App Week: Instagram for Android, Angry Birds Space smashes record
In this week's round up, we've got big news from Spotify, Angry Birds, Facebook, and Temple Run as well as the latest reviews from the Android, iPhone and iPad platforms
Angry Birds Space notches up 10m downloads in three days
Who said the Angry Birds craze was over? Rovio's latest adventure Angry Birds Space has smashed its own company record by bringing in a whopping ten million downloads in the first three days of sale. The previous mark was set by Angry Birds Rio, which reached the same figure in 10 days. The gravy train continues to roll.
Instagram for Android is almost here
The iOS photo-sharing app of choice Instagram is finally ready to make its presence felt on Google's Android platform. The company has posted a preview page encouraging Android users to sign up and be the first to download the app when it becomes available. The app has 27 million registered iOS users, a figure that is likely to double when Android users start filtering-up photos.
Spotify drops free-play limit, but where's the love for UK users?
Freeloading Spotify users in Spain, Germany and Italy are celebrating being able to listen to their favourite song as many times as they like without the previous enforced five play cut-off point. UK and French users are still stuck on five as Spotify tries to work out a deal with record labels in the respective countries.
EnemyGraph Facebook app allows you to single-out foes
The world isn't as rosy as Facebook would like us to believe. We're not friends with everyone we know, we don't like everything and we're fed up of sharing all our cool stuff with ungrateful acquantances. EmemyGraph allows you to build a list of enemies as well as companies that you hate. There's also Trending Enemies that allow you to check out the most popular hates.
Temple Run finally arrives on Android
The wait for top apps to make the transition from iOS is one of the main perils of life in the Android Army. One of these such apps, is top-down, platformer Temple Run, which has been downloaded 45m times on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The Android port features the same white-knuckle gameplay as you seek to avoid hoardes of marauding monkeys while not falling to your death.
APP REVIEWS FROM THE T3 APP CHART
iPhone App Review: CInemagram
While Instagram is the king of photo-sharing, Cinemagram is making a play for the video side of things. The idea behind the app is to allow uploading of video files without draining your 3G data allowance. The app allows you to select a portion of the video to stay in motion, while the surroundings stay still. The results are an animate GIF. Check out our Cinemagram review for the full skinny.
Android App Review: Photo Movie Creator
Continuing the theme of innovative photography/video apps, we've taken a look at Photo Movie Creator for Android. Our reviewer says its" one of the simplest editing apps we have used. It pretty much does all the hard work for you. To use it, all you have to do is select a selection of photographs and the application does the rest. And by the rest, we mean that it adds music and transitions to the photographs, so they become a moving slideshow." Check out the full review.
iPad App Review Dr Seuss Beginners Book Collection #1
The iPad has this lovely knack of giving beloved media of yesteryear the opportunity to reinvent itself for a new generation of fans. This is so evident with the Dr Seuss interactive story book collection, which brings to life time-honoured classics like Cat in the Hat, ne Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, The Foot Book, Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, and Fox in Socks.