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Last Updated: July 18th, 2012

Autodesk ForceEffect

Android Police coverage: [New App] Autodesk's ForceEffect For Android Brings Realistic Mechanical Simulation To Your Mobile Device

Bring engineering to the point of the problem with Autodesk ForceEffect, a mobile engineering app for simulating design concepts in the field or in the office. Unlike the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options, Autodesk ForceEffect does all the simulation and engineering calculations for you right on your mobile device, helping you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design.

The Autodesk ForceEffect engineering app is ideal for static systems analysis using free body diagrams:
•Freehand sketching of elements and construction lines with snaps, constraints, and inferencing
•Object dimensioning, global scaling, units, constraints
•Import image as background
•Create joints (welded, pinned)
•Break element at joints
•Create supports (fixed, grounded, sliding)
•Create loads (known, unknown, distributed) and moments
•Add weight to individual elements
•Compute reaction forces and moments for equilibrium and over-constrained systems
•Toggle forces to show force vector components
•Results reporting with picture, results, all equations
•Save and load files from Autodesk 360
•In app tutorials

 

FilePush

FilePush lets you transfer files to your Android device with only two clicks. FilePush only works together with its Windows Client. Officially supported is Windows Vista and 7.

With the Windows Client you can create context menu entries that appear when you right-click a file inside Windows Explorer. With a click on the "Push file to device" entry the file will appear a few seconds later as a download on your device.

Key Features:

- Windows Client (Vista, 7) with explorer integration
- Support for multiple devices
- Push files using WLAN - fast
- Or using Google Drive - anywhere
- Open, move and delete files
- No registration (Google Account)
- Uses Google Push service, is not always running in background

QUICK for eBay & Craigslist

QUICK Mobile Marketplace (Beta) lets you quickly list your items for sale across multiple online marketplaces and social media sites. Sell on eBay and Craigslist, give your friends on Facebook a special Friends Only Price and much more! Reach millions of potential buyers for anything you would like to sell in seconds, with just a few taps on your smartphone. QUICK allows you to upload unlimited images to your Craigslist ads and provides a beautiful custom eBay template for your listings that will attract many more buyers. You can also create multiple Craigslist signatures for different product types that will appear at the bottom of every Craigslist ad.

 

Cisco Connect Cloud

From your Cisco Connect Cloud mobile app easily tap into your home network to check the connection status of your devices, give a guest access to the Internet, or block your child from accessing social networking sites when they should be doing homework. You can even prioritize what devices on your network get priority bandwidth to reduce lag times and buffering. You no longer have to be tethered to your desk at home to get visibility into your home network.

Cisco Connect Cloud is available with Linksys EA Smart Wi-Fi Routers. To view the full list of supported routers, click here.

Wimbledon

Android Police coverage: Official Wimbledon App Brings Live Tennis Commentary, Photos, And More To The Play Store

Yeah, so I guess while I was writing this roundup, Wimbledon kind of ended. Whoops.

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Follow all the action LIVE during the fortnight with the official Wimbledon app. The Championships run from 25th June to 8th July 2012.

Collider Comics

Take a sneak peak into the future with Collider Comics. Mysteriously transported to a post-apocalyptic future, six people find themselves involved in a race against time to find a way to get back to the present and save mankind - and their own lives.

Nexercise

Discover a new and exciting way to get motivated, lose weight, and stay in shape. Play with friends, earn rewards, defeat challenges, and track your progress on the largest fitness mobile interactive game of its kind. Nexercise encourages consistent physical activity and provides fun challenges to help you get active. It's fun, it's social, and it's rewarding. Effortly track your workouts, pace, distance, steps, and other metrics. Nexercise is a great companion for devices like Fitbit, Fuel Band, and Jawbone Up. With 100+ activities (including Yardwork & Housework), Nexercise is the perfect community based motivational coach and training tool for any diet or weight loss program.

SubCell Jukebox

It's the Nexus Q... without the Nexus Q. Take that, Google!

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Tiered of switching between phones and passing the jack cable around at parties? SubCell Jukebox is a social music player for you and your friends. With SubCell Jukebox you can create your own playlist and invite your friends to send their music to it. Plug your phone to some speakers. That's basically it. You can now listen to all the music everyone have on their phones through your phone.

SmartSync Disabler

Android Police coverage: App Developed By XDA Member Stops EVO 4G LTE And One X / S / V From Deep-Sleeping At Night, No Root Required

If you don't have an HTC One series device, move along - there's nothing to see here.

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HTC introduced SmartSync with Sense ICS (all devices), which shall provide you the best battery life for your device. Unfortunately, HTC messed it up again, because there's no interface to control this powersaving feature. Isn't a problem you think? It is, and I tell you why: HTC SmartSync system forces the Wi-Fi and data connections to go do sleep/disconnect after 15 minutes screen off time between 00:00 and 07:00 am. For some this isn't an issue, but for some it is important to have a constant data/Wi-Fi connection during the night. With this app you can deactivate this behavior. Works for unlocked AND locked devices.

fotodanz

Fotodanz beat Cinemagram to Android. Is it as good as Cinemagram? Probably not (it seems choppier, and the interface is not nearly as polished), but it'll do for now while we keep waiting.

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Capture your favorite movements in photos that dance. Create ridiculously cool motion photographs (cinemagraphs) with fotodanz. We have made it super simple to create these animated photos on Android devices - now you can be incredibly creative with your camera. You simply compose, shoot a short video clip, circle the area to animate, press Ok and you are ready to share your creations with the world.

1. Super easy user interface and workflow (patent pending)
2. Automatic video stabilizer that minimizes video jitter caused by handshake during capture
3. Simple method to define motion area (patent pending)
4. Smaller file size (patent pending solution reduces file size by as much as 70%)
5. Easy sharing via emails (social network sharing coming soon)
6. Access to your animated Gifs in local folder so you can save/share them anyway you like

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Keymonk Keyboard

Android Police coverage: [New App] Keymonk Keyboard Is Like Swype For Two-Handed Input

Keymonk is definitely interesting, but also just as definitely not ready to replace any of the top keyboards. It's got a long way to go to dethrone SwiftKey, but it probably has a chance against Swype, if developers keep making strides.

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Keymonk is the future of smartphone keyboards. Sweep words with both fingers twice as fast as Swype or SlideIT. Check out the video to see how it works. Keymonk lets you sweep words with two fingers. For example, to type the word 'make' start with your right finger on M and your left finger on A, then sweep right finger to K and left finger to E. Use the keyboard in landscape mode, and avoid bumping fingers into one another. Maintain contact with the keyboard to input a word with several sweeps and keystrokes, and keep each finger at its side of the keyboard.

MYHABIT by Amazon

Android Police coverage: Amazon Release MYHABIT App Into The Play Store, Helps You Find Expensive Clothes At Not-As-Expensive Prices

MyHabit is the only deals site I use and check daily, and now it has an Android app. It is operated by Amazon and integrates with it deeply, including customer service, sharing accounts, and many other things. I probably bought more clothes on MyHabit than any other store ever in a comparable period of time over the past year.

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MYHABIT members have access to designer brands at up to 60% off.

• Access to daily sale events featuring designer brands for women, men, children and home
• Membership-only prices up to 60% off
• Free, instant membership
• FAST, FREE SHIPPING + RETURN SHIPPING in US
• Ability to login using your amazon.com credentials
• International shipping available to over 50 countries
• Available for download internationally in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore
• Set reminders for upcoming events
• 360 degree, on-model video

  

Live Wallpapers

Space Robot LiveWallpaper

Hello, Wheatley.

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Now you can have Space Robot as your companion on your mobile home screen. He will react to your touch gesture on the screen.

Flow Live Wallpaper

Flow is a high-tech customizable fluid simulation live wallpaper. Using OpenGL ES 2.0 and fluid rendering techniques used in modern desktop games Flow provides a beautiful and highly customizable interactive wallpaper to show off the rendering capabilities in modern Android phones. Flow comes preset with seven themes and a suite of customization options allowing you to tweak everything from the fluid color to the intensity of waves. Flow also allows you to insert custom photos, selected from the phone's gallery, underneath the surface of the liquid.

Sunrise Live Wallpaper

Sunrise live wallpaper with beautiful harmony daybreak scene.

- Beautiful harmony daybreak scene
- Parallax effect
- Use 3D hardware to render images, save battery
- Support most resolutions including Android 3.0 tablet
- Android 4.0 ICS ready

Paperland Live Wallpaper

This LWP comes from an excellent developer, Josh Oleksyn/Joko Interactive, who in the past brought us some great LWPs, like Light Grid, Photile, and Exodus. Some users reported slowdowns, mostly on the Galaxy Nexuses, which Josh and I discussed. He promised to fix the problem and just pushed the fix, so if you see previous reviews talking about poor performance, know that they're talking about an older version with an issue that should now be settled.

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A fantastic paper cut-out landscape scrolls across your screen! Choose a fixed time of day, or let the sun and moon rise and set according to real world around you. Choose from a variety of built in themes: Silent Night, Desert Migration, Beach. The Pro version includes several extra themes as well.

 

For The Lulz

Drink Adventure

Since this app doesn't quite fit the normal app list, but it's not really WTF, I created a separate section just so I can post those screenshots. The amount of lulz in them is pretty epic.

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The best remedy against boredom at a party - Drink Adventure. We used the best mechanics from similar games to make the game. Imagine "spin the bottle", "drinking game" and "truth or dare" together then multiply two times and you’ll get the Drink Adventure game. Make your meeting / party unforgettable! Choose a map, add your friends and GO! One condition: once you started the game there's no turning back. Glory - to the victor, lots of fun - to everyone! It suits for any place, any occasion, any company! Send us your ideas for the maps and tasks to the site. Tell us how do you have fun.

For The Puppiez

Puppy's Plaything FREE

Cute overload. If Drink Adventure can have its own section, so can possibly the cutest app on Android, ever. Just watch the video and hold the awws till the end.

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Will you be able to get to your plaything? And will you be able to collect the bones on your way in the best possible order? Sure, you will. Activate your brain cells and help your puppy get to the toy of its dreams.

WTF App(s) Of The Week

Get Panty!

Oh, Japanese, you so crazy. Every sentence below is pure gold. If you don't crack a smile by the time you're done reading and looking at screenshots, you will be officially the saddest person on the planet. Presented verbatim.

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To be a panty getting master! A little naughty, adult games! "Get Panty!" is a game in which you must get the panties. Get as many panties as you can within the time limit. Please do not go out and "get" panties in the real world.

Rules
1. Get the panties
2. For items that are not panties, push "Not Panty"
3. If you make a mistake you lose three pairs

Time limit: 30 seconds

Gameplay tip: Be careful of items such as boxers, briefs, loincloths, diapers, and boxer briefs.

Ranking function: Compete with people around the world to see who can get the most panties within 30 seconds.

Post to twitter: Tell your friends how many pairs of panties you got.

Poo Chuckin' Monkey

As I always say, you can't have too many poo chucking games in the Play Store, right? This is something you won't see in the iOS Appstore.

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YOU'RE A BAD MONKEY !! You've ESCAPED your cage, now it's time to WREAK havoc in the zoos in this hilarious game. Use a variety of poo ammo to knock out bystanders. Beware of the zookeepers though...they are not very happy with you! This comedic iPhone game will keep you smiling and wanting more. Poo Chuckin' Monkey free includes 15 levels, 1 zoo settings, and hours of fun using unique controls. Poo Chuckin' Monkey includes 45 levels, 3 zoo settings, and hours of fun using unique controls. Monkey See Monkey Do Monkey Chuckin' Poo!

Use a variety of poo ammunition such as Dingle Berries, The Chunky Monkey, Ratta Crap Crap, Bum Nuggets, Banana Bombs, Chocolate Explosion, The Log, and Super Sonic Sewer Sauce to knock out your enemies. Your enemies are innocent zoo visitors. Beware of the zookeepers in each zoo. The zookeeper is the only character who can capture you, take away a life, and return you to your cage. Earn bananas through game play which will allow you to upgrade weapons and advance levels. Let 'Poo Chuckin' Monkey' be your favorite laugh-out-loud arcade game on your phone.
Unlike other games that claim to be entertaining, this game is truly hilarious.

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OBAMA & ROMNEY in Civic Incivility

I wish we picked presidents this way.

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Do you have what it takes to pick the president? In the race to the White House in 2012, you decide who is worthy enough for the Oval Office. Play as your favorite presidential candidate in this Street Fighter styled fighting game, either Obama or Romney. You will travel across the country to various swing states where you will duel to determine the winner. The eventually goal is to capture the presidency in November. Control each candidate with intuitive tap controls and continuous combo sequences.

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 no longer than 2 weeks ago
  • 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.

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

    You know how I said the last roundup took ages? This one took ages x1.5.

    The sun, I need to see what it looks like.

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

    "Get Panty!" is a game in which you must get the panties.

    Please do not go out and "get" panties in the real world.

  • CJ Walker

    My day has been made! Thank you Artem.

  • Patrick Thompson

    Since there is no trial version, how is Popup Notifications better than SMS Popup: (
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.everythingandroid.smspopup&feature=related_apps)?

    • Kahil

      You do get 15 minutes to try it out to your heart's content. :) It is more customizable, more compatible and has features that SMS Popup doesn't, like showing MMS pictures in the popup.

    • inzandity

      It's worth the buck for sure

  • http://www.stevenmattera.com Steven Mattera

    Marker for some reason lets me install on my Sony Google TV. However it force crashes. Works great on my Galaxy Note though! =D

  • Danny Holyoake

    "This is something you won't see in the iOS Appstore."

    The video says available on the app store, shows an iPhone and makes no mention whatsoever of Android. Yet still we must play this silly 'us vs them' game.

    Still, great list as always!

  • http://twitter.com/CTrox CTrox

    Great roundup, thanks a lot artem for including my app!

  • Vu Viet Anh

    I'm not sure how it is with quad core devices, but my Xperia S is slowed down quite a bit with the live video wallpaper :)

  • denbo68

    This is a great roundup Artem and quite well done. I am disappointed though because the WTF apps are not all that WTF'ish (except the Get Panty game).

    I must be getting too acclimated to these types of games.

  • TechGuy21

    hahah get panties lmfaooo
    i love you guys. this made my day. looking forward for more apps i got like 5 of them

    thanks

  • MeMe

    It seems like half the apps on the list have been covered on the site already.

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

      It's still the same roundup, I just re-stickied it because it didn't get as good of visibility as usual due to the contest.

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    Future Scheduler is available for
    Android

  • bachinphx

    Just installed Atom Launcher. After having Launcher Pro, ADW and a few select others, this could be the one. I'll keep you posted. Thanks!

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