Summer’s almost upon us, and with it comes vacations, weddings and other events. Document them all with photo-sharing app Popset, an app for building “sets” of photos using its super-fast multi-shot camera. Earthlapse provides a few other photos, but they’re of Earth as taken from the International Space Station. Slingshot Racing will provide you with some gaming entertainment to start the week, using its timing-based touch-controlled format, followed by Zombie Ace, a game about flying a jet as a zombie and infecting hapless cities along the way.
Popset update (iPhone, iPad) Free
Photo-sharing app Popset makes it easy to create “sets” of photographs from the images you capture and store on your camera roll. Like other photography apps, Popset lets you apply filters to spiff up your shots, and then allows you to save and share them through Facebook. Unlike other photo-sharing apps, however, Popset allows you to basically save everything you shoot from a specific time or event with one button, because every photo you take after your first is added to the same set.
A recent update to Popset allows you to provide links that let other users join your set, allowing more than one person to send photos to a single set which is perfect for events like weddings and birthdays. You can also upload as many as 20 photos at a time form your camera roll. Popset also provides a super-fast multi-shot camera, so you can get action as it happens from within the app.
Earthlapse (iPhone, iPad) $0.99
The International Space Station is privy to some incredible views of the planet below, and Earthlapse works to make those views available to anyone with a buck and an iPhone or iPad. The app includes eight interactive scenes using time-lapse photography of the Blue Marble as shot from orbit, which you can manipulate using touch controls.
Earthlapse lets you speed up or slow down time in each of its scenes, and each one also includes an ambient soundtrack to go with it. The app also supports AirPlay, so you can view the scenes from Earthlapse on your other devices without any hassle.
Slingshot Racing (iPhone, iPad) $0.99
Slingshot Racing is a bit of an anomaly in terms of racing games in the iTunes App Store. Instead of punching the gas and steering around corners like in other racers, Slingshot Racing is all about expert timing. Your racer is on skids and gets its momentum by firing a cable at posts positioned at the track’s corners. When you tap the screen, you fire your cable and slingshot yourself around the corner, letting go at the perfect time for maximum momentum.
Slingshot Racing has 64 races to work through and several different kinds of races. It also includes four-way online multiplayer, so you can challenge your friends to see who has the best slingshot timing. Game Center support also provides achievements and leaderboards, so you can see who among your friends carries the best racing times.
Zombie Ace (iPhone, iPad) $0.99
You play a character who is both zombie and pilot in Zombie Ace, tasked with the mission of infecting as many American cities as possible with the undead affliction. As you fly from city to city in this side-scrolling title, you’ll aim to avoid obstructions ranging from mountains and clouds to yetis, and you’ll also have to fling your fellow zombies at enemy planes to take them down.
Grabbing additional zombies and upgrading your plane lets you land at different cities and infect more and more of their inhabitants. You can also grab power-ups for your plane, add seats for additional zombies, and work through 100 “mission” goals to speed up your advancement through the game. Zombie Ace also packs Game Center support for online leaderboards and achievements.