New Android apps worth downloading: Transit App, Team Stream update, Riptide GP2

by Phil Hornshaw

Find your way to wherever you’re going without a car – at least in some cities – with today’s first app worth downloading, Transit App. It brings you all kinds of information about public transportation in various places, including itineraries, routes and more. We’ve also got an update to Team Stream, a sports app that brings you all the latest information about your favorite teams. Finally, there’s Riptide GP2, a jet ski-racing title in which players blast across the waves on a number of great-looking 3-D tracks.

Transit App (Free)

Transit AppWhat’s it about? Transit is a handy app for figuring out how you can get where you’re going in 43 different cities by using public transit.

What’s cool? A popular app on Apple’s iOS platform, Transit helps you get to wherever you’re going by using buses, trains and other public transit options. The app includes schedules and itineraries for all kinds of different public transport possibilities in 43 different cities, allowing users to figure out how to get from point A to point B by factoring in the real travel time required to get there. You’re also able to save your favorite routes to pull them up later, and track four different routes against one another to make sure you’re taking the fastest public transit route to get where you’re going.

Who’s it for? If you use public transportation in the 43 cities covered by Transit App, you’re going to want to grab this one to help you keep up to date on all the best routes.

What’s it like? Google Maps also provides a ton of useful public transit information to its users, as does HopStop Transit Directions Map.

Team Stream update (Free)

Team StreamWhat’s it about? Get the latest skinny on all your favorite teams with sports news app Team Stream.

What’s cool? There’s a lot of sports news out there on any given day, but what you really want to know about is what’s going on with your favorite teams. Team Stream brings you all the information you need to know about the teams you care about most, allowing you to create streams for your favorite teams that bring you all the latest information about them whenever you want. You can open up Team Stream and fire up streams for scores and other information whenever you want, and you can also stream video, read news stories, and even see Twitter and blog updates from various sources. Team Stream’s latest update adds new streams for UK sport and eliminates a bunch of bugs, as well.

Who’s it for? If you’re a sports fan looking for the latest information on your favorite teams, you’re going to want Team Stream.

What’s it like? Get other options for tons of sports information from ESPN’s ScoreCenter and Yahoo! Sports.

Riptide GP2 ($2.99)

Riptide GP2What’s it about? Jump on a jetski and race against other people, controlled either by artificial intelligence or other players, in Riptide GP2.

What’s cool? Most racers focus on roads, even those that put players in hovering vehicles set in the future. Riptide GP2, however, puts players on a jet ski and puts them on water-based tracks filled with hazards and other jet skiiers. The game features high-speed gameplay and great graphics, with an in-depth single-player racing campaign for players to work through. There’s also an online multiplayer mode, allowing players to take on other players from around the world in four-player multiplayer matches. There’s also an all new stunt system to allow players to flex their point-grabbing skills, nine new vehicles for you to unlock to play through, and achievements and leaderboards through Google Play Games.

Who’s it for? If you like racers with the added challenge of dealing with waves and tides, check out Riptide GP2.

What’s it like? You might also want to check out the game to which Riptide GP2 is a sequel, Riptide GP.

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