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New Android apps worth downloading: flayvr, Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T., Emilly in Darkness

by Phil Hornshaw

First up today is flayvr, an app that automatically groups photos and videos shot together at the same place and time into albums that can be easily shared. Up next is Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T., an app that can help you identify a stroke victim in the crucial moments after a stroke takes place and get them help. Finally, Emilly in Darkness is a dark action-adventure game that feels a bit like The Legend of Zelda and takes place in a spooky black and white world.


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flayvr: photo and video albums (Free)

What’s it about? Instantly create video and photo albums without doing any work, as you shoot them, with the help of flayvr.

What’s cool? Smartphones and other mobile devices have done a great job of making taking photos and videos extra convenient, but you still have to deal with all the organization after the fact. Grouping shots together, tagging them, naming them, pointing out where they happen – it can all be a big pain, especially when you want to share them with others. Flayvr takes the work out of grouping your images together by skipping that process, automatically grouping together shots and videos that were taken at the same time and in the same place into albums that are easily named and shared with others across social networks.

Who’s it for? If you spend a lot of time using your smartphone for video and photos, try flayvr to help keep organized.

What’s it like? Do more photo organizing with Naver Photo Album and Photo Album Organizer.

Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. (Free)

What’s it about? The most important thing in dealing with someone who's having a stroke is identifying the problem and getting them help quickly, and Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. Provides helpful information to make that happen.

What’s cool? F.A.S.T. is a mnemonic device that helps you identify when someone is having a stroke, referring to different symptoms you can recognize. The most important part about getting someone treatment for a stroke when it happens is to do so quickly, so Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. is designed to provide you with the information you need to help a stroke victim as quickly as possible. The app includes information about strokes and about the F.A.S.T. Symptoms, and even provides video so you can see what the symptoms look like to help you. There are also other resources for helping a stroke victim in the crucial few minutes after a stroke occurs.

Who’s it for? Knowing what to look for in a stroke victim can be the difference between life and death, so it's not hard to recommend the free Spot a Stroke F.A.S.T. to everyone.

What’s it like? Try AFS-Stroke for more information about stroke, and First Aid – American Red Cross for useful first-aid resources.

Emilly in Darkness ($1.99)

What’s it about? Explore a dark labyrinth in the strange world between life and death in Emilly in Darkness.

What’s cool? Emilly in Darkness is a top-down action-adventure title not unlike games such as The Legend of Zelda. As Emilly, a girl who seems caught between life and death, it's your job to fight off strange monsters as you search for keys to find your way out of a darkened labyrinth. As you progress through the game, Emilly will gain stronger abilities and meet other characters who can help her discover what has happened to her.

Who’s it for? If you like action-adventure games and dark stories, Emilly in Darkness will appeal to you.

What’s it like? Dead Space and Eyes – the horror game are two spooky titles that are also worth your consideration.


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