30+ Best Android Apps of the Month: May 2012
Jun 1, 2012 8:38 AM –
Get to downloading friends! Here’s the best Android apps & games our industry leading & expert reviewers here at AndroidTapp thoroughly reviewed in the month of May 2012! Get your Android phone or tablet out and download them, plus we make it easy to download or buy these top apps with convenient one-click tools below:
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Best Android apps reviewed May 1, 2012 – May 31, 2012.
Spoing – play this awesome & totally addictive trampoline platformer game!
Spoing is a physics-based puzzle adventure that is available on both Android and iOS. Help Spoing retrieve his people’s rainbow diamonds from a mysterious enemy in a graphically impressive trampoline quest. The game boasts great visuals, good sound, challenging and addictive gameplay- what more could you want?
Plopp is the total package casual bubble-pop game!
Plopp is a bubble-like circles, so called ‘Plopps’ emerge all over the place and start growing. When you tap on a Plopp, it explodes and a shockwave is unleashed. If other Plopps are hit by this shockwave they also explode causing big chain-reactions!
Radiant Defense – one of the Best Tower Defense Games in Google Play!
Radiant Defense is a cute and mesmerizingly beautiful tower defense game from the same developers that brought you Radiant HD, EVAC HD and Robotek. Absorbing and challenging gameplay, easy controls and a high addiction factor compliment the stunning graphics. If you’re a fan of tower defense, then be sure to try this.
Snaptastic – beautiful & powerful Photo Editing app
Snaptastic is a beautiful and powerful photo editing tool for your Android device. Featuring pre-set filters and a range of manual customisations it provides a platform for some detailed and impressive photo enhancements. The Google Play Store is rife with similar apps; from the likes of Pixlr-o-matic and Pix: Pixel Maker and dedicated social platforms like Instagram and Streamzoo, but Snaptastic stands out for its range of customisations available and incredible user interface.
JAZZ: Trump's Journey – play the unique & intriguing adventures of a Jazz man
Free trial, $0.99
JAZZ: Trump’s Journey is a slick and challenging platform game with brilliantly designed graphics, awesome sound and engaging gameplay. The game has an original and captivating atmosphere that I really don’t think I’ve seen before on a mobile platform. The basic notion is to help Trump fulfil his dream of playing in a jazz band. To do so he has to explore and find band members in a retro- New Orleans environment. Engrossing from the very first scene, there’s nothing quite like this on Android so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Snuggle Truck is a superb physics based racing game that is beautiful to play and literally packed with bonus features. The aim of Snuggle Truck is to smuggle cute animals into a zoo as fast as you possibly can in your truck. There is traverse challenging terrain and make sure the animals don’t fall out! Brilliant graphics, fun sound and challenging gameplay compliment an original twist on the physics-based arcade-racing genre.
Rebuild is an eerie, atmospheric and utterly compulsive turn-based survival strategy game by developer Sarah Northway. Set in a post-zombie-apocalyptic dystopia, Rebuild puts you in charge of defending and rebuilding a community of survivors. Explore, find survivors, feed your community, keep morale high and defend against regular zombie attacks. You have thought I’d have had enough of zombie titles by now, but I simply cannot put this game down…
Fresh Leaves – visually stunning Live Wallpaper!
Fresh Leaves is a gorgeous and detailed live wallpaper for supporting Android devices. It’s not very often a live wallpaper captures our eyes long enough to make a full review, but this is an absolute exception. Fresh Leaves is beautiful and realistic, turning your homescreen into a crisp and vibrant window of light, rain, leaves and blossom effects. If you like live wallpapers, this is one you just have to check out.
Gin Rummy Free – Fantastic card game with vast range of computer players!
Gin Rummy Free is the third card game from AI Factory, and provides a highly polished interface that runs smoothly on all handsets. This game introduces drag and drop card play in addition to touch and go. As ever the game intelligence is finely tuned to provide a good range of opponents to give both the beginner and experienced player a good match. A key new feature for this product is CPU player “style”.
Minimalistic Text – an essential Android app for creating sublimely minimal date/clock widgets
Minimalistic Text is a set of sublimely manipulable widgets perfect for homescreen modification. Incorporating simple texts which display time, date, weather, battery or custom options, the app is very much about what you want it to do. The app has been, and continues to be, hugely popular with people who love to tinker with the look and feel of their Android devices.
Shine Runner is a gorgeous and addictive racing/trading game that drop you into a high speed fanboat deep in the bayou. You are essentially a smuggler, trading items across several small trading posts for profit. Buy in one, trade in another. The aim of the game is to race your way from location to location as fast as you can and make as much money as you can! Incredible graphics, great sound and fun gameplay make Shine Runner very special indeed.
Lil Kingdom – a Tycoon style game, build an enchanting & thriving underground castle
Lil Kingdom is a gorgeous looking tycoon-style game from GluMobile. Very similar to games like Tiny Tower and Dream Heights, you have to build a multi-level building, occupy it with residents, find them jobs and keep them happy. With beautiful graphics, highly addictive gameplay and featuring baby dragons, it’s both engrossing and adorable.
Mobliza Text Answering Machine, an autoresponder for your text messages
Mobliza Text Answering Machine is a novel yet rather quite useful app for auto-replying to text messages. If you think of the immediacy of text messaging as the favoured form of communication, replying automatically (much like out-of-office automated email responses) is perhaps something you might consider useful. There are also various safety applications; such as replying while you are driving and customer service implications, such as replying to a client when you are in a meeting, etc.
Slider Widget – Volumes. A handy homescreen widget to toggle common settings
Slider Widget – Volumes is an uber handy settings widget for your Android homescreen. Instead of the usual toggle feature most similar apps have, this app instead provides a floating slider which allows you to control levels manually. Arguably providing far more control, Slider Widget – Volumes works really well and gives you a new option for managing your settings.
CalcTape Smart Calculator an intelligent calculator app
CalcTape Smart Calculator is a free and intelligent calculator app that does everything a normal calculator cannot! Instead of providing just one line of input, the app lets you create complex lists of items and figures- making simple calculations feel intuitive on your Android device.
Goal.com – Ultimate Android App dedicated to Football (Soccer)
Goal.com is a dedicated football (some call it soccer) news app for mobile devices. Featuring a responsive UI, lots of regularly updated news stories, offline reading and the ability to select favourite teams, the Goal.com is the ideal app for European football fans.
Songify – the Auto-tone app
Songify, the hugely successful music app that turns your speech into singing, is now available on Android. Whether you like the sound of your own voice, or are generally tone-deaf, Songify is loads of fun and easy to use.
Songbird – smooth Music Player Android App alternative
Songbird is a smooth-looking music player alternative for your Android device. Featuring an intuitive user-interface, Facebook and Flickr integration, widget, lockscreen widget and video playback… it’s a nice little music replacement that will feels familiar to users of the desktop software for which Songbird is also known.
Civilization War- build an epic empire in this massive online multi-player game
Civilization War is a social multi-player game for your mobile device. I think a short cut to explaining what the game is, would be to simply mention Zynga’s Mafia Wars, only this has more of a Risk feel to it. Engrossing and fun, you need to complete missions, build your armies, buildings and assets, progress your Civilization’s development and grow your society into the biggest and best!
tawkon – track potential Phone Radiation with this application
tawkon is an app that monitors the time you spend on your mobile phone and determines whether your usage falls within safe levels. It will, for example, consider how many minutes you spend on your phone and importantly how these calls are taken- phone-to-ear, headset or on speaker phone. It argues that headset and speaker usage is safer and warns against holding the phone to your ear. The science behind this is interesting, but actually something I have researched quite a lot… so let me explain what’s going on and then I’ll review the application itself.
Backgammon Live - play online real-time with massive community!
Backgammon Live (formerly Backgammon GC) is a social gaming platform where Backgammon gamers from all corners of the planet can come together and play a mobile version of the popular board game. The game is always busy with players so you’ll never need to wait long for a game. Backgammon GC also features the ability to play games for “$tickets” which are purchased through the apps’ parent website GameColony.com. Price: Free
Instant Camera – add cool real-time effects to your camera photos
Instant Camera is a neat little camera application that adds dazzling filters to your camera view in real-time. Similar perhaps to apps like Paper Camera, Instant Camera is great for giving your photos an original look. It’s easy to use, free and comes with 54 different filters.
TubeMP3 Machine – convert YouTube videos into MP3′s
TubeMP3 Machine is a cool app that lets you turn YouTube videos into MP3 files. Simply search, select and download. Downloads are relatively fast (although dependent on your network/broadband speed) and the whole thing is delivered in a neat user interface that makes the whole process incredibly easy.
Conquer 3 Kingdoms (Deluxe)
Free, plus In-app Purchases
Conquer 3 Kingdoms is a retro epic action RPG which sees you hacking and slashing a variety of enemies, building your powers and letting rip with an assortment of special weapons. Featuring lots of playable characters and 36 levels of frantic and challenging gameplay, it’s great if you have ever enjoyed RPG’s or even side-scrolling fighting games like Double Dragon.
MetaTrader 5 is a solid Forex trading app
MetaTrader 5 is a mobile trading platform designed for Forex and Stock market trading. The application allows you to connect to a broker, receive quotes, make financial deals, and check your trading history. All of that is free of charge and available to you from anywhere in the world!
MetaTrader 4 is an ideal Android app for the Forex trading platform
One of the most popular Forex trading platforms, MetaTrader 4, is now available on your Android phone or tablet absolutely free of charge. Trade currencies with any of 650+ servers of brokerage firms that use the MetaTrader 4 trading platform. With this application, you can control your account and trade in the financial markets.
Nothing under 4 stars jack!