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Featured App: Woopra

Bloggers, this app is for you. Woopra is a webpage analysis app that provides real-time, in-depth information about your visitor statistics through a user-friendly interface.

Gathering information about your web traffic can be a highly useful tool in determining what's working and where to focus your energy.

Free. Available for iPhone and iPod touch. Click here to view the iTunes page

The user interface offers a number of ways to view your page's data: overall traffic summaries, by specific date and time, and through an interactive map that visually overlays the visitors on a world map.

Watching your page's statistics in real time is addictive. You'll be able to view the paths of each visitor as they travel around the site, and the live visitor information includes comprehensive data on each visitor, including their location, IP address, and browser. Traffic referral information is also available.

Multiple sites can be monitored, though the user must have administrative access to the site.

This is undoubtedly the best mobile app available to track web traffic. Woopra is available in both desktop and web app versions for those without one of Apple's mobile devices.

Upgrading from the free base plan entitles users to more control over stats, email reporting and longer data retention.

Head to Head: Apps for hockey fans

With hockey season fast approaching there's no better time than now for sports fans to get geared up for Canada's favorite pastime.

ScoreMobile gives diehard hockey fans up to the minute scores, standings and stats.

The app was designed and developed by news outlet The Score, and comes complete with a media player, short post-game video reports, and TV listings.

Free. Available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Click here for the link to the iTunes page

The home screen displays the scores and status of the latest NHL games. When the user selects a specific game, player stats, scoring summaries, and video replay is made available.

The TV listings feature can be sorted by channel, time of day or league, ensuring that you never miss a game. One great feature which accompanies the TV listings is the option to search for a local sports bar airing your selected game, and share this information through Twitter or Facebook.

Live coverage isn't limited to the NHL: users can easily scroll through a number of other sports, from MLS to the NBA.

The Hockey News, long a popular publication among hockey buffs, has brought its passion for the sport to the mobile platform. This app takes the game seriously.

The home screen displays a healthy amount of information for users to keep tabs on all that happens, on and off the ice. Notable columns and blog posts accompany a constant stream of news on scores, deals, and injuries. All of the information is categorized for quick access and the majority of the written content can be shared via Facebook or Twitter.

Free. Available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Click here for the iTunes page.

When users select a particular game, live score updates, and play-by-play recaps are available.

The game's biggest names each have their own stats pages, with everything from goal totals to penalty minutes.

The app also comes chock-full of catalogued video clips of player interviews and panel discussions.

The Hockey News understands the importance of not missing a goal or a great play: sers can choose to enable alerts for game starts and score changes, which can include multiple teams.

The Bottom Line:

Both of these apps are great picks for this year's NHL season, however THN takes the cup with its game alerts and its superior layout.

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