Socratic, Tunity, YEAY, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jan 21, 2017

It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means! It’s time for another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s episode features some great apps including one that helps you with your homework and one that allows you to stream audio to your iPhone from a nearby muted television. And as always, we’ve selected two awesome new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Angry Birds Space

By Cody Lee on Jan 19, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Angry Birds Space. This means that for the next 7 days you can pick up the popular title for free on both iPhone and iPad—saving yourself $4.

If you’ve ever played an Angry Birds game, this one shouldn’t need much explanation. It’s the same general idea, except with Space you’ll enjoy 300+ interstellar levels, new characters, gravity trick shots, and much more. Read More

 

Nintendo announces new ‘Fire Emblem’ game coming to iOS February 2

By Cody Lee on Jan 18, 2017

Nintendo on Wednesday announced that its next game released for mobile will be a new entry from the popular Fire Emblem franchise. It’s called Fire Emblem Heroes, and it is slated to launch on iOS and Android on February 2.

Like other FE titles, Heroes is a tactical roleplaying game with upgradeable characters from the series. In this all-new storyline, players are tasked with summoning warriors to fight in epic battles between two warring kingdoms. Read More

 

Delta emulator for iOS beta 2 released

By Joaquim Barbosa on Jan 18, 2017

Riley Testut’s new project Delta, the retro game console emulator, continued its early phase testing yesterday, with the release of a second build for those on its closed beta testing program. According to Testut, healthy feedback from the testers resulted in a slew of bugs and improvement suggestions reported from the first beta, and this second iteration consequently comes with a handy list of fixes and additions. Read More

 

Aura, Filmborn, songpong, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jan 14, 2017

Happy weekend everyone! We are back with another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s list features some great selections including a new meditation app, a unique photo editor, and a new app for recording songs with friends. Plus, we have two great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Busy Shapes

By Cody Lee on Jan 12, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Busy Shapes. This means that for the next seven days you can download the hit interactive title for free for both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $3.

Busy Shapes is an award-winning children’s app that helps kids of all ages improve their ability to handle simple objects through a series of puzzles. It’s a digital playground of sorts, chock full of positive guidance and motivation. Read More

 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links for iPhone now available in U.S. and Canada

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 12, 2017

Keeping true to its promise, Konami today expanded the popular card-trading game Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links to App Stores in the United States and Canada following its soft-launch in Japan this past November.

Available at no charge with non-compulsory In-App Purchases, the game brings to life the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! official trading card game, allowing Duelists to kindle the spirit of Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba and other beloved characters in competitive card battle action. Read More

 

Google launches Toontastic 3D, a playful storytelling app for kids

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 12, 2017

Google today launched a new education-focused apps aimed at kids aged 6-8 years old, called Toontastic 3D. With this app, your youngsters can draw, animate and narrate their own cartoons. The concept and game mechanics are easy to grasp so your kids should feel right at home. They simply move their characters around onscreen to tell their story. The app records their voice and animations and stores content on their device as a video. Read More

 

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth arrives after being yanked from App Store almost a year ago

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 11, 2017

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth, an iOS version of the dungeon crawler game originally released back in 2014 by independent game studio Nicalis, is now available on iOS as a premium $14.99 download from App Store.

Nicalis originally submitted its dungeon crawler for iPhone and iPad a year ago, but the game got rejected for depicting violence against children. The iOS port has a 17+ rating. Read More

 

Pokémon Go is dead, long live Pokémon Go!

By Steffen Reich on Jan 10, 2017

There is no debate that a large contingent on the internet has been holding out for less Pokémon Go news in 2017, but it is equally clear that this sentiment will not be echoed by the people at Niantic. No matter the side of the fence you are on, the fact that Pokemon Go is hands down one of the most successful apps in the history of the App Store (breaking first-week download and revenue records) is a big deal, and the augmented reality laced game will continue to rake in millions of users and dollars in the year ahead. It’s not all rosy though, as the daily player count is continuously pointing south and engagement data crumbling.

As much as this is Niantic’s battle to fight, Apple too has a vested interest in the preservation of Pokemon Go’s winning streak and will want to benefit financially from the game throughout the current fiscal year. The question both business entities therefore are going to have to find answers to is what’s next for Pokémon Go strategically, and what is Apple’s role in facilitating Niantic’s continued success with the app? Not so much content wise but rather in terms of product strategy, I have sized up a few moves that Niantic, The Pokémon Company and Apple could have up their sleeves over the next 12 months.

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Eightydays.me, Background, Pie and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jan 7, 2017

It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means! It’s time for another addition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week we have some great selections, including an app for helping you plan your trips and vacations, a wallpaper gallery, and an app for taking 360 videos. And as usual, we’ve picked out a couple new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Lifeline: Whiteout

By Cody Lee on Jan 5, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Lifeline: Whiteout. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to pick up the popular interactive adventure title for free—a solid savings of $2.

In Lifeline: Whiteout, you must help guide a lost adventurer to safety and aid him in finding his identity in what turns out to be a gripping story of survival. Each decision you make has a profound impact—you shape the story. Read More

 

Apple: App Store shattered records on New Year’s Day

By Cody Lee on Jan 5, 2017

Apple on Thursday announced that the App Store broke records on the first of January. The company says New Year’s Day was the Store’s single busiest day ever with nearly $240 million in revenue.

The day put a nice cap on a record-breaking holiday season and year. Apple says App Store purchases topped $3 billion in December alone, and developers were paid more than $20 billion in 2016. Read More

 

The best VR apps and games available on the App Store right now

By Steffen Reich on Jan 2, 2017

For years, techy gifts have been on an unstoppable rise and these holidays more than ever, new VR headsets of all kinds were added to the mix. If you are one of the lucky receivers of a Cardboard or any other generic pair of VR goggles compatible with your iPhone, your first address to go for VR-ready apps should of course be the App Store.

To help you get on top the bulk of apps available and break the tedious ‘download, try and delete’ chain, we have been weeding through the vast app-scape and given VR-ready apps a hard look. If you want to put your new toys to good use, here is a list of some of the best VR games and apps we believe you will want to embark on first. Read More

 

Picky, Dashpop, Timebomb Messenger, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Dec 31, 2016

Happy holidays everyone! It’s been kind of a slow week in terms of news and app releases, but don’t worry, we were still able to put together a solid list of apps and games for you to check out this weekend. The roundup includes an app that uses AI to pick out your best photos, a new todo list app with a fun twist, and a messaging client that lets you decide when your messages can be opened. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Warp Shift

By Cody Lee on Dec 30, 2016

Apple has updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Warp Shift. This means that for the next 7 days, you can pick up the popular puzzler for free on both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $3.

Warp Shift is a unique puzzle game set in a mysterious world. Players are tasked with guiding a little girl named Pi and her magical companion through beautifully-rendered, maze-like confines to freedom. Read More

 

Sign up on Google Play Store to be notified when Super Mario Run launches on Android

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 29, 2016

Following its December 15 debut on App Store, Nintendo’s one-handed side-scrolling platformer Super Mario Run will be coming to Android sooner than later: you can now pre-register on Google’s Play Store to be alerted when the game is available to download.

Super Mario Run is free to download on iPhone, with a $9.99 In-App Purchase required to unlock the 24 levels across six worlds. Read More

 

Friendly Run event launches in Super Mario Run, earn Rally Tickets no matter if you win or lose

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 27, 2016

After launching a new Friendly Run mode in Super Mario Run six days ago, Nintendo today announced a limited-time Friendly Run event that gives you a little bonus for playing Friendly Run. No matter if you win or lose, playing Friendly Run during the event earns you some free Rally Tickets.

The event is running from December 27, 2016 8:00am to January 11, 2017 07:59am. Read More

 

Partly Sunny, RAW+, Momento GIFs, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Dec 24, 2016

Looking for some new apps and games to check out this holiday weekend? iDB has you covered. In this week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup, we have some great selections including a good-looking weather app, a manual camera app, a GIF-making app, and of course two great new games for you to try. Read More

 

Nintendo celebrates 50 million Super Mario Run downloads by giving you 10 free Rally Tickets

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 23, 2016

Super Mario Run has cleared fifty million downloads in only seven days following its December 15 debut on the App Store, Nintendo Japan announced on Twitter Friday. In celebration of the latest achievement, Nintendo is giving all Super Mario Run players ten Rally Tickets for free. Read More

 
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