New iPhone apps worth downloading: Spin: The New Together update, Twice (iPad), Demon Tribe

by Phil Hornshaw

Connect with friends and family even if they're not around this holiday season with Spin: The New Together, an app that lets you create digital hangouts where you can enjoy photos, videos and more, live with others. We've also got shopping app Twice for iPad users, which lets you sell your old clothes and buy new secondhand ones from famous designers and at big discounts. Finally, Demon Tribe is a third-person multiplayer title in which players battle one another with powers they gain from capturing demons.

Spin: The New Together update (Free)

Spin: The New TogetherWhat’s it about? Connect in a mobile hangout space with as many as 10 users with Spin, an app that lets you converse by video, share photos and videos, and more.

What’s cool? Spin turns your iOS devices into a means of connecting with other people in a sort of online digital hangout session. The app lets you create video chats with as many as 10 total people, where you can then watch videos together, share photos, and basically experience things as a group even if you're miles apart. The app lets you do fun little things like draw on your friends' photos, and also supports the use of your device's cameras, so you can share your mountaintop view while a friend gives you a digital tour of their living room. Spin's latest update throws in support for Instagram photos, widening even further the kinds of things you can share with others.

Who’s it for? If you're looking for a fun way to turn using your iPhone or Ipad into a group experience, try Spin.

What’s it like? You can get some similar group sharing capabilities out of Google's Hangouts.

Twice (iPad) (Free)

TwiceWhat’s it about? Shopping app Twice gives users the ability both to buy new clothes at big discounts, and to sell the ones they no longer want.

What’s cool? Shopping apps are a great way to get cool new clothes conveniently from your iPad, but what to do with the old stuff that's still filling up your closet? Twice provides an answer by allowing users to sell old clothes and buy new ones. The app offers secondhand clothes from tons of designers and thousands of stores, all at big discounts, and lets you unload old clothes by sending a pre-paid shopping bag you can use to ship your items back. Anything that Twice can't resell is given to charity.

Who’s it for? If you're looking for great new fashions at low prices, and want to clean out your closet at the same time, try Twice.

What’s it like? You can do more fashion hunting with Trendabl Shopping and The Hunt.

Demon Tribe (Free)

Demon TribeWhat’s it about? Demon Tribe gives players the opportunity to capture and utilize demons to gain power in battle, in a mix of genres that include role-playing and collectible card game influences.

What’s cool? Mixing elements of RPGs, collectible card games and the multiplayer online battle arena genre, Demon Tribe has players hunting and capturing demons in order to use their powers against other demons. You'll create a team of fighters to fight demons, capture them, and then combine and convert their powers to use them to vanquish other demons in battle. Fights take place in arenas, MOBA-style, but you'll also strengthen your characters by leveling them up, and recombine your demonic powers to bring an element of strategy to each fight. You can play with as many as three other players on your team for six-player battles, or play single-player missions to hone your skills and collect more than 250 different types of demons.

Who’s it for? Fans of any of the genres mentioned, as well as multiplayer games that include cooperative and competitive aspects should try Demon Tribe.

What’s it like? You can get more monster hunting-style gameplay from Team Monster and more MOBA action out of Heroes of Order & Chaos.