Apple’s annual WWDC developers conference kicks off next week, and the company is expected to announce iOS 10, the next iteration of OS X (which will reportedly be called macOS), as well other interesting tidbits like iMessage for Android. We’ll bring you all the news from the keynote as it comes, but for now, let’s take a look at the top new iOS apps and games of the week.
Move over Kimoji, because Justin Bieber just launched his own emoji app called… wait for it… Justmoji. The keyboard app gives you access to hundreds of stickers, GIFs and expressions, and even includes an ‘official’ Justin Bieber meme maker. The app promises regular updates with more sticker packs to be added. Go on Beliebers, what are you waiting for?
Motion Stills is a new app by Google which lets you easily create GIFs and short movies. Using Google’s image stabilisation technology, the app converts your Live Photos into endless looping GIFs. You can also combine multiple clips into short movies. Since the app uses Live Photos, you’ll need an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus or SE to use it.
Finch for Twitter provides a different way to use the social network, by converting your timeline into a stream of photos. You can view photos by following friends or celebrities, and using lists, keywords and hashtags. You can create and share your own photo collections, use the explore tab to discover interesting photos, and save, like, retweet and share photos.
The sequel to the popular Heroes of Loot, this action-packed dungeon crawler lets you control not one, but two heroes. You’ll get to pick from heroes like the Elf, the Wizard, the Warrior and the Valkyrie, each with their own unique powers that you can level up while you play. The game is quest-based, and you can switch between characters to complete challenges. The game also features secret rooms to discover, magical items and spells to unlock, and enemies to fight.
If you love building games, Build Away! Is just up your street. The game is designed to be both simple and relaxing, and lets you build your dream city. You’ll get to construct cafes, shops, homes, banks, villas, caravan parks and more. The city can be automated to earn even while you’re away, and you can use the money to re-build older buildings. You’ll also get to hold carnivals, and attract friends to the town to boost tourism.
A Gameboy-inspired retro action game, in 2-bit Cowboy Rides Again you’ll get to play as a cowboy or cowgirl who’s also the town’s Sheriff. You’ll get to round up escaped bandits, ride horses, bulls and minecarts, gamble at casinos and drink at saloons while exploring huge levels. You can also take on mini missions to earn extra cash, using the money to buy costumes and powerups.
Cat Knight Story is an action platformer where you play a kitty hero. The game features 12 handcrafted levels, which will require you to jump, flip and fly your way through traps and monsters. There are four boss battles you’ll need to overcome, and a range of enemies and obstacles. The game features simple one-touch controls, and a challenging time mode too.
This week’s free App of the Week is the fun physics-based game Drop Flip. The objective in the game is to drop a ball into a bucket, but you’ll have to manipulate various obstacles in order to do so.
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