Our appetite for apps is unending. Where we were once just thrilled that we could search the internet on our phones, today we need new stimuli from new apps every single day – or so it seems. Fortunately, there are a wealth of developers coming out with the latest games, the newest communication apps, and the freshest ways to display information. The app stores routinely sees fresh apps hit the top ten, and we are going to look at a couple of them…
Fenix for Twitter, $3.02
One of the top new paid apps in the Play Store is an intriguing one. Fenix is an app that, like the name, is rising from the ashes of the third party Twitter app graveyard. When Twitter cut off third party clients to 100,000 users and bought Tweetdeck, development basically stopped. However, Fenix is unphased by these restrictions. The app is rather well designed and offers some nice features including a dedicated tablet layout, internal web browser support, and a left drawer for all the other stuff. If you are feeling like being a rogue, check out Fenix for $3.02 on the Canadian Play Store.
Super 2048, Free
The highly addictive game of 2048, a game where the object was to get a tile to hit 2048 through duplication – starting with two tiles at 2, and adding more tiles with each action – has spawned developers to create their own versions of the game. While both platforms have seen an influx of 2048-style games, Super 2048 has risen to the top of the pack on Android. Instead of offering a 4×4 grid that the original game has, Super 2048 features an 8×8 grid – effectively quadrupling the amount of space for matches. This size certainly makes the game feel a little bit more luck-based rather than the skill of the original, but for a free app it is a solid investment.
Photo editing tools have become quite popular over the last couple years as we move to a more visual web world, and Union comprises two things that play well in this arena: it’s well designed and very unique. Union allows you to blend two photos together seamlessly. Let’s say you take a stunning image of Toronto’s skyline, and then you take another image of yourself with someone photobombing you. Rather than let your selfie go to waste, using Union and its Magic Wand Tool you’ll easily add yourself over the image of the skyline, creating a memorable picture worthy of your Instagram feed. The tool also offers a suite of other layer options and controls to help blend the images more naturally.
Blizzard’s latest desktop game, Hearthstone (which always seemed perfect for a tablet), has now found itself in the App Store. The collector card game set in the Warcraft universe features an incredibly polished look and design, and the kind of gameplay that will have you wondering where your entire day went. The incredible thing about Hearthstone, beyond the look and gameplay, is the price; you can truly play this game entirely free, and there is enough opportunities to gain the in-game currency to not hinder your gameplay. If you are a fan of tactical card games, definitely check it out.
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