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Facebook Messenger Apps

Selfied for Messenger

Android Police coverage: Facebook Publishes A Handful Of Android Apps For Its New Messenger Platform

Normally I'd dismiss this Facebook Messenger app as another excuse to take more selfies, but this one actually has a small amount of utility. Take a bunch of selfies where you make different faces, and you can replace Messenger's stock emoticons.

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Express yourself with Selfied for Messenger. Create and send selfies for every mood to show exactly how you're feeling. Don't have Messenger yet? Get it today.

Selfied for Messenger
Selfied for Messenger
Developer: Facebook
Price: Free

Shout! for Messenger

Android Police coverage: Facebook Publishes A Handful Of Android Apps For Its New Messenger Platform

This Facebook Messenger app lets you make and send "macro" images in the style of annoying YouTube thumbnails.

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Say it louder with Shout for Messenger. Add text to photos and watch them replay as a sentence. Send your finished work with Messenger to really get your point across.

Shout! for Messenger
Shout! for Messenger
Developer: Facebook
Price: Free

Sound Clips for Messenger

Android Police coverage: Facebook Publishes A Handful Of Android Apps For Its New Messenger Platform

Here's a Facebook Messenger app that lets you insert a selection of pre-made sound effects into your messages. It's great for avoiding a link to that "sad trombone" site and for repeatedly annoying the other party with audible non sequiturs.

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Sound off with Sound Clips for Messenger. Send pre-recorded sounds and phrases to make your messages come to life.

Sound Clips for Messenger
Sound Clips for Messenger
Developer: Facebook
Price: Free

Strobe for Messenger

Android Police coverage: Facebook Publishes A Handful Of Android Apps For Its New Messenger Platform

Take a bunch of sequential photos to make a stop-motion animation, squash 'em all into a GIF, and send it to your friends via Facebook Messenger. Some of the effects are impressive, if not exactly practical.

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It's GIF time. Flash through photos in different ways to create your own GIF and then send it to your friends with Messenger.

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Strobe for Messenger
Strobe for Messenger
Developer: Facebook
Price: Free

Wordeo for Messenger

Ever wanted to populate your Facebook messenger feed with 4Chan-style GIFs? Well now you can. Automatically. For some reason.

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Wordeo for Messenger transforms your ordinary text messages into extraordinary video-meme messages, making it the coolest way to express your mood and amaze your friends. Mash up words, GIFs, videos, photos and music to create expressive audio-visual messages. Discover a world of popular GIFs and memes from the Internet, celebrities, TV, movies, music and more and use these to express what you want to send to your Facebook Messenger friends.

Wordeo for Messenger
Wordeo for Messenger
Developer: Wordeo Limited
Price: Free

ClipDis for Messenger

And here's one that embeds a video search into Messenger, replacing each word with a different video clip. If you follow the old adage that "a picture is worth a thousand words," then this app will (at least metaphorically) turn an IM discussion into a Dostoyevsky novel.

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ClipDis for Messenger turns simple text into amazing video mashups

1. Type your text
2. ClipDis automatically replaces every word with a video sequence
3. Send your mashup via Facebook Messenger or save it to your phone

It was never so easy to create personalized funny video messages. Make one by a single tap and share it with your friends or just simply have fun creating crazy mashups.

ClipDis
ClipDis
Developer: ClipDis Inc.
Price: Free

Bitmoji for Messenger

Hey look, another way to customize emoji on Facebook Messenger. Are we done with these yet?

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This version of Bitmoji is specially designed to use with Messenger.

• Create an expressive cartoon avatar
• Choose from a growing library of moods and stickers – featuring YOU
• Access them right inside Messenger while you're chatting
• Special feature: Launch Bitmoji from your Messenger chat window to unlock 2-person Bitmojis.

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

Ditty for Messenger

This app sings text in Messenger. For some reason. At this point I think Artem is putting these in here just to see how long it takes me to crack. Spoiler alert: not much longer.

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You text. Ditty sings. Ditty is a fast and fun new way to send friends a custom song and lyric video.

  • FREE to download.
  • Simply text, pick your music and Ditty sings your message for you.
  • Make dittys with classic songs and current hits
  • Share your creations using Messenger

Ditty
Ditty
Developer: Zya
Price: Free+

GIPHY for Messenger

Sigh. So is this the future of Facebook's "Messenger platform?" Ten thousand different ways to send dumb photos to your friends?

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GIPHY for Messenger is how you chat with animated GIFs inside Facebook Messenger. Find the perfect GIF from the world's largest library of animated GIFs. Discover the world of popular memes, TV, Movies, Music and more. Need to say LOL better? We've got a GIF for that. Static emojis are so yesterday, share a moving emoji instead.

Memes for Messenger

...apparently so.

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With Memes for Messenger you can create funny memes and share them with your friends via Messenger. It’s a great way to spice up your conversations.

  • Multiple meme categories
  • More than 600 high quality memes with lots of example captions
  • Custom memes – you can use any picture from your gallery.
  • Adjust text color and size
  • Multiple fonts to choose from

Meme Soundboard by ZomboDroid
Meme Soundboard by ZomboDroid
Developer: ZomboDroid
Price: Free+

Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps

HopWatch for reddit

If you're a Reddit addict, you probably watch a lot of videos submitted to the service. Well, that's not strictly true: you probably watch a lot of ten-second GIFs, then check the comments for the YouTube link. But even so, it might be nice to check out those videos that do get submitted on your shiny Android TV set-top box. The app includes a standard ATV layout and a search function.

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Watch popular videos from reddit with HopWatch. HopWatch on Android TV is the most comfortable way to watch reddit videos from your couch. Download this app and you'll be presented with the hottest trending videos every day. Choose your favorite video subreddits: /r/videos, /r/youtubehaiku, /r/documentaries – and HopWatch will show you the latest upvoted posts. You can quickly toggle between different sort modes to see the top rated posts from the past month or year.

HopWatch for Reddit
HopWatch for Reddit
Developer: UgglyNoodle
Price: $0.99

HTC Speak

Android Police coverage: HTC's Voice Command App 'Speak' Overheard Entering The Play Store

This is HTC's take on the voice command app, which every major manufacturer seems intent on using even though Google Now is free. It's in the Play Store to facilitate easy updates.

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HTC Speak lets you control your HTC phone’s dialer, music player, navigation system, camera and more using your voice. There are three ways to activate voice commands. In the Phone app, tap the microphone icon next to the dialer’s call button. In the Car app, tap the screen with three fingers or tap the button labeled “Speak.” In the Camera app, turn on voice capture to take selfies by saying simple commands.

HTC Speak
HTC Speak
Developer: HTC Corporation
Price: Free

HTC Calendar

Android Police coverage: HTC Releases Calendar And Print Studio Apps Into The Play Store

Ditto for HTC's calendar app. This one actually seems surprisingly competent thanks to a straightforward layout and a compatibility with Exchange, Outlook, Google, and Facebook.

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HTC Calendar lets you view your events, meetings and appointments by day, week or month. You can also create new events or tap and hold on an event to edit it. Sign in to Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google and Outlook to sync all your online calendars in one place. You can also view your reminders from Sense TV, to-do lists from Tasks or birthdays and anniversaries from People.

HTC Calendar
HTC Calendar
Developer: HTC Corporation
Price: Free

HTC Print Studio

Android Police coverage: HTC Releases Calendar And Print Studio Apps Into The Play Store

One more for the road: here's HTC's in-house printing app. Print Studio doesn't send images or documents to networked printers, it lets you turn your photos into professionally-finished prints and books. Naturally you'll have to pay for the service.

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Make the most of unforgettable birthday photos for the grandparents, magical honeymoon memories for the mantel and baby's first smile for all your friends. HTC Print Studio turns the photos on your phone into stunning brag books and unique greeting cards printed by Pinhole Press. It's simple to get started. Print Studio automatically finds collections of photos that you might like to print, or you can create your own project from scratch.

HTC Print Studio
HTC Print Studio
Developer: HTC Corporation
Price: Free

Sling International

Android Police coverage: Sling International Android App Hits The Play Store, DishWorld Gets Update Telling You To Download Sling

Sling International is not an international version of Sling TV. Sorry, non-US Android Police readers, it's not our fault that they gave it an ambiguous name. Nope, this is an extension of the IPTV service that delivers TV from international sources to US residents, primarily aimed at immigrants and expatriates. A variety of channels are available in Hindi, Portuguese, Arabic, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu, Bengali, Mandarin, Cantonese, and a ton of other languages and dialects. You'll need to subscribe to Sling TV, plus an extra package, to watch it.

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Sling International is the #1 live International TV service in U.S. Featuring more than 180 channels and 18 different languages, this app allows you to watch live TV instantly on your Android devices, including phone and tablets. Watch on your on your TV, tablet, phone, or computer. Get a 1 month FREE trial. See your favorite shows, news, movies, kids programs, and sports, including cricket and soccer. No social security number required. Download the app for FREE.

Sling International
Sling International
Developer: Sling TV, L.L.C.
Price: Free

Mars Is A Real Place

Was anyone in doubt of the fact that Mars is a real place? It seems like the kind of thing that would be questioned on late-night AM radio. Well if you're in any doubt, and you have a Google Cardboard-compatible headset, check out this VR app that puts you in the shoes treads of a Martian rover with 3D versions of publicly-available images.

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Mars Is A Real Place is a short slideshow of stereoscopic 3D Martian landscapes in virtual reality. Works with Google Cardboard. More than 50 high-resolution images have been hand-picked and presented for your viewing pleasure. All of the images are stereoscopic and care has been taken to ensure they are all comfortable to view in 3D (minimized retinal rivalry, panoramas are each shown at the proper FOV wrapping around the player, hard-to-converge portions cropped out, etc)

Mars Is A Real Place Cardboard
Mars Is A Real Place Cardboard

Kore™,Official Remote for Kodi

Android Police coverage: [By The Way] Official Kodi Remote App 'Kore' Is Available In The Play Store

We've featured a few remotes for Kodi (formerly XBMC) before, but this one is the official version from the open-source horse's mouth. It's surprisingly full-featured: in addition to the usual remote functions it includes on-device searching and playlist management.

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Kore is a simple, easy to use and beautiful Kodi™ / XBMC™ remote that lets you control your media center from your Android™ device.

  • Control your media center with an easy to use remote;
  • See what’s currently playing, including relevant information about it (movies, TV shows, music, pictures and addons);
  • Check and manage the current playlist
  • Change and sync subtitles and audiostreams;
  • View your media library, with details about your movies, TV shows, music and addons;
  • Works with Kodi and XBMC (Frodo and Gotham);
  • All in a nice and easy to use interface, with multiple themes.

 

Cloud Console

Android Police coverage: Google Releases Cloud Console Beta App For Managing Google Cloud Services

Do you use Google's cloud services for your business? Then here, install this app and obsessively check on your metrics and costs five or six times a day. Like most recent Google apps, it includes a Material Design layout and support for multiple accounts.

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The Cloud Console enables you to manage your solution running on the Google Cloud Platform directly from your Android phone or tablet:

  • Check the state of your Google App Engine or Compute Engine resources
  • Create your own custom dashboard to get a glanceable overview of your solution
  • Take quick actions directly from your device such as stopping a virtual machine
  • View and manage Incidents tracked in Google Cloud monitoring

We plan on shipping new features regularly. Please give us your feedback in the app by swiping from the left and tapping "Send feedback".

Google Cloud Console
Google Cloud Console
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

Action Cam App

This app lets you import and edit video from Sony's line of GoPro-style action cameras. The editing tools provided are actually surprisingly complex - you could have a fully-edited video ready for distribution, as long as you don't need especially fancy transitions or titles.

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Quick and easy creation of eye-catching movies. Cut, trim and make slow motion videos with easy operation. Flip videos vertically/horizontally and add music to create impressive videos. Transfer videos easiliy to mobile devices via Wi-Fi. Create high quality 720 30p (HD) or 1080 30p/60p (Full HD) videos.

Compatible Products:
FDR-X1000V
HDR-AS200V/ AS100V/ AS30V*/ AS20
HDR-AZ1

Action Cam App
Action Cam App
Developer: Sony Corporation
Price: Free

FLIR FX

Android Police coverage: FLIR Announces Super-Versatile FLIR FX Wireless HD Surveillance Camera, Coming April 15th For $199

This app is for a home security camera that isn't available yet. Even so, it's pretty cool: in addition to the usual web-accessible video feeds and recordings, the "rapid recap" feature lets you zoom through hours of recording to find anything out of the ordinary.

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The FLIR FX™ is a versatile wireless HD camera that allows you to keep an eye on the things you care about – anytime, any place. From monitoring your home while you’re away to checking on your baby during naptime, the FLIR FX™ WiFi camera brings cutting edge innovation to video monitoring. Wireless – view recordings from anywhere by connect directly to your camera from your mobile device, with or without Internet access.

FLIR FX
FLIR FX
Developer: FLIR Systems INC
Price: Free

Live Wallpapers

TapDeck - Wallpaper Discovery

TapDeck turns your wallpaper into a gateway of information discovery. A true boredom beater, TapDeck is your launch pad to a world of entertaining images, audio, text and video - bringing it all to you, considering your context via the best third party content providers.

• Double Tap to change your wallpaper.
• Swipe Up to discover more about the image and content relevant to it.

TapDeck is currently integrated with:
• Reddit
• Wikipedia
• & Many more to follow...

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

WTF App(s) Of The Week

Durex Connect

Durex wants you to turn your phone off. For reasons that are completely clear and anything but subtle. This app basically blocks your phone from doing anything with a fake "lock screen" so that you can do something else. Like, I dunno, knitting or watching professional croquet. Something like that.

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The Durex Connect app is a user-friendly way to synchronise your phone with your partner’s, so that neither can renege on the promise of dedicated, tech-free connection. At agreed times, or by spontaneous agreement, it will simply mask your phones’ home screen, effectively putting the handsets to sleep and removing all distractions so that you can disconnect from technology and connect with each other.

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.

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