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Nooka App

Our friends at Nooka have launched this neat little time keeping iPhone application, providing you with a new way to look at time.

Time is the most ubiquitous thing we experience. NOOKA presents a graphical representation of time that transcends the linguistics and math that make telling time—creating a truly intuitive experience to tell time, set alarms, and visualise world-time/timezones.

Features include a timer, stopwatch, and most importantly a beautiful world-time option.

You can try it out for yourself and download it now through the iTunes store.

Stay app

I know it seems like iPhone app day here at JS, but this is a neat little post-lunch nap, pre-early happy hour time waster. Longtime reader Pete Anderson (aka Anthropophagy) sent us a note about his new iPhone game called Stay. It’s a simple deal: keep your shapes balanced on the beam while different types of blocks try to knock it off. Trickier than it looks. The full version will be in the iTunes store soon, but for now we have promo codes for the first three readers who comment on their favorite application.

HiMyTribe app

Accessing your favorite social nets on iPhone is currently a less than amazing experience, mainly because of the need to switch between networks, mapping, and contact information (it's enough to make a person frantic). But if the Paris company Never Alone Anymore has its way, the new HiMyTribe app will serve as the location-based people finder of choice. It uses the iPhone and iPod Touch's GPS capabilities to help people manage their groups (or professional and personal "tribes") and identify people they would want to meet who are in their vicinity. A criteria-based search engine helps you locate people with similar interests, including business travelers, friends of friends, conference goers"”even potential dates. (Imagine looking for a well-qualified designer who can meet you for espresso in Zurich on the fly.) There is a "blacklist" option, and exact locations aren't shown until the other user accepts. The free app, which the company describes as the "first truly real-time person to person application for the iPhone," allows for 20 tribe members globally, or there's a larger network option with a monthly fee.

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