A new year is a beginning of so many new things... and the same is true for the world of Android apps and games. Our first edition this year includes a refresh to many popular ones along with some interesting apps and games making their debut on the Play Store for the very first time. Read on to find out about the must-download apps this week.
Move over e-commerce, Grofers gives you the capability of ordering just about anything and getting it delivered to your doorstep – all through your phone. Although available for people in Delhi NCR only, the app allows you to order groceries, flowers, vegetables and much more from its list of 6,000 items. What’s more, the service promises that you’ll get everything delivered within 90 minutes of your order, and if you want you can also schedule a time for the delivery. The service has partnered with more than 150 merchants for this purpose.
With increasing violence against women, Delhi Police is turning towards technology to ensure their safety. With the Himmat app, women can send an SOS alert to the cops as well as their close friends / relatives. However, one has to first register on the Delhi Police website before using the app. Whenever someone raises an SOS alert by shaking their smartphone or pressing the power button, the police will get a 30-second audio / video clip along with their location, so they can reach them at the earliest. A text message will also be sent to the friends of the user.
Do you find it difficult to manage your list of movies and TV series you have watched. Well, worry not, as always, there’s an app for that. Mizuu allows you to manage all your multimedia files, and also fetch information about the content, plot, actors, etc. It must be noted however, that it’s not a media player, as it will be playing them via the usual apps installed on the device. The app also features content from websites like YouTube and TED Talks, along with latest movie trailers.
MX Player is one of the most popular media players available for Android devices, and is known for its ability of playing almost any kind of multimedia format. With its latest version, the app has been revamped to match Google's latest Material Design language. Along with that, it also offers new themes in eight colours such as red, blue, green, and brown among others.
BIONICLE is LEGO’s one of the most successful toy franchisees, which is different from most games in more than one way. BIONICLE marries the usual block-based game with a storyline, and keeps the children hooked with its fiction story based upon part-human and part-machine beings. Now the brand is bringing the game to the digital world, where players have to play as one of the six heroes to hunt for the powerful mask of creation. Each hero has different a elemental power, and the game also takes place in different regions.
The game is completely free to play, and there are no in-app purchases either.
Want to go back to your childhood days? With Zynga’s Looney Tunes Dash! game, not only do you go back to your childhood, but can also be a part of its craziness. While the game is similar to most endless-running titles, its highlight lies in the characters like Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird and Road Runner. The game has numerous levels of fun and you have to run, jump, smash and slide to clear each of them. If you play well, you can also unlock the special powers of each character.
Also check out Humble Bundle’s latest mobile edition, offering many popular games such as Polymer, Super Stickman Golf 2, Tower Dwellers, etc. at dirt-cheap prices (pay what you like, but for a few games, you have to shell up more than the average). Hurry, as the bundle is available for the next two days.