- Best New Android Apps
- Townsmen 6
- JS Console for Android
- Shake ‘n Rotate!
- Angry Birds Interactive LWP (Live Wallpaper)
- Chesspresso Lite
- Samba Filesharing
- Shift Lite Puzzle Game
- Task Identifier
- Graffiti Pro for Android
- Crystal Defenders by Square Enix
- TDC Live Wallpaper
- HeyWire: Free SMS Worldwide
- NASA 360
- Tiki Towers 2: Monkey Republic
- Pool Rebel Lite
- Snow and Ski Report by REI
- Ninja Rush
- Art of Glow
- Mouse Trap
- Super Dynamite Fishing FREE
- Depth Of Field (DOF) Calculator
- Walk and Text (+Soft Keyboard)
- Virtual Horse Racing 3D
- Llama – Location Profiles
- Funny: ie6
- Superuser Elite
- Flick Flight Lite
- City Racer
- Videocam illusion Pro
- Coveroid Wallpapers HD
- Space War HD
- Pockets Live Wallpaper
- aNobii Android App
- Epic Fails Plus
- Mobile Playmaker by Buzztime
- Jota Text Editor
- Super Bowl XLV
- WTF Apps Of The Week
- Sperm Shooter
- The Wife App
- Justin Bieber Reflextion
- Flying Chicks
- A little attention to detail? iPerfurmer
- App Freezer
- Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
- Comments (40)
Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications and games that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous week or so. WTF apps were definitely in abundance this week.
Looking for the previous week's roundup? Find it here: 46 Best (And 2 WTF) New Android Apps And Games From Last Week (1/18/11 – 1/24/11)
Update: Texty's alleged authors have contacted us, thanks again to Nexuz-Uno, and promised the app was just being tested and is in no way malicious. I suppose we'll just have to wait and see.
Best New Android Apps
Launched exclusively on GetJar, Townsmen 6 is a real-time strategy taking place during the French revolution. The look of this game reminds me of Age of Empires and reviews have been decent.
Grab the game from GetJar here.
JS Console for Android
It's a modified port of @rem's JS Console, and works both offline and online. You can load external libraries, and execute any code you wish
Shake ‘n Rotate!
This may be one of those apps that you will not be able to live without. Test it out and let us know.
Shake 'n Rotate let you enable/disable auto-rotation of your android device by simply shaking your mobile phone.
You can enable auto-rotation of your device shaking your device. In no time the auto-rotation setting will change and Shake 'n Rotate will notify you of the change has occurred with a nice picture that will show the current state of the setting.
Blackbox is a sound recording app that sits in the background and continuously stores the last N minutes. Perfect for those TSA lines at the airport, police harassment, or just waiting for your baby's first words.
Latest version now in English (don't mind the screenshots).
The Minus guys took the unofficial app by Colin Edwards that we featured before and hired him to make it official. Here it is.
Minus for Android allows you to upload photos and files to Min.us from your android device, directly from the app or from the share menu.
Angry Birds Interactive LWP (Live Wallpaper)
Angry Birds Interactive LWP.
Put an angry Birds right in your home screen with this interactive cutscene live wallpaper !!!
Digital clock and date of the day
Animated and touchable characters.
Sounds on events
This is actually not a bad idea - start a few games and move whenever you have a free minute. Just no cheating!
Chesspresso introduces a unique way of playing Correspondence Chess on your android device.
Play Chess for ranking points (ELO) with as many players as you like from all over the world simultaneously, and in your own time to fit your busy schedule.
* Chess at your own pace against opponents of all skill levels.
* Easy to use game browser.
* ELO ranking system.
* Notifications - Get notified when you need to make a move, and configure how you get notified.
* Ultra low bandwidth requirements.
* History - A complete history of all your past games.
A samba server for rooted users? I'm excited - if you try it out, report back with your success.
Access the 'external' storage in your Android device over wifi as a shared folder in Windows.
* Your Android device becomes visible to other Windows (& SMB compatible) computers on your network.
* Copy files and folders to and from your Android device using drag and drop.
* Customizable username, password, Windows workgroup name, and device network (NETBIOS) name.
* Your Android device must already be rooted.
* Superuser 126.96.36.199 or later installed (available on Market).
Shift Lite Puzzle Game
Shift is an adventure puzzle platformer with a literal twist to the game play mechanic. You are subject 32763, trapped in an experiment. Can you find your way out?
Ever wonder why your smart phone mysteriously starts, say, your ‘Map app’, or your ‘Camera app’ or ‘Google app’ on its own? We did too. That is, until we realized that many of the permissions we give to the apps we download, allow companies, (and Individuals), permissions to gather significant amounts of information, like finding out what a user does, where they are, or what their likes and dislikes are using browser data, telephone call lists and the likes.
IRS2Go is an IRS-developed app designed to help taxpayers in several ways. The app lets taxpayers check on the status of their refund, sign up for helpful tax tips or get the most recent IRS Twitter feeds.
Graffiti Pro for Android
Now available -- Graffiti Pro for Android. Same as Graffiti for Android but no advertisements or network connection required.
Graffiti™ Pro for Android is the popular, easy-to-learn, stroke-based handwriting recognition system. Draw Graffiti letters instead of typing. Includes word suggestion, auto-capitalization at sentence start, word learning and error correction.
Graffiti is a replacement for the built-in on-screen keyboard, also called an input method. With Graffiti, you no longer type but you draw Graffiti characters with your finger or a compatible stylus. Graffiti characters are mostly single-stroke drawings that closely match the usual alphabet, but are simplified to make entry faster and easier. For example, the letter "A" is entered with a stroke that looks like an upside-down "V", saving time that you do not need to cross the "A" in the middle. Same for the letter "T", which is entered almost like a "7".
Crystal Defenders by Square Enix
$7? Not sure about whether this is justified.
Crystal Defenders is a defensive strategy game in which players deploy popular jobs from FINAL FANTASY Tactics A2, such as Black Mages and Soldiers, to fend off encroaching enemy hordes and prevent them from stealing their party's crystals. Players can enjoy 240 stages of action in one of two different game versions: W1 and W2. In W1, players can learn game basics. In W2, the introduction of Power Crystals opens up new doors, allowing for deeper, more detailed strategies.
Game Objectives & Features：
- Deploy units on the area map to protect crystal reserves from encroaching monster hordes.
- Monsters will enter an area and march through it until they are defeated or reach an exit, at which time they will steal one or more crystals.
- Simple touch panel-driven controls and up-tempo play make Crystal Defenders easily accessible whether at home or on the go.
- Innovative level design allows for high replayability.
TDC Live Wallpaper
This live wallpaper displays the current time and date on a simple, sleek, two-toned contrast. The wallpaper rotates in 3D as you cycle through home screens.
HeyWire: Free SMS Worldwide
HeyWire is a social messaging app that offers free SMS and gives you your own phone number.
√ Your own REAL phone number
√ Sending REAL SMS to ANY mobile phone around the world
√ No international texting fees
√ Txt & Facebook Chat with up to 10 contacts at once
√ HeyTweets: Twitter-via-SMS
√ HomeScreen Widget to preview texts, chats, & Tweets
√ Message notifications even if App is not open
√ HeyWire-to-Heywire Messaging in any language
√ Works on Wifi & 3G
√ Emoticons, yup we've got that too!
√ Multiscreen Messaging: Android, Web, iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
√ Compose Messages with Swype Keyboard or voice
NASA 360 is an award-winning television program enjoyed by millions. Now catch every episode in the palm of your hand, along with transcripts, interactive maps with more information on each filming location, cast and crew bios, and even a quiz to test your knowledge and how close you've been paying attention to the show!
Tiki Towers 2: Monkey Republic
Swing into action with an all-new set of primate puzzles in the fantastic sequel to the award-winning hit. Tackle 30 new levels in this hilarious physics-based challenge. Build bridges and towers out of bamboo, coconuts, and vines to overcome water, lava and other hazards. Clear levels with multiple exits, pick up objects that affect your progress, and use the stick challenge to test your skills.
Pool Rebel Lite
Experience the most realistic pool game simulator. Whether a beginner or a pro Pool Rebel will keep you occupied for hours on end.
- One Pocket pool game. (Full version includes five pool games implemented according to the official rulebooks: 8-ball, 8-Ball UK, 9-Ball, 14.1 Continuous and One Pocket)
- Online gaming
- OpenFeint Enabled
- Intuitive interface that allows control of every aspect of a shot
- Dynamic player hints help you avoid common mistakes during gameplay
- Save & Load a game at any stage. Automatically resume interrupted games
- Full game history with unlimited undo/redo functionality
- Adjustable difficulty levels (Full version offers fully customizable difficulty leves)
Snow and Ski Report by REI
The Snow & Ski Report by REI will help you figure out the best place to spend your time up at the mountain. Share conditions via the social net. Reference resort trail maps, view resort cams and stay in touch with participating mountain Twitter feeds.
Shuriken, Lurker, Samurai, Dash! This is the jungle of ninja master.
* Try your best to jump over the cliff.
* Double jump if you want jump higher
* Click fire button to kill enemy samurai by shuriken
* Speed up by slide forward and slow down by slide backward
* Fly like a spider man with your ninja rope when you see the ceiling. Do not forget click to throw your rope at that time.
* Achievement system.
* Doodle style graphic.
Art of Glow
From the Creator of 'Glow Hockey', we are proudly present you the 'Art of Glow' that brings you to new wonderful experience.
'Art of Glow' will make you feel more relax, fun, and easy to create variety of glow artworks!
Art of Glow is elegantly designed with the high flexibility adjustments, vivid glow colors, and many options.
What can 'Art Of Glow' do?
+ Glow/light paintings.
+ Twinkle stars.
+ Animated text arts.
+ And much more with unlimited settings + your imaginations.
Mouse Trap is a simple but very addictive puzzle game.
The goal is to help a trapped mouse find the exit of a given maze.
This can be achieved by sliding blocks out of the mouse's way. As you unblock each part of the maze, you will be given a chance to unlock bonuses and gain coins.
As you accumulate coins, you will be able to unlock level packs and various hidden features in the game bonus store.
Super Dynamite Fishing FREE
Action-packed fishing fun with explosive baits!
Grab the most dangerous weapons with the biggest blasting power and get ready for the craziest fishing trip of your life! Dry out the waters and let no fish escape!
Depth Of Field (DOF) Calculator
Depth of Field Calculator for Photographers. Including Hyperfocal Distance, Near Limit, Far limit, and DOF.
Fast, light, efficient and simple one page graphical interface.
Supports most SLRs, DSLRs and Compact Cameras from Canon, Nikon, FujiFilm, Kodak, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, Sigma, Sony, Four Third System, 35mm Film, Medium Formats, and Large Formats.
Walk and Text (+Soft Keyboard)
Walk and Text - see what is going on in front of you on the road while walking and typing. Type and Walk without fear!
Virtual Horse Racing 3D
Virtual Horse Racing 3D is the most realistic 3D horse racing game on smartphone. It's easy, exciting, fun, and highly addictive. Challenge yourself and see how much you can win!
This game is for everyone. Even if you've never placed a bet before in your life!
+ Realtime 3D Graphics.
+ Virtual 3D Sound System.
+ Simple to Play.
+ Straight Bets (Win/Place/Show).
+ Up to 8 runners per race.
+ Preview horses/jockeys before betting.
+ Horse details with unique ability.
+ Betting history (last 1) and records.
+ Racing history (last 1).
+ Realtime possible wins calculation.
+ Turf track.
+ Prevent device to sleep.
+ Slow Motion.
Llama – Location Profiles
Even though Tasker can do this too, some people prefer a simpler and more focused app.
Llama is a Location Aware Mobile Application.
Tired of your phone going off in the middle of the night? Annoying your colleagues by having your phone blast out your ringtone at work? You need Llama!
It uses phone masts to determine your location, so that you can change your ringer, vibrate and ringtones depending on where you are as well as the time of day. Llama provides you with sound profiles so you can quickly switch between quiet, loud, silent and normal sound settings.
-You can silence your phone at work.
-Turn your Bluetooth on ready to connect your Bluetooth headset for your morning run
-Make your phone quiet when it's late at night and you haven't gone out
Emulate the ie6 experience, right in your Android phone!
Inspired by mrdoob's ie6 effect.
Version 2: Now blends seamlessly with your Home screen for maximum impact!
Just pay the dues to one of the most useful root apps out there.
* Half-price presale *
* This is a license package for Superuser. It does nothing on its own. *
Superuser grants and manages root permissions on your rooted phone. This package gives you access to additional features not available to basic users.
Proposed Elite features:
- Advanced log management
- Per app notification/logging settings
- Settings backup/restore
- Busybox/sqlite installer/verifier
- Root console
- A widget of some kind?
- OVER 9000!!! (It's a feature, deal with it)
NOTE: Currently there are no additional features in Superuser that are unlocked with this download. Consider this a presale. This is here to help support future development. When Superuser 3.0 is released this will unlock the Elite features in it, and the cost of this app will increase to $2.00. Get it now while it's half price.
Flick Flight Lite
Can you unlock the best paper airplane? Flick Flight is a simple and extremely fun game based on skill and upgrades. Unlock levels with new challenges and power-ups by flying the total distance of previous levels.
Start your engine and drive through the city! A classic Arcade game with slick controls.
More stages will be updated into the game from time to time.
Videocam illusion Pro
"Videocam illusion Pro" is the first video camera app that lets you record videos with effects in real-time.
Combine filters, effects and masks to create amazing videos without an editing software.
You can even save your favorite combinations of effects and change while you're recording, creating original movies.
+ 18 filters: mono, negative, sepia, aqua, old photo, pencil, chalk, emboss, lomo, thermal, ascii art, comic, x-ray, oil, black & white, red channel, green channel & blue channel.
+ 13 effects: thin, fat, tall, short, horizontal/vertical mirror, pixelization, fisheye, mosaic, light tunnel, pinch, twirl & rough glass.
+ 6 masks: frame, cork board, monitor, bricks, negative film & landscape.
+ 5 recording speeds: very slow, slow, normal, fast & very fast.
+ Upload your videos: Youtube, GMail, Dropbox, ...
+ 3 memories for storing your favorite combos.
+ Change the effects while recording.
Coveroid Wallpapers HD
Coveroid offers collection of high quality wallpapers and backgrounds in variety of categories. Optimized for each screen size and device type. Set as wallpaper, share with friends or download to sdcard. All free and won't drain your battery like live ones do!
+ Browse featured, categorized, popular and recent
+ Set as wallpapers or save to sd card
+ Share by email/sms/facebook or bluetooth or anything else installed on your phone
+ Slideshow service to rotate wallpapers automatically
+ Search the internet for wallpapers optimized for YOUR phone.
Space War HD
Space War HD is the space arcade game for Galaxy Tab and Android phones! Fly through the space and destroy waves of attacking aliens! Be prepared for the final battle!
RuniK is a puzzle game in which you need to collect large groups of runes in order to reach the top!
Pockets Live Wallpaper
Did you ever long for an exotic pet when you were a kid? Well, now's your chance to fulfill that dream with Roi the Raccoon and his quirky friends! Pockets™, from ustwo™ studios, is a FREE live wallpaper for your Android phone featuring interactive pets that live on your screen.
aNobii Android App
Nice app but hardly the first.
The first Android App that lets you scan the barcode on books to build your virtual library and connect with other readers and millions of books.
* Fast barcode scanning including the ability to scan multiple books at once before adding them to your library or wish list
* Keep track of what you've read, what you're currently reading, and what you want to read in the future with your aNobii virtual library and wish list
* Have your virtual library with you at all times!
* Instant access to reviews from aNobii readers and experts
*Update your reading status and write reviews on the move
* Use your existing aNobii profile to access your existing virtual library and wish list on the App
*Multi language support – this app comes in English, Spanish, Italian, French and Chinese
Epic Fails Plus
For when you're bored - not all apps have to have a serious purpose.
Want to see some funny fail pictures? Are you bored at work or on the train? Then You should try this application!
"Epic Fails Plus" brings the funniest, most amazing fail pictures right to your phone.
Over 2500+ images to laugh at. Updated on a daily basis.
Mobile Playmaker by Buzztime
Introducing the Buzztime Mobile Playmaker, an App that allows you to play along with Buzztime’s Trivia, Sports and Card games from your Android device at any of our 3,900+ locations in North America.
Jota Text Editor
Jota is a text editor designed for a long text file.
It's pronouced as "i-o-ta".
Jota is currently in Alpha-test phase.
・Auto-Detect multiple character codes: UTF-8, UTF-16BE, UTF-16LE, UTF-32BE, UTF-32LE, WINDOWS-1251, WINDOWS-1252, WINDOWS-1253, WINDOWS-1255, SHIFT_JIS, ISO-2022-JP, ISO-2022-CN, ISO-2022-KR, ISO-8859-5, ISO-8859-7, ISO-8859-8, BIG5, GB18030, EUC-JP, EUC-KR, EUC-TW, IBM855, IBM866, KOI8-R, MACCYRILLIC, HZ-GB-2312, X-ISO-10646-UCS-4-3412, X-ISO-10646-UCS-4-2143
・Change character codes.
・Auto-Detect linebreak code.
・Change linebreak code.
・Keep linebreak code until saving a file.
・Save cursor position with file.
・Save history of opend files.
・Search a word in a file. (Support Regular Expression)
・Text sharing with external application.
・Support a Shortcut key with ALT/CTRL Key.
・Support Android OS 1.6 or later.
・Forever FREE and NO-AD.
・In the future , source code will be opend unde Apache License.
Super Bowl XLV
Download the FREE official Super Bowl XLV Guide today! It’s your mobile companion for Super Bowl Week!
Navigate a 3D map of North Texas and discover places to eat and drink
Browse Cowboys Stadium and find parking, concessions, and restrooms
See who is checking in and where
Find and attend the official Super Bowl Week Events
This is actually a pretty good idea for the paranoid among you. "Don't wait up - abducted by aliens. Again."
This app is not only a GPS tracker software but can also safe your life. If you need help but it's difficult to explain your exact location you can send a SMS emergency request to all your selected contacts. The text message contains the exact location (GPS accuracy) so other people can find and help you.
WTF Apps Of The Week
Seriously? Are there no boundaries anymore?
A funny casual game of sperms and eggs.
An army of sperms are swimming to reach the egg. Your task
is to stop them. Aim properly and blast them with spermicide before its too late.
The Wife App
There's an app for that too... which reminds me - I have to pick up the dry cleaning and take out the garbage today. /whipped
Remember to let the wife know if you're delayed at work or about to head home. Quickly send a text message via "The Wife App" and keep the wife happy.
Justin Bieber Reflextion
Yeah, that's a direct quote from the app description. WTF on so many levels.
Its complicated reflextion analysis test. Tap the screen then justin bieber photo is appeares!
The description is pure gold... chicks, beavers, we're talking about animals here of course - what were you thinking?
The chicks are going crazy! Instead of being bored the modern chicks of the 21st Century decide to waste their time with funny games. Even the rather introverted beavers can´t take their eyes off that great event. On the rocker, jump and fly...as far as you can!
You've gotta be kidding me. "Place the Android device next to or above the head of a person which is to be baptized..."
Baptize your relatives, yourself and all of your friends. They deserve it.
This app will let you be the baptizer; currently supporting the following religions and believes in alphabetic order: Buddhism, Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Protestantism.
No additional costs for baptisms apart from the acquisition costs for this app occur.
Please note that it is in fact possible to baptize people or even pets against their will. We have trust in you. Do not abuse the power this app grants you.
A little attention to detail? iPerfurmer
Explore the world of fragrance from your WHAT? A little attention to detail never hurts...
Find the perfect fragrance.
iPerfumer can help choose a fragrance either for yourself or a loved one. Explore the world of fragrance from your iPhone with iPerfumer - a personal fragrance consultant in your pocket.
While Titanium Backup can already do this in the PRO version, it's nice to be able to freeze apps for free. Unless, of course, the whole thing prevents your phone from booting altogether... Proceed with caution if you will.
Note: this app is not related to another App Freezer that is coincidentally also being discussed right now on reddit.
"Freezing" an app prevents it from running in background, consuming battery/CPU/memory and slow down your system without loosing your data.
"Defrosting" an app is a revert process to restore that app with its data before freezing.
Uninstall system app is not a good choice. Let freeze them!
- Freeze system apps that you can defrost them later.
- Freeze/defrost regular apps
- Delete system apps
- Uninstall regular apps.
- Different type of filters (running apps, system apps, regular apps)
REQUIREMENTS: ROOTED and NAND unlocked devices
Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
If you have an application in mind for the next issue of the roundup, feel free to send us an email and let us know.
Important: there are 2 requirements in order for the app to be considered, listed below.
- the app's launch date has to be between Monday and Sunday this week
- it has to be original, ground-breaking, well-reviewed, interesting, fun, etc - the cream of the crop
Now, if and only if the above requirements have been satisfied, fire up an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.