App House News and Top App Download Recommends: Push for Pizza then Download Jillian Michaels

Here’s the buzzworthy and just plain interesting apps we are playing around with this week at the Zappz Studios App House.

1. Push for Pizza:  
this app is getting a lot of buzz. It is an elegant and simple solution to the ever-present need for quick pizza. Built by five 19-year olds, this app has gone viral this week thanks to lots of well deserved press.


2. Indiegogo: an app version of the amazing crowd-funding site, Indiegogo. Have a huge soft spot for IndieGoGo as they have helped fund really great projects that help make the world a better place.


3. No One Dies: I honestly don’t get it. But my daughters are loving this game. Kind of along the lines of the infamous flappy bird. A little too frenetic of a pace for me — but I’m an old fart, so what do I know! The game keeps prompting me to log into Game Centre which is a little annoying.


4. Jillian Michaels Slim Down: download it now and put it away on a nether screen with the intent of getting down to daily hardcore work outs the first week of September. Personal trainer Jillian Michaels of “Biggest Loser” fame will get your butt into shape with this app that tracks weight loss and offers a personalized fitness plan. Pretty cool up front survey asking about your goals and body type.


5. Trip Advisor: I just got back from an extended vacation in the EU and I have to say the Trip Advisor app is amazing for restaurant recommendations. In North America I use Yelp, but overseas Trip Advisor is the way to go with a lot more votes, comments and recommendations.

Someone reading the Zapptitude Index last week asked me if we actually download and try all the apps we review and the answer is “absolutely!” It is a lot of work but it makes for a genuine user review and also keeps the Zappz team up-to-date on what is hot in the world of Apps.

Got an App you love? Let us know in the comments section below!