App Recap: 11 new, updated and on sale apps

By , May 14, 2014

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It’s the middle of the week and we have eleven new, updated and discounted apps to highlight in today’s edition of App Recap. A mix of new games and useful productivity apps for iPhone and iPad make up this roundup, which supplements the more in-depth App Store coverage that Christian, Cody, Lory and our other staff writers deliver on a daily basis. Without further ado, here are the 11 apps that made today’s cut… 

New Apps

Toy RushDiscover, collect and play with fun toys in Toy Rush, the latest game to hit the App Store. The new app by Uber Entertainment combines your typical tower defense game with a collectible card twist, allowing you to open card packs and deploy massive riding teddy bears, top-hatted sharks, and four-wheeled robot cats against the defense. Toy Rush is free for iPhone and iPad.

RedBull iconRedBull.com connects you with news, mind-blowing images, behind-the-scenes action and unmissable video related to action sports, adventure, music, gaming and culture. The app has featured channels for skateboarding, surfing, biking, snowboarding, motorsports and more. RedBull.com is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch.

FruityplyFruityply, inspired by 2048 by Gabriele Cirulli, is a challenging puzzle game in which you must join fruits and multiply them to get to the master fruit. When two baskets with the same fruit are swiped onto each other, they multiply into one basket with larger fruit. Track your high score in Game Center and share on Facebook. Fruityply is free for iPhone and iPad.

CalQCalQ is a math-based board game that also has similarities to 2048. In the game, combine as many tiles as possible to solve the target number. Tiles can be positive, negative, multiplied or turned into stars for highly boosting your final score. There are two game modes, normal and time attack. CalQ is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Updated Apps

Bills ForecastBills Forecast was released in February as a budgeting app that helps you stay on top of bills. Keep track of your bills on a calendar, receive push notifications when bills are due, view weekly and monthly summaries, sync bills to iCloud and get a graph overview of all bills due in the proceeding 12 months. Bills Forecast is $1.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Badland 2.1 for iOS (app icon, small)The award-winning action and adventure game Badland received a major update today with a brand new app icon, four-player co-operative mode, 120 new missions, 40 modified levels, 7 new achievements, bug fixes and other minor in-game improvements. The app now sits at version 2.1. Badland is $3.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.

Carrot FitCARROT Fit also received a rather humorous major update recently with Phase II of fitness overlord CARROT’s plan to science your lazy carcass into a form more consistent with celebrity magazines. In all seriousness, that means the addition of a new 7 Minutes in Hell workout, unlockable rewards, all-new profiles and more. CARROT Fit is $2.99 for iPhone.

On Sale Apps

Doodle Jump Spongebob SquarepantsDoodle Jump SpongeBob SquarePants has been discounted from $3.99 to just 99 cents. In this SpongeBob adaption of the classic Doodle Jump game, the diabolical Plankton has stolen the Krabby Patty Secret Formula. You must jump up and across Bikini Bottom with the help of Patrick, Sandy and others to restore order to the sea. The game is 99 cents for iPhone and iPad.

Print PlusPrint+ is free for the first time since the app was released nearly three years ago. The app, regularly $3.99, allows you to print email attachments, files from the cloud, handwritten notes, web pages and more directly from an iOS device. There is also a print-to-QR system for easily sharing documents with any device. Print+ is free for iPhone and iPad while on sale.

KlaserKlaser was released last week and has gone free for the next 90 days, after a brief stint at $2.99. The app is designed to be a visual organizer for remembering and saving things such as schedules, timetables, recipes, shopping wishlists, receipts, menus, recommended books, and proof of valuables. Klaser is free on the App Store for iPhone during the sale.

Hurricane TrackerHurricane Tracker and Hurricane Tracker for iPad have been discounted to $1.99 and $2.99 respectively, which is $1 off the regular price of each. The apps provide comprehensive coverage of hurricanes and storms, including complete tracking maps and real-time audio and video updates. The apps cover the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean and Eastern Pacific.

We will be sure to keep this post updated throughout the day if there are any major App Store occurrences in the next few hours. We are experimenting with a more condensed format of App Recap, so any feedback we receive in the comments section down below is valued. As always, let us know if you come across any new, updated or discounted apps of your own. App Store developers can connect with us in the comments or on our social platforms to provide an iTunes link for coverage consideration. Thursday promises to be a big day on the App Store, so we’ll see you then.

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  • Kieran.Lillis

    I know there aren’t as many new apps, but maybe you could do something like this for Mac apps? Possibly just once a month or something, but there’s just no where on the internet that I have found that reviews Mac apps

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com/ Joe Rossignol

      We will consider doing a Mac app column. Thanks for the input.

      • Kieran.Lillis

        Thanks

  • ::/DeltaStylez::

    Off-topic

    But can some one help me please

    I want to give away a app. That I already paid. Do I need to pay again if I want to give it away as a gift? Please help me

    • Jason Baroni

      Yes, you do have to pay it. Apple understands this is a new purchase that won’t be debited on your account (if so you wouldn’t be able to pay for it again).

  • http://www.idownloadblog.com Sebastien

    Fixed. Thank you

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    is there any way to get Klaser which needs ios 7.1 on ios 7 ? Maybe a cydia tweak or something