AccuWeather Update Brings New Features

AccuWeather Update Brings New Features

Feb 24, 2017

Premium weather application AccuWeather just received an update.

Amongst the news things featured are new buttons which have been added to the temperature in the notification bar and a brand new custom widget.

Officially:

• Updated Daily / Hourly Graphs with scale and new button to expand/collapse day and night list on the Daily screen.
• New Feature: Tap map screen to get location and current temperature
• New Feature: Watches and Warnings map layer added (US Only)
• Refresh button and timestamp have been added to Temperature in the Notification bar
• Custom Widget blacked out issue fix
• Other Bug Fixes

* Please try our New Custom 4×2 Widget that Will let you know when to take Umbrella or Jacket.

AccuWeather comes in two flavors: a completely free version and a premium build which costs $2.99 (the premium version offers additional IAPs).

Music Artist Discovery App TuneGO Arrives on Android

Music Artist Discovery App TuneGO Arrives on Android

Feb 16, 2017

It’s a crowded music scene, and for folks with talent and a dream, it can be exceptionally hard to be discovered.

TuneGO, a service that allows for independent artists to reach and connect with fans and industry, in now looking to recreate the service on mobile devices with the launch of its Android application.

The app promises music industry access and the ability so share music and video in unlimited fashion. It also allows users to explore and discover trending music, and to discover and interact with folks on all sides of the music industry.

TuneGO chief John Kohl alks about giving artists an advantage. “TuneGO delivers tools to artists to help them advance their careers,” he says. “The path to success in the music industry is a long and winding road, but our platform offers an edge to artists to help them get discovered – both by fans as well as by the music industry as a whole.”

The app is free on the Play Store.

Google Street View Receives an Update

Google Street View Receives an Update

Jan 25, 2017

Google Street View, the up-close-and-personal companion utility to Google Maps, is getting an update.

Per the changelog, it is now possible to see more info from the stats panel, and users can now connect photos from the photo menu.

More specifically:

WHAT’S NEW

• View recent auto-connections from the Stats panel.
• Connect your nearby photos from the fullscreen photo menu.
• Many UI improvements and bug fixes.

It remains free on Google Play.

Hangouts Makes Group Chat Easier

Hangouts Makes Group Chat Easier

Dec 7, 2016

Google Hangouts is getting an update which is supposed to help group chats get better.

More specifically, app version 14.0 makes it easier to create and name group chats. Also, the new build brings bug fixes and performance improvements.

The app remains free.

Ticket to Ride is Free on Amazon Appstore

Ticket to Ride is Free on Amazon Appstore

Dec 2, 2016

Tis the season of giving, and the Amazon Appstore has Ticket to Ride (from Days of Wonder) for free.

That’s a game regularly priced at $6.99 available for free.

This is a port of the popular railway-based board game Designed by Alan R Moon, and features cross-platform multi-player functionality

Check out the formal feature set:

Main features

• Alan R. Moon’s official Ticket to Ride maps with original artwork in full high resolution
• Cross-platform online Play against other Android, iPhone, iPad, Linux, Mac and PC gamers
• An unparalleled online player community with tens of thousands of live opponents
• Solo play against up to 4 AI players
• Pass-and-Play with up to 4 live opponents
• Additional maps of Europe, Switzerland, USA 1910, Legendary Asia, India and Nordic Countries available as in-app purchases
• Detailed, interactive turn-by-turn, in-game tutorial
• Contextual in-game Conductor’s Notes to help you master all the maps
• True cross-platform: players can challenge on other platforms including Steam PC and Mac, Android, iPhone and iPad
• Online and offline Hall of Fame

Our sister site Pocket Gamer gave the game high praise when it tool a formal look a while back.

Go ahead and get this while it’s available…

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Digidiced to Add Board Game ‘Patchwork’ to Amazon Underground Next Month

Digidiced to Add Board Game ‘Patchwork’ to Amazon Underground Next Month

Nov 30, 2016

Digidiced has made a fine business of porting board games to mobile, and we hear that one of the titles in its stable, Patchwork The Game is due out on Amazon Underground in December.

Amazon Underground is Amazon’s app environment that allows users to opt-in to enjoy games that are truly free: no micro-transactions at all. Amazon foots the the cost, and this is why games that have premium pricing and/or micro-transactions are free on Underground.

On Google Play, this game costs $2.99 (with extra optional in-app purchases); as noted above, it will be free on Amazon Underground.

Patchwork is an interesting quilting game based off of the Uwe Rosenberg’s board game; it sits two, and incorporates resource management elements.

Due date? December 6th.

Google Maps Adds Tighter Integration with Google Calendar

Google Maps Adds Tighter Integration with Google Calendar

Oct 14, 2016

Google’s Maps – Navigation & Transit is getting better interlinking with Calendar and Gmail in its latest update.

Now, when one visits “Your Places” in the app and proceeds to the “UPCOMING” tab, future events (and data like hotel reservations should show up. It pulls the information from Google Calendar and Gmail.

Also on tap is the ability to see food and drink photos in a business’s details and photo gallery; this should be great for, say, eateries.

Lastly, reduced bandwith is used for place details on 2G/3G networks.

The app remains free on the Play Store.

AccuWeather Adds Crowdsourced Data and More

AccuWeather Adds Crowdsourced Data and More

Oct 12, 2016

AccuWeather for Android is picking up a host of ew features via an update that is rolling out now.

Probably the most interesting new feature is “AccuCast.” This allows a user of the app to report the weather conditions in his/her current location via the app. It also gives users the ability to check what others are reporting on the maps screen.

Samsung users with devices that support Multiview will like that the app now supports that specific functionality.

The new update brings social sharing option, photo/video sharing, improved widgets, local times on the Now screen, Follow Me for ongoing notification, dark/light themes  for ongoing notification and alerts bar and more. 

Oh yeah… the app also gets a snazzy new icon.

The app has premium ($2.99) and free versions on Google Play.

[via Google Play]

Video Discovery App ‘MightyTV’ Launches on Google Play

Video Discovery App ‘MightyTV’ Launches on Google Play

Sep 30, 2016

Great news: MightyTV is coming over from iOS to Android devices.

The app, which is described as the “Tinder of television discovery,” allows folks to swipe through lists of shows and movies to find enjoyable content.

And by content, there is a lot: more than 30,000 popular titles from services like Crackle, Showtime, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and more; shows can be saved or cast to compatible devices.

MightyTV chief Brian Adams loves that Android users not have access. “Our goal with MightyTV has always been to create a new kind of video discovery experience that helps bring back the fun of finding something good,” he says. “We’ve had tremendous feedback from users since our debut, and it’s great to be able to take what we’ve learned and make continuous improvements to our recommendation engine. Now millions of Android users can enjoy the same benefits of our discovery platform, with some fun twists, which eliminates the hassle of searching so you spend more time streaming and watching videos you’ll love.”

MightyTV is free on Google Play.

Upcoming Game ‘Flappy Golf 2’ Due Out this Month

Upcoming Game ‘Flappy Golf 2’ Due Out this Month

Sep 12, 2016

Looking to build on the residual success of hit game Flappy Golf (and current popularity of recently launched Super Stickman Golf 3), Noodlecake Studios is set to release the sequel to former — aptly named Flappy Golf 2.

According to the press release, the game includes a lot of goodness from the aforementioned Super Stickman Golf 3, and a lot of new content.

Per the presser, the game description is as follows:

Play our famous Race Mode either online against your friends or locally for some serious fun! Or flap your way to the hole in as few flaps as possible to earn all the Gold Stars. Can you get them all and unlock Super Star Mode?

Features:
– Online and Local Multiplayer
– 29 Courses with More Coming!
– Simple flap controls

The game, like its predecessor, will be be free and ad-supported; the actual due date is September 22nd.

The trailer is below:

[Our Super Stickman Golf 3 Review]

Business Card Reader Gets a Sizable Update

Business Card Reader Gets a Sizable Update

Aug 31, 2016

For a lot of business folks, the exchange of business cards is a required part of business. ABBYY’s Business Card Reader allows professionals to digitize card data to smartdevices.

Per the press release, the update brings:

The updated version has:
◦ enhanced computer vision enabling the app to identify the edges of a business card
◦ auto focus and auto click: just point the camera, the app will do the rest
◦ automatic perspective correction
◦ auto crop
◦ manual crop
◦ image enhancing filters
◦ both sides of a business card
◦ full-screen viewing mode
◦ export of contacts to MS Excel as a searchable, manageable database
◦ 50% higher processing speed: now it only takes 5 seconds to digitize a business card!

There is a free and Pro version available on Google Play.

Father’s Day Giveaway! 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek Goes Free on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Father’s Day Giveaway! 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek Goes Free on Google Play and Amazon Appstore

Jun 14, 2016

Like we didn’t know G5 would go big again for Father’s Day…

Yes, 9 Clues: The Secret of Serpent Creek is on sale on Google Play and Amazon Appstore. This one brings plenty of puzzles and interesting locales to bear.

Per Google Play:

Free for a limited time! Don’t miss out!
Save your best friend and an entire 1950s town from a terrifying threat!
Your dearest friend, the journalist Helen Hunter, traveled to the coastal town of Serpent Creek to report on the Serpent Festival. Now she’s missing, and the last phone call she made was to you. As a paranormal private investigator, Helen wanted you to weigh in on some frightening things she’d discovered. She asked you to come immediately.
The first thing you see upon arriving in Serpent Creek is a humanoid, snake-like creature. Clearly, Helen’s fears were not groundless. It seems the town’s streets are crawling with snakes, the ground shakes with violent tremors, people are sleepwalking and, to make matters worse, no one remembers a blonde journalist.
Investigate mysterious locations and solve challenging puzzles to piece together clues about what happened to Helen. Reveal the evil that clutches this crippled town and stop a nefarious plot to bring the Snake God back to our world!

● 53 eerie locations
● 13 clever puzzles and mini-games
● Six strange characters
● 19 achievements to unlock
● Thrilling story set in 1950s America

Hurry though; the offer runs from now through June 19th. As an added bonus, the giveaway is available for iOS and Mac users as well.

The trailer is below: