Stuff Gadget Awards 2012 – Smartphone App of the Year winner
from Free, strava.com
Two of Stuff ’s greatest loves are cycling and competing against each other in frivolous, childish games. Fifa 13 might be the perfect arena for one-upmanship, but it’s Strava that has brought bikes into the mix. A GPS tracker for cyclists and runners, it captures the speed, elevation and time of your rides and plots them on a Google Map. But Strava’s real genius lies in measuring the split times for segments of your ride, then putting you on a leaderboard of everyone who’s cycled that route. With a recent update giving you a feed of friends’ rides, we’re now locked in a fearsome battle to see who can become King of the Ham Gate Sprint. See you at the start line.
Songkick Concerts (Android, iOS)
Songkick scans your music library, and tells you about gigs from your fave bands. Prepare to be poorer.
Onavo Extend (Android, iOS)
Data allowance stingier than the ham in a budget airline sarnie? Onavo keeps your data use down.
Blippar (Android, iOS)
Augmented reality becomes, well, reality. Blippar brings printed content (including ours) to life.
Pull together HD movies on the fly with Apple’s intuitive editing app. It’s no Final Cut Pro, but it’s not bad.
This app looks at your tunes and tells you who sampled what – and who sampled the sampler.
Flipboard (Android, iOS)
Smooshes Twitter, Facebook and news feeds into a stylish virtual magazine. Who needs real mags, anyway? You do, reader. You do.