If you are a fan of gaming, and would like to keep up to date on any information pertaining to that, then Appy Gamer is that perfect app for you.
What makes this any different or better than the two leading news apps on the Google Play Store, Pulse and Google Currents? This is directed to gamers only, and has news from all popular sources compiled and presented in an elegant and fun manner. It basically allows you to set up the topics you want related to gaming, such as Android Gaming, Microsoft, PS3, PS Vita Etc., and then displays this information in tiles, each having one of the topic you chose. Tapping the tile, takes you to all recent news from multiple credible sources about that topic.
What I liked most about this News app, is its presentation. The way it presents the news to you, and its entire interface provides the user with an amazing experience, that is not only informative, but fun at the same time. As said in the overview, it displays news, categorized by topics, in different tiles. The animations in the App are great eye-candy as well. As far as my usage goes, the news is always from popular and credible sources. It also allows you to search for any gaming topics from its entire database. Appy Gamer has a neat Notifications feature too, that allows you to receive Breaking News, or news on any topic you pick, via Notifications.
The News Reader is great as well, and has options for you to share to social networks or elsewhere, and also to set a ‘mood’ for that post, which is a sort of an in app rating method for the posts you see.
There isn’t much that can be said about this app in a negative sense, but there was one thing I found pretty annoying. Repetitiveness. Much of the news was repeated among different topics. For example, the same article will be shown under Android and Sony, which leads me to state the next issue I found. Wrong categorization. What does a post about a Smart TV (not Android powered) have to do in the Android section, there many more examples of this.
Overall, this is a great app, with lots of options, a very beautiful and amazing user interface, but has some quite basic issues, which are holding it back. I hope the developer looks into these soon.
Overall Score: 7/10
Details (as of 1/11/13):
Name: Appy Gamer
Size: 2.44 MB
Update Date: 10th January 2012
Rating: Low Maturity
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