Check out the new and notable apps we think you should be downloading this week.
Impulse GP – Super Bike Racing
Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.01 • Size: 88.5 MB
A console quality space-age racer featuring gravity-defying motorcycles, loop the loops, boosts and crazy obstacles. Customize your bike, race through futuristic tracks, and yes – ride upside-down at dangerous speeds.
Price: $3.99/£2.99 • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 61.7 MB
Price: $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 3.0.1 • Size: 54.5 MB
Classic arcade-style gaming. Plow through hordes of enemies in your retro green wireframe tank, complete with tons of deadly weapons. This high-octane blast-fest is fast, furious, and futuristic – in a retro kinda way.
Phone Doctor Plus
0.99/£ 0.79 Free • Version: 3.4.3 • Size: 30.8 MB
Check 27 different system functions to get your iPhone working at its peak. Phone Doctor Plus will check the health of your hardware, battery, memory, network and storage. Free for 72 hours only, so grab it quick!
4.99/£ 3.99 $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 2.0.2 • Size: 91.4 MB
Full-featured editing suite that brings the features of the desktop version to the palm of your hand. We’ve included Pixelmator in the roundup before, but we think so highly of the powerful image editor that it would be remiss not to note that it’s currently less than $1!
.99/£2 .29 $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 3.0 • Size: 48.6 MB
The characterful, colorful platformer is on sale this week. We thought it was great even before the addition of new worlds and mechanics. The always-jumping controls are clever and the level design is pixel perfect.
Barefoot World Atlas
.99/£3 .99 $0.99/£0.79 • Version: 3.0.9 • Size: 1.46 GB
An incredible, interactive learning app. It’s aimed at kids, but flying around a 3D globe discovering facts about the world is suitable for everyone. Explore faraway landmarks and cultures, but watch out – it’s a big download, and some content costs extra money.