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Fresh Android Apps for June 17: eBay update, Burn the Rope, Naval Clash

by Ian Black

I love eBay as the source of things old, weird, and rare. If you’re an eBay seller read on for information about a new seller-friendly update to their Android app. Now you can start auctions from anywhere with your Android.

Two familiar games complete today’s list. You may have heard of Burn the Rope from its success as an iPhone game and Naval Clash because of the old school board game that inspired it.

Official eBay Android App update (Free)

If you’re an avid eBay user don’t hesitate to check out this major update to the official app. It adds the option to sell items over your mobile device including the ability to list, relist, or revise items. Sellers can also mark an item as shipped, contact the buyer, view your feedback ratings, and browse comments from eBay members, all on the go.

This update even includes advanced search options that allow you to filter the results by condition, free shipping, location, completed listings, and sold items only. Finally, an improved home screen and bug fixes provide a better user experience.

Burn the Rope (Free)

An entertaining puzzle app for iOS arrives fresh in the Android Market. The challenge remains unique among games – you must set a rope on fire with a single tap and then turn your device all around (this fire only burns up) so that the flame will consume the entire rope.

What’s hard? To burn different rope colors you’ll need to burn a bug of that color as it crawls along the cord but some bugs have unexpected powers – like shooting water or bridges – to make things more challenging.  Be careful not to drop your phone or tablet as you twist it around and around.

Naval Clash (Free)

Battleship remains a classic board game, spanning decades of naval warfare with little plastic ships. Naval Clash brings the fun to Android dressed in slick hand-drawn graphics and familiar gameplay.

Enter your sailor name and then position your ships on graphing paper. Play against your Android device or against someone close by via Bluetooth. Battling others over the Internet is also available but still in Beta.

The app is free with no ads and can be moved to an SD card. Global high scores show you who is number one.

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