If you’re a child of the 1980’s like me, you may be best equipped to enjoy the unique sense of irony that comes from the rise of popular multi-directional tilt control Android games over recent years. I remember all too well, my father joining with us kids in a round or two on any of the original game consoles we grew up with, and we – the future tech geeks of the world, laughing wildly as he twisted, tilted and quickly lifted the controller with every move little Mario or any of his friends made. “Dad, use the buttons!” we’d shout. This never helped matters very much, eventually the plug would be ripped from its socket or the console itself would be tugged unintentionally, though quite violently to the ground. Who knew that these kind of parents weren’t exactly as misguided as we thought; they were just ahead of their time.
Case in point: GAMEVIL Inc.’s Air Penguins. This game puts the concept of tilt control to perfect use and gives its users smooth colorful graphics through 125 stages of Story Mode and offers a Survival Mode seemly build for good old Dad as he would surely reign victorious over me on instinct alone.
With some well-timed tilts of an Android device, you’ll help Air Penguin jump, fly, dodge, bounce and glide his way to saving his family from Antarctica’s melting ice caps. Along the way you meet some helpful turtles, angry sharks, whales with powerful blow-holes, jumping fish and other cute sea creatures in high-resolution graphics.
You can download Air Penguins now in the Android Market for free, a price that you know good old Dad would appreciate. One glance at the user reviews will spell things out clearly: this is a fun, nice-looking and addictive game about 25 years in the making.
Hit the break to snag a link or QR code for this game in the Android Market.
Gameloft is running a great promotion that offers a Free Android HD game during a mysteriously as yet unpublished two-hour period each day this weekend. Gamers are urged to visit thier UK Facebook voting app to have a voice on which games will be offered for free. After the winning games are chosen, sometime between 12PM-6PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the games will be officially announced via Gameloft’s Facebook/Twitter pages and discounted to the delightful price of zero.
Please note: This offer is for UK residents only and may result in prolonged ignoring of family and friends all weekend. Hit the break for all the links you’ll need to stay updated.
Video Calling has now been added to another 13 devices for those who have been waiting patiently for Skype’s popular added functionality. However, with that, a small price in the form of more ads accompanies it. If you happen to have any Skype credits laying around, this should assist in avoiding the ads, however, it’s more than likely most of you don’t. Check out the list of devices below to ensure yours is supported. And if you currently don’t have Skype downloaded onto your device and want it, you can snatch it up here on our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR code available. In addition, you can grab the free app from the Android Market for added convenience. Don’t forget to let us know what you think of the application and its new functionality in the comments below. Happy Skyping everyone.
Newly Supported Devices:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (T-Mobile)
- HTC Shooter (KDDI)
- Sony Ericsson Xperia Live with Walkman
- Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
- Acer Iconia Tablet (A500)
- LG Optimus Black (landscape only)
- LG Optimus 3D (landscape only)
- LG Optimus 2x (landscape only)
- Motorola Photon
- Motorola Droid 3 (landscape only)
- Motorola Bionic (landscape only)
- Motorola Xoom
- Motorola Atrix
If you’ve been waiting for an opportune time for Beautiful Widgets to spruce up your Android homescreen, now would be it. Third-party Android app provider GetJar has beginning offering the venerable widget suite for free under their Gold list of apps. Beautiful Widgets, for those of you unfamiliar, is a spectacularly customizable set of widgets available on the Android Market for $2.75. For those afraid of not supporting the developer through the free download, GetJar has let us know that the developer actually gets paid per download, so it’s a win-win all around; we certainly won’t begrudge someone who wants to get something for free. Those of you looking to grab Beautiful Widgets for free can do so from GetJar’s website.
Sometimes you just want a simple video editor that allows you to do what you need to do both on your device and while on the go. If that’s you, then you might want to check out VidTrim for Android. The free application allows you to edit your videos with simplicity and ease all from the comfort of your wireless device. The application is ad supported but has all of the same functionality minus a couple of features than the paid version, which will run you $2.82 on the Android Market. So, if you’re ok with a few ads, then you’ve got yourself a little bargain here. Hit the break for the full list of features and to check out another screen shot. And as always, feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below. If you’re ready for the download you can snatch it up here on our popular apps database where you’ll also find a QR code or you can grab it on the Android Market.
As there is no shortage of weather applications in the Android Market today, there are few who offer the service in style, accompanying rich and stylish graphics with its application and widgets. The app offers you weather in the form of hourly and daily updates ranging all the way up to a 10 day forecast as it pulls its data from trusted sources like Intellicast and Foreca. With 130,000 locations around the world available at your fingertips, you’ll be in the know how for weather conditions no matter where you are and where you go. In addition, the app supports a plethora of widget sizes for your home screen’s real estate convenience as well as alerts and warnings for your local area. The app touts to offer one of the most accurate forecasts around as it works in conjunction with your device’s GPS to pin point your precise location. Furthermore, the app offers some extra added features like a world clock, barometer which trends daily air pressure, sunrise and sunset times for most major cities, moon phases as well as set and rise times, multiple location monitoring support and the ability to notify you of temp, moon phase and other conditions directly in your Android device’s notification bar. And lastly, here’s one thing you don’t see often in a weather application:
As a final touch, the Elocont Weather app even includes earthquake information. No, it can’t predict earthquakes (yet), but it does list all the recent seismic activity in a given area (that you can adjust). Call up a detailed list of recent quakes–including size on the Richter scale, location, and exact time–and, with one touch, see them plotted on a map.
Ready for the download? If you don’t currently have the Amazon App Store side loaded onto your device you can grab it by going here and entering either your phone number or email address in the upper right hand corner where you’ll be able to obtain a download link. Be sure to check off “unknown sources” in your system’s settings. The application would normally run you $3.00 so take advantage of today’s free offer while it lasts. Hit the break to check out some more screen shots and to hit up the
quick whopping almost 9 min video of the app in action.
What? A free phone!? That’s right, folks. We’ve partnered up with Samsung to give one of our lucky readers a free Verizon Droid charge! The rules are pretty simple:
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to develop for the Android operating system, and we know there are tons of you out there, it’s not going to get any easier than this. If you’re a visual learner like myself, always preferring diagrams, posters and videos, you might want to check this out. A series of videos have been put together by TheNewBoston and the folks over at mybringback totaling up to about 200 episodes of non stop code action. Alright, well I wouldn’t quite make it sound that exciting because lets face it, programming is not exciting. It’s what comes to fruition that’s exciting. Think you have the next Angry Birds in you? A systematic play list has been arranged by ChangingTheUnknown for your convenience and offers easy access and learning. It doesn’t get any easier than this folks. Being in the form of YouTube videos, you can watch these anywhere, anytime, and most likely on any device. Convenience is the key, I always say.
It’s difficult these days to find good quality content like this for free. So, we tip our hats to these cats for putting this together and encourage you to take advantage of the free education. There are countless videos showing you more code than you’ll know what to do with. So, if you’re ready to get your learning on and maybe even eventually make some cash with a hit application, you can head on over to the video series to get started. We can’t see this type of tutorial appealing much to the experienced developer, but if you’re a newbie who wants to start dabbling in code for Android, this should be right down your alley. And as always, feel free to let us know what you think in the comments below. Hit the break to check out a few video samples from the tutorial.
There are a number of travel apps out there where you can record and share your plans, and they are unique in their own way. This is a good thing, as it gives each of us a chance to find that application that is the best fit for us, and don’t we all love a little variety? Well, today we are looking at Trip Journal from developer iQuest Technologies SRL.
Trip Journal allows you to record all your travels as you are on the go. Giving you the ability to share your experiences with everyone you choose in real-time. As with many application these day, Trip Journal can be integrated into your social life, tracking your events by recording photos, videos, notes. Making use of Google Earth, Picasa, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr. There’s also a compass to keep track of where you’re headed, and much more.
This travel app stands out from others in that it has a very eye catching user interface. Making it an application your want to use. So if you are a globe trotter looking for a way to keep your travels logged, and love to share what you experience with family and friends, you may want to check this app out. Trip Journal is only $0.99 normally ($1.41 in the Android Market), but being free all day today is definitely an incentive to purchase. Hit the break for the application link, QR code and a Trip Journal video presentation.
Last month RadioShack penned a deal with Verizon to start selling Big Red’s phones on September 15th 2011. They also announced that they will no longer carry T-Mobile devices after September 14th. Now, with September coming around the corner, RadioShack needs their T-Mobile stock gone ASAP. They have decided to deal with that issue in a spectacular way. Starting August 12th every single phone is absolutely free, with a two year commitment. Don’t bother rushing to the RadioShack website, however. This deal is only good in stores. No word on when the sale might end, though considering the circumstances, it is probably safe to assume the special will last until stock is depleted.