Weekly App Round Up 20/08/14

Welcome to this week's Weekly App Roundup! Each week we'll be shining a light on the latest and greatest apps available for your phones and tablets. This week we're taking a look at a new iPhone app from Google, a lawyer simulator, and the best new way to manage your bar tabs – without even pulling out your wallet!

By Alex Choros

Welcome to this week's Weekly App Roundup! Each week we'll be shining a light on the latest and greatest apps available for your phones and tablets. This week we're taking a look at a new iPhone app from Google, a lawyer simulator, and the best new way to manage your bar tabs – without even pulling out your wallet!

Clipp
Free
iOS, Android

Clipp is a quick new way to open a tab at a restaurant or bar. Rather than handing over a credit card, users put their credit card details straight into Clipp. When opening a tab, users set a pre-authorised amount / spending limit for their time at a venue. To order, all a user needs to do is flash their phone to a waiter, and the remaining limit will update in real time. Closing a tab will tell the pre-authorisation to expire, and the actual expensive will then be charged to the provided card.

To use Clipp, venues need to be enabled for the app, but hundreds of Australian bars and restaurants are participating – and this amount seems to be growing.

Photo Sphere Camera
Free
iOS

While Android users have enjoyed the ability to create Photo Spheres through the Google Camera app for a while now, iOS users are now able to too! Google's Photo Sphere app allows users to create 360 degrees panoramas which can then be uploaded to Google Maps or shared via social media. It’s pretty nifty!
Photo Sphere

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies
Free
iOS

Godus is a god game designed by Peter Molyneux, renown for Black & White, Fable and Populous. The PC version of the game was funded via Kickstarter, and while development has not yet finished, an iOS version has been made available. Godus sees players building their following, building their world and fighting rival gods. The game translates well to mobile devices, the stylised graphics look great, and the gmaeplay has the potential to be quite engaging. Unfortunately, Godus is overly reliant on in app purchases: it's only possible to play about a minute of every hour without spending real world money.
Dual Destinies

Want more? Check out last week's apps here!

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