Archive | January 2017

Recipe Book app review

Today’s review: Recipe Book version

Google Play: Recipe Book

recipebook1Features (taken from Google Play):

Recipe Book is an intelligent cooking app that runs on the game changing theories of artificial intelligence and deep learning. It has a wide array of handpicked recipes of delicacies from every part of the globe, tailored to meet the tastes and preferences of our users.
Recipe Book can cater your every culinary need, be it Sunday brunches, easy beginner’s recipes, Party recipes, quick Bachelor recipes,Halloween recipes, Christmas recipes, Thanksgiving recipes etc, we have it all. Try out new fun recipes or recreate your favourite restaurant recipes ‘cos we have a plethora of recipes to suit each and every one of you!
Categories: View recipes in categories depending on your preferences- Veg, Non veg, Paleo, Vegan, etc instead of scouring through unwanted recipes. Every week we provide you with handpicked recipes pertaining to special occasions, festivals or seasons.

Offline access: For those of you who cannot be online often, Recipe Book can also act as an offline cookbook. All you have to do is save the recipes you want to try out later to the offline category, and you can view the recipes anytime, anywhere.

Coming to the interesting aspects of Recipe Book, we present to you our unique search features.

Snap n Cook- Clicking pictures for recipes is way more fun than typing it out, we feel! So grab your phone and start snapping shots of all those ingredients you have and upload them. A collection of apt recipes will unfurl before you in no time!

Shake n Make- We understand not all of us are sure about what to cook for a meal, so to save you from futile recipe searches, we bring you this fun feature, where all you have to do is tap on the ingredient icons matching to those ingredients you have, and shake your phone. You will be presented with plenty of recipe choices in an instant. Additionally, this helps in curbing the wastage of leftover food ingredients as well!

Favourites: Favourite the recipes that catch your eye to have your own go to cookbook! You can always rely on these recipes when you’re in the mood to whisk up something wonderful!

Shopping list: All the ingredients to be purchased in one place. Create your shopping list while scrolling through recipes, for a quick access while at the grocer’s.

Calorie info: Each recipe is equipped with it’s complete nutritional details so you can plan ahead a healthy meal by gauging your calorie intake.

The neat and orderly layout of the app ensures a smooth cooking experience. The step by step instructions provided for each recipe walks you through the entire procedure, hassle free.

User accounts: Create your own profile in Recipe Book and customise it with your own recipe picks depending on your taste. Upload the tried and tested innovative recipes by you or your Grandmother’s secret recipes handed down for generations to your profile. You can keep your recipes to yourself or share them with other aspiring cooks. What’s more, earn brownie points for uploading recipes in the form of discounts from selected e-commerce sites!
Stay inspired with the trending recipes from all over the world, available easily on your homepage. Recipe Book is here to guide you in your culinary quest and help you create magic in your kitchen!



This app basically gives you free recipes. It has many features such as the recipe book, shopping list, shake n’ make, snap n’ cook and get inspired. These features caught my attention, although I do not know how to cook (haha).

Here are some of the recipe categories that are available in the app. I cannot show everything here since there are lots of categories.

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You can also upload your own recipes:

Here is a sample of one recipe (pad thai). As you can see, the app provides you with the preparation time, cooking time, number of servings and the nutrition details. Great isn’t it? You can save the recipe by clicking the “heart” symbol. The ingredients and directions are listed at the bottom. Suggestions for other recipes are also listed at the end.

Another nice feature is the Shake N’ Make. This is very handy if you do not know what dish to cook using the ingredients you currently have on hand. You only need to select the ingredients you have and then shake your phone. The app will then give you recipes that you can use to cook the ingredients that you have. Amazing!

I did one example here: I selected pineapple, orange, mango and strawberry. The app gave me recipe suggestions such as sorbet, salsa and smoothie.

The last feature is the Snap N’ Cook. It is similar to the Shake N’ Make, but you will snap photos of your ingredients and the app will detect your ingredients. Shake your phone and then get recipe suggestions. I haven’t tried this actually, but will do this as soon as I am able.

Try this app! 🙂

Vlogger Go Viral app game review

Today’s review: Vlogger Go Viral version 1.13

Google Play: Vlogger Go Viral

vlogger-go-viral-1Description (taken from Google play):

Get ready to become the next Internet sensation in Vlogger Go Viral, the idle clicker game where every tap takes your channel one step closer to the top. Begin with only a dream in your head and a camera in your hands, and climb your way to stardom. Do you have what it takes?

Produce videos, manage your channel, gain millions of subscribers and views, grow billionaire and upgrade your sweet equipment and studio to reach the skies!

Follow the comments on your channel to discover what’s trending. Produce a video with a trending topic and watch it go viral! Master all the topics on your journey to become rich and famous, all that without ever leaving your bedroom. Okay, maybe just for toilet breaks.

• Tons of upgrades for your equipment and home studio
• Lots of topics to choose from: cats, dogs, food, games, music, movies, geek and many more!
• Manage your channel: upvote your fans, downvote your haters (just like in real life)
• Actually watch the videos you make!
• Hats! Yes, you heard it right.

Pugs with ties, robot parrots, walking pineapples, last-year’s console and comfy armchairs! What else could a world famous vlogger possibly want?

All right, now that’s a wrap! Download Vlogger Go Viral and start filming now!

Please note! This game is free to play, but it contains items that can be purchased for real money. Some features and extras mentioned in the description may also have to be purchased for real money.


I have been playing this game for a few days now and it is kind of addicting. In this game, you play as a vlogger who is in the quest to be the next internet sensation. Basically, you just upload videos according to the trend. Do not worry, you do not actually need to do a video (haha!).

First, I chose my character and the name of my video channel (I just chose purple as my channel name, couldn’t think of anything good at the time). This game looks adorable and cute which is why this app caught my attention.

The next step is to choose a topic which you think will trend. After choosing the topic, you will have to wait for a certain time duration until your video is finished (this is the waiting time, you do not need to do anything related to the video). The longest time I waited (as of now) is an hour. There was also a video where I waited only for 30 minutes. I am not sure if this is consistent all through out. After waiting, the app will notify you that your cideo is finished and you can now publish it. The results will show you the “percent trendiness” of your video. So in the first video, I got 100% – I think all of us will get 100% for the first video haha. My succeeding videos never went beyond 50%. I am still getting the hang of this game.

You will also have to judge comments that come in (responses garnered through your video). Some of them are nice while others are mean and nasty comments. You have to sort them out so you can earn money.

For every published video, you gain money. You can use the money to market your channel to people. You can invest in word of mouth, social media, radio and magazine advertising etc. This really seems like simulating or mimicking real life vlogging haha. Well, I do hope the number of views can be easily attained in real life though. You can also buy and upgrade your studio equipment.

Also, there other vlogger out there (not just you) so you can visit their channel if they announce a live streaming video.

In the photos above, you will see these floating things: the coffee and.. I don’t know what that is (the left photo). The one on the left gives you money and the coffee gives extra energy. I forgot to mention that you can decrease the waiting time (video making) by tapping on your screen. So if you drink the coffee, you must tap the screen many times and the waiting time will decrease twice as much as the normal tapping.

There you go! Try this app. 🙂

Curiosity app review

Today’s app review: Curiosity app version 3.4.2

Google Play: Curiosity app

curiosity1Features (taken from Google play):

Join millions of people getting smarter every day with the Curiosity app. It’s the best way to explore infographics, articles, and videos that keep your brain sharp. Plus, it’s completely free!

At Curiosity, we believe knowledge is power. That’s why we’ve made it easy and more fun than ever to educate yourself on topics that interest you most. Whether you have a love for art history, science news, technology advances, nature, or space exploration—you’ll discover weird facts that leave you wanting more.

Find short-form articles that inspire you and ignite your natural curiosity. Our daily, informative explorations have something for everyone.

Learn quickly with smart videos from handpicked, educational content creators—essential for feeding your brain.

Like or save the interesting facts that move you. Then, easily share your new knowledge with friends and family.

Spend an afternoon brushing up on discoveries of the universe. Explore exercising tips for your next trip to the gym. Learn about the world’s oldest restaurant. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, unearth how you can swim between two continents.

It doesn’t matter if you’re looking answers to trivia questions, need a quick conversation-starter, or want to prove a friend wrong — Curiosity’s free knowledge database will challenge you to get smarter and keep learning.


I found this awesome app while browsing Google play. It is highly rated (4.7 stars) as of writing. So curiosity got the best of me so I downloaded it (is that a pun? haha). Basically this app allows you to explore, read, and watch videos on different topics, facts, and trivia. Almost any topic available is listed here.

After this introduction, the app will take you to a signup page.You can easily sign up using your account on Facebook, Google, or Twitter. If you don’t want to signup using your social media account, you can opt to sign up using your email. The app will then ask you if you want to activate push notifications.

The main app interface includes 3 tabs for 1) Daily, 2) Subjects, and the last tab is 3) your account. You can swipe up, down, left, right to view different topics and trivia.

The Daily digest tab looks like this:

The last photo above (bottom right) is the full article which you can access if you click the bottom part (with the arrow pointing right) of a certain digest. You can also like/”heart” certain digests that interests you or have caught your attention.

Besides providing random daily facts, you can also choose to read stuff based on the topic. There are a lot of topics to choose from. The photos below are just a few of these topics:

The last tab (your account) will show you the topics and articles you have liked. I liked some digests here:

Also, I forgot to mention, you can share your favorite topics on social media. With this option, you can spread interesting topics to your friends!

Try this app now!