What do apps do better than the web? Local. So, when you want to check out the concert scene in your area, look to MTV Live & Local.
MTV Live & Local (Free)
Powered by SuperGlued, the app features a location-based calendar of upcoming shows, a list of recommended shows based on artists you like, and a music scanner that will peruse your library and recommend shows based on your purchase history.
Find a show you like? Then use the ticket search to find the cheapest tickets across multiple ticket agencies, bring up a map of the venue and use it to navigate there, and read and post to a show-specific Twitter stream.
Jewels Link! (Free)
This game twists up the formula – slightly. Use your finger to move jewels to link them across the tiled surface. Because the links don’t have to connect all within a row, you can eliminate many jewels of the same color in a snake-like line.
Like other jewel games, this one features surprise gems that explode with dynamite, shift time, and other tricks that help you clear the board.
Greedy Spiders Free (Free)
I love this line from the app’s description in the Android Market – “Somewhere out there, a tiny world needs a huge hand…” That’s your hand and you can use it to save helpless bugs from the hungry spiders of the title.
You have a few tools at your disposal to keep the spiders from eating the bugs trapped in their web, including scissors, fire, and divine intervention. Ultimately, it’s a puzzle game that will crawl under your skin.