Even though we had some major holidays happen over the last week, there were still a bunch of awesome things happening. First and foremost, if you haven’t taken advantage of the free $5 app store credit from Amazon, we recommend you check it out before it ends on December 28th. Android will be getting BBM Voice, BBM Channels, and more new features in 2014. Do you want to see where you’ve been? With Google Maps, you can! Square Enix is rousing up some pre-launch anticipation for its Final Fantasy 6 remake due out this winter. ROM Manager took an unscheduled vacation from the Google Play Store, but it’s back now. Finally, keep reading for five more Android apps you can’t miss this week.
Allcast, from Koush, the same guy who does ROM Manager and Helium mentioned earlier, is now available in the Play Store. There’s a free demo that lets you stream a measly 1 minute of video so you’ll have to fork out $5 to get it to work. If that’s not too much, it’s a decent app to pick up.
SuperGNES is pretty much the premiere Super Nintendo emulator available on Android. Over the last week it’s been updated to include a lot of under the hood changes that should improve game compatibility and audio quality. It also fixes a long standing bug on the Nexus 10. If you use emulators, this one is worth owning.
[Price: $3.99 - $7.99]
Okay so this is actually a developer and not a game, but Square Enix is tossing quite the sale at the moment where most of the Final Fantasy titles are about 50% off. This includes Final Fantasy 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and Dimensions, Chrono Trigger, Chaos Rings, Chaos Rings Omega, Crystal Defender, and pretty much everything else they do. If you love their content but thought it was too expensive, this is a great time to get them for more reasonable prices.
SwiftKey has undergone a lot of changes this year and they ended up the year with a pretty decent sale. It’s over now, unfortunately, but there are few apps that made bigger splashed than SwiftKey in 2013 so if you’re looking for what many consider to be the best third part keyboard, we recommend giving SwiftKey a try.
[Price: $1.49 on sale / $2.99 regular]
Another great app that’s having a big sale is Camera ZOOM FX. It’s on sale for 50% and if you’ve been looking for a camera replacement that’s packed to the gills with features, this is a great one to have. It was even included on our best camera apps list.