Puzzles with your voice, always green stoplights and a new app for Android TVs. These are last week’s best Android apps and games.
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The Netherlands is a cycling country and Schwung plays a good part in that. With this app you get a green light faster (and more often). Schwung lets connected traffic lights know you’re getting there so they jump from red to green at just the right moment. As a result, you’re more likely to reach your destination.
Via a map in the app you can see where the ‘smart’ stoplights are exactly. Schwung, when you choose to do so, starts automatically at the moment you cycle and lets traffic lights on your route tell you to get there. You do not need to use the app actively while cycling. For now, Schwung is only available in a handful of places.
Schwung – nice and fast through green
2. One Hand Clapping
At first glance, One Hand Clapping is a straightforward platform game, but it seems to be deceptive. You control the game with your voice. Singing or humming in your microphone solves all kinds of puzzles.
To jump from platform A to platform B, for example, you must first sing high, then low and end by holding one pitch. Apart from the unique operation, One Hand Clapping is a soothing, colorful puzzle game. However, we find the game somewhat praiseworthy.
One Hand Clapping
The Google Play Store is full of weather apps, so what makes DINA so special? The answer is simple: a personal twist. DINA tells you not only what the weather is like, but also how you should dress for it. The app takes into account all sorts of personal characteristics such as gender, weight and skin color.
DINA indicates whether it is better today to wear a thick sweater, work with layers or thick shoes are recommended. The app uses machine learning and is therefore continuously improving.
DINA: Personalized Weather
4. Sleepin ‘Guy
Another puzzle game. In Sleepin ‘Guy, you only have one task: make sure the main character wakes up. This puzzle game takes place entirely in the head of a sleeping, big guy who is not mentioned by name. The Sleepin ‘Guy manages but not to wake up.
Until you slow down. In 25 levels you get the chance to get the main character out of his dream world. You do this not only by solving puzzles, but for example also by throwing (dream) objects or letting the sleeping giant farm.
Do you have an Android TV? Then try FLauncher. With this “launcher app” you can customize the home screen of an Android TV set-top box. Among other things, you can customize categories, choose a different wallpaper or place more / fewer apps in a row. Also cool: it is possible to place a shortcut to the settings screen.
FLauncher is currently under development, but can already be downloaded from the Play Store. However, the maker warns of the possible presence of bugs. During testing, we did not encounter any strange objects.