This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes a food-finding app that actually makes sense, a virtual escape room and a pretty, new podcast player. And as usual, we’ve selected two great new games for you to check out.
Tummy is the answer to what’s wrong with food and restaurant search apps. No more spending hours sifting through pages of information, photos and reviews trying to figure out where to eat. Just tell the app where you’re at, what kind of food you like and how much you want to pay, and it does the rest. Tummy offers up the top 3 choices around you, based on who has the best rating and who is currently open.
Escape the Room AR
Here is an interesting use-case for augmented reality. Escape the room lets you experience the challenge and excitement of an escape room, without ever leaving home. Go at it alone or team up with two friends. The app lasts virtual objects in the room around you, and you must use your ingenuity to solve the puzzle. A normal escape room can cost up to $30 per person, so the small IAPs here are relatively cheap.
Looking for a new, or change in, podcast player? Check out Cosmicast. It’s a beautiful podcast player built with iOS guidelines in mind. Features include light, dark and true black modes, offline playback, playback speed control, sleep timer, and much more. It also supports drag-and-drop podcast episode arrangement Siri Shortcuts and iMessage Stickers. I know it’s a crowded field, but this looks like a competitor.
Neon Cop is a simple arcade game with a very straightforward storyline: drive through the neon world and catch the bad guys. You’ll dash, dodge and avoid obstacles, and when you reach the criminal—smash him out! There’s really not much else to it. If you like nostalgic-inducing retro arcade titles with neon graphics and slow-motion graphics, you’re going to dig Neon Cop. It’s worth checking out this weekend.
Decipher is a brain-teasing puzzle game where you need to align the space rings to solve the enigma! It looks easy, but different rings produce different effects and every action produces a reaction. The Butterfly Effect can be your best friend or your worst enemy when it comes to unlock physics-based puzzles. Features include 250+ levels, relaxing music and graphics, and it even offers compatibility with color blindness.