Flappy Birds, Swing Copters and the likes are not games, these apps are a waste of time. ROTO on the other, hand is different and the Made-in-Malaysia game is so worth you attention.
On the skin of it, ROTO is a simple game. You are a ball and you navigate through a course hopping on balls of various sizes. Along the way, you attempt to collect stars and avoid obstacles. The premise of the game is simple and it’s an easy game to pick up. Anyone can play ROTO but as you move up the levels, the game gets progressively challenging, and that’s where this app has all the makings of a great, addictive game, it’s easy to play but difficult to master.
The creators — local indie developers, WerakuGames — have put a lot of thought and effort into ROTO because it’s not easy to make simple like this, this good. We’ve been playing the game for hours and can say that it is refreshingly enjoyable. The game is free to download and is available in Google Play Malaysia and Singapore. We encourage you to try it out and do let us know what you think.
Here’s an app where getting a high score could also mean instant death to your smartphone.
If you’re the kind that likes to live on the risky side of things then this app suits you perfectly. Send Me to Heaven (SMTH) is a reckless game and it challenges you to throw your expensive smartphone up in the air as high as you can in order to score points. The higher your throw the more points you get. Your score is then uploaded to a leaderboard so you can see how you fare against other cheap thrill seekers from around the world.
SMTH is currently available only for Android and its definitely not a game for butterfingers but if danger is your thing then the game is free for you to play. Google Play link here.
If you’re a fan of the Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise, you’ll love this app.
GTA Radio allows you to listen to the many fictional radio stations and you don’t even need to have the game installed. The app even allows you to listen the the stations in the background while you’re using other apps.
GTA Radio includes all of radio stations from GTA III, GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories, GTA Vice City Stories and GTA San Andreas. The app has some of the stations from GTA IV as well but it’s not complete. The makers of the app say that they will be adding more GTA IV stations soon.
GTA Radio is available for download right here.
This is not a new app but it’s something that we’ve just recently discovered and one that we thought is useful, awesome and amazing enough for us share it with you.
AirDroid is a simple to setup and easy to use application that allows you to manage your Android device wirelessly from the web browser on your computer. The app is a really great way to access stuff on your Android device. You can manage files and documents on your device’s micro SD card, you can drag and drop files to and from the device, and even access your contacts, call logs, emails, and a whole host of other things too. You can also text using the app as well as download and install apps on your device all wirelessly from the web browser of your choice on your computer.
The interface is pleasant and you don’t need to root your device to access most of the cool features of AirDroid. You don’t even have to install anything on your PC either. Just key in passcode or scan a QR code and you’re done.
This is something we really recommend you try out. Download the free app from Google Play here or just scan the QR code below.
If you say you’ve never been addicted to Snake then you’re lying. Back in the day when everyone had a Nokia phone, Snake was the game to play. Actually, it was the only game to play on your Nokia phone.
Now you can waste time like its 1997 again with these remake versions of the ridiculously simple yet addictive Snake game first seen on Nokia phones complete with dot-matrix display, monotone sound effects and original old school controls.
The Snake game is available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone albeit from different developers. It’s free on Android (ad supported) and US$0.99 on iOS and Windows Phone. There’s a free trial version on Windows Phone app which is almost like the full paid version so it’s virtually free. It’s not like Malaysian can purchase any apps from the Windows Phone Marketplace at the moment anyway.
Download links for your convenience after the jump. Have fun!
They created a sensation with the amazing unboxing of the Nexus One, then they took it a step further by taking over the whole YouTube page during the unboxing of the Nexus S and now, the Nexus Ninjas are back with another edition of Nexus unboxing.
This time the Ninjas go into 8-bit mode complete with a playable game where you play the Ninja and battle enemies using “Nexus Power” on your quest to ultimately unbox the Galaxy Nexus. The first three levels are playable online while the rest comes in a form of an Android app called Clash of The Nexus Ninjas available for download here.
There are more Nexus Ninjas videos and a couple of the screen caps for you after the jump. Have fun.
This right here is the reason why Android fans will tell you that Android is awesome. You can do so much with it and you don’t even have pretend to be a geek to get it done.
It’s not quite the real deal but its pretty close. You get the two pillar tile-and-settings navigation feel just like on Windows Phone 7, except that the tiles are not live, though they do offer some status indication (like number missed calls and text messages received).
There’s a great deal of customisation options with Launcher 7 as well. The app lets you change individual tile colours with presets choices or you can fully customise the colours if you want. You can create new tiles to call up apps or display widgets and you can customize the size of certain tiles too.
Best of all, at a glance, you can really trick people into thinking that you’ve somehow ported Windows Phone 7 into your Android device. Installation is easy and the app is free (ad supported), nothing to lose really. Try it out, Android Market link here.
Video walkthrough after the jump.
Multitasking work on Android devices, that’s nothing new, but the tap and hold technique is not the fastest way for you to switch between apps on Android.
SwipePad is a free app that allows you to switch between apps on your Android phone faster and it looks way cooler. All you need to do is swipe across the screen to call out a pad with all your running apps. The gesture to call out the pad is customisable so you can have a gesture that you’re comfortable with, and you can also add shortcuts for frequently called numbers, apps or just about anything else you’d like to have access to in a jiffy (like folders or files).
We tried it out for ourselves and it’s a utility that we can really get comfortable with. If you are running an Android device, it’s something we recommend you try out.
If you need more convincing, head over to after the jump for a demo video on how SwipePad works. To download, search for SwipePad in the Android Market direct from your Android phone.
When Google launched Voice Actions, we thought that it was the coolest app of any smartphone ever. Being able to just speak commands to your phone to send emails and text messages means you save a bucket load of time on typing.
Let’s face it, virtual keyboards are not the best input tools for the serial Twitterer or IM addict. And we have to admit, although speaking what you want to text does not necessarily mean its faster than typing but it does make the task easier at the very least. whatever it is, there’s no denying that having a voice recognition app that is very accurate is useful in more ways than one.
The crappy part about Google Voice Actions is that you’ll need Android 2.2 to run it and you have to speak with an American slang. Let’s face it, there’s not a lot of devices out there that’s running Froyo (almost non-existent here in Malaysia) and for many of us who are not American wannabes, speaking in American is going to be a bit of a challenge.
Enter Vlingo, the awesome free alternative to Google Voice Actions and it’s pretty darn tooting good!