Android Apps of the Week! – December 18, 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: MassHabit Games
Help Squibble swing, bounce, and slingshot his way home in an epic, fast-paced and fun 2D platformer that’s easy to learn but hard to master. Squibble is a unique game that has great graphics and provides hours of fun. Check out the video below for a quick preview of what you can expect from this game:
Want to check it out for yourself? Just go to the “Market” icon on your phone and click the search button and type in “Squibble”. 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]
Talking Santa Free
By: Outfit 7
Time to get in the Holiday spirit! Talking Santa is packed with countless hours of holiday fun for the entire family! Speak into your microphone and listen to Santa repeat your special holiday message aloud. This app is from the same developers that brought you the popular “Talking Tom Cat” app. Swipe, poke, or tickle Talking Santa to your hearts content or tap on his famous red Christmas sack to reveal if Talking Santa’s got you on his naughty or nice list! Be nice to Santa by offering up some milk & cookies, or be naughty by slapping Santa or sending a giant snowball his way! [Market Link]
Google Currents is a great new app from Google that delivers beautiful magazine-like editions to your smartphone or tablet. All the editions are free and Google does a great job of improving the reading experience on Android devices. Publishers such as Forbes, Techcrunch, Saveur, Popular Science, Good, 500px, Fast Company and more have produced hundreds of editions including in-depth articles, videos, fine photography, slideshows, live-maps, and social streams. I consider this one a must-have app for anyone with an Android Tablet.
Give it a try and see how great it looks on your Droid! [Market Link]
NORAD Tracks Santa
By: Visionbox, Inc.
This is a fun and must-have app for parents on Christmas! The NORAD Tracks Santa App is the official mobile app of the NORAD Tracks Santa program. Watch the days countdown to Santa’s flight, follow Santa’s progress on December 24, play “Elf Toss” to help Santa’s elves deliver presents, and learn about NORAD and its mission. Your kids will love this fun little app!
NOTE: The countdown in the app is NOT a countdown to December 25. It is a countdown to when the app begins tracking Santa’s flight. [Market Link]
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