The past week has been a busy one, as we’ve seen many new Android devices being launched at the tech show IFA in Berlin that’s still underway. But Android developers haven’t stopped their work, and that’s why new awesome apps and games have appeared on the Play Store. Do check out the one from the previous week, as well. So, let’s have a look and see what’s novel and hot this time.
Angry Birds Stella (Free)
The latest installment to the famous Angry Birds game is here and you can go ahead and download Angry Birds Stella on your Android smartphone or tablet. You will join Stella and her friends on a ‘quest to protect Golden Island from the greedy Bad Princess and her clueless piggies!’. The game comes with over 120 levels, six fun birds with unique personalities, new kick-ass superpowers and even some extra-special birds into the game. So, what are you waiting for?
The new Acompli Email & Calendar app for Android users lets you ‘do more with your mobile email inbox that;. By using it, you can get quick access to your most important email, it also comes with a full calendar and lets you do file sharing from Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive. Acompli works with Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Google Apps, Gmail, iCloud, Yahoo, Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN and Live. Also, by using smart filters, you can sort your mailbox by read, unread, flagged, and more.
Bio Inc (Free)
Bio Inc is new Android game that is being touted as a biomedical strategy simulator where ‘you determine the ultimate fate of a victim by developing the most lethal illness possible’. This rather grim, but you’ll actually be having lots of fun as you can upgrade your diseases, boost risk factors and slow down your victim’s recovery. It comes with 12 stages with different gameplays, 100+ realistic biomedical conditions and real-time human body degradation.
Back to Bed ($3.99)
New to the Play Store, Back to Bed is a 3D puzzle game which is set in a unique and artistic dream world, as you have to guide sleepwalker Bob to the safety of his bed. You can do this by taking control of Bob’s subconscious guardian named Subob as the two of them travel through a surreal and painting-like dream world. The game comes with isometric puzzle levels, a picturesque visual style and an extra mightmare mode where you can unlock a more challenging version of the game.
Blinkist is the app that I love the most from this list because it’s linked to one of my older passions – reading. The app introduces the idea of blinks, which basically represent bits of information that you can download to your phone and glean a book’s insights and ideas in just a few minutes. So, whenever you have some extra minutes – like waiting for the bus, your date or whatnot, you can use this app to learn new things. Give it a try, it’s really worth it.
CounterSpy is PlayStation Mobile’s latest Android game and if you have a PlayStation4, PS3 or PS Vita, you can further enhance your experience. Your mission is to stop a ‘crazed superpower from launching deadly nuclear missiles in this action stealth side-scrolling game set during the Cold War’. The game comes with slick, stylized visuals that capture ‘the spirit and feel of the era complementing equally smooth side‐scrolling cover‐based shooting gameplay’. And considering that this is coming from Sony itself, it should be good.
There definitely isn’t a shortage of weather apps for Android devices, but YoWindow Free Weather thinks it has a place for itself. Having seen a huge success for iOS devices, it now gets launched on Android. What makes it stand apart is that it behaves like a living landscape that reflects your actual weather; so if it’s raining, it rains in the app, as well. The sunset and the sunrise in YoWindow happens at exactly the same time as in real life. You can scroll the time forward, as well, and you just need to swipe the screen to see how the weather is going to change throughout the day.
Familiar is a new Android app that wants to help you make new, healthy habits for yourself. Touted as a ‘minimal tool for helping you build long-term habits’, it comes with a simple and intuitive interface, which gets out of your way and lets you flexibly manage the things you want to get done. On the main screen there’s a checklist that shows where you are and where you want to be. So, go ahead and give it a try.
Android developers are really ingenious! And this is shown with the new Wakie app for Android users which is described as a fun, friendly community of people who wake each other up in the morning. At the moment, Wakie is fully available in US, UK, Canada, Singapore and Hong Kong as you can’t set yet alarms in other countries. Don’t worry, the app is totally anonymous and safe, as no phone numbers are visible or exchanged. Looks like a fun concept, right?
AMA Reddit (Free)
The Ask Me Anything subsection of Reddit now has its very own app on Android. Go ahead and download the app to discover “Ask Me Anything” interviews with everyone from movie stars to astronauts to artists. You can also keep up to date with all the latest AMA interviews, ask a question when someone is marked as active and also get notified when popular AMAs are trending.