Android Apps of the Week for Feb. 20, 2011

Android Apps of the Week for Feb. 20, 2011

Android Apps of the Week! – February 20, 2011

Welcome to another edition of’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 100,000 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: DroidHen
Cost: FREE

Jewels is a simple yet very addictive puzzle game. The main goal of the game is to match 3 of the same colored jewels by sliding the jewels with a swipe of the finger. You can only slide a jewel left-to-right or up-and-down in order to match the jewel pieces. The game gets increasingly difficult as you progress through the levels.

Just go to your “Market” icon on your phone and click the search button and type in “Jewels”. 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]


Thunderstorm Live Wallpaper

By: KittehFace Software
Cost: FREE

Thunderstorm Live Wallpaper is one of my favorite Android wallpapers. It displays a beautiful scene of a lightning storm right on your Android home screen. This is one of the best ways to show off your Android device to your friends. Check it out and let me know what you think! In order to activate the wallpaper after installation, you have to go to: Home Screen->Click Menu Button->Wallpapers->Live Wallpapers and then select “Thunderstorm Live Wallpaper”. [Market Link]


Voice Recorder

By: Mamoru Tokashiki
Cost: FREE

This app is a very useful Voice Recorder for your Android device. It comes in handy when you need to record things such as: Reminders, To-Do-Lists, Meetings, Interviews, etc. The app also features the ability to send your recorded messages to your Gmail account. So not only do have access to it via your Android device but you can also listen and save the messages from your email account. You can also search for your voice recorded messages via Title or Date. As an added bonus, you can also set the recorded messages as a Ringtone! [Market Link]


Google Earth

By: Google Inc.
Cost: FREE

Google Earth allows you to explore the world from the palm of your hands. You can fly around the planet with the swipe of a finger! Use the pinch-to-zoom feature to zoom into areas that interest you. Check out your old house or zoom into the city where you want to visit. Search by either voice or text for cities, places, and businesses. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more.

I’m sure you’ll enjoy this app just as much as I do! Start searching the planet now! [Market Link]


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John A

I'm a huge Android fan and also the founder of the DroidLessons website. I started obsessing about the Android platform as soon as I got my HTC EVO phone in mid-2010. Ever since then, I have been obsessed with learning all that I can about the Android OS and sharing that knowledge with my friends and family.
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