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Byte The App: Must See Apps Of The Week 12/22

AR app Layar gets another layer, Stilla is 3D photos but with a twist, AntiMap lets you create data visuals from your morning run, His Bodness gets a fan app, and Discovr’s new offering lets you find similar movies using a flow chart graph.
December 22, 2011, 6:06pm

The app stores are teeming with new releases, but who has time to go through them all? We do. Bringing you a selection of the most interesting, creative, and innovative apps each week. Submit your suggestions for next week in the comments below.

Stilla [iPhone, iPod touch and iPad]

What the iPhone needs is more camera apps, because there’s only about a million of them so far. I jest of course, but there’s a lot of them, which is why you need to do something a bit different to stand out—Stilla adds a 3D projection element to the standard photograph. Letting you take multiple shots from various views points, the app then does its magic and positions the photos in correlation to one another as they’d appear in 3D space, combining them around the same axis resulting in a kind of merged panorama.

AntiMap Log [iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Android]
Record your data while doing an outdoor activity and turn it into a pretty visualization with this neat little app. This is a follow-up to the AntiMap Video snowboarding analysis app—which synced footage with realtime analysis—and like its previous incarnation, it lets you capture data while you’re out and about snowboarding, biking, running, or whatever, then turns that information into a visualization. Record the data on your mobile then AntiMap Simple (a HTML5/ProcessingJS demo) visualizes your activity after you synch the data with your computer. Or you can use your own visualization tool, if you wish.

Stiktu [iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, Android]

Layar add another layer to their augmented reality browser, which lets people get creative with the AR realm, as opposed to just using it to view user ratings about a nearby restaurant. The new extension means “you can add text, images, stickers and sketches to objects around you by scanning them with your phone. Then anyone who scans that item will see your post directly on top of it”. Kind of like an augmented reality version of post-it notes, the app lets you leave your mark on objects or places for others to find.

This Day in Bob Dylan [iPhone, iPod touch and iPad]
If you’re not a fan of Bob Dylan, then maybe you should take a long, hard look at your life and ask yourself: why not? And then if you’re still not convinced, maybe download this app and see if that can sway you. If you are a follower, then this app will light up your life like a flesh-colored Christ that glows in the dark—with things like a daily Dylan diary covering 366(?) days of the year, trivia, quizzes, behind the scenes stuff, and song notes for the mega fans to enjoy and bore their not-such-obsessed friends with.

Discovr Movies [iPhone, iPod touch and iPad]
Using a flow chart, this app will let you discover new movies depending on how similar they are, it’s an an interactive map of the incredible world of film. So you can lose hours navigating hundreds of thousands of movies—discovering those early Adam Sandler flicks you hadn’t even heard of (probably for good reason). If Italian neorealist films‎ are your thing, I suggest starting with Bicycle Thieves and who knows where you’ll end up.