We're about to take a look at the most notable apps of the last few days again, spanning a variety of platforms.
This week, we have an emergency application, Instapaper for Android and a beautiful photo album by Sony.
Score! Classic Goals
Smartphone-based football games are usually a dime a dozen, with the recent New Star Soccer being an exception.
However, Score! Classic Goals is another step in the right direction, letting gamers recreate the 80 best goals from the past 40 years.
Available as an iOS exclusive for now, Score! Classic Goals is a must if you enjoy the beautiful game.
Cartoon Wars 2: Heroes
The original Cartoon Wars was a hit on iOS and Android, featuring stylish yet simple graphics, with a sequel being released for iOS.
Now the game has come to Android as well, bringing some fun gameplay to Google's stable of devices. The game is pretty much all about real-time strategy, albeit not quite as deep as its PC and console peers.
PhotoSynth lets you make horizontal and vertical panoramas, making for some visually appealing pictures. In fact, you can make an impressive and seamless "sphere" of sorts, viewable on the PhotoSynth website.
Another iOS game makes its way onto the list, evoking memories of From Dust and other god games of the sort.
The Sandbox has you working with elements, letting you grow plants, create structures, eventually being able to create more advanced inventions.
The Sandbox is free, with five in-app purchases available, ranging in price from $0.99 to $9.99.
There aren't many personal safety applications available for smartphones, with Lookout and others being the go-to apps. However, one company has created PanicGuard, available as a free download for both iOS and Android.
The app emits a loud noise and turns on your flash in the event of an emergency situation, letting your emergency contacts know your location via SMS in the process. Additionally, it records and uploads video to the company's servers in order to capture footage of your assailant.
New users get 30 days of coverage free of charge, costing R40 per month thereafter.
Between Pocket and Readability, there are quite a few options for saving your web pages, but I've always preferred Instapaper, available on iOS.
While there have been third-party clients for Android, an official version of Instapaper has never existed until now.
The official Instapaper client for Android lets you save pages for offline viewing, browse a curated list of content and more. However, you'll have to splash out R25 on the Google Play Store.
Opera Mini 7 for BlackBerry
While talks of Opera possibly being acquired by Facebook made the rounds last week, the company quietly released Opera Mini 7, the latest version of its airtime-friendly browser.
The company also released the update on BlackBerry devices, bringing improvements such as the Smart Page functionality. This feature gives users one-stop access to their social networks and news feeds, making it a convenient addition to the formula.
Opera Mini 7 is also available on feature phones and Symbian handsets from the Opera website.
Virtual photo albums are a dime a dozen, with numerous applications all vying for a piece of the pie.
But Million Moments, created by Sony for Android devices, is slightly different, standing out thanks to its presentation.
Million Moments features a beautiful user interface, seemingly inspired by magazines, pulling your phone and Facebook photos and displaying them in a stylised fashion.