Badland, which describes itself as an ‘Atmospheric Action Adventure Platformer’, is one of the best games ever designed for a mobile device. Moving beyond simple games like Angry Birds , Badland uses physics-based gameplay combined with immersive sound design to deliver an amazing game that can be played with a single touch. Along with the single player gameplay, Badland boasts of great, highly original local multiplayer which lets up to four players to play with the same device. It is also a very philosophical game that has a stark portrayal of Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’.
Yahoo! Weather (Free)
The very accurate weather data is only one part of this app. The main attraction here is the beautiful design. Depending on your location, weather and the time of the day, Yahoo will pluck beautiful photos out of the public stream of Flickr to show you the weather. Like in the brand new iOS 7, swiping vertically or horizontally will bring up transparent frames that give you detailed weather information and forecasts, and the ability to swipe between different locations.
Procreate (Rs 270)
You may never have painted anything in your life. But get an iPad, download Procreate and the chances are you will start creating beautiful paintings in no time. Procreate aims to put a full digital studio at your finger tips. Using a proprietary Silica engine, Procreate creates every brush stroke with super speed and precision that is sorely lacking in other painting apps. The ability to paint in real time gives you a never before felt experience of natural and fluid painting on an iPad.
WWF Together (Free)
World Wildlife Fund’s WWF Together is a great example of the iPad’s capabilities, and great app design. Basically the app introduces you to the world’s most amazing and endangered animals. Using the interactive experience you can get closer to the stories of animals as varied as whales and elephants. There are fun games for kids which will make them understand the animal world better. Using a 3D interactive globe, you can find out some endangered animals near you and use virtual origami to fold up and create virtual animals which can be shared to raise awareness.