Bored with your apps and looking for something new? We’ve dug through Google Play, iTunes, and others app stores to find the best, saving you time. Here are the apps we think you need to check out this week.
The sequel to the popular and award-winning sidescrolling action-adventure game is finally here, albeit only on iOS. Badland 2 more or less feels the same as its predecessor, tasking players with floating through the map, avoiding obstacles and surviving until you reach the end. What’s different in the second iteration, though, is that instead of only going one right, you can now move in both directions. It still features only a single-player campaign, but there are global challenges, so you can complete against friends through leaderboards. It’s a little pricey, costing you $5.
The popular storytelling app has finally come to Android. Storehouse lets you upload photos, video, and text to make a personalized story about anything. The neat part is that you can embed your story on blogs or share it with your friends and family. You can also browse through other user stories. The features are pretty much identical to what you will find on the iOS version, so there’s no disparity.
Bumble is a dating app brought to you by Whitney Wolfe, one of the co-founders of Tinder, and its primary focus is on making women the initiator. It works pretty similar to Tinder in that it only connects people who have swiped right on each others profiles. What’s different is that the woman must start the conversation within 24 hours before the connection is gone, and for same-sex connections, either person can start the conversation.
Need a movie recommendation? Your friends know you best, so why not ask them? That’s what Tronko is all about. It’s a messaging app built around your friends recommending and discussing movies with each other. You can start group messaging threads or have a conversation with one person. The app grabs its data using the TMDb API, and lets you rate movies on a scale of 1 to 10.
Selfie takers won’t have to rely on the front-facing camera anymore. Everyone knows the rear camera offers a higher quality photograph, and Elie is an app that lets you point the rear-camera and takes selfies without you having to do anything. It recognizes your face and takes multiple pictures, but only stores the one you choose. It offers a variety of other features as well, such as adding effects while taking a picture, not after. The app will cost you $3.