When it comes to the iOS App Store, it can be overwhelming at times. The App Store has so many different categories including Photo & Video, Productivity, Social Networking, News, and more. It makes it challenging to figure out which apps you should download. Earlier this week, we browsed through the App Store to bring you new iPhone apps, and now we’re bringing you the top 10 best iPhone apps you should download for the month of May.
Meerkat is a live video streaming app available on iOS and Android. The app quickly gained popularity after it debuted at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival. Recently, Twitter cut off Meerkat’s access to the social graph, but Meerkat released an update for its iOS app, which allows users to push live streams directly to Facebook. The latest update features Address book integration so users can connect with people they already know.
Back in March, Twitter officially announced the acquisition of live-streaming app Periscope. Periscope lets users broadcast in real time to their followers. When a broadcast is live, your followers can comment and share “hearts.” When a broadcast is over, users can make it so viewers can watch later. Replays last for 24 hours.
In April, Hipstamatic unveiled DSPO, its news social photography app for iOS. The app originally launched in December 2011, but as Hipstamatic D-Series. Although the D-Series had two million download, it only survived for seven months. The DSPO app lets users shoot and chat with their friends on the camera. Users can even doodle on their images before sharing with family and friends.
Hykoo is a video camera app that lets users turn their videos into stories. Users can simply create three short video clips, add commentary, and instantly share to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. At this time, Hykoo is only on iOS and is coming to Android soon.
DeeMe is a new instant messaging app for iOS. The DeeMe app lets users create more personalized messages. Users can choose from a variety of font styles, add icons, and type their reply on top of each message.
Snapchat recently updated its iOS and Android app that allows users to share photos, videos, and articles directly from Discover. Snapchat Discover allows media companies to publish content, but after 24 hours the content disappears. Snapchat has partnered with CNN, the Daily Mail, Comedy Central, People, Yahoo!, and more. The latest update also added the ability to zoom while recording videos within Snapchat.
The Funny or Die News Flash app curates the day’s top stories so they’re easy to digest. The Funny or Die News Flash app covers everything from Political News, Domestic News, Sports News, and more. The writers of Funny or Die promise to make users laugh at everything worth reporting.
HowAboutWe recently relaunched its mobile app with a ton of new features and updated pricing. With Tonight, HowAboutWe’s newest feature, users will be able to get hooked up in under five minutes for a date in the same evening. The Tonight feature is totally free, and users get to choose who they want to go out with. By signing up for a HowAboutWe membership, users can send messages to anyone they want, see who has liked their profile, and browse profiles anonymously.
When it comes to online dating, there are plenty of apps for iOS users-from Tinder to Match.com to OkCupid. But what if you’re just looking to meet new people and don’t want to worry about being on a “date?” The Wiith app wants to connect nearby people who share the same interests so they can meet up for local activities and events. Users can create or join others’ posted events. Similar to the Tinder dating app, users can swipe through applicants and anonymously select who they’d like to join. Users will then receive a notification when the app suggests a hangout.
The New York Times recently announced that its NYT Now iOS app would be complete free, and that its new version has a fresh new look. The NYT Now app offers a selection of the best stories from the New York Times, and is refreshed throughout the day. The app has also been updated with improved “card” designs which help readers find the hottest stories of the day. Users can also share screenshots of the cards with friends and family members.