More GIFs Please: Facebook Intros Entire App Store Just for Messenger

Facebook is going all-in on Messenger. Today at its F8 developer conference, the company introduced an entire platform for developers to create standalone applications that integrate with Messenger.

Created to help people enhance their Messenger experience with images, GIFs, and videos, developers will upload these apps to a dedicated Messenger store. From there, users will be able to install these additional “experience enhancing” applications, then enjoy them with friends.  (more…)

Game of Thrones ‘The Sword in the Darkness’ Releases Tomorrow on Android

The next episode of Game of Thrones is set to release for Android and iOS tomorrow on March 26. Titled The Sword in the Darkness, Episode 3 of 6 follows Asher Forrester and Mira Forrester, who both struggle to fight for the safety of their family. In addition, Gryff Whitehill is out to prove himself as brutality and violence grows daily during the Whitehill occupation.  (more…)

Runkeeper Gets Its Beautification Update for Lollipop

Runkeeper, my current exercise tracker of choice, received an update today that introduces a proper polishing (mind out of the gutter). The UI tweaks, some of which bring in Material Design touches, help make the app feel very modern. Trust me when I say that the app needed it, especially after we have seen all of Runkeeper’s competitors release beautiful new apps one by one over the last couple of months.

The new app feels much faster, includes rippling animations and layers throughout, and shows an entire activity history with more visual details. The app is still very familiar, but improved in the right ways.

Go give it a look!  (more…)