Every new month brings lots of new apps - some good, some not so good. Here are our 5 favourites released this month.

Glastonbury Festival 2013 (Free – Android, iPhone)

glastonbury_festival_appIf you’re heading off to the world-famous Glastonbury Festival at the end of June, this brilliant app has everything you need to make the most of the it. Packed with the most up-to-date information on festival line-ups, timings, venue maps, a planner with reminders and even BBC live streaming you can plan in advance who you want to see and where you need to be. It will also be updated throughout the festival itself with news and updates so you’ll always have the low-down on what’s going on and when.

Soundwave (Free – Android, iPhone)

soundwaveThis brand new music app has already got a bit of a celebrity following with Bono, Stephen Free and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak singing its praises. Using cutting-edge technology, Soundwave tracks any music you play on your smartphone as well as keeping a track of tracks played on streaming services such as Spotify. As new users sign up to Soundwave to follow people they know or trendsetters or celebs, they can see the tracks that the people they are following are playing in their activity feed and how they have been rated. A great app to find out what music everyone is listening to and to discover some new songs/artists for yourself.

Comics in the Classroom (Free - iPad)

comics_in_the_classroom_appA fantastic app to get your kids really interested in history. Brilliant for making subjects fun and interesting and learning more about topics they’re doing at school. These interactive virtual comics bring history to life with tales of famous historical events, read-along features and speech bubbles which your kids complete to show their new knowledge of the subject. Suitable for children 12 years and upwards, they have been written by an author who has published several history text books for Secondary Schools, highly recommended.

Directional Dash (Free – iPhone, iPad)

directional_dash_appThis rather addictive puzzle game challenges you to clear blocks with 3 different game modes and 9 types of games.  Blitz the blocks in these fast-paced games by swiping them (in the correct direction) as quickly as you can. The key to high scoring is to look out for the multiplier blocks when you swipe away more than 8 blocks at a time. Pit yourself against the clock or challenge your mates for some fast action, high scoring brain/eye co-ordination action.

KicksOnFire (Free – Android, iPhone)

kicks_on_fire_appIf you’re into trainers, then you’ve probably already heard of the KicksOnFire website. With more than 2 million users, they have now released an app so you can keep up with all the latest news and releases of your favourite brands of trainers on the move. With information and features on all the top brands including Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Vans and Supra you’ll always be kept in the loop on up and coming designs, launches and where you can get your hands on some coveted footwear.