Android Apps Alert

Google had recently announced the number of Android related applications that has been downloaded from the android market. The number is a whooping 3 billion applications. This shows just how many Android users there is in the world and how the application makers are corresponding to their demands of innovative and creative application for their Android phone. The number would definitely move up to a higher level however with the increase of Android users and their seemingly never-ending demand on new applications.

There are sites like Androinica.com that reviews new and updated applications each week in the Android Market. The theme for the review is different every week because there is simply too many applications to review in the Android Market. There are some really great application that is being reviewed this week about mobile banking and file syncing along with printing from your phone. These extended features of your Android phone are some really great application to take closer look at.

A new game app in android called Geocaching is going to rock your world. In this game you can leave hidden treasures in places you want and let other people with the same application installed to try to find it. You are required to leave clues and GPS coordinates to help people finding your hidden treasure. The game’s popularity is increasing rapidly among many people who like adventure. You can get a group of friends or club together and play this game inside the city or even in the wilderness. The environment difficulty level is entirely up to you as you can set your own stage and clue difficulty levels. This game is brought to your Android phone by Garmin OpenCaching. The company designed the game to display a map with some points as clues as to where the cache is hidden. You can tap a map point to open another page that will inform you of the clues needed to discover the hidden treasure. It is a really great application for those of you who like outdoor activity and adventure.

Another new application for your Android phone as an alternative for Google’s CloudPrint, Hewlett Packard had joined the competition with its new HP ePrint service. By using this service you can take pictures or select some from a gallery or any other image data container you Android phone or other data source can come up with and remotely print them on your house or office printer or even to any other public printer nearby. With this service, you can go to just about anyone who would be willing to let you print on their printer and print away.

While the Bank of America is the only bank that offers an official application for the Android back in 2008, the rapid growth of Android phone for the last couple of years had made many other banks to have official application service to your Android. The BB&T had also join the game now with their new official application service for Android that offers you with services like balance viewer, bills payment, between accounts money transfer, and a very handy feature to locate the nearest BB&T ATMs or banks.

With all the new applications on the Android Market, SugarSync updated their application product this week with new AutoSync feature that will allow constant auto tune service for your mobile phone and cloud locker. The SugarSync itself is an application that allows you to upload files to the cloud and allowing access to them for other people via a wireless device. With this application, you can set your app to upload new photos taken or any file that is saved to your SugarSync acc automatically.


How to Look for the Best Android Apps and Games

After purchasing a new Android device, whether it is a tablet or a smartphone, we then turn to the marketplace in search of the best Android games and apps. There are numerous on-line directories available that have very comprehensive lists, some better than others. Generally these lists are divided into sections, for instance, the most popular, the hottest, the top rated, plus there are also lots of reviews to browse through for the best Android games and the best Android apps.

For those who are after Android applications, there are screenshots and quite often short videos illustrating how these apps or games work. These can be found in the arcade and action section and if you are looking for the best Android apps, these can be used for productivity, communication or entertainment purposes. Many other categories are available, from where you can choose applications or games that fulfill your needs.

Of course there are large numbers of new games and apps coming out into the marketplace every day. Some of these are free and for some, there is a small charge. The best Android games or apps can be either, if a game or app is free it does not imply any lesser quality, in many instances the opposite can be true. Most of the free apps have ads displayed and are they are usually unobtrusive, but sometimes, ads can be really annoying by blocking important content from the game or because they are placed in a position where you can touch accidentally.

Almost every Android application list website lets you subscribe to the RSS feed to get the latest updates so you’ll be the first who knows when a new app is available. Each application has a detailed description, from ratings and comments to required system permissions, screenshots or a direct QR bar code or market link for direct downloading from your phone.

As well as finding internet reviews for the best games and apps, quite often we will find out about a game or an app from a friend or colleague. Personal recommendations or reviews are always highly influential. Different groups and ages of people will be interested in different things, but there are enough of the best games and apps out there, to meet everyone’s needs.

If one particular app or game does not suit or does not perform as expected, it’s a simple process, just like programs on a laptop, to delete the game or app from one’s device. Android OS is designed in such ways that require minimal resources on the device, so it is possible to have numerous games and apps running on the one device.


The Top 5 Android Apps

Everyone is always after the 5 Top Android Apps. There are vexed birds, hi-tech video players and even an air guitar app to make you think that people think that you’re cool. Well, you’re not! Instead of wasting time trying to learn stairway to heaven on a smartphone or downloading a video game that puts you in the driver’s seat of a zombie hunter, why don’t you fill some of that valuable memory space on some Android apps that will actually do some good!

Here are the Top 5 Android Apps to make everyone’s life a little easier to deal with.

1. Pandora Internet Radio: Yes, I’m going with this one first-don’t be shocked. Limited commercials, fully-customizable channels by artist and genre, and never ending rocking tunes! This simple app can save you frayed nerves in long car rides and long dentist office waits. Not to mention that you can hook your phone up to humongous speakers and rock out around the house as well!

2. Fooducate: Ths app has over 250,000 stored UPCs in its database. Here’s how it works: You walk through a grocery store trying to find something healthy to feed the family. The nutritional panel on the back is full of ancient, Sumerian writing and is more confusing than a codex from the Davinci Code. What do you do? You scan the UPC and Fooducate tells you precise, easy to understand nutritional information.

3. Shazam: You can be the cool guy or girl who can always tell you what song your hearing but can never quite remember the name of. Shazam will recognize the song and even give you an opportunity to purchase the song through Amazon MP3. Hey, and tag the song where you heard for nostalgia!

4. Yahoo! Mail: Again, keeping it simple. Do you have multiple email accounts or just one important one? Having Yahoo! mail at your fingertips is more convenient than you know. Get all of your important messages from friends, family and customers right away! This is a huge plus for freelancers of all types!

5. Google Maps: Never get lost again. Use Google Maps to get you out of any bad neighborhood or to help you find some local Italian food. This is a staple of all smartphones. It’s why we have them in the first place; necessary knowledge and reference within immediate reach.

As you can see, there’s no reason to get out of the ordinary with your Android app selections. Of course, we’ll all have our preferences but having these basic apps will make your life a lot easier.