Monday, April 20, 2015

Dot Heroes: Woop Woop Ninja

Today's app of the day is Dot Heroes: Woop Woop Ninja.

The mobile gaming platform is amazing for bringing to light new genres of games. With touchscreens, new and innovative styles of gaming are created on seemingly a weekly basis, whether it be Angry Birds, Flappy Birds, 2048, dots - the list goes on and on and on. What is less unique is for a mobile game to take an existing genre and recreate it in a way that is better in every way than the original - and then successfully smash it together with another genre.

A complicated intro I know, but the point I am trying to makes relates directly to Dot Heroes: Woop Woop Ninja, which takes the classic game play of Flappy Birds, mixes it with a turn based battle system, throws in a good mixture of RPG elements, and in the process, creates an entirely new type of mobile game - and a great one at that.

The concept is simple but surprisingly deep. For every 'gate' you pass during the Flappy Bird component of the game, you earn a star. Once you crash you enter a battle arena against an enemy, with each star translating into ammunition. In turn based fashion you square off against the enemy  - the goal being to kill and steal its money. With this money upgrades can be purchased, weapons upgraded, etc.

It may sound strange - but it works great, with the battle sequences giving the game far more depth and replay-ability than it's more similar cousins. It also looks and sounds great, featuring slick graphs and crisp, sharp sounds. All in all, this is a fantastic casual game for Android devices, well worth checking out. Get it now.

In the words of the developer:

A colorful adventure begins! Are you ready for fun?
Use your shuriken and deal tons of damage in arena to this minion monster. Dig treasure, upgrade your weapon, loot potion, coin, grape and level up! There are lots of fun rpg elements! You can combo the critical hit with poison damage and more! Stick with your hero and become the most powerful sensei fighter in the world! Climb in online ranking and show your friends your ultimate flappy skill on the leaderboard! 
Dot Heroes: Woop Woop Ninja is a cartoon style colorfull casual game for everybody. The black - orange standard skin looks cool, but you can unlock other different skins and show them to your friends!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Smart Utlities

Today's app of the day is Smart Utilities.

One of the prevalent trends in the world of mobile apps is the movement away from "all-in-one" apps. Look at the split of Facebook and messenger as a prime example. Similar trends can be seen with the split of Google docs into multiple parts and the split of Google plus and Google photos. I for one am not a fan as it invariably results in an absolute clutter of applications on your device that become more and more difficult to manage.

Smart Utilities is a positive step in reversing that trend - combining 20 or 30 fully featured apps into a single neat package. Installing Smart Utilities has allowed me to remove countless apps from phone - reducing clutter, confusion and importantly saving space. Best of all, I now have a simple unified experience across a wide variety of my phone's functions which makes it far easier to navigate through the most used features of my device. Smart utilities looks great and it works equally as well, allowing you to do things that really should be stock android features.

The list of capabilities is too long to delve into too much detail I but I particularly am a big fan of the wi-fi  file transfer function, the built in weather application and the speed function  which is great for driving.  I strongly suggest you read the full app description below and look at everything that Smart Utilities can do -  it is guarantied to impress!  I am also very impressed with not just the breadth of the functions built into this app - but also how well they work.

All in all, this  is one of the most impressive apps I have ever reviewed.I strongly suggest you download it today!

  In the words of the developer:

Smart Utilities Free (free version of Smart Utilities, then has some limitations) allows you to capitalize on the full potential of your smartphone by using simple and functional utilities:
System information:
- Memory Boost (Tool to empty the internal memory; thanks to a tap on the graph users can display all running processes. These one can be selected or deselected, if deselected the app doesn’t close them)
- Bluetooth (Info and bluetooth activation)
- Battery (battery level, temperature, voltage, status and health)
- Ram (an allocation of free and used RAM)
- CPU (CPU frequency, technical details and usage)
- Wifi (info and wifi activation)
- GPS (info and GPS activation)
- Network (info on your network and web provider)
- Apps (List of installed apps; users can open or unistall them just scrolling their titles on the screen)
- Storage (Users can check the internal memory and sd-card)
- Device Info (All features of the smartphone)
- Cache Clear
- System Clear
- Weather
- World Clock
- Call Blocker
- Password Manager
- Level (Measuring instrument used to determine the slope of a surface in relation to an horizontal plane of reference)
- Compass ( Device used to determine geographic direction)
- Torch (The flash of your camera could be used like a real torch, thanks to a tap on “menu option” it will be more useful and faster)
- Metronome ( Device used to mark time by means of recurring ticks at adjustable intervals)
- Satellite finder ( A satellite signal meter used to accurately point satellite dishes at communications satellites in geostationary orbit)
- Speedometer (It is a gauge that measures and displays user instantaneous speed during a path, jogging time)
- Speed connection (app that shows user Internet connection i.e. during a download/upload)
- Sound Level Meter ( The microphone can measures the sound pressure level in decibel dB)
- Converter Decimal-Binary-Hex-Octal
- Protactor (Device measuring angles in degrees or radians)
- Altimeter and Barometer (an instrument used to measure the altitude of an object above a fixed level thanks to user GPS localization and barometric pressure)
- Photometer (Thanks to the light sensor indicates the intensity of the light and also allows you to check whether it is appropriate for the activity that is taking place for example reading or writing)
- Magnetometer (a measuring instrument used to measure the strength of magnetic field, if user’s smartphone has an integrated sensor)
- Task Killer
- Radio (User can select and listen to his favorite radio stations, including foreign stream)
Wifi File Explorer
- This utility can connect Android phones with another smartphone or a PC without data cable. Once the app will be installed, users will reach a connection on FTP protocol. User can copy or eliminate files like a normal USB connection. The FTP connection is not complicated. You should insert the address returned from the app in the address bar of any Windows/MAC window, or any other Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox browser. To link two smartphones users can use a simple file manager like ES File Explorer, exploiting its features in order to interface each other through a FTP connection. Wifi File Explorer works with any FTP client i.e. FileZilla.
Link app:

Note - there is also a paid version of Smart Utilities available here