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New Android apps worth downloading: Showyou, AYI – AreYouInterested Dating, Fieldrunners 2

by Phil Hornshaw

Use today’s leading app to get the lowdown on the best videos on the Internet. The app is Showyou, which made a pretty big splash on Apple's iOS platform and now makes the jump to Android. We've also got AYI, a dating service that just released a completely revamped version of its native Android app. Finally, also jumping from the iOS side is Fieldrunners 2, a tower defense game with challenging content.


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Showyou (Free)

What’s it about? Making the jump from iOS to Android is Showyou, a video app that brings you all the most popular and interesting videos of the day from all over the Internet.

What’s cool? On any given day, there are tons of great videos and clips popping up all over the Internet – so many, in fact, that seeing them all or even a portion of them can be a huge challenge. Showyou takes the search part out of the equation, sending all the best and most interesting videos of the day your way and allowing you to stream them on your Android device. You can also pipe in your Twitter and Facebook feeds to pull the videos shared with you by others, create your own channel to share videos, leave comments and share videos across other social networks.

Who’s it for? If you like watching Internet videos and being social about it, you'll want to check out Showyou.

What’s it like? More great videos can be found without the aggregation with Google's YouTube app.

AYI – AreYouInterested Dating (Free)

What’s it about? Search for other interested singles with AYI's newly re-released native Android app.

What’s cool? AYI lets you search through singles in your area, see photos, read profiles and more – everything you need to find a potential date without having to head out to bars and other singles hangouts for random encounters. The app makes it easy to discover people near you with similar interests, and to interact with them through the dating services to chat, flirt, or whatever else. The app provides you with matches, including people who have indicated that they like you, and lets you sync with your Facebook account so you can skip having to fill out lengthy forms. AYI's latest update is a re-released Android app with an all-new interface for faster navigation and lots of bug fixes and feature tweaks.

Who’s it for? If you're already an AYI user or are looking for a mobile solution to online dating, check out AYI.

What’s it like? Both Match.com and OK Cupid also have Android apps to go with their online dating sites.

Fieldrunners 2 ($2.99)

What’s it about? A well-loved tower defense franchise on both Android and iOS, Fieldrunners 2 again puts you in the role of a commander, setting up defenses to stop diabolical and invasive soldiers.

What’s cool? Strategic use of powerful towers is key to survival in Fieldrunners 2. The mechanics are pretty standard – enemies run through trenches toward your base, and it's your job to line those paths with guns, missile launchers, flamethrowers and other weapons. How you lay out your towers (and which you choose to use) is key to victory, since you'll deal with a variety of different militaryforces, from standard soldiers to fast-moving vehicles and powerful, hard-to-kill tanks. You can also take on the game's challenge levels, which stretch across three different game modes and require you to think strategically in a whole different way.

Who’s it for? Tower defense fans, Fieldrunners 2 is one of the premiere mobile games in the genre.

What’s it like? Grab the first Fieldrunners to get a feel for the franchise, and check out Anthill for a different take on strategic defense.


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