This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features an app for scoring cheaper takeout, a new digital workout buddy, and a new social networking app that focuses on real world connections. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
This isn’t a new app, but it’s one I had never seen before running across it this week and I thought it looked interesting. Gebni allows you to save on restaurant delivery and takeout orders using smart menu pricing tech. Think of it like Hotel Tonight (or any other travel app offers savings based on availability)—the app translates real time demand for various meals into customer savings. Those savings can range anywhere from a penny to $5, depending on the time and type of food. The UI is sharp and there are a ton of features. Gebni is available for free.
Still looking for the perfect workout app? Check out Gyminize. You can create your own workout plans—using either the 60 pre-installed exercises or your own moves—track your workouts, take progress photos, track your measurements, and much more. Set achievements, view your history, and personalize your feed with widgets, stats and other data points to give you a big-picture look in a glance. Unfortunately some features require a monthly $3 subscription fee, but for some folks this app might be worth it. Gyminize is available for free (with some IAPs).
IRL is a new take on social networks. Forget about posting status updates and filtered food pics, this app is all about doing what you like with the people you like. With IRL, making plans is chill and informal. You decide what you want to do and invite the people you want to bring with you. Get inspired with personal recommendations based on your interests and locations, discuss plans with friends via chat, and even embed polls to put it to a vote. If you’re struggling to find stuff to do this weekend, check out this app! IRL is available for free.
Temple of Spikes: The Legend
Temple of Spikes: The Legend is a full-featured, story-based hardcore platformer with 50+ hours of gameplay and an addictive speed runner mode. The story: in January 1980, a young and ambitious treasure hunter finds an ancient sanctuary hidden in the depths of an impassable jungle. While exploring the temple, he discovers untold riches and powerful ancient artifacts. However, getting out of the temple with the treasure turns out to be quite a challenge. Can you do it? Temple of Spikes: The Legend is available for $5.99.
Tekken, the world;’s most successful fighting game franchise, has finally landed on mobile. Join Paul, Kazuya, Xiaoyu, Law, Panda and all of your other famous fighters to engage in an intuitive, deep combat system featuring fighting techniques from all around the world. Collect over 20 characters, upgrade and unlock over 20 unique moves, play story mode missions, online versus battles and even live event challenges. As a freemium app, of course this thing is littered with ads and IAPs, but if you can look past that, the game itself looks solid. Tekken is available for free (with some IAPs).