Welcome to another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week we have a visual menu translator, a sports app for super fans and an app for improving your reading skills. And as always, we’ve selected a great new game for you to check out.
Cibo – Visual Menu Translator
Have you ever tried a new restaurant and as you’re combing the menu for something to order, you realize you don’t know what anything is? This app scans the text from a menu, and spits out images of each dish from the web. As I’m typing this, I’m realizing you could just Google the item you’re curious about, but hey, Cibo looks sharp and would fit right into your ‘Travel’ folder.
Where my sports fans at? Here is a kind of cool idea for an app that is perfect for sports fans who can’t or don’t want to bet with real money. It looks and acts like a regular sports book with money lines, parlays and progress tracking, but instead of using actual currency to gamble with, you use points. There’s even a social aspect that lets you compete against your friends and family.
Here is an interesting app that wants to help improve your reading by contouring text for your eyes. I know, I’m not really sure what that means either, but Read Eye claims it can help with speed reading, intensive/comprehensive reading, farsightedness issues, and even dyslexia. The app can pull text from your web browser, copied text and any preset file.
If you’re looking for a fun game to try this weekend, outside of Apple’s Arcade walls, check out Blon. It’s a side-scrolling platformer with several playable characters, upgradable abilities, and 7 unforgiving worlds to discover. I particularly like the 8-bit graphics—they sort of remind me of early Ninja Gaiden—and the fact that you can quickly and easily adjust the difficulty level.
App-related news from this week
- Apple Music rolls out 2 new features to navigate DJ mixes
- Spotify is pleased with judge’s ruling against Apple related to anti-competitive behavior
- Apple must allow other forms of in-app purchase options judge rules in Epic Games vs Apple trial
- Microsoft improves latency and iPhone pairing with new Xbox controller firmware