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Best new mobile apps for iOS, Android: BBC Sport, Cycloramic, more

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Each week, Digital Spy rounds up the biggest mobile apps for iOS and Android devices. This week's highlights include the new BBC Sport application for iPhone and iPod Touch, and 5K fitness training with zombies on Android.

iOS

BBC Sport iPhone app
BBC Sport
Price: Free
Publisher: BBC
Given that mobile devices account for more than a third of BBC Sport's traffic, releasing this dedicated app might just be one of the smartest moves the broadcaster has ever made. The service includes the latest news, live scores, statistics, commentary and analysis on-the-go for a range of sports.

Users can customise the app's layout based on their sporting interests and access live streams of Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, as well as live and on-demand video highlights. The BBC Sport application is currently exclusive to iPhone and iPod Touch, but an Android version is in the pipeline and we wouldn't be surprised if iPad optimisation followed.

eBay app sreenshot
eBay
Price: Free
Publisher: eBay
Online auction house eBay has been available in native app form for some time, but the firm recently gave its mobile service a significant update, adding an improved listing flow, faster checkout and search enhancements.

Although the layout of the eBay iOS application looks largely unchanged, the 2.7.0 update is feature-rich, with a revamped photo flow and editing tools for sellers to take advantage of. The auctioneer has updated its iOS and Android apps separately in the past, so expect the latest version to land on Google Play soon.

Cycloramic
Cycloramic
Price: 69p
Publisher: Egos Ventures
Cycloramic is dividing users on the App Store at present, yet the idea behind this video application is innovative and has bags of potential. The iPhone 5-exclusive software uses the handset's vibration function to rotate it on a flat surface, enabling users to shoot panoramic video hands-free.

Developer Egos Ventures is quick to point out that the application does not record sound, but panoramic photography and iPhone 4 and 4S compatibility will be added via a future update. The firm has also pledged to provide technical support to users who encounter issues using the app, which is very courteous of them

Android

Antiques Roadshow playalong game
Antiques Roadshow Play-Along
Price: Free
Publisher: Media Applications Technologies
Dual-screen entertainment is growing in popularity, so it was only a matter of time before the BBC embraced it. Antiques Roadshow seems like a strange vehicle to trial this technology with, but a Play-Along app is now available for Android and iOS nevertheless.

The Media Applications Technologies-designed software lets viewers test their antiques knowledge while watching the BBC show, using their tablet or smartphone to guess the valuation of each item featured. Fans can also access bonus information of each antique via a specially-designed interface, so if you think you know your trash from your treasures you might want to give this a go.

'Zombies, Run! 5k Training' screenshot
Zombies, Run! 5k Training
Price: 69p
Publisher: Six To Start
There's nothing like an encroaching army of the undead to spice up your fitness regime. Zombies, Run! 5k Training, the latest in the popular series of apps from Six To Start, helps users reach the fitness level required to run five kilometres with an eight-week training programme.

The application features 25 workouts which tell users when they should sprint, jog, walk and stretch, and combines them with a zombie-themed story delivered via your headphones. Zombies, Run! 5k Training is currently available at 75% off as part of a 'New Year's Resolution Sale', so now is the time to pick up a dead good bargain.

'Press (Google Reader)' screenshot
Press (Google Reader)
Price: £1.22
Publisher: TwentyFive Squares
Press is a Google Reader application that makes news reading a smoother and more digestible experience. This isn't the first news client of its kind by any means, but it has been the talk of the Android community since its launch in late December thanks to its intuitive interface and tidy design.

The software serves up news from the user's RSS feeds in a comprehensive manner, and is ideal for those who require a wealth of information at their fingertips. It lacks the visual flare of Flipboard or Google Currents, but it's a minimalist news reading client that will serve you well.

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