Every day there are dozens of apps and games being submitted to the Google Play Store. And once per week we take a look back and pick some that we consider to be among the best. If you missed the previous edition, you can still have a look at it to find there some great new titles. As for the current roundup, here’s what we’ve been able to found.
Facebook-owned Instagram has released a brand new Boomerang app for both iOS and Android users which pretty much mimicks the functionality of Apple’s Live Photos features. The app lets you take mini videos using the front and back facing camera. You don’t need to sign up and once you’re don, you can apply some Instagram filters if you want. The app takes 10 photos and stitches them together, speeds up the video and then loops it back and forth.
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes (Free)
As we are getting closer to the seventh episode of the Star Wars series, there’s now a new game for the millions of Star Wars fans out there – Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. Described as a “memorable, RPG-style turn-based game“, you will be able to fight battles across iconic locations to “become the most legendary hologamer in the galaxy!” As you play along, you will be able to collect your favorite heroes across the Star Wars universe and form powerful teams, as well as upgrade each character’s unique abilities and strengths.
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Ghosts of Memories ($2.99)
Ghosts of Memories is described as an adventure puzzle game located in 4 stunningly beautiful worlds. The game comes with beautiful graphics, unique sounds and effects, as well as a carefully designed gameplay. Thus, if you want to explore lands of ancient civilizations, undiscovered paths and mysterious puzzles, then you need to take a look at this game.
everyStory is a new story-sharing app for Android users which acts as an interactive photo album that lets you record and listen to stories. The app lets you record the voices and stories behind your photos and share them privately. It also comes with such other features as photo importing, collaborative sharing, playback capabilities, and cloud-based data storage. An interactive photo-album does sound like something interesting, so go ahead and check it out.
Braveland Pirate ($2.99)
The new strategy game Braveland Pirate from the Tortuga team is the latest from the Braveland Trilogy, after Braveland and Braveland Wizard. And for the first time in the series, your Hero will step on the battlefield. You will play as Captain Jim who leads a crew of pirates on a search for the Eternal Treasure. You will be able to travel freely between the islands on your own ship and there will be plenty of random encounters with enemies in the open sea. You will have at your disposal a real pirate crew: cabin boy, daredevil, cannoneer, possessed, and many more.
Sounds – music for Instagram (Free)
The new Sounds app lets you discover and share music on Instagram, Snapchat or Facebook Messenger. The app also comes with a Sounds Keyboard which lets you share your favorite music with your friends within any app. The Spotify Connect feature also allows you to link your Spotify premium account to Sounds to listen to full songs and enjoy your Spotify playlists, as well.
DreamLab is a very ingenious app made by Vodafone Foundation Australia which combines the power of idles smartphones to fast track cancer research. This allows those living in Australia to power a virtual smartphone supercomputer and help speed up cancer research at Garvan Institute of Medical Research. You just need to download the app, choose how much data to give, and then let your phone contribute to cancer research.
Basket Manager 2016 Pro ($1.99)
For those of you who’ve always dreamed of becoming basketball managers, there’s a chance to do that virtually with the new Basket Manager 2016 Pro game for Android users. It’s possible to do your lineup, transfer players, sign free agents, designate your stars and see the stats of all the players and teams. The single big drawback is that the game can’t use real names or teams of the NBA (C) as they don’t have the license. Still, judging by reviews, it’s a pretty interesting game nonetheless.
Space Simulator ($4.99)
Space Simulator is a realistic full scale Solar System space flight simulator that has been released for Android users. The game features historical Apollo and Space Shuttle missions and free flight missions; touch-enabled 3D virtual cockpits; emulated flight computers and high resolution planets. It comes with a bunch of other features, such as a visual orbit planner, high resolution textures on major celestial bodies, 3D planetary surfaces with mountains, craters, valleys and many others.
KnockOn – Tap to wake, as the new pretty much explains it, is a new Android app which lets you easily wake or lock your phone with a simple double tap on screen. As the battery consumption could be higher when activated, you are advised not use with LCD screens and with OLED only. You can also set up a sleep time to reduce power consumption and it’s possible to customize double tap speed, as well. Despite being available for free, the app doesn’t contain any ads at all.