We have a lot of stuff to cover so let’s get right into it! First up, an awesome new wallpaper app came out that helps show off the awesome Material Design. An adult entertainer application was announced which brings strippers and clients together like Uber does. A judge in Brazil has ordered Google and Apple to remove Secret, an anonymous application where people tell secrets, from users’ phones. Firefox will probably be getting Chromecast support soon. There’s a new Sega Humble Bundle that came with some awesome changes to the Humble Bundle website. Finally, Google Drive and Google sheets got updates that add some new features and improve performance. Now let’s check out five Android apps that made a big splash this week.
Ignore No More is an app that made waves this week because it was developed by a housewife who got sick of her kids not returning her calls. The premise is easy, you have a parent account and you can add your kids as child accounts. If you try to get a hold of them and they don’t answer, you can remotely lock their phone until they call you back. It’s a great tool for parents but kids are probably not going to like it so much.
Surgeon Simulator is a game that’s new on Android but an old favorite on PC. In this game you play a surgeon who must perform operations on people in the line of general medicine and dentistry. You essentially just perform the surgery while keeping the patient alive. However, thanks to the loose game play, you can have some macabre fun with this game. It’s a tad expensive but it’s pretty fun.
Microsoft OneNote received a pretty substantial update this last week that includes new handwriting recognition and a tablet optimized UI. The handwriting recognition is a fun feature and you can write with a stylus or your finger but by far the more interesting part is the tablet UI because one common complaint with Microsoft apps are their lack of tablet support. Here’s hoping this translates to more in the future.
[Price: Free / $0.99]
Swing Copters is the spiritual successor to the wildly popular Flappy Bird game that was made popular and subsequently killed off earlier this year. If you were hoping for something different, you’re going to be disappointed but if you were hoping for pretty much the same thing but horizontal instead of vertical, you’re going to love this game. There’s a free and paid version but otherwise what you see is pretty much what you get.
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Last up this week is Blur. Blur is a launcher from the makers of EvolveSMS and Talon for Twitter that offers a Google Now Launcher style experience but without Google Now. Instead, developers can create custom pages for their applications and when users swipe to one side, their pages will show up along with everyone else’s. It’s definitely a neat premise and you can check it out for free right now.