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Fresh Android Apps for Mar. 28: Temple Run, Time Is Money, runtastic Push-Up PRO

by Ian Black

Better late than never! A truly awesome yet simple game finally comes to Android. If you’ve never played Temple Run on an iOS device, make sure you clear your calendar for the next few days before you download it.

When you need to get stuff done, try Time Is Money to get out of bed faster, and runtastic Push-Up PRO to pump yourself up.

Temple Run (Free)

Run! One of the most popular iOS games ever finally officially arrives in the Google Play Store after dozens of rip-offs and clones led the way. The plot basically takes one of the most thrilling moments from the original Indiana Jones movies and turns it into a full-length game.

An explorer/fortune hunter has snatched a cursed idol from an ancient temple and now must run for his life – from the Evil Demon Monkeys as well as other threats at higher levels. Swipe left and right to turn, up to jump, and down to slide under obstacles. You’ll face chasms, downed trees, relentless beasts, and the inability to stop playing this game.

Time Is Money (Free)

Let’s hear it for the creativity of the individual developer! Suffering from extreme laziness? Hard to get out of bed in the morning? Put your wallet at stake (at least symbolically) by using this app which “charges you” for not waking up on time. You decide how much your penalty is, what alarms tones to use, and whether or not you wish to use the “wakefulness check” that forces you to manipulate a series of numbers to shut off the alarm.

The app is available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

runtastic Push-Up PRO ($1.49)

You’ve seen other workout helper apps, but this one gets your Android directly involved in your routine. Instead of entering the number of push-ups you do in a session, this app counts for you – by asking you to touch your nose to your Android’s screen with each repetition. A useful graphic shows you where to place your device for most effective nose-poking.

Take advantage of the 8-week professionally-designed plan in this Pro version of the app. Input the number of push-ups you can currently do consecutively and the app will figure out the rest. Save all your workouts to where you can view your progress and brag to friends.