, amazing and horrifying videos for you to watch? How about a mobile app that creates video channels for specifically based on your tastes, helping you discover content that appeals directly to what you find awesome, amazing and horrifying! Although the Squrl app has been on the iPad for awhile now, it’s recently made the move to the iPhone with a handful of new features available, including the ability to instantly share what you’re watching on the social network of your choice. Squrl sounds like your own personal video curator, scouring the internet on your behalf. Never again will you click on something dull!