In our continuing tradition of rounding up new mobile application releases we found interesting and/or exciting over the past month, we present you with this new list of apps for August 2011. Last month there were some interesting iOS apps and updates along with some dynamic Android apps.
The list, as always, is a bit subjective so please let us know in the comments if we missed an app or you have found one that you cannot live without.
The popular NFL game is back this year for both Android and the iPad. Sports games may be better suited for console users, but for those that want the Madden experience without forking over the $70 for the console game, the mobile version can get you a quick football fix.
Since the NFL just started its season and the fantasy football season is booming, might as well add one the app for one of the more popular fantasy platforms. How do you think your team will do this year?
The world's largest social network is entering the mobile messaging space to take on BlackBerry Messenger and Google Talk for Android.
iPhone & iPad Apps
Zeppelin Air (Free -- iPhone & iPad)
Zeppelin Air builds a wireless bridge between iOS devices using Airplay so as to create a community playlist that you can share with your friends.
Flat Stanley (Free -- iPhone)
The world travelling children's favorite comes to mobile as Flat Stanley makes his way to the iPhone. Since 1995 the Flat Stanley Project has been used by educators around the world to help children learn about travel, while discovering different cultures to develop a love for reading. This application makes it easier and safer for teachers, children and parents that want to create, travel and share their Flat Stanleys.
Gootip (Free -- iPhone)
Gootip is trying to position itself as the Quora for local question and answers. As with anything local these days, mobile is key to success. Gootip's iPhone app wants you to ask local questions when you are travelling, such as "Is the Los Angeles subway busy right now?"
FBI Child ID (Free -- iPhone)
The FBI provides a free place to electronically store photos and vital information on your children should the unthinkable happen and they go missing. You can show the pictures to the local law enforcement or email them to authorities. The FBI will not use this information unless contacted in an emergency.
7Notes HD (Free or Premium $8.99 -- iPad)
Finally looking for a good app to translate handwriting to Web fonts? 7Notes HD Premium has that ability. You can post notes to Facebook or Twitter. The app also has a predictive engine to decrease note taking time so you do not have to write whole words or sentences to get your idea across.
Luminance ($0.99 -- iPad 2 & iPhone)
Look out Instagram? No, not really. Though, Luminance does give amateur photographers photo editing capabilities in a simple interface. Add effects, copy edits and more and share them to Facebook, Twitter, Camera Roll or email, copy and print.
FEMA Mobile (Free)
If you live on the East Coast of the United States, you may have used this one recently. First there was an earthquake, then there was Hurricane Irene that trundled up I-95, then the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee deposited up to 15 inches of rain in some spots. The Federal Emergency Management Agency app for Android contains preparedness information, interactive checklists, maps for disaster recovery centers and more.
TextOnly is a browser that functions like Readability except for Android smartphones. It strips everything out of a mobile website to show only readable text. No ads, CSS headers, sidebars etc. Just text. Supports "almost all sites with RSS readers."
Reckless Getaway ($2.99)
Brand new game from developer Polarbit, it is essentially the a segment of a Grand Theft Auto game, with emphasis on the auto. Getaway has 16 levels to run from the cops, smash into them or run them down for you destructive pleasure. It is an Android smartphone game that looks more like something you may have found on your Nintendo 64 and is a good example of how mobile games are catching up with the console experience.
Epson iPrint (Free)
Print from your phone wirelessly to any nearby Epson printer. Photos can be scanned or taken off the Web and printed from the phone. The app supports files from Box.net, DropBox and Evernote, which gives the flexibility of the cloud to your printer through your Android.
Tetris Free (Free)
Speaking of old console games comes to new life in mobile, Tetris is now rocking a free version on Android. Tetris was one of the first must-have games that sold the original 8-bit Nintendo. Now, Tetris goes mobile for free and it is still one of the must-have games of all time. Really, who does not like Tetris?
Not a fan of the native Android keyboard? Hate Swype? A.I.type thinks it can do better. It can provide skins for other mobile keyboards such as iOS or Windows Phone 7. Yet, as the name suggests, the app is designed to be an "intelligent" keyboard that can learn to predict what and how you type, is context-sensitive and has undo/redo/navigation capabilities. It uses the cloud to predict what you will type but does not key-log or save any of what you write.