Yo, check the calendar, it’s summer and there are some hot apps lining the shelves of the App Store. This week, we take part in console quality combat, see which blush looks best, engage in disappearing group messages and still find time to raise the bottle. Yo, it’s time for the everythingiCafe apps of the week for June 21st, 2014.
Released in early June, this minimalist social networking app has created quite a buzz this week. To say this app practices the principal of K.I.S.S. would be an understatement. This is a zero character, single tap way to communicate with friends, family and co-workers. Why let words get in the way, when you a simple “Yo” will do.
See, that’s all Yo does. There are no photos, no 140 character messages. Simply, Yo. Not since Flappy Birds has such a single purpose app become legend in a matter of days.
“One can not simply express the beauty of Yo in words. Yo may have a simple appearance, however, Yo was more than just a remedy for my sadness. It was a remedy for my entire life.”
“Te printing press. The plane. Yo. This app will go down in history as the greatest innovation of the 21st century.”
It’s worth noting that the graphics done on the Yo icon is some of the best we’ve seen.
Download YO (Free)
Every so often a game comes along that pushes the graphics boundaries on our iPhones and iPads. Graphics that let you enjoy console quality gaming, while holding it in the palms of your sweaty hands. The action-adventure game was developed by Vivid Games, makers of the award winning Real Boxing.
You take on the role of titan Prometheus, attempting to steal the godfire spark, an unlimited source of power that is protected by the gods. You’ll partake in epic boss battles, as you roam freely through 7 diverse locations.
Godfire also supports iOS 7 compatible controllers. The sensational graphics are processor intensive, so this game should excel on the iPad Air and iPhone 5s.
Download Godfire ($6.99)
Delectable – Wine Scanner and Journal
Version 4.0 of Delectable raises the bar, as you raise the bottle. Now you can take a photo of a wine label and instantly get more information and ratings. And you thought shopping for wine before was fun.
Not only a shopping tool, Delectable acts as your personal journal, letting you keep track of your favorite wines. See what wines are trending. The app lets you follow some of the world’s leading winemakers, sommeliers and critics. See which wines are their favorites. You can also follow your friends and track their favorites.
The developers have wrapped up all of this functionality with a new UI and an overall faster experience.
Download Delectable – Wine Scanner and Journal (Free)
If you have a soft spot for the classics, you’ll enjoy this modern take on ‘snake’. Mixed in is some wonderful comic book art renowned French artist Laurel. There are 15 levels of addictive, challenging gameplay where Grub must save his best friend from the bird who captured him.
A delightful, cute remake that’s easy, fun and a wonderful followup to Doodle Grub.
Download Grub (Free)
Up until now, the only way to test makeup is to visit your local mall or beauty store. There are armies of beauticians eager to sell you a new product. These can often result in peer pressure and you don’t have the luxury of spending hours seeing which looks best.
L’Oreal is here to help, with a new virtual makeup tester. Utilizing technology used by major Hollywood Studios, you can test lipstick, blush and more for hours on end. Create different looks and save the ones you really love.
So checkout Makeup Genius. It might change how you shop makeup.
Download Makeup Genius (Free)
Fuse – Photo, Group, Chat
Ready. Set. Burn. Fuse makes group messaging fun, with anonymous group comments, photo captions and disappearing content.
You or one of your friends in a private group share a captioned photo that lights the fuse. What ensues is conversation amongst your friends, but watch the clock. The photos and messages are on a timer, so comment quick before the fuse burns out and everything disappears.
Fuse features a Ghost Mode, hat tip to PacMac, that lets anyone post and share anonymously.
Download Fuse – Photo, Group, Chat (Free)
These our your apps of the week for June 21st, 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!