Nokia released Here Maps for iOS this week. The application provides local transit, driving and walking directions. Places you enjoy visiting (or want to visit) in a city can be organized into Collections for easy access, and locations and directions to them can be shared with friends via SMS, email and social networks.
Location-sharing app Highlight finally came to Android this week. In addition to the Android launch the iOS version of the app also saw an update, adding an enhanced user interface, more personalized profiles, and the ability to pass out virtual high-fives to friends you encounter throughout the day.
Skype for Android
Skype for Android was updated this week, optimizing the experience for Android tablets. In addition to support for tablets, the newest version of the app adds support for Skype’s wideband audio codec, SILK.
Here on Biz
If you travel a lot for business, then it can be hard to make new friends while you’re out on the road. Using information from LinkedIn, Here on Biz lets you know when other professionals are nearby.
Great for networking, you can check in to a conference or event using the app, and then instantly see profiles for others who have done the same. Here on Biz keeps track of what events you’ve attended, and will notify you later on if you happen to be traveling near someone else who attended the same event.
Cozi Dinner Decider
Having trouble deciding what to cook for dinner? Cozi’s Dinner Decider can help. Working somewhat like a Pandora for dinners, the app takes into account your family’s food preferences, and then creates a week’s worth of meals based on those preferences.
Meals are generated a week at a time, and along with recipes for each meal, Dinner Decider creates a shopping list you can take to the store to ensure you have everything you need to make those meals.
After you cook a dish you can give it a thumbs up or down, which helps Dinner Decider make more personalized recommendations n the future. If you find something you really enjoy, favorite recipes can be saved for easy access later on.
Sparrow for iOS
Sparrow for iPhone was purchased by Google earlier this year; however, that app received one important update this week: support for the iPhone 5’s larger screen. The app’s updated version also offers support for Passbook, allowing you to import passes that you receive in emails into its app — a feature that previously required the native Mail application.
Skobbler’s ForeverMaps 2, the first-ever map app on Barnes & Noble’s NOOK, came to Android phones this week. Maps are created using data from the OpenStreetMap project, the so-called “Wikipedia of Maps.” The app offers full offline and online access to maps, around the world, hyperlocal map data and a variety of different search options.