Weekly App Store Roundup: April 5th

News

Real Racing 3’s first major update will add the Chevrolet Camaro, as well as a slew of new features, to the game

Firemonkeys, developer of Real Racing 3, has announced a slew of new features for the game which includes Cloud Save functionality,  the Chevrolet Cobalt SS and Camaro ZL1, a new gameplay mode called “Hunter Mode”, and over 100 new events. A release date for the new update has not been announced yet, so stay tuned to Real Racing’s Facebook page for new details as they surface.

Moni, a new and innovative way to track your finances

Moni is a new release on the App Store that promises to be the one-stop-shop to manage all your personal finances. It allows you to keep track of multiple bank accounts, and allows you to add transactions and see your balances without connecting to third-party websites. And boy doesn’t it look great. It has been introduced on the App Store for $0.99.

SkyDrive finally receives a desperately needed update

June 2012 was the last time that Microsoft updated its SkyDrive app. Talk about procrastination  It seems though that with this update the feud between Apple and Microsoft surrounding the app has been settled after Apple refused to waive their thirty percent fee on in-app purchases that allowed SkyDrive users to upgrade their amount of cloud storage. Microsoft ended up having to make customers upgrade their storage through their website instead, thus saving Microsoft the thirty percent fee. As for the app itself, it’s now been updated to support the iPhone 5’s aspect ratio and the iPad mini. You can also download and upload full-resolution images straight on your iOS device. This is quite a handy feature because most other apps and services compress images to save precious cellular data.

App of the week

Solar

iPhone Screenshot 1

There are heaps of different weather apps out there, which are each good at something in particular. Solar, as you can see, is very good at being beautiful. There’s nothing conventional about it, the entire UI is based on gestures. Swipe down, and the three-day forecast will come up. Swipe up, and you’ll be scrolling through hourly forecasts for the next three days. It’s not the use of gestures that make this app great, but it’s how fluid it is, especially when going through the hourly forecast. It encapsulates the weather in a continuous flow of colours on the screen. Best of all, it doesn’t cost a dime at the moment. Normally, it’s $1.99. You can find Solar in the App Store.

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