Track your steps with Breeze, channel your inner-assassin in Hitman Go, throw down the gauntlet in Hearthstone, Heroes of Warcraft and find new ways to create awesome videos. It is time for the apps of the week for April 19th, 2014.
If you are an iPhone 5s, it features the M7 coprocessor, which allows it to track your steps. Breeze, brought to you by the makers of RunKeeper, is an easy way to take advantage of the M7. It tracks your activity and all you have to do, is get active.
As you go about your day, Breeze works in the background, using the iPhone 5s to track your walks, runs and any movement you make. This app helps to keep you motivated and does so with minimal impact to your battery. Make the most of the iPhone 5s hardware with this free activity tracker.
Download Breeze (Free)
Living Planet – Tiny Planet
If you shoot and edit videos on your iPhone, Living Planet can help you create ‘tiny planet’ videos. The wild filters create insane looking videos, some of which you can check out on their Instagram feed.
Your videos can be either a tiny planet or choose the wormhole option for an inverted effect. If that’s not enough, you can also apply one of the forty filters. It is brought to you by the same team who developed the popular ProCam app.
Hitman Go is a turn-based strategy game where you have to navigate to avoid enemies, take out targets and infiltrate well-guarded locations. You take on the role of Agent 47, a hired assassin who relies on causing distractions, using disguises and creating distractions. Of course, what good would any assassin be without being a skilled sniper.
With each level, you have to decide whether your strategy will be to take it silently or with force. This may depend upon the type of enemy and their strengths.
Early reviews of the app have been extremely positive and most have been pleased with what the developers have done with the iOS version of this popular gaming franchise.
“A really elegant way to put the Hitman franchise on iOS.”
“Kudos to this wonderfully crafted stealth board game. Drool-worthy.”
Download Hitman Go ($4.99)
Hearthstone – Heroes of Warcraft
Blizzard brings their incredibly popular strategy card game to the iPad with Hearthstone – Heroes of Warcraft. Available in early April in select countries, this week it became available in the U.S. App Store. It’s been awarded the Editors’ Choice and has soared to the top of the charts, laying stake to the number one position on the Top Free Apps chart.
In Hearthstone, you can collect cards that are linked to your Battle.net account, allowing you to switch between tablet and desktop. Reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with a near perfect rating.
“Blizzard’s done a fantastic thing in porting a quality addition to its stable of amazing games..”
“The wait is finally over and this amazing card game can now be played on the go.”
If you are a fan of strategy based card games and own an iPad, pick up your cards and throw down the gauntlet!
Pinnacle Studio for iPhone
Where Tiny Planet is for creating trippy videos, Pinnacle Studio is more of a full-fledged video editing program, on your iPhone. Previously available for the iPad, this app combines ease-of-use with incredibly robust movie-making tools. You can mix photos and videos in the ‘Storyboard’, but retain access to a full timeline. Pinnacle puts you in control.
There are built-in templates that allow for 3D animations, transitions and titles.
These our your apps of the week for April 19th, 2014. The App Store is brimming with new apps each and every day. Did you spot a great new app this week that we missed? Share it in the comments!