Thousands of apps and games are added to the App Store each week, and trawling through them to find the good ones can be difficult. That’s where we come in! We’ve found two new titles in particular that we think are worthy of your attention, as well as a golden oldie that we reckon deserves another mention.
App of the Week
EōN by Jean-Michel Jarre [$9/£9]
Jean-Michel Jarre’s move into apps has a certain air of inevitability about it. The French electronic music legend has always been a bit of a showman, frequently pairing his cosmic synth compositions with spectacular light and firework shows. And so we have EōN – an audiovisual app that creates endless ‘art-pieces’ of light and sound. In a move that would no doubt please fellow ambient icon Brian Eno, each composition will be entirely unique to the listener.
Game of the Week
Rebel Racing [Free]
We haven’t had a really big mobile racing game since last year’s Asphalt 9, and before that 2017’s GRID Autosport. The big racing game hope of 2019 would appear to be Rebel Racing from the talented specialists at Hutch Games, which has you haring around sun-kissed roads in lovingly modeled real cars. The flavor is predominantly arcady here, with simple left/right/nitro controls and brief point-to-point races. Hopefully, there’s some genuine gameplay grunt behind the glossy sheen.
App Store Classic
Scribd [$9/£9 per month]
Amazon sometimes seems like a dauntingly monolithic presence in the e-reader space, but it’s not the only choice. Scribd has been plowing its own stylish furrow for years now. It got in early on the whole ‘Netflix for books’ thing, offering you unfettered access to some 500,000 books for a monthly fee. Not only that, but there are also a bunch of audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and even official documents that are available as part of your subscription.