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Last Updated: July 4th, 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 or so.

This is part 2 of the roundup, which features applications and live wallpapers. For games (including a WTF game), see 30 Best New (And 1 WTF) Android Games From The Last 2 Weeks (6/17/11 - 7/1/11).

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Featured App

Today's roundup is sponsored by Gameview Studios and their game Tap Fish. Tap Fish, if you haven't picked it up for the name, is a beautifully designed Tamagochi-style aquarium game - you grow fish in multiple aquariums, breed new fish variants, clean up after them - you know the drill. Check out its features and jump to the Market to download it for free:

  • Hundreds of exotic marine life including killer whales, sharks and sting rays
  • Buy, feed, love, sell and revive your fish to gain experience
  • Breed your fish to your heart content and for extra coins
  • Level up to 80 tanks and 80 levels
  • Dozens of backgrounds including Atlantis and Stonehenge FREE!
  • Hundreds of decorations and plants: sea reefs, caves, mermaids, sunken ship and castles!
  • Visit / clean friend's tanks and level up to become "featured" neighbor tanks

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Apps

Google+

Android Police coverage: Google+: Where Real Life Meets Social Networking

Google Plus is without a doubt the product of the week, month, and probably even year, for Google, and the Android app is going to be as essential in the future as the Twitter and Facebook apps are now. Get ready to make friends with this one, because unlike Buzz and Wave, this one is definitely on the way to the top, and you can quote me on that in a year.

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Real-life sharing rethought for mobile.

Google+ (Google Plus) is still in active development and not yet available to everyone. You need an invitation to sign in.

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. With your permission, Instant Upload automatically puts the photos and videos you take into a private album in the cloud, so you can share them anytime, from anywhere. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.

Features:
* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Instant Upload automatically uploads videos and photos to your own private album in the cloud, to make sharing a snap.
* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.

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Videos by Google (official video player for Android Market movie rentals)

Android Police coverage: [Download] Official Videos App Enables Movies On Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi

Official video player for Android Market movie rentals. Currently only works on the XOOM Wi-Fi (the Verizon XOOM already has this functionality).

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Hulu Plus

Android Police coverage: Hulu Plus Finally Available In The Android Market For Select Few Models, Download Away If You Can

Watch Hulu Plus on select Android devices (subscription required).

Hulu Plus is available on the following devices: Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. Support for additional devices will be announced throughout the year.

Stream thousands of episodes from hundreds of current and classic TV shows and movies to your Android device, computer, TV, and other devices with a Hulu Plus subscription. Download the app now to sample content from our Free Gallery. Subscribe to Hulu Plus for $7.99 a month at http://www.hulu.com/plus

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Gate Guru

GateGuru is the leading day-of travel application that covers over 120 airports across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. We have created GateGuru to serve as a valuable resource from the minute you leave on your day of travel to the minute you arrive at your destination. The application allows you to view your Tripit and KAYAK itineraries, view / post airport security wait times and see a structured list of airport food, shops and services - including over 25,000 reviews and tips and 5,000 photos from fellow travelers on airports, terminals, and airport amenities!

Note: We cover over 94 top US airports, 7 of top 10 European Airports, and 5 of the top 10 Asian airports with over 50 new European and Asian airports coming in a few months.

GATEGURU UNIQUE FEATURES:
- Most comprehensive and accurate listing of airport amenities
- View TripIt or KAYAK flight details
- Add or view airport security wait times
- Clean and uncluttered airport maps
- Access to real-time ratings, reviews, tips and photos on airports, terminals and amenities
- Quickly sort amenities by rating or name to find the BEST option for YOU
- Simple search engine
- Bookmark function for airports and amenities
- High Flyers leaderboard
- Social media sharing (Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and Gowalla) to keep your network posted on your airport travels

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Sports Tracker

This is one of the best application UIs I've ever seen in the Market. Very good work, Sports Tracker team.

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Turn your mobile into a social sports computer with Sports Tracker – now finally for Android!
Track and analyze your performance, share workout data and photos with your friends, and most of all – get fit and stay healthier.

APP FEATURES

Sports Tracker for Android comes with new powerful social features in addition to the award-winning tracking capabilities, making it the most feature-packed and professional sports tracker app for Android OS:

- Track and analyze your performances, monitor your progress
- Store all training data in your personal workout diary
- Keep track of everything from calories burned to average training speed and altitude
- Use maps, time and distance calculators
- Share workout data and photos with other trackers on Sports Tracker, Facebook and Twitter
- See your friends' profiles and comment their workouts and photos
- Explore the globe to discover new routes, trails and adventures worldwide

HEART-RATE MONITORING

Sports Tracker for Android supports the Polar Wearlink + transmitter with Bluetooth heart-rate belt. Sold separately at http://shop.sports-tracker.com.

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Ubuntu One Files

Ubuntu One Personal Cloud the freedom to access and enjoy your content your way

Ubuntu One’s files app for Android gives you the freedom to take your files, photos and more with you and access them on the fly. An Ubuntu One account is needed and you get the basics plus 2GB of storage for free. Once set up just simply download our free Android Files app and you can secure and manage your photos, files and folders directly from your phone anywhere in the world. Ubuntu One files app once installed will automatically back up photographs taken from Android phone camera directly to your Ubuntu One personal cloud.

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No Root Screenshot It

Not the most ideal way to take screenshots for unrooted users, but it's the best alternative there is. It requires connecting to a computer every time the phone is restarted for the app to be enabled, after which you can disconnect and take screenshots whenever you want until you restart again. Very interesting approach.

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"No Root Screenshot It" is an application that lets you take screenshots of your phone. This application works on ALL phones except Honeycomb. Root is NOT required.

This application is for those users who need to take screenshots, but don't have root access to their phones.

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE INSTALLING:

This application will instruct you to download and install a free desktop application on your Windows or Mac. Once installed, you must run the desktop application with your phone attached to your computer. This will enable screenshots on your phone.

Once you've done this, you can disconnect your phone and take screenshots whenever you want. However, every time you restart your phone, you'll have to connect it to your computer and run the desktop application again. If you restart your phone frequently, this app may not be for you, as it may prove to be too inconvenient.

Your phone will NOT be rooted or temp-rooted in any way. No system files on your phone will be altered.

FEATURES:

- Take a screenshot of your phone's screen
- Save as a jpg or png file, and share anywhere
- Crop screenshots
- Screen shot status bar button
- Shake to screen shot
- Delayed screenshot timer
- "Share" menu integration
- Custom save directory
- Works on ALL devices, except Honeycomb

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Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Android Police coverage: [New App] Merriam-Webster Dictionary Hits The Android Market

America's most useful and respected dictionary.

In addition to all the definitions from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, this app offers voice search – to let you look up a word without having to spell it – along with synonyms, antonyms, example sentences, Word of the Day, and more. It’s a great tool for reference, education, and vocabulary building.

The app is free, and supported by ads.

Features:
* Synonyms & Antonyms
* Voice Search
* Example Sentences
* Audio Pronunciations
* Word of the Day
* Reader View - lets you hide navigation buttons to see text in full screen
* Recent History - lets you keep track of the words you've looked up

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The Times for Android

The Times and Sunday Times Android app - free for a limited period

PLEASE NOTE: When the free preview ends, the app will be complimentary to Times digital subscribers, from only £2 a week, which also includes The Times and The Sunday Times tablet apps, websites and Times+

The app brings The Times and The Sunday Times to Android smartphones for the first time, showcasing the depth of Times journalism, with the latest stories on your screen almost as fast as they are written and a design that allows you to navigate easily between stories; customise your app to find your favourite sections first; save articles to read later or when you are offline and send feedback directly to our team - 7 days a week, anytime and anywhere you want.

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Pool Party by Google Slide

Google's (who owns Slide) answer to Instagram/Color/etc. I'm not a fan of the UI though, it seems too amateurish.

Invite-only at the moment.

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Pool Party is a simple, free photo sharing app. Create group albums and see your friends' photos as they happen in real-time.

Pool Party is invite-only at the moment. If you haven't already been invited to Pool Party by a friend, you can visit our website (poolpartyapp.com) to request an invitation.

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Thumb Keyboard – Trial

Android Police coverage: Thumb Keyboard Is An Epic Win For Tablet Typing [Hands-On]

Android Police review: [Review] Thumb Keyboard Makes Two-Handed Typing A Breeze

Finally a free trial version of my favorite keyboard, especially on tablets. Really, read the above coverage and try it before you buy, if you haven't yet.

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Free Trial version (will expire after 2 weeks). Fully functional version. Same features as the paid version. Only limitation is a screen that is popping up from time to time, reminding the user that it is a trial version...

Thumb Keyboard is a flexible keyboard that introduces a revolutionary and innovative "split" layout for Tablets and Phones. A layout that makes thumb-typing easier, more natural and more comfortable. Besides that it is also a standard keyboard with many features one will not find on a regular keyboard.

FEATURES

• multi-touch
• User customizable toolbar (with on/off toggle)
• Save much used phrases and enter with a touch of a button
• Height and width fully customizable!
• 7 different layouts (with special layouts accommodated for comfortable thumb-typing)
• Innovative split layout for small screens (phones): wider keys!! and better layout for thumb-typing in portrait mode (screenshot 3) and better accessible keys landscape mode (screenshot 5).
• Resizable font
• Text prediction: 7 languages supported (English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch) included in the app. More to come as separate downloadable packages
• Bigram word prediction (predict word based on previous word - for Android 2.3 and higher)
• Split layout for Tablets and large screen devices: Better accessible keys for thumb-typing on 5", 7.1", 8.9" and 10.1" Tablets and 4"+ phones (screenshot 1 & 4).
No more unnatural stretching or juggling with your tablet...
• Full featured standard layout (screenshot 2)
• Theme support (currently 8 themes, adjusted for several HD resolutions)
• Auto-correction
• Voice input
• User dictionary
• Separate number keys and cursor keys
• accented, international character support ( ä/ü/ö/ß etc)
• Fast switching between layouts
• Adjustable height (with separate adjustment of bottom bar)
• predefined layout combinations for portrait and landscape or define your own combination
• Easy popup keyboards for additional characters, numbers and smileys
• highly adjustable
• International keyboards: QWERTZ, AZERTY, modern Spanish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish and Danish (more to come)
• And more features to come

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Dual Mount SD Widget (root)

Android Police coverage: Mount Your SD Card To Your Phone And PC At The Same Time With Dual Mount SD Widget

This widget Modifies a setting that will allow you to mount your SD card to your phone and PC/Radio/ect at the same time. ***ROOT ACCESS REQ.***

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ObscuraCam

Android Police coverage: New App: ObscuraCam Automatically Detects, Blurs Faces And Strips Metadata From Your Photos

A "Visual Privacy" photo app developed with Witness (http://witness.org).

- detect faces in photos or manually select them
- remove EXIF metadata from photos
- redact (black out), pixelize or mask faces and other sensitive items in any photo
- save to SDCard or share through any other Android app
- open-source, licensed under GPLv3

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Path

Android Police coverage: Path Comes To Android, But It's Probably Just A Bit Too Late

Path, the controversial network where you're limited to only 50 friends, now has an Android app.

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Path is the simple and private way to share life with close friends & family.

Features:
• Capture and share life's moments through photos.
• Stay connected to a small group of 50 close friends & family via Android, iPhone, Email, Web, or Facebook.
• Tag your moments with people, places, and things.
• View your friends' moments.
• Know when your friends have seen your moments.
• Let your friends know how each moment makes you feel with Emotion.
• Have intimate conversations around each moment with Chat.
• Publish the occasional moment on your Facebook Wall for all of your Facebook friends to see.
• Be yourself on the simple and private network you can trust.

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Checkin King

Bring Yelp to this, and I'll be all over it!

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If you check-in more than once a week, you need Checkin King.

With one tap check-in to Facebook, Foursquare, Google, and Gowalla with Checkin King. The full version of Checkin King is free with no ads. Features include:

+ Save time with the super simple check in process for Facebook, Foursquare, Google, and Gowalla
+ Ability to include a message with every check-in
+ Map views allow you to see where you are checking in
+ Ability to search for a location by name for checkins

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StockTwits

Fast and Easy to use. Get REAL TIME stock quotes. 1st ever app with finance NEWS, ranked by your peers from 500 sources. Discover TRENDS for the stocks you follow via messages from traders & investors

Unlike all other finance and stock apps, the StockTwits app enables you to discover what’s new, listen in, and learn from talented investors and traders as they make real time moves in the market.

Want to share an idea of your own? Just send a message or reply to traders and investors via the app. Your messages are shared to others directly, or to StockTwits, Yahoo! Finance, Bing Finance, CNN Money, Reuters, Twitter, and LinkedIn all at once.

Key Benefits of StockTwits for Android:

- Real time quotes deliver prices for the stocks you care about
- First of its kind ranked news by finance readers across the web, ensures you see the best
- Get exposed to new stocks with a unique Trending view
- Quickly and easily create a watchlist to Follow your stocks
- Share your ideas by sending messages to finance websites and social networks

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International Herald Tribune by The New York Times

From Paris, Hong Kong and New York, the International Herald Tribune app for Android provides a fresh and original take on the world’s daily news. Drawing on its global newsgathering operation with The New York Times, the IHT selects the international news, business, culture, style, sports and opinion articles that tell you what is happening around the world and what it means.

• World news articles are fully refreshed for the Europe and Asia mornings, and the app includes a Latest News section from global.nytimes.com to keep you updated on the breaking stories that matter throughout the day.

• The comprehensive Business with Reuters section provides market and company news and analysis, and helps you connect the dots in global finance and economics.

• Heavy-hitting columnists like Roger Cohen, Thomas L. Friedman and Nobel prize-winner Paul Krugman appear alongside a revolving cast of influential and provocative global thinkers in the must-read Views section.

• Culture & Style takes you to fascinating corners of the international art, film, theater, design, music and literature worlds, and Suzy Menkes offers unrivaled coverage of fashion, from the catwalks of Europe to the shopping malls of Brazil.

•Soccer, golf, tennis, Formula One racing, rugby, cricket, baseball, football and athletics are all there in the world Sports section, along with the passionate and insightful journalism of Rob Hughes and Christopher Clarey.

•The Day in Pictures slideshow beautifully captures the human angle to the day’s events with photography from around the world, and the Video section includes the best international videos from global.nytimes.com

The app is free until later in 2011. To get unlimited access to all sections, simply register when prompted within the app.

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The Dallas Morning News

From Breaking News and Things to Do to Weather and Entertainment, The Dallas Morning News Android app gives you local news and information that slides right into your world. This is the next generation of The Dallas Morning News you’ve been waiting for!

• Local news, world news, community news
• SportsDay - Cowboys, Rangers, Mavs, Stars and more
• Your daily fix of business news and information
• Weather (including radar) and traffic in Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton counties – all local, all real-time
• Restaurants, movies, events reviews and ratings
• Lifestyles, fashion, and entertainment news and reviews
• Video

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Impel

Yet another alternative to Tasker (free).

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Impel is a trigger-based, automated event manager. What that means is that when normal activities occur, like a Bluetooth device connection or a map location being reached, Impel can start an event or change a setting without any interaction from you. This means more time doing the stuff you love and less time fiddling with preferences, switches and applications.

Two tasks are provided as an example of different task types. They can be modified or removed as needed.

Free Version
- With ads
- Limited active tasks

Plus Version
- No ads
- Unlimited active tasks

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Layer Draw

LayerDraw is an image editing program that is optimized for tablets and phones. You can draw images in portrait or landscape mode, create separate layers for each part of an image, set background colors for each layer, move and resize layers, and (on Android 3.0 and above) set the opacity (alpha) for each layer.

Create custom Brushes for everything from drawing simple lines to drop-shadowed lines, fill areas, neon effects, fade, re-paint existing lines, color empty areas between other areas, and more. Brushes are also pressure-sensitive -- Press harder to draw wider lines or more intense colors.

FEATURES:

• Draw in Layers
• Import Gallery pictures into Layers
• Take pictures directly into Layers
• Portrait and Landscape mode support
• Pressure-sensitive Brushes
• Multi-touch for drawing straight lines
• Optional hardware acceleration
• Use for photo editing, or drawing from scratch

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Fresco Lite

Android Police coverage: [New App] [Update: It's In The Market] Fresco: A Mobile Canvas For All Of Your Artistic Needs

The lite version now lets you try Fresco for free.

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Fresco is a powerful painting and image editing app that features layers, filters, an intuitive interface and more! Designed for both novices and professionals, Fresco has everything you need to create digital artwork on your phone or tablet.

★ Feature List ★

Full support for layer-based image editing:
- Add, duplicate, merge, hide/show and reorder layers.
- Transform layers by scaling, rotating, moving and mirroring.
- Alter layer opacity.

Enhance your work with the use of over 20 filters:
- Create interesting effects with the blur, sharpen, emboss, noise and vignette filters.
- Adjust image colors with the brightness, saturation, exposure and posterize filters.

An interface where everything you need is at your fingertips:
- Configure the texture, size and opacity of the brush and eraser tools.
- Select colors using the color palette, HSV color picker and eye dropper tools.
- Use gestures for zooming and panning.
- Reverse mistakes with the robust undo system.

More features:
- Export your work to Adobe® Photoshop® format (.PSD) with layers intact.
- Import and position photos on the canvas.
- Your work is kept safe by the autosave feature.
- Share your images with other apps to upload to Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and more.
- Fresco uses less than 1Mb of storage space and is optimised for speed.

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ITV Player (UK only)

This app lets you watch ITV programming in the UK, but it's currently catching a lot of flak for requiring an email address before it can be used. Not the best way to introduce your app, ITV. Ouch @ the 1-star majority reviews.

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Catch up on ITV programmes from the last seven days, on your mobile device.

ITV Player on Android is ITV’s new video catch-up service for mobile and tablet devices.

This is the first Android application that allows you to view ITV programmes on your handset – we hope you enjoy using it and would love to hear your feedback as we enhance the application.

You can watch all ITV programmes that we have the rights to show on mobile, for up to seven days after broadcast.

- Works on your Android mobile and tablet devices
- Requires a Wifi connection to playback programmes
- Catch up on programmes from ITV1, ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4
- Free to download with unlimited usage
- Browse recommended programmes
- Search for programmes by channel or alphabetically

You must be in the UK to view our programmes. Unfortunately we’re unable to show our content to users outside the UK. People in some regions will be restricted to only viewing ITV2, ITV3 and ITV4 programmes.

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Dolphin Browser HD Beta (starting with 6.0)

Android Police coverage: Dolphin Browser HD V6.0 Beta Hits The Android Market Alongside The Stable Version

Beta version of one of the most popular Android browsers, except now in the Market rather than on their blog.

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Dolphin Browser HD (Webzine) Beta is a beta version of the new Dolphin Browser HD. The Webzine feature changes the way we browse the mobile web, touch friendly & easy to use for your mobile phone.

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Podio

Podio is a work platform with the ambition to change how we all work. Our take on work tools: You build it yourself. You can create as many spaces as you need and invite others to work with you in your spaces. Podio comes with social features and has everything you need to get your work done. Build your own apps using your own language to manage processes and collaborate.

The Podio Android app puts the core functionality in your pocket.

Activity:
• Post images and text directly from your phone
• Follow and comment all activity in your stream, including images and files

Inbox:
• Send and receive private messages
• Stay on top of important notifications, invitations etc.

Tasks:
• Create and delegate tasks
• Comment on tasks
• Keep track of delegated and completed tasks

Contacts:
• All your contacts available, integrated with your phonebook
• Assign tasks and write messages to any of your contacts

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Autodesk Inventor Publisher Viewer

Android Police coverage: Autodesk Releases Inventor Publisher Viewer To The Android Market

Autodesk Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer allows you to view interactive, animated 3D assembly instructions created with Autodesk Inventor Publisher desktop software.

Features
✓Simple, intuitive user interface
✓Zoom, pan, & rotate in 3D using Multi-Touch
✓ Play or scrub through animated sequences of step-by-step instructions
✓ Double Tap on individual components for detailed part information
✓ View text descriptions and annotations that can help augment 3D graphics
✓ Includes sample instructions and access to an online gallery of instructions right in the app
✓ Create, publish, and deliver instruction files to mobile devices using the Publish to Mobile capability of Autodesk Inventor Publisher desktop PC software.
✓ Store files on your device or Cloud Storage

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Politifact Mobile

Politifact is absolutely great for those interested in politics. Now with an Android app to see all the lies on the go.

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The Truth-O-Meter is now portable! PolitiFact Mobile puts Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking on your smart phone or tablet.

PolitiFact Mobile makes it easier than ever to get the truth about American politics. It is produced by PolitiFact, the Pulitzer Prize-winning website, and includes the new Truth Index as well as mobile versions of the site's most popular features -- the Truth-O-Meter, the Flip-O-Meter, the Obameter and the GOP Pledge-O-Meter.

Features:

- First app dedicated to fact-checking!
- Get the latest Truth-O-Meter rulings
- Report cards allow you to see the Truth-O-Meter records of politicians, political groups and pundits
- Get updates on the campaign promises of President Obama and Republican leaders from our Obameter and GOP Pledge-O-Meter
- New features available only on PolitiFact Mobile:
- The Truth Index – A daily index that shows the ups and downs of all Truth-O-Meter rulings
- The Flip-O-Meter Tally – See the latest count for Half Flips and Full Flops
- E-mail your favorite Truth-O-Meter items to friends and co-workers
- The Truth-O-Meter Tally – Compare the tally of Truth-O-Meter rulings by subject

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Ripple PhoneTag

Not a bad idea, but they'd have to take off quite fast to ever be useful, and with Google Plus gunning after them, I'm not sure they can...

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First the phone, then texting, now Ripple PhoneTag. Patent Pending Ripple PhoneTag is a free Android GPS app that lets you securely share your location and see your friends’ locations – then communicate with each other in real time. It’s location sharing that is as simple as sending a text message.

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UFC TV

Watch UFC events live on your Android phone. Most UFC Pay-Per-Events will include the option to view in four different camera angles. Also, purchase any past events or individual fights from the Fight Library within the Android application. And, watch Press Conferences and Weigh-ins live and for free. View Fighter profiles of your favorite UFC fighters and get the latest News and TV Schedule.
Perfect for the Ultimate UFC fan!

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pzizz

Not sure about this app, as it's over $5, but it claims to have the most advanced sleep technology. Anyone care to try and report back?

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The worlds most Advanced Sleep Technology! Cure Insomnia. Feel Energised. Life is better! With pzizz.

pzizz Sleep technology has already been used by nearly 500,000 people worldwide!..

pzizz PowerNap - Boost energy and reduce stress by turning your Android device into the ultimate power-napping tool with pzizz powernap! Using the pzizz powernap app will reduce stress and boost your energy. Taking just a few minutes out of your day to relax, you can boost energy in a completely natural way. By playing a unique and calming soundtrack of words and music, pzizz powernap relaxes your mind and body, removing you from the stresses of a busy day.

pzizz Sleep - Solve Sleep Problems and Cure Insomnia with pzizz Sleep. The pzizz Sleep app is the ultimate tool for people who find getting to sleep at night problematic. By playing a unique and calming soundtrack of words and music, pzizz Sleep relaxes your mind and body and takes you into a deep sleep.

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KODAK Pic Flick

Print and share pictures with a touch.

Easily print pictures on a wireless KODAK All in One Printer*, or send pictures to a KODAK Digital Picture Frame**.

Key Features

1. Select, view, zoom, rotate and crop your photos
2. Print any size from 4" x 6" to 8.5" x11"
3. Automatically finds and remembers KODAK printers on Local Area Networks
4. Send pictures wirelessly to your KODAK All in One Printer or KODAK Digital Picture Frame.

* The KODAK Pic Flick App is compatible with the KODAK ESP 9200, 7200, 5200, C300 Series and ESP Office 6100 and 2100 Series All-in-One Printers.
** The KODAK Pic Flick app is compatible with any KODAK PULSE or KODAK EASYSHARE W820 / W1020 Digital Picture Frames.

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Third Eye by Viewdle

Viewdle's facial recognition technology now starring in an augmented reality app/game. Interesting idea, definitely interesting.

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The power of the ThirdEye relic has stirred humans to understand their true nature - see if you are a Vampire or a Slayer with Third Eye in Beta by Viewdle (www.viewdle.com)!

Use Viewdle face recognition technology to recognize the Vampires and Slayers near you, in the world's first vision-based mobile reality game.

Finally realize the potential of your smartphone with immersive graphics, accelerometer gameplay, and real computer vision effects!

Check out Part I in the 3-game trilogy!

Hunt your enemies. Build your army. The battle is nearing! Which side are you on?

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Vanguard

Android Police coverage: Investment Firm Vanguard Releases Two Android Apps - One For Clients, One For Advisors

If you're a Vanguard investor or a participant in an employer-sponsored plan, Vanguard's free application for the Android platform gives you up-to-date information about your account (including recent transaction history), lets you perform many types of transactions in both retirement and nonretirement accounts (excluding employer-sponsored plans), research Vanguard investments, get the latest market news and commentary from Vanguard and Reuters, and share our content with friends and family through e-mail and social media.

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Vanguard - Advisors

Android Police coverage: Investment Firm Vanguard Releases Two Android Apps - One For Clients, One For Advisors

As a financial advisor, you need access to product information, investment research, and economic commentary when you’re on the road. Vanguard’s Financial Advisor mobile app makes it easy to:

— Monitor price and performance information on Vanguard ETFs and mutual funds.
— Create and follow your investment watch list.
— Get the latest Vanguard product news and Market news.
— Tap into proprietary research and commentary.
— Share information with colleagues or clients quickly and easily.

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ProBoards

Join the ProBoards community to explore and interact with thousands of forums, ranging over a variety of topics and interests.

It doesn't matter if you've been a member for 11 years or if you're brand new to ProBoards forums. You can browse our forum directory, add favorites and visit a multitude of unique and engaging forums in an easy to read, easy to manage environment. View the newest topics from a forum in one simple location. Easily create new topics and reply to existing ones. Send and receive personal messages. Bookmark your favorite topics for later viewing. Add images to posts directly from your phone -- and most importantly, have fun!

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Voddler (for Nordic countries)

Play free & premium movies, series and documentaries

Updated app! You can now play movies, series and documentaries directly on your Android phone with Voddler's app. Watch a selection of the world's best films and TV-shows directly on your Android handset with this free app from Voddler. Download the app and start watching whenever or wherever you want.

We offer titles from the world's leading entertainment companies, both rental titles and Direct Play-titles with advertising before the movie starts. And come back often: we're adding new titles on a daily basis. Just browse, select and click play. And please know that all Voddler-apps support seamless platform transitions: if you start watching a film in your Android-app, you can pick up exactly where you are if you change to Voddler on a computer or other device.

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For Tablets

Friend Me (Facebook client for tablets)

I'd love to try you, Friend Me, but all I get is this:

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What gives?

Update: Apparently, Facebook claimed that the "f" letter in the icon looked too much like Facebook's own "f," which prompted Google to take the app off the Market. It should be back shortly with a new icon.

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Friend Me is a Facebook client designed and created exclusively for the Android Honeycomb platform. Friend Me offers a tablet-optimized experience for interacting with Facebook.

Features of Friend Me:

-- Interact with Facebook with an experience optimized for your Android tablet.

-- Submit status updates to post on your Facebook wall.

-- Read status updates from your friends in the News Feed.

-- Read comments and likes on status messages.

-- Contribute comments and likes on status messages.

-- Take advantage of Facebook single sign-on if you have the official Facebook app instead. Otherwise, Friend Me will use the Facebook dialog authorization.

-- View shared photos, links, statuses, checkins, and more directly in the app. Selecting external links gives you the choice of viewing the website inside of Friend Me, with an option to view in the tablet's browser.

-- Access your profile information, your wall, and photo albums. Selecting a photo album lets you easily navigate through your photos.

-- See your Facebook friends, view their profile information, and access their wall.

-- A Photo tab for exploring your photo albums in an exciting way.

-- Friend Me offers a Games feature, which will let you play your favorite Facebook game inside of the app. Flash games work as well, thanks to the Android platform.

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Wikitude World Browser now updated with Honeycomb support

While Wikitude itself is not new, its Honeycomb support is. Augmented reality on a tablet - it doesn't get any better than that.

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Wikitude World Browser is a fun, innovative and informative Augmented Reality ( AR ) platform allowing you to discover what’s around you in a completely new way. By using the camera, simply hold up your smartphone and explore your surroundings. Wikitude will overlay the camera’s display and the objects you look at with additional interactive content and information - really cool! Wikitude World Browser has been voted “Best Augmented Reality browser in 2010” !

Features:
*Find events, tweets, Wikipedia articles, ATMs, restaurants, user reviews and much more around you
*Experience places near you in augmented reality or show them on a map and list view
*Browse more than 100 million places and interactive content
*Explore and identify places and objects near by
*Search for specific places, for example “thai restaurant”
*Find mobile coupons and discounts for stores and shops near you

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Qello for Tablet

Qello brings the concert right to the fan. 30 Day rental for $4.99.

What you are about to experience, has never before, been possible! You are holding the world's largest catalog of HD live concerts - with more than 500 titles (and growing) – from the greatest artists of all time, to the very best of right now! For the first time, you can experience the power of HD live music in the palm of your hands from The Rolling Stones and The Doors, to Tupac and Eminem, to Kenny Chesney and Sugarland, to the hottest up and coming artists! For all those music history diehards, the “classic albums” (listed under documentaries) sends you inside the magical mystery mind of the creative artist themselves.

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Files (for Honeycomb)

A beautiful and clean file manager, designed for Honeycomb. Use your tablet with style.

"This app looks just amazing - the first file manager that is well designed (a beta tester)"

"Finally a file manager written by someone who actually knows what he's doing. Safe file operations, no system crash while copying large files (anonymous user)"

Features
- nice and clean user interface
- icon on the notification bar for quick access to your files
- thumbnails by file type
- smooth user experience, cancellable operations
- customizable bookmarks for ease of access
- move, copy, rename, and delete files and folders
- safe file operations, tested for tablet file systems: works reliably with large or many files
- jump into your customized home folder by clicking on the application icon

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Live Wallpapers

Gravity Live Wallpaper Free

Enjoy beautiful physics in your home screen. Customize object shape, material, gravity, background, size and touch action!. Rotate phone to change gravity orientation. Touch the screen for interaction.

Features:

- 9 Backgrounds
- Orbit, Lawn, Red Orbit, Lines, Ray, Smoke, Solid Black, Blue, Red, Yellow
- 5 Objects types
- Bubble, Square, Flower, Tech, Snow
- 11 Object materials
- Metal, Stone, Glass, Rubber, Ice, Pumice, Polystyrene, Fabric, Sponge, Air,Helium
- 3 Object sizes
- Small, Medium, Big
- Customizable touch
- Explosion, Implosion, Move
- Customizable gravity
- Rotation sensor support
- Real world physics
- Low battery usage

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Gravity Home (LWP+Launcher+Physics)

Android Police coverage: [Live Wallpaper] Gravity Home: Where Launcher Meets Wallpaper

Transform your home screen in a funny alternative launcher.

Turn the phone upside down and watch your favorite app icons respond to gravity, hanging aroung the screen, being completelly funcional.

Features:
- Select custom app list to show in the live wallpaper
- Change app icons size
- Lock icons only in home screen (only affecting 1 desktop)
- Adjust Gravity
- Adjust friction
- Adjust elasticity
- NEW: Select custom background image from your gallery

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My Beach Free (LWP)

From the creators of Spring Zen and Celtic Garden, spend a relaxing summer day at your own private beach - everytime you use your device.

Relax in the shade while waves froth at the shore of your very own stretch of secluded beach. Clouds float past a quaint lighthouse in the distance, and a boat gently rocks in the shallows. An airplane with a message drifts through the idylic scene.

In the full version, you can choose the sign message on the beach, or hide the sign altogether - it's all up to you! Watch closely, and you may even see a shark!

The full version also now includes Night time mode, fireworks, Independence day theme, and more - for the 4th of July, or all year round!

You can customize every part of the scene in the full version, including the waves, sharks, aircraft, signs, umbrella, and more - thousands of possible combinations! You can also hide or show the items in the scene to create your own beach. Or, select one of the preset themes and choose from the 'Private Beach', 'Family Outing', or 'Shark Sighting' themes.

This wallpaper is true 3D with hand-crafted artwork. Our wallpapers feature silky-smooth animations while conserving your battery life.

Works great with phones, tablets, Tegra HD devices, or any device that supports live wallpapers.

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Rasdroid Live Wallpapers

Rasdroid, one of the most talented live wallpaper devs (remember Tesseract?) now has an app that unites them all into one convenient package.

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This is an early beta version of the Rasdroid Live Wallpaper library. Please report bugs and help us spread the word!

This app lets you download and install amazing Rasdroid live wallpapers. See www.rasdroid.com or http://www.youtube.com/user/rascarlo for more coolness.

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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: oh.no.its.the@androidpolice.com.

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.

  • mskks64

    no wtf's? :( those are my favorite!

  • eTiMaGo

    Friend Me's under a bit of trouble with facebook for unauthorized usage of their stylized "f", or some other inane reason... developer modified the app and received notice it'll be unsuspended, so it should be back soon! I've been using the app for a while and it's really good!

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

      Indeed, the dev got back to me, so I've updated the post with this info.

  • Cory A

    Can't get wikitude on honeycomb 3.1. Anyone else have that issue?

  • Epsilon

    Keep up the good work Artem

  • http://twitter.com/KarlPoe Karl Poe

    If you mark apps UK only or Nordic countries only, why not also mark the ones that are US only?

    • David Ruddock

      Karl,

      Because 60% of our readers are from the United States, and it's rare to see an application explicitly marked "US Only." Those apps that are marked as such, we try to point out.

      We'd have to manually check or contact developers (we have no consistent non-US contributors), and that's a fair bit of extra work that we can't really justify.

  • Cory Antonini

    Artem does indeed mark many apps as US only. Unfortunately, sometimes websites do not clearly indicate that an app is US only, and therefore one may not know unless they reside outside on the USA. I have found that issue with a few music/book apps that are not available in Canada due to DRM legal issues. Had I not searched around the fine print of the site, I would never have known.
    Keep up the great reviews!

  • Rob

    That Checkin King app is awful. Not only does it populate the list of where you can check in with user-made locations such as "Home Sweet Home" and other such tripe, but the profile it asks you to fill out is VERY personal. You don't have to fill out the profile, but the fact that you can is dodgy enough. Avoid. Foursquare is loads better and can post to FB/Twitter.

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

      That's one thing they have to work on, but I want to check into services, not check into one and have it spam my feed on others.

  • Skillit

    Really like the obscuracam, maybe I'm to secretive, maybe I'm to much of a pervert but the Guardian project is fast becoming core to my smartphone experience.

  • http://www.splabs.net SPLabs

    FishBowl Live Wallpaper : The most interactive aquarium live wallpaper on Android Market!

    Feed the fish, watch them grow - they'll even mate and have cute little baby fish!! Check it out now:

    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sp.fishbowl

  • http://www.android-application-developer-india.com/apps-development.php Android Apps Development

    I really like "Rasdroid Live Wallpapers" application. I would like to change wallpaper everyday on my phone. Thanks for sharing really great post.