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Mobilewalla Fastest Movers

Fastest Movers, Apps of the Week

(September 15 - 21, 2013)

This week's Fastest Movers are a diverse group, including tank battles, astronomy, tech news, football and Cytus, a futuristic music game.

APPLE

Battle of the Bulge ($9.99 - iPad for best experience) - Battle of the Bulge is a historical battle game. Play against the game, use Game Center or pass to take turns with a friend. (Mobilewalla Score: 99/100)

Cytus ($1.99)* - Cytus is a music game: Tap the beats in time to win. What makes it special is its beautiful graphics and engaging music. (Score: 99/100)

Engadget Distro (Free - iPad only)* - This weekly magazine collects the best of Engadget each week and brings it to your iPad; keep up with tech developments effortlessly. (Score: 98/100)

Pivvot ($2.99) - Pivvot is a modern obstacle course with a smooth, minimal interface; the graphics won't distract you, and you will need all your concentration to win. (Score: 97/100)

Boom! Tanks (Free) - Boom! Tanks is a tank-versus-tank game that allows you to fight in different campaigns with current and classic tanks. (Score: 90/100)

ANDROID

Star Chart (Free)* - Star Chart is your map to stellar objects. Just point your device at the sky, and your device will identify all astronomical objects within your view. (Mobilewalla Score: 99/100)

Tasker ($2.99) - Tasker is a little complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it will help you to control many of your phone's functions and conserve power. (Score: 97/100)

Pool Break Pro ($0.99)* - This app features classic pool and table games like Snooker, Crokinole and Carrom in a realistic 3-D, physics-based setting. (Score: 96/100)

NFL Mobile (Free)* - Everything the NFL fan wants to know can be found in NFL Mobile: live game scores, video highlights, team news and fantasy football tracking. (Score: 92/100)

Pocket Casts ($3.99)* - Pocket Casts captures, catalogs and plays your favorite podcasts from the iTunes store; it has an attractive interface as well. (Score: 90/100)

Apps with an asterisk* denote availability on Apple and Android.

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to rank every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are ranked using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, staff recommendations and position within the category. Mobilewalla calculates fastest rising apps in real time. These are the apps that are gaining most in popularity among users each week. For more app intel, go to www.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.

© 2013 Wordster, Inc., Distributed by King Features Syndicate

Posted: September 20, 2013, 4:00 pm

Top Kids' Apps, ranked by Mobilewalla

App creators constantly innovate, and nowhere is this more apparent than in kids' apps. Check out some of the top-rated favorites for children below.

Top Kids' Apps-Apple

Pou ($1.99)* - A Pou, in this case, is a tiny digital pet that you grow, feed and play games with. Earn points in the game room to get accessories for your Pou. (Mobilewalla Score: 99/100)

Best Park in the Universe - Regular Show ($2.99)* - This app for kids over age 9 features characters from Cartoon Network's "Regular Show" battling aliens. (Score: 99/100)

Tozzle ($1.99) - Tozzle features 44 interactive puzzles that teach toddlers but also give hints to make sure they succeed every time, encouraging their love of learning. (Score: 99/100)

Letter Quiz - Learn ABCs ($1.99) - This smart app teaches children letters in a progressive way; children learn to identify lower- and uppercase letters and write them. (Score: 94/100)

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 ($4.99) - "Harry Potter" fans will enjoy this role-playing game where they can play 100 different characters from the first four books of the series. (Score: 92/100)

Top Kids' Apps-Android

Farm 123 ($2.99)* - Farm 123 teaches kids to count using fun interactive games featuring cute farm animals. (Mobilewalla Score: 97/100)

Kids Alphabet Aquarium School ($1.99)* - This app teaches kids the alphabet with a series of interactive puzzles set in vivid cartoon environments. (Score: 96/100)

Math Genius Brain Trainer (Free) - This app for adults and older kids uses a game to motivate the user to quickly do math problems in order to move forward. (Score: 93/100)

Color Sheep ($0.99)* - This action game requires you to quickly mix colors to protect a herd of sheep from wolves. Older kids will learn to mix colors playing this app. (Score: 93/100)

Toy Story: Smash It! ($0.99)* - Your favorite "Toy Story" characters need your child's help to solve 90 levels of puzzles in this 3-D physics-based app. (Score: 91/100)

Apps with an asterisk* denote availability on Apple and Android.

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go towww.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.

© 2013 Wordster, Inc., Distributed by King Features Syndicate

Posted: September 19, 2013, 4:00 pm

Piano Apps, ranked by Mobilewalla

September is National Piano Month. Why not celebrate by learning to play? The following piano apps include ones appropriate for everyone from children and beginners to advanced players.

Piano Apps-Apple

Tiny Piano (Free) - Tiny Piano comes with 95 songs; the notes are pre-programmed, but you play each note by touching the piano. Learn to play, or just impress your friends. (Mobilewalla Score: 99/100)

Pluto Learns Piano (Free) - This game is great for young children who want to learn piano. The basics are taught using simple games. (Score: 97/100)

Virtuoso Piano Free 3 (Free) - Virtuoso Piano Free 3 is the third version of the popular realistic piano-playing app; it produces an amazing piano sound. (Score: 90/100)

Music Studio Lite (Free) - Music Studio Lite includes a piano keyboard and 11 other instruments that you can compose and record with. (Score: 90/100)

Music Theory, with AUDIO (Free) - This app is for advanced pianists and musicians. It's a quiz on advanced music-theory issues. (Score: 85/100)

Piano Apps-Android

Pianist HD (Free) - Learn to play the piano on your device with this highly rated app. It's simple enough for children but a valuable teaching tool for adults, too. (Mobilewalla Score: 99/100)

Perfect Piano (Free) - More than 58,000 users have given Perfect Piano a five-star rating; it's easy to use and complex enough for intermediate users. (Score: 99/100)

Piano Companion LITE: Chords (Free)* - This app features an encyclopedia of piano chords and scales for intermediate and advanced piano players. (Score: 96/100)

Baby Piano Lite (Free)* - Baby Piano Lite is a huge hit with toddlers. They can either play traditional piano sounds or switch to a piano that plays animal noises. (Score: 90/100)

Magic Piano by Smule (Free)* - This app does not teach you to play piano; rather, you play the latest songs by following prompts on a gamelike interface. (Score: 80/100)

Apps with an asterisk* denote availability on Apple and Android.

Mobilewalla is a search and discovery engine using breakthrough technology to score every app to help consumers navigate the mobile application marketplace. Apps are scored using an algorithm that weighs several characteristics, including user ratings, position within category and staff recommendations. For more app intel, go towww.mobilewalla.com. Anindya Datta is a technologist and founder of Mobilewalla.

© 2013 Wordster, Inc., Distributed by King Features Syndicate