Steps, Simple Scale, Keep or Delete, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 25, 2017

It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means! Time for another episode of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s selections include an app for helping you overcome social anxieties, a simple weight-tracker and a Tinder-like app for deleting old Tweets. And as usual, we have two awesome new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Nightgate

By Cody Lee on Feb 23, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Nightgate. This means for the next 7 days, you can pickup the popular puzzler for free on both iPhone and iPad—a significant savings of $4.

Nightgate is a minimal sci-fi puzzler known for its beautiful artwork and incredible soundtrack. It features 50 handcrafted levels that can be played out on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, and there are no adds or IAPs. Read More

 

Report: U.S. iPhone users spent an average of $40 on apps last year

By Cody Lee on Feb 21, 2017

iPhone owners in the United States spent an average of $40 on apps last year, reports analytics firm Sensor Tower. That number includes both premium and in-app purchases, and it represents a $5 increase from 2015.

Unsurprisingly, most of that money is going to games. Sensor Tower says more than 80% of US App Store revenue in 2016 came from games, and it shows on the device level—users spent an average of $27 on games. Read More

 

Alto’s Odyssey is coming this summer, here’s your teaser trailer

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 21, 2017

The award-winning endless snowboard odyssey, Alto’s Adventure, turned two yesterday. Today, Alto’s developer Snowman gave us a first look at the game’s official sequel, Alto’s Odyssey. In Odyssey, players are challenged to discover the secrets of the endless desert.

By the way, they’re commemorating the Alto’s Adventure anniversary by bringing the game’s price down from $4.99 to just $1.99, ending today. Alto’s Odyssey is coming in summer 2017 and we’ll be sure to update you as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, be sure to watch a teaser trailer for subtle hints about game mechanics, crisp graphics and flawless execution. Read More

 

The best iMessage games

By Steffen Reich on Feb 21, 2017

When Apple took the wraps off the iMessage App Store last year, it quickly became evident that the messaging service would become the next playground for some weird and wonderful applications. Since then, developers have largely graced us with conventional stickers and app extensions, despite another under-represented category increasingly showing promise: iMessage games.

Almost half a year after opening the gate, it seems a good time to take stock of the games playable through Apple’s messenger and hand-pick the ones not only most captivating but also smartest at circumnavigating the limitations of iMessage. If you fancy the thought of challenging a friend to a duel on iMessage but don’t want to waste anyone’s time trialling potential duds, read on to find out about the current top performers on the iMessage App Store.

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Crawlies, Cleanfox, TwIM and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 18, 2017

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features some great selections including a creepy-crawler sticker pack, an environmentally-conscious email inbox manager, and a sharp new Twitter DM client. Plus, as usual, we’ve picked out 2 great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Pokémon GO gains 80+ new creatures and a bunch of new features in latest update

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 17, 2017

Pokémon GO developer Niantic Labs announced two days ago that an upcoming update would bring over eighty new Pokémon and other new features to the popular augmented reality game. Yesterday, the developer said that the new Pokémon GO 1.27.2 update containing those perks began rolling out.

It’s a staggered release so you might need to wait a little bit longer if it’s not live on your local App Store yet. Here’s everything new in Pokémon GO 1.27.2 for iOS. Read More

 

Trading and real-time player battles coming soon to Pokémon GO

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Two key features missing from the initial Pokémon GO release—trading and real-time player battles—are coming soon to Pokémon GO by way of a future update, developer Niantic Labs told WayPoint in a recent interview. Niantic CEO John Hanke said that the team is working on bringing additional features and more depth to the augmented reality game, including the long-awaited Pokémon trading and player vs. player battles in real time. Read More

 

Encode, ChitChat, Stabl and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 11, 2017

Ready to settle in for the weekend? iDB is here to help with a new edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s selections include a new app that helps you learn how to code, a new group messaging app, and an app that helps you discover new podcasts. And as usual, we’ve picked two great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Chameleon Run

By Cody Lee on Feb 9, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Chameleon Run. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to grab the popular autorunner for free on both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $2.

For those unfamiliar with the title, Chameleon Run is a unique, fast-paced runner with a colorful twist. Players must jump and run through expertly crafted levels, all while making sure their color matches that of the platform. Read More

 
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