New in the App Catalog for 20 January 2011 | webOS Nation

New in the App Catalog for 20 January 2011

by Derek Kessler Fri, 21 Jan 2011 9:44 am EST

It’s time for another round of App Catalog round-uping, and as usual, we’re going to start things off by taking a look at a few stand-out entries in the most recent app drop...

  • Lights Off is the classic turn-off-all-the-lights game, but as you’ve likely deduced, it’s harder than it sounds.
  • Blackboard Mobile™ Learn provides the eager mobile college student access to their Blackboard account on the go. Now you can check out your courses, see your grades, and read announcements, all without having to be tethered down to your computer. Life is grand.

Not in to addicting but frustratingly simple games and apps designed to make your college experience better? Fine, there’s more after the break for picky people like you.

New apps:

  • Baird & Warner Mobile, Free, by Smarter Agent. Check out homes for sale, recently sold homes, and properties for rent in the Chicago area.
  • Bee Gees Songs (Keys), Free, by TEARN media. Play Bee Gees-themed Pictionary against search bots.
  • Blackboard Mobile™ Learn, Free, by Blackboard. Log into you school’s Blackboard system and access your courses, discussion boards, grades, announcements, and everything else that is Blackboard (school enablement required).
  • Boston Real Estate, Free, by Bushari Group. Check our real estate properties in Boston, complete with price and feature filters and neighborhood searchs.
  • Dr. Shiver, $2.49, by Dream Design Entertainment. A skill game where you have to operate silly parts from a hapless patient using tweezers (i.e. Operation).
  • Falling Animals, $1.25, by Canny Technologies (Hyderabad). Save matching animals before they fall into the snake’s mouth.
  • HipHop Backgrounds (Full), $3.25, by Middlemind Games. A regularly-updated collection of hundreds of hip-hop themed backgrounds. [HipHop Backgrounds (Lite)]
  • for WebOS, Free, by Search, view, and download artistic photographs from
  • Lights Off, $1.99, by Steven Troughton-Smith. Turn off all of the lights. Easier than it sounds.
  • Morbid Backgrounds (Full), $3.25, by Middlemind Games. A package of, well, morbid backgrounds, updated every other week. [Morbid Backgrounds (Lite)]
  • Official New York Rangers Hockey, Free, by Handmark, Inc. and Madison Square Garden. The official app for the NHL’s New York Rangers, complete with news, photos, videos, schedule, and game day coverage.
  • Pastebin, Free, by milclobe. Unofficial beta client for code and text sharing site.
  • Quit Facebook, $0.99, by Infinite Appz. Track your unsuccessful effort to spend less time on Facebook.
  • Sea Treasures, Free, by DS Effects. Try to collect sea treasures of varying sizes and values.
  • SWAB antibioticaboekje, Free, by dIGGYtec. [Dutch] Access a database of antibiotics treatment guidelines.
  • WikiLeaks for Palm, $0.99, by Infinite Appz. Check out WikiLeaks with ease on your phone.

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