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Weekly Apps Roundup – April 30

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

Infinite Arcade

Price: $2.99/£2.29 • Version: 1.0.1 • Size: 151 MB

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Another excellent kids’ app by Tinybop, this one may appeal to grown-up kids as well. It’s a video game construction kit, presenting all the tools to make your own iPhone and iPad games. Start with a classic game type like adventure, puzzle or pinball and add from a huge pool of cool assets like zombies, lava and disco bricks. Infinite fun!


LOUD on Planet X

Price: $3.99/£2.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 537 MB

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LOUD on Planet X is a rhythm game like Rock Band or Guitar Hero with a shooting, tower defending twist. Featuring music from popular indie artists such as Little Dragon, Metric and CHVRCHES, this game surrounds fun arcade-style alien-fighting action with awesome songs.


Hear – Advanced Listening

Price: Free • Version: 0.3.0 • Size: 4.0 MB

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This app gives users “a new way to hear the world” by filtering real world sounds through your mic and out of your headphones. Choose from seven filter styles to get some amazing effects, ranging from sleep aids to background muting to pure psychedelic weirdness. It even allows you to listen to your own music at work but automatically pipe through vocals when somebody talks to you.



Price: Free • Version: 1.0 • Size: 32.6 MB

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The popular fashion magazine comes to the App Store with a slick offering of up-to-the-minute beauty, runway and celebrity style news. Read recommended stories and catch up with events with Vogue’s exclusive coverage. If you’re a fan of the magazine, this is a great way to absorb tons of Vogue content without spending a dime!


Angry Birds Action!

Price: Free • Version: 2.0.1 • Size: 379 MB

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A game, based on a movie, based on a game. This is the latest spin-off from the huge Angry Birds franchise, built in part to help promote the movie just hitting cinemas. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a good game – it’s a fresh take on the bird-flinging action, with impressive new 3D graphics and pinball-esque bouncing mechanics. Save those eggs!


Dog Mendonca

Price: $4.99/£3.99 • Version: 1.0 • Size: 438 MB

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A criminal investigation game set in a haunted, otherworldly Portugal. Solve the secrets of vanishing monsters as the famed supernatural sleuth Dog Mendonca. Based on the popular Dark Horse comic series, the game is written and illustrated by the creators of the original stories. It’s funny, it’s creepy, and it’s clever.


TaoMix 2

Price: Free • Version: 2.0.0 • Size: 26.1 MB

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Sequel to the popular TaoMix, this app offers “an infinite world of sounds” to help you focus, relax or sleep more deeply! Customize your own soundscapes by building up packs of sounds, from Japanese gardens to autumn strolls to gentle rain. Extra sounds buyable through IAP.