Top iOS And Android Apps For April Spring has sprung and with it has seen the launch of some great new apps for the Apple iOS and Android Platforms. These all neatly coincide with Apple launching its new iPad and Google rebranding the Android Market as Google Play.
If you haven’t got a Smartphone or mobile phone capable of running the thousands of apps now available, you may want to consider a mobile phone trade in before reading some of the recommendations below. Mobile phone recycling is on the rise and you’ll be hard pushed to find a trade in site that doesn’t offer something for your old handset.
The Sat-Nav giant Garmin takes to the sky with this serious new app. It allows pilots and co-pilots to create a detailed flight plan whilst viewing weather conditions. This is a real sign of how apps are beginning to have some genuine uses in serious professions. For high flyers only.
Angry Birds Space
Continuing on the aerial theme. The name says it all really; yes Angry Birds have gone into orbit. You’ll all be addicted to this in no time. There are some nice new features such as lack of gravity adding a whole new dimension to launching the little fowls into the air (or space).
An HTML 5 Web app that Nokia hope will dent Google’s map domination. It offers all the usual gizmos and also includes voice controlled prompts. Works on both Android and iOS.
Brain Cox’s Wonders of the Universe
Everyone’s favourite ex D-Ream keyboard player and occasional physicist has teamed up with Harper Collins to create this informative iPad app. Learn about the mysteries of space with some superb 3D visualisations and explanations. This is probably the best iPad learning tool around.
Temple Run – free
Wayne Rooney’s favourite app, but don’t let that put you off. Temple run is ridiculously addictive and an essential download for Android users. For those of you have never heard of it, you just run around a temple jumping over things whilst being chased (by something) – sounds rubbish?…don’t knock it until you’ve tried it.
We’re all spending more money online and Slice keeps a tidy record of all your online receipts and vouchers. A very useful tool especially if you need to keep a record for your tax returns.
Want to share your photos, but not with the whole online world? Givit is a handy way of sharing your family photos with select groups of people. Yet another social app? Yes it is, but you can share large files easily without having the social platform, so you don’t get all the other social networking paraphernalia. Great for families and friends who aren’t on facebook or twitter.