Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 2 Mar 2015 6:37 pm
Popular dating app Tinder has officially launched its premium service called Tinder Plus today after a potential March launch was first hinted at early last month. The premium subscription adds an option to undo previous swipes, as well as a new way for users to meet matches in other parts of the world.
Sony has released a tool to allow for easy creation of Xperia themes for Androids running their version of the operating system. This application installs on your computer, and when used in conjunction with an image editor (Photoshop is recommended and well-supported) allows you to customize over 300 different assets. Using custom icons, buttons and backgrounds it's now pretty easy to create...
Epic Games has announced that it is getting rid of its $19 monthly fee for developers who want to make games using Unreal Engine 4. Epic will still take 5% of any gross revenue generated by an Unreal Engine 4-based app or game every quarter after it reaches $3,000 in revenue.
[custom:mwc15]Samsung and Oculus VR will be launching paid apps and games, as well as new free content offerings, on the Gear VR today. Well-timed after the announcement of an updated Gear VR that works with the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the new content offerings are a welcomed addition to the current content available on the headset.
Developer NetherRealm Studios is bringing a version of its upcoming fighting game Mortal Kombat X to Android devices this April. The free-to-play game should be released around the same time as its previously announced PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC counterparts.
[custom:mwc15]Google today announced that Waze will be an option as pre-installed software on Android smartphones. The move will provide OEM partners (and carriers) the opportunity to have the service already installed and ready to go for when consumers first switch on their new handsets.
Android Pay is real, and it's going to power mobile payments across Android. But it's not so much an app or even user-facing feature, as a service that developers will be able to leverage as an API framework to build payments into their own apps.
[custom:mwc15] The news comes from none other than Sundar Pichai, Google's SVP of Product, at MWC 2015. He said that Google agrees with the general...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 1 Mar 2015 12:30 pm
Flesky has announced that their popular and extremely customizable keyboard will be offered free for people buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 as part of the Galaxy Gifts program. In addition to the full version of Flesky, the Modern Premium themes will be free. This gets you about $10 worth of great typing with your new Galaxy S6.
Flesky has been extremely popular on Android, with over 3 million...
Posted by Jerry Hildenbrand on 28 Feb 2015 2:37 pm
Our weekly app picks
Appday Sunday is on Saturday this week, because we expect a wee bit 'o news from Barcelona to start up on Sunday the first. They have phones and stuff at Mobile World Congress, ya know! Anyhoo, we're here to share our favorite apps with everyone. Apps we use and love. Apps we want to showcase because we think they are just that good.
Give these a look and then take a...
Spacetime Studios, creators of hit mobile MMORPGs like Arcane Legends and Pocket Legends, have announced their next game titled Call of Champions. It will be a free-to-play MOBA-themed fantasy game and, what's more, it will be released sometime this year.
Military Masters is a new battle tactics game for Android devices that centers on tactical vehicular combat. You'll build a collection of land, sea, and air vehicles to help you take on your friends in real-time PVP combat.
Madfinger, the development team behind the Dead Trigger mobile zombie-themed shooter game series, have announced plans to launch yet another zombie first person shooter. It's called Unkilled and it's due for release in June.
Algoriddim has released a free version of its popular djay 2 music mixing app for Android, called djay Free. It's now available to download from the Google Play Store along with an update for the $4.99 djay 2 app.
Motorola has updated its camera app with a fresh new icon that matches the Material Design of the rest of the app introduced in a previous update. New icons are pretty neat, but there's also some substance in this update in the form of various bugfixes. If you want the new-look icon, head to the Play Store on your Motorola device and snag the update.
Square Enix and DeNA plan to release the free-to-play game Final Fantasy: Record Keeper for Android devices, via the Google Play Store, this spring. The game allows players to create a team using characters from the entire Final Fantasy franchise.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 25 Feb 2015 11:40 pm
Google has announced an update to Google+ for the web that brings a new design that has a few Material Design influences. The updated design includes a new hamburger-style slide-in drawer, bold styling in the form of a bright red bar at the top and a new composition window that is accessible from the red floating action button at the bottom.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 25 Feb 2015 9:52 pm
Popular iOS and Mac writing app, iA Writer, has made its debut on Android today. Information Architects, the folks behind iA Writer, made the announcement earlier today through a lengthy blog post in which they also described the process of developing for Android.