Posted by Andrew Stevens on October 25th, 2013 + Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Figure is this week’s App Store App of the Week. This means, of course, that we get to toy around with sounds for FREE! Yay! We like free.
In our review, Chris Kirby said, “I’m not a DJ. I don’t pretend to be. I’m also not a musician. All of that said, however, I had one heck of a time with Propellerhead’s Figure app. It’s designed for someone like me – a person who loves to play with sound without it getting all technical and impossible to understand. And yet, I can see where Figure might also prove useful to a veteran performer or DJ. It’s just that versatile.”
Apple has made a couple of changes to their weekly app features that pop up in the Featured tab of the App Store. While “App of the Week” and “Game of the Week” appear to be just rebranded as “Editors’ Choice,” there’s a new feature: the Free Game of the Week. It appears as if Apple is jumping into the kind of promotion that services like FreeAppADay have been doing, but with this being an official Apple promotion, it has the potential to drive massive numbers of downloads.
The first free app that Apple is giving away is Cut the Rope: Experiments for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. The game supports iCloud sync between the two versions, so multiple device owners will definitely want to pick up both.
What’s interesting is that it appears that on the initial installation of these apps, it’s not necessary to put in the account password, as the app just automatically downloads. This will make it easier for people to get these free apps. The question remains to be seen how long Apple plans to run these promotions, and if they will only feature paid apps that drop down to free, or if some apps released as free will be featured as well.
Rubicon have kept their ears open and made a number of changes to Combat Monsters based on the feedback received from fans. The new update provides users with a revamped user interface, a new skeleton monster, asynchronous multiplayer, and new matchmaking that keeps the multiplayer battles fair with no need to pay to win.