Android Apps of the Week! –September 2, 2012
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 (now known as Google Play) has over 600,000 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!”.
Granny Smith? I know what you are thinking… What the heck kind of game is this!? Trust me, you are going to love it! Granny Smith is a fast-paced racing platformer filled with spectacular crashes and amazing stunts. Jump, glide, swing and smash your way through 36 hand-crafted levels in three distinct settings. Just be sure to land on your feet! Check out the trailer for this game below to get a quick preview:
Want to check it out for yourself? Just go to the “Play Store” icon on your phone and click the search button and type in “Granny Smith”. 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]
Songza is a great app for all of you music lovers out there. It’s very similar to Pandora, except that it plays music depending on your activity. The idea behind is is that you wouldn’t want your workout music to be the same as your relaxation music. So instead, you tell it what you are in the mood for and it plays music based on your preference for those activities. Check it out and let us know what you think! [Market Link]
Earth Live Wallpaper
Earth Live Wallpaper is one of the most beautiful Live Wallpapers available on the Android Market. This app allows you to set the background of your device as a live wallpaper of various planets! The default, and my favorite, is the image of Earth rotating. But you also have the option of setting it to any other planet in our solar system (along with some fictional ones from the Star Wars universe). How awesome is that?!
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 “Earth Live Wallpaper”. [Market Link]
Einstein Brain Trainer
By: BBG Entertainment
If you want to stay young at heart, and sharp mentally, take a few minutes a day and train your brain with Einstein Brain Trainer! The “Einstein Brain Trainer” will help you to keep your brain active or – if needed will get it moving again! Perform the “Daily Test“ and measure your “Brain Fitness”, climb to ever higher scales and eventually become a “Royal Brain”. This free version lets you try out each feature only once… so if you like it, you’ll have to purchase the HD version of the app which is available for $2.99. [Market Link]
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