Tuesday, 22 April 2014

April 18th Edition

Today’s Great Free Apps: Globo, Twin Moons, Contra: Evolution And More

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iPhone & iPad:


Globo ($0.99 → Free, 1.6 MB): An eye-popping world clock that will meet your traveling and time checking needs.

You’re able to create a list of your favorite locations around the world and view their times as a color-coded list. Tap on a location to view more detailed information like its time zone, time interval and distance from you, coordinates, and even weather. You’re also able to change the time in one location and see the changes in all of your other locations. The app includes support for up to 64 custom location-based alarms, imperial and metric support, two sorting options, and 12- and 24-hour formats.

Globo is available for free today only (04/17). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 39 ratings.

Runr ($0.99 → Free, 5.7 MB): Have some fun when you run with Runr.

Runr is a lot more than your everyday fitness tracking app. Sure, it easily allows you to track your runs, jogs, and walks, but where it really sets itself apart is with its deep Game Center integration. You’re able to earn achievements and see how you compare against your friends via leaderboards, and even go head-to-head with your friends in multiplayer races. As you’re speeding along, you’re able to receive voice feedback to help keep you motivated. The app also includes complete stat tracking, an optional run countdown, and the ability to create reminders.

Runr is available for free today only (04/17). It has a 5-star rating with a total of 6 ratings.

Contra: Evolution ($0.99 → Free, 51.9 MB): Contra is back in this updated version of the 1987 original hit side-scrolling shooter.

Play as Bill “Mad Dog” Rizer or Lance “Scorpion” Bean and take the fight to the aliens in the jungles of South America. This updated version of Contra features the same environments and level designs of the original, only they are presented in high definition glory. As you blast your way through waves of enemies, you’ll come across loads of power-ups and new weapons that will aid you in your quest. You’re also provided with a total of five lives to complete each level. If and when you run out, you can spend diamonds or coins to continue right where you left off. The only way to earn coins is by successfully completing levels. You can also use your coins on unlocking two new characters or levels in advance. The game also includes three difficulty settings for each level, three control options, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Contra: Evolution is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 2922 ratings.

MocaDeco – Visual Creator ($0.99 → Free, 41.8 MB): Let your creative side shine with this delightful photography app.

You’re able to import any photo from your library or take a new one from within the app. Then pop open the Decos menu and start adding design elements like shapes, symbols, lines, and detailed illustrations. Each design element can be moved, resized, repositioned, rotated, colored, and made transparent. You’re also able to add beautiful text and edit your photo before saving or sharing it. The app includes four deco categories with anywhere from 40 to 70 design elements in each, and more than 70 fonts to choose from. An additional deco category can be unlocked via in-app purchase.

MocaDeco – Visual Creator is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 11 ratings.

Twin Moons (Full) ($4.99 → Free, 214.8 MB): A thrilling hidden object adventure game from G5 Games.

Jack, a researcher at Twin Moons Institute, lost his memory due to a violent car accident. But he keeps having these faint flashbacks that suggest he was part of a dangerous experiment. You must help him find the answers to his questions and determine who he can trust by making your way through 51 creepy hidden object levels. The game also includes 20 mini-games, two alternate endings, and achievements via Game Center.

Twin Moons (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 37 ratings.

Amazon Instant Video ($4.99 → Free, 34.8 MB): Today’s AppBump is a unique opportunity for us AGFers to give feedback to make a popular app even better! Amazon has updated their always-free Instant Video streaming app for iOS 7 and they want to know what we think. They are particularly interested in feedback for the iPad version, so iPad users please speak up.

Amazon Instant Video features 40,000 movies and TV shows available to watch anytime on all your devices and fully supports Airplay. What impressed us the most was the variety of content, including exclusive titles that are not on other streaming platforms. The service is included at no additional cost to Amazon Prime members but if you don’t have Prime, just visit amazon.com/AGF to get a free 30-day trial. Amazon is looking to make this app even better so please help them out by sending us any comments or suggestions to: amazonfeedback@appadvice.com.

Amazon Instant Video is available for free today only (04/17). It has a 2.5-star rating with a total of 10472 ratings.

Dr. Panda’s Airport ($1.99 → Free, 58.7 MB): Your little one can reach all new heights by joining Dr. Panda and friends on their trip through the airport in this educational game.

They get to help Dr. Panda and his traveling companions make their way through the airport by stamping passports, checking luggage, and even taking control of planes so they land safely. The app includes 10 mini-games, dozens of secrets to discover, and absolutely no text, so your child can pick up and play without any instructions.

Dr. Panda’s Airport is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 88 ratings.

Percepto ($2.99 → Free, 10.2 MB): Help Bruce find his way to the door by rotating the room and changing the point of view in this fantastic puzzle game.

You’re able to rotate the 3-D room by sliding your finger across the screen. When you want to move Bruce, compress the view with a tap and then slide your finger to have him follow it. The game includes a wide variety of levels with different obstacles, and leaderboards via Game Center.

Percepto is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 842 ratings.

Contra: EvolutionHD ($2.99 → Free, 52.0 MB): Contra is back in this updated version of the 1987 original hit side-scrolling shooter!

Play as Bill “Mad Dog” Rizer or Lance “Scorpion” Bean and take the fight to the aliens in the jungles of South America. This updated version of Contra features the same environments and level designs of the original, only they are presented in high definition glory. As you blast your way through waves of enemies, you’ll come across loads of power-ups and new weapons that will aid you in your quest. You’re also provided with a total of five lives to complete each level. If and when you run out, you can spend diamonds or coins to continue right where you left off. The only way to earn coins is by successfully completing levels. You can also use your coins on unlocking two new characters or levels in advance. The game includes three difficulty settings for each level, three control options, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Contra: EvolutionHD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 725 ratings.

Twin Moons HD (Full) ($6.99 → Free, 401.9 MB): A thrilling hidden object adventure game from G5 Games.

Jack, a researcher at Twin Moons Institute, lost his memory due to a violent car accident. But he keeps having these faint flashbacks that suggest he was part of a dangerous experiment. You must help him find the answers to his questions and determine who he can trust by making your way through 51 creepy hidden object levels. The game also includes 20 mini-games, two alternate endings, and achievements via Game Center.

Twin Moons HD (Full) is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 164 ratings.

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