Just as we condemned the worst app genre last week, today we signal the pinnacle of another App Store standby, the soundboard app. There will never be a better soundboard made, ever. WHAT!?
Lil' Jon: The Soundboard: Yes, this is it. It can't go any higher. Thank you, Gabe Jacobs Productions-I'm looking the other way on the fart app you already have in the store. $1 Update: For some reason it's been pulled. Nooo!
Preview: Sway: From the makers of one of our favorite games, Touchgrind, comes Sway, which seems to indicate that the Illusion Labs folks are still innovating creative ways to control games. The premise here is monkey-barring your way around a 2-day platform environment, and it looks like a lot of fun. No release date on this yet, but it looks pretty close to finished.
Multi-Photo Email: Does exactly what the title says-lets you send more than one image per email. Much, much needed default functionality that unfortunately costs a $1 to add via third-party, but if you email a lot of photos this is really handy.
Hot or Not: Yeah, I can't believe this company is still going either. Remember what 2001 felt like by scrolling through the sad parade in line at the DMV. Give them a 1-10 rating. Get your license renewed. Go home. A day well spent. It's free.
eMees Avatar Generator: If the Wii's Miis are more PlayMobil, Emees for iPhone is more Boondock Saints. There are a couple apps like this, but Emees looks like it has enough options to make reasonably accurate portraits of your friends and celebrity contacts alike. It's $3
JetSet Airport: Airport Security is one of the best flash games I've ever played, and now it's on the iPhone. You watch people going through security, and deny those trying to bring on dangerous items (like Spray Cheese). The iPhone adds a neat location-based feature by letting you unlock special unique prizes for over 100 international airports if you play in that actual airport. Great stuff. $5
Zombie Chav Hunt: Chavs are kind of like England's version of white trash, kind of like hillbilly + Ali G + fake tans + fake Burberry. Here they have taken a further step into terribleness by turning into zombies, and you can shoot them with a variety of weapons. Looks like a good way to blow a few minutes. It's a buck.
Chop Sushi: Picture a Bejewelled-like puzzle game, but with different types of sushi. Wasabi hurts your opponent (yes it's multiplayer too), and other types do other things. Fantastic for waiting in line at Japanese restaurants.
This week's App News on Giz:
• iPhone Twitter App Battlemodo: Best and Worst Twitter Apps for iPhone (if you are a Twitterer even half as hardcore as our own Matt Buchanan, this is essential.)
• Come Up With Some iPhone Apps Apple Would Never, Ever Allow (Adam's Photoshop contest this week-file your entries now!)
This list is in no way definitive. If you've spotted a great app that hit the store this week, give us a heads up or, better yet, your firsthand impressions in the comments. And for even more apps: see our previous weekly roundups here, our top apps directory, and check out our original iPhone App Review Marathon. Have a good weekend everybody.