Looking for a quick and easy way to keep track of your weight/progress to losing weight? Small time studio Kaikishoku Software has you covered; our second Indie App this week is a simple weight-tracking application which allows you to record current weight , set goals, and keep track of the weight over time to help track your progress towards maintaining the weight you desire. The application is named accordingly and provides exactly what you’re looking for. [Read more...]
When given the opportunity to save money on a product, I always hunt for the best deal. Whether it is digitally with games, or physically with groceries, electronic devices, etc. Using an application which looks up online prices can be nice, but doesn’t offer the same benefit as one which uses your feedback and pricing for future reference. Developer Cryptopone has created yet another helpful application which allows you to track the prices of products at the price per-pound/per-unit level to ensure that you find the best deal across all of your local stores. [Read more...]
Do you find yourself deleting large games due to them taking up too much space on your internal storage nowadays? Games by Gameloft and Madfinger are growing to be nearly 2GB in size per game, which can really wreak havoc on the smaller storage we see in most phones. Developer slig from XDA has created his first public application which binds large directories to your external SD card, allowing you to move all those large games out of the way and onto a much larger external card.
Having the ability to technically select an install path for all games downloaded from the market in a simple and convenient app can open up new doors for all users with small internal storage. A quick look at some of the features as told by slig himself:
* Requires ROOT !
* Aimed at specific functionality and features (not idiot-proof)
* You can create any number of Data -> Target directory pairs, mount them manually or choose to mount them on system boot (checkbox does that).
* On/Off switch controls whole mount-on-boot function.
* Diskette icon indicates if mount operation was successful, by taping it You can mount/umount entry.
* Icon changes if application is using mounted entry
* DirectoryBind can tell what application is using this entry (tap at entry in use)
* Long tap on entry (disabled) brings edit/delete window
* App auto umount all entries on USB connected and remount after USB disconnected (for now via BroadcardReceiver UMS_CONNECTED / UMS_DISCONNECTED)
* App shows notification and vibrates if auto umount on USB fails
* If mounting all checked entries (ex. on boot) app is waiting specified time (def. 60 sec) if data directory is not available (happens sometimes at boot)
A few users have suggested that moving apps to the external storage of the Transformer Prime also assists in removing any lag that you may be experiencing in a game (due to the sd card having a better transfer rate than the crappy internal memory). Some of the confirmed working games include Asphalt 6, Shadowgun, Dead Space, and CamScanner: although it should work with all. For some more information and the download link visit the XDA release thread and be sure to drop a thanks in return for downloading the application for free. Be sure to take this app for a quick run and make the most out of all that available external storage!
If there’s one game genre that doesn’t have nearly enough games in the market, it’s real time strategy. While it’s not completely void of the game type, finding a good one on the Play Store is tough. There are a few developers who have taken some time to develop some smaller time titles including Tropical Stormfront, Great Little War Game, Uniwar, among a few select others. Today you can grab one of the better looking turn based ones off of the Amazon Play Store for free: Uniwar HD.
I believe that the touchscreen platform is really missing out on a lot of potential with the lack of strategy games for the touch based style. Games could take advantage of the screen for multi-unit select, and other layout commands (which you can get a taste of in Tropical Stormfront). Most of the games that are available are games that have been seen on multiple platforms and systems and they retain the same type of game style; they all feel like you’re playing mobile game. While that’s not terrible, they really could accomplish much more.
It’s still a mobile game, but a good one
Uniwar HD is no different in the style of the game being based around something that you would see on a Nintendo DS or something of the sort; the game is simple, fun, looks great, and is a good time killer when you just want to play some turn based strategy games. While the game doesn’t offer Tegra3 style graphics, it does keep a crisp look even on larger tablet screens.
The gameplay is a simple touch-based strategy game with a point and click interface. Clicking on a unit allows you to choose his path and click a contextual menu when the unit arrives there (attack, stay, cancel). Units consist of health points and become weaker when the health continues to drop. There are 8 units available to play with consisting from ground soldiers, to tanks, helicopters, and battleships.
Finally, some multiplayer!
While the game offers a pretty straightforward game design, it does include a few features that many of the other games do not, mainly a single player campaign and a multiplayer function. The game requires a uniwar account but can be played to battle other players online, or in the same room using the VS function. Don’t have enough time to finish a game? Don’t worry, when exiting the most recent game is saved so you can resume it next time.
The game is by no means perfect, but it’s definitely fun and playable and worth every second of your time considering it’s free on the Amazon App Store today (normally setting you back $5). Make sure to take the time to grab the Amazon app store and download the game today for free. It’s also worth noting that the application works in both portrait and landscape for tablet or phones users that prefer one or the other.
Grab it for FREE off of Amazon
We’re nearing week two of our Indie Apps program and have not come close to running out of great entries: today we have a fun game that requires a bit of thinking without making you pull your hair out. The point of the game is to aim the laser towards the target using only the pieces provided to you. Limited with what you can work with, it becomes a bit of a time-killer if you want something quick to do while waiting in line or sitting around the house. Bend the Laser by developer Sean Mongey brings countless hours of procedurally generated levels and crisp graphics to keep you entertained on the go. [Read more...]
With the Play Store and internal storage for devices constantly getting larger, we’re always on the lookout for fun games to play on both our phones and tablets. Well Amazon’s free app of the day is no exception and deserves to be on all of our devices – Monster Shooter: The Lost Levels is a top-down shooter with easy controls and fun gameplay. [Read more...]
While we know Google is constantly improving all their products, they went far and beyond with their most recent to the Google Translate application. The new update brings Camera integration for translating images on the screen, instant translation while typing or writing, as well as dialect selection and various other fixes. [Read more...]
While there’s not a whole lot to say about this little app, there’s enough. Rotation locker is a simple little application which provides a method of locking the rotation on your phone. Users with a custom ROM can usually use the built in rotation toggle to have similar effects; with many not being so lucky, this application makes locking it a simple task. [Read more...]
Are you a big fan of DOOM? Who isn’t. Enjoy that arcade shooter feeling wherever you go. Thanks to the wonderful community at Reddit I’ve discovered an older live wallpaper that still deserves some publicity. It’s one of the few that is highly interactive and quite fun to play with. Whenever you turn on your phone a space marine spawns and will walk around the screen. Monsters will randomly start to spawn with increased difficulty. Don’t worry though, you can help out your little space marine by simply tapping the screen to spawn him weapons and health that he’ll go and retrieve. Is that mini marine starting to get smug? Well, you can knock him back down a few pegs by simply dragging and dropping your icons around the screen. Every time an icon is moved a new monster will spawn in that location. Live wallpapers can be pretty hit or miss, so it’s nice to see some top quality ones floating around out there. It’s completely free, completely fun and completely addicting. Give it a shot. [Read more...]
With Google expanding the Play Store, it is only a matter of time before every form of media that Google can get their hands on will be digitized and added to their library. While Amazon and Barnes and Nobles have been taking advantage of this for some time with their newer line of E-book readers, Google recently entered the game when they released their newest version of Android along with the upgraded Play Store. With the low price point and media-oriented design of the new Nexus 7, Google stepped up their game by adding a few new forms of media for users to choose from including Play Magazines and TV Shows. While these are not new to the digital world, they are new to Google and we’re here to tell you if they’re worth it. [Read more...]