Best Android Apps from July 2015
Tindog, for iOS and Android, is the first social app that aims to connect dog lovers with other dog owners nearby that share the same interests. Tindog users can create a profile for their dog, search to find new friends (furry or human) and share photos to connect with other dog lovers in the vicinity. Similar to Tinder, users can browse through recommended profiles and swipe left for “No” and right for “Yes.” If both users swipe right, then it’s a match, and they can organize a place to meet up. Tindog is a great way to make sure your dog will never have to walk in the park alone again.
Doodle claims to be the “world’s favorite scheduling tool.” With the Doodle app you can organize meetings, create surveys, plan reunions, and much more. You invite participants via a URL, and then they can choose the dates and times that work best for them. It’s a great way for everyone to decide the best time for events and meetings.
Intel Remote Keyboard:
Even though Intel’s specialty is very much at the hardware end of technology, we’re still intrigued by the tech giant’s forays into software. That’s why we’re excited about the Intel Remote Keyboard, which turns your Android device into a remote control for your PC keyboard and mouse.
It’s designed for Intel’s Mini PCs, but works just as well with any PC that’s on the same Wi-Fi network as your Android device. This is one of the most intuitive PC remotes around. Its mouse controls in particular are second to none.
Hooks is a new app for Android that promises to “send you alerts for everything you care for.” Users can create custom alerts for Sports, Music, Video, Weather, and more. Users can even get notified of new concerts, festivals, and albums from their favorite band. The app also features more than 100 channels, and new channels are added every week.
Apple’s period of exclusive for HBO Now is over, and as promised it’s now available for Android. The service, which gives you full access to HBO’s breadth of content for $15 per month without the need of a cable subscription, is now available on Amazon’s Appstore for Kindle Fire tablets, Google Play, and will for Fire TV devices.
The popular replacement keyboard app, Swiftkey, rolled out a new update this week, which includes a new default theme called Carbon, which replaces Nickel as the default theme for Android users. Swiftkey also supports 22 Indian languages. The new additions include Bodo, Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Manipuri, Sanskrit, Santali, and Sindhi.
Stagelight is the easiest and best way to create, share and play with music on Android tablets. Stagelight is packed full of music creation tools, step-by-step lessons, and an in-app store to suit every musical genre. There aren’t a lot of great Android tablet apps, but if you are a music lover this is one to check out.
We’re still a bit of ways away from a full-fledged Swappa app, but the phone trading marketplace company has released a new price chart that’ll give you a good idea of how much a phone is worth. You can use the app to see the phone’s average selling price at the current moment in time, as well as a nice history of price changes since its launch.
You’ve likely heard of NOVA 3. It’s developed by Gameloft and puts you in the role of Kal Wardin who must fight hordes of aliens for the survival of the human race. It’s a gripping story filled with the stunning graphics. Why have we included this game if it isn’t a new one? Simple, Gameloft decided to make it available in the Play Store for free and without any in-app purchases. Now you can take part in exciting shootouts against aliens without spending a dime (though banner ads are a bit of a nuisance sometimes).
FlashChat is a new app, which is great for university or college students as well for at work, that allow you to chat freely with anyone who is using the same Wi-Fi network within a 1 km radius. The messages are instant, however they’ll disappear from the server once you leave the Wi-Fi network. They stay private from users outside of the Wi-Fi network, plus you can choose your own username to stay anonymous if you want.