This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a sharp, minimal world clock, a gamified weight-loss tracker, and an app for taking and storing unlimited hi-res videos. And as always, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
Wander is a beautifully simple world time app designed for the digital nomad. See your whole world at a glance, with colored markers to illustrate the time of day or night. And no need to worry about re-ordering anything, all locations are automatically ordered East to West. There is even a Time Travel mode, which will allow you to see what time it is going to be in a certain location. I know, the stock Clock app has similar features, and you could always Google time zones. But this app’s sharp UI and singular focus make it worth checking out. Wander is available for $0.99.
Your weight can fluctuate daily—due to a variety of factors including hydration status, food intake, sleep and stress—making it hard to track your weight loss progress. That’s where Scelta comes in. The app takes an average of your weight over the last week, and compares it to the previous 7 days, and shows you where you are really at. It even gamifies your journey, making you the main character in an RPG-like game. Collect Scelta points by reaching your weight loss goals and level up. You can unlock achievements and compete against friends using the online leader board. The app also integrates with Apple Health. Scelta is available for free (with some IAPs).
Air is the new family camcorder. Stop worrying about storage, bandwidth and time limits and start capturing your life! Air’s camera is simple. One tap and you’re “on Air”, recording unlimited video to your private Clips gallery, which is securely synced and accessible on any device. From there you can watch your clips, edit multiple clips together, and then quickly share them anywhere with a unique URL. The first 30 minutes of video are free, after that you’ll need to pay $5 per month or $50 per year. Unfortunately there’s no support for photos yet—the developers said they want to get video just right—but it could be added in the future. Air is available for free (with some IAPs).
The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands
In the Bonfire: Forsaken Lands, players are asked to build, discover, craft and survive. You must build your settlement in a snowy encampment and manage workers and resources to survive monster attacks at night. Slowly you will gain access to advanced buildings and crafting options, discover and trade with new civilizations and discover their ancient secrets. The graphics are sharp, the soundtrack is delightful and the gameplay is engaging. The Bonfire: Forsaken Lands is available for $3.99.
Drop the Clock
In this game, players must ‘drop the clock’ and slow down time to avoid obstacles that get in their way. It’s a physics-based arcade puzzle game that requires fast-thinking, good-timing and yes, a little luck. The graphics are very elementary, but the one-touch gameplay can get be addictive. Drop the Clock is available for free.
Other app news to check out
- Vertical trailers are coming to Netflix for iPhone next month
- Google’s Lens visual search feature is coming soon to Google Photos for iOS
- Halide 1.7 brings Portrait mode and TrueDepth camera support, AR photo viewer & more
- Google’s Street View comes to Disney parks
- Google Maps now provides wheelchair options when searching for transit routes
- Instagram is working on its own portrait shooting mode for the Stories camera
- Netflix rolls out PIN protection for specific titles & clearer maturity rating labels