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Showing posts from July, 2012

FaceApp - despite the controversy there's a reason it is popular!

FaceApp is high in the ranks of then Google Play store at the moment, and despite the controversies of white-washing, there's a reason. In short, it's really fun, simple to use and an all round well-designed app that has some great filters and effects.
The purpose of the app is simple - simply load it up, take a photo, play with a few dials and then before you know it there's your desired outcome - whether it be a new gender, a younger self, an older self - etc. You name it - FaceApp can do it.
Check it out today, it's one of those apps well worth downloading and spending a few minutes with!

Traffic Jam Free

Today's app of the day is Traffic Jam Free.

Traffic Jam Free is essentially an advanced version of the classic game you played as a child where you had to rearrange a square grid of sliding tiles from 0 to 9. This time however, instead of sliding numbered tiles around, you have to slide different shaped vehicles around in an attempt to allow your car to escape the "traffic jam".

This is an addictive game, which will give you many hours of entertainment.

In the words of the developer:

★ The notification ads have been REMOVED ★
★ Tablet supported ★
Traffic Jam is a very addictive puzzle game. The objective of the game is to get the yellow car out of the traffic jam. Sound simple, but incredible challenging at the difficult level.
The game contains 5000 levels, guarantee hours of entertainment. 3 Themes included:
- Car park
- Harbor
- Ice block
- Plain block

Traffic Jam Free Price: Free

Chant 4Chan Browser

Today's app of the day is Chant 4Chan Browser.

If you are a user or view of 4Chan, then no doubt a mobile app for the service would be of interest to you. If so, then you should check out Chant 4Chan Browser. This app works great on both phones and tablets, allowing you to quickly flick through all the 4Chan categories with ease and speed.

Among other things, Chant allows users to browse boards and threads, reply to posts, save images, favorite boards and open links. In short, if you use 4Chan, then you should use Chant. Check it out!

In the words of the developer:

Browser for 4chan and 420chan imageboards.
Allows you to
- Browse boards and threads
- Reply to posts (supports 4chan captcha)
- Save and view images (including GIF)
- Favorite boards
- Click and open links Chant supports phones and tablets. Chant 4Chan Browser Price: Free

Ultimate News

Today's app of the day is Ultimate News

There are plenty of great newsreaders out there, but there has been increasing trend over time for them to become more complicated than the average user finds necessary. If you don't want to mess about choosing streams, setting up social networks or adding RSS feeds, then Ultimate News might be just what you are looking for.
There really is nothing to it - start the app up and you are presented a variety of channels from which to chose your news. Most topics are represented, and the developer is very quick at adding new channels if there is a specific topic you would like to see receive greater attention.
Click a topic, then Ultimate News does all the work for you, sifting through a variety of sources to bring you great up to date news. You can read articles from within the app, or jump straight to the android browser, depending on your preference. You can also easily share read articles to a variety of applications and social networks usin…

Earthworm Joe

Today's app of the day is Earthworm Joe.

Earthworm Joe is a great game that emulates the look and feel of the classic Nintendo game and watch series from the 80's. This is a near perfect emulation of an LCD screen, and although it might seem a step in the wrong direction to be marveling about a High Def display imitating a grey and black LCD, there is absolutely a certain charm about it.

The game play is as simple as it comes. You can move your character (a worm) left and right, as you try to make it to the other side of the screen without getting swooped by birds. As expected, the game play becomes more difficult as your score increases.

 If you want to feel some nostalgia and experience, then check out Earthworm How,

In the words of the developers:

This game is an emulation of handheld LCD games from the 80s, but this is a new game based on those existing games, developed to look and feel like those retro classics. The story is about an earthworm, who wants to visit his neighbour…

Ski Safari

Today’s app of the day is Ski Safari. Special thanks to my brother Mick, for preparing this post.

If you’re after an easy-to-play game that you can enjoy on a quick toilet break at work; or one in which you can immerse yourself for an hour or two, Ski Safari won’t disappoint.

The concept of Ski Safari is a basic, yet highly enjoyable one. The principle of the game involves skiing down
the slopes of a mountain whilst trying to outrun an unrelenting avalanche. Throw in obstacles, challenges, speed boosts, back flips, vibrant graphics and a well crafted physics system and you have all the ingredients necessary for a very enjoyable and addictive game.

At 99 cents, Ski Safari is definitely worth the purchase!

In the words of the developer:

Ride penguins, yetis and more in an endless downhill avalanche escape!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Great! - Love everything about this game. The graphics are excellent, the controls easy to use, and best of all, it's endlessly fun!" ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "How can you go w…


Today's app of the day is InsureAnts.

InsureAnts will be of particular interest for those readers from the UK, especially if you are at all interested in getting some quotes for insurance in a hassle free way. After installing InsureAnts on your android device, finding travel insurance, home insurance, life insurance, and even pet insurance will be a breeze. 
All InsureAnts need is your name, phone number and your email. From there you will be contacted by someone from the InsureAnts team, and before you know it they will be busy approaching the UK insurance market on your behalf. Why would you bother every arranging insurance yourself when you could have InsureAnts do it for you?
Install InsureAnts now for your Android device and check out the latest InsureAnts news, advice, money saving tips and biographies of all the InsureAnts team. You can also check  videos, tunes, twitter feeds and access an exclusive InsureAnts social network. 
Make sure you check out the InsureAnts mobile app…

Hostel World

Today's app of the day is Hostel World.
If you are a frequent traveler, and staying in hostels is your thing, then no doubt you have wanted to be able to check out reviews and make bookings on the fly. By installing Hostel World you will save yourself time abroad and avoid internet cafes or lines to use PC's at hostels. Instead, just jump online, find your next destination and make a booking from the palm of your hand. 
Hostel World includes all the features you would expect, and truly does make finding hostels a breeze. A must for any backpacker.

In the words of the developer:
Hostelworld Android Travel AppHeading off on your travels? Download the travel app now.

The app is a quick and secure way to book a place to stay while on the go. Search 27,000 properties in over 6,000 destinations worldwide. Read over 3.5 million reviews, view rich property information including photos and descriptions helping you decide where to stay - start your adventure w…

Great Little War Game

Today's app of the day is Great Little War Game.

Great Little War Game is a "great" turn based strategy, tactical war game. You control a team of units and take it in turns to move and attack your opponent. Goals range from destroying the entire other team, to destroying their barracks, and so on.The graphics are brilliant and the gameplay is simple, but in depth. As you progress missions obviously become harder, but it always keeps a good light-hearted vibe. Worth checking out!

In the words of the developer:

Invade your neighbours, spread mayhem and destruction, drink a little tea!
★ Officially one of the BEST strategy games ever made! GLWG is the hit 3D turn-based strategy game that everyone's talking about. With a unique comical style and plenty of laughs and excitement, you'll keep coming back again and again for "just one more go."
Core Features:
❋ Campaign mode
❋ Multiplayer mode
❋ Skirmish mode
❋ openFeint achi…

Auto Rap

Today's app of the day is AutoRap.

A number of weeks ago, I put forward Songify as the Droid App of the Day. Today, I am offering a similar offering by developer Smule, in the form of AutoRap. AutoRap does for rap, what Songify did for melodic tunes, in that it takes the words you speak into your device and "auto-tunes" them as "rap" - fitting snuggly with a variety of backing beats.

AutoRap provides a variety of free beats to chose from, and also includes an impressive (and ever growing) selection of backing tracks tp buy. In addition to being able to talk into the app, AutoRap actually allows you test your real-life rapping sensibilities against a variety of popular tracks. With headphones, this is a really great feature!

All in all, AutoRap continues the Smule legacy of creating great music based games. Check it out!

In the words of the developer:

YO. This is AutoRap. It turns speech into rap, and corrects bad rapping.
With Smule’s proprietary “rappification” tech…


Today's app of the day is AustlII.

Unfortunately for most of my readers, this app will not be of much use. In fact, unless you are an Australian (or strangely interested in the legal systems of foreign countries), AustLII wil be of absolutely zero interest.

However, if you are Australian, and a law student or lawyer, then this is will be an essential install on your device. In short, AustLII allows you to quickly access Australian legislation, court rulings and a large number of journal articles. If you are still reading, jump to the bottom and download now!

In the words of the developer:
AustLII for Android is the official App released by AustLII. AustLII puts the power of Australia’s most popular online free-access resource for legal information right into the palm of your hand. Have access to law on your Android device wherever you are. Browse legislation from the Commonwealth and from every Australian State and Territory, cases from over 150 courts, tribunals and boards, law journal…