Nishtha KanalAug 23, 2013 17:17:17 IST
We’ve had a ton of app updates for both iOS and Android this week and you must’ve already read about some of them. Major changes have come to the YouTube app for both iOS and Android, while Google Now, Google Keep, Google Maps and even SwiftKey have received some great new updates. Check out the list of major updates, keep your app collection in top shape.
Hangouts and Google Chrome
Both Google apps have received minor updates on Android this week. Hangouts will now run smoother thanks to some more butter i.e. Project Butter and has more emojis to satiate your funky chat needs. The Chrome update is bringing along better startup performance and stability improvements. Scrolling has been improved for better responsiveness and you’ll receive a visual indication that you’ve reached the end of the page, just like you do on lists and menus in Android.
Yes, the runaway iOS hit Dots is now on android and has already racked up more than a million downloads within its first week. The game is pretty simple, there is a board of colourful dots and you need to connect two or more to add to your score. Simple? Yes. Addictive? Hell yes. It’s a must download if you’re a Candy Crush Saga fan, but tired of waiting for your turn. Head on to the Google Play Store and download Dots. There have been a couple of updates since the game launched, bringing better performance and smoother animations.
Fun Dots come to Android
Facebook Pages Manager
If you own a page on Facebook for work or leisurely purposes, chances are that you use the Facebook Pages Manager to keep a track on them. Both Android and iOS versions of the application have received an update that makes working with your pages easier.
If you use the Manager on Android, you will now be able to upload more than one photo for a post, add new admins to your page, tag people in comments and even keep up with updates from other pages. On iOS you will be able to edit your page’s cover photo, create a new page and view improved page insights besides the features from the Android update.
Wish to try out a new kind of keyboard layout? Minuum keyboard for Android is now out of beta and open to all for a sum of Rs 239 on Google Play Store. We first read about the app back in April and were impressed with the horizontal layout of the keyboard that doesn’t eat up into half your screen. The app is intuitive and will help you get used to a minimalistic keyboard that actually lets you see the screen.
Minuum keyboard now available for all
The Android version of Vine is far from perfect yet but has received yet another update in an effort of getting there. The app now auto-completes your hashtags in text fields and lets you mention and tag people in your posts. Head onto the Google Play store and download Vine for Android to get shooting already.
Did we miss your favourite app’s update this week? Let us know in the comments section below.