This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a beautiful new music player, a Pinterest-for-video app, and a new health and food tracker. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
Doppler is a new, beautifully designed music player for iPhone. It doesn’t replace Apple Music or iTunes, but for folks who have a lot of locally stored music, you can import the tracks into this app and experience your library in a whole new way. The design adapts to match your music and offers quick access to your now playing queue. Features include full search, offline playback, import existing albums and playlists, and quick sharing of album info. Looking for a better third party music player? Check out Doppler.
Feedeos is essentially Flipboard for video. All of your favorite video publishers in one beautiful and easy to use app. Features include six second previews, auto looping, instant video playback, trending videos, and a wonderful swipe-based interface. There is no longing or account credentials required and tons of sources are available like CNN, BBC, VOX, ESPN, VEVO, HBO, TMZ and popular YouTube channels. No, Feedeos isn’t trying to give you more content, just an easier way to find the stuff you already watch.
Thinking about switching calorie-counting apps after the whole My Fitness Pal debacle? Check out Nutritrack. It tracks calories in both food and recipes, macronutrients like carbs, proteins and fats, barcode scanning, recipe creation, and food creation. It has over a million foods in its database and integrates with your workout information. Now this is a freemium app, so you’ll have to sign up for a subscription plan to get access to all the features. But for folks looking for a new health-food tracker, this seems like a good one to check out.
I know what you’re thinking. Really, Cody? A simple Backgammon game made your Apps of the Week list? Well this isn’t just any old board game. Backgammon Machine is the first Backgammon game for iOS with built-in neural network-trained artificial intelligence. It uses Apple’s new CoreML machine learning framework and techniques based on the ground-breaking research of Gerald Tesauro to create a fast and challenging opponent at different skill levels. If you’re not a Backgammon fan, just take this as a solid sign of cool AI-related things to come.
Vandals is an infiltration game that will transport you to the most emblematic cities of street art. In this turn-based game, the goal is to sneak around police surveillance and spray walls that grow harder and harder to access. From Paris to Tokyo, follow in the the wake of ultra-famous street artists like Belk Le Rat and Keith Haring. Rock to the rhythm of an original soundtrack and share your most awesome creations on your social network of choice. If you find yourself with nothing to do this weekend, Vandals seems like an interesting game to check out.
Other app news to check out
- iMovie update brings iPhone X support, faster graphics processing via Metal & more
- Instagram’s upcoming feature lets you download your photos, videos and messages
- Disney debuts ESPN+ video streaming service at a price of $4.99 per month
- Instagram rolls out depth of field Focus shooting mode that supports photos and video
- How to turn off Facebook’s expanded facial recognition features