Google’s digital storefront, the Play Store has been through a lot of changes and redesigns over the years, but the search titan continually pushes out more transformations to offer an easy-to-use interface to users. Now, the latest screenshots posted by a user interface engineer working at the company suggest that the Play Store will now primarily display only two categories, unlike now, where one can access apps, games, movies, books, etc. With the upcoming uodate, the app will offer Apps & Games and Entertainment as the main options, while all other options will be accessible as subcategories.
Of course, the strength of Play Store lies in its strong library, and if you’re wondering which apps and games deserve your attention this week, read on to find out.
If you’re a beginner studying the Rails or Ruby on Rails programming language, Pocket Programming is a must-have app to supplement your learning. Instead of bombarding you with a lot of info or lengthy questionnaires, the app asks you 10 objective questions every day over a course of four weeks to gauge your knowledge. It also provides easily-digestible information about complex topics. Helping beginners further is its resource guide suggesting relevant books and websites.
We usually include apps which are available across Android devices, but we've made an exception for this one. Since Samsung is the numero uno smartphone manufacturer, we think this app could be useful to all Samsung users. The My Galaxy app brings exclusive offers and deals from various partners like Amazon, Bookmyshow, and Paytm among others. Users can also get details about the brand’s service centres.
Apart from the My Galaxy app, Samsung has also partnered exclusively with popular music-streaming service MixRadio.
With the latest update, Yahoo Mail has reached v5.0 and brings forth several upgrades. The biggest feature is that you can now use the app with other email accounts such as AOL, Hotmail and Outlook. It also lets you sign into your account without using a password, with the ‘Yahoo Account Key' feature. The app also offers an improved design.
Cloud Chasers is a steampunk-style game where you’ll be tasked with guiding a small family through deserts to reach the world beyond the clouds. Following a story-based format, the game changes based on the decisions you make. The onus of managing resources, using equipment and filling precious water lies on you as well. The game also drives home a social message about the issues related to migration.
Telltale games is known for bringing a interactive element to its games based on popular TV series such as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead. However, this time, they’ve given this treatment to another gaming title – Minecraft. In this game, you’ll play Jesse and embark on an adventure across the Overworld, Nether, the End and beyond. As usual, your choices will matter at every step of the way. Adding to the experience are the voices that are delivered by well-known names.
Like most games from the developer, the title is split in to five chapters, with the first one called ‘The Order of the Stone’, available to download right now.
Minions might be fictional characters, but they have a huge fan following. If you happen to be one of those, you can now play a game that features them. In Minions Paradise, you’ll help Phil convert a deserted island to the perfect vacation destination for his Minion buddies. The best part is that the game has all the characters that were in the Minions movie – Kevin, Bob and Stuart, and villains too. The island can be customised in any manner, and it’s a never-ending game since you can keep on making the island awesome.
This brings us to yet another edition of apps and games that you should check out for your Android devices. We’ll be back soon enough to bring you another curated selection of titles.