FlightTrack takes its roots from iOS devices, having been one of the most download apps in the App Store. For its Android iteration, FlightTrack brings all the bells and whistles of the iPhone app with several enhancements to optimize the app for Android devices. As a flight tracker, FlightTrack gives you all the information you need for your flights including delays, cancellations and airport gates where you need to board.
Only in its beta form, Rovio Mobile’s Angry Birds game for Android is already a promising game that could challenge Android game developers to come out with equally stunning games. I’ve enjoyed Angry Birds on my iPhone and iPad and very few would probably discount the fact that it’s probably one of the best games for both platforms.
Here we go again with yet another nice Android game. This time around it’s the free game called Bink. It’s a simple short-term memory game involving blocks of different colors. But mind you, the gameplay maybe simple but then after finishing the first level fast, the succeedings levels were no that simple anymore. Or maybe, the effect of the colored blocks have started to affect my vision.
Basically, the Android app brings in all the goodness of the Microsoft Bing homepage. It features the Bing image of the day including clickable hotspots waiting for you to explore and the related trivia waiting for you to discover. The Bing Mobile Android app lets you browse through featured images from the past 7 days.
Well, what do you know? After playing the nice Android game called Sinister Planet, I stumbled another fun game that goes by the name Drop Block. Since there’s the word “block” in the game’s name you might think that this is just your usual puzzle block game. Well, actually it is not just your ordinary puzzle block game. Drop Block adds a new twist and made the game addictive.
I’m currently training for a 5K Marathon next week so I was glad to have found this Android app called Proton which is currently available as a lite and paid ($1.99) versions from the Android Market. Proton is a speedometer app that uses your Android phone’s GPS to connect to satellites circling worldwide and provide you with speeds in various measurements, including mph to knots.
Google has just released the new version of its Google Earth 1.1 Android app. In case you have not used this app yet on your iPhone, it brings the same features as the Google Earth desktop app to your Android phone. Whereas before, the app only lets you view land mass and topography, now with the new version, Google Earth also lets you explore the vast ocean and what’s underneath.
That was certainly fast for TweetDeck to release a new build of its wonderful Android app. It’s barely a week since the first TweetDeck beta build was released and despite the many accolades that the app received, including our own nice review, the app’s developers would not just rest on their laurels. And so, a new beta build was released just now. You can grab the TweetDeck Android Beta .apk from here.
Time has really change especially when it comes to organizing whatever collections we have. What used to be a daunting task of creating a database to catalog our collections of so many things is now easier done with the help of our Android phones and the many apps that help us easily do this task of collection management. One such app is aptly called Shelves.
Another day, another new social networking app for Android has just been made available. If FourSquare lets you check-in to places you”ve visited, the new GetGlue Android offers the same experience but this time for checking-in to your favorite shows, music, movies, and books. This Android app also lets you check out what your friends are enjoying in real-time. To make your GetGlue check-in experience even more enticing, every check-ins earn you points and stickers from GetGlue and its major sponsors.
Using your Android phone, PingChat lets you send unlimited texts, photos, and voice notes to your friends which they can receive either on their iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or BlackBerry phones. Likewise, it also lets you receive messages instantly from your friends. And to make sure that you won’t miss an important IM, the app will send push notifications to your Android phone.
Finally, after several hours of waiting, TweetDeck fans were given access to the much awaited TweetDeck app for Android. The app which is currently in beta is not yet available from the Android Market. You’ll have to follow some procedures to get it working on your Android phone. Instructions are posted at the end of this review. I’ve got it running on my Nexus One right now and has set up my Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz and Foursquare account. One thing I could say, like what I’ve posted awhile ago in all of those accounts is that – TweetDeck for Android rocks!
Here’s something even better than Google Voice Actions announced by Google yesterday – Chrome to Phone. It’s so interesting since it interplays between two Google products – Google Chrome browser and Android OS on smartphones. To put it simply, this Android app lets you receive links you from your computer using the Chrome to Phone extension.