WHAT’S HOT IN THE APP STORE
Robinhood (Free) If you're a novice investor, paying $10 per trade can really start to add up over time. That's why cofounders Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt created Robinhood, a no-fee brokerage app that allows users to buy and sell US-listed stocks at no cost, as well as view market data, place trades, and customize watchlists. All users have to do is connect the app to their bank account, and they can begin buying!
Alto’s Adventure ($1.99) This endless snow boarding-themed game may seem like just another cliché runner, but where Alto's Adventure excels is in its simple gameplay and stunning attention to detail, from its meditative soundtrack filled with piano notes and environmental noise to its gorgeous design and graphics.
Meerkat (Free) Meerkat lets you tune into events as they happen around the world. This up-and-coming app allows you to live-stream videos from your iPhone directly to Twitter. While Twitter removed Meerkat's ability to import social connections directly from Twitter's platform, the new app's user base is continuing to grow nevertheless.
Darkroom (Free) Although Darkroom provides plenty of the typical tools you've come to know and love in a photo-editing app—such as the ability to apply filters and make basic adjustments to contrast and sharpness—it also offers something else: the ability to adjust curves like you would in Photoshop! Curves, which requires an in-app purchase of $1.99, allows you to individually adjust details like highlights and shadows, giving you greater control over the look of your image.