The excitement surrounding the WWDC keynote might be slowly drawing to a close, but we will keep you entertained with 10 new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone and iPad. App Recap is back in its regularly scheduled spot, after a short one-day hiatus for our writing team to focus on breaking all of the news surrounding iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. Take a look ahead for a useful resume tool and nine other apps worth checking out…
I received an email a few weeks ago about Gekko Hop, and the strategic game was finally released on the App Store a few days ago. The rules are simple: don’t step on the land tile. Your objective is to save the gekko by tapping on each water tile to move the gekko forward and avoid dangerous swamps. There are four game modes. Gekko Hop is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
RadResume is a brand new productivity app for creating professional resumes, cover letters and CVs. The easy and powerful resume building tool features the ability to import your info from LinkedIn, manual editing, unlimited sections, export and email functionality, beautifully designed templates and much more. RadResume is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Leave the rat race behind and reap the joys of life on your very own farm in Pocket Harvest, a new game where you cultivate a wide variety of crops: crisp lettuce, succulent strawberries and more. You’ll come across adorable animal friends too, and they provide things like milk, wool, eggs and more to help you. Pocket Harvest is $4.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Our own Christian Zibreg covered an update to Instagram this afternoon, bumping the app to version 6.0. The photo and video social platform has ten new photo editing tools, easier uploading and sharing of videos, an improved design and various bug fixes. You can now do things like double-tap on filters to adjust the filter strength. Instagram remains free for iPhone.
Google+ was updated today with Stories support, a new photo editor with filters and much more, which Christian also covered in a recent post. Other new features include the ability to view total content views on profiles, support for reporting abusive communities and additional bug fixes and improvements. Google+ is free on the App Store and universal for iPhone and iPad.
The award-winning game Threes!, which Apple selected as a Design Award Winner at WWDC yesterday, has been updated to version 1.1 with shorter load times and optimizations, the ability to delete high scores, landscape mode and localized support for 14 different languages. Threes! is $1.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad as a 33% off introductory price.
Leo’s Fortune is another game that Apple selected as a Design Award Winner at WWDC this week, and to celebrate it has discounted the popular title from $4.99 to $2.99 for a limited time. The platform adventure game involves hunting down a cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Leo’s Fortune is $2.99 on the App Store for iPhone and iPad while its on sale.
Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop has gone completely free for the first time ever to celebrate 16 million users. The most popular remote desktop app for iPad, Splashtop 2 can be used to access your computer on a local network with best-in-class video streaming performance, Microsoft Office support and more. Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop is free for iPad for a limited time.
Fonta is a design studio app that lets you create unique images with special effects. The app has gone free for a limited time, marked down from $1.99, and can be used to put stylish text on images, add captions to Instagram photos, turn your words into beautiful photo text design pieces and more. Tell stories with photos using Fonta, free on the App Store for iPhone while on sale.
Har•mo•ny 2, the immersive puzzle game of beautiful color palettes and music blended in perfect harmony, has been slashed in price from $3.99 to $1.99. The game features over two full hours of mesmerizing ambient music by Hammock, including rare and unreleased tracks. Har•mo•ny 2 will set you back $1.99 while it is discounted, and is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.
Yesterday we highlighted Apple’s Design Award Winners for 2014 to make up for the lack of an App Recap, so take a look at those apps if you haven’t yet. As always, if you come across any noteworthy new, updated or discounted apps not mentioned in this list, feel free to share an iTunes link in the comments section down below. If you’re an App Store developer yourself, feel free to reach out to us for coverage consideration in this roundup.