Apps of the Day: JimPoke, Lightbox and More



A lot of weird games on the plate today, but that’s ok – nothing wrong with trying some unusual. We also have Lightbox, the latest up-and-coming social photo network thingy. Yea, I’m not really sure what to call it. But it’s cool and worth a quick look if you enjoy sharing photos with your friends and family. Google Checkout should be back up by the time you read this, so I don’t want to hear any excuses about how you can’t purchase any of these! You don’t have to, of course, be we’re sure a few of you will get a kick out of these. With that, I’ll leave you to it.

Lightbox Photos – Everyone’s favorite social photo sharing application has finally made its way to Android. Take photos, add whacky effects, and upload them to your Lightbox account for all to see. Conversely, you’ll automatically see images from your friends who upload them to Facebook and Twitter. Visit Lightbox’s website here to sign up, and then head to the Android market for the free companion download. Pretty cool stuff here, folks. [Market]

ShakyTower – If you liked to play with building blocks as a kid, give ShakyTower a look. It’s a game that has you entrenched in a world of instability. Buildings and structures look like they can topple in a second, and they absolutely can. Whether you’re building one of those towers or trying to work your way through one, the uncertainty of a building stay upright as you stack that one more block or turn that corner will keep you glued to your phone. Try out the free version in the Android market. [Market]

PokeJim – I love poking. Poking’s fun. I don’t get to do it in real life. I don’t get to do it enough on Facebook. And poking yourself is fun for a while, but gets old. Jim is here to save the day, though, as he’s put himself inside a video game where the objective is to poke him. The more you poke, the more points you get. And if you poke a lot, you get to poke a WHOLE lot more. Crazy, right? It’s a steal at $1.07. Go ahead and try it if you’re as addicted to poking as I am. Poke. [Market]

Pong ‘n’ Balance – It’s a unique take on pong, and one that shouldn’t go unnoticed. In Pong ‘n’ Balance, you’re not playing against another human or an AI opponent. No, you’re playing against yourself, trying to make sure you keep the small ball in the air while making sure the big one beneath you doesn’t fall off its seesaw. Your movements determine whether or not you fail, so you can only blame yourself for losing at the end of the day. Cruel, right? It also makes for interesting fun. Go on and try it for free. [Market]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Lightbox was designed first for Android. It is not “finally mak(ing) its way to Android.”

  2. Apps of the Day rules, as always.

  3. I like lightbox! and Pong n balance! – one’s good for sharing photos, the other is just fun.

    I also like Starbucks app and 2X mobiledevicemanager – search that one on the Android market or read about it on 2x.com

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