App Store Today: Facebook Messenger, NBA Game Time, Google Babel, and More


Every day there are countless updates and releases across the App Store. Unless you have tons of extra time and check your App Store app every day for changes, you probably miss out on those that are most important. Furthermore, you may have held off on an app in the past due to it lacking features. In that case, it could be months before you stumble on that app again only to decide you no longer need it. Read on for today’s notable app updates and releases.

Facebook Messenger


According to iMore, Facebook Messenger for iOS has a variety of incremental updates coming in the near future. One of these features is called ” Facebook Blast” and lets you send a single message to many individual friends at one time. This is useful for if you need to send a message to multiple recipients but don’t want to start a conversation that includes them all.

via iMore

NBA Game Time


Our readers may or may not be aware, but the NBA playoffs begin this Sunday. In turn, the NBA Game Time app has appropriately been updated to “feature a live updating Playoffs bracket and [other] new content.”

via 9to5Mac

Google Babel


Google plans to launch its own dedicated messaging app later this year called Babel. As reported today by 9to5Mac, the app is assumed to launch not only on Android but on iOS as well. This news comes from text hints hidden within Gmail’s HTML code.

via 9to5Google



In March, Twitter notified us that it will be shuttering TweetDeck for iPhone, TweetDeck for Android, and TweetDeck AIR. Today, they have updated that blog post to say that this change will be taking place on May 7th. Twitter is also dropping Facebook support for the remaining versions of TweetDeck.

via MacRumors

Space Age


Vertical jumping game The Incident has been a hit on the App Store. Its creators have announced that they are about to release a new creation dubbed Space Age. The creators wrote on Touch Arcade that it is a “mash-up between a real-time strategy, an adventure game and a stealth action game.”

via Cult of Mac

This is a new column on iFans that brings you all of the day’s latest iOS App Store news. If you’ve enjoyed this coverage, let us know in the comments!

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