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Android App Review: Move It!
I feel like maybe it says something that they’re denying the accusations so strenuously before I’ve even had a chance to make them.
Android App Review: Toxic Thinking
Toxic Thinking unfortunately seems like an example of a good idea ruined by poor execution.
Android App Review: Unblock
"It’s to the designers’ credit that so many workable puzzles can be made from such a simple set-up. The box you play in is just six-by-six."
Android app review: Gloomy Dungeon 3d: Hardcore
Gloomy Dungeon 3d: Hardcore is a Doom-esque first-person shooter that is 3D, hardcore, and set in a gloomy dungeon. It’s perfect, really.
Android App Review: Napp
Napp is a nap-timing app, because what else could it be with that name?
Android App Review: NZ Blood Service
The Blood Service app won’t make dealing with needles any easier, But it does make it easier to find somewhere to donate blood and get you booked in.
Android App Review: Little Alchemy
For such a simple premise Little Alchemy is a delightful, absorbing game, and one that I would happily recommend for kids or adults.
Android App Review: WoodenMan - Drawing Mannequin
Here’s an obvious addition to the list of physical things that now have digital app equivalents
Android App Review: Nail Doctor - Kids Games
Nail Doctor is everything I hate about cheaply-made, cynical revenue-grabbing apps, combined with everything I hate about foot hygiene.
Android App Review: Auckland Libraries App
The library system, including its online component, was already working fine for me. What do I actually need this app to do?
Android App Review: Ghost Detector Spectrum
Ghost Detector Spectrum is an app that claims to detect ghosts. Whether it does or not … well, that’s hard to prove, isn’t it.
Android App Review: Stick Hero
Stick Hero is one of those games that took a single, simple idea and executed it well, and the end result is so much better than most other game apps.
Android App Review: Birds of New Zealand
Living in New Zealand we’re blessed with many things. Not our internet speed or standard of reality television, but birds? We’ve done pretty well with birds.
Android App Review: Anti-stress Chromotherapy
Anti-stress Chromotherapy is a fancy name for a simple idea, packaging a basic one-action app as a mental health tool.
Android App Review: Forest Live Wallpaper
In this hectic digital world it can be easy to get caught up in stress and fluster. Luckily there are apps like Forest Live Wallpaper, which help you escape into a semi-animated illustration of nature.
Android App Review: Detective’s Choice Volume 1
Then I find out that the leggy blonde’s name is "Sissy Tease". Um.
Android App Review: Food Planner
Food Planner is an app which acts like a recipe book, meal planner and grocery list combined. It’s a good app, but a terrible one to review when you’re hungry.
Andriod App Review: Amazing Ninja
Amazing Ninja is a basic game in terms of its look and feel, but throws challenges at you quickly enough to keep boredom away.
Android App Review: How To Draw Graffiti
Downloading a How To Draw Graffiti app onto your smartphone is almost as close as I’ve found to a pure distillation of what’s wrong with modern culture.
Android App Review: Color Pal
Color Pal is a simple app that showcases a range five-colour palettes of varying styles and tones.
Android App Review: The SCP Foundation Online
The SCP Foundation is a fictional organisation that looks after all the weird, spooky, unexplained things in the world. The SCP wiki is a collection of stories and articles that catalogs these horrors, and now it’s handily set up for you to peruse on your phone.
Android App Review: Vimeo
I review a lot of apps that, for one reason or another, aren’t that good. But it’s rare to find one that’s actually irredeemably broken. Video sharing website Vimeo’s app, however, is closer than it should be for an app with such obvious potential.
Android App Review: Memory Trainer
Memory Trainer is, as the name suggests, a memory training app. In fact its description on the Google Play store says very simply: "This application is for memory training." I’m not really sure what else to tell you.
Android App Review: I Can't Wake Up! Alarm Clock
We all need to get up early sometimes, and it always sucks. But it sucks even more for people who manage to sleep through their alarm, or turn it off without properly waking up.