APPTEASERS: 10 Android apps and games worth exploring (Jan 31)

We get a lot of requests from developer seeking a review or some form of publicity for their game or app. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate even a fraction of the emails, tweets, or messages that come across our desk. The result is that readers and followers miss out on discovering new and wonderful titles.  To help alleviate the problem we have created an ongoing series of posts called APPTEASERS.

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. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Google+ as we’ll be showcasing a different app each day.


Catch the Candy

We all love candy right? So does this cute little creature, but it’s always tantalisingly out of reach for him. You’ll need to use his extendible grappling tail to catch the candy, but it’s not always as easy as it looks. Push and pull obstacles, balance on unsteady logs, climb flag poles and grip onto almost anything to work your way across the level and grab that candy! Based on the hit Flash game, Catch the Candy features 58 levels plus a whopping 40 achievements to unlock. ($.99)


Epic Adventures:Cursed Onboard

Unravel the mystery of Jangada, a long lost ship stranded in the Amazon Jungle. A great ship called Jangada set sail in the 1970s but was never seen again. The fate of the crew remains shrouded in mystery and whoever tries to reveal it vanishes forever. Embark on a dangerous trip to the Amazon Jungle, search eerie locations, find hidden objects and solve intriguing puzzles. Undo an old curse and bring peace to a tormented soul in this breath-taking hidden object game. (FREE, w/ in-app upgrades)


Angry Birds Star Wars

After the epic Battle of Hoth, the Rebel Birds have barely escaped the ice planet with the Pigtroopers in close pursuit! There’s an asteroid field close by that could provide some cover… but watch out, there’s more to it than meets the eye! Make your way through 20 nail-biting levels! Discover 2 new bonus levels! Watch out for mynock pigs in the belly of the asteroid! Make a daring escape in an epic moving boss fight! (FREE)



CritiCall is a notification and volume manager for your Android phone which rings or notifies you when critical contacts call or text you – even when the phone is set to silent. Customizable settings and auto-resume ensure you never miss a critical call or text from family members, important clients, friends, etc. Version 3.1 includes a Holo-inspired theme and new features like Repeating Reminders and Emergency Call Override. (FREE trial, $.99)


Xtreme 10 Phases

You like Rummy or Phase 10? You will love XTreme 10. Attention you will be addicted! The best of Phase10, the second most sold card playing game all over the world, and Rummy, is now available in a single and multiplayer version! Nearly human intelligence, which demands a great deal to handle it. We offer you to mess with our AI in three different levels of difficulty. (FREE demo, $1.99)


Gelato Mania

In Gelato Mania, players enter the sweets factory and work to replicate ice cream masterpieces. At the start of each level, gamers are presented with the customer’s order and a picture of that treat’s ideal version. They must replicate the sundae and ship it out, as fast as possible. Players use different flavors, sauces, scoops, and toppings to duplicate each gelato-puzzle creation, with a 3 star rating based on the speed and accuracy of each ice cream order. Gamers can use recipe hints to help solve tougher puzzles, with recipe books and additional hints available for purchase in-game. (FREE)


Brain Puzzle

Brain Puzzle is a collection of diverse brain teasers. While the game unravels one is dared to demonstrate his fine memory skills, combination  creativity, logical reasoning, and above all his true dedication to a fine puzzle.  Obtaining essentials skills is crucial for mastering the yet to come puzzles and while the first four unlocked levels could appear to be easy – this hardly could be the case with what is yet to be revealed. (FREE)


Old School Defense

Old School Defense is a humorous, pick-up-and-play tower defense game that offers simple to complex gameplay for all ages. Progressing through increasing levels of difficulty, each player is challenged to protect their frat house and beer from Party Crashers and the nefarious Dean by strategically placing pledges and generating resources. Created by Big Blue Bubble, Old School Defense is based on the Paramount movie, Old School. (FREE)


Speaktoit Assistant

Speaktoit, the top-rated Android virtual assistant with 6 million downloads, is announcing today completely unique functionality to the space (Siri and others can’t do this) that lets users teach their assistants how to respond and react to any specific command the users wants. It’s also monetizing through a new Premium account, which is ahead of the curve for virtual assistant apps. (FREE)



Web2go reads your favorite blogs and websites out loud for you, like you have never heard before. It works like your car’s radio. You just tap a button to start listening. Experience this now – you will be amazed from what you hear. Listen to everything from posts and blogs in real time as soon as they are published. BBC, USA Today, Huffington post and CNN are a partial list of websites you can now listen to. Finally you can listen to Technology blogs, Traveling websites and Style and Gossip online channels.