Learning a new language is really exciting. However you haven’t got the time in your busy day to use software such as Rosetta Stone. That’s why learning a new language is easy and convenient with app Mondly. Mondly allows users to learn or brush up on their skills on the move from their phone. With the option of learning 33 languages you simply cannot go wrong. [More…]
When I was at school, if you wanted to read around a subject then you had to stay behind at the library and risk being on the receiving end of an atomic wedgie if the bullies found you swotting up on your own time. How times have changed. Nowadays both kids and adults alike can delve into the wonderful world of self-education simply by staring at their smartphone. We’ve put together a list of 5 must-have apps that will help you on your path toward auto-edification…now that’s a word that would have gotten me a heel of a wedgie back in the day!
We find ourselves in the second coming of Pokémon. Not content with one round of world domination in the late 90s, Nintendo’s beloved critters have returned, this time with their eyes set firmly on our smartphones. Even if Nintendo was expecting success with Pokémon GO, I doubt even they could’ve predicted the mass hysteria which followed the app’s release. Suddenly, everyone was catching Pokécritters. Literally everyone. Churches turned into Gyms, Pickachus appeared in kitchens; it seemed the dream of making Pokémon a living, breathing reality was half way there. A few months on and nothing has slowed down. If anything, it’s intensified. Which is why you need an edge on the competition. This edge comes in the form of PokéLoké, a free new app out now for iOS.
In little over a month, Pokemon Go has become a truly global phenomenon with over 100 million downloads. The game which Pokemon fans have been wishing for since the early days of the original Gameboy has been a surprising success, even among those who didn’t grow up with the 90’s craze.
Changing the way that people exercise, promoting serious debate in the press and rejuvenating local businesses is a seriously impressive achievement for what is essentially a fairly limited app in gameplay terms. Perhaps one of Pokemon Go’s biggest impacts, though, may well be a public recognition and interest in the field of augmented reality.
Developers Niantic have been plugging away at the concept for years, combining the location data abilities of mobile phones with interactive games. Their focus, with previous titles like Field Trip, was to gather data on real-life locations and combine it with gameplay aspects to encourage people to explore the world around them. Their recent success with Pokemon Go has spawned a number of apps that are taking the idea and running with it, even if the educational aspect has fallen in priority. Here are some of the best so far.
Where Pokemon Go has prompted users to take up walking as a fun pastime, Zombies, Run! aims to send them bolting down the street in terror. The premise is pretty simple: you move fast or you lose. You put on your shoes, plug in your headphones and try to escape the hoard. The app shows a number of undead monsters roaming your neighbourhood and tasks you with survival.
With a surprisingly immersible soundtrack of screams and howls, a feature that lets you know when a zombie is just behind you and a mission system, Zombies, Run! is a fun little app that may well help you on your way to running a 5K. Just don’t play at night or forget your smartphone insurance. [More…]