Fresh Android Apps for July 5: GateGuru, Sports Tracker, Samurai II: Vengeance

by Ian Black

Boom! We’ve celebrated our independence, now celebrate your freedom to travel, get fit, and have a little fun.

I hope you had a wonderful long weekend, I know I did. Here’s a quick tip from your friendly life coach Ian – this is summer, so get out in the world, soak up the sun, and enjoy time with friends and family – just don’t forget your Android.

GateGuru (Free)

Many apps will help you track your flight details, but any savvy traveler knows the next most important thing about air travel is the area around your airport gate. GateGuru delivers the gate details for over 120 airports in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

View maps of your gate and the surroundings including stores, restaurants, and airport services. Find location specific reviews from other GateGuru users and even get security wait time updates from fellow flyers. The app imports itineraries from Tripit and KAYAK.

Sports Tracker (Free)

The hugely popular social fitness app for Nokia phones arrives on Android. Sports Tracker makes creating a fitness diary of your workouts easy. Just tap the big orange button and start tracking.

The app finds your location and records your movement, speed, and distance, so archiving the details of your cycling trek or jog are as easy as putting one foot in front of the other. The Sports Tracker service includes many cool social features including the ability to comment on friends’ workouts and share photos.

Samurai II: Vengeance ($2.89)

One common theme running through every Chuck Norris movie was vengeance. The bad guys would kidnap or kill his girlfriend, wife, brother, then Chuck’s face would go stone cold and his hands would become deadly fists of fury. The same thing happens in Samurai II, except this hero has a sword.

The MADFINGER developers say the game’s action sequences run at a seamless 60 frames per second. This means stunning graphics that include swirling overhead fans, and flags twisting in the wind, all while the endless bloody sword fight roams over the stylized ancient Japan landscape.

Use the on-screen controls to execute leaping attacks, rolls, or single strikes that kill multiple bad guys. Every so often there will be a puzzle to solve, but you’re never more than a few moments away from slicing someone in half.

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