App Radar: Latest apps and games for Android and iOS
The latest crop of apps include a new Angry Bird game inspired by Candy Crush, a unique photo app which can convert a photo into a GIF
Google’s Instant Apps program, which allows users to access important features of an app within the mobile browser itself without having to download the app first, has been rolled out on over 500 million smartphones. However, the persistent problem of malicious Android apps continues to be a major source of concern for users. After a DDOS botnet called WireX infected over 70,000 devices by hijacking apps on the Play Store, Google had to take down over 300 apps linked to the botnet from the Play Store.
Meanwhile, to create more awareness about chronic depression, Google is offering the option to take the PHQ-9 test on the Google search app itself.
Here are the latest apps and games you can download on your Android and iOS devices.
Framed 2 is a rare puzzle game with a comic book layout. Players can rearrange the panels to change the outcome of the game. The game is easy to master but can be really challenging to play. It works offline and takes up just 360MB of space after installation. A prequel to Framed, the game has been developed by Noodlecake Studios, also known for Alto’s Adventure.
Plotagraph can give a unique spin to your photos. It allows users to add animation to any part of an image by tapping and dragging in the direction in which they want the animation to move. One can also adjust the speed of the animation with the speed bar. The app can make your still photos look a lot lively. One can share animated photos directly on Facebook or Instagram.
Angry Birds Match
Rovio is back with another game in the Angry Bird series but in an entirely new genre. The Angry Birds Match is a match puzzle game on the lines of Candy Crush where you have to match three or more similar items to score more points. The game uses characters and items and eight unique worlds from the recently released Angry Birds movie. The game works offline and needs 89MB of space.
TinyCards by Duolingo
Duolingo’s new game Tiny Cards, which helps users learn new things in a playful manner, is now available on Android. It works by flashing a series of cards with some information on them. Users are required to remember the information and use it to correctly answer the question they are asked afterwards. Users can create their own games or play an existing game to learn new things.
Shadow Fight 2 Special Edition
Nekki has come up with an extension to Shadow Fight 2. It looks a lot similar but offers a new storyline with more chapters spread across seven distinct provinces. Unlike the original Shadow Fight 2, the game is free from advertisements and offers unlimited energy. The game works offline and takes up about 150MB of space after installation.
War Planet Online
Gameloft’s new strategy game War Planet Online offers the fun and experience of games such as Rise of Nations on a smaller screen. Players get to build an empire and strengthen it with the weapons and soldiers available in the game. One can buy them with real money through in-app purchases. It is a multiplayer game and involves real-time battle scenes. Players can challenge or forge an alliance with a neighbour on the map and can also chat with each others in the game.
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