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New iPhone apps worth downloading: Kavaliro and Fish Out of Water! updates, Kelly Armstrong's Cainsville Files

by Phil Hornshaw

Looking for a new job this week? Kavaliro, today’s first app worth downloading, can help. It brings thousands of job listings to users and makes them highly searchable, allowing you to find exactly the sorts of positions you’re looking to fill. We’ve also got Kelly Armstrong’s Cainsville Files, an interactive story app that lets you choose your path through the mystery, and Fish Out of Water!, Fruit Ninja maker Halfbrick’s latest arcade title.

Kavaliro update (Free)

KavaliroWhat’s it about? Kavaliro is a job search app that helps users search through thousands of listings.

What’s cool? Though the U.S. might be in an economic recovery, but there are plenty of people in the country who are still looking for a steady job. Kavaliro looks to help with that situation, providing users access to thousands of job listings in the U.S., both for permanent employment and for shorter-term projects. The app shows you the latest job listings in a number of sortable, searchable categories, and gives you the ability to save listings as “favorites” to check out later. Kavaliro’s latest update makes the job search app even more useful by amping up its search capabilities and helping users find even more specific job listings.

Who’s it for? If you’re looking for a new job and want to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for, check out Kavaliro.

What’s it like? Find other job possibilities with Job Search and Proven Job Search.

Kelly Armstrong’s Cainsville Files ($3.99)

Kelly Armstrong's Cainsville FilesWhat’s it about? Find your way through a story of intrigue and mystery in Kelly Armstrong’s Cainsville Files, a choose-your-own-adventure-esque story that has been specifically designed as a mobile app.

What’s cool? From bestselling author Kelly Armstrong comes Cainsville Files, an interactive story told as an iOS app. The story is fully illustrated, and rather than allowing users just to read or listen along, it actually includes choices all the way through that allow you to find your own way through the mystery. Cainsville Files follows investigator Jenn McCoy has she searches for a missing friend who might have fallen victim to a serial killer. The story includes hundreds of choices, according to its description, and depending on what you decide, you’ll end up with one of several different endings – some good and some bad.

Who’s it for? Fans of whodunit stories told in an interactive way with music, sound effects, illustrations and the ability to choose your path through the narrative, check out Cainsville Files.

What’s it like? Try Sorcery! and Future Voices, two more story apps from one of the developers behind Cainsville Files, Inkle.

Fish Out of Water! update ($0.99)

Fish Out of Water!What’s it about? Arcade title Fish Out of Water! challenges players to toss three fish in a competition to see how far you can get your fish to travel, how many times the skip across the water, and more.

What’s cool? Fish are competitive, apparently. In Fish Out of Water!, a number of fish are taking part in a distance competition in which you fling them across the water as far as possible. You have a number of fish at your disposal, each with different characteristics and uses, and judging is based on several different factors, including how far your fish travel in total, how many times they skip across the water, what the weather conditions are like and so on. Your best distances are recorded on the game’s international leaderboards, and you can join leagues and teams in order to team your skills with those of others players to make for better competition. The latest update to Fish Out of Water! adds lots of new features, including costumes you can earn and use on your fish to change their abilities, a new Pro scoring system for more challenge and new leaderboards.

Who’s it for? Fans of casual, cute arcade games who might also like to get some competition going (as well as teamwork with other players) should check out Fish Out of Water!.

What’s it like? Grab developer Halfbrick’s other great arcade games, Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.

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