It’s the weekend! And you know what that means: we’ve once again put together a list of awesome new apps and games for you to check out. There’s a new social networking app, a new video editing app, and even one that lets you play with tornadoes! So enough stalling, let’s get to it!
Firefly – What’s happening nearby?
Looking for a new social networking app to checkout? Meet Firefly. Kind of like a weird combination of YikYak and Snapchat, Firefly is all about what is happening nearby and right now. You can share your location, and a status update of what you’re doing, and see what your friends and other fireflies are up to as well. All of your posts disappear after 7 days, and like an actual firefly, you control when you share with nearby friends by turning your light on or off. This app is available for free.
Infuse is a video editor built for the Vine and Instagram era. In the app you can open up your favorite video clip, crop it or cut it and then apply your filters and effects. There’s at least 12 filters included, with others available as in-app purchases, and then there are the usual controls for brightness, contrast and saturation. Everything is presented in a well-designed, streamlined interface that allows you to customize a video and quickly share it with your favorite social network in less than a minute. This app is available for free.
I know what you’re thinking: not another weather app! But this isn’t your typical temperature-teller. Weather by Tinybop is actually an interactive model that allows you to play with and learn about the sun, air, water, temperature, wind, and even extreme weather. So you can dive into a cloud and see what it’s made of. Make it rain, make it snow, or throw out a tornado or hurricane. All of these elements combined with original artwork and sophisticated sound design make for an incredible experience. This app is available for $2.99.
Easily one of the biggest game releases this week, Assassin’s Creed Identity is the first action RPG game of the acclaimed franchise. In it, players must explore the Italian Renaissance through the eyes of their own assassin, complete dozens of missions and unravel the epic mystery of The Crows. Ubisoft used the Unity game engine to create beautiful graphics, and every place you visit is an open map for you to explore. Throw in upgradeable Assassin gear and tap-to-move controls, and you have a game that’s going to keep you busy for hours. This game is available for $4.99.
For those who haven’t yet had their fill of The Walking Dead game content, I present to you Michonne – A TellTale miniseries. The game stars the iconic, blade-wielding Michonne and explores her absence between issues #126 and #139 of Robert Kirkman’s best-selling comic books. In this three part miniseries, players will discover what took her away from Rick, Ezekiel, and the rest of her trusted group… and what brought her back. This game is available for $4.99.
More apps you should check out
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- Quiver 3: a digital notebook built for developers
- This app lets you crop, zoom and trim Live Photos without destroying the live part
- Popular platformer HoPiKo goes free as Apple’s App of the Week
- Kommute for iPhone downloads websites for offline use and is better than Safari’s Reading List
These apps have been updated
- YouTube picks up native resolution support on iPad Pro
- Viber gains more 3D Touch goodies, Split View and Slide Over multitasking on iPad Pro and other perks
- Netflix app updated with support for 3D Touch, iPad Pro and more
- Popular Spark email client is now available on iPad
- Facebook Live now available in 30 countries, rolling out to more users in the coming weeks