I normally have no times for Benchmarks, I’ve seen them fooled in the past by manufacturers who know exactly how to beat them or optimise their device to score highly but then their device in no way reflects the performance in real world usage. The recent Samsung controversy where they gamed a benchmark is further proof of this. But, my colleagues have decided that we should have a baseline. To that end I present Geekbench 2.
It’s a benchmarking app that hits all the points you’d expect and we hope that it gives you a baseline in reviews when we review something. You’ll see this rolled into our reviews from now on. At $0.99 it’s not what I call something I’d normally purchase but if you do use a lot of devices it may not be a bad idea to check it out, it’ll run on anything runnning Android 2.3.3 and upwards so check it out.
Found a good deal on an app you’d like to share? Are you an Australian developer with an app you would like reviewed? Or have you found a most expensive app on the Play Store? Let me know! You can tweet me or email me.
Free Apps of the Day
Ascent Of Kings
The death of a King. An epic challenge to choose a new ruler. Will the youngest of four brothers become the strongest? Will a boy become King? The answer depends on you. Navigate dangerous passages, encounter strange creatures, and evade deadly traps in classic adventure platformer gameplay.
$0.00 – was $1.49
Little Stars 2 Special
Little Stars is a space real-time strategy (RTS) game, where the player has a simple objective: move through the neutral star systems in order to capture all enemy systems. Once you start playing, you will lose yourself in fun levels, ranging from amusing to mind-challenging!
$0.00 – was $1.98
keep running and jumping whilst the level builds around you and survive as long as you can.
Note: Normally free, no freebie today
$0.00 – was $0.00
Guitar Jam Tracks: Scale Buddy
Trial: Guitar Jam Tracks: Free
The most popular guitar practice app on iOS is now on ANDROID! Join our growing family of 250,000+ users worldwide! This award-winning app includes five essential styles for mastering your guitar: Rock, Acoustic Blues, Humbucker Blues, Jazz, Reggae.
$2.85 – was $9.99
Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Full of good wishes and sage advice, this tale chronicles a cheerful little guy in a yellow jumpsuit as he makes his way in the world. He travels through a wide variety of colorful Seussian landscapes, cities, and sticky situations – some exhilarating, some depressing, some a little frightening.
$2.99 – was $4.99
IM+ Pro. One app, all your messaging.
$2.99 – was $4.99
Zombie Minesweeper is a frantic adventure game filled with satisfying puzzles and juicy Zombie explosions. Our snarky heroine is caught up in a Zombie apocalypse and must escape her suburban neighbourhood and cross the countryside to safely meet her boyfriend. By using markings on the ground, you must help her flag explosive mines and outrun hordes of brain-hungry Zombie wildlife. Fortunately, you have an assortment of weapons and tools to deal with the pesky Zombies in this mind-blowing soon-to-be-classic!
$1.06 – was $1.99