App Radar: Newest Android and iOS apps that you must download
With the latest crop of apps, you can keep track of your water intake and ensure your Android smartphone delivers a smooth performance at all times
Unlike the previous months, there haven’t been many new exciting apps so far in this month, which we would categorize as “must download”. Facebook released a Lite version of its Messenger app in 130 countries, but India is still not in the list. Among Indian developers, travel booking site MakeMyTrip released a Lite app too, while the International Cricket Council (ICC) has come up with an app to keep cricket fans updated with all the news from the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy. Here are some of the other apps and games launched this month which are worth your time.
Drink Water Reminder
Drinking water is not only refreshing during hot summer days but also helps maintain electrolyte level and prevent dehydration. DrinkWater Reminder can help users by sending them reminders to drink water at specific intervals to meet the daily target. This target is calculated on the basis of your weight. It also asks you for your wake up and sleep time so it will only send reminders when you are awake. It is easy to use and an effective tool to keep healthy this summer.
Pure Cleaner is a performance optimisation app which can clear out cache files and free up RAM. It also offers a battery saver mode which can reduce battery consumption by reducing CPU usage and close unnecessary apps on its own. It is a simple and clutter-free interface and has a shortcut button which can start optimising a device without even opening the app.
Free (In-app purchase Rs360 to Rs7,200)
Developer of the popular Angry Birds franchise, Rovio has released a new multi-player battle game Battle Bay. Set in water-based arenas, the game allows users to take control over a war boat, team up with other players online and take down enemy teams. Players have to manoeuvre the boats to dodge canon shots fired by enemy boats while trying to shoot them down simultaneously. The controls are similar to a first-person shooter game. The unique gameplay and animated graphics make it a very refreshing addition to the multi-player action genre.
Free (In-app purchase Rs130 to Rs6,400)
A sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us, Injustice 2 has been released for smaller devices as well. Players can build a rooster of their favourite DC heroes or villains, equip them and then lead them into battle arenas. Controls are touch- and tap-based and easy to follow as they are clearly marked on the screen all the time. With these controls, users can attack, block, jump and duck during fights. It is more of an action game and how you control your players matters more than strategy here. It is a big game and takes up about 1GB of space after installation.
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