Dong Nguyen’s Follow-up to Flappy Bird, Swing Copters, is Now Live on Google Play

The follow-up game to Dong Nguyen’s Flappy Bird, Swing Copters, is now available on Google Play for everyone to enjoy. Or hate. Probably hate. In the game, you use your finger to tap a little helicopter through swinging hammers and platforms. To say the game is hard is quite the understatement, as I personally find the game nearly impossible.  (more…)

Uber Releases API, Allows Partners Like United or OpenTable to Access Uber Info

Uber, the insanely popular ride requesting service that my hometown of Portland hates (personal problem), released an API this morning that allows partners to build-in Uber support to their apps and services. Through this API, apps can now “pass a destination address to the Uber app, display pickup times, provide fare estimates, access trip history and more.”

What does that mean? Well, it could be that you book a car to pick you up just after you book your restaurant reservation for tonight. Or maybe you need a ride to and from the airport, which you could book through you favorite airline’s app?  (more…)

Humble Bundle SEGA Edition Should Fulfill Your Sonic the Hedgehog Cravings

A new Humble Bundle is available for lovers of SEGA titles, specifically titles which involve Sonic the Hedgehog. Today, people feeling charitable can pick up Sonic 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket, and Virtua Tennis Challenge for whatever price they would like, but if you pay over the average of $3.70, you can also get Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Sonic 4 Episode II, Crazy Taxi, and more to follow soon.  (more…)

Mediafire for Android Receives Major Update – Auto Backups of Photos and Videos, Instant Sharing, New UI

Mediafire, an independent cloud storage service with over 37 million users, introduced a brand new Android app today with a couple of really nice features.

First off, the app has a new “native interface,” with smoother scrolling, browsing and sharing. The app now has an automatic backup setting for photos and videos as well, bringing it nicely in line with Dropbox (Why doesn’t Box have this yet?). Finally, the new app has enhanced streaming support for your music and video collections, along with instant file sharing through email, SMS, or chat apps.

The update is live now, so go grab it.  (more…)

Dropbox Pushes Update to Carousel, Brings Bulk Delete and Android L Compatibility

A much-needed update has been pushed out to Dropbox’s Carousel application, one which brings a toggle for the auto backup feature, a bulk delete settings, and Android L compatibility.

Before the update, users were unable to bulk delete images in the app’s gallery, which must have been quite the tiring process if you had multiple items to delete. Now, much like all regular gallery applications, users can select numerous pictures/videos, and delete all with a single press.  (more…)

Report: Verizon to Create Wireless Coalition Who Aims to Take on Google Play, Apple App Store (Updated)

In the wireless industry, apps are still a pretty big deal. I wouldn’t necessarily say that the app ecosystem is young, but you get the feeling that we are only scratching the surface when it comes to potential, not only for the types of tasks they accomplish, but also the amount of money they can make everyone involved. According to a report out of The Information, Verizon wants in (again) because it isn’t exactly thrilled that Google and Apple control the app industry by themselves. In other words, Big Red wants another revenue stream.  (more…)