16
Apr
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The premise behind Zombies, Run! is pretty simple - there are some zombies, and you're probably not going to want them to catch you. Fire up the app, stick some earbuds into your ear, and run. No, run! You typically don't spend too much time looking at your phone while using this app, but (wait, why did you stop moving, run!) the new update to version 3.0 will make sure the app looks holorific the next time you do.

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Developers Six to Start know users don't have all that much time to look at the app while they're running, so it's included a new wave of something other than zombies. Season 3 is now available, providing access to over 60 new episodes that will be released over the course of the upcoming weeks. Right now the first three missions are free to download.

For the launch, the team is offering season passes at discounted prices. Seasons 2 and 3 are going for $5.99 each (down from $7.99). The All Access pass containing seasons 2, 3, and Race Missions has dropped to $11.99 (from $15.99).

The update is available now, and you can get it via the Play Store below. Just, whatever you do, don't stop running.

Source: Zombies, Run!

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • firesoul453

    I thought about making an app like this a long time ago.

  • Matthew DiGiacomo

    This a genius idea for an app and I'm so mad I didn't think of it.

    • anonymous

      Well they didn't think of it either. The idea and name was stolen from a free Android game, "Zombie, Run!".

  • Paul_Werner

    Just downloaded this the other day. Did this update make it compatible with Play Music? It would be nice if they added that so you wouldn't have to flip between apps

    • Stian

      "Unfortunately we are unable to integrate with streaming music services due to legal restrictions. We are also unable to integrate with Google Play Music because their API does not support the integration required." -From the "Help and Info" section of the app.

      I wouldn't get my hopes up for support for either spotify, play music or any other service anytime soon, the closest hope is an expanded play music API, which might never happen.

      • Paul_Werner

        Funny that they can't integrate with Play Music but Endomondo lets you use it. Probably different though because I'm thinking Endomondo just made a music button that shot you over to the Play Music app (or whatever your default app was set to for music)

        • Stian

          Yeah, for this they would need the ability to know when a song starts and stops in order to time their own audio clips with it. Also taking control of play and pause, and playlist selection and shuffle. There's a lot of timing in there for when audio clips can interrupt the music.

    • Eric Jones

      I know it's not Six to Start's fault, but this is the main reason that I don't use their app. It's really disappointing that it doesn't work with Play Music. I don't want to use another app and have to own and manage my music when I already pay for All Access on Google Play.

  • uniquename72

    This app is a great idea, but it has had real problems on my phone starting and stopping properly, keeping track of my runs (GPS will randomly stop working mid-run), and playing music. Last year I got sick of spending more time trying to troubleshoot the app than actually running, so I abandoned it in favor of rock-solid RunKeeper.

    If they've fixed the inconsistency issues, it's worth buying. The story is interesting and the acting is good. It's more like listening to an audiobook interspersed with music than just "running from zombies."

  • John McNichol

    It is a nice concept, bought it a while ago and if it still cannot work with streamed music services in any way it is still useless to me. I find it hard to believe the majority of their customers dont use stream services. Even if the radio audio clips dimmed the volume of the music tracks on a streamed service would be good enough. Bit of a shame tbh, good concept, but that is all it is, no matter how nice it looks or how many seasons it has.

  • Sahil Chaturvedi

    What music apps can I use?

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