Jun 10 AT 7:10 AM Steve Raycraft 0 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Slack, Snapchat

App Updates 2015

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Clock - Version 4.4.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Analog and digital clock widgets are resizable
  • Drop shadow added to digital clock widget
  • Fixes for several minor bugs


Slack - Version 2.12.0


What’s new in this version:

  • A quick and easy way to see which of your starred channels have unread messages.
  • In-app browser support.
  • The ability to invite team members to ongoing calls.
  • A whole clutch of bothersome bugs fixed.


Twitter - Version 6.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Today, we’re introducing a new look and feel to make Twitter for Android easier to use. A tab bar you can swipe, nav menu that slides, and a floating action button lets you move through Twitter faster than before.


Bing Search - Version 6.2.2518

Bing Search

What’s new in this version:

  • Search by image: Snap a pic and find similar images online
  • Touch query: Get new suggestions for image and video search by tapping the separate words
  • Image insights: Get more information on the images you look at
  • Barcode scanner: Better shopping with results from more stores (including eBay, Best Buy, and more)


Health Mate - Version 2.16.0

Health Mate

What’s new in this version:

  • Good news! Health Mate has been updated with new features and enhancements, and now supports Withings’ brand new connected scale: Body Cardio.


MLB.com at Bat - Version 5.2.0

MLB at Bat

What’s new in this version:

  • 60 FPS video now available on supported phones (premium users only)
  • Manage your bandwidth with a new setting to control when 60 FPS video is used (premium users only)
  • Gameday Pitch-by-Pitch available to Lite user
  • Improved Videos Index UI for phones and tablets
  • Videos now play in portrait or landscape on phones


Google Street View - Version

Google Street View

What’s new in this version:

  • Blur parts of not-yet-published photos
  • Bug fixes


Snapchat - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Stories and Discover have a new look. See what’s inside before you tap!
  • When you finish an edition in Discover, swipe up to Subscribe so you never miss an update! Subscriptions appear below your friends’ Stories.
  • Tap the navigation buttons at the bottom to jump between screens.


YouTube Gaming - Version 1.4.41

YouTube Gaming

What’s new in this version:

  • Recommended videos now have a ‘Not interested’ option in the overflow menu
  • “Go Live” has been removed from the main overflow menu
  • New “Event notifications” toggle in Settings –> General
  • Easter egg count went from 4 to 5


Viber - Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Back up and restore messages- Manually save your message history and restore when needed
  • Animated GIF- Send, receive and view GIFs in any conversation
  • Viber Out calling plans-Access your balance and purchase new credits or special low-rate calling plans


I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

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