- 1 Featured App
- 2 Apps
- 3 Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps
- 4 WTF App(s) Of The Week
- 5 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.
Weatherback Weather Wallpaper
This week's roundup is brought to you by Weatherback Weather Wallpaper from Aceou. This interesting live wallpaper takes a static image (like Android's default wallpaper) and adds dynamic weather effects based on the weather at your actual location. If you'd like something that's more pretty than functional, the settings menu allows you to manually apply affects. The standard version is free, with a $2 pro version adding extra effects like stars, fog, and ice.
Never get bored of your wallpaper again. Mix your static wallpaper with the weather effects for a beautiful and artistic wallpaper experience. Weatherback Weather Wallpaper adds a realistic and beautiful look to your current wallpaper by enhancing it with weather effects. Just think about rolling over first thing in the morning and seeing the weather with a glance of your phone. The weather automatically updates as it changes outside and is extremely easy to integrate with your wallpaper, whether it is your phone or tablet.
Managing copied and pasted text on a touchscreen is kind of a pain. Native Clipboard attempts to make it less so: double-tap on any text field and you'll see a floating window appear with all the text that you've copied recently available to insert. Important text can be "pinned" so it doesn't go away, and if you're rooted, the optional Xposed module lets you directly edit copied text and blacklist apps from the functionality.
Native clip board provides easy and seamless access to anything you copied by simply double clicking the desired text field.Then choosing a clip will automatically paste it. The clipboard can be moved to show the keyboard, for example adding a space or a new line. The clipboard can be moved to show the keyboard, for example adding a space or a new line. The clips can be :
• Swiped away to delete them.
• Long clicked to view the whole text.
• Pinned to prevent deleting (Using the 3-dot menu).
JustWatch - Movies & TV Shows
Android Police coverage: The New JustWatch Android App Lets You See Which TV Shows And Movies Are Streaming Where
This app will let you search for that show or movie you want to watch across about a dozen streaming services. It's ideal if you've cut the cable cord and want to make sure you don't pay for a rental when you've already got access to something for free on Netflix, Hulu, or HBO. At the time of writing it's available in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, and Germany.
JustWatch - Find out where to watch movies & tv shows streaming online. JustWatch is the easiest way to browse through your favorite movies or tv shows to see if they are available at any streaming providers. Currently we are listing offers from Netflix, HBO NOW, Amazon Prime Instant Video, Hulu, Crackle, iTunes, Vudu, XBOX, Playstation, realeyz, Mubi and Fandor in the United States.
Android Police coverage: Minimal Text Editor Monospace From Underwood Apps Is Now Available In Public Beta On The Play Store
Monospace is a beta app from the makers of Today Calendar. It's a minimal text editor - that means almost no formatting, no spelling or grammar tools, limited viewing options (white or black), and no folders. It does offer bold, italics, bullet, and quote formats, which is handy for web writers exporting to CMS apps. Monospace is free and syncs with Dropbox, and files can be organized with embedded hashtags.
Monospace is a minimal notes/writing app, built from the ground up with a designed-for-touch UI. It get's rid of the standard editing features you'd find in standard editors and replaces them with a modern-styled, essentials-only formatting popup. Monospace supports Bold, Italics, H1, H2, Bullet and Quote formatting styles. Dropbox integration allows for instant cross-device sync. Monospace's hashtags feature replace the classic folder system.
Jet is like Sam's Club for the Internet, except it lets you shop at different retailer sites and adds a bit of savings on top of that. The app (complete with a Material Design UI) is basically a full copy of the website. You'll need to pay $49 a year to get into the service, but prices are generally at or below Amazon levels, and Jet includes comparison tools to make sure you always get the lowest price possible.
Jet is a shopping membership that gets you savings on pretty much anything you buy. We find every opportunity to cut costs, and pass the savings back to you. Check out the four ways to maximize savings at Jet. Save up to 20% just to start on pretty much anything you buy, from small sizes to bulk. We show you competitive prices so you see how Jet compares. Look for the Smart Item icon to find Smart Items that give you extra savings on your order.
Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile
Android Police coverage: Microsoft's Hyperlapse Video App Is Out Of Beta And Available To Everyone
This is a time-lapse video app from Microsoft. The idea is to either set up your phone in a single location and track things in motion, or to put it in your front pocket and get a "Hyperlapse" of a trip. It can also import existing videos to shorten them into a highlight reel, and settings allow you to increase or decrease the speed.
Say goodbye to long videos that no one watches, and hello to Microsoft Hyperlapse. Microsoft Hyperlapse is a new technology that creates smooth and stabilized time lapses from first-person videos. Want to show your friends what you saw on that 12-mile hike you took last weekend, or let them experience how it felt to fly down the mountain on your recent ski trip? With Microsoft Hyperlapse, you can time lapse those experiences, distilling them into easily consumable, enjoyable experiences.
Do you constantly travel around the world? Do you hate having to carry pedestrian items like clothing? Then DUFL is for you. It's basically an extremely expensive combination locker/laundry/delivery service that makes sure you've got clean clothes waiting for you at your destination. How expensive? $10 a month, plus $100 for each trip to send clothes to your destination. Rich people who literally have more money than sense, sign on up.
DUFL stores your clothing in your personal DUFL closet, and allows you to pack virtually by selecting your clothing items from within the app. Once you’ve scheduled your trip, you’ll travel - bag free, and your freshly cleaned and neatly packed clothing will meet you at your specified destination. When you’re ready to head home, schedule a pick up from the hotel and we’ll clean your clothes and have them waiting in your virtual closet, ready for your next trip.
WifiMapper - Free Wifi Map
On the hunt for a free Wi-Fi hotspot when you're traveling? This crowdsourced database and map will help you track it down. Each entry has comments and integration with Foursquare (for when there's a huge line and you don't want to ask for the password). The service covers pretty much every country on the planet, though of course your actual results will depend on where you're going.
Join the world's largest Wi-Fi community. Save on roaming when travelling by going to free hotspots in every major city in the world. Smaller towns and rural areas have less data. Use the app and help fill the maps. Maps refreshed weekly, but we're moving to daily. All the data is crowdsourced from users of WifiMapper and OpenSignal. Find nearby Wi-Fi hotspots and save on data. WifiMapper can tell you what kind of venue it is and even if they have good coffee - and you can share your comments.
Red Bull Alert | Alarm clock
This is an alarm clock that's made by Red Bull. Why would Red Bull make an alarm clock? Apparently because someone thought they needed to motivate you to wake up. That said, the app is surprisingly competent: in addition to a Material Design interface, it wakes you up with photos and sounds from various extreme sports. The app also tracks how long it takes you to wake up, so you can see how much it's helping you. Or not, depending on how much you really wanted to sleep.
Motivate your wake-up with the Red Bull Alert alarm clock app. Beat the snooze. Red Bull Alert is the world’s first alarm clock app that gives you the motivation to get up faster and make the most of your day. Choose your favorite sports themes and let the Red Bull Alert alarm clock wake you with inspiring photos and alarm sounds. Every day, the fully customizable alarm clock app tracks how long it takes you to turn off the alarm and supports you with personalized instant feedback.
Kono.ai - Mobile Scheduler
Kono.ai would like to handle every possible problem you've got with trying to get multiple people at the same place and time to do stuff. The developers bill it as an "Artificial Intelligence assistant," which basically means it combines contacting different people, chatting with them, comparing schedules, and mapping out locations. There is a learning element to your behavior, but it seems like you'd have to use the app an awful lot to see the benefit.
Say goodbye to the headache that is scheduling. Kono is the world’s best virtual assistant that schedules your meetings for you. Whether it’s a conference call, lunch, or just hanging out, Kono’s got you covered. Do you find yourself spending a lot of time setting up meetings? Do you send messages back and forth, figuring out a specific time and location that works for every one of your guests? Kono figures that all out for you.
This is a dieting app that claims to give you the mealplan that gave the biblical hero Samson his great strength. Presumably it doesn't include shellfish or pork.
Samson’s Diet is a great way to get into natural healthy food. It has easy-to-follow recipes, from chicken nuggets to cinnamon citric oat flakes, a ceviche, stuffed pumpkins, an artichokes starter and micropopcorn. They are thought specially to make a healing living not only easy but also pleasant. Your mind and your body will love them all. Samson’s Diet is the best introduction to a huge world of delightful lifestyle. Want to keep you happy and energized? Let’s start.
SkinVision - Melanoma app
If you're worried about that spot on your skin, this app will take a photo and try and give you a basic diagnosis for melanoma. Or not. Hopefully not. For some reason it's only compatible with a few Samsung phones at the moment, and you'll only get a month of service before you have to start paying for it. So maybe don't throw away your dermatologist's business card just yet.
SkinVision lets you detect changes to your skin as early as possible so you can take action: takes pictures of moles and skin spots you don’t trust, and analyse instantly for risk of melanoma skin cancer. Melanoma or skin cancer symptoms can be hard to detect. Our unique algorithm can indicate risk based on photos you take with the app so that you can monitor your skin health, simply from your smartphone.
Disney Creativity Studio 2
Disney is back with another coloring book app. This one includes new line drawings of the various kid-friendly properties and a collection of drawing and coloring tools, plus some clip art and blank pages. Unfortunately, it looks like some of the popular options are locked behind in-app purchases, including Frozen (of course).
The magic lasts past midnight with all new magical coloring pages featuring Cinderella and all of your favorite Disney Princesses. And of course, if you love this timeless fairytale, don't miss the live-action re-telling of Disney's Cinderella in theaters on March 13.
• Create your coloring masterpieces; now featuring Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Merida, Belle, Jasmine, Aurora, Mulan, Snow White, and Pocahontas.
• Dozens of additional coloring pages with your favorite Disney characters from Frozen, Big Hero 6, Cars, and Palace Pets.
• Endless combinations of creative tools to play with.
• Customize and share your creations.
Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps
Android Police coverage: HBO Now App Is Live In The Play Store, But It Doesn't Work On Rooted Devices
HBO Now is basically HBO Go, but for cord-cutters - it's available as a stand-alone paid video service without a cable subscription. $15 a month gets you all of HBO's rolling content, but strangely the Android app doesn't work with Chromecast. Or with rooted devices, because apparently it's 2012. New users can get a 30-day trial for free.
HBO NOW is the new standalone streaming service that gives you all of HBO®—every season, every episode of HBO's original series—plus more of the biggest and latest movies than any other streaming service. All you need is the internet.
• Instant Access to All of HBO: Every season, every episode
• Big Premieres As They Air
• The Biggest and Latest Movies: HBO delivers more new hits than any other streaming service—plus the most entertaining favorites worth seeing again
• And So Much More: Don't miss the thought-provoking documentaries, hilarious comedies, action-packed sports and smart talk shows everyone's talking about
• Now Available on More Devices: Subscribe once and use your login on your mobile device, connected TV and computer
• Download the app to your favorite Android device and start your 30-day free trial instantly
SlingPlayer Free for Tablet
Android Police coverage: Sling Media Releases Free* Versions Of Its SlingPlayer TV Streaming Apps
For years users of the Slingbox home streaming gadgets have had to pay $15 for an Android app for their tablets, then another $15 for their phones. It's kinda bullcrap. Finally, Sling has made apps that are completely free... with ads. (On top of the ads you'll be watching on your TV.) Nice. You do have the option of paying $15 to upgrade your service. For the streaming box you already paid for. Here's the tablet app...
Get the most out of your TV subscription and turn your Android tablet into a TV with Slingbox and SlingPlayer. With a Slingbox at home and SlingPlayer on your Android tablet, enjoy live or recorded TV over 3G, 4G, or WiFi. Take control of your TV and DVR from your mobile device. Flip through channels with the virtual remote control. Pause, fast-forward, rewind, and even schedule DVR recordings.
SlingPlayer Free for Phone
Android Police coverage: Sling Media Releases Free* Versions Of Its SlingPlayer TV Streaming Apps
...and here's the phone version. Enjoy.
Get the most out of your TV subscription and turn your Android phone into a TV with Slingbox and SlingPlayer. With a Slingbox at home and SlingPlayer on your Android phone, enjoy live or recorded TV over 3G, 4G, or WiFi. Take control of your TV and DVR from your mobile device. Flip through channels with the virtual remote control. Pause, fast-forward, rewind, and even view and manage DVR recordings.
Dynamics CRM for Phones
OK business types, do you know the difference between this Microsoft Dynamics CRM app and this Microsoft Dynamics CRM app? Because I don't, but they're both still live on the Play Store. Apparently there are different versions of the service being sold concurrently.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the essential business solution to help businesses engage their customers while staying productive at work and on the go. Arrive prepared for every appointment, and update notes, tasks, contacts, accounts, cases, and leads while the details are still fresh. Allows salespeople to manage their sales data, guided by contextual business process, while on the go. Gives agents and supervisors freedom of mobility with the full scope of case management.
WTF App(s) Of The Week
HowHigh: Track Marijuana Usage
How High is basically Foursquare for weed. Open the app to tell the world exactly how high you're getting and where you're toking up. Then run like hell, you idiot, because you just told the cops and the criminals where to find you.
By using our app to check in whenever you consume marijuana, you can: keep track of your dosage and share how you’re feeling. This is useful for when you are trying out new strains and methods of ingestion to determine which best suits your tastes. With HowHigh you can see what everyone else is consuming, too – your friends (“Buds”), people in your area, or even globally. Discover and learn about strains, how they’re being consumed (vape, edibles, smoking, etc.), see pictures, and comment on check-ins. If you’re consuming with a friend, you can vouch for them.
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].
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