A sale on several Halfbrick Studios games highlights this edition of App Recap, which covers the best new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone and iPad. We scour through the App Store to find these apps so that you don’t have to, and present them in a concise roundup on weekdays. So if you’re interested in trying out a new game or two, or simply want to see what is new, read ahead for a look at 10 apps…
TouchPad is not technically a new app, but it might as well be with a major update to version 5.0.0 that includes a long-awaited iOS 7 redesign, brand new dark theme, various performance enhancements and bug fixes. TouchPad transforms your iPhone or iPad into a remote control for your computer, including a keyboard and trackpad. The app is $6.99.
We received an email this morning about the release of Rolly Pop, an interesting new adventure game in which you must conquer more than 70 levels by shooting adorable Rolly to make matches and prevent them from getting sucked into the black hole. We haven’t given the game a test run yet, but Rolly Pop is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Parallels Access provides remote access to all of your Windows and Mac applications and files from your iPhone or iPad, allowing you to do things like access a single file from your home computer or edit complex documents on the go. The app was recently updated to version 2.0.0 with iPad support, a new file browser and more. Parallels Access is free for iPhone and iPad.
The popular question-asking app Jelly has been updated to version 1.3 with a new replies feature, letting you reply to answers with a comment, clarification or a follow up question. The app also has bug fixes and user interface improvements. Jelly remains free on the App Store for iPhone. You can ask questions with images, maps, locations and more.
Yesterday we told you that Samsung has been in acquisition talks with Nuance Communications, which provides voice recognition technologies to several companies. You can tack the Domino’s Pizza USA app onto that list, as version 2.1.0 of the app has a new Nuance-powered voice assistant for ordering and browsing menus. Domino’s Pizza USA is free for iPhone and iPad.
Buffer for Twitter and Facebook was bumped to version 3.2 this morning. What’s new includes feeds for finding and sharing content from your favorite sites, groups for sharing to multiple accounts at once, a brand new style throughout the app and an improved navigation structure. The all-in-one social sharing app for text, videos and more is free on the App Store for iPhone.
On Sale Apps
Lock and load through the history of time as a tough-as-nails commando named Barry Steakfries in Age of Zombies, a game where you shoot up ninjas, mummies, cavemen, massive bosses and more. This app has gone free as part of a larger sale on several popular Halfbrick Studios games, likely for a limited time. Age of Zombies is regularly 99 cents for iPhone and iPad.
Fruit Ninja and Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots are popular fruit-slashing games where you swipe through watermelons, bananas and other fruits to get the highest score possible. The pair of apps have gone free as part of a larger sale on several popular Halfbrick Studios games, likely for a limited time. Fruit Ninja is regularly 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone.
Monster Dash is an action game starring Barry Steakfries as he runs and shoots monsters with nothing to lose. He travels through portals to visit exotic world locations, while battling demons, mummies, vampires and more. This app has gone free as part of a larger sale on several popular Halfbrick Studios games, likely for a limited time. The game is regularly 99¢ for iPhone and iPad.
Rounding off our sale on games is Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast, which has gone free for a limited time to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of Ghostbusters. The augmented reality game involves battling ghosts in your neighborhood as you rid your own city of paranormal foes. Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast, regularly $1.99, is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.
Keep it locked on our blog for more in-depth app news as it unfolds. App Recap cannot possibly track every single App Store change, so let us know if we missed anything in the comments section down below. If you’re a developer looking to have your app featured in this roundup, your best bet is to share an iTunes link with us by email or on our social platforms for coverage consideration. Check back tomorrow for another great selection of apps to test drive.