Friday App Sales: Pirates and Traders: Gold, Wayward Souls, Little Stars for Little Wars 2, and More

It’s Friday, which means it is that time of the week where we round up the current deals taking place on Google Play for you to enjoy over the glorious weekend.

This week, games such as Pirates and Traders: Gold (it just so happens to be Talk Like a Pirate Day), Wayward Souls, and Little Stars for Little Wars are currently on sale, all of which can lead to tons of fun if you end up not having any plans this weekend.

If you are interested in checking out a few apps and games, the list is below.  (more…)

Star Wars: Commander Released to Google Play, Choose Your Side of the Force

In the new Star Wars: Commander game, published by Disney onto Google Play, you must choose to fight for either the Rebel Alliance or team with Darth Vader and the Empire. Even though you just enlisted, no matter what side you choose, you are made a commander of an entire army. To relate the gameplay to another popular title, it is much like Clash of Clans, but Star Wars themed.  (more…)

Noyze Volume Panel Brings Custom Level Controls With No Root Required

If bringing a custom touch to your volume controls has been on your mind, you may want to check out Noyze Volume Panel. With Noyze, which is basically an Xposed module made available with no root, free to download on Google Play, users can set a new place to control their volume, instead of the regular pop-up panel you would see on most Android devices.

Once enabled, there are a few custom themes to choose from, which include sliders on the top of your notification bar (pictured above), as well as floating panels that feature multiple sound controls. Heck, you can even choose to make it look like the ringer setting you would find on an iOS device.  (more…)

5 Fresh Icon Packs: Alos, Sawyer, Etched, Balx, and Tenuix

Within days of posting our last “5 fresh icon packs” feature, another 10 or so quickly popped up on our radar to be featured in the next round-up. I feel like I say this almost every time, but icon designers just keep getting better and better even though you would figure that ideas from this scene would plateau or stall for a while. Thankfully, that hasn’t even come close to happening, which is evidenced by the five packs we have to feature today.

We have packs that carry a vintage vibe, others that put a better spin on Apple’s flat iOS theme, and even one that puts to use the floating circle button from Google’s Material Design. If you can’t find a pack in this round-up to slap on your phone, then I’m not sure you have any taste.  (more…)

Deal: Fundamentals of Android Programming for $19, It’s Time to Build Your Own Apps

Interested in creating your own apps? Don’t you want to be the person responsible for the next Flappy Bird or Goat Simulator? Thanks to a deal currently running in the Droid Life Deals section, you could be well on your way. For just $19 (regularly $99), you could learn and master the fundamentals of Android programming.

The program helps you learn to use all of the tools needed to make your own apps. It features 9.5 hours of content and over 105 lectures, including a video course. Topics include app components and APIs, creating a user interface, adding animations, and more.

  • Over 105 lectures and 9.5 hours of content
  • Learn The Skills Required To Build Apps For Android
  • No Programming Knowledge Required
  • Highly Detailed – Covers Everything You Need To Know
  • Receive A Certificate Of Completion

Deal Link

Starbucks Updates Official App With Digital Tipping and Shake to Pay Feature

A new update is rolling out to users of the official Starbucks application on Android. In the update, which is now available through Google Play, users can digitally tip baristas, thanks to an added prompt that will appear 2 hours after your Starbucks visit. If you always felt bad about not being able to tip with your Starbucks card, now you won’t need to feel guilty anymore.  (more…)

Beach Buggy Racing Hits Google Play, Optimized for Tegra-powered Devices

A new game from the makers of Beach Buggy Blitz hit Google Play today, a sequel of sorts, titled Beach Buggy Racing. The first game was geared more towards single player action, where players would race through sand dunes and volcanoes, hoping to collect enough coins and power-ups to upgrade characters and vehicles. In this new title, racing against other real-person opponents is the name of the game, bringing a completely new level of difficulty to the franchise. In essence, think of it like Mario Kart, where users can use power-ups against each other, ultimately trying to win the race to earn enough coins to continuously upgrade their car.