Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the 5 most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are ones that are most likely new and haven’t appeared in the Top 5 list more than 3 times.
1. Next Lock Screen
App info: Next Lock Screen, a Microsoft Garage project, saves you time with quick app launch and access to the information you need. It’s a time saver lock screen built for busy professionals. See your calendar, missed calls, email and text messages all at a glance.
2. Journeys & Notes
App info: Journeys & Notes, a Microsoft Garage project, is a delightfully curious social app for the space between an origin and a destination. Whether you’re taking the bus to work across town or jet-setting across the globe, checking in to your trips with Journeys & Notes unlocks a community of people who have traveled the path you’re on.
App info: Developed over five years by industry veterans (Metal Gear Solid, Halo, F.E.A.R.), RÉPUBLIQUE is a thrilling and topical stealth-action game that explores the perils of government surveillance in the Internet Age.
App info: Join the NE1 secret agency and embark on your adventure to defeat Doc Monday in more than 90 missions set across locations including spooky farmsteads, desert canyons and underground mines. Fight zombies, monsters and even… rubber ducks.
5. Torque for Bing & Android Wear
App info: Torque, powered by Bing, brings the web to Android Wear. With a simple twist of the wrist, Torque wakes up and is at your command. Ask anything: “What’s the weather like in London?”, “Where am I?” for answers right there on your smartwatch.
Note: To ensure that all apps receive a fair chance to make the list, we will retire any app that has made the list for three consecutive weeks and will place it in our Android and Me App Hall of Fame. We will post this Hall of Fame list in a dedicated series. Any app with * next to the title indicates it will now be added to our Hall of Fame list and will no longer be listed in this article.