Chromecast’s display casting attribute works on a small variety of apparatus, but that list is slowly growing. For the time being, Sony appears to have cut to the front of the line. At the start of the month, the Chromecast gods smiled positively upon the Xperia Z3 as well as the Z3 Compact. Now upon the Xperia Z3v, Z2, and … Read More
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Back in early 2012, mobile game programmer Mika Mobile made the contentious and public choice to stop creating games for Android. Though Mika has deleted its first post describing why, our own David Ruddock composed an editorial in the time, describing the small-scale business was tired of the lousy exposure given by the Play Shop as well as a low … Read More
Back in early 2012, mobile game developer Mika Mobile made the public and controversial decision to stop creating games for Android. Though Mika has deleted its original post explaining why, our own David Ruddock wrote an editorial at the time, explaining that the small company was tired of the poor exposure offered by the Play Store and a low return on investment for porting games that had to work on so many different pieces of hardware.
The original 2D Battleheart.
Mika Mobile declined to port is Zombieville USA sequel, and had apparently stopped supporting the Android versions of both the original game and the celebrated Battleheart, which have a total combined downloads of more than 200,000.
Mika Mobile’s exit from Android gaming was loud and dramatic, and a lot of Android gamers were vocally upset at the decision and lack of support. But lo and behold, the company is back in the Play Store with Battleheart Legacy, the top-down dungeon-crawling sequel to Battleheart that appeared on iOS back in May. You can buy it right now for five bucks.
Legacy breaks from its predecessor in a lot of ways: instead of a 2D, part-based fighter, you play as a single hero in a 3D world, completing various quests, powering up your skills and equipping new loot. It’s a lot like a simplified version of the Torchlight series (complete with pets), which is itself a throwback to the old point-and-click dungeon crawlers of the late 80s and early 90s. The unique, super-simple style of Mika’s 2D games still manages to shine through, with a bright game world that lends itself more towards humor than dark fantasy.
Various classes can be played, though they depend more on your choice of spells/skills and equipment than a rigid structure. The game uses the some of the same thoughtful touch controls as the original Battleheart, which were often shamelessly lifted by other developers. Battleheart Legacy has no ads or in-app purchases.
Some gamers will be unwilling to forgive Mika Mobile’s rather dismissive exit from the Android platform, and I myself am fairly sure that the developer’s return has more to do with dominant market share than genuine regret. That said, any quality developer releasing games for Android, especially games that eschew the commonly-abused free-to-play model, is welcome to a place on my phone. Who knows – if enough people buy the game, they might even decide to stick around this time.
P.S. It’s worth noting that Mika Mobile updated both the original Battleheart and Zombieville USA Android apps in August of last year to fix some compatibility issues.
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There sure have been a lot of material updates lately, but this is not one of them. The new version of Flipboard is nothing to sneeze at, though. It brings a ton of new topics to follow, an updated look, and different ways to find interesting stories. There’s even some special stuff to make the phone experience better.
Here’s the changelog from Flipboard v3.
- Over 30,000 new topics to follow, powered by best stories across publishers and 10 million+ Flipboard magazines.
- Start your day with The Daily Edition, with articles selected by our team at 7 a.m.
- Follow people to stay up-to-date on what they’re collecting into their magazines.
- New design, everywhere.
- Phones only: New top tab bar to quickly navigate between your Flipboard, everything you’re following, search, notifications and your profile.
Perhaps you think that 30,000 number is an exaggeration? Probably not. It’s a huge list of things. I searched for “troll” and got results for “patent trolls” and “trolling.” Some seriously fine-grained control of interests here. The topic tags also pop up in some stories. The curated daily edition is neat for people who don’t get a lot of content through social feeds. You can also follow users who are curating stories.
The new interface is still very much what you’d expect from Flipboard, but it’s less thrown together. Buttons aren’t strewn all over, and the top tab bar on phones make navigation less awkward. If you didn’t like Flipboard before, you’re probably still not going to get it now, but for others it’s a better experience.
My love for Runtastic grows by the day. Is the service quite useful to monitor rises and my runs, but its Android program is more often than not in the vanguard of Android characteristics and the most recent Google and guidelines. Case in point: it was clearly one of the first fitness programs to add it only got upgraded with … Read More
Let’s close out upgrade Wednesday with Google+. It is not a critical upgrade, with changes in the interface and just a couple of little fixes. But hey, an upgrade is an upgrade. The APK can be acquired below.
What is New
Google changelog to detail precisely what is different this time or hasn’t graced us. To date we have seen a brand new button for joining communities that pops up in the base of the the display, together with for getting community settings, a tools icon. That is not much worse than the swipe gesture that is concealed we’d before.
The APK updates your existing program and is signed by Google. The cryptographic signature ensures the file is not dangerous to put in and wasn’t tampered with in any manner.
File name: com.google.android.apps.plus-184.108.40.206692696-413339292-minAPI19.apk.
Version: 220.127.116.11692696 (413339292) (Android 4.4+).
We have been seeing bits and pieces (and completely working prototypes) of Google Stars for quite a while now. The tool, which for now functions as a replacement for Chrome’s bookmark manager, has been in development even more, but it appears that the Chrome extension might eventually be prepared to roll (assuming it does not get pulled again) as Google released … Read More
The new DROID Turbo for Verizon is a beast of a phone, but Motorola isn’t letting it stand alone. The company also announced a proprietary see-through case for the device, with the somewhat benign name “Droid Turbo Flip Case.” It’s a pretty standard full-body flip case offered in either leather or nylon, but it includes a screen cutout and a transparent cover that lets you view the phone’s active notifications, or even answer a call or take a photo, without opening the case. So yeah, it’s basically it’s like Samsung’s S-View cases and their imitators.
Thought the Turbo’s Flip Case isn’t actually available to order yet, Motorola has already released an app to support its see-through functionality. The phone’s Moto X-style notifications should work without any extra software, but presumably formatting the notifications, dialer, and camera apps for the cutout requires a little development footwork. According to the app description, pressing the power key while the case is closed will quickly show you the time, your next alarm, and the current battery level. I’m assuming that the phone uses either a magnetic or proximity sensor to verify that the case is closed or open, and that it supports the app.
The DROID Turbo Flip Case will cost $59.99 when it’s released, and presumably Verizon will have a few on hand for the retail launch tomorrow. That’s pricey for a case, but not unheard of for this kind of design. Any takers?