If you were a fan of Space Invaders or TI-83 classic Phoenix, you'll enjoy this: Star Defender 3. In a nutshell, it's a game where you pilot a spaceship against hordes of alien beasts. The description words it best:
After countless bad copies, the official Temple Run game has finally hit the Google Play store! Like the iOS version, it's available for free and contains no adverts anywhere in the game. You can, however, make in-app purchases of coins to help you buy various items from the store as you progress. We'll cover that in a bit more detail later on, but for now, let's jump right in to the review!
About a month and a half ago, we posted about a highly impressive voice control app named "Utter!". Siri competitors are a dime a dozen nowadays, but Utter! is a lot more HAL than Siri:
Even better news - it's free. Presumably, there are in-app purchases or ads, but we'll figure that out once we give it a go.
Update: No ads so far, but you can purchase coins for $0.99 or more (see the last screenshot below).
Ok, so maybe the "these aren't the Droids you're looking for" joke is a little 2009, but that doesn't make this Android being carried off by Jawas any less adorable. If you're looking for a sweet deal on a shirt, but missed out on last week's Tanga deal, you can grab this shirt from TeeFury right now. The $10 price tag only lasts for another eight hours, so get a move on.
This edition focuses only on new games. The app roundup is coming up soon, and you can find the tablet app roundup here.
A few days ago, a popular reddit post (heads up, NSFW language) drew attention to the fact that the Play Store looks like an absolute mess these days. And it's true - just about everyone on the team agreed with the statement. Liam (our resident designer) agreed so strongly he even went ahead and wrote a post about it, and even went a step further and by creating some renders of how he'd do things.
Learning to develop isn't always easy - and learning how to do it well is even harder. While it's true there are a plethora of resources available on the subject, sometimes they dive in too deep or skip over some of the prerequisites. Thanks to our friends over at informIT, though, we have just the book: Android Wireless Application Development Volume I: Android Essentials.
This edition focuses only on new tablet apps or ones that added tablet support. Regular apps and games are coming soon.