An apple a day keeps the doc away. But, an Android app a day keeps the blues away.
In the month of July, we saw a surge in new and fresh Android apps that will keep you downloading and installing, and sometimes charging your credit card, and sometimes maxing out your Android’s internal or external storage. We are as hooked to Android apps as you are; so hooked, in fact, that one of these days we might commission an app developer to create an Android up just to cure us of our Android app addiction.
That very same addiction gave birth to this massive list of hand-picked new and fresh Android apps released in July. This is a mix of different types of apps, but you’ll see that game apps remain popular among both app developers and users alike.
Get to know 38 of the best new Android apps of the month of July. At the end of this long list, we’ll tell you what we liked best from this bunch.
Have you seen the movie The Dark Knight Rises? I haven’t but I was able to get a glimpse of the story by playing The Dark Knight Rises game on my Android device. This game was inspired by Christopher Nolan’s Trilogy of the Dark Knight. Instead of watching the movie, why not immerse yourself in the story by playing the role of Batman with this game. You will be amazed with the game’s 3D realistic display. You can control Batman and explore the vast city of Gotham.
Let’s not forget the best part of this game–beating up the bad guys. You, as Batman, will face missions to keep the peace and order in Gotham City. Deal with bank robberies, hostage scenes, jailbreaks, and many other crimes that keep the Dark Knight busy. Use your high-tech bat gadgets to help you save the day. Throw your Batarang to knock out your enemies from a distance. Reach high buildings and grab enemies with your Grapnel. You can also use your Bat-Pod to explore the big city. You will also have to face Bane, your main enemy in the game, who threatens the safety of Gotham City.
Since the game features high-definition 3D displays, you will be need to download a massive 1.79 GB file on your Android device. It took me around 10-20 minutes to download the whole game from the Google Play Store. You also have to prepare US$6.00 from your wallet to download the game.
But, actually playing the game for a few minutes, I could say that the wait and the price was certainly worth it. I enjoyed the games effects like the rain and the slow-motion actions when attacking enemies. I noticed some lag while playing the game, but it doesn’t bother me at all. The overall game experience is good and very addicting.
Top game developer Com2uS has once again released a new game called Inotia 4, the successor of Inotia 3: Children of Carnia, and packs improved graphics and additional features. I was able to play both games and I can say that Inotia 4 brings improved graphics compared to its previous version. This game will let you follow the quest of Kiyan, the brave warrior from the Shadow tribe, and Eara, the hero of the Channel of the Light, as they face the various challenges in their way.
Just like in Inotia 3, you can choose different hero types, each with a unique build and skill set. You can select up to 6 characters: Black Knight, Warlock, Assassin, Priest, Ranger, and Warrior. Each class has its own unique set of skills and you can choose which skills you can teach your hero. You can also customize each hero by increasing the stat points and equipping various items.
I noticed the huge improvements in the graphics compared to the earlier version. The game looks refined and runs smoothly on a Galaxy S3. You can also experience some added effects while attacking the monsters and doing a critical attack. The game also packs additional stunning animations when performing skills.
The game can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store, but comes with ad support. Ads pop out occasionally when you open the main menu. You can enjoy an ad-free version by upgrading the game for about a dollar. The game also offers a limited number of items from its shop. Some items can be purchased by using gems. You can get one by exchanging your real money for gems.
Overall gaming experience was excellent. The game ran smoothly and did not give us any bugs or force closes.
I don’t have good memory especially in remembering my friends’ birthdays. That’s why I frequently open my Facebook account to check my friends’ birthdays. But, with the help of theMyCalendar Free app, I can now check my friends’ birthdays without having to open my Facebook account. All their birthdays are displayed on a calendar-like user-interface directly on my Android device.
In order for the app to display your friend’s birthday, first import your birthday list from your Facebook account. You can do this by logging in to your Facebook account. The app will then automatically post your friends’ birthdays in a calendar-like user interface. You can even set your partner’s anniversary date and never forget to surprise your partner during your anniversary.
The app also allows you to send your birthday message directly from the app. You won’t need to open your Facebook just to send your birthday greetings. You will never miss a birthday and you’ll be able to greet your friends, hassle-free, with the MyCalendar Free app.
As the name suggests, the Picstitch app stitches your images together to create a beautiful collage on your Android device. You can easily combine images, edit them, add effects, and a lot more. You can instantly create your own collage with this app.
The app features many collage styles to choose from. You can either pick a collage style that arranges your pics in rows, or pick a style with random arrangements. Once you have chosen a collage style, you can now add your pictures by long-tapping on the box provided. You can also move and resize the picture that you want to display in a certain box. Below, you can find other options such as adding an effect or placing a border on your collage.
The app comes supported with ads and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. The ads only appear on the top portion of the screen which is not a big distraction while creating your collage. I also noticed some instances that the app lags while adding my pictures. Occasionally, it sometimes took about 5 seconds for the app to insert an images. But, most of the time, the app works well in creating collages.
When I was a kid, I liked to file domino tiles, each one standing on its end, into a long line. After creating the long line, I would flick the last the domino and watch the dominos fall down like a wave. The hard work I did for a couple of hours only entertained me for a few seconds. Now, I can do lots of domino effects with the Amazing Alex Free game. I can stack up books, tables, balloons, and a lot more with this app.
The Amazing Alex is a physics puzzle game on your Android device. The game lets you various feats, such as placing a ball in the basket, knocking out a robot, releasing a balloon, and a lot more. Sounds easy, right? The twist here is that you will need to arrange certain objects to create domino-like effects and attain your goal. You can place a book to fill in a gap, attach tables as platforms, and use the balloon to knock off the ball.
The game can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store but you can only play up to level 16. You will need to purchase the premium version to unlock all levels. Overall performance of the app is good. I did not find any lag and the graphics was excellent. If you like to play the game in high-definition, you can also purchase The Amazing Alex HD from the Google Play Store.
The Pedometer Free app records the number of steps you have made. This app is perfect for those who like to run and want to record their steps. Aside from recording your steps, the app also records the distance traveled, speed, and the calories you have burned.
Launching the app will require you to add your personal profile such as your weight, height, and gender. These will be needed for the app to accurately calculate the steps and the calories you have burned.
I have tried walking around with my phone on my palm and the app was able to detect and count my steps. You can also try putting your phone inside your pocket or in your belt bag while doing your morning jog or having a stroll at the park.
On the app’s main interface, you can easily locate all the important data that you need. You can find the number of steps, duration of activity, the speed, distance traveled, and the calories burned on the main page. The app also keeps a history book of your activity. You can also set the app to view your data on a bar or line graph.
The app also has an option that allows you to launch your default music player. But, it seems that I can’t use that feature because I’m getting an error message while accessing that feature. Though, that’s not a huge dealbreaker for me. Nevertheless, the app features a simple interface and works very well in counting your steps.
The Dead Trigger game is a first person shooting (FPS) zombie game for your Android device. The app features realistic 3D display, blood oozing graphics, and scary zombies that could make this game the best zombie shooting game on the Google Play Store to date. If you own a Tegra-3-powered device, you can even enjoy additional effects such as water stimulation and the ragdoll effect.
The best part is that you can enjoy the zombie-killing action for free. The new update lets you download the game for free. Along with the new updates come new weapons, such as a chainsaw for cutting the zombies’ limbs. You can purchase weapons by using the money or gold you accumulate in the game. If you can’t collect enough money or gold, you can purchase an item by exchanging your real money for in-game money or Gold from the Google Play Store and unlock weapons and equipment that will help you survive in this zombie apocalypse.
The game experience is outstanding. The realistic display, the blood splash, and the sounds makes the game so real. But, I don’t know why the developers limited the additional effects to Tegra 3 devices only. Quad-core powered smartphones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X, are also capable of handling these effects.
The price of the weapons in the gun shop is expensive, making it hard to purchase or upgrade weapons, unless you buy additional money or gold from the Google Play Store. Nevertheless, the total game experience is so wicked and outstanding that it will surely keep you on the edge of your seat.
Do you want to be a millionaire? Who doesn’t? But, do you have what it takes to answer 15 questions before becoming a millionaire? Test your general knowledge skills with the Millionaire Pro Free app on your Android device. This app let you play the famous TV game Who Wants To Be A Millionaire on your Android device, save for actually winning the money.
The app lets you answer 15 random questions about everything. You will encounter questions about history, geography, math, science, current events, and many more. This app will surely test if you were attentive to your classroom lectures. Every question will also provide you with 4 choices. If you don’t know the answer, use your 25% luck in guessing the right answer.
Just like in the TV game show, you will also be given three lifelines to use during the game. Use your lifeline wisely. You also have to watch the timer and give your answer before the time runs out.
The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. It also come ad-supported. Ads will appear at the bottom of the screen, but doesn’t hinder interaction with the app.
Like any form of music, rapping is really not easy. You can’t just throw words together and rap them to a beat. Rapping require style, as well as an understanding of what you’re trying to put together. It might even require studying under a rapper who knows his stuff, but thanks to apps, we can take one step closer to our dreams with AutoRap. You might seem skeptical at first, especially when you launch the app. Once you give it a try, however, you’ll have a hard time putting your Android device down.
You can choose between Talk Mode and Rap Mode. Personally, I found Talk Mode more entertaining. I tested it out by reading some passages from Android Authority’s How To guidesbefore I decided to recite some of my favorite lines from a webcomic. All you have to do is recite your lines, no need to rap them, and AutoRap will do the rest for you.
Marvel as your awkward speech gets turned into a snazzy rap. If you’d like to share your new rap with your friends, you can choose to share it via e-mail, Google +, Skype and a number of other ways. The more you use AutoRap, the more free beats you can access.
Rap Mode lets you Rap to the beat and AutoRap will adjust your tune accordingly. It isn’t quite as entertaining as having your speech converted into rap for you, but it can make for pretty good practice.
Now that you’re inspired to do some rapping, perhaps you’d like to broaden your musical skill by learning how to play an instrument. Unfortunately, learning how to play a guitar can take a while, especially when your fingers just aren’t flexible. You can nimble those fingers up by playingMusic Hero.
Just like Guitar Hero and a other similar games on consoles, Music Hero puts your speed to the test by throwing three colored discs at you to the tune of music. Tap the respective disc color at just the right moment to score maximum points. Be careful not to get distracted halfway through the song or else you’ll lose your momentum. Timing is crucial to get the best score possible.
Music Hero comes with three pre-loaded songs, but if you like something more challenging, you can load up any of the songs from your local storage. Some songs will sync with the notes better than others, but from the 5 songs I tested on it, it seemed to be rather accurate. Get the feel of playing the game by playing Simple Mode, and if you think you’re ready, switch to Standard Mode and let your fingers fly.
Who says only Spiderman can swing from building to building? Rope’n'Fly – From Dusk (Free)gives you control over a stick figure, and the aim of the game is to never touch the ground. It doesn’t just mean game over but it also means death. Swing from building to building and go as far as you can in 30 seconds, 60 seconds, with 5 ropes, 10 ropes and a whole lot more.
Start by tapping the screen to drop your character from the sky. Tap on the building you want your character to throw his rope to and tap again to release it. Be careful not to throw your long rope to a shorter building because that’ll result in dragging your character across the pavement and dismembering him. Build momentum in your character’s swing by tilting your phone. Don’t get too caught up marveling at the shape of the city in the distance because gravity is going to kick into effect any time soon.
You can choose to play this game in Easy, Normal and Hard Mode, and if you’re squeamish, you can opt to disable the Blood feature. Make sure to exercise timing because one false move could mean the death of your character.
Remember the good old days when you played fighting games with 8-bit music? If you’re starting to miss playing classic games, then despair no more. King Fighter III can bring you back to gold old fighting games, armed with colorful backgrounds, a D-pad, and killer combos. You take control of Long, a cop who just had his vacation cut short when Norma calls in to report illegal activity in his area. Long must get off that pool chair and face gang members with his martial arts skills.
Unlike fighting games of old, however, you won’t just be fighting against one enemy. You’ll be fighting as many as 5 at a time. Don’t worry, chaining attacks together will unleash some of Long’s deadly combos. Whittle your enemies’ health down to nothing and proceed across each screen to follow the story. You can enjoy up to 10 chapters, starting with Black Hand and ending with Open Fire.
Be careful not to get too caught up in Long’s moves! Keep an eye on the upper left corner of the screen to see how much health Long still has. Pick up any items that enemies drop to replenish your life and to keep you going. The best part is that you can save your game and pick it up whenever you feel like you want to kick some enemy behind.
Yet another zombie game, you cry? Don’t get discouraged just yet. Super Zombie Hunter is a shooter game a little different from the usual. In fact, you take control of a scientist, Allen C. Tyler from Lab of the Dead, who has abandoned his lab to head to Senoia, the closest town.
To be able to survive in a zombie-infested world, he’s picked up a rifle. He’ll need to learn how to use it, but instead of simply aiming and shooting, you’ll need to take things into consideration. How far is the zombie? What about wind speed and resistance? Make use of the sight and try to match your aim with the best level. When you fire, you can influence the direction of the bullet. Aim for the head! Your goal is to kill 100 zombies, but you can also earn achievements such as shooting off a zombie’s arm, shooting off a zombie’s jaw, and missing a shot. With each zombie, achieving a headshot becomes increasingly difficult.
Don’t miss too many shots because Allen is going to start complaining if the sight’s off on the rifle or if it’s broken. Super Zombie Hunter is definitely going to test your precision and your patience, perfect for simulating the accuracy needed to aim the perfect headshot.
As kids, we used to play with toy trucks and all sorts of construction vehicles. We’d load up our Lego blocks into them, drive them across the carpet or the tile floor, and dump them in a heap, sometimes to the displeasure of our parents. Traktor Digger lets us relive that childhood game, but not just by letting us play with toys. This game is also going to get your brain working.
In this game, you’ll need to maneuver a gold nugget into the waiting truck. It sounds easy and at first it is, but you’ll soon find that loading the gold nugget into the tractor’s bucket becomes trickier. The left D-pad will let you move your tractor back and forth while the right D-pad lets you rotate the tractor’s bucket. Make sure that only the gold nugget gets into the truck; anything else, such as pesky rock obstacles, will spell game over for you.
The levels get increasingly harder, which means you’ll need to rely on puzzle-solving skills to complete the level. With two worlds and more than a dozen levels each, Traktor Digger will not only let you relive your childhood playing with trucks but will also stimulate your brain.
Maybe you’re doing some renovations around the house, or you’re working on a DIY project. No matter what you’re up to, Smart Tools makes sure that you can leave your bulky toolkit at home and simply keep all the tools you need on your Android phone.
Launch the app if you need to measure sound through the Sound Level Meter, vibration using the Vibrometer, or the angle using the Protractor in any of its three modes. Measuring an object is also easy, thanks to Smart tools’ Ruler tool. If you’re not sure if a surface is level, simply place your Android phone on it and tap the Spirit Level function. You’ll know if something isn’t level when the green ball moves out from the center of the circle. If you’re in a noisy environment and you’d like to measure the sound, tap on the Sound Level meter and determine just how loud your surroundings are.
Before flashlights were built into phones, people used to rely on their phone’s screen to light the way. Smart tools can turn your camera into a flashlight through its Light tool. You’ll never have to stumble around in the dark to find your flashlight again.
You might be getting sick of zombies right about now, but I certainly still have a soft spot in my heart for them. (In fact, most of us here at Android Authority are so fond of them that we wrote about some of the best zombie games for Android.) Make way for a different kind of zombie hunter.
Mission of Crisis has you controlling a team of dogs. You read that right. Dogs. These dogs must save the royal puppies who have been abducted by an evil greedy cat. You might be tempted to laugh but when you’re taking control of this team of dogs, but you’ll be amazed at how they can use their unique abilities to clear the field of zombies.
What makes Mission of Crisis’ zombies particularly interesting is that they have a hate factor. The soldier who shoots a zombie first will be the target of their hate, drawing that zombie to him or her. This might mean trouble for that unlucky soldier, but it’s a great opportunity for other soldiers.
With the zombie sufficiently distracted, you can assign other soldiers to target the zombie. Just because you have guns doesn’t mean you can just charge right in. You’ll need to strategize or else you’ll find your soldiers quickly overwhelmed by the zombies. Quickly eliminate zombies and make sure they don’t have a chance to warn the other zombies or else you’ll have a horde headed straight at you.
You’re a driver on a mission and that is to run over every mutant on the road. Explore the dry, dusty, and ruined post-apocalyptic world with your old beat up but still reliable car in Mutant Roadkill.
Dodge the cars that have been left to rust on the street. Try to run over as many mutants as possible, and if you fill up your star gauge, you can spin the wheel and get power ups such as a Driver Weapon to shoot any pesky mutants clinging to your car or a turret to shoot them down even before you’ve run them over.
Don’t get too cocky, though. The wastelands are filled with more than just roadkill. You’ve got mutants that will try to tip your car over. You’ll know which ones they are when you see a neon green exclamation mark over their heads and they’ll charge towards your vehicle. Run them over before they can cling to the side of your car. If you can’t run them over, don’t worry. They’re easy to deal with; simply navigate your car close enough to any of the wreckage on the road and scrape them off. There are other mutants with claws, though, and you have to watch out for those.
Complete as many of the missions as possible in one run and see how many mutants you can run over and how far you can go before you crash into a wall, destroy your car, or get overwhelmed by mutants.
If you’re itching to test your Android device’s graphics capabilities, then I suggest downloadingLegend of Master 3. Even before the fighting starts, you’re treated to gorgeous graphics and beautiful art. You follow the story of Cain Ashton, a warrior whose family has just been turned into stone by B’kar, an evil sorceress. Knowing that he’s not strong enough to defeat B’kar, Cain casts a spell on himself and splits his soul into seven pieces, scattering them all over the world.
400 years later, Cain’s spirit is awakened in William, a wanted prince in his kingdom, after his brother is struck down by one of B’kar’s servants. B’kar promises Cain revenge if he can manage to retrieve his lost spirits. Cain must struggle to get used to this futuristic world as he collects the rest of his soul pieces, overcomes difficulties, and trains to avenge his family. He’ll need to travel with Isabel, B’kar’s servant, to Wyvern’s Nest to find the second part of his spirit.
The game makes great use of a richly detailed background, beautifully rendered art, and background music to tell Cain’s story. Navigate Cain around dungeon levels with the use of the D-pad and the attack button to strike enemies, collect gold, and collect items.
With the number of game apps the Google Play Store has in store for every Android user, some word games have been overlooked while action and casual games have gradually taken the limelight. What we need is a word game that allows much interactivity and unlimited content to keep Android users hooked for hours and maybe even weeks.
Word Soup Free takes word searching to a new level. Word searching is done in a more fun and competitive way where you can play with a random opponent in a timed match, or you can invite one of your pals to play the game with you. Whomever you may be playing with, this classic game is made hipper with its unlimited number of puzzles and the use of colored highlighters to mark the words you’ve found.
You can also get awards for completing an achievement, so you’ll be enticed to play the game more. Complete a number of puzzles or obtain a certain number of points for a single puzzle and you’ll get an award. You can obtain awards when you play a single-player game or a multiplayer game.
Word Soup Free also allows you to create your own puzzles if you feel like you are getting better and better at hunting down words. The possibilities are endless with this game, for you can create puzzles that fit your preferences and your mood. You have free rein on what you want to search or you can let your friend play the puzzle you’ve just created.
Instagram is hands down a really great app for people to share photos and connect socially. It is some sort of a quasi social networking site, minus all the long status updates and spam. If you have used the app, you certainly should get Instaframe for Instagram.
Decorate your photos with different frames before you upload it to Instagram for the rest of the world to see. The app also allows you to make collages out of numerous photos from your photo gallery. You have 20 frame choices to choose from, varying from category to category. With Instaframe for Instagram, you don’t only get to put frames on your photos, you can also do some minor tweakings such as panning, zooming, and rotating, and applying different photo effects and funny captions.
You can spruce up photos directly from your gallery or you can take a photo using your camera if you’d rather have a new photo to decorate. Photos you’ve edited can be shared not only on Instagram but also on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and even through your email.
Instaframe for Instagram is simple to use. One won’t need to know rocket science to be able to use this app to its full powerfull.