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Here are three great Android apps to take you into the weekend. Coach’s Eye is for all those budding athletes out there who want to analyze their technique using slow-motion video. Keeping with the sports theme, we have the DICK’s Sporting Goods Android app so you can shop with ease and keep track of your rewards. Finally, we’ve got The Bard’s Tale, a satircal, epic RPG with a great sense of humor and the ability to really make you chuckle.
Coach’s Eye ($4.99)
What’s cool? The app offers an effective way for anyone to coach or learn form and technique. A pitcher can improve their fastball, or a golfer can analyze their swing. It’s easy to break down a volleyball or tennis serve, or improve soccer skills. Coach's Eye provides video capture with slow-motion review, drawing tools and easy sharing
Who is it for? Coach’s Eye is ideal for people who play sports (or their coaches/instructors of course), whether professional or amateur. At $4.99, it’s a lot cheaper than thousands of dollars of video equipment. The app has already been a hit on iOS.
DICK’s Sporting Goods Mobile (Free)
What’s cool? There is full access to all the stuff available at DICK’s Sporting Goods, or you can find a store nearby. You can get news and info on all the company’s latest products or manage your ScoreCard Rewards, which turn into cash the more gear you buy.
Who is it for? People familiar with DICK’s Sporting Goods will be happy to see a dedicated app on Android, especially because it means more opportunities to earn rewards. At the same time, anyone who likes to shop for sporting apparel or athletic gear may find it’s a handy app to have around.
The Bard’s Tale ($5.95)
What’s cool? The game features 20-30 hours of action, according to the developers, with 50 enemy types, a vast world to explore, 16 magical characters to discover, loads of special bosses and over 14 hours of quality voice-acting from familiar Hollywood names like Cary Elwes and Tony Jay.
Who is it for? There’s a distinct sense of humor here throughout, so some of the game’s bawdy references might not be appropriate for kids, but it’s all tongue-in-cheek fun. IMG called it “easily the funniest game I’ve played.” By the way, the app description says it’s a 14MB download, but once installed, you’ll need 1.7GB of free space. That’s probably not so funny if you don’t have enough room!
What’s it like? There are plenty of RPGs out there, but few have the same sense of humor and irreverence of The Bard’s Tale.