Category: Apps


During my absence from the blog, the Android Market reached 10 billion downloads. 10 billion downloads!! Within a 6 month period alone, the Market had 4 billion downloads. This feat is a testament to the engine that could with the Android platform. I bet if I counted how many apps I have downloaded from the Market since I’ve joined the Android platform, some people’s mouth would drop open. Developers used to first create an app for iOS (iPhone) then move on to Android. However my friend, those times are changing rather quickly. Now, I am not talking about profitability here. That’s a whole another subject for another day. Check the numbers Google was nice enough to display for us here and broke it down a bit for y’all. Enjoy!

 

 

Source [AndroidGuys]

iPhone vs Android War Visualized! [Video]

I came across this funny commercial on YouTube for Swiss website swissinfo.ch , a branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation, and thought I would share it with you guys! I guess they are trying to sell apps for both platforms and pushing the message of peace between them. Here’s their own explanation and video below:

swissinfo.ch released new apps for both Android and iPhone today, along with a short clip stating our neutrality on the subject… and a message of hope for world peace and more understanding among fans. Enjoy.

Source [Youtube]

Image representing Zynga as depicted in CrunchBase

Image via CrunchBase

If you haven’t heard of Zynga games then you are probably one of those people that’s too cool for Facebook. Zynga has released the most popular games on the biggest social network on the planet. From Farmville to Cityville, you have surely either played one of those games or seen your friends activities from them pop up on your news feed.

Now Zynga is going mobile with this same type of addictive games that have given them success before. With the advent of Words with Friends and Hanging with Friends on the android market, Zynga is putting their footprint in mobile gaming with this same social network integration you would expect from them. You can connect your Zynga accounts from each game to your Twitter or Facebook accounts. I’ve been playing Words with Friends for a Continue reading

I haven’t been following Soccer much this season– or Football if you’re not in the US, so I haven’t been messing with those apps on my phone lately. I do have the UEFA.com app now but rarely use it tho.

Please let me know what soccer apps you use and I will take your answers and create a poll from them!! Use your fb or twitter credentials to comment quickly and easily. Or your email will work too

Other POLLS

What’s your favorite android sports widget?

https://benwizzi.wordpress.com/2011/09/18/whats-your-favorite-android-sports-widget-apppoll/

It seems like the GO Devs keep saying “I thought I told you that we won’t stop eh eh,eh eh” with their updates on their GO Launcher app. They are coming out with tweaks and new features practically on a weekly basis, which is a big reason I had to leave my old fav LauncherPro. There are the updates to 2.56 and quick screencast of the scroll effects of the app drawer.

  1. (New) Add the landscape mode (Operation settings)
  2.  (New) Supports to slide screens while dragging the icon
  3.  (New) Add 8 scroll effects of app drawer
  4.  (Fix) Fix the default icons issue on dock bar

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What’s Your Favorite Android Sports Widget App?[POLL]

I can say that I’ve played with many sports widgets since I first came to Android but 3 of them stick in my mind; SportsTap, ESPN ScoreCenter and ScoreMobile for Android. Lately, I’ve been using ScoreMobile and think I will stick with it unless a better sports widget comes out. How about yall? You can add your own apps if not listed. You are free to comment below to explain your choice using your Facebook or Twitter credentials.

Golf Lesson + V1 Golf App [iPhone-Android App]

The other day, I had my first golf lesson that actually got rained out and cut 10 minutes short. It went pretty well. I am actually further along to getting my swing straight than I originally thought. I am not sure if my coach was hyping my head up or not but regardless I learned so much in that short 50 minute lesson. But I definitely found a cool app that he used to shoot a video of my swing. Of course, he had to pick one of my worst swings of Continue reading

This is an interesting study brought to you by Nielsen. According to the study, it seems like the top 6 used Android apps are the same for men & women. However, Google Maps & Google Search drop to 4th & 5th in the women from 2nd & 4th, respectively. While on the other hand, Facebook jumps from 5th in the men’s’ to 2nd in the women’s which doesn’t surprise me honestly.

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TouchPal Keyboard, a Swype Killer? [Android App Review]

There are so many touch keyboards out there that I can’t remember half of the ones I’ve tried. The one that I always came back to was Swype but that could change with CooTek’s TouchPal Keyboard. TouchPal Keyboard uses Curve Technology which is similar to Swype’s but that’s where the similarities end for the most part. I have been beta testing this keyboard for about a month now and it’s definitely worth a look at! And before I even get into the review, you can grab the Continue reading

The new NFL logo went into use at the 2008 draft.

Image via Wikipedia

We cried OH NO!! LOCKOUT!!…But we lucked out and the NFL has arrived on time baby. And that means all of us Fantasy owners have their sunday hobby back in effects!! I am in 4 leagues: 2 on ESPN.com, 1 on NFL.com and 1 on Yahoo.com. It’s not easy to keep up with them all but thank god they all have Android apps to make it easier on me. Make sure to get yours!! All of them are similar to their 2010 offerings except for Yahoo’s. They just made a sweet update to make their app more user-friendly and they accomplished that. And also, ESPN’s app is free this year instead of that $5.99(I think) they were charging last year. Go get your apps below so I don’t kick your butt too hard in my leagues!!

Yahoo! Fantasy Football ’11

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