App Radar: Latest apps and games for Android and iOS
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Several new apps have been launched this month on the App Store and the Google Play Store. Games based on movies continue to be a popular way for filmmakers to promote their upcoming films. Microsoft has come up with a new collaboration app for students and professionals on move. We take a look at some of the games and apps and what they offer.
Justice League Action Run
Based on characters from the upcoming DC movie Justice League, the game is a running game involving famous DC characters such as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Flash Gordon. The game play is inspired by the Subway Surfer game but is not an endless runner like it. There are various missions and challenges with different set of goals add an element of newness to it. You can change the runner’s track by swiping left and right, jump or slide over hurdles by swiping up or down. The game works offline but due to its rich graphics, it takes 300MB of space after installation.
Westy West is a third person shooting game which looks a lot like an arcade games from the early 90s. This keeps the app’s size in check and brings an element of uniqueness in the shooting genre, dominated by graphic and resource intensive games. The game allows players to play as bounty hunters, sheriff, or a native warrior and hunt outlaws across deserts, towns and saloons. You can control player movement by swiping onscreen and shoot at opponents buy tapping on it. It works offline and takes up slightly less than 100MB of space after installation.
Microsoft Staff Hub
Staff Hub is a cloud based platform which allows professionals and students to communicate and share information with their co-workers and teams. Group chat allows all team members to share their comments on the same page. One can also use it to set reminders for their work schedules or meetings, view work schedule and request for change in shifts or asks for a leave from the app itself. However, to use it one needs an Office 365 Enterprise subscription or Education subscription plan.
Screen Recorder FaceCam
Screen Recorder FaceCam is a screen recorder app with a few extras such as the option to modify screen resolution, the video orientation (landscape of portrait) and record the audio in the content running on screen or said by the user in the phone’s microphone during a recording. It also offers the option to record one’s own video using the phone’s front camera, adding a bit of personal touch to your recordings. The app works offline, but shows too many ads, which one can get rid of by paying a one-time fee of Rs 120.
Free Books and Novels Inkitt
US based digital publishing platform Inkitt has come up with its ebook app where user can read handpicked novels from budding writers for free. The app offers the option to download and read an ebook when the phone is not connected to internet. The app clubs the books into interest based genres such as fantasy, thriller, humor, action adventure to allow users to find books that they would actually like to read. It is no substitute to Kindle, but has some interesting reading options that you don’t have to pay for.