APPTEASERS: 15 great Android apps you should know this week (May 30)
APPTEASERS is a collection of apps and games that are new to Android, recently updated, discounted, etc. Whatever the case, we think they’re worth exploring and are willing to bet that many of you would enjoy a few of them.
We understand that we won’t get every single app that crosses our path but we hope to filter things a bit and pass them along to you, dear reader. What you’ll find below is a quick plug for apps and games, occasionally using the developer’s own words to describe the title.
Note that this column is not intended to be a list of “must have” apps but more of a random assortment of titles you might not already know about. No, these are not always new titles. Yes, they can be from big name developers and little indie teams as well.
SO.HO [SOHO Social Launcher] - Why bother with just a simple Facebook home experience when you can also have Instagram as well? Recently updated this one gets better all the time. What we really like about it is that you do not have to commit to an all-or-nothing experience. While you are at it, go ahead and add Twitter as well! FREE
Bloglovin - This free application is a handy and clean way to keep up with your favorite blogs – ahem. Features include categories, a popular section, sharing and easy search. Download this one and discover new website that you previously did not know existed. FREE
Kabbee – Those of you who live in London or who may be visiting might want to check out this application. Recently updated, it provides quotes and other data to help you find the best mini cab. There are more than 60 fleets contributing information and the location aware feature helps you find something quickly. FREE
Categorical – Remember playing the board game Scattegories? Here’s a fun take on the premise, but with a slight twist. Instead of starting with a specific letter you must include a set of letters in your answer. Log in with Facebook and challenge friends or go it alone. FREE
HealthTap MD – Designed for doctors and specialists, this app helps them find new patients, enhance their reputation with colleagues and patients, and more. The brand new AppRX feature helps people to discover the best, most practical, most practical, and helpful apps as recommended by actual doctors. FREE
Endomondo – Tracking and sharing your workouts gets even better with the recently updated Android app. It is now possible to tag friends you’ve done a workout with, and add photos and a status message directly from the app. What’s more, there’s also the ability to share this “enhanced” workout on Facebook. FREE | PRO
focus@will – Got some important work to do and need to focus on the task at hand? Check this free app out which features a music library specifically curated to help users focus and enhance retention. Designed to “soothe the listeners limbic system and strengthen the length of flow while working”, the it’s perfect for term papers, bloggers, and coders, and more. Comes with 3 week full access trial period, after which you can either subscribe for $3.99 per month or $34.99 per year. Or, you can keep using the service for free, with time limited to 100 minutes per session. FREE
Sci-Fighters – A simple premise that becomes quite maddening, you have to take on three opponents in an arena that is haunted by a monster. You must be the last man standing, but everyone gets a variety of weapons. Details include 2D gameplay mechanics, weapons like flash grenades, a monster potion, an ice-rifle, an automatic laser, and Heyzap! integration. $1.98
UNO & Friends – The classic card game gets a helping of awesome with this brand new Android release. Features include Boosts and Super Boosts, customized cards, backgrounds, special effects, and other designs. Play against millions of others around the globe, against a Wi-Fi opponent, or a Facebook friend. Or all of them, we don’t cast judgment here. FREE
After Earth – The official game to one of this summer’s more intriguing films, you find yourself as a highly-skilled Ranger, armed with equipment such as the Lifesuit, Cutlass, and SkipJack. You’ll traverse the various environments, take on human and alien enemies and more in an effort to stay alive. Yes, there are bosses, too. $.99
Race Illegal: High Speed 3D – The Fast and Furious franchise may have gotten completely away from the road racing of the earlier film but that doesn’t mean you cannot still get your fix. This free game offers 20 race tracks, 9 cars to choose from, and a trunk full of customization options. Additional details include real driving physics, insane drifts and nitrous boosts. How do you stack up against the rest of the world? FREE
Little Chomp – Part platformer, part physics puzzler, you need to traverse more than 50 levels across three different worlds. Collect 108 unique butterflies in your climbing and chomping and participate in 160+ skill challenges. Brand new feature unveiled this week is continuous play mode called “Chompwood Arcade” and now supports the new Google Play game services (all leaderboard and achievements). $.99
Toca Hair Salon 2 - Cut hair, color and style hair pretty much any way you see fit with this kid-friendly game. Add some curls, shave a beard, trim a mustache, or spray a mohawk neon green. Accidentally chopped a bit too much off? Spalsh on some special tonic G.R.O.W. or throw on a hats, some glasses or other accessories. $.99
Hop on Pop – Father’s Day is coming up and what better way to get ready than to revisit the classic Dr. Seuss tale? A limited time promotion sees this one going for half price right now so take advantage of the savings. Details include a variety of reading modes, interactive images, narration, and animated pages. $1.99
Telly – Discover new clips, movies, and other fun content with this (newly) tablet-optimized social video app. Create your own videos with custom background music which can be shared to Facebook and Twitter or just sit back and let the carousel deliver plenty of wonderful videos. The more you use it, the better it it gets. FREE