It’s the weekend again, and that means it’s time for another episode of our Apps of the Week roundup. Today’s selections include a digital travel agent, a new podcast client, an app that alerts you when cool things are happening, and of course we’ve picked out two new games for you to try.
There are hundreds of travel apps out there, but there aren’t too many like HelloGbye. It allows you to easily plan, book and change flights and hotels. It’s essentially like having your own digital travel agent: schedule travel for up to 9 people in real-time by simply having a conversation with the app’s AI bot. There are also features like cash-back and waived fees and splitting costs between travelers. HelloGbye is available for free.
Listen to the best new podcast episodes with Breaker. Follow your friends to see what they’re listening to, and discover new shows that you’ll love. Like, share, and comment on your favorite episodes. Now, if you’re already an avid podcast listener, this app is probably not going to make you switch from your current favorite. But if you’re new to podcasts or are looking to mix things up, Breaker is definitely worth checking out. Just don’t forget to add iDB’s podcasts. Breaker is available for free.
Tired of missing that sale, live stream, AMA, pre-order, show premiere, birthday party or happy hour? Check out Soon. The app builds a list of various online and local events that you may find interesting, and allows you to set up an alert to let you know when they begin. Features include the ability to discover events, receive notifications, a community leaderboard and more. Soon is available for free.
Gangstar New Orleans
The gold standard for open-world action-adventure series is back, in the fascinating city of New Orleans. With hundreds of vehicles, an outrageous arsenal, and complete freedom to roam this vast city, you have all the tools to become a criminal legend. I’ll admit, it’s a bummer that Gameloft moved from paid games to the trashy free-to-play model, but I feel like open-world fans could still find some joy in this one. Gangstar New Orleans is available for free (with several IAPs).
If the free-to-play open-world genre isn’t really your thing, here is something that is almost the exact opposite: Meganoid. Meganoid is a challenging platformer, generating new levels on every play session. Find many items to enhance your character and his abilities while you descend down into the Meganoid space ship. Do you rush for the exit, or do you take your time to collect everything there is, barely escaping the security drones that will hunt you down if you linger? Meganoid is available for $3.99.
More apps to check out
- Download Panols free via Apple Store app to create stunning panoramas for Instagram
- Apple’s free app of the week: Blyss
Apps updated this week
- You can now search over a million unique Stories on Snapchat
- Infuse 5.3 brings optimized playback performance, parental controls, Blu-ray disk images & more
- Facebook adds Snapchat-style effects and auto vanishing Stories to its mainland app
- Pages, Numbers and Keynote pick up new editing features, Touch ID support & more
- Apple TV Remote app gains support for iPad, lyrics, playlists, chapters & more