Best Apps 2013: This year's hottest apps
London –A City Through Time
As the Capital comes under the spotlight this month director Richard Loncraine (Firewall and Band of Brothers) and TV Executive Producer Patrick Uden have produced this London encyclopedia that features rare prints going back to the 17th Century and boasts a handy London Underground section to see what iconic landmarks lie at each stop.
Platform: iOS 5.0+: iPad | Price: £9.99 | Download Super London - A City Through Time app
2012 Barclaycard Wireless Festival
The shorts and wellies season is here and with this free app, you have all you need to know about this year's Wireless Festival at your fingertips including line-up info, reminders so you don’t miss your favourite acts and will show you the nearest place to charge your smartphone when it’s out of juice.
Platform: BlackBerry, iPhone and Android | Price: Free | Download 2012 Barclaycard Wireless Festival BlackBerry app | Download 2012 Barclaycard Wireless Festival iPhone app | Download 2012 Barclaycard Wireless Festival Android app
London 2012 Official Results App for the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Find out how Team GB is doing in hunt for medals with this official app offering that gives you everything you need to know about the Games including live schedules, information about every sport and profiles of each athlete participating.
Platform: iOS 4.2+: iPad | Price: Free | Download London 2012 Official Results App for the Olympic and Paralympic Games app
Super Diet Genius
Replace your daily snacks and treats with superfoods for optimal health and smugness; this tells you both what to buy and when to eat it.
Platform: iOS 4.0+: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch | Price: £2.49 | Download Super Diet Genius app
Another month, another Facebook spin-off. This new snapper app lets you crop, add filters and tag friends, then upload entire albums at once.
Platform: iOS 4.3+: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch | Price: Free | Download Facebook Camera app
New Star Soccer
Simple but epic, this über-addictive footie sim merges Football Manager, Sensible Soccer and FIFA Be A Pro into a Spectrum-esque touch romp.
Platform: iOS 3.0+: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch | Price: Free | Download New Star Soccer app
Samsung Hope Relay
Uses GPS to track your walking, running or cycling distances. For every mile, Samsung will donate £1 – to a maximum of £667,000 – to charity.
Platform: Android 2.1+ | Price: Free | Download Samsung Hope Relay app
Even if you've got just five minutes to spare to sweat off that calorie-packed lunch, Swokit provides a series of weight-free circuit training workouts with alerts to tell you when to switch it up to the next exercise.
Platform: Android 2.2+ | Price: Free | Download Sworkit app
Create ambient soundscapes by prodding and drawing shapes on your touchscreen, or just let Waviary generate its own abstract sonic art.
Platform: Android 1.6+ | Price: £1.23 | Download Waviary app
Like Pinterest, this is a huge pinboard for things that you like. Unlike Pinterest, it’s not full of pics of cupcakes and dogs in dungarees.
Platform: Android 2.2+ | Price: Free | Download Fancy app
Never stay in again: Spondle uses online search to find everything that’s going on in your local area, from comedy nights to gigs and festivals.
Platform: Windows Phone 7.5+| Price: Free | Download Spondle app
Nokia City Lens Beta (Lumia 800/900 only)
Uses AR and your camera to show local points of interest – use in Milton Keynes may prove disappointing.
Platform: Windows Phone 7.5+ | Price: Free | Download Nokia City Lens Beta
Stop scrambling around in the rain waving frantically at cabs and summon one using this app, then watch it find its way to you using GPS.
Platform: Windows Phone 7.5+ | Price: Free | Download Addison Lee app
Jump off cliffs, perform somersaults and hit the water in style. Not quite as “crazy” as we were hoping, but annoyingly addictive all the same.
Platform: BlackBerry 4.6+ | Price: Free | Download Crazy Diving app
As if Dave’s incessant repeats weren’t enough, now you can get round-the-clock news and nonsense from the Top Gear team on your BB.
Platform: BlackBerry 5.0+, Playbook 1.0+ | Price: Free | Download Top Ge