Start the holiday week by making a little bit of money using your iOS device with the help of Foap, today’s leading Fresh iPhone App. It lets you upload the photos you take to a database that allows companies to purchase them as stock images. We’ve also got a couple of quality games for you to check out: side-scroller puzzle-platformer Nihilumbra, with its great art style, and 3-D shooter Darkside, in which you use your spaceship and energy weapons to clear out asteroids.
Foap (iPhone, iPad) Free
There are a lot of cool apps in the iTunes App Store for doing fun things with your iOS devices, but occasionally, there are some that help you to make money. Foap is just such an app – it lets you upload photos you take to the Internet, where they can be used by companies as stock images, allowing you to make some money.
Foap allows you to see the photos that other people are taking and take note of the ones that are top-rated on the site. You can also tag your photos into different categories to make them easier to search and more likely that people might buy them. You can leave comments on other photos and read them on yours.
Nihilumbra (iPhone, iPad) $2.99
Side-scroller Nihilumbra is about a character trying to escape a dark lifeless place called The Void. Upon fleeing, you’ll find yourself working through a number of lush worlds, avoiding enemies and escaping from The Void as it pursues you. In each level, you’ll gain abilities to add color to the world, and each new color has a different property. For example, blue adds ice to the ground that lets you pick up speed to avoid obstacles, while green allows you to bounce and leap over high walls.
Nihilumbra’s developers claim the game includes as much as 10 hours of play, and you’ll move through five different worlds and gain a new power in each one. Nihilumbra also includes two different control schemes, mixing either virtual buttons or tilt controls with touch controls for adding color to different areas.
Darkside (iPhone, iPad) Free
Take to your spaceship in Darkside and start clearing out asteroids. In each level of the game, your job is to orbit huge rocks and use your weapons to destroy other rocks trapped in orbit around them, as well as mines and enemies that mean to stop you. You’ll also find tons of power-ups for additional points and to increase your weapons and powers. Working through each level in Darkside, the goal is to avoid taking damage from bouncing off rocks for as long as possible as you clear out floating debris.
There are three different game modes in Darkside. In arcade mode, you work through as many levels as possible while trying not to get killed, and there’s a campaign mode with multiple levels to work through. The arcade mode is available in the free version, or you can upgrade to the paid version of the game (for $0.99) to unlock the campaign mode and an extra survival mode. There’s also Game Center support for achievements and leaderboards.