Showing posts with label Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apps. Show all posts

Friday, December 30, 2011

Gameloft Weekend Sale Starts NOW – All Games Only 99 Cents

Gameloft’s weekend sale is in full effect dropping the price of every single one of their paid titles in the Android Market to a mere 99 cents. If you’re first instinct is to jump on their newly released Modern Combat 3 (you’re not alone), Gameloft did mention that although currently excluded form the promotion, the title will also drop it’s $7 price tag but will only be available for 24 hours at $1.
No word on exactly which day that will occur so you can either check the Market everyday or like/follow them on Facebook/Twitter for updates. In the meantime, you can drool over the trailer below.

Must resist…. buying every…… game…
[Gameloft Market Link]

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Krispy Kreme App for Android Helps You Get ‘Em While They’re Hot

A Krispy Kreme doughnut is best enjoyed while the sugary glaze coating the ring of deliciousness is still warm. If only there was some way to know exactly when the latest batch of gooey goodness is fresh from the oven. Wait, there is. It’s all thanks to the newly deployed Hot Light app for Android. The app locates the Krispy Kreme nearest you and alerts you when the “Hot Now” neon sign is alight, letting those near and far know that fresh doughnuts are rolling across the conveyors.
Android Market Link: Hot Light
[via AndroidCentral]

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Lastest Facebook app to hit the market

Wouldn't it be great if you ever met somebody while you were out at some place or function but you did not have the time to get her/him Facebook address? Well, you need not to worry about that anymore for these kind of situation. Add Friend (Facebook) app for Android is now available to help you make friends within few seconds. Using NFC (Near Filed Communication) technology Friend (Facebook) app allows to add new friends. Both party have to open the Friend (Facebook) app and just need to Touch the 2 mobiles back-to-back and it will open the his/her Facebook profile then just tap “Add”. Make a new friend no matter where your at......

Weather Underground App for Android and iPhone Launched

If you are interested in the weather forecast beyond what you read in the papers or see on TV, you definitely know about Weather Underground, the first online weather service. Now Weather Underground has free applications for Android and iOS.

Following the appropriate market link below you will be able to download the new Weather Underground apps for your phone. We already looked at the iOS iteration in our latest iOS App Picks episode but for those who missed it, the application brings the "most reliable and in-depth weather data for locations across the world". Current conditions, forecasts, interactive maps, commentary, check them all out by downloading the app from the links below.

Source: Android Market, App Store
Via: PhoneArena

Friday, December 23, 2011

Dropbox supporting Android 4.0 optimizations hits Android Market

The Dropbox team has updated their Android app for 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) optimization and added some great new features. To name a few, the Favorites tab offers quick offline access to files, multiple uploads of photos and videos are now available, renaming files and folders now works, and single-tab access to all file and folder actions functions properly.

Until now, this version has been sitting over on the Dropbox forums to allow users to publicly test it out to make sure it was ready for prime time. And after two days, it finally is. Just navigate over to the Android Market for a quick update or initial download. The improved and polished gallery view is a step up as well – so be sure to check it out.
But when all is said and done, I can’t seem to steer away from Box (formerly Once it too becomes ICS optimized, I’ll probably convert completely and use it alone as my primary cloud storage container. It is fast, responsive, and I currently can’t conceive a way to improve it.
[Market Link]

EA’s Real Racing 2 hits the Android Market — looks amazing

EA has just released their newest and best racing game yet in Real Racing 2. In case you’ve never heard of the first one that is because it wasn’t available in the Android Market so many users never played that decently fun game. Real Racing 2 brings things to a new level and brings tons of racing awesomeness to the palm of your hand. EA is calling this “the most hotly anticipated racing game ever made for Android”. Hopefully it lives up to that line, see the video and screenshots below to get a better idea of what to expect.

The video preview below makes it look very impressive and I can’t wait to give this game a try myself. It’s currently free but they want plenty of in-app payments to keep things going but it’s worth a quick try at least right? Race away with 30 high-performance cars, 15 awesome locations, and an immersive career mode taking you through more than 40 miles of road.

This isn’t your average racing game with mild graphics and look-alike cars. Race with 30 officially licensed cars including the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35), 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, and more. You can clearly see the awesome level of detail to the cars from the video above and a few screenshots from the gallery below.
As mentioned above, Real Racing 2 is free-to-try but will have a few in-game app purchases or users can buy the full game for a modest $4.99 if they’d like. The try before you buy is a pretty good idea for those that aren’t quick to spend the cash on this type of mobile game. Enjoy over 10 hours of racing with edge of your seat excitement and be sure and let us know what you think of the game — once you’ve beat it of course.
Market Link — Real Racing 2
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Grand Theft Auto 3 Goes on Sale for $3, Adds Galaxy Nexus Support

The fine folks at Rockstar are giving us a nice gift for the holidays. While this gift doesn’t come free it does come at a reduced price that we absolutely can’t be mad at. It’s the Android version of Grand Theft Auto 3, of course, and it can be had for just $10 until the 29th. The classic sandbox crime series got its 3D start with this game on the Playstation.

Fast forward to now and you can blow cars up and extort people for money on your smartphone. And for those on a Galaxy Nexus, you’ll finally be able to enjoy the game on the beautiful 4.65 inch HD display as they’ve added support for the phone with this update. Go ahead and grab the game from the Android Market here before Claude shows up at your doorstep. [via Droid-Life]

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Real Racing 2 Speeds Into The Android Market – Leaves Part 1 In The Dust

Electronic Arts has just released another arcade racing title in the Android Market with Real Racing 2. If you’re wondering why you never heard of part 1 well, that’s because it was only available for that other App Store until EA wised up. No matter. Real Racing 2 ups the ante from the previous version with absolutely insane visuals for Android devices, delivering ultra realistic environments and shiny car models. I mean, seriously — just look at those screenshots!

The game allows you to jump behind the wheel of 30 different high-performance cars in 15 different locations around the globe. Jump quickly into a 15 car race with Quick Race mode or take your time with circuit racing in Career Mode — however you decide to play, you’ll have a good time doing it. Full features include:
Test your racing prowess on a 16 car grid against highly skilled AI drivers.
  • Select from 30 officially licensed cars including the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35), 2012 McLaren MP4-12C, and more!
  • Work your way from rookie to pro in a robust Career Mode, offering 10 hours of racing enjoyment. Jump into a Quick Race for instant fun - or race against the clock in Time Trial Mode.
  • Race in 15 beautiful locations, with 40 miles of highly detailed race tracks, speedways and city circuits - including twilight and night races.
  • Touch or tilt to steer, as you experience state-of-the-art handling with customizable options that tailor to your personal driving style.
  • Experience the intensity of head-to-head racing with 5 unique camera angles and breath-taking graphics powered by Firemint’s exclusive high performance Mint3D™ engine.
Keep in mind that while Real Racing 2 is free to download, unlocking the full version of the game comes through an in-app purchase. The only problem I encountered was the same one others in the Market had with the game’s 470MB resource failing to download. Also, the game isn’t compatible with a good amount of Android devices (even high-end ones like the Evo 3D). But if you guys want to give it a go for yourselves, buckle up and test drive Real Racing 2 for free right now in the Android Market. Remember — no texting while driving.
[Market Link]

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Android apps see in-app purchase swell

65-percent of revenues for the top 200 Android apps come from in-app purchases, download store analysts Distimo have discovered, though the potential for making cash from Android software still pales in comparison to iOS. Meanwhile, Android is the place to go for free titles, holding a comfortable lead ahead of its rivals when it comes to freely-distributed software.

iPhone apps in the top 200 make almost four times the revenue – looking at both upfront payment and in-app purchases – of Android’s top apps, while iPad apps make more than twice that of Android. Android holds the second spot for gaming options, too, with 46,045 titles in the US in comparison to the iPhone’s 79,077 and iPad’s 28,638.

Angry Birds was the top app of 2011 for downloads, Distimo found, followed by Facebook and Skype. Google’s own Google Maps came in fifth, despite only being offered in the Android Market.
[via SlashGear]

Android Firefox 9.0 launches with custom tablet layout

The entirely new and reworked version of Firefox that was teased back in the summer has launched on the Android Market today, introducing Mozilla’s new layout designed to give tablet users a more appropriate experience on their posh big devices.
You get a bigger, bolder tabbing system, with completely different layout options depending on if you’re viewing in landscape or portrait mode, plus a tab-hiding full-screen option when it’s used in portrait. This is it:

Looks quite a bit like Opera. There’s a video of the new tablet Firefox in action over on the Mozilla blog and the full release notes are here. Firefox 9.0 is on the Android Market here.

Getjar Gold Apps Sale – Over 100 Paid Apps For FREE

This is the season for sales! And I’m not just talking about clothes or gadgets but those sweet little apps you have running on your phone as well. Taking a note from Google’s sale, independent app market, Getjar, has begun offering up some of the hottest paid apps in Android and all for absolutely free.
Getjar actually created a whole new site for their December Gold Apps catalog and it’s actually pretty fun. You scroll horizontally to see all the apps (horizontal is the new vertical) and can even jump to specific apps by clicking on the corresponding letters (pictured above). When you find an app that interests you, simply click on it and you’ll be taken to Getjar’s mobile site where you’ll have to download their app store to begin downloading your free app.
It’s kind of a process but if legitimately free apps are worth it to you, then hit up the the “Gold Apps Catalogue” in the source link below.
[Getjar Gold Apps Catalogue | Getjar App Store]

Celebrate New Years with the Official Times Square Ball Drop App

Celebrate New Years Eve in New York City and Times Square live right from your phone this year with the Time Square Official Ball App. Everyone celebrates the new year a little different but I’m sure everyone’s watched the NYC Ball drop a time or two. I used this last year and today the application has been updated with full support for 2012 in just 11 short days. The countdown has already started. Who is ready for 2012?

In 2012 we’ll be seeing tons of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich quad-core phones and tablets — it will be a fun time for the world of Android that is for sure. What better way to celebrate then watching the NYC Ball drop right from your Android smartphone or tablet since we can’t all be lucky enough to live in the Big Apple.
I’ll most likely be out on the streets of the Las Vegas Strip with a warm jacket and a few friends but I’ll be sure and watch this from my shiny new Galaxy Nexus. The official app allows for sharing of photos, sharing your location, watching the ball drop live, reading up on past New Years Eve events and more. A few lucky uploaded photos will appear on the Toshiba super-screen so be sure and upload a few.
For those that love to get into the seasons and the mood this would be the perfect application. Get it today from the market link below and bring in the New Year with ease.
Market Link: Times Square Ball Drop

Dropbox Beta updated with ICS support, improved gallery, and bulk uploads

Everyone’s favorite cloud storage option for Android has just released their latest beta build. Currently the version available in the Android Market is the same one we all already use and love but today Dropbox has pushed their latest beta build over at the Dropbox forums. Complete with an overhauled UI that not only looks like ICS but fully supports it too. Download links and more details are available below.

The Dropbox forum has posted a few awesome beta versions in the past but this latest release today is extremely nice and polished — but I do have one complaint. They added a bulk upload option but sadly they didn’t do the same for downloads. Being able to download all the files that aren’t in a select folder in bulk at once would be awesome — I sure hope this makes the final release. Here’s the list of changes with the latest Dropbox beta:
• Favorites: quick offline access to files
• Bulk upload photos and videos
• Rename files and folders
• Single-tap access to all file and folder actions
• Improved gallery view
• Upload from and export to local storage
• Numerous bug fixes and stability improvements
In the forums they mention this is just a beta preview although it should be released to the Android Market here soon. For those that would like to try this latest version of Dropbox today click that download below and give it a try. I love it and wont be going back to the old anytime soon — that is for sure.
Download: Dropbox beta-v1.3.0.6

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

NFL Pro 2012 Now Available for Free in the Android Market

Following the launch of the third title in Gameloft’s Modern Combat series, they have launched another new game to the Android market: NFL Pro 2012. It’s an NFL football game adapted to the small (or medium, depending on what device you have) screen for football action on the go. It’s going up against a heavy hitter in Madden but considering that they are offering this game for the low cost of free, I can’t see why you wouldn’t download it and give it a shot at your earliest convenience. Hit the Android market up for the download. [via Android Central]

Duke Nukem 3D is free for two days, still isn’t really free

When Duke Nukem 3D burst onto the Android Market back in November, fans of classic shoot-em-up gameplay couldn’t be happier. At least until they actually installed the game, and learned that you had to buy parts two and three separately, instantly turning a 99¢ game into a $2.99 one. Three bucks isn’t unreasonable for an Android game, but for a title that’s over fifteen years old, many users found the roundabout payment model a little sketchy. The fact that it also displayed ads (later removed) offended the sensibilities of the Android crowd, who are happy to either pay or deal with ads, but not both.

Today Duke Nukem 3D is free in the Android Market, for today and tomorrow only. That gets you the normally $1 app, but as usual, it’s only the first level (which was free in the original PC shareware version). The other two “episodes” will still cost you another dollar each. Installs have skyrocketed in the last few hours, and it is a great way to try out some classic first person shooter mechanics on your high-end Android device. That said, the app still only has a 3.1 rating; it’s probably still suffering from a flurry of angry early customers and those who are experiencing graphical and gameplay glitches in the port.

Word Press 2.0 Now Available For Android – New UI, Added Features, Tablet Support and More

Word Press for Android has been updated to version 2.0 in the Android. With the shiny new new version number comes a significant upgrade to the UI of Word Press, like an all new Dashboard and Quick Action Bar, giving users 1-click access to the most used functions in WP. Also new to this version is the inclusion of rich text formatting and better media features. Word Press for Android even has full tablet support, allowing you to take advantage of the extra screen real estate. Can’t say I expect the majority of our readers to find this as excited as we do — you know, having an Android blog and all — but for those of you that have used Word Press in the past (for whatever reason) this most likely comes as a very welcomed update.

You can find the all new and improved Word Press 2.0 for Android in the Market right now for free. Don’t forget to check out the video below to see all the features in action. Cheers.

[Market Link]

Google+ Update hits the market with Hangout and UI improvements

Google+ is on our update radar again today and has just received the latest update from Google. Between the recent updates to photo tagging, hashtags, instant hangouts on mobile devices and more this is quickly becoming one of Google’s premiere apps. It received a large update last week so I’m surprised to see another so quick — but I’ll take it.

Last weeks update brought the ability to start hangout (video chat) from mobile devices themselves and today they’ve added onto that much needed and awesome feature with the ability to start a video hangout from right inside a messenger conversation. Now users can instantly go from chatting to video chatting with ease. We also have the new layout for photo viewing that Google teased us about a few weeks back. Showing a much simpler and more refined layout similar to what we’ve been seeing with Ice Cream Sandwich.
From my screenshot above you can clearly see the changes to the photo viewing tab but if you’re not careful it will automatically instantly upload every photo from your phone right to Google+. I quickly opted out of that option as I’d only like to share a select few things personally. Google’s also added new icons so users know what photos are new in the instant uploaded list, we can leave one-on-one messenger conversation now too and more. At this rate Google+ will be one amazing application in just a few short months because they seem to be bringing awesome features every few weeks. Get the update available now or head to the market link below.
Market Link — Google+

Light Flow – LED Control: The perfect app for Galaxy Nexus notifications

Just like the Nexus One before it Google has been kind enough to add something I think all smartphones should have to the Galaxy Nexus — and that is the LED notification light. Something so simple, small, and cheap makes a world of difference. Especially for people like me getting notifications and work emails all day long. For those wanting to get the most out of this awesome feature we have just the app for you.

For many Nexus fans you might remember Trackball Alert Pro for the Nexus One. Light Flow – LED Control is a very similar application that will fully unlock the power of the multi-color LED on the Galaxy Nexus. With more settings, options, and colors than you’ll ever need it even works in succession. Yes that means if you have two notifications it will flash one, then move to the next and so on so you’ll never miss a beat — or color.

From duration, color, flash rate, sound this app has all the settings you’ll need. It supports third party apps like Handcent or email clients other than Gmail. On first boot it will recognize all capable applications and list them neatly so you can manage each one. It even offers status lights for low battery, charging levels, low signal, no signal and many many more. This truly is a all-in-one solution.
This is nothing new and Light Flow has been on the Android Market for a long time, I’ve used the free version briefly on my old myTouch 4G. This app reaches its full potential with the Nexus while bringing the Galaxy Nexus to the same level. The screenshots below show you a good glimpse of what to expect but don’t take my word for it — try the free version now, then buy the full paid app here when you see how awesome this truly is.
This is more than just a blue for text, red for Gmail, white for missed call type of application. You can set special patterns, ringtones, flashes and more for not just apps but also certain email addresses or contacts — Giving you the option to have a pink flashing light every time that special lady in your life shoots you a text message. Check out the screenshots below then head to the market link and download this today. Feel free to let us know how it goes in the comment section below. The app has plenty of settings but don’t get overwhelmed — it’s actually quite easy. Enjoy!
Market Link — Light Flow
Reminder: Disregard the warning that this application can collect user data and passwords. Just like 3rd party keyboards this is just an automated warning, and LED Control doesn’t have internet access anyways.
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Gameloft unloads two more titles onto Android, Fantasy Town and NFL Pro 2012

Gameloft has released two additional titles onto the Android Market in the past few days aside from Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation. Both of these new games, called Fantasy Town andNFL Pro 2012, are available as free downloads on the Android Market.

Both of these games sit on the opposite ends of the gaming spectrum when it comes to the type of game both of these new titles are. While one is obviously a football game, the other is a Sim City style of games based in a fantasy themes.
Fantasy Town

In Fantasy Town you will be in charge of building your village just like any other type of Sim City game. However it doesn't end there as you are also able to guide your villagers to uncovering buried treasure, farming exotic plants, talk to villager and accept/complete their quests for rewards and you will also have to make sure to keep your population happy. There are also mini-games you can play to take a break from building and managing everything where you will battle it out with monsters.

Fantasy Town is sort of a blend between a Sim City game and a RPG title with all the fantasy themed creatures involved. For those of you who enjoy these types of games, you can nabFantasy Town off the Android Market for free and it comes with optional in-game purchases.
NFL Pro 2012

Jumping over to the other end of the spectrum, Gameloft has also recently released a new football game called NFL Pro 2012. Features some pretty impressive visuals, this new game comes complete with 32 officially licensed NFL teams to choose and over 2,000 officially licensed players from the NFL. This time around they have also used motion capture technology, similar to what Distinctive Developments do with their sports games, to bring a lot more realism to the game.

NFL Pro 2012 Features:

- The Entire NFL: Thanks to the official NFL and NFL Players License, you can choose to play and manage any of the 32 NFL teams with over 2,000 real players.
- Unlock more content: Play matches to earn points you can use to unlock new stadiums, playbooks, stat boosts and much more.
- Visuals: Thanks to motion capture technology, enjoy stunning graphics and an impressive level of detailed player animations that include running, tackling, celebrating touchdowns and more.
- The improved AI promises a challenging game every time. You can also take on the advanced AI if you think you’re ready for the greatest challenge.
- Choose from over 200 plays to beat your opponents or use the Playbook Editor to create your own tactics to outwit the opposition.
- An assistant to help you make the right choices depending on time left, team skills and more!
- Get all the news about your favorite teams thanks to the official NFL RSS feed integrated into directly into the game!

If you enjoy playing football games on your Android device this new title from Gameloft might be another one to check out. It is also available as a free download off the Android Market.

Developer Website: Gameloft

Android Market Link: Fantasy Town | NFL Pro 2012