This week’s Android Apps Weekly is sponsored by Perbby. Perbby is a social application where you can post what you’re doing and where you’re doing it. Other members who are near you will be able to see your posts and “heart” them if they’re interested in doing the same activity. Once that happens, you’ll have the option to chat with them and set things up! It’s a fun little app with a clean design and a fairly straightforward premise. It also uses Facebook login. It’s free to download so why not try it out?
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Google is giving a look at its new design language which is aimed to make everything on the web and mobile look the same. So far Google Search has been updated to mixed reviews thanks to the colored microphone but otherwise it looks pretty good. Google also has a new logo!
YouTube is preparing for a fundamental change. According to multiple sources, it will evolve into a mixture of free videos, ad-supported videos, and premium videos complete with a paywall. According to other sources, this is because YouTube actually doesn’t contribute to profit and Google wants to change that.
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Google has released a new application called Google On. This nifty little app is used to control, configure, and interface with the Google OnHub router and it remains one of the best router interfaces I’ve ever seen. It has a good design, it’s simple to use, and it makes it much easier to manage. It’s totally free but, of course, you’ll need the Google OnHub router which will run you $199.
Mirrativ is a new streaming application that works a bit differently than most. Where Periscope uses your camera and Twitch does games, Mirrativ allows you to stream pretty much anything you’re doing on your device. It is in beta so you can expect bugs here and there, but it’s a nifty idea that even lets people engage with whatever it is that you’re streaming. It’s also free to use.
Street View the application has been around for quite some time but it was updated to version 2.0 this last week and has become a full-fledged standalone application. It still does most of the same Street View things like give you 360-degree imagery and it still contributes to Google Maps. With the new update, you can push photospheres to Street View for immediate use. It’ll be a fun app to keep around.
[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
UNKILLED is the latest shooter out of Madfinger Games, developers of the acclaimed Shadowgun and Dead Trigger games. This one features fantastic graphics and simple game play where you collect weapons, mow down zombies, and a lot more. There are boss fights, over 300 missions, and over 50 weapons to collect and use. We’re not entirely sure why this wasn’t just called Dead Trigger 3 but it’s still fun. Just beware of those release day bugs!
[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
For the first time in the history of mobile gaming, there is a real, actual Pokemon game now available for Google Play. Unfortunately, it isn’t the kind we really wanted but at least it’s a start. This Pokemon game is a matching puzzle game where you must match icons and that deals damage to the Pokemon you’re currently battling. It’s cutesy and simple and worth a shot if you like Pokemon.