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Beverly Hills Public Library Teens Awesome Mobile Apps
Awesome Mobile Apps for your Smart Phone!

Check out recent reviews for mobile apps from YALSA's App of the Week (reviewed by the Young Adult Library Services Association). Click on the title or description for pictures and a full review.

App of the Week: Loop

Title: Loop Cost: $0.99 Platform: iOS As a teen, most of my notebooks were full of stick-figure flip animations performing stunts on the page edges. Loop is the digital equivalent of those over-doodled notebooks, allowing users to create hand-drawn, animated … Continue reading →
App of the Week: OKDOTHIS

App: OKDOTHIS Cost: Free Platform: iOS The new photography appOKDOTHISaims to be a different sort of image app. By its own terms it is “a Community that encourages growth and inspires us all to DO more” rather than a simple … Continue reading →
App of the Week: Pocket Avatar

App: Pocket Avatar Cost: Free Platform: Android and iOS Although Intel might not seem like a company that is focused on fun and entertaining apps, they recently released an iOS app that could change this perception. Pocket Avatar detects a … Continue reading →
App of the Week: Cargo-Bot

Title: Cargo-Bot Platforms: iOS Cost: Free Learning to code is a big topic of conversation these days with a lot of discussion about the importance of teaching young people coding and programming skills. Why is this such a big topic … Continue reading →
App of the Week: Wattpad

Title: Wattpad Platforms: iOS and Android, also web-based Cost: Free This spring, a student asked me if I knew about After, the One Direction fanfic “everyone was reading on Wattpad.” Then I saw Clive Thompson looking for people who were … Continue reading →
App of the Week: Train that Brain with Lumosity

App: Lumosity Mobile Cost: Free with subscription available Platform: iOS 5.1 or later Ever think that your brain needs an extra boost? Maybe you took a recent vocabulary test and realized your focus was lacking; maybe you would like to … Continue reading →
App of the Week: Moju

Title: Moju Platform: iOS Cost: Free The best apps for mobile devices are generally those that take advantage of the features inherent in smartphones and tablets. Often this leads to apps that integrate with your device's camera or accelerometer/gyroscope, but … Continue reading →
App of the Week: Two Dots

Title: Two Dots Platform: iOS 6.1 or later Cost: Free (with in-app purchases) Just about a year ago I reviewed the addictive and fun game, Dots. Now there’s a sequel, Two Dots, and it’s just as addictive and just as … Continue reading →
App of the Week: Plain Text 2

Title: Plain Text 2 Platform: iOS Cost: Free When my school adopted iPads for AP and pre-AP students, one roadblock some students encountered involved working away from wireless networks. I showed some how to set up individual Google docs for … Continue reading →
App of the Week: Flipagram

Title: Flipagram Cost: Free Platform: iOS and Android Flipagram is a fun app for creating slideshows from your images. It allows you to combine photos on your device with those from Facebook and Instagram. Once you have selected your desired … Continue reading →