It’s been a big week in the news. After all, North Korea just put a man on the sun, apparently. However, there were some things that actually happened in the Google Play Store this week. There is now an app that lets you unlock your phone using your ear. Motorola was kind of busy with updates to their gallery app and their migrate app, which has iCloud support now. Facebook is now officially rumored to be getting a much needed UI makeover. Niantic Labs (makers of Ingress) are teaming up with Harper Colins to create a new game that will go along with some novels. If none of that interests you, here’s a giant list of apps you can beta test. Now here’s five more Android apps you can’t miss this week!
First up this week is Todoist. Todoist was updated with a brand new interface and a new set of features that the developers are calling “Todoist Next.” Included are design tweaks, a visual scheduler, and data syncing between the 13 platforms that you can run this app on, including computers and other smartphone operating systems. It’s a pretty big deal and worth checking out.
Deus Ex, The Fall is a Square Enix title that was announced eons ago, released for iOS last year, and has also finally made its way to Android. In this action RPG / shooter you can enjoy pretty good graphics, a long and complicated story line, and choose between playing a stealth game or an all-out attack game. We’re going to review this one in the coming days so keep an eye out for that.
Bad Hotel is a very popular iOS title that has finally made its way over to Android. This unique tower defense / music creation / simulation game revolves around a Hotel that you must build and defend from bad guys. The music changes as you add pieces to your Hotel so different people will get different experiences. It’s $1.99 in the Google Play Store and aside from some compatibility issues, the reviews are good.
Everyone who has owned an HTC device in recent years knows about Beats Audio and now you can get their music experience with Beats Music. The app is free but the service costs $9.99 per month which is on par with Spotify and Google Play Music. It includes access to over 20 million songs and some unique features like The Sentence. If you’d like to try it out, they’re currently offering a 7-day free trial which is extended to 3 months if you’re with AT&T.
In our last app this week, you can check out what’s been trending on Google. Using this app, which has compiled results from a trillion Google Searches, you can see the top 100 web search trends that are separated into 7 categories. It’s not overly useful, but a fun way to see what was trending on Google in the year 2013. It does incorporate the increasingly popular card interface, so there is that.