This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes a unique animated photo editor, an app for discovering and engaging in audio broadcasts, and an app for those seeking help or advice. And as usual, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
Animatix turns your photos into captivating animations and cartoons. It uses real-world animation techniques to breathe life into your still photos, adding motion that makes their edges and color come alive. Choose from 24 animation styles, then make your animations pop with any of Animatix’s many unique cartoon, comic, sketch and art effects. Share your creations as GIFs, videos or Live Photos.
So this is pretty cool. nēdl is an app that converts audio into text so radio listeners can search live content as easily as they search the web—by keyword, song, or artist. And then if they have something to say about it, they can instantly start their own live radio stream on Alexa that’s searchable by others, using the words they say in real-time. At the very least, check out the video demo, it’s very impressive.
Here is another interesting app. okayso is for those times when you need help or advice. Maybe you’re not finding any answers by Googling your question or problem, and it’s too personal to ask your friends or family, okayso allows you to chat with people you can trust. I know there are other apps that do this (and of course there’s reddit), but any app that could help you is worth checking out.
Asphalt 9: Legend
I’m sure most of you by now are familiar with Gameloft’s Asphalt franchise—it’s been a staple in the mobile racing space for more than a decade. Asphalt 9: Legend features the same cutting edge graphics and realistic gameplay mechanics that made the series a hit, and adds an extensive roster of real hypercars, a revamped arcade mode, all-new Legend career mode, HDR support, 70+ tracks, and more.
Swim through the swirling cosmos as an interstellar Starfish. Super Starfish uses cutting-edge techniques to deliver amazing visual effects as you dodge meteors, black holes and quasars in your very own space aquarium. Features include simple, intuitive gameplay controls, huge combos, customizable aquariums, and over 30 colorful Starfish for you to collect and add to your custom world.