- 0.1 Dailymotion Games
- 0.2 Meter for Uber
- 0.3 uCiC ( you see I see)
- 0.4 NBC Sports MatchMaker
- 0.5 QualityTime - My Digital Diet
- 0.6 CoffeeNotes - All About Coffee
- 0.7 ClosetSpace - Style Management
- 0.8 GrooveMaker 2
- 0.9 Hide My Phone!
- 0.10 Coub
- 0.11 Camu
- 0.12 Shapr
- 1 Manufacturer and Tie-In Apps
- 2 Know A Worthy New App? Let Us Know!
You might know DailyMotion as that video site that you search when videos get taken off of YouTube for copyright violation. Now they're trying to muscle into Twitch territory with a gaming-specific app, which is designed to view live broadcasts of various games being played by other people. The player includes a handy quality switch to get the fastest stream on your connection.
The ultimate live-centric app built by gamers for gamers. Browse your favorite games, optimize your stream quality wherever you are with the quality switch and an unbeatable native viewing experience on the go. Main Features :
- Browse by Live
- Browse by Games
- Native Dailymotion player
- Multiple quality switch
- Source quality
- Unlimited suggested content
Meter for Uber
This handy little app lets you see how much you can expect to pay for the ridesharing service Uber, in all of its various flavors. It's good for checking how much you'll pay beforehand, and how much you should be paying while you're riding... because whatever you think about the service itself, you can't always trust everyone. The description says that support for Lyft and Sidecar is coming at some point.
Formerly known as UberMeter. Similar to a taxi meter, Meter for Uber allows you to track how much you are paying as you ride in a ride sharing service such as Uber as well as display a history of all your rides.
Note: Right now only Uber is supported. In the future I look to expand to Lyft, Sidecar, etc.
uCiC ( you see I see)
"I need a photo of a red-headed 8-year-old-boy, in front of a weathered barn, in the rain." Normally you might have to hunt through a stock photo catalog or hire a photographer (or "borrow" a nephew and watch the weather report) to get that image, but uCiC allows you to request specific photos from the service's users. That's especially handy if you need a photo of a certain location. There are no payments; the whole thing works on a "karma" point system. Neat.
Location-based photo assistance offered by uCiC users in response to queries. uCiC allows you to post requests of photographs you need, and other users can respond to you right away. Looking for real-time information about places, events and things that matter to you? Wouldn't you love it if the information you’re looking for came directly to you, without having to hunt for it or filter through endless clutter?
NBC Sports MatchMaker
Soccer fans in the United States don't have it easy. NBC is trying to make it easier with this promotion for its Barclays Premier League game broadcasts. Pick your team or game, and the app will show you other fans that are also interested in that game in your general area, then direct you to local bars that are showing it. A built-in chat function and game schedule is nice, but you'll probably want to disable the app's notifications.
Diehard football (soccer) fans know the only thing better than watching football is watching it surrounded by other fans. But sometimes, finding other fans to watch with can be a challenge. The NBC Sports MatchMaker app. solves that problem by enabling users to locate, chat, and meet-up with other fans of their BPL team, so they can enjoy the thrill of watching matches together.
QualityTime - My Digital Diet
If you're reading Android Police, and looking for app recommendations, it's probably a safe bet that you spend a lot of time on your phone. If you'd like to spend less time on your phone... press the power button. Right there, on the side. Go ahead. If it's not as easy as that, this app will shame you by letting you know exactly how much time you spend on each app, then berate you for going over your set limit.
QualityTime is a fun, visually engaging and easy-to-use Android app that allows you to monitor and get real time reports on how much time you spend on your smartphone and on your favorite apps. QualityTime offers a unique and in-depth analysis of your phone usage. The app provides the ability to curb your habits by setting your own time restrictions like ‘alerts’ and ‘take a break’ actionable features to help you manage and control your usage when needed.
CoffeeNotes - All About Coffee
This is essentially a "mixology" for coffee. I don't know that much about the art and science of coffee ("I like my coffee like I like my women - covered in bees!"), but I do know just enough to realize that there are people obsessed enough to use every one of the various features outlined below. When you've done the magic and tasted the brew, you can rate your results in the built-in social network or check out the local coffee houses.
CoffeeNotes is the ultimate coffee app for the coffee connoisseur or simply for those that would like to brew coffee like a barista. CoffeeNotes is like no other in that it predicts coffee strength upfront for the selected brewer and coffee type. Based on the "Science of Coffee", you will immediately see how adjusting the grind size will effect the coffee brew ratio while maintaining the same coffee strength.
ClosetSpace - Style Management
Even if I did take my fashion very seriously, I'm not sure I'd go to the point where I would sync my outfits with Google Calendar, but if you're the kind of person who would need that feature in a style app, there's ClosetSpace for you. Previously known as Stylitics, the app does a lot more than just chronicling your outfits, like providing daily styles from famous fashion bloggers, organizing your favorite items and looks, and offering exclusive deals. And if you don't even know where to get started to dress fashionably, there are professional stylists ready to tailor some recommendations just for you.
Introducing ClosetSpace, the next generation of our popular free fashion app Stylitics. Current users- all your data is preserved on the ClosetSpace app. ClosetSpace is your ultimate style management platform. It's your one-stop-shop for curated outfit inspiration, organization tools, and exclusive deals on style services. Everything you need, all in one app. Add purchases in seconds and create and plan outfit ideas for later.
Groovemaker 2 is a music mixing app. I'm not going to lie, I know even less about music production than I do about fashion (and I wussed out and got Rita to write the ClosetSpace description up there), but this one looks fairly competent with lots of available loops and effects available, plus whatever you can import yourself. Not ready to spend ten bucks on this tool? There's a limited free version available as well.
Experience a whole new dimension of loop remixing on Android with Groovemaker 2. GrooveMaker® 2 is a revolutionary app designed for creating non-stop electronic, dance and hip-hop tracks in real-time. Now anyone can get results that sound like they were made by a professional DJ. GrooveMaker 2 works with pre-arranged sets of loops (called “Songs”) that have been designed to always sound good together.
Hide My Phone!
This app essentially allows you to make free and/or disposable numbers. It can call from any Android phone, you can use the same number on iOS, and texting is included. You'll have to pay for the proxy calls, of course - the free app includes one number for 7 days of use and $1 in free calling credit. Hide My Phone comes from the makers of HideMyAss, a popular VPN service.
Whether you are giving out your number at a bar, posting it online or need a new number from a foreign country while abroad or for business - Hide My Phone. let’s you manage as many numbers as you need and simply dispose of them after you’re finished or keep them for as long as you wish. You can set a custom voicemail message or forward calls to another number - whatever you need your number for, Hide My Phone. lets you do it quickly with no fuss.
I've been doing these roundups for so long that I'm running out of ways to say "Like [existing service], but." That said, ahem, Coub is like Vine or Instagram video, but, it offers staggering innovation in the form of a ten-second video limit. The usual social design and hooks into Twitter and Facebook are present as well. If you really need an app dedicated to tiny videos and you can't figure out how to use YouTube, give it a whirl.
The Coub app is now on Android. 50 million unique viewers monthly. A staggering amount of content: funny, arty, nostalgic, trendy, cute, deep, wtf, and everything in between. Explore and get creative: find, like and share the best coubs, and add your own to the mix.
• Watch coubs in HD and gorgeous fullscreen mode.
• Shoot video using the coub camera. Add music from your library if you wish.
• Explore editors’ picks, popular coubs, and a huge selection of curated channels.
• Join a community of over a million registered users.
• Find your friends.
• Choose from thousands of channels to follow.
• Collect the coubs you'll want to watch again and again.
• Share coubs on Facebook and Twitter.
• And so much more.
Hey look, another four-letter app that's treading dangerously close to "like Instagram but" territory.
Take perfect photos and videos with the unique live filters. Magically bring out the details with the Clarity control. Camu offers in a clean and simple interface more power than any other camera app. Shoot stunning photos and videos with unique live filters. Just swipe to change a filter before or after shooting, just as you like. Adjust the Clarity by sliding up and down. Shoot live or create collages from existing photos. Its easier than ever.
Shapr might be the app embodiment of the phrase "have your people call my people." It's essentially a social network, and frankly it looks like a dating app, but it's decidedly tuned for meeting people in a business context. (I'm sure you can use it however you see fit.) If you live in a city where there's a vibrant social scene for businesspeople, it could be worth a look.
Shapr is the simple way to grow authentic business relationships – through the people you really know and trust. Share your network in a collaborative space. Discover relevant and interesting people – one step away – and get connected with context and credibility. To start, select up to 50 people you really trust: those with whom you have a professional affinity and would want to share your network.
Manufacturer and Tie-In Apps
PhotoDream for Picasa
Got an Android TV device? Got a folder of pretty pictures on Picasa? This app allows you to bring them into glorious harmony, showing off a slideshow from a Picasa folder on your TV. Set it as your "Daydream" and it will play whenever any other content isn't active.
Personalize your Android TV's Daydream with your own Photos from Picasa Google+. Google's default Backdrop Daydream app on Android TV doesn't allow you to customize the photos that are displayed like you can on Chromecast. PhotoDream allows you to sign into your Google+ account and choose which albums to show photos from in daydream mode.
- Choose which of your albums to display
- Randomly displays photos from all of your selected albums
- Set as your Daydream mode app
- Optionally run on demand
Google Classroom is a specialty app designed for schools that use Google Apps for Education. In addition to working with the school version of standard apps like Docs and Drive, Classroom helps students and teachers keep track of schedules and assignments, and if everything's set up properly, students can even do basic assignments right on their phone. The app requires the school and/or class to be on Google's free Education platform, naturally.
Using Google Classroom in school? Get the Android App to use Classroom on the go. Classroom helps teachers save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. It is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs. Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student.
Visual Voice Mail
Android Police coverage: Motorola Uploads Bland-Looking Visual Voice Mail App To Google Play
This is a visual voice mail app for Motorola phones. But probably not your phone - it's incompatible with all of the Moto devices of the Android Police gang. We suspect it's an app made specifically for Verizon, though none of the Verizon phones we have are compatible with it. Whatever, half of us use Google Voice anyway.
Check your voice mail messages from your phone. With Visual Voice Mail there is no more dialing to check voice mail messages. Included in your plan, Visual Voice Mail shows you a list of your voice mail messages and lets you manage them directly from your phone. You can listen to your messages in any order and delete messages without having to listen to instructions.
Android Police coverage: MakerBot Prints A Copy Of Its Mobile App Into The Play Store For Your Android Device
This official app from the MakerBot family of 3D printers lets you manage your own printer remotely, and even the progress of your projects via the internal camera. Even better, you can manage and print to multiple MakerBot printers, using your own files or anything uploaded to the public Thingiverse library. This app will only appeal to the tiny and obsessive group of MakerBot owners, but man, are they gonna love it.
MakerBot® Mobile adds a revolutionary layer of convenience and ease to your 3D printing workflow by allowing you to access everything MakerBot from your mobile device and prepare digital designs for 3D printing. Choose a downloadable digital design from Thingiverse or any 3D model file stored in your MakerBot Cloud Library, then use MakerBot cloud servers to optimize, scale, and slice your design for 3D printing, layer-by-layer. MakerBot Mobile does all the work for you so all you have to do is confirm the print on your MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer.*
Here's the official app for BankMobile, one of those newfangled digital-only banks. It covers all the usual banking app things, including photo check deposits and person-to-person transfers.
Welcome to the banking revolution. We are the first bank in the country to offer free checking and savings accounts without any fees, as well as a line of credit, access to over 55,000 surcharge free ATMs, and a higher savings rate than the top 4 banks in the country. We’ve leveraged technology to put a bank in your pocket so you can enjoy the freedom of banking wherever and whenever you want.
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