Notable apps and app updates for Feb. 7, 2017

On a regular basis, Apple World Today posts a list of notable new apps or app updates that have been released. They may not necessarily be new, but they're popular and deserve mention. Here are today's picks.

iOS Apps/Updates

Heiko Wichmann has launched Emojiplode 1.0. In the arcade-style casual game, players blast emojs before they touch the ground. They twirl, blink and increase speed to outwit you. When you push a button without hitting a falling emoji, the button is blocked. Emojiplode is free, but does tout in-app purchases.

Windmill Games Studio has introduced The Shadow of Devilwood 1.0. In this free puzzle-solving adventure game, players must take on the role of detective Linwood to find all the clues that lead to a missing person as well as to the crown. 

Wurqs has debuted Ping 1.0. It’s a free digital business card app that removes the dependency for two people to both have the app for it to be useful. Ping doesn't only allow individuals to share their profile and information; it also allows users to learn more about the people they connect with, and keep track of the people they meet both using notes and a timeline. The app includes a selection of customisable prompts to inspire new conversation or further connections.

macOS Apps/Updates

AKVIS has released the USA Frame Pack, the latest addition to its Countries series. The picture frame collection includes 100 templates intended for use exclusively with AKVIS Frames and AKVIS ArtSuite.

The USA Frame Pack includes images of the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Hollywood sign, the White House, Las Vegas casinos, national parks, the Grand Canyon, and more. Along with the Countries series AKVIS offers a palette of themed frame collections including Holidays and Events, Four Seasons, and Hobbies and Interest.

The AKVIS products run on macOS 10.7 or higher. The new USA Frame Pack sells for $17.

Christopher Hannah has revved Qwiki, his search app for macOS, to version 1.3 It’s a utility that puts Wikipedia in your Menu Bar. 

Qwiki features native searching, article reading in the app, the amity to exportlinks, automation support and more. You can search Wikipedia for articles anddisplay them either in Qwiki or in your web browser. Version 1.3 offers Touch Bar support.

Qwiki 1.3 requires macOS 1010 or higher and costs $3.99. It’s available exclusively through the Mac App Store.