Android Apps of the Week! – Oct. 9, 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!”.
Greedy Spiders is a fun and addicting game where you get to save bugs from some nasty spiders. The Spiders have come to town and they are planning on dining on their friendly neighbors. Use your intelligence in this exciting puzzle game and prevent the Spiders from pulling off their plan. This game makes you think a little more than Angry Birds and is just as enjoyable. Check out the gameplay video below.
Just go to your “Market” icon on your phone and click the search button and type in “Greedy Spiders”. 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: Google Inc.
Looking for a way to add some more security to your Gmail account? Look no further than the Google Authenticator app! This app will enable 2-step verification on your email account to protect your account from hijacking. With 2-step verification, you can choose to add an additional layer of security for your Google Account by signing in with both a code generated by this application in addition to your password.
* Automatic setup via QR code
* Support for multiple accounts
* Support for multiple languages
To use this app, you need to first enable 2-step verification on your Google Account by visiting your Account Settings page. Check out the video tutorial below for more info on this GREAT app and how to use it on your account!
Halloween Live Wallpaper
By: Skin Yourself
Well, it’s that scary time of year again… HALLOWEEN! Halloween Live Wallpaper is a great way to get into the holiday season and show everyone you are preparing to have a great time with Halloween this year. Lots of bats flying, a starry evening sky and pumpkins. You can also customize lots of the features as well. Give it a try and see how great it looks on your smartphone! In order to activate the wallpaper after installation, you have to go to: Home Screen->Click Menu Button->Wallpapers->Live Wallpapers and then select “Halloween Live Wallpaper”. [Market Link]
Life360 is a unique app that turns your phone into the ultimate safety device and gives you the following great features:
*See where family members are at any time with our GPS, Wifi and Cell Triangulation location technology
*View a location history breadcrumb trail for everyone on your account
*Check In with one touch to let everyone know you are OK
*Get help in an emergency with our Panic alarm. We’ll send a phone call, email and text message with your GPS coordinates to everyone on your contact list.
*See safety points in your neighborhood, such as hospitals, fire departments, and police stations
*View Sex Offenders in your neighborhood (you can turn this feature off if you don’t want your kids to view this info)
*Receive Monthly Safety Reports that let you know about new threats and resources in your area
*Communicate in emergencies with our Emergency Messenger technology. Our panic button can bypass downed phone lines giving you a lifeline to family members even if most infrastructure is down.
*Upload your family’s vital disaster information so you can be ready in a medical or missing person emergency
*Use Life360 on your Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod devices
This is one of those apps that can come in really handy for you and your family in cases of emergencies. Give it a try and see if it is something that you think will help you and your family! [Market Link]
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