- 1 Featured App
- 2 Apps
- 2.1 AutoCAD WS
- 2.2 CNN App for Android Phones
- 2.3 Instinctiv Music Player
- 2.4 Kernel Manager Lite
- 2.5 Unified Remote Full
- 2.6 HowStuffWorks by Discovery
- 2.7 Analytix
- 2.8 Eye-Fi
- 2.9 SyncSMS
- 2.10 White House
- 2.11 Lucyphone free
- 2.12 Movie Vault – Classic Films
- 2.13 PhotoShake!
- 2.14 Shake2call Lite
- 2.15 life.contacts beta by Sony Ericsson
- 2.16 Meetup
- 2.17 RedditTV
- 2.18 4shared Music
- 2.19 CoverItLive
- 2.20 Buy.com (Official)
- 2.21 Hotwire Travel Ticker
- 2.22 Sonos Controller for Android
- 2.23 H&M
- 3 Games
- 3.1 Chess: Battle of the Elements by polarbit
- 3.2 Outbreak! Zombies BETA
- 3.3 Hot Springs Story (from the creators of Game Dev Story)
- 3.4 Robot Unicorn Attack by Adult Swim
- 3.5 Big Hit Baseball Free
- 3.6 Paradise Island
- 3.7 Vikings
- 3.8 Chess King
- 3.9 Trial Xtreme Demo
- 3.10 Shadow Era
- 3.11 Hockey Nations 2011 (Xperia Play only)
- 4 Widgets And Themes
- 5 Live Wallpapers
- 6 WTF App(s) Of The Week
- 7 Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
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 week, I am trying something a little different due to complaints about the heavy weight of these roundups. There are now no usual app widgets, Appbrain widgets, barcodes, or embedded videos. There are also fewer screenshots - instead, I'm picking out only the most interesting ones.
Because there are no Appbrain widgets, I decided to include the current price for paid apps next to the Market link. Video links, when available, go to the same area.
Please let me know whether you prefer the old roundup style or the new one, or maybe a mix of both. Thanks!
Today’s roundup is sponsored by XIMAD and their game Ninja Shooter Premium. Ninja Shooter is a classic bubble shooter game, in which you yet again (remember Pandas vs Ninjas?) protect pandas’ homeland from evil ninjas by shooting them, except this time using a catapult. Just remember: whatever you do, DO NOT HIT THE PANDAS - one of them could be your uncle, and you don't want to kill your uncle, do you? DO YOU?
Experience the freedom of taking your designs with you — wherever you go.
AutoCAD® WS is a mobile CAD application that gives you the freedom and flexibility to view, edit, and share your DWG™ files on your Android phone or tablet.
CNN App for Android Phones
Get the latest news, watch live video and iReport from your Android phone.
Instinctiv Music Player
Instantly have access to your entire music library on your Android device. Paired with Instinctiv Music Player for Mac and Windows, Instinctiv Music Player for Android automatically imports your whole library of songs and playlists from iTunes, Winamp and Windows Media Player on your desktop.
Kernel Manager Lite
Kernel Manager - Easily find, download and flash custom kernels!
Unified Remote Full
Easily the most feature-filled Android-PC remote. Turns your Android device into a WiFi or Bluetooth remote control for your PC. Control your favorite programs, mouse, and keyboard.
Market link | Current price: $3.99
HowStuffWorks by Discovery
Are you one of the millions of fans of HowStuffWorks.com, our podcasts, our videos, our superstar experts? With the new HowStuffWorks Android App, you will finally have access to over 30,000 articles, podcasts and videos all in one place!
Analytix is an application for visualizing Google Analytics data near realtime(hourly view).
With an Eye-Fi X2 card, you can instantly upload full resolution photos & videos directly from your digital camera to your Android smartphone or tablet, wherever you are. Connect your Eye-Fi X2 card directly to your Android device anywhere using Direct Mode - no tethering, Wi-Fi router or Wi-Fi hotspot required. Just turn your camera on, and let Eye-Fi do the work for you.
SyncSMS lets you sync your text messages between your phone and 3G or WiFi-only tablet. This app lets you receive text messages on your tablet which have been received by or sent from your phone. Also, this app lets you compose text messages on your tablet which will be copied to your phone and sent out.
Market link | Current price: $2.99
Get the latest updates from the Obama Administration on your Android device.
Using Lucyphone to do your customer service bidding makes you a more empowered customer. If you get put on hold, you can press "**" at which point "Lucy" will hold your spot in the queue until a live agent handles your call. While Lucy waits on hold for you, you can do other things, like try on earmuffs. The app shows you the status of the call and your recent call history. While Lucy waits, you can choose to re-join the call or cancel it.
Movie Vault – Classic Films
Movie Vault includes over 1,000 classic films with nothing more to buy ever.
Market link | Current price: $1.99
With PhotoShake, you can easily combine one or more photos to make exciting and fun new images.
Shake your phone to make a call.
life.contacts beta by Sony Ericsson
The widget will show pictures of your most frequently used contacts right on your homescreen. The widget will learn how you communicate and select contacts based on that. This way you will always have your most relevant contacts in your widget.
Use the internet to get off the internet! The Meetup app makes it easy to find real-world Meetups happening near you and allows you to RSVP right from your phone. Keep track of your upcoming Meetups, get directions, see who's coming, add comments, upload photos, and share great Meetups you find with your friends.
RedditTV makes Youtube videos popular on reddit.com easily available on your android device.
4shared music for Android let you get an instant access to all music files at 4shared and your account. You can search for music you like and access it anytime and from anywhere with your mobile device.
The App let’s you run live events and instantly publish commentary, tweets and multimedia directly to your CoveritLive event. Ideal for on-the-scene coverage of breaking-news, conferences and sporting events.
Hotwire Travel Ticker
At Travel Ticker we handpick the best travel deals for you based on your location and interests. Now we give you customized deals right on your mobile device.
Sonos Controller for Android
The Sonos Controller for Android is a free app that transforms your Android smartphone into a wireless music controller for Sonos that will rock the house. When combined with the Sonos S5 (or any Sonos ZonePlayer) in the rooms of your choice, you can wirelessly find and play all the music you want, all over your home.
Chess: Battle of the Elements by polarbit
Chess: Battle of the Elements combines the tried and true gameplay of the worlds most popular game, with beautiful 3D graphics. Both single and multiplayer games can be conveniently saved and resumed at any time. You can also save replays of finished games to analyze them move-by-move.
Market link | Current price: $2.99
Outbreak! Zombies BETA
Outbreak! Zombie Apocalypse beta is a location based role playing game.
Hot Springs Story (from the creators of Game Dev Story)
Build and manage the ultimate Japanese hot springs inn.
Market link | Current price: $5.44
Robot Unicorn Attack by Adult Swim
Robot unicorns, 'nuff said.
Market link | Current price: $0.99
Big Hit Baseball Free
A must play game for all baseball and sports fans, Big Hit Baseball delivers 20 different teams from across the Americas & Japan for you to pitch and bat your way through in multiple cup modes and showdowns.
Paradise Island is lovely simulation game. Build your own empire.
Viking never forgets insults. And if you kidnap his wife, nothing will stop him. He’ll go through forests, fields, mountains and scorched earths, but he will wreak vengeance upon the enemy and get back his beloved.
Perfect animated graphic, chipper game lay, shed loads of levels and many versions of each level.
Chess King is an Android port of the very strong Stockfish 2.0 chess engine. The Android version can often search 15 plays a second or deeper on a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU.
Trial Xtreme Demo
It is an interactive game that invites you to join the engrossing motorcycle race. Ride your motorbike and surmount the track obstacles using the touch screen and phone accelerometer. Slake your thirst for speed with 5 levels of breathtaking motorcycle adventures. Develop your biking skills: jump, climb, flip!
Shadow Era is a full-scale, 'Magic' style, free to play collectible trading card game featuring gorgeous card art and deep strategy, while still being easy to learn and have quick battles on the go.
Hockey Nations 2011 (Xperia Play only)
Get ready to join in on the ultimate hockey experience with Hockey Nations 2011! Pick your team from 18 international teams or play as your favorite team from anywhere around the World by customizing any of the 40 available city teams.
Widgets And Themes
Twitter followers Widget Beta
Twitter Followers Widget is a home screen widget that displays the following/followers a Twitter account has. The widget is updated every time you tap on it. You can add every different widgets you want with different Twitter accounts.
Task Manager GOWidget
This is the task manager widget of GO Launcher EX. You must have the newest version of GO Launcher EX installed first to use it.
This is the contacts widget of GO Launcher EX. You must have the newest version of GO Launcher EX installed first to use it.
Honeycomb for Launcher Pro +
Honeycomb meets Launcher Pro Plus Widgets
Lots of LauncherPro Plus widget themes by signals23
Super Clock Wallpaper Lite
3D FireFlies Live Wallpaper
Uses the movement of fireflies to create a stunning, colorful composition. Created by the GO Wallpaper Dev Team.
Shadow Galaxy Live Wallpaper
WTF App(s) Of The Week
The description in the Market is no longer as fun as it used to be when I added this app to the WTF list. Here is what it used to say:
"I app is the so-called POPOPOPOON!. Will be displayed along with the magic of fun bite greeting."
Let's see, so we insert a book into a bookshelf and then we do what??
To manipulate objects by tilting the device, please insert in the hole.
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.