Best of Apps #2 GAMING

So I figured since you guys seemed to like the series I’d split it into some sub-genres and go more specifically into them, is that cool with you? Sweet, so lets begin.

Clash of clans – I’ve been playing this game pretty much since its launch. It’s a time-based, upgrade and attack strategy type game. It takes skill and often creativity to become very successful and again, its free with in game purchases (these ones will kill your bank account). You begin with a small number of buildings you create to collect gold and elixir, the games fake currency. You then spend this income on upgrading and gaining more defenses and attacking buildings. The way they make you stay is that depending on how well you save you have a certain number of builders. These builders will take a certain amount of time depending on what level a building you are trying to get, to build said building. This will leave you with the inability to build anything other than the amount of builders you have. When the allotted time for an upgrade or initial build finished you can then use the builders again. Sounds simple enough, that is until you realise during the later levels of the game upgrades can take up to 14 days. YES THAT’S TWO WEEKS!… Now, more about the progression of the game. At the early levels of this colorful app you don’t really have to think, its kid friendly you could say. You make some guys that attack some buildings, you gain some points yaddy-yadda but when you upgrade a significant amount of your buildings and troops, things start to get interesting. Actual tactics are used to take down bases, the bases seem to become more sophisticated, and it really makes you think at some points. You can almost feel when the young children leave and the big kids come out to play. With this being said the game is perfect at appealing to all types of people and they constantly add more troops, buildings, upgrades, defenses and game modes to keep everyone coming back for more. The only bad thing I can say about this game is the wait times. I cant even really complain because its not like there’s any alternative. It would suck if at Town Hall 10 it took 30 mins to upgrade something; it wouldn’t feel as rewarding as it does. With that being said, waiting around 20 days can make me forget, disinterested at some points even. Complaints aren’t viable without a resolution and I don’t have one so I will leave that at that. Lastly, the in-game purchases are killer. They are evidently making a huge amount of money from this app, I mean come on they have television ads, starring Liam freaking Neeson! You basically pay to cut your waiting time down, you can purchase more gold and elixir to afford bigger things or you can speed up a builders building time, whichever you see necessary to get you stronger. Overall this is a must-have game that I would recommend to kids and adults everywhere. Ever need tips on Clash of Clans, well your in luck because you can check Master Ov’s you tube videos.

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Best of Apps #1

Uber – Uber is the genius app that allows you to essentially book a taxi no matter where you are (providing there is an uber driver there of course). This is kind of one of those ideas you kick yourself for not thinking of, its genius! Since its huge success there have been a huge number of ‘spin-off ubers’ or as I like to call them, goobers. There have been uber nannies and uber mechanics, uber pizza services and possibly most hilarious of all, an “adult” themed uber/tinder hybrid. The app was developed by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, a couple of ambitious dudes with some technical knowledge. The app launched in 2009 but its prevalent use in mainstream society only began around 2013/2014 depending on which country you are in. Like many apps it follows the trend of convenience. I cant tell you how many times I’ve been stranded, only to whip out my iPhone and have someone 2 minuets away it almost always feels like fate. Really though, how simple is the idea. You can just imagine Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp sitting on the curb after a big night out, wondering how they’re going to get the cash to pay for a taxi (because everyone knows they hate it when you pay with a debit card) when one of them says… “Hey, I wish there was a way we could just like, get our phones out and remotely call for a taxi, but not like a taxi, like a cool taxi.” and the other responds “Yeah without those tacky “TAXI” signs, and it came UBER quick” *Eyes widen as they yell* “ARE YOU THINKING WHAT IM THINKING”…. Seriously though props to these guys, they got in there with an idea that was relatable and useful, did the research and followed through. If we all followed through with the ideas we thought were useful or beneficial to society as a whole, we’d be a heck of a lot more successful…. On that note, maybe there’s a market space for Uber Limo Rental?uber Continue reading “Best of Apps #1”