Apps of the Week

This marks our first Apps of the Week column for the month of June, and we're going to kick it off the right way with a great grouping of app picks from each of the folks here at Android Central. We get a great mix of apps coming through here with each Saturday afternoon post, and this week is no exception.

Read along with us and see what apps we've all picked this week, and you may just come away with a couple that catch your eye.

Jerry Hildenbrand - Hodor keyboard

Hodor Keyboard

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Download: Hodor keyboard ($0.99)

Alex Dobie - Hitman GO

Hitman GO

The mobile gaming world is littered with cash-ins designed to play on the success of popular PC or console titles (hey there Dungeon Keeper!) But Hitman Go is a surprisingly authentic recreation of the long-running series of the same name. Square Enix's mobile murder simulator brings the Hitman world to handheld devices with a new board game-inspired aesthetic and a focus on turn-based puzzle gameplay. The classic Hitman titles were always at their best when played as assassination-based puzzlers, and Hitman Go brings this to life through a series of set-piece encounters where players, as Agent 47, must make it to the level's end undetected, maneuvering around (or through) guards, using distractions to misdirect enemies, before eventually taking out their mark.

With a unique visual style, gameplay that can easily be enjoyed in small chunks and a satisfying difficulty curve, Hitman Go is a great example of how to re-imagine a big-name title for smaller screens. And for only $4.99 on Google Play, it's worth a look for series fans and newcomers alike.

Download: Hitman GO ($4.99 / £2.99)

Phil Nickinson — Wikipedia Beta

Wikipedia Beta

Wikipedia is preparing a new native version of its Android app, and it's doing so with a separate listing on Google Play. And that is what I present before you today. On a superficial level it just looks beter, with a proper drawer, prominent search and nothing really getting in the way of the entries themselves. You can log in if you wish, bookmark at will, view your history and bookmarks, or just pull up a random entry. Definitely an improvement over the old app.

Download: Wikipedia Beta (Free)

Andrew Martonik - ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup

ESPN FC & World Cup

With the World Cup just around the corner, I've been trying out quite a few apps to make sure I'm up on all of the latest news and see which one will give me the best way to keep up with the tournament as it's ongoing. The ESPN FC app is a great one to have for following league matches, but around this time the big focus is on the World Cup, and the app's name has even changed to reflect that.

You can slide in the panel from the left edge of the app and move right into the World Cup area if you don't care about whatever lingering league play is going on, and for now keep up with all of the news, videos and highlights from pre-WC friendlies. The app is pretty great, and it should be one of many tools that you use to keep up with all the action.

Download: ESPN FC Soccer & World Cup (Free)

Richard Devine - Wind Up Knight 2

The original Wind Up Knight was a favorite in these parts. The sequel dropped for Android a little while ago and it's every bit as fun and challenging as the original was. It combines great looking visuals with simplistic controls and has a real pick-up-and-play feel to it. You've got side quests, a tournament mode and plenty of levels to keep you coming back for more. It's nothing radically new over the original, but that's no bad thing. And it's free to try out, what more could you ask for?

Download: Wind Up Knight 2 (Free)

Simon Sage - Tales of the Adventure Company

Tales of the Adventure Company

Tales of the Adventure Company is a puzzle/RPG hybrid with retro graphics and nary an in-app purchase in sight. Players tap their way through a dungeon set in a tile grid. Each tap reveals what's under each tile, which can include monsters, exits, loot, and heroes to rescue. Everything that can be found is arrayed in a pre-set pattern, so you can figure your way around obstacles and towards objectives if you're clever. You'll need to do some slaying too in order to find keys for the next level; though combat is a simple one-on-one turn-based battle, you'll need to carefully decide who's leading the party when in order to maximize your advantage. You only have a limited number of turns to complete a dungeon, so don't dawdle. If you can't make it, too bad, you'll have to start again from scratch. Work your way through multiple floors of a dungeon to take out the boss at the bottom, and move onto the next fantastic setting. Tales of the Adventure Company packs a lot of puzzly challenge in an old-school package.

Download: Tales of the Adventure Company ($1.99)


Happen to miss previous editions of our weekly app picks? You can check them out right here. Our continuing weekly app coverage can also be seen right here as well.

 
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kjrod98 says:

Hodor.

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fuzzylumpkin says:

Walder.

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Techngro says:

Bastard.

kjrod98 says:

Reek?

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Hodor must be destroyed in the fires of Mount Doom

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kjrod98 says:

D: Hodor! Hodor Hodor. How can you not like Hodor?

(Is it sad that the second I saw Mount Doom I thought Amon Amarth instead of Tolkien?)

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ryanmtech says:

No that's not sad, that's awesome haha (because I did too)

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Seafox420 says:

Hodor

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seanjenkins says:

Hodor

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n5

MowDownJoe says:

I am Groot.

...Wait. Damnit, I think I'm doing this wrong.

JaylanPHNX says:

Best. Comment. Ever.

FiretrUCK2k says:

Three weeks in a row now with nothing cool to try. Oh well, thank you for the effort.

I'll suggest one that I just heard about (installed, have not tried it yet though: OverDrive
It allows you to digitally check out things to your phone from your local public library (possibly other libraries too).

A895 says:

Aw quit being a whiney baby. What's up with people acting entitled on this site lately? Jesus.

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tdizzel says:

Not sure what you mean by "lately"

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A895 says:

People complaining about Phil and co mentioning other sites. Or complaining about other small stuff.

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People complaining about people complaining.

A895 says:

People trolling people pointing out entitled commentators.

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ScottJ says:

People complaining about people complaining about people complaining..It's turtles all the way down.

mwara244 says:

All humans are entitled

fuzzylumpkin says:

Agreed, not just "lately" also "this site". It's the whole web.

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Techngro says:

In his defense, Overdrive is one of the most useful apps in the Android store, and I don't think it's ever been in one of these app of the week articles.

But yes, he is kinda whiny.

mwara244 says:

I think it would be nice to have a daily app recommendation.

I get 50% of my apps from app recommendations from here and elsewhere. With the Play store having a terrible search and no ability to search with in subcategories, I rely on sites like this to find apps for my needs and interest.

What's wrong with complaining about the content of articles?

ScottColbert says:

What's wrong with ignoring it and moving on if you don't like it?

A895 says:

This.

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ScottJ says:

The same advice can be applied to your complaint. Irony.

Nothing at all. That's what I generally do. But what's wrong with dissent and debate? What's wrong with disagreeing?

You do know where you are right? I'm not entirely sure you know how things work here...

moosc says:

Overdrive is cool. Just need to go home to get new id card.

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TonyHoyle says:

Interesting.. I expected to install it and find no support at all but there are a couple of dozen libraries in this country supporting it. Nothing near me, alas.

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djohansson says:

Hodor?

thanthalin says:

HODOR!

Aikuchi says:

Hodor....... 0.o ....Hodor Hodor

NoNexus says:

Hodor?

UJ95x says:

Hodor...

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chronophilos says:

The HODOR keyboard needs more themes. And emoji.

A895 says:

Needs more Hodor.

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A895 says:

Bought the Hodor Keyboard and Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor

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A895 says:

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Johnny Blake says:

Thanks for the Wikipedia Beta suggestion. The non beta is terrible and so far this one is way better.

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What the hell is the deal with this Hodor keyboard?
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svinyard says:

Hodor hodor hodor

fuzzylumpkin says:

Not a song of ice and fire/game of thrones fan?

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Guess not, I only watch news and sports. Oh, and read Android Central.

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fuzzylumpkin says:

Sports... I hate that show it's got zero plot development or character growth!

There's this guy, all he can say is "Hodor".

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A895 says:

Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor

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eahinrichsen says:

I love sports, but I'd like them even more if they had dragons and shadow-vagina-monsters.

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droidhead_1 says:

Ha!

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ryanmtech says:

Right?!?!?! My thoughts exactly.

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A895 says:

Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor

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I appreciate every post, matters not if I'm interested, but you guys take the time to give us content. Thank you.

Well, it's their job.

Pedalbflat says:

And he's doing an awesome job of not complaining about the content, unlike a majority of people on this site. Gratitude: it goes a long ways. Thank you @berrydroidapple
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If the content was awesome people wouldn't be complaining.

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sentinelred says:

I really wish I could get Metal Gear Acid for Android. Ever since I played it on my old PSP years ago I miss it like hell, if nothing else than for pure nostalgia

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Gekko says:

every other recommendation from Martonik is a friggin soccer app. come on man. step up your game a notch.

Pedalbflat says:

What? Would you like a "football" app suggestion? Lol. Sorry, couldn't help myself.

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Don Coleman says:

Hodor Hodor Hodor might be funny. Paying $.99 for it is just stupid.

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VSG28 says:

Ya, I can't believe people are actually paying for something that will amuse them for a minute.

Well a minute is less than 15 minutes soooooo......refund it.

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A895 says:

Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor Hodor

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Dizfunctions says:

Hodor hodor hodor hodor hodor

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sibeans says:

"Hodor" says Hodor....

Jageun says:

wow, if the hodor keyboard made it here I'll start questioning the future best apps, it seems like the level is not as high as I thought

fuzzylumpkin says:

Bear in mind this isn't actually "best apps" it's a list of personal picks. There have been some terrible apps in the past where the picker has even said themselves they're objectively terrible, but THEY love them.

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Or maybe waayyyy higher than you thought.

fuzzylumpkin says:

Excellent! All of a sudden "make it rain" makes a lot more sense as a pick. On the other hand "flappy bird" could give you an unrecoverable mental meltdown.

Though, neither were your picks...

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ryanmtech says:

They don't understand your level from way down on theirs.

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Kvoth says:

I'd have thought the same thing... except it's Jerry, and it made me laugh.

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rgao007 says:

Damn I am jelly of that G3

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ryanmtech says:

I'm waiting for the Prince Oberyn the Viper keyboard...
It just has these options:
"you murdered her"
"you raped her"
"you murdered her children"

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DarshOne says:

game of thrones is so cool you guys! we all gotta talk about it!

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Parker Clack says:

Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh

...There is something wrong with my Hodor keyboard app. I am getting a Rodoh Rodoh Rodoh...Damn keyboard!!!

DrLouie says:

As for Hitman Go, I just think $5 is too much to then include in-app purchases. Make it cheaper and keep the IAPs or I could see it being a little higher with no IAPs.

GadgetGator says:

You know you are old when you no longer know what people are talking about.

Now get off my lawn!

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Peter Rossi says:

Check Hitman Go Free for android, free game download. The instructions are easy and its actually a really cool game. no BS real working link (you will actually have the working apk)
Super easy: http://filesummit.com/download/Msj8gn