App Recap is back in full swing, kicking off the week with yet another selection of the best new, updated and discounted apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. To get things started, we have a trio of popular games that received updates over the weekend. There are also a couple discounts on apps you don’t want to miss. We have a full roundup of 10 apps that cracked the list just ahead. Check it out…
Stryke is an interesting new app that turns your iPad into a real musical instrument. The tabletop-ready app allows you to pluck, strum and shred with expertly crafted tones by mixing and matching different instruments and effects. Cover the classics or compose your own masterpiece in Stryke, which will set you back $2.99 on the App Store for iPad.
It’s a battle for digits and territorial dominance in My Digit, a new addictive and strategic board game with a goal of guessing the opponent’s digit correctly. Test your mind-reading ability and improve your strategic power by choosing your own digit that will be difficult for the opponent to guess right. My Digit is 99 cents on the App Store for iPhone.
Earlier today, we covered an update for Amazon Instant Video for iOS. The app now lets you stream the first episode of selected TV shows for free, alongside all-new video playback controls, faster playback start time and bug fixes. There are also dozens of new HBO series like The Sopranos. Amazon Instant Video is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
The critically acclaimed one-button platformer game Canabalt was updated to version 1.8 over the weekend with long-awaited widescreen support, four different runners, a new music track and icon, updated Game Center and Twitter support and various bug fixes. Canabalt remains $2.99 on the App Store, and is a universal app for iPhone and iPad.
The popular action-adventure game Wayward Souls received a major update to version 1.10 over the weekend, with several changes and additions: a new dungeon called The Labyrinth, automatic screen flipping, a repeat story toggle switch, a guaranteed rare chest after each boss, new hats, bug fixes and more. Wayward Souls is now $5.99 for iPhone and iPad.
Assassin’s Creed Pirates receives its second update in the span of a month, this time with an all new chapter to explore in La Isla de la Juventud. There is also a new daily reward system, customizable ships, more dynamic naval fights, eight new unique fish to catch, a brand new starter pack and more. Assassin’s Creed Pirates is $4.99 for iPhone and iPad.
The real-time strategy game War of Mercenaries was bumped to version 1.3.10 this morning with a new defensive tower called Beast Cannon, new damage threshold levels for players above 3200 Battle Points, minor bug fixes and more. Moreover, players can no longer attack their own friends. War of Mercenaries is free on the App Store for iPhone and iPad.
Tencent has updated its free texting, voice messaging and video call service WeChat with the ability to add tags to your contacts for easier management, recall the last message you send within two minutes and download received images automatically over Wi-Fi. The cross-platform app now sits at version 22.214.171.124. WeChat is free on the App Store for iPhone.
On Sale Apps
It appears that health and fitness apps are going to play an increasing role within the Apple ecosystem in the near future. If you are looking to get in or stay in shape, the popular workout app 7 Minute Workout Pro has been discounted from $1.99 to free for a limited time. The app features 12 exercises that require high-intensity effort for about seven minutes.
A summer sale for FTL or Faster Than Light has the iPad port of the award-winning PC spaceship simulation game discounted from $9.99 to $6.99 until July. Key features include giving orders to your crew, managing ship power distribution and choosing weapon targets in the heat of battle. FTL: Faster Than Light is $6.99 on the App Store for iPad.
As always, check back tomorrow for another edition of App Recap. The roundup covers the best new, updated and discounted apps on weekdays, and we encourage users to share any apps we missed in the comments section below. If you’re an iOS app developer, feel free to share an App Store link with us for coverage consideration. We can be reached by email or on our social platforms.