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5 Android apps you shouldn't miss this week! - Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! This week we talk about Futurama, lots of Star Wars stuff, some big Play Store news, some new games, and more!

Published onNovember 29, 2015

Android Apps Weekly

Welcome back to Android Apps Weekly! Let’s jump right into those headlines:

  • The Google Play Store is having a Cyber Weekend sales event in honor of Black Friday. During this time you can save a bit of money on some stuff including a few Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy games, some music, movies, books, TV shows, and even magazines. Hurry and take advantage before these deals expire.
  • Unfortunately, we do have some bad news this week. EverythingMe Launcher has shut down for good. The popular and very well-done launcher app was unable to properly monetize the experience despite having millions of users and have decided to shut the doors for good.
  • Good news everyone! It seems Futurama will be returning as a mobile game. Based on the description, it appears as though it’ll be a puzzle game with a story line written by Dave Grossman, the same guy who did The Wolf Among Us by Telltale Games. It could be fun and we’ll tell you more when we find out more.
  • In preparation for The Force Awakens, there will be a new Star Wars VR app coming to Google Cardboard on December 2nd. The app will let people view some stuff in full VR that ties directly into the introduction of the movie. This is something fans definitely won’t want to miss.
  • Speaking of Star Wars, if you go to you can join the dark side or light side. Once you do, a select number of Google’s apps will do some fun stuff based on your decision. Some of the apps include Chromecast, Gmail, Google Chrome, Google Calendar, and YouTube.

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Jiffy Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free]
A new app has been released called Jiffy. The point of Jiffy is that it connects you to services in your vicinity including snow removal, appliance repair, electrical, and others. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Canada so you’ll need to be a resident of the Great White North to use it, but it looks like a fun service that can be really useful for Canadians everywhere. Here’s hoping they have plans of expanding some day.

Jiffy Android Apps Weekly
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Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
EA has released a new game called Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, a title they’ve been teasing for months now. It’s an adventure game with action-RPG elements where you assemble a crew of your favorite Star Wars characters and go into battle. It is an EA game which means there are in-app purchases and how bad they are depends on your opinions on in-app purchases as a whole. In either case, it can be a fun time waster for fans of Star Wars and you can try it out for free.

Pintasking Android Apps Weekly

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Pintasking is an application that allows you to keep entire Android apps in a floating button that opens them quickly. This is a great app for heavy multitasking and for people who want to get to certain apps very quickly on any screen. It has extra features for browsers and there is even a root option in case you want that. It’s free to download with an optional $3.99 in-app purchase for more functionality.

Pintasking Android Apps Weekly

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Shooty Skies

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Shooty Skies is a retro-style arcade game where you take to the skies and shoot bad guys. You fly in a plane and take on all sorts of various bad guys and it’s all wrapped up in charming, Minecraft-style graphics. There are also boss fights, various pilots that you can unlock, loot that you can collect, and more. It’s free to play with in-app purchases but the in-app purchases haven’t stopped this game from accumulating an impressive 4.6 rating on Google Play.

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Call of Champions

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Call of Champions is a new MOBA and if you’ve played a MOBA before, then you know what you’re getting into. You grab yourself a team and try to take down the bad guys. You can also compete online against other people in matches that last abot five minutes. There are 15 playable characters including a promotion that gives you one for free when you start playing and the game seems to work well for most people so far.

Thanks again for checking out the Android Apps Weekly show! If we missed any big news you want to us to know about, tell us about it in the comments! We’ll see you next week.

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