This was an exciting week in the world of applications! In this week’s episode we talk about the Final Fantasy VII G-Bike game that’s coming. SwiftKey is now free with in-app purchases. Amazon has a brand new music streaming service for their Amazon Prime customers. Google may be unifying their Google apps across all platforms both desktop and mobile. Finally, here are five Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week!
First up in our trending applications this week is Aereo. You may already know this app for its ability to stream live TV straight to your device without prior cable service being required. The app got a huge update this last week that has added Chromecast support. There were also some bug fixes and performance improvements.
If you’re interested in what’s going on at Google I/O, you can find everything you’re looking for in the official Google I/O application. Using this app you can watch the keynote and sessions on live stream, get reminders about events, look at prior years, and it even comes with widget support. What I like about this app is how it’s useful even if you aren’t going to Google I/O so if you want to be there but you can’t actually be there, this is the app to have.
[Price: Free / $3.99]
The last big update to Action Launcher was actually a couple of months ago, but there are some big things brewing in the beta version that includes awesome features like the Okay Google hotword and a new feature that lets you double tap your screen to put it to sleep. It’s estimated that these features will reach the stable release sometime in the relatively near future, so why not try it out now?
Amazon Kindle is already a popular application and it’s had a huge update this last week. Some of the new features include switching between reading and listening modes on the fly, some copy and paste features, improved cross device syncing and notifications, and more. If you have it, the update should have been available in the Play Store for a few days.
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Last up this week is Rovio’s attempt to turn Angry Birds into an RPG. Dubbed Angry Birds Epic the app was released just yesterday and so far the reviews are surprisingly good and the rating is surprisingly high. The game play seems pretty good and so far there really aren’t any egregious complaints. It’s free with in app purchases so there’s no real reason not to try it out if you like Angry Birds, RPGs, or both.