The Best New Apps Out This Week

This week's highlights include the arrival of Meerkat on Android, and Camera51's long-awaited iPhone debut

Most Popular

1 | Meerkat

Available on: Android, iOS
Price: Free
Publisher: Life on Air

The battle for control of the live-streaming video market rages on as Meerkat has beaten Twitter-owned Periscope to Android devices. Meerkat for Android is still in beta, but platform holder Life on Air has now opened the trials to any user running version 4.2 of the operating system or higher. Like its iOS counterpart, the app allows users to broadcast live video for others to tune into and rate - the kind of thing that's all the rage right now.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below


2 | Tamagotchi Classic


Available on:
iOS, Android
Price: £2.99
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Vintage '90s toy the Tamagotchi made a comeback in app form a while back, and it has since asserted itself in the 21st century by making itself at home on the Apple Watch. The iOS version of the Tamagotchi Classic app now includes support for the smart timepiece, allowing users to care for their virtual pet without unlocking their handset. Apple Watch gaming will take a while to find its feet, and it's casual experiences you can dip in and out of like this that could really take off on the wearable.

Most Popular


3 | Gett


Available on: iOS, Android
Price: Free
Publisher: GT Get Taxi

Uber is king when it comes to app-based taxi services, but what can you do if you happen to live in a city it hasn't reached yet? If that city happens to be Liverpool, Glasgow or Edinburgh, Gett for iOS and Android devices has you covered - plus you can always use it for price comparison if you are in Uber territory. Formerly known as GetTaxi, the app is in the early stages of a major expansion, and will soon offer additional services like food, flower, and dry cleaning delivery.


4 | Mezzo

Available on: iOS
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
Publisher: Daven Gomes

Bored of the default music player on your iPhone? Mezzo might be the perfect app to replace it. The software has several features that its pre-installed counterpart lacks - such as improved queue management and drag-and-drop controls - but it has all of the basics covered, too. With support for Genius playlists as well as lyrics and artwork, Mezzo does everything your default music app can, and more.


5 | Camera51

Available on: iOS, Android
Price: Free
Publisher: Camera51

Camera51 proved a smash hit on Android, helping users compose better photographs by analysing their surrounding area - and now it's made its debut on iOS. The software uses a complex algorithm to scan objects, faces, shapes, lines, and scenes, and offers real-time framing guidance to smartphone snappers. It was built based on composition tips from professional photographers and artists, but you won't need any such expertise to get to grips with its palatable interface.


6 | River Monsters Fish On!

Available on: Android
Price: Free
Publisher: WandW

If you have no interest in fishing, you can probably go ahead and skip to the next app on this list - but if you happen to be an angler, this app is the catch of the day. River Monsters Fish On! is a digital logbook for anglers that lets them store information about their prize catches and connect to a dedicated global community of fisherman. The software also includes exclusive supplemental content from the River Monsters television show.


7 | Hipstamatic DSPO

Available on: iOS
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
Publisher: Hipstamatic

Hipstamatic has launched a collaborative photography app for iOS devices, which allows users to "shoot together". The idea is to invite friends to view your photos and encourage them to contribute their own snaps, turning a solitary image into a community-created gallery or collage. This isn't a new concept, but Hipstamatic DSPO pulls it off well, with novel features such as built-in chat and Snapchat-esque scribbling tools.


8 | Sky Sports Soccer Quiz

Available on: Android, iOS
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
Publisher: BSkyB

Fancy yourself as the next Statto? Now you can put your knowledge of the beautiful game to the test with Sky Sports Soccer Quiz for iOS and Android devices. The app features more than 3,000 football trivia questions and plays out like a match, with the user scoring a goal if they answer correctly and conceding one if they get a question wrong. Users can challenge their friends in head-to-head mode and share their successes on social media. Additional question packs are available via in-app purchases.
 

9 | Flickr

Available on: Android, iOS
Price: Free
Publisher: Yahoo

No doubt you will have heard of Flickr, given that it's one of the most popular photo-sharing platforms out there, but its new apps for iOS and Android are potential game changers. Yahoo-owned Flickr now wants all of your photos, not just the best ones, and it's updated its app to resemble a camera roll to encourage users to upload their entire collection. The service offers 1TB of free storage space, so it makes a strong case to become your default photo-storage repository.

This article was originally published on Digital Spy

***
MORE TECH

Style Apps That Will Sort Out Your Wardrobe
The Best Apps For Making Lists
5 Apps For A Great Night
***