The 2019 list for best Apps and Games on iPhone was released a few weeks ago, and while that will have been scored on views of purchases and downloads, I am going to score them on a view of which is more accessible. A quick warning though that I’ve only been able to try out the free or cheap ones, but a full list will be included at the end.
1: Sky Children of the Light
Sky: Children of the Light is a Family game suitable for players 9+ and developed by Thatgamecompany. In it, you play as the children of the light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to return fallen stars to their constellations.
In the Kingdom of sky you can:
- Soar and explore 7 dreamlike realms to discover the mystery
- Encounter and socialise with likeminded players around the world
- Use character customisation
- Team up with others to travel into darker realms
- Gift candles of light to share appreciation and grow friendships
- Enjoy a unique musical experience and create harmonies of your own
- Join an ever-expanding world with new upcoming attractions, including seasonal events and expanding of realms
To play this game you just have to turn by sliding left and right on your screen, move by using an on screen joystick, fly by pressing a button _ which if you press it enough let’s you get higher, and therefore fly at a higher distance _ and to accept stuff you just tap.
As far as the story in the game goes, it really depends on what type of games you’re in to, but as far as accessibility is concerned, I will give it 5 stars.
Apps No 1: Flow
Flow is an app developed by Moleskine, and gives the user an all new way of drawing simple pictures and taking notes on iPhone and iPad. It can be used by amateurs and professionals, and has been built for creators from the ground up, offering you dozens of combinations of paper, colours and tools. And if you’re using an Apple Pencil or a stylus, Flow feels as responsive as it would if you were drawing on real paper.
Flow is vital in finding your creative potential. In this version you can even create your own tools, and you get a choice of 5 colours, which can also be edited.
Features available in Flow are:
- Infinite width documents for uninterrupted creation
- Create your own unique set of tools
- Dark and light paper with dot grid, squared, lined or blank styles
- Customisable gestures, including double tap for Apple Pencil
- Collections for organising your creations
- Hideable interface so you can stay focused
- Export with configurable options like transparency and lasso area
- Drag and drop documents to Timepage to store creations in your calendar
- Multitask on iPad with Split View, Slide Over and Drag and Drop
Membership with flow includes realtime cloud storage and backup for your documents and tools.
I’ve found this app accessible enough, but _ as is the case with a lot of these apps _ I’m not sure how I feel about having to use 2 fingers to rotate a drawing. Although this is largely still a problem with Apple, I think Developers need to be aware that there are people who can only use one finger, and until this problem is addressed there’s no way I can give it a full 5 stars.
There is also a problem in that when you sign up to the Membership, it is hard to slide the screen down.
So therefore, I will give Flow 4 stars.
Apps No 2: The Explorers
The Explorers is a planet through photos and videos app by The Explorers Network, and which can be downloaded for free and is suitable for ages 17+.
After signing up you can contribute by sending photos and videos, and win the opportunity to take part in upcoming expeditions. You can also look through other photos and videos which have been put up all over the world.
Like Flow, this app is accessible to an extent, but it is still hard to slide down when creating your account. So I will give The Explorers 4 stars.
So fitting in to my number 3 spot is The Explorers, Flow is at number 2 and Sky is at number 1.
All of these apps and games are available to download for free, but the full list _ including ones you pay for _ are below.
Top Apps and Games 2019
- Spectre Camera
- Sky: Children of the Light
- Hyper Light Drifter
- Affinity Publisher
- The Explorers
- Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap