Try Participate Learning — Better teaching through digital resources.

Fresh Android Apps for July 6: CouchSurfing, iFixit: Repair Manual, Dead Trigger

by Marty Gabel

In today’s Fresh Apps, check out CouchSurfing, a social network that’s perfect for those who love to travel and share their experiences. Next up is iFixit, an app from the popular website of the same that features ‘tear-downs’ of popular gadgets so you can find out how to repair them. Finally, it’s time to destroy some evil zombies with the graphically-intensive Dead Trigger.

CouchSurfing (Free)

CouchSurfing is a social network of sorts, but aims to connect the global community of travelers and adventure seekers. Members of the CouchSurfing network get together all over the world to share meals, attend parties and help each other out with a place to stay when traveling.

The app lets you search for people with whom to connect, respond to requests from folks who have got in touch with you, hold conversations with hosts of events and easily view CouchSurfing profiles. Have fun with others when you travel!

iFixit: Repair Manual (Free)

Perhaps you’ve already visited the iFixit website (it’s known for its ‘tear-downs’ of popular gadgets), but here’s a dedicated Android app for the service. Simply put, it’s like a free repair manual and includes thousands of step-by-guides, complete with images, that can make it a little easier to repair things.

While tearing down your own MacBook Pro, Android tablet or game console is certainly not for the faint of heart, fact is, these guides are all free and could prove invaluable to someone troubleshooting a device. It even includes household objects, vehicles, cameras and with many more in progress for future updates to the app.

Dead Trigger ($0.99)

Here’s a fun zombie shooter for your Android, and if you have a Tegra 3 device, you’ll benefit from extended effects so it’ll look even sharper. The story is fun and throwaway – a virus creates evil zombies and you must destroy them – but Dead Trigger is all about the action.

Taking its cue from first-person shooters, you’ll go locked-and-loaded into battle as you smash hordes of bloodthirsty zombies, secure vital supplies, save other survivors, and explore the city to uncover the truth. The graphics are impressive, with advanced lighting and post-process effects. There are plenty of interesting weapons and gadgets to employ, though these will require in-app purchases, despite the initial 99-cent cost.

Download the Appolicious Android app