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 2 weeks or so.

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Featured App


Today's roundup is sponsored by Handy Apps' EasyMoney. EasyMoney is a popular personal finance manager for Android, which has already been downloaded over 500,000 times. In short, it combines an expense tracker, a bill reminder, a checkbook register, and a budget planner.

The app can track your business, personal, or travel expenses, split transactions, provide interactive reports and graphs, alert you of upcoming and overdue bills, monitor monthly budget caps, categorize, record photos of bills and receipts, export data into Quicken (QIF) or CSV, and much more. For security conscious, EasyMoney offers a pin lock option, and for those looking for convenience - a home screen widget.

EasyMoney was included in LifeHacker Magazine's list of the top 5 best mobile personal finance tools in January 2011. The recent publication - Amazing Android Apps for Dummies - also included EasyMoney as a featured personal finance application.

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Grab the free trial version from the widget below.

The app was not found in the store. :-(



Android Police coverage: [Nerdgasm] AirTerm Is A Floating Terminal From The Creator Of OverSkeen And AirCalc

Gone are the days of trying to switch back and forth, and wasted screen real estate. AirTerm can live on top of your screen, above any of your other applications and allow you to use your device’s other features. Enjoy the desktop experience on your Android device!. Access your Android's built-in Linux command line shell with AirTerm. Geek Power. AirTerm comes with an optionnal busybox/ssh/vim/rsync (and many more) installation for non rooted devices through Kevin Boone's KBOX.

Features :
☆ Multiple instance
☆ Truly floating : move, resize or minimize
☆ Optional busybox/ssh/vim/rsync (and many more) installation for non rooted devices through Kevin Boone's KBOX
☆ Tabbed
☆ Quick Hide (double tap the title bar)

☆ AirTerm (floating terminal)
☆ AirTerm (floating terminal)

DataSync *root*

Android Police coverage: [Hands-On] DataSync Is A Quick And Easy Way To Keep Your App Data In Sync Across Multiple Devices

DataSync lets you share application data with other Android devices That means that you can play a game on your phone, sync with DataSync, and continue playing on your tablet right where you were before. DataSync primarily works over a local WiFi network, but supports Dropbox and FTP as well. You can upload to the cloud, and download again on the other device, all over the internet, no strings attached.

IMPORTANT: ROOT and BUSYBOX required for app synchronisation.

- Sync files/folders and appdata like savegames and settings
- Intuitive ICS and tablet compatible UI
- Multithreaded/parallel syncing
- Automatic device-discovery
- Optional Dropbox and FTP (IP/domain supported) up and download
- Quick Sync shortcut to sync data in two clicks

The app was not found in the store. :-(


If you have USB debugging enabled, and especially if you're rooted, you pretty much have an open door to everything on your device. No lockscreen will help you if a someone malicious can hook up your phone to a computer and fire up adb (remember, SuperUser will not be protecting you in this case). ADB Toggle in automatic mode aims to protect against such attacks.


AdbToggle is a security tool that allows you to toggle the USB debug settings. You can toggle with the homescreen widget or use the automatic mode. In the automatic mode the USB debug settings will be disabled when you unplug your phone, and is only enabled again after you have unlocked your screen. AdbToggle will only work on a rooted phone with Busybox installed! Once the app has installed itself as system application then root access is no longer needed.

Note: This is a public beta test. It will expire in 05/2012 and then the full paid version will be available. Check XDA-Developers for full details on the beta test and to submit your feedback.

Developer: ramdroid
Price: Free

SnapNPlay Demo

Android Police coverage: [New App] Music Is Math Now: SnapNPlay Lets You Play Back Sheet Music By Taking A Picture Of The Notes

You can now take a picture of sheet music and play it back on your android device. This demo version will allow you to snap a picture, play it, change the tempo and watch the notes light up as it plays. Setting the key and clef is only available on the paid version. The optical music recognition algorithm I wrote will do a decent job for lots of sheet music. I designed it for taking pictures of sheet music on paper...though it works surprisingly well if you take a picture of music off a computer screen. It works best if the lighting is good, but I have had a lot of success at night with the flash too. It currently does not try to parse rests, grace notes, and triplets. You may also find that sometimes it interprets a non-note glyph as a note. But all in all it does really well. It can also tolerate mild slants and curves if you can't take a straight photo.

SnapNPlay music Demo
SnapNPlay music Demo
Developer: SnapNPlay
Price: Free

Ultimate Special Fx

Ever want to blow up your cat? Now you can.


Ever dream being an action movie star? Now you have a chance become one. All you need is your phone and this awesome app.Take shots and turn them into stunning movie clips with TechCat's Ultime Fx studio in no time. Ultimate Special fx offers you different visual effects you can apply your videos. Missile Suprise, Flying Car, Air Destruction is now avaliable and we will add more effects soon. Download the app now and begin your director career.

The app was not found in the store. :-(


Flashify lets you share a url from one browser to another browser that supports Flash. I wrote it because I was annoyed that Chrome Beta doesn't support Flash and likely never will. This lets you easily switch to another browser that does support Flash without awkwardly copying and pasting the url. Flashify doesn't have to be used for Flash, it is useful for anyone that wants to switch browsers quickly on the same website. To use Flashify, open your favorite browser, press Menu->Share->Flashify. Look at the screenshots to see how it works visually. THIS APP WON'T SHOW UP IN THE APP DRAW OR THE DESKTOP. It only adds an option to the SHARE MENU IN YOUR BROWSER.

Flashify is open sourced on GitHub.

Developer: Nightshade Labs
Price: Free

WordCam (Free)

Here is a photo I took at either MWC or CES as well as the AP Twitter logo, with WordCam effect applied to them. Depending on the picture, your mileage may vary, but I could definitely see some cool shots coming out of this app. Interestingly, as you can see, shorter words do a lot better than longer ones, but the Fine Tuning slider also makes a big difference.

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Words + Camera = ART! Turn your images into amazing typographic art using TEXT. WordCam is the ONLY Android app that lets you create fantastic visual masterpieces using your photos or your camera and any words you want! What can you create?

☆ Capable of single letter, single word or multiple words (** full version)
☆ Can use any characters you wish! (** full version)
☆ Select one or several fonts
☆ Simple fine-tuning control allows you to perfect your image
☆ Fast processing time
☆ Save to local storage or share


WordCam! (FREE)
WordCam! (FREE)
Developer: Erich Cervantez
Price: Free


At first, I thought this was just an app that adds blur, but upon further inspection, it turned out to be more than that. Check out some samples below.


With AfterFocus, you can create DSLR-style background blurred photo by simply selecting focus area. Also, various filter effects offer you to create the most natural and realistic photo. Selecting a focus area more precisely, you can achieve more natural and professional image. Just mark the areas you want, AfterFocus automatically recognizes the focus area precisely even for an object with complex shapes. This auto function allows you to work faster on smart phones with small screen. Also, background blur effect of AfterFocus gives a photo the realistic look between the edge of the background and the focus area.

Developer: MotionOne
Price: Free


Android Police coverage: [New App] XLR8 + GPS + Car Speakers = Your Prius' Engine Never Sounded So Good

Wish you owned an exotic supercar? Now you can with XLR8! XLR8 (pronounced accelerate) is an exciting new app from 2XL Games that makes your car sound like an exotic supercar as you drive. Connect your phone or tablet to your car stereo and you are off and running. Once secured inside your vehicle, XLR8 uses the accelerometers of your device to realistically respond to acceleration, braking and cornering forces. The App comes with the Classic V8 muscle car. Use in app purchases to unlock the others, or save almost 50% when you purchase the 4-pack.

Select from one of five exciting engines:
- Classic V8 muscle car
- NASCAR engine
- Ford GT40
- Ferrari sports car
- Lamborghini Supercar


Developer: 2XL Games, Inc.
Price: Free+


Android Police coverage: Official 500px App Lands In The Play Store, Brings Amazing Photographs And A Clean Interface To Your Mobile

No, it's not yet another Instagram. 500px is more like Flickr - it's a website for photographers full of gorgeous - you guessed it - photos.


The official Android app for 500px is here! Enjoy the world's best photos. Discover exhilarating landscapes, cutest moments of wildlife, striking portraits and more. Use your Android tablet as a beautiful photo frame to show amazing photos with a slideshow. With the 500px account you can elegantly showcase your photos, create slideshows, browse your friends' photos and your favourites.


★ Browse Popular, Editors Choice, Upcoming and Fresh. Photos change in real-time, so come back often for a fresh dose of inspiration
★ Filter by categories (tap and hold the icons on the left)
★ Full search
★ View beautiful, full size photos without distractions
★ Login or sign up for a 500px account to see your photos, friends' photos and your favorites
★ Vote for photos, add to favorites, read and leave comments
★ View photo descriptions, EXIF information, and location
★ Share photos on Twitter, Facebook, or see them in browser
★ Create a slideshow for every photo stream

Select Who?

Brilliantly simple, yet useful in so many situations. I think this is much more fun than taking matches, making one of them shorter, and having everyone draw one. Instead, everyone puts their fingers on the screen, the app counts down from 3, and selects someone at random. Selecting who has to make an emergency beer run has never been easier.


A fun game to Select Who? does the task. Everybody puts their finger on the screen the app will then select one of you at random.

Uses can include:

- Who buys the first round of drinks?
- Who takes out the bins?
- Who goes first in the game?
- Who goes in goal?


- Supports from 2 up to 10 fingers (depending on the multitouch support from your phone)
- Great sound effects
- Free
- Runs on both Smartphones & Tablets

Select Who?
Select Who?
Developer: Reggar
Price: Free

The Daily Show Headlines

Android Police coverage: [New App] Official Daily Show Headlines App Hits The Play Store

Comedy Central presents The Daily Show Headlines app. Now you can watch some of The Daily Show's best moments on your Android device, with headlines from the past two weeks, a clip archive, upcoming guest news and schedule alerts. Plus, get digital exclusives from Jon Stewart and The Best [email protected]#king News Team Ever. Note: Full episodes of The Daily Show are not available in this app.


• Watch The Daily Show headlines from the past two weeks
• Sort new clips by popularity, or use our random quotes module to relive some of The Daily Show's classic bits
• Search the archive for clips you missed or want to watch again
• Never miss an episode on-air--set personalized tune-in reminders
• Get inside info about The Daily Show's guests
• Share it all via Facebook, Twitter or e-mail

The app was not found in the store. :-(

BlingBoard: Social Widget

Stay updated with your latest friends and contacts SMS messages, Gmail, Facebook news feeds, Twitter tweets and even missed calls. View and quickly reply to your incoming social content, in one place at your home screen. BlingBaord widget displays your Gmail unread emails, Facebook news feeds, Twitter timeline,SMS messages and Missed calls.

BlingBoard: Social Widget
BlingBoard: Social Widget
Developer: Jappka
Price: Free


The next app that decided to capitalize on the "gram" name came sooner than I anticipated... but it seems to have taken off like mad (100-500k downloads already).


Create beautiful graffitis and share them with your friends.

Camfrog Video Chat BETA

Apparently, Camfrog is an established community with lots of users, so if you've been waiting for Android client, one is now available.


Join our video chat community with millions of users in thousands of chat rooms. Camfrog is a cross-platform worldwide video chat community with millions of active users in thousands of video chat rooms. Video chat with anyone in the Camfrog community whether they're on an iPhone, Android, Mac or PC.

Money Tab

I absolutely LOVE the UI of this app.


This simple, yet powerful budgeting application let's you record all your daily financial transactions under income and expense categories.
Choose the appropriate category, enter the amount and hit save. It's as simple as that. You can then view, modify or delete all your past transactions, ordered by days, weeks and months. Tired of entering beer after beer on a saturday night? Just create a template and recording the next drink will be just one click away. Money Tab provides you with statistics for each month, showing you how much money you've earned, how much you spent and which categories you are spending the most on.

> Income and Expense categories
> Create and delete your own categories
> View, modify or delete past transactions
> Create quickbuy templates
> Statistics for each month
> Overall values for incomes and expenses
> Recurring transactions
> Different currency signs (Dollar, Euro, Pound, Franc, Yen or none)
> Data export
> Awesome design

The app was not found in the store. :-(

Morning Routine Free

Get up in the morning with this clever SCANNING alarm clock. Morning Routine is an alarm clock that lets you get out of bed. Set it up, so that you have to scan the milk cartoon, or any other item, to turn off the alarm. You can even customize so that it will start playing your favourite radio channel, or open your favourite web page, when you have gotten out of bed. This application uses zxing's barcode scanner to scan barcodes.

Morning Routine - Alarm Clock
Morning Routine - Alarm Clock
Developer: Agens AS
Price: Free+

Wave Control

I'm not sure I'll find use for something like this in the near future personally, but it's a really cool concept that was worth highlighting. It desperately needs a better UI too.


Control Your Music With a Wave of Your Hand. Uses the proximity sensor on your phone to allow control of your music playback by waving your hand over your phone. No need to turn on your screen or even touch your phone at all. Easy to use, just wave your hand over the sensor (usually located just next to the earpiece on your phone).

  • Holding it there (hover) will Pause/Resume
  • One wave across will go to the Next Song
  • Two waves across will go to the Previous Song
  • Three times (needs to be fast) will Pause or Resume the controls

Wave Control
Wave Control
Developer: MarksThinkTank
Price: Free+

Infinite Painter Free

Imagine. Create. Experience the natural artistic environment of Infinite Painter. This app offers a multitude of brushes designed to replicate realistic mediums. It offers a variety of features built to optimize and streamline the workflow of the artist. It works well with Infinite Design, allowing the user to export their projects from Infinite Design into Infinite Painter with the click of a button. It has five different types of symmetries you can use (X-Axis, Y-Axis, Arbitrary Angle, Radial, and Kaleidoscopic). It utilizes a smart menu system and a fluid interface, seeking to make work flow on the go much easier. Navigation is as easy as putting two fingers on the screen and dragging the canvas or pinching to zoom. The auto save feature also comes in handy, automatically saving your layers and reloading them when you return. You can save your project, and all of your layers stay intact. You can also export your image with or without the background. Besides these fundamental necessities, Infinite Painter also offers image importing in four different ways (Camera, Gallery, Google Image Search, and the current painting itself). After importing an image, you can translate, re-size, rotate, flip or recolor it to your liking. You then have the option to either stamp or rub the image onto the canvas. Infinite Painter also provides a dedicated blending button, allowing you to switch easily from painting to blending as you bring your artwork to life.

Key Features:
-Six layers and unique layer options: Merge, Flip, and Duplicate.
-Carefully designed brushes to replicate natural mediums.
-Five types of symmetry: X-Axis, Y-Axis, Arbitrary Angle, Radial, and Kaleidoscopic.
-Saving layers and the ability to save the image on a transparency for ease of use in Photoshop.(Only in full version)
-A relative menu system.
-Import images from all over the internet with Google Image Search.
-Rub images onto the canvas.
-A fluid interface that is fully optimized for touch screen devices.

The app was not found in the store. :-(


Quickly toggle settings and radios from the Notification drop down panel. Never leave an app to toggle settings again! Configure which toggles you want available. Configure which toggles you want via Preferences (open TogglePanel from your launcher / apps list). Currently supports Android 4.0+ (Ice Cream Sandwich).


Developer: SeifSoft
Price: $1.00


Streamd.in for Android is a simple geolocation based Twitter client. The primary focus of the app focuses on discovering tweets within the context of a particular location. Browse your neighborhood, hometown, city or a completely foreign area of the world. Tap a users avatar on the map, read and respond. Your tweets are geo-tagged based on your current location.

☆ Adapted for tablets with HoneyComb and Ice Cream (ICS) version
☆ Search by location
☆ Create filters to control what types of tweets are displayed
☆ Tap and respond to tweets without leaving the app

Developer: 47 Degrees LLC
Price: Free

GiddyUp - Get Inviting

Looking to make plans or meet up with friends? GiddyUp is the quickest and easiest way to get everyone together – whether it’s a big party, after-work happy hour, group dinner, or just a simple movie night. Using GiddyUp will save you the time and headaches often associated with group planning. GiddyUp lets you create group plans in just seconds AND you’ll know within minutes who’s in and who’s out! It doesn’t get much easier than this. Simply name your event and select your friends you’d like to invite from your phone’s address book. You can also include a location, date & time, picture and even some notes. GiddyUp sends an invitation to all your friends. All invitees are notified immediately to generate quick responses. Everybody stays in touch using the built-in group chat. GiddyUp sends an SMS (free of charge) with your event and a unique mobile website to notify all those who don’t have the app of what the plan is. No one is left out.


✔ Quickly create and manage events
✔ Invite any friend in your phone’s contacts
✔ Add notes, photos and geo-tagged locations
✔ Real-time attendance tracker for everyone
✔ Full privacy controls
✔ Share events on Facebook or Twitter
✔ Group chat for each event
✔ Save events to your calendar

NCP Secure Client – Preview

NCP Secure Client is a universal IPsec VPN client which is compatible to all major IPsec VPN gateways (e.g. NCP, CISCO, Juniper/NetScreen ScreenOS, Microsoft Server 2008 R2, Check Point, SonicWall). It provides reliable and encrypted network VPN connectivity from Android based devices, and ensures continuous corporate VPN access for users on the go. Whether providing VPN access to a virtual desktop session, business email, or most other Android applications, NCP Secure Client enables business-critical application connectivity. This release supports Android 4.0 (and later) devices.

- IKEv1 (Main mode, Aggressive mode), IKEv2 support
- IP address assignment via local IP address or IKE config. mode
- Split / full tunneling network access
- Pre-shared key or PKCS#12 certificate support

The app was not found in the store. :-(

EVGA Precision X APP

This is just cool. Plain and simple.


Introducing the next generation of GPU overclocking software: EVGA Precision X. Designed from the ground up to support the latest GPU technologies, EVGA Precision X redefines what overclocking software should be. This program allows you to fine tune your EVGA graphics card. Requires a Bluetooth enabled PC and the latest version of precision.

EVGA Precision X APP
EVGA Precision X APP
Developer: EVGA
Price: Free


★ World best tweet deleter
★ Can delete the latest tweets by an hour, day, week, month, year or all of them once
★ Can help you if you wrote anything you regret about and seconds matter, or drunk tweets you cannot remember at all
★ Specially designed interface with a magic big red button and authentic sound
★ First time in Applifto apps – Help mode!


Price: Free+

Zumbo's Early Learning

Note: This app by Platinum Apps (creators of Facedroid and Platinum Tasks) runs on 3.0+ devices only.


A fun application to teach 2-6yo children the basics of literacy and numeracy. Created by parents of 2 and 4 year-old children, Zumbo’s Early Learning not only teaches 2-6 year old children the basics of how letters and numbers look and sound, it also teaches them how to write them, improving hand-eye coordination and reinforcing what they have learned. Along with letters and numbers, the app also includes sections for Colors, Shapes and Animals, each containing beautiful illustrations and interactive problem solving. Each time the child gets a question right, they are given a piece of a star, allowing them to learn, test their skills and see the benefits of their efforts. Stars can be swapped for rewards within the app, giving them an extra incentive to learn. Zumbo’s positive reinforcement and reward system will keep children engaged and amused while teaching them vital skills that form the foundation of all later education.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

Familiar Picture Frame

Familiar is the connected picture frame for your Android phone. Familiar turns your Android phone into a stunning picture frame and photo wallet connected to family and friends. Is your Mom or Dad always complaining about not having the latest photos of the grandkids to share with friends? Surprise and delight them by inviting them to have their very own beautifully crafted slideshows of their loved ones. Now everyone in your family can share the best moments right when they happen. Familiar makes connecting with friends and family easy so you will always have amazing new pictures to enjoy right on your Android phone.

Familiar Features:
- Updated real-time with photos from Family and Friends.
- Privately send high quality, stunning photos directly to the screens of your Family and Friends.
- Easily browse everyone's photos.
- Keep track of the photos you love so you can browse them later.
- Save the best photos directly to your photo library.
- Get notified when new photos are added to your Familiar picture frame.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

Cubby by LogMeIn

Android Police coverage: LogMeIn Launches Cubby Cloud Storage Beta With 5GB of Space, Unlimited Sync And Android App

Note: Cubby is now in beta. You can request an invite at cubby.com.


Cubby frees you from limitations. Get to your important .docs, .pics, .movs or .anythings on any device, anytime. Just make a folder a cubby to stay up-to-date across all your devices, or share cubbies with friends and colleagues to collaborate easily.

• Allows access to everything without moving anything
• Lets you easily share folders with your devices, your friends or cubby.com for unlimited access and easy collaborating
• Keeps the most recently updated file at your fingertips
• Saves unlimited versions of every file
• Unlimited sharing across your devices and with friends
• 5GB free at cubby.com
• So secure, we can’t even see your information

App features
• Access your stuff on the go
• Share cubbies from your Android
• Save cubbies or individual files for offline access
• Share a public link to your cubbies
• Set permissions/access for friends/colleagues

Developer: LogMeIn, Inc.
Price: Free

Backup and Restore by TrendMicro

Leaving your smartphone on the backseat of a taxi or taking your tablet for a swim can ruin your day…Backup and Restore means your files are safe, no matter what you do to your Android device. Backup and Restore (Beta) is an essential free app that makes a secure copy of all your contacts, messages, photos and videos in the cloud, so you can easily restore them to any Android device whenever you like. With almost 10 years of mobile app expertise, Trend Micro specializes in making powerful protection surprisingly simple.


- Automatically back up your files either daily or weekly
- Back up everything whenever you want with one quick tap
- Restore your files to the same device or new one
- Have 1GB of free space to get you started!
- Manage your backups from within the app
- Wi-Fi/3G Awareness - save on your 3G data plan
- Avoid expensive data charges and roaming fees by preventing backups when abroad
- Preserve your battery by backing up only if your device is charging
- Save any or all of these data types:

  • Contacts
  • Calendar
  • Call History
  • Test History
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Music


The app was not found in the store. :-(


This is the OFFICIAL CoolRunning Couch-to-5K® beginner training plan, brought to you by Active.com! This oft-imitated program has helped thousands of new runners get off the couch and train for a 5K. Spend just 20 to 30 minutes, three times a week, for nine weeks, and you’ll be running 3.1 miles. This mobile version gives you all the tools you need to get motivated, get inspired, get connected with others, and track your progress – right from the palm of your hand, wherever you go! The C25K training program is perfect for beginner runners or anyone seeking to get in shape, and stay in shape.

Couch to 5K®
Couch to 5K®
Developer: ACTIVE Network, LLC
Price: $2.99


Make snap decisions with a little help from your friends. How many times have you been shopping and found yourself unsure if you should buy a certain pair of shoes, gadget or CD? Ever wish you could ask your friends' advice on whether you should do a bungee jump, or go somewhere on holiday? Ovoto is a sparkly new app that lets you quickly and easily take a photo and ask your friends to help you decide if you should buy, sell, go, do, eat, drink or...you get the general idea. Simply take a photo and choose your question, post it to Facebook or Twitter and sit back while your friends tell you what you should do. Making those tough decisions has never been simpler.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

Live Wallpapers

Family Guy Live Wallpaper

Laugh with Family Guy's cast in this interactive 8-bit style live wallpaper. The latest and filthiest Family Guy Live Wallpaper app has arrived. Presented to you by me, Stewie Griffin. That’s right people I’m taking over the world one cell phone at a time. Let’s have an honest dialogue with each other. You already bring your phone everywhere you go, toilet included. What better way to pass the time then with my dysfunctional family. Go ahead, you sicko, touch me and my family members on screen to hear a preview of our most famous quips. Like what you hear and you can purchase the full length ringtones for the nominal price of $0.99 for an individual tone, $1.99 to unlock a single family member’s tones or $4.99 to unlock every tone available.

The app was not found in the store. :-(


An amazing, smoothly animated and colorful Live Wallpaper. It features amazing colorful and smooth real time graphics. It is a fully customizable Live Wallpaper with more than 4.000.000 possible variations. If you loved the background from your Playstation 3 (PS3),PSP or the new Sony Xperia phones, you will just love this wallpaper.


Wave Live Wallpaper
Wave Live Wallpaper
Price: $2.49

Cube Complex Free LWP

Experience an always changing multi-colored background of shifting cubes that glow with light. The camera and background transition to maintain a clean and unique appearance. Compatible with most Phones and Tablets. This live wallpaper is extremely battery friendly and highly optimized. It should run smoothly on most devices.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

WTF App(s) Of The Week

FB for Seniors

  1. It's a Facebook app for seniors. Facebook. For Seniors. Facebook. For. Seniors.
  2. I guess reincarnation is real after all, as obviously this is what happened to Geocities after its death.
  3. I rest my case.


First Android app that helps seniors enjoy social networking with Facebook! Today, seniors treasure the ability to live independently while their families want assurance that the living conditions are safe and comfortable. The feeling of isolation caused by the inability to communicate and visit with family and friends is often the trigger that means the loss of independent living. While today's younger generations enjoy social networking using computers, hand-held devices and the Internet, many seniors may feel challenged by these tools. Even those seniors who are familiar with digital technologies often find it difficult to use the picture and video sharing features.

iSILS FB (Facebook) for Seniors is the first Android application that addresses this need. Using this app means seniors can easily connect to, and communicate with, family, friends and community services. iSILS FB for Seniors utilizes Facebook, the world's most popular social networking platform, to easily share messages, pictures and videos. This app is used on any Android tablet with a ten-inch screen. With the integrated touch-screen, microphone, camera, speaker and Wi-Fi features of your tablet, sharing messages, pictures and videos is very easy. These functions are done by simply tapping the touch-screen, and by using the tablet's voice control feature. The iSILS FB for Seniors interface has been designed and optimized to be senior-user friendly.

Some of the features of iSILS FB for Seniors are:

• You can connect with family, friends and community services through two-way communications using messages, pictures and videos.
• Facebook safely hosts your information.
• You can compose messages by using the on-screen keyboard or by speaking using a voice recognition feature.
• You can easily take pictures and videos by simply tapping on-screen icons.
• Simply tap on-screens icons and you can send, receive and reply to messages, pictures and videos with family and friends.
• You can browse and share information with family and friends using Facebook features such as "the wall". This is the space in your Facebook account where you, your family and friends can instantly post and share thoughts and comments.
• You can automatically be notified when you receive new messages.
• You can have your messages read to you.
• You can talk directly with family and friends using Skype and see them using the instant video chatting feature.
• You can enjoy live music and news radio.
• By tapping the touch-screen, your tablet will talk to you with features such as the time of day.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

I want to make an omelet rice

If this is not the best app name you've seen in a long while, I don't know what is. I know it's most likely a case of poor translation, and the omurice could be quite delicious, but it's still quite WTF-worthy.


Let’s cook some delicious food like your mother used to do. When you press, shake and turn over the tablet, delicious fried rice wrapped in a thin omelet is made. Now, let’s be absorbed in a novel fairy tale world unfolding on your fingertips? The ‘I want to do it too!’ Series is a collection of creative fairy tales helps your child to have a second-hand experience of the things that he/she wants to do. Your child will have second-hand experience and sense of achievement through vivid pictures, various audio clips, and mutual reactions.

I want to make an omelet rice
I want to make an omelet rice

Kinect Star Wars by Microsoft

Yes, you read it right, this was made by Microsoft. And it's an app that scrolls your tweets and FB messages Star Wars-style, all while promoting Star Wars Kinect. This is the most bizarre product to ever come out of Microsoft, and it's definitely WTF-worthy in my book, because that's what I said when I saw it. Multiple times.


Kinect™ Star Wars™ This is the social networking app you've been looking for. With full access to your Facebook and Twitter accounts, you can even view your feeds in the style of the iconic Star Wars™ opening title sequence.

The app was not found in the store. :-(

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: [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.