App Radar: New apps and games for iOS and Android

Runtastic Balance an help users by flagging poor eating habits and direct them towards healthy food choices.

Runtastic Balance an help users by flagging poor eating habits and direct them towards healthy food choices.

The last month saw several software-related announcements. Apple released the new iOS 11 and a follow-up update soon after. Google is expected to launch the new Pixel smartphones on 4 October with the new Android Oreo OS. For gaming fans, EA Sports has released the FIFA 18 and 2K Inc has come up with MyNBA 12K8 companion apps. Users can manage off-the-pitch activities of the original games on these apps. The latest crop of smartphone apps includes a UPI payment app by Google, a health app by Runtastic and a challenging puzzle game by Ubisoft.

Google Tez allows users to send and receive money directly into the account using UPI payments.

Google Tez allows users to send and receive money directly into the account using UPI payments.

Google Tez

Free

Android

Google’s new payment app allows users to send and receive money directly into the account using UPI payments. It is free to download and use, and allows users to protect their UPI account with a digit phone PIN. It supports seven Indian languages—Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. The Cash mode allows offline transactions with nearby users by pairing with third phone.

Runtastic Balance

Free

Android, iOS

Developed by Runtastic, this new app can help users by flagging poor eating habits and direct them towards healthy food choices.

Users are required to enter details if all food items consumed by them in a day and the app will calculate the nutritional values to provide a better insight into the amount of calories, carbs, fat and proteins they have been consuming. Users can set a goal and the app will guide them with the right amount of calories they require.

Kruso is designed for users with no prior experience in video editing.

Kruso is designed for users with no prior experience in video editing.

Kruso

Free

Android

Kruso is designed for users with no prior experience in video editing. Users can edit (Fit, Rotate, trim), apply filters and even add text or subtitles to a video. In case you want to jazz it up with background music, you can add a track from the app library or the phone. You can save your creations on Facebook, Instagram or YouTube from the app itself. The app doesn’t involve in-app purchases and is free from advertisements too.

Clash.io is a complex puzzle game involving multiple players.

Clash.io is a complex puzzle game involving multiple players.

Clash.io

Free

Android, iOS

Developed by Ubisoft Games in association with Ketchapp, Clash.io is a complex puzzle game involving multiple players. Users are required to expand their territory by drawing blocks, attack opponent by drawing lines towards their territory and while doing this they shave to make sure their head or trail is not hit by an opponent. The game is ideal for puzzle fans looking for something refreshing to play.

Nobleman: 1896

Free

Android

Noblemen: 1896 is a third-person action game set in the backdrop of late 19th century. The game set-up, weapons and attire look inspired by historical events but do not provide enough specific details. The controls are simple and are tidily arranged on the screen. Users have to regularly upgrade soldiers, weapons and battle supplies and keep army morale high. The game works offline so you can play it any time. It requires 524MB of space after installation.

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