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Arcade City

Lyft and Uber are amazing, but they're not without problems, which creates a market opening for competitors. Arcade City claims to be driver-owned, and though the service is nearly brand new it's already available in 27 US states. The service allows customers to schedule rides in advance and choose their own drives, and referring friends will earn you credits for free rides.

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New ridesharing app built by drivers for the people.

  • Schedule rides in advance
  • Choose your own driver
  • Flexible payment options
  • Great people, no corporate BS
  • Earn free rides for referring your friends

New features will be added every week. We just had this idea less than two months ago so please don't expect us to be on par with the big-boy ridesharing apps -- yet. We'll get there :)

Arcade City
Arcade City
Developer: Arcade City
Price: Free

Dollar Verification Assistant

This app and the one below are designed to check for authentic American and European paper currency, respectively. Enter the serial number and some other information and you can check to see if they match up, allowing you to spot counterfeit currency without one of those ink-testing pens.

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Using this application it is much easier to check if a dollar note is genuine. When you enter serial number, value and series, application checks if given combination make sense, and if so, it shows what properties you should check to make shure that note is genuine. If given combination does not make sense, application will tell you what is wrong with your entry. Application supports series from 1969 up to newest (currently 2013).

Dollar Verification Assistant
Dollar Verification Assistant

Euro verification assistant

Here's the Euro version of the counterfeit currency detector app - see above.

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It works for both, new and old series of euro banknotes. First euro series are printed with 2002 as year of design, while new series, known as Europa series, are from 2013 to 2019. All you have to do is to enter serial number, from back side of note, and press button . Result is shown in 4 parts: 1st = serial number status, 2nd = printed in, 3rd = design year, 4th = checksum status. If any part of result is wrong, then the note is not genuine, but if they are all OK, you should check other key security features to be sure that note is genuine.

Euro verification assistant
Euro verification assistant

Picture This

Sony seems more interested in selling tickets to Spider-Man and James Bond than saving the environment, but this app begs to differ. It allows users to frame an image with that stereotypical "framing shot" hand motion, automatically making the inside full color and the outside in black and white. For some reason. It also seems like it would be pretty tricky to use without a second person. Naturally it includes an option to publish photos to social networks.

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Sony Pictures Television¹s networks invite you to join them in engaging audiences around the world to protect and preserve the environment. There are images all around us of the beauty we¹re protecting and examples of small efforts that can make a big difference. Take a picture and frame it within the Picture This hands to tell your story of a better world. Publish and share with friends.

Picture This
Picture This
Price: Free

WhaToDo - Tours & Activities

There's no shortage of apps that will help you plan out trips to a new city for vacation or simple exploration. This one doesn't have anything particularly notable, but the interface is impressive, and it supports currency displays in USD, Euro, and GBP. There's a focus on tourist-friendly services like tours and local attractions, some of which can be booked directly in the app itself.

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WhaToDo is the best way to book activities and/or airport transfers without ever setting foot in line. The WhaToDo app gives you access to thousands of activities in over 1,000 destinations around the world, helping you to quickly and easily plan a vacation in advance or think up a spontaneous day of fun. Don’t know what to do for spring break? Don’t know what to do this afternoon? Download our app for free today and you will.

WhaToDo - Tours & Activities
WhaToDo - Tours & Activities

First Smile – Baby Scrapbook

New parents don't exactly need a push to encourage them to take photos of babies, but if they need a way to manage approximately eleventy billion snapshots, this app might do the trick. It's designed to automatically organize the photos by time (which isn't exactly a groundbreaking idea), but also tags specific "first" moments for all the big milestones. Naturally the app includes album and social tools.

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First Smile is a baby scrapbook app for recording the growth of your little one, starting from pregnancy, childbirth / newborn to every first baby milestones. With First Smile, it makes it easier for parents to turn all precious moments (photos/ videos) into digital memories that will last a lifetime and treasure forever, and share it privately with family.

FunimationNow

Funimation is one of the major companies that exports Japanese anime to other countries like the United States. This official app includes access to Funimation's library of cartoons and shows for subscribers to the FunimationNow service. There are even simulcast shows straight from Japan and articles for fans of specific shows or anime in general. Depending on the show, original audio, English subtitles, and dubbed audio are available directly in the app.

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Anime. Anytime. Anywhere. Subscribe to FunimationNow and take your love of anime anywhere you go with this free Android app. Watch Funimation’s library of HD, ad-free anime shows featuring iconic classics and the hottest new series streaming just hours after they air in Japan. With the largest collection of English-dubbed episodes online and the option to watch in the original Japanese with English subtitles, there’s sure to be something for everyone.

Funimation
Funimation
Price: Free+

Doctor Who: Comic Creator

This app allows you to create comic books in a sort of Kid Pix style, relying mainly on clip art and basic paneling tools. There's a catch, though: it only does Doctor Who comics. Which is odd, because comics aren't the thing you think of when you think about Doctor Who, and Doctor Who isn't watch you think of when you think about comics. But whatever. Indulge in your extremely campy British science fiction addiction. Real, actual comics are available in the app as well.

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Ever imagined creating epic battles against the Daleks on Skaro, or sending the Doctor to foil the Cybermen on a futuristic space station? How about designing your very own species of alien Monster to unleash against the Doctor. Now there’s no stopping you, with the awesome Doctor Who: Comic Creator. Free to download, the app features a Comic Maker, a Comic Reader, a Monster Maker, Fact Files and its own Comic Store.

Doctor Who: Comic Creator
Doctor Who: Comic Creator

Pikazo

This app is a photo filter in the vein of Instagram. Except it's artsier, because it uses filters that kind of make your photos look like famous paintings. It's sort of like that crazy Google Deep Dream stuff (and it takes a while to finish), only it's limited to a few specific styles.

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From one of the grandmasters of digital art comes an explosion of the most interesting images the world's ever seen. Turn any photo into compelling, lasting visual art. Using next generation neural networks, Pikazo works the way your brain does to rip apart and assemble image details into something new and extraordinary. Created by the image scientist behind landmark visuals seen in the Myst games, The Matrix films, 300, and Second Life, Pikazo lets anyone create and share beautiful artwork.

Pikazo - Make anything art
Pikazo - Make anything art
Developer: Pikazo, Inc
Price: Free+

Wurrly: Ultimate Singing App

Wurrly is a karaoke app that allows you to change some of the elements of the backing track you're working with at the time. Functions like tempo and key are available, and depending on the song you want, multiple styles might be in the built-in collection of tracks. That said, it seems to be heavily tilted towards top 20 tracks at the moment, and your mileage may vary.

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Wurrly is the ultimate mobile recording artist experience. Whether you’re a professional singer looking for customized backing tracks or a casual singer looking for a killer Karaoke app – Wurrly is your match. And it’s totally free. Choose a song from our extensive catalog, and make it your own by customizing the instrumentation, key and tempo. Press record and sing along with the lyrics, then enhance with custom mix filters to create a recording that is uniquely yours.

Wurrly: It's more than Karaoke
Wurrly: It's more than Karaoke

To Round Task List App

This is a to-do list that isn't a list. It's organized in a series of circular bubbles, sort of like a thought cloud for tasks... which might help you or might not, depending on how you approach this sort of thing. It can integrate with your phone's calendar and color-coordinated tags let you see the nature of each task at a glance. Larger circles are for tasks that are more important.

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To Round is a unique to-do app designed specially for those who think in images. It is a simple yet powerful app, which turns a routine activity of getting tasks listed and scheduled into a delightful experience. Moreover, it has all you need to really get everything done. For your convenience, we have recently set up the To Round Telegram Bot, so you can now manage your to-do list without leaving the Telegram app. Check it out @toround_bot.

To Round: To-Do List
To Round: To-Do List
Developer: FutureComes Family
Price: Free

MTV News

This is an MTV app about news. Presumably said news is about music and pop culture and stuff... but really, it's about screenshots. Lots and lots of screenshots. Why does a news app need its own screenshot tool? So that you can share those screenshots on social networks... which you can't do with regular screenshots for some reason? This is very confusing.

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Get the latest music, entertainment, and political news delivered right to your phone. Be the first to:

  • get exclusive stories, photos, and videos, updated throughout the day from MTV News
  • deep dive into topics and categories that matter to you – whether music, politics, celebrity, or TV and movies
  • use screen capture to share photos and stories
  • start a conversation by sharing to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, or Pinterest
  • send the latest news to your friends by text or email

MTV News
MTV News
Developer: MTV
Price: Free

PBS KIDS Super Vision™

If your kid spends a lot of time on PBS Kids' web portal or similar apps, this app will allow you to see exactly what he or she has been doing. Why? It's not exactly clear - I thought the idea of those places was that they were safe enough that supervision wasn't necessary. But you can make sure they aren't spending more time on the TV or computer than they should be, I suppose.

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Ever wonder what your child is playing, watching and learning? The PBS KIDS Super Vision™ app is designed to help parents monitor what their child is playing and learning on pbskids.org and in the new PBS Kids Measure Up. app. The app also provides off-screen activity ideas that are related to your child’s interests and that help build key skills. It’s easy to connect to your mobile device. By entering a simple code in the app, you’ll start receiving real-time information about your child’s gameplay (more details on how to connect below).

PBS KIDS Super Vision™
PBS KIDS Super Vision™
Developer: PBS KIDS
Price: Free

Manufacturer And Tie-In Apps

Backdrop Daydream

Android Police coverage: Google Adds Android TV Backdrop App To the Play Store

Android TV defaults to a pretty photo-based backdrop when it's not being used, very much like a Chromecast. This app should allow Google to update that particular function without a full OS update.

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Turn your TV screen into a beautiful backdrop filled with satellite imagery, art and more.

Backdrop Daydream
Backdrop Daydream
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

Smart Office

Android Police coverage: Xperia Labs' Smart Office Doesn't Want You To Get Lost In Your Big Office Anymore]

Your ability to get lost in a building goes up exponentially with each extra square foot contained inside it. Sony has a new system that's essentially GPS for the great indoors. It requires some custom (and somewhat experimental) hardware, but for large businesses that need to help customers or clients get around, it could be invaluable. This app allows users to access maps and their real-time location from any smartphone.

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When the smart office positioning system is installed in your office building, this mobile application will help you solve some common office problems:

• Get in time to meetings – notifications will tell you when you need to leave to arrive in time
• Navigate within the office using maps with indoor positioning
• See which rooms are currently available close to you at your office
• Find your colleagues location in the office
• Share your own location in the office with the colleagues that you want to collaborate better with

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

Synology MailPlus

Android Police coverage: Synology Releases An Android Client For MailPlus, A Secure Email System Hosted On A Private NAS

Synology is best known for their network attached storage hardware, but the company is no slouch when it comes to software, too. Their latest program is a freeware mail server that runs locally on your own hardware, allowing for complete control and a more secure approach than webmail. This Android app is the official client for said mail service, which doesn't exactly reinvent the wheel, but includes all of the features that have become standards at this point.

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Composing emails or replying to messages on mobile devices can be a hassle. With the intuitive design of MailPlus, you can accomplish more with less effort. Organize your emails right in the palm of your hand. The swipe gestures allow you to quickly apply desired actions to your emails. Quick-reply templates save repeated keystrokes and make your reply even more efficient. With MailPlus, managing emails is only a few taps or swipes away.

Synology MailPlus
Synology MailPlus
Developer: Synology Inc.
Price: Free

Samsung Music

Android Police coverage: Samsung Adds Its Music App To The Play Store, Currently Only Supported On Marshmallow

This is the official Samsung music app... which is not the same as Milk Music, the official Samsung Music app. To be specific, this is the default music player from the latest round of Samsung devices, presumably placed in the Play Store so that users can have access to updated versions of the app between full device updates. It's only available for Sammy hardware running Android 6.0 or later.

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Samsung Music is optimized for Samsung android device and provides a powerful music play functionality and the best user interface.

  • Supports playback of various sound formats such as MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC.
  • Helps to effectively manage song lists by categories.(Track,Album,Artist,Genre,Folder,Composer)
  • Supports a new user experience that easily interact with Samsung smart devices like Tablet,TV(DLNA,Screen mirroring),Wearable.
  • Provides a clean and intuitive user interface.

Samsung Music
Samsung Music

OnePlus Gallery

OnePlus swears up and down that it isn't like other phone manufacturers. Now it's posting customized versions of core Android apps on the Play Store, which can only be downloaded by owners of its phones. You know, just like other phone manufacturers. Never settle, y'all.

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Perfect for day-to-day photo browsing, editing, and organizing. No ads and completely free, always. We’ve created a no-fuss gallery app optimized for offline usage and effortless browsing. Collections are created automatically for images from different sources, so you won’t have to lift a finger to stay organized. Our simple editing mode is easy to use and is equipped with all the essentials such as resize, crop, and a drawing tool for endless fun. The interface is super intuitive, streamlined, and won’t leave your head spinning with a million options.

OnePlus Gallery
OnePlus Gallery
Developer: OnePlus Ltd.
Price: Free

Display Scaling

Display Scaling allows users to change the scale of your Android device's display higher or lower for easy reading, but unfortunately it only works on the latest Samsung devices (running Android 6.0). The nice thing is it doesn't require root, which these sort of tools usually do.

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Display Scaling allows you to change your screen Screen Density (DPI) in a single click without root.

  • No permission needed
  • Small apk size & no ads

Compatible Devices

  • Galaxy S7 & S7 edge
  • Galaxy Note 5
  • Galaxy S6 & S6 edge

Requirement

  • TouchWiz with Marshmallow (Android 6.0)

Display Scaling (Marshmallow Only)
Display Scaling (Marshmallow Only)
Developer: Evozi
Price: Free

Live Wallpapers

Aerial

Aerial is an Android Live Wallpaper that puts aerial movies from cities like New York, San Francisco, Hawaii... at your wallpaper. Aerial provides to you the most immersive experience over this beautiful cities on your Android device. There are 34 aerial videos to download, check it at the wallpaper settings.

Aerial Live Wallpaper
Aerial Live Wallpaper
Developer: Sandro Machado
Price: $0.99

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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