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Last Updated: April 13th, 2011

Welcome to the weekly roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Market or were spotted by us in the previous week 2 weeks or so. Due to CTIA last week, we decided to postpone last week's roundup and roll all the apps into one big 2-week post.

Get ready - the list is quite massive and may freeze up your browser while loading - I suggest you open up links in new tabs to avoid page reloads.

Please wait for this page to load in full in order to see the AppBrain widgets, which include ratings and pricing info.

Looking for the previous week's roundup? Find it here: 37 Best (And 3 WTF) New Android Apps, Games, And Live Wallpapers From Last Week (3/9/11 – 3/15/11)

Featured App

Bubble Birds

Today's roundup is sponsored by XIMAD and their bubble shooter game Bubble Birds. Bubble Birds is one of the top games on Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and occupies a 2nd place on the Blackberry App World. The premise should be familiar - you pop batches of funny-looking birds by tossing other birds at them and matching sets of three or more birds of the same color.

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Apps

Titanium Media Sync

The reliable and battery-friendly way of syncing your files to/from the cloud !

This unique app allows you to sync a set of folders from your Android device to the cloud and back. It currently supports the free Dropbox storage service. The official Dropbox app is not needed.

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Wank-o-meter

Legend..., wait for it, ...ary. And no, there is no video demo.

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Aix Weather Widget

The only weather widget I've ever felt compelled to install on my homescreen.

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A different weather widget showing a detailed forecast in a 4x1 format. The graph shows the temperature, rain and weather conditions for the next 24 hours, beginning at the next hour from the current time.

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4G LTE On/Off by Team AndIRC

Our favorite team AndIRC presents: same thing as all the paid LTE "Switch" and "Toggles", just free. Simple, to the point, Real Widget Toggle coming soon. Distributed for free. Shortcut to the preferred network settings, where you can change from 3g to 4g.

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InviteWiz

SMS invites made super-easy. Quickly send group invitations by text message (SMS) to any phone and track replies with ease. Great for organising parties, meetings, club events, catching up with friends and more.

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Disaster Alert

Disaster Alert (by PDC), Active Hazards on an interactive map and in a list as they are occurring around the globe. Additional hazard information can be viewed and shared.

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SPC - Music Sketchpad Demo

Create, play and perform your own music with the SPC – Music Sketchpad!

The Sketchpad introduces the audio “scene”, a 16-pad multi-touch enabled screen that lets you play loops and sequences. While you play, the pads light up rhythmically, making it easier to create instinctively.

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F5 (Reddit browser)

F5 is a feature-packed reddit browser with a sleek interface. Features:
- Speed + reliability
- Includes a tablet-optimized interface for Honeycomb tablets
- Open images from imgur without opening the browser
- Vote, comment, save, and hide any post
- Collapse comment threads
- Multiple account support
- Comments and posts are rendered with HTML; that means /r/f7u12 faces, spoiler tags and other subreddit-specific customizations look exactly as they do on the site

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Pinnacle Locker

Pinnacle Locker lets you lock apps on your phone based on the profiles created.

Ex: If you want to lock apps A,B at home and B,C at work. Pinnacle Locker allows to do this with ease with two profiles profiles created. Just switch to the profile you want depending on where ever you are.

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Quota Beta

ISP/Mobile/Data Usage/Tolls/Leisure usage monitoring all in one App.

★ Features ★
- Monitors you local cell/wifi usage
- Setup alerts to notify you when over ideal or % usage
- Monitors multiple ISP/Mobile/Travel/Tolls
- Powered by QuotaXML with access to 100's providers worldwide
- User created providers are supported via the free developers kit
- Widget support

The app is completely free for one account (no advertising). To enable multiple account support you will need to upgrade to the full version for $AU 2.75

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Formula1.com 2011

The Formula1.com 2011 application is the essential app for Formula One fans and streams real-time data direct from Formula One Management's Technical Centre at the race track. It displays the same information supplied to the teams from every session of the weekend, instantly putting you at the heart of the action.

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Business Calendar Free

Looks like one of the best calendar options on Android.

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Calendar-Application with scroll- and zoomable multi-day view and much more. Business Calendar is a complete calendar application that is synchronising with your Google calendars.

* smooth scroll- and zoomable multi-day view (1-14 days)
* graphical and textual presentation
* month, agenda, day and event view
* quickly fade in/out calendars using the favorite bar
* search function
* drag&drop functionality
* configurable widgets in different sizes for month, week, agenda and day view
* easy switching between timeline bars and event titles in month view
* intuitive new handling option: just move your finger over some days of interest in month view to open them in the multi-day view
* quick day overview when adding a new event
* many options for recurrent events (e.g. to add a recurrent event that takes place every other week on Tuesday and Thursday)

This is the free version of Business Calendar, it is containing (unintrusive) ads in some views but is fully functional (except drag&drop mode)! There also is an ad-free paid version with additional drag&drop features!

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Yap Voicemail

With 'Yap Voicemail' you have the power to read, search and forward your voicemails. All of this is possible thanks to Yap’s speech recognition platform. It's the same technology that powers voicemail-to-text services offered by wireless carriers.

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ZDbox (All-in-one toolbox)

ZDbox is an amazing all-in-one toolbox. Five stars in xda forum. It is free for you. A collection of many useful tools with simple interface. Having ZDbox, Wow! So easy!
★Widgets(1 tap to control)
WiFi|Airplane mode|Brightness|Sound|Rotate|Bluetooth|SYNC|2G3G|Applock|GPS
★Battery monitor
★Traffic counter(daily, weekly, monthly)
★Do not Disturb(connected with date)
Keep phone silent, vibrate only or offline automatically in the preset time range
★App Lock helps to protect your personal privacy (lock Gmail, Messaging,etc)
★Task Killer(Add the Ignore option)
Kill selected or all running apps
★App Manager gives more free space to the internal phone storage by batch moving apps to SD(Only for Android 2.2 &2.3) or batch uninstalling apps.

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cPanel Remote

cPanel Remote is a free native control panel for your cPanel Server.

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Amazon MP3, now with Cloud Drive support

The Amazon MP3 app for Android now includes both the Amazon MP3 store and Amazon Cloud Player (US-only).

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Color

$40mln+ funding before any product launch and 2 stars in the Android Market with over 900 reviews? I'm sorry for those investors.

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Use Color to take photos and videos with other people who have Androids or iPhones within 150 ft to create a group album.

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CARFAX for Dealers

Get CARFAX Vehicle History Reports on your lot, at trade-in or at any auction.

Scan or enter Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) and get CARFAX Reports instantly.

Note: CARFAX dealer subscribers only (contract rates apply). Not for accounts purchased at carfax.com.

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Games

Angry Birds Rio (Amazon Exclusive)

An Amazon exclusive without any pigs - the gameplay in AB Rio is a bit different. Instead of exploding pigs, you have to explode cages and free other birds. This was the Amazon Appstore exclusive launch app that made so many of us install the Appstore app.

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Angry Birds (Ad-Free, Amazon Exclusive)

Same Angry Birds as before, except without the annoying and intrusive ads.

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Angry Birds Seasons (Ad-Free, Amazon Exclusive)

You know the drill.

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Highborn (Amazon Exclusive)

Heroes of Might and Magic meets Android.

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Illusia

I must say - this game looks pretty epic and is very well reviewed in the Market.

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The makers of ZENONIA have extended to a new side scrolling casual action RPG containing all the core elements of traditional role playing games presented in visually appealing anime style graphics. Explore through quests, refine your gear, and battle your way to unravel the secrets behind the mysterious tower of ILLUSIA that nobody has entered before! Annihilate evil and preserve good, on your adventure of restoring peace to the land of Aztaran...

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PewPew 2

The sequel to PewPew.

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PewPew 2? A shooter with perfect gameplay, sweet retro graphics, and high fps. In 11 words, PewPew 2 is the best multidirectional shoot them up on Android. Expect retro graphics, megatons of enemies, and a frame rate achieved by no other game (except PewPew).

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Zombie Field HD

In Zombie Fields, you are one of two heroes, a brother and sister named Xander Creed and Vera Creed. Both are mercenaries living in a world overrun by zombies and various other types of undead creatures. They used to fight for money, now they fight for simple survival.

In an intense battle for survival, you have to fight your way through an endless horde of creatures intent on killing you. Fight them with various weapons like pistols, rifles, shotguns, grenades, Molotov cocktails and many others. Aim well, shoot straight, conserve your ammo and never ever let yourself be boxed in.

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Tower Raiders 2 GOLD

The sequel to Tower Raiders, one of the best tower defense games on Android (and my personal favorite).

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Last Stand Lite

The free version of a popular Last Stand zombie game that came out a few weeks ago.

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Hungry MonstR

Test your reaction time and keep your wits about you! It's not easy keeping calm with a horde of MonstRs rushing for your ice creams! You'll think it's easy at first, but then feel the addictive rush as you start to defend your ice cream cart.

2 game modes available in each level:
• Only have a few minutes? Play MonstR Frenzy where you only need to keep out 3 frenzy waves for a total of 3 minutes!
• OR for the ultimate scoring feast, play Endless Rainbow where the waves gradually get harder. It's all about how long you can survive in Endless Rainbow mode!

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Geared

The #1 Gear-based puzzle game is now available on the Android Market. Geared is a radically new and innovative puzzle game; a unique addition to its genre.

The first and only Gear-based game with absolutely no snap-grid. Geared delivers complete and total freedom to the player, bestowing every puzzle with a near infinite array of choices.

Pit your intellect against 150 uniquely designed levels, original to this game.

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Castle Warriors

This game is not new per se, but it looks great, and we've never heard of it before.

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Castle Warriors is a tensely fought, tightly paced RTS game set in a landscape that gently tweaks all those fantasy tropes from the games of yore. Lead your armies against hordes of evil. You must take and defend castles, use superior strategy and tactical timing to gain advantage before claiming victory.

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Godville

Godville is a zero-player game (ZPG), parodying everything from "typical" MMO games with their tedious level ups, to internet memes and ordinary day to day things. The game might look strange at first sight, but don't hurry to neglect it right away. Take a look on your hero for a couple days, look around and you won't regret!

In this game you are god, and all you need to do is to create your own hero so he will do all these boring things you had to do in the other games. He will fight monsters, collect loot, earn gold, etc, leaving you to enjoy the only thing that matters in any game - lean back and have fun.

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Pocket Soccer

This is a reinterpretation of a classic board game called button football tuned for fast-paced game-play and more fun. Play against the computer or against your friends. Choose between more than 60 countries to play with, unlock special soccer fields, balls and other assets by playing in various game modes.

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ShipCombat

ShipCombat is based on classic battleships game with cool features. 2 types of rules, stars, ranks, online scores, ad supported. Unfortunately, there is no multiplayer (yet?), but it's a good start.

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Big Cup Cricket Free

Arcade cricket action at the swipe of your finger. Prove you're a real all rounder as you bat, bowl and field your way through multiple challenge and tournament modes with the deftest flick and swipe of your finger. Big Cup Cricket let's you play as anyone of 20 teams from around the world in cup competitions and challenge modes - Big Cup Cricket is the ideal way to while away time between innings.

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Pokemon Tower Defense

I would never-ever-ever recommend a Pokemon game myself, but 1700 reviews and a stunning average 4.8-star rating are kind of forcing me. Apparently, the gameplay is second to none.

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When a pack of wild Rattata attack Professor Oak's lab, it is up to you to stop them. Set out on your own Pokemon journey, to catch and train all pokemon and try to solve the mystery behind these attacks. Featuring the original 151 pokemon!

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Guerrilla Bob

The fact that this game is cross-platform between Mac, iOS, Android, and PC alone is enough to buy this game.

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Guerrilla Bob offers stunning visuals, cross-platform multiplayer, an arsenal of kick-ass weaponry, unique enemies, explosive ammunition and non-stop humor. Using Cross-Platform Multiplayer, players will be able to connect a Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, PC and Android device.

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Ghost Wars Pro

A mix of RTS and defense, similar to Plants vs Zombies, except on a single lane.

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Extreme Formula

A nice-looking racing game.

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-Various game modes: Pro-Race, Career, Quick Race
-18 Achievements, 15 career stage
-65 tuning items, 10 tracks, and 5 vehicles.
-Tech Tree system to make a better vehicle with updating many skills

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Return Zero (BETA)

Looks like a decently made Speedx 3D type game. The most awesome part here is the developer name - "We came from Mars." Love it!

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Return Zero is a beautiful psychedelic ultrafast 3D tunnel racer. If racing past mad-fast, frenctic mazes set out in virtual, TRON like worlds is your thing, then Return Zero is definitely the game for you.

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Battle Boats 3D

“Battle Boats 3D” engages you in the bloody feud of three rival clans. This post-apocalyptic world has sunken almost entirely and the few remaining spots of land become a precious reward for the winner of this deadly skirmish between the fierce “Krakens”, cunning “Sea snakes” and noble “Dolphins”. Join one of them to gain your own patrol boat and start your military career.
The gameplay in “Battle Boats 3D” balances between thrilling racing without rules and 3rd person shooter. All the action takes place in huge water arenas where you'll have to complete various missions and defeat the enemies from hostile clans. The money you earn from missions may be spent on new weapons and upgrades for your boat.

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Live Wallpapers

Launcher Wall

A home screen replacement Live Wallpaper, that is both functional and beautiful. It is a live wallpaper that let you launch your favorite apps, by clicking on the respective icon. Tap on the icons on the live wallpaper to launch default app or you could customize the application to launch from the list of apps installed on your phone. It even contain a gallery tile that will show the photo or images in your phone. You could specify a specific folder or photo to display.

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Inferno Galaxy Live Wallpaper

Stunningly beautiful live wallpaper, but it will make your phone's CPU plead for mercy.

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Ice Galaxy Live Wallpaper

From the same author, an equally as beautiful live wallpaper .

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Sakura Falling Live Wallpaper

From the talented Go Team.

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Hyperspace Live Wallpaper

And 1 more from the same team.

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3D Skyrocket Live Wallpaper

And another one.

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For Tablets

Quickoffice Pro HD for Honeycomb Tablets

Quickoffice® Pro HD takes tablet computing to the next level with the first and most powerful Microsoft® Office productivity suite made exclusively for Android Honeycomb tablets. Enjoy the ability to CREATE, VIEW, and EDIT, Microsoft® Office files including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations. Conveniently ACCESS files remotely from your Google® Docs, Dropbox, Box, Huddle™, SugarSync, and MobileMe™ accounts or from your SD card using our Connect File Manager with SmartTouch™ technology. Also included is our advanced PDF viewer.

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WTF App(s) Of The Week

Can I Bang Her?

I never knew there was a "half plus seven" rule, so in case you want to bag a 0-year-old, as the app's screenshot suggests, you'll have to wait 34 years. If this is not a WTF app, I don't know what is. I wonder who that guy is who gave it a 5-star review.

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Ever been in doubt whether banging a chick is age appropriate?

This app decides using the 'Half plus seven' rule.

"Must have" dating tool for guys.

Please keep local laws in mind as well.

Made by Hjuler and Sivert

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Fuck Moto

The screenshots have gotten me hooked - WHAT HAPPENS IN BETWEEN? The suspense! The plot!..

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Happy April fool's day!

This is very little story for April fool's day. The story tell an android

developer@SHOP4APP of motorola, Hope everyone will be happy!

For this story, you can learn many infomation about SHOP4APP of motorola - the ** market on the world!

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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: [email protected].

1 sponsored placement per week is available (your app would be featured at the top and marked as sponsored) - please contact us for details.

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Flavor

    Good review, i will check most of them out. I checked the website all the week last week, was kind of worried if the series were off. I always check your recommendations for aps
    Thnx

  • jim

    Artem, how long does it typically take you to write these up?

    Good list & thank you. WTF app always gives me a good laugh, especially this weeks ;)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      About 6 hours of work throughout the week. This one took longer because it was 2 weeks.

      • xploited

        whatever you do, don't stop making these :D very helpful for app discovery!

        maybe you can reorganize it somehow to complete the list quicker?

  • James

    Is there a way to get an RSS feed just for these weekly roundups?

  • John J

    Love the lists, keep 'em coming!

  • thegreattaurus

    I think the FMoto app is genius

  • PB

    Dont know why you do it but its always my favorite part of week so thanks and keep up the good work.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I do it because you guys seem to enjoy it, and now it's kind of a hobby to weed out the best apps.

  • anyone

    I love this weekly event, trust me when I say I missed it last week.
    So much eye candy...

  • http://www.schoonsplace.com Schoon

    Yes, completely agree, I don't even browse the market anymore, just wait for your list then check those titles out. Unless of course I hear of something through another channel but there are not many as good as yours. Keep up the GREAT Work and thanks for your contribution to the android community.

  • Steven

    Awesome, I love when you do this. I recommend that you check out a game called "Pyxidis" if you haven't already.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Actually, we have given out a bunch of codes to remove ads for that game a few days ago. It didn't make the roundup though :)

  • Raks

    I too was kind of confused as to why the list did not come up last week and thought that this thing has been discontinued but thanks for the new list. Will be checking the ones i find interesting.

  • Piki

    Be advised that the 3D Rocket wallpaper uses at least 50% of CPU power. Though, it's beautiful.

  • Bek

    Wanted to say that I look forward to this specific article every week. Helps a LOT to discover new and interesting apps that are coming out. Thanks for doing these - keep it up!

  • Lucian Armasu

    I was looking forward to your list of apps, too, so keep them coming.

  • King of Diamonds

    Love the lwp's but boy they sure are battery killers on my Evo. My fav of the day goes to the Tancy Hanna Live Wallpaper. So hot -- and free! https://market.android.com/details?id=rawthemes.livewallpaper.hotgirls0056_free

  • http://dangerismymiddlename.com Paul Danger KILE

    Wankometer isn't in the WTF list? srsly?
    Thank you! These posts are extremely helpful.

    • http://www.droid-den.com Lekky

      it was in the previous list i believe

  • http://soundcloud.com/spriteman Spriteman

    Pokemon Tower Defense pulled from the market?

  • Frank Doyle

    How does one get the notification bar toggles as shown in the second photo for ZDBox? Is that part of the app?

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