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Apps Roundup – Aug 19, 2016

Check out the new and notable apps we think you should be downloading this week.

Legend of the Skyfish

Price: $3.99/£2.99 • Version: 1.02 • Size: 150 MB

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A unique game that tells the story of a little girl with only a fishing pole to her name as she traverses 45 gorgeous hand-painted levels to an original musical score. Combining elements of action, adventure and puzzle gaming into a fun challenge for all ages, this is a charming game of giant bosses and large characters, from the friendly Moonwhale to the monstrous Skyfish.


Lily – Peaceful Music Creation

Price: $1.99/£1.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 48.0 MB

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Somewhere between a music maker and a game, Lily is a fun audio experience that anyone can enjoy. A musical instrument requiring no musical talent! Compose and adjust loops and overlapping melodies by creating a series of lily flowers. It’s relaxing and creative, with surprising depth once you get beyond the simple stuff and start making your own patterns.


Google Duo

Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 28.2 MB

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A new video app from Google which allows users make video calls to one another over the internet, regardless of operating system. It’s essentially a version of FaceTime that allows you to communicate with Android phones as well as Apple devices. With an understated, minimal interface and the backing of internet giants Google, this could become the new app of choice for video calls with friends or family. (The app is still being rolled out internationally, so if it’s not available in your region yet, it should be soon!)

Google Duo lets users easily make video calls between iOS and Android

Google Duo lets users easily make video calls between iOS and Android

Mr. Robot

Price: $2.99/£1.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 44.2 MB

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From Night School Studio, the award-winning creators of Oxenfree, comes Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n.ipa. Taking place during the first season of USA Network’s Golden Globe Award-winning drama, you find a smart phone on the ground outside the Fun Society Arcade at Coney Island. Little do you know that the phone belongs to Darlene, a black hat hacker who’s about to commit the biggest cybercrime the world has ever seen… and she needs her phone back to do it.


Artie’s Magic Pencil

Price: $2.99/£1.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 85.7 MB

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Artie’s Magic Pencil is an interactive learning adventure that teaches children the fundamentals of drawing to inspire them to get creative both on and off the screen! By matching up the dots and tracing the shapes, children will see lines and shapes come to life! With a fun story and delightful handcrafted animations, Artie’s Magic Pencil will help children learn the power of art and of helping others.


Flow? ~ Sleep Relax Meditate

Price: $2.99/£1.99 • Version: 1.1 • Size: 88.2 MB

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Ready to Flow? Upgrade your life with guided meditation and enjoy the sights and sounds of wonderful streams, waterfalls & rivers recorded in psychoacoustic 3D for headphones. Enjoy mixing relaxing nature sounds & music. Upgrade your sleep, focus & productivity with Flow, the third sequel to popular Best of 2014 app Windy.



Price: $4.993.99 $1.99/£1.49 • Version: 1.12.1 • Size: 509 MB

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The first in the ‘GO’ series still holds up pretty well and has just gone on sale since the recent launch of Deus Ex GO (read our review for more on that!) It’s a scaled-down, turn-based version of the classic stealth shooter Hitman, with an emphasis on board-game like strategy. Oh, and you can grab Lara Croft GO for a discounted price right now too!