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With the news that Three is planning to hike the cost of it’s sim-only bill-pay plan by 25% in June, your mind might turn to switching plans.

The National Consumer Agency says that people save an average of €24 a month by switching plans, but few do so.

Enter Daniel McCarthy of KillBiller:

A primary reason why people don’t switch is confusion in selecting the right plan.KillBiller is a mobile application that analyses users’ actual phone usage against all of the plans available from Irish operators.

The app takes details of the calls, messages and data used by you on your phone and, based on this, calculates how much you would have spent on each plan.

Having found the right plan, KillBiller offers users the convenience of switching networks within the app.

Years ago I wrote some scripts to do something similar and the end result was a horrid mess that just about worked. In comparison, what the KillBiller guys have done is slick and actually useful to normal humans.

Killer name also.

Kill Biller is available now on both the Google Play and Apple App Stores.

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I’m A Creepy Crawly is a companion game for a TV series called of the same name by Dublin based Monster Entertainment.

Paul Madden of Monster Entertainment is looking for YOUR help:

Its free so hopefully a good few people will give the game a go and give us a bit of feedback – what does and doesn’t work – that we could use to improve gameplay in future games.

A veritable clarion call for Broadsheet commenting game players to weigh in.

Anyone?

I’m a Creepy Crawly is available now for free on the Google Play

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Ben Senioe writes:

I’m a self employed Irish app developer and noticed you sometimes feature apps. I’ve made an Irish Lotto app for Android that provides the latest results and notifies you when they’re available, as well as letting you check and re-check your numbers. I’m working on an update but the current version is out now and available to download from the Play store

Irish Lotto (Lottery Results) (Google Play)

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The guys in Showoff have done the right thing and released an Android version of their Ice Cream Finder app we featured a couple of weeks ago.

It’s every bit as good as the iOS version but with extra amusement since it runs on an operating system code named Ice Cream Sandwich.

Off the back of the apps, they’ve partnered with the Irish Times to find the best 99 in Ireland. Not bad for an app one commenter declared had no hope of taking off.

The app is available now on the Google Play Store (as well as the iOS version on the Apple App Store).

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With World Cup fever in full swing, thoughts will soon turn to attempting to organise a few games of 5-a-side.

Then you remember trying to sort it all out is like herding cats into a small bag and you forget all about it.

That’s where Scaboodle comes in with their event management apps.

With the apps you can invite friends, sort out a time and place and hopefully get to kick a ball around. Afterwards you can dissect it all and share all your photos.

If you’re not interested in organising your own, you can also search through other open events to something that piques your interest.

It’s not just for the sportsball fans as it’s flexible enough for any sort of event.

Everything from creating the event to posting afterwards is quick and easy. The little cartoons throughout add a nice bit of personality to what could otherwise be a dry process.

The app is available now on the Apple App StoreGoogle Play and the Windows Phone Store for free.

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One of the more interesting things to come out of yesterday’s keynote to Google I/O was Cardboard.

The plain name hides a  nifty concept – using your Android phone, a bit of cardboard and a couple of easily-ish obtainable parts, you can make your own Oculus Rift without the $350 price tag.

If you want to watch the whole keynote, it’s on YouTube in all its 3 hour glory (the first 27 minutes are silent).

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Japanese robotics professor Hiroshi Ishiguro and a team of scientists have unveiled the world’s first android newsreaders.

On Tuesday this week, two lifelke robots, ‘kodomoroid®’ (resembling a multilingual human child) and ‘otonaroid®’ ((resembling an adult female, since hired as a communicator by the national museum of emerging science and communication) delivered a first report – the story of an earthquake and an FBI raid.

MORE: Japan reveals world’s first android newscaster (AFP)

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Originally released in 2010, VVVVVV from Terry Cavanagh is a classic of the simple play, fiendishly difficult to master genre.

This month saw the release of the game on both iOS and Android

The core conceit of the game is rather than being able to jump, you can flip the direction of gravity. And with that ability, you need to navigate through a space station and find the other members of your ‘crew’.

There’s a great sense of achievement when you manage to navigate past a set of spikes and aliens by deftly switching literally what way is up.

If you want to have a go without downloading anything, there’s an onliine demo here.

The game is available now on the Apple App Store for €2.69, on the Google Play Store for €2.45 and is currently at half price on Steam for Windows and Mac at €2.49.

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