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5 slither.io mash-ups we'd love to see happen

Posted by Ric Cowley on April 29th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

If there's one thing that slither.io has proved, it's that the addictive gameplay of Agar.io can be transplanted onto basically anything and it will still be good fun.

It wouldn't be surprising if we saw other developers jumping on the bandwagon, and we've come up with five major games that we think could benefit from taking a leaf out of slither.io's book.

Katamar.io

A fairly straightforward one to start off with. After all, what is Agar.io if not simply a Katamari game from a top-down perspective?

Replace the circles with Katamaris and the dots with household objects and the game has basically made itself.

All you need to do is put a tiny green Prince behind the Katamari and you've got the next big mobile hit.

Kirb.io

Nintendo has already announced its next couple of mobile games, but there's still room for everyone's favourite little pink ball to make an appearance.

Instead of simply absorbing the dots, you'd need to tap Kirby to suck up any nearby, as well as eat up any other players in the vicinity. It's a troll's paradise!

You could even have the various Kirbies spitting their opponents out across the board, and sell a Meta Knight skin for those who want to look a little cooler.

Mar.io

OK, so this might be a bit of a stretch, but bear with me. After all, attaching the Mario name to a mobile game is guaranteed to draw people in.

It would essentially be the same as slither.io, except you replace the snakes with classic Mario monster Wiggler.

He moves about in a cumbersome fashion, like the snakes in slither.io, and you could even have him turn into his angry red state while dashing.

Raptur.io

Remember those weird floating orbs in the award-winning Everybody's Gone to The Rapture? Well now you're one of them!

You float around the board, leaving a trail of holy spirit behind you, and occasionally absorbing souls that won't stop talking in dodgy rural British accents. Emotional? No. Fun? Definitely.

Spyr.io

It's been a while since we've heard from the tiny purple dragon Spyro, and what better way to make his comeback than this?

The twist is that the dots are actually sheep from the original game, so you need to set fire to them before you can eat them up. And probably set your fellow players on fire while you're at it.

Want more slither.io stuff? Then check out our best games like slither.io feature andthe following guides!

Have any of Ric's ideas excited you? Do you have any ideas for your own slither.io mash ups? Let us know in the comments below!

The best alarm clock app on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 20th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Phones have been able to replace a lot of technology over the years, including things like alarm clocks. Most people likely depend on their default phone's clock app to vibrate and/or make noise by their bed stand to wake them up these days. While that's a perfectly viable solution, there are some other apps out there that try to go above and beyond in this regard. Check them out below.

The best scanner app on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 13th, 2016
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

People always say that the best camera is the one you have with you. Well, the same is true with scanners, and your phone can be a pretty great tool for scanning receipts and other documents while you're on the go.

Check out the list below to discover the ultimate scanner app and a few honourable mentions.

The best video player on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 7th, 2016
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
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We all know the stock video player on iOS is not particularly convenient, primarily because it asks us to hook a device up to iTunes to sync video in a world that has things like Netflix.

Unfortunately, Netflix and other streaming services also have their own set of setbacks, namely their recurring cost and need for a data connection. That's where third-party video players come in.

The best automation app on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on February 2nd, 2016
+ Universal & Apple Watch App - Designed for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch
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Have you ever found yourself getting frustrated at the amount of navigation or tapping you have to do when doing some tasks on your mobile device? If so, you've probably looked into getting an automator.

These apps are specifically designed to reduce the overall amount of navigation that comes with an app-centric ecosystem by executing strings of tasks or specific functions that you do regularly in a single tap.

We've scoured through the mobile app stores to bring you these best automation apps out there.

The best music creation app on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on February 2nd, 2016

Ever wanted to make your own music? It’s not as hard as you think, thanks to a variety of different apps out there to help you do exactly that.

You don’t even need to use a PC or Mac, with your trusty iPhone and iPad filling that role admirably.

Here’s a look at the best on mobile.

The 4 most exciting games to look forward to in 2016

Posted by Campbell Bird on January 5th, 2016

It's the new year, and there's a lot of great stuff coming our way - particularly in the mobile games department.

Let's take a look at the four most exciting games of 2016.

The best music streaming apps on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 18th, 2015

The end of 2015 is looking pretty rough for music streaming services now thatRdio and Songza are shutting down.

With that in mind, we decided to comb through what's left to adise you on the the best remaining music streaming apps on mobile.

The best Christmas games on mobile

Posted by Jennifer Allen on December 17th, 2015

Christmas is nearly upon us, which means you want everything in life to have a kind of snowy or festive theme, right?

Well, what better way to get in the mood than by playing a few festive treats on your mobile or tablet.

We at 148Apps have picked our favorite winter-themed games that you’re sure to enjoy these all year round.

The best game streaming apps on mobile

Posted by Campbell Bird on December 13th, 2015
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

Streaming games from your PC to your tablet is a convenient way to play games from a different room.

But, in order to do this, you'll need something a little bit more powerful than remote desktop software. Check out our pick for the best PC game streaming app on iOS.

The best remote desktop apps for iOS

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 28th, 2015

We've been sifting through the App Store to find the best ways to do computer tasks on a tablet. That gave us a thought - what if we could just do computer tasks from our tablets?

Here's a list of the best remote desktop apps to help you use your computer on the go.

The best Photoshop alternative on iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 24th, 2015

Instagram and Lightroom are great and all, but sometimes people need to get extra creative with their image editing. Like, Photoshop creative.

If you're one of these people, take a look at our pick for the best mobile Photoshop experience on iPad.

Six Star Wars games to keep the Force always with you

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 18th, 2015

With the release of Star Wars: Battlefront, we thought we'd throw together a list of all the best Star Wars games on mobile.

None of these are quite the same flavor of Battlefront, but they create a nice, nostalgic, disturbance in the Force regardless.

Six games to give you your Rise of the Tomb Raider fix on iPhone and iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 15th, 2015

Rise of the Tomb Raider is out (yay!), but it's only available on one platform right now (boo!).

In light of the situation, check out these games so you can get more tomb raiding on your iOS device.

The 6 best email apps for your iPhone and iPad

Posted by Campbell Bird on November 7th, 2015

Email is something we all have to deal with and sometimes it's not a pretty task - especially on the go.

Thankfully, there are lots of options out there for people that want something a little different to the default mail experience on phones and tablets.

Here are the six best apps to help you deal with that ever-expanding inbox.