Android Apps of the Week! – August 28, 2011
Welcome to another edition of DroidLessons.com’s “Android Apps of the Week!”. The plan is to compile a list of my favorite apps and share them with you on the Sunday of every week. It will give you plenty of time to try out the apps and then also something to look forward to on a weekly basis. It’s always fun to learn about the latest and greatest apps out there. The Android market has over 200,000 apps and therefore it’s not always easy finding quality apps via the Android Market. My hope is to save you some time by sharing and informing you of the quality apps that I have found over the many months of using and teaching on the Android platform.
So, without further ado, I present to you this week’s edition of “Android Apps of the Week!”.
By: Four Pixels
“Dragon, Fly!” is a great little game that will leave you wishing you had more time to kill! In this fast paced one-touch arcade game, you are a newly hatched baby dragon that is still too young to fly. But that’s not about to stop you from embarking on your very first adventure. The realms are full of rolling hills. Slide along them and time your touches with precision to build momentum and take off into the sky. Be quick though! Dragon mum is anxious about your whereabouts and has headed out to end your journey and bring you back to the nest. This is a simple but highly addictive game.
Just go to your “Market” icon on your phone and click the search button and type in “Dragon Fly”. Install the app and start having some fun! I’ve also included a link to the Android Market Webstore here for those of you that want to install it via the web. [Market Link]
By: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Well look who decided to make an Android App! Our government has Android developers? Apparently so! With Hurricane Irene working her way up the East Coast this seems like a great time to have a FEMA app made available to the public. The FEMA App contains preparedness information for different types of disasters (including Hurricanes), an interactive checklist for emergency kits, a section to plan emergency meeting locations, information on how to stay safe and recover after a disaster, a map with FEMA Disaster Recovery Center locations and Shelters, general ways the public can get involved before and after a disaster, and the FEMA blog. I’d recommend everyone get this app installed on their devices because you just never know when a Natural Disaster may occur. Having this information on your mobile device could prove to be a life saver! [Market Link]
Galactic Core Live Wallpaper
By: Kittehface Software
Galactic Core Live Wallpaper is one of the coolest Live Wallpapers available on the Android Market. This app allows you to set the beautiful image of the center of a galaxy as your live wallpaper. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as the image of galaxy spinning in the background of your Android smartphone. You’ve got to give this one a try! It will definitely impress your friends. In order to activate the wallpaper after installation, you have to go to: Home Screen->Click Menu Button->Wallpapers->Live Wallpapers and then select “Galactic Core Live Wallpaper”. [Market Link]
By: The Hottest App in Shopping
Love shopping? Shopkick gives you awesome deals and rewards simply for walking into your favorite stores. You can collect your kicks™ rewards at millions of stores in America, and great deals at many of the top national retailers. Crazy, but true. Just simply walk into Best Buy stores, and hundreds of Target stores, Macy’s, American Eagle, Sports Authority, Crate&Barrel, West Elm, Wet Seal and the largest Simon malls! Open the Shopkick app on your Android phone in the entrance area, and wait for a few seconds. That’s it! Your Shopkick app will reward you instantly. It’s fun. Shopkick is adding more stores in more cities every month. In addition, you can get exclusive deals and collect rewards by scanning barcodes of featured products with your phone.
What do you do with all the reward points you collect? Get cool rewards like iTunes gift cards, restaurant vouchers, Best Buy/Target/Macy’s/American Eagle/Sports Authority instant gift cards, Facebook Credits, movie tickets, and more! Check it out and start collecting rewards for shopping. [Market Link]
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