- 1 Featured App
- 2 Apps
- 2.1 Sleep Better with Runtastic
- 2.2 Z Launcher Beta
- 2.3 QKSMS
- 2.4 Getaways by Groupon
- 2.5 Monster Guard
- 2.6 Lollipop Screen Recorder
- 2.7 ilos screen recorder - No Root
- 2.8 Mirror Beta
- 2.9 SCR Screen Recorder 5+ Free
- 2.10 Clippit
- 2.11 WeMail
- 2.12 SUPER
- 2.13 Facebook Groups
- 2.14 Material Manager
- 2.15 SlidePick (BETA)
- 2.16 C Notice
- 2.17 Change Operator Name (root)
- 2.18 Totspot
- 2.19 Yummly Recipes & Recipe Box
- 2.20 SideChef: Step-by-step cooking
- 2.21 Better Diary (Journal, Notes)
- 2.22 Simple Prints Photo Books
- 2.23 Archos Weather Station
- 2.24 The Hunt - Style & Shopping
- 2.25 Straw
- 2.26 Fonter - Font Manager for font
- 3 Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps
- 4 Live Wallpapers
- 5 WTF App(s) Of The Week
- 6 Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by us in the previous 2 weeks or so.
Looking for the previous roundup editions? Find them here.
Expense IQ - Expense Manager
This week's roundup is brought to you by Expense IQ - Expense Manager from Handy Apps. This amazingly complete expense tracking system has a solid and colorful UI, and just about every possible checkbook, alert, and tracking feature you could want. Everything you input can be saved and exported for personal backup and expense reports, and all your data is synced via Dropbox, making Expense IQ a snap to use across multiple phones or tablets. Bill alerts, a PIN lock, and even a homescreen widget are all included in this app's bag of additional goodies. The basic version is free, but to get access to advanced functions you'll need to pay for the full $6.99 version via in-app purchase.
Expense IQ is the long awaited successor to EasyMoney - the number one money manager app that combines an expense manager, a bill reminder, a checkbook register and a budget planner. Expense IQ – Expense Manager provides a rich, detailed window into your personal finances and daily money management needs. Track and manage daily expenses quickly & easily. Business expenses, personal expenses, travel expenses etc can all be managed rapidly using Expense IQ’s simple and intuitive user interface. Interactive reports & graphs let you analyze income, expenses, cash flow and balance over various date ranges and accounts.
Sleep Better with Runtastic
Android Police coverage: Runtastic Launches Sleep Better, A Sleep Tracking App That Has Absolutely Nothing To Do With Running
These days every single "wearable" gadget will track your sleep for you, but don't forget that your phone has almost the same sensor packed inside. Runtastic isn't the first company to make a sleep tracker for your phone, but it might just be the most comprehensive. In addition to most of the cyclic data you'll find elsewhere, this app adds some context to the tracking by asking exactly what you've been doing the previous day.
Track your sleep, monitor your dreams, improve your bedtime habits & wake up better with Sleep Better from Runtastic. Sleep Better offers you a simple and engaging way to improve your sleep quality, whether you struggle to fall asleep, want to learn how your daytime activities influence your sleep efficiency or simply want some new alarm sounds to help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to seize the day.
Z Launcher Beta
Android Police coverage: Nokia's Z Launcher Blasts Into The Play Store With Its Contextual Predictions And Letter Scribbling
Nokia might only be a shell of its former self, but at least we're getting some interesting software out of it. Z Launcher is the company's contextual Android launcher, with interesting features like a main agenda view that draws from your calendar and allows you to find an app with a letter-gesture. Z Launcher has been available for a while as an off-market beta, but now it's a free download in the Play Store.
From Nokia, a re-imagined way to use your Android. Adapts to you. Launches anything in one second. Throughout the day, Nokia Z Launcher is learning how you use your phone and promoting your favorite apps so you can get to them faster. The more you use it, the better it gets.
- Scribble – Scribble a letter to find what you want
- Launch – Apps, contacts, or websites
- Adapt – It learns to promote the right stuff at the right time
Android Police coverage: QKSMS Is A Colorful And Modern Android Text Messaging Client That Pops [Hands-On]
If you're tired of waiting for your Lollipop upgrade and Google's various app updates aren't doing it for you, check out this Material-style SMS client. It includes all of the good looks you'd expect in no less than 19 themes, and more are available via IAP. Unfortunately, it seems to be having some trouble with MMS - be prepared to dig into the settings menu. QKSMS supports group messaging and has no advertising.
Remember when text messaging was like magic? QKSMS brings a refreshingly modern, beautiful and responsive touch to the stale state of text messaging. In a world with clunky default messaging apps and dated alternatives, QKSMS is something to get excited about. We’re making texting magical again. We pay as much attention to detail in building QKSMS as you would in texting a crush after your first date: you’ll be making sure all your emojis and punctuation are in the right place, and we’ll be making sure you love every second of it.
Getaways by Groupon
Android Police coverage: Groupon Releases Getaways App For Discounted Vacations Up To 60% Off
Groupon has a new app specifically for travelers. Getaways focuses on vacations, specifically lodging or packages (but not airfare). If you've ever used Groupon's limited-time deals, you know the score here: check out the various offers in a gallery or a map and claim them with your wallet. Some entries will get you bonus points for further discounts on future purchases.
Groupon Getaways Hotel & Travel Deals delivers exclusive deals on up to 60% off your next hotel stay or vacation package. Discover trips to top destinations in the U.S., around the globe, and hopefully soon to outer space. Download the Getaways app to start saving on your next adventure—whether it’s a staycation in your city, an all-inclusive resort in paradise, or a two-week tour with included airfare that whisks you around the capitals of Europe.
Android Police coverage: The American Red Cross Releases 'Monster Guard' Game To Prepare Kids For Emergencies
The Red Cross has a great selection of Android apps, but up to now all of them have been strictly for adults. This simple game-app makes learning the proper procedures for emergencies easy and allegedly fun. Most of the stuff in there is your basic pre-school level of emergency preparedness, covering the gamut of fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and more. Like most of the Red Cross's apps, this one is free with no in-app purchases.
Welcome to the Monster Guard, rookies. Our motto is Learn-Practice-Share. Emergencies can happen at any time, so we need to LEARN how to stay safe during an emergency, PRACTICE what we learn, and SHARE with our friends and family. By training as a Monster Guard, you will learn how to prepare for home fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, severe winter weather and other types of emergencies.
Lollipop Screen Recorder
Android Police coverage: [Lollipop Feature Spotlight] Apps Can Now Capture Screen Recordings Without Root
Have you heard? In Lollipop, Android apps can record video of your phone or tablet's screen without using root. Here's one app with only a few basic settings...
Lollipop Screen Recorder is a simple and easy to use screen recorder for devices running Android 5.0+. It uses official APIs added in Android Lollipop so it requires no rooting. Videos are stored in an easy to find folder, so you can use your favorite applications to view, edit, and share them.
ilos screen recorder - No Root
Android Police coverage: [Lollipop Feature Spotlight] Apps Can Now Capture Screen Recordings Without Root
...and here's another one, with a few more options. Specifically, it has built-in access to sharing APIs via Android's standard menu. Integration with the proprietary Ilos platform is included, but only if you're already a subscriber.
Record videos from your Android 5.0 Lollipop device, share them on Youtube, Drive, Dropbox, or Facebook etc. Or simply save them directly to your mobile device. Access the entire ilos ecosystem including a desktop screen recorder for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Quickly share videos on the ilos platform, organize them into playlists, or set video permissions, add users and user groups, upload videos from your computer.
Android Police coverage: Koush Releases New Mirror Beta With Screen Recording And Mirroring, No Root Required On Lollipop
One more, for the road. Koushik Dutta's Mirror app was originally designed to use Chromecast, Apple's Airplay, or the Amazon FireTV to display your screen on other devices, but now it can record video as well. At least if you have Lollipop. If you don't, you'll need root permissions to get it working.
Record your Android screen to a video file or screencast your Android to a Fire TV, Apple TV, Chrome, or even another Android. This app requires root prior to Android 5.0. Fire TV instructions: On your FireTV, Download AllCast Receiver for Fire TV and start the application. AppleTV: No setup necessary. Chrome instructions: Download AllCast Receiver from the Chrome web store and start the application NOTE: Chromebook is NOT supported.
SCR Screen Recorder 5+ Free
Android Police coverage: SCR Screen Recorder Now Available For Devices Running Android 5.0 And Above, No Root Necessary
And here's one more, perhaps the simplest one available yet. Again, you can record on Android 5.0 without root, but you'll need root for older devices and software builds. The $1 pro version lets you record for more than three minutes at a time.
Record great quality screencasts directly from your phone or tablet. SCR Screen Recorder uses hardware accelerated video encoding to achieve best quality screen recording on any device. With SCR Free you can record maximum 3 minutes screencasts and the SCR watermark is added to your video. Buy SCR Pro to get unlimited screencast length with no watermark.
This app allows you to "clip" television shows from live broadcasted streams and share them over social networks. It's probably extremely illegal - as soon as the folks at the MPAA see this, they'll be sending their lawyers in by catapult. In the meantime, enjoy the natural progression of advancing digital technology before the real world screws it all up.
With Clippit, you can clip your favorite TV shows that are on the air now and share those clips with friends and family. From sports to sitcoms to movies, if it’s on TV, just Clippit. With Clippit, you can clip:
• Breaking news - wild weather scenes, important world events, or exciting police chases
• Your favorite sports - slam dunks, game-winning interceptions, or overtime penalty kicks
• Unbelievable reality shows - housewife cat fights, family reunions, or dangerous shark encounters
• Award-winning moments - award show speeches, music performances, or red carpet fashionistas
Android Police coverage: WeMail Organizes Your Inbox' Clutter And Lets You Reply To Email With Voice Notes
WeMail focuses on two things: making email better by organizing all incoming messages by sender instead of time (which makes a lot of sense) and by focusing on voice replies instead of typing everything out. If that sounds good to you, you might also like the SMS-style message windows that do short replies very well. It works with Gmail, Yahoo mail, AOL, and Outlook at the moment, and the app is free.
WeMail is a free email app that is designed from the ground up for the way you naturally communicate using your mobile phone. Automatically organize emails by sender, reducing your inbox size by more than 50%. Experience the fastest and most advanced email search of any email client, 1 tap access to attachments, voice email capabilities, and more. WeMail works with Gmail, Yahoo, Outlook and AOL.
I CAN'T HANDLE THIS APP IT IS SO AWESOME THAT I USE IT TO READ THINGS BIZ STONE IS AMAZING AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA [head explodes]
Super is fun. It’s also quirky, colorful, and different. People who use Super usually laugh once they get into it. Go on, give it a try—it’s free.
Android Police coverage: Facebook Goes Back To Basics, Releases Dedicated App For Groups
Do you manage a Facebook group? (By choice? You poor, poor user.) Now you can change some of the basic settings without having to find a PC or dive into the desktop web interface. This official app covers just about all of the important points in Facebook's current group system, including creating one from your phone.
This app gives you a dedicated space for you and your groups. See all of your Facebook Groups in one place. Discuss, plan and collaborate easily and without distractions. Follow your groups here or on Facebook, whichever is easier for you.
- Create a group for just about anything.
- Share information, post photos and links, and stay in touch.
- Discover and join new groups for whatever you’re into.
Do you need absolutely every aspect of your phone to have a Material Design theme? Even the tool you only use about once a month? Then you're the target customer for Material Manager. It's a pretty basic file browser/manager with the obvious addition of a Lollipop theme. For a little over a buck via in-app purchase, you can add customizable themes and root file access.
Material Manager is a new File Manager developed by the Inspire Android dev team. This file manager has been made of with the new and innovative material design by Google. Access with ease to your documents, music, photos and videos, and your personal files. With Material Manager you can move, copy and delete your files and thanks to the navigation menu you can move extremely quickly through your folders.
SlidePick takes a familiar approach to quickly organizing a ton of photos from your cloud services and social networks. The basic idea is that you go through your entire collection, quickly tapping and sliding to select and organize them. It's an interesting approach to a tedious task, though the app is only useful for you if it hooks into every photo service that you happen to use.
Thousands of photos, stored in dozens of places. Which are disorganized, duplicated and dispersed ... Do you have the time and motivation to organize this mess? SlidePick solves this problem in a simple and agile way from the comfort of your Smartphone. One place to organize and manage all of your photos which are saved across different devices, as social media, clouds services or the web. We make the organization process something intuitive, pleasant and intelligent, this through a simple gesture classification system (swipes to pick) which optimizes the time and place to do this job.
C Notice replaces Android's standard notification with floating versions (not unlike the Heads Up option from Lollipop). They don't disappear like some similar apps, instead hiding in circular icons on the side of the screen. The app also adds an auto-on option (like the Moto X and some of the new Android 5.0 devices), though your mileage may vary. A $1.50 in-app purchase unlocks some cosmetic options.
Receive floating notifications from selected applications and keep track of everything that is important to you, all without needing to access your phone's status bar and directly from the lock screen. Experience a very clean & simple floating window design with a unique colored header display. Upon receiving a new notification C Notice displays a visual reminder of the individual application in the form of a floating icon.
Change Operator Name (root)
If you hate the way that AT&T or Verizon sticks their name on your phone's drop-down notification menu, this root-only tool will let you change it to whatever you like. Once you've applied the change, you don't even need to keep the app installed.
Easily change the displayed mobile network operator name. Works on Android™ 5.0 (Lollipop) only. Please note: Your changes are persistent across device reboots and uninstallation of this app. Please make sure to reset the operator name via the reset button before uninstalling this app. You can request a refund of this app within three days after your purchase. Contact me via email ( [email protected] ) and include your order number. Also, if you didn't like the app, please tell me why so I can continue improving it. Thanks.
Kids' clothes are expensive. (I assume. Wouldn't know myself.) And since those little jerks simply insist on growing, they become useless almost immediately. This app lets you team up with other parents for some cheap and gently-used hand-me-downs, or make a little money off of your old kid's clothes.
Our mom-to-mom network helps parents buy gently used, high quality fashion, and, sell outgrown items from their kids’ closets. Selling kids clothes with the Totspot app takes less than 60 seconds: Simply snap a photo of items to sell, enter a description, and we do the rest. Sales are quickly put into your Totspot account. Moms can buy items on Totspot just as easily: Search for items or browse our stores. Love an item? Buy it in just a click, and it’s on its way. All at up to 70% off.
Yummly Recipes & Recipe Box
We've seen more recipe apps on the roundup than I care to count, but this one is notable because of exactly one feature: custom restrictions on food and ingredients. The various filters for style and season also apply for specific diets, like vegetarian or gluten-free. This can also be applied for allergies or simple tastes. The rest of Yummly is competent and integrates with some of the more popular recipe sites.
Featured on the Today Show and LOVED by millions, Yummly puts every recipe in the world in the palm of your hand. The most powerful recipe search, the recipe sites you love, your digital recipe box, and food recipe recommendations just for you - all with you wherever you go. Experience what millions of home and professional chefs are already enjoying on the web, now free on your Android phone and tablet.
SideChef: Step-by-step cooking
This app is more focused on teaching you to cook than saving your recipes. It's perfect for the average college student or Android tech blogger. Basic recipes with step-by-step instructions (specifically tailored for people who don't know a colander from collared greens) are included, as are voice commands and custom photo entries.
SideChef makes learning to cook accessible, easy, and fun at any skill level by giving you step-by-step photos, instructions, and voice commands. It also makes every step easily shareable, from browsing recipes to purchasing ingredients to celebrating the final meal. SideChef is made to welcome novice cooks to the kitchen and to help intermediate and advanced cooks hone skills and share their own creations.
Better Diary (Journal, Notes)
Our cup runneth over with Material Design apps this week. This one is a basic diary, including a bunch of extra features that make jotting down your daily thoughts a little more convenient. You can add in photos and your GPS-sourced location, and write along with your friends and family. For some reason. A similar web version is available.
A diary, journal, notes app. Capture your favorite experiences, thoughts, ideas. Better Diary is a diary you can easily write on. Capture all your favorite activities, experiences, thoughts and ideas with Better Diary. Better Diary provides:
• Clean, distraction-free interface
• HTML text formatting
• Full screen mode
• Privacy passcode lock to keep journal in secret
• 13 beautiful themes and over 100+ custom fonts
• Multiple diary books (private/sharing)
Simple Prints Photo Books
Got a bunch of photos on your Android phone? Want to see them in real, old-fashioned, dead tree format? Here ya go. This app lets you print full-color photo books with 48 pages, and since the holidays are fast approaching, you'll be happy to know that your order ships in a week after the two-day printing.
Simply the best way to create a photo book from your Android phone. Make a personalized keepsake or photo gift for family and friends with the pictures on your phone. Fast, Simple, and Easy to use. 3 Easy Steps: 1) Select your photos, 2) Layout your book, 3) Purchase.
- 8x8 square hardcover and softcover books.
- Books are printed within 48 hours.
- Arrives in 4-7 business days (US). We ship internationally and can expedite your order upon request.
- Books are printed on high quality professional-grade photo paper with premium inks.
- Free App.
Archos Weather Station
This weather app comes from French manufacturer Archos. Surprisingly, it isn't limited to Archos hardware. The core app is pretty basic, but the various plugins available can add extras like humidity, CO2 levels, and even atmospheric pressure. It's also got an interesting visual style (in a Windows 8 sort of way) that lends itself well towards tablet displays. Notifications can be set for specific levels.
The Archos Weather Station lets you get your home weather with you always. This dedicated app displays all the data provided by the 3 ARCHOS Weather Station modules (Indoor, Outdoor and Soil). An Archos Weather Station is required – check out www.archos.com to find out more about the ARCHOS Weather Station. From the dashboard you also see the forecast for the next 7 days for your precise weather station position.
The Hunt - Style & Shopping
I am not a shopper or a hunter - killing a bunch of bears in Skyrim is about as close as I come. But this app seems to want to coordinate fashionable shopping as if you're taking down bison in the southwest, so have at it. It's essentially a Pinterest clone made specifically for individual items and outfits... which means it's Pinterest minus food and cats.
Join The Hunt, and you’ll never again wonder where someone got that amazing outfit. Post a pic of what you’re looking for, and the community of over 3 million savvy shoppers will help you find it, style it, or buy it for less. Cute winter boots? Check. Covet worthy heels? Yep. Cozy sweaters? The community can find those, too. As a member of The Hunt community, you can return the favor and help others with your own style expertise. Trade fashion tips, get advice, and discover new places to shop.
Want to know what your friends think without incessantly calling each and every one of them? Then insert this little customizable poll onto Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or just send it via a text message.
Now you can quickly poll your friends and followers with pictures or text and see the results stream in instantly right on your mobile device. Not sure which shirt looks best on you? Wondering if you take the Seahawks or the 49ers this Sunday? Ask your friends with Straw. Get instant responses delivered in real-time right to your phone, in a super visual, easy to decipher way.
Fonter - Font Manager for font
This Xposed Framework tool lets you modify your Android phone or tablet's system font without a custom ROM. (Some Samsung, Huawei, and Xiaomi phones may not even need root.) You can change everything all at once, or simply modify the font used on a per-app basis.
Fonter is the best font manager on Android,can CHANGE SYSTEM FONT , CHANGE SYSTEM EMOJI, CHANGE APP's FONT and FONT COLOR, post STYLED TWEET without 140 words limit, also have thousands of fonts for you. Fonter is designed to change your phone's font, or just change an app's font. It's super easy to use, change every app's font every day.
Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps
Android Police coverage: HTC Points And Shoots Its Standard Camera App Into The Play Store
Here is HTC's latest take on the camera app, which they're pushing with the new AT&T-exclusive Desire Eye. Predictably, it's completely incompatible with non-HTC hardware. Have fun!
Easily switch between main and front cameras with a simple swipe, and capture photos and videos with ease. HTC, the HTC logo and other HTC product and service names referenced in the Application are the trademarks or registered trademarks of HTC Corporation in the United States and other countries. Any other company names, product names, service names and logos referenced in connection with the Application may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
Android Police coverage: HTC Weather Hovers Over The Play Store, Forecast Says It Should Only Affect A Few Devices
And here's HTC's proprietary weather app, likewise restricted to HTC devices. It's only on the Play Store so the company can issue updates without waiting for the carriers.
HTC Weather provides the latest weather conditions for your current location as well as detail information for cities worldwide such as temperature, humidity, real-feel temperature, wind speed, visibility and sunrise and sunset times. 12-hour to 7-day forecasts are also available for those that like to plan ahead. HTC, the HTC logo and other HTC product and service names referenced in the Application are the trademarks or registered trademarks of HTC Corporation in the United States and other countries.
This voice control plugin for the SWR30 fitness and life tracker allows users to input various voice commands to their phone via the band. So... basically a lot like Android Wear, without the screen or expandability. You'll still need the primary app to use it.
Voice Control is an application that lets you command your device with just your voice.
The following functions are supported:
- Check the date/time
- Check the weather
- Make a phone call
- Check/Call back missed calls
- Set the alarm
- Set the timer
- Check your schedule
- Check your latest SMS messages
- Find your phone
- Check the battery level of your device and phone
Amazon Fire TV Remote
Android Police coverage: Amazon Releases Official Echo App And Fire TV Remote App
Got an Amazon Fire TV set-top box? Here's your remote. It's got a touchpad, a keyboard, and a voice control function - what else could you need?
The Fire TV Remote App is a free app for your Android Phone, that enhances the Fire TV Stick experience with simple navigation, a keyboard for easy text entry (no more hunting and pecking), plus voice search. Voice search is powered by the same voice search engine as Amazon Fire TV and is supported for the entirety of Amazon’s video, app, and game catalog, plus for Hulu Plus, Crackle, Vevo and Showtime Anytime. Note that voice search does not work directly inside individual applications, like Netflix, and the remote app is not available for tablets.
Parrot MINIKIT Neo 2
The MINIKIT Neo 2 is a proprietary Bluetooth headset made by Parrot (who are apparently still making things that don't fly around, for some reason). In conjunction with this app, it can reply via an automated text message when given a voice command, among a few other neat tricks like a parking timer and customizable ringtones.
Enhance your experience with the suite of applications for the Parrot MINIKIT Neo 2 HD. Record a customized voice message that callers will hear when you reject calls from your hands-free kit. Find your car using your navigation application. As soon as you disconnect your Parrot MINIKIT Neo 2 HD fitted with Bluetooth® technology, the App automatically memorizes its GPS position. The MINIKIT Neo 2 App helps you avoid fines. When the timer stops, it's time to put more coins in the parking meter.
This is an app that lets you take a photo and put it on your shoe. Well, your Adidas shoe, and specifically one model that lets you print custom leather and order your custom shoe. The application itself allows you to precisely position your photo on your shoe, then see it as a 3D preview before ordering. I'll stick to black, thanks. It's not available in the United States just yet, though you can play with the tool.
#miZXFLUX allows you to easily apply a photographic image to one of adidas Originals’ most covetable sneaker silhouettes, the ZX FLUX. With this app it will be super easy to create your exclusive, one of a kind Photo Print shoe, delivered right to your door.
STEP 1: Select your size
STEP 2: Snap or select a photo from your phone
STEP 3: Scale, place and rotate your photo to the shoe template
STEP 4: Review and save your design from the 3D preview
STEP 5: Share/Order Your ZX FLUX Photo Print
FastMail is a paid alternative to the likes of Gmail and Outlook, including a calendar and contact function. The service took its sweet time coming to Android, but now those who have paid the reasonable $10 a year access fee can get it on the go with no extra third-party software. Android Wear and Pebble support is included.
FastMail is email, calendars and contacts done right. Now, the full speed and power of a FastMail account is easily available on the go in our official app for your Android device.
- Push notifications alert you instantly when new messages arrive in your Inbox.
- Swipe to archive or delete.
- Pin important messages to the top of your Inbox for instant access.
- Search your entire email archive in seconds.
- Schedule meetings, respond to invitations and look up contacts with just a few taps.
- Receive and act on notifications on your Android Wear or Pebble smartwatch.
This is the official app for Amazon's Echo device, which is basically a disconnected speaker with Google Now/Siri functionality. The app lets you customize and control the connected device, showing the various voice-controlled options that you can set up. It will show which track is currently playing and web searches you've done via Echo. Unfortunately the gadget itself isn't available yet.
Amazon Echo is always ready to play your favorite music, provide weather and news updates, answer questions, create lists, and much more. Echo's brain is in the cloud, so it continually learns and adds more functionality over time. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. The Amazon Echo App turns your Android smartphone or tablet into a remote control for even more ways to control and get more out of your Amazon Echo.
Sadly, this is not an app revival of Cartoon Network's classic action block Toonami. Nope, instead it's a hub for various connected devices and systems, letting disparate gadgets like the Nest thermostat and Belkin's WeMo automation tools work together on the same triggers. It's more or less a consolidated control panel, which might be useful for someone who's spent a hefty amount of cash "automating" their home.
Yonomi connects your connected home. Yonomi works with your favorite connected devices - Sonos speakers, Jawbone UP24, Nest learning thermostats and Nest Protect smoke detectors, Philips Hue lights, Belkin Wemo Switches and Motion sensors and, of course, your Mobile Phone and Tablet. Just set up simple routines to coordinate your devices together. Now your devices react to each other and more importantly react to you.
ASUS MyOcean (Live wallpaper)
Android Police coverage: Asus Follows Up MyWater Live Wallpaper With MyOcean (AKA MyWater 2)
Not just a live wallpaper. ASUS MyOcean magically entwined Ocean level and battery, it provides new, innovative and informative live wallpaper experience that turns a smooth, interactive animation of rising and falling ocean level into a battery meter you’ll gauge at a glance – beauty and convenience combined. The scenery will also change while the shift of day time and night time.
WTF App(s) Of The Week
Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
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- 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].
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