April was a busy month for iOS apps, with clever new ways to mashup your photos, get a hand-drawn selfie delivered to your door or, err, book bus tickets. Also, Mattel’s Magic 8 Ball arrived.
We’ve gathered the best new and updated apps below to save you some time. It’s split across a few pages to make it easier to read, but if you’d rather read it on one page, you can do that here.
If what you’ve always wanted is a picture of your face painted by a proper real life artist, but you don’t ever want to see another human being, then Fiverr Faces is the app for you.
It’s raison d’être is to get you custom-created portraits based on the selfies you submit. However, because they’re all done by an actual human, you don’t get an exact preview of what your image will look like beforehand.
Prices vary, but start at $10 for delivery within seven days.
In essence, all you have to do is take an unedited and filter-free photo. It’s then sent on to other users around the world with only the time and location information passed along, not information about the person who took it.
If your image isn’t liked by enough people, it will no longer be sent on to new recipients.
Showing no regard whatsoever for drawing its two chat clients closer together, Facebook chose April to roll out video calling in the Messenger app for Android and iOS devices.
While that’s good news for people in the UK, US, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Ireland, Laos, Lithuania, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Portugal and Uruguay, everyone else will have to wait for wider rollout.
2015 may well be known as ‘the year of emoji’ by the time we’re done, and not wanting to miss out on the trend, Instagram added the ability to add emojis as hashtags, thereby making them searchable across the network.