Friday, July 27, 2012

The Week In Review, July 21 - 27, 2012

Welcome to our Week In Review! Here we'll take a look at some of the great games and apps that embodied our theme this past week, and discuss what's to come in the week ahead.

The big story this week is, of course, the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games. Athletes from all across the globe gather to compete upon the world's largest stage, and we've gathered a group of apps and games to both commemorate the event and entertain you between matches.

Now, whether you're in London for the games or just watching from the comfort of home, you'll want to schedule your viewing of the events you want to see so you don't miss a thing, and get the scoop on events you might have missed. NBC has given us a couple of great apps for this: London 2012 Join In gives you a list of schedules and locations for the particular sports you want to follow, and London 2012 Results displays who's won after the event is over. And if you're feeling inspired by the athletes, you can check out the Pro series of workout apps by NorthPark to help you get into shape: Push Ups Pro, Pull Ups Pro, Squats Pro, and Sit Ups Pro. And please don't forget to drink enough water, daily, whether you're actively working out or not. Water Your Body will help to remind you to keep track of your intake and remain healthy.

If you'd rather be an armchair athlete, you can play the London 2012 Official Game, which lets you play events like the 100 Meter Freestyle, Pole Vault, and Archery, among others. It's very responsive and surprisingly engaging for a tie-in game, and has that Wii Games look that's become so popular. Summer Games 3D Lite gives you more events from which to choose, including Cycling, Rowing, Javelin, and many more. And if you're missing your soccer, check out Striker Soccer Euro 2012, a fairly robust football simulator that also capitalizes on the Wii avatar look.

What's coming up for Best Apps Market? Next week, we'll help you prepare for the Mars Rover Curiosity's August 6th landing, and to prepare yourself for the final weeks of Summer. And don't forget to install our widgets to keep up with our daily Editor's Top AppsTop Games, and Apps of the Day! Have a great weekend! -- Keoni C.

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