Google Reveal The Top 50 Android Applications (46 Public)

Here’s a rundown of the top 46 Android developer challenge winners who made the final 50. If you’re wondering 4 of the entries opted out of the public list, but im sure we’ll find out about them shortly. We’ve taken the liberty of matching up the domains/websites to go along with this list, if we’ve missed yours feel free to drop us a note in the comments.

Alternatively if you’re looking for a home to publish updates and releases for your Android apps why not drop us a line!

AndroidScan – Jeffrey Sharkey

Scan is an Android application that finds pricing and metadata for anything with a barcode.

Beetaun – Sergey Gritsyuk and Dmitri Shipilov

Beetaun is a social network around geographical content created by people and for people (from your neighborhood, from your city, from your country, from all over the world).

BioWallet – Jose Luis Huertas Fernandez

A biometric authentication system for Android. This application features iris recognition and can act as a password safe and provide single sign-on for other Android apps.

BreadCrumbz – Amos Yoffe

BreadCrumbz’ unique approach to navigation enables a new kind of user-created geo-content. Our aim is to develop a platform and a community where people create, store and share geo-content that is meaningful to them with their friends (“find my house”, “where I left my car at the airport”) or with the world (“best mountainbiking route in the area”, “find my cool shop”, “to your hospital’s department of suregery”, etc.).

CallACab – Konrad Huebner and Henning Boeger

City Slikkers – PoroCity Media and Virtual Logic Systems

Commandro – Alex Pisarev, Andrey Tapekha

Commandro shows where are your friends REALLY are and what are they’re doing at the moment. We use GPS location information in order to make sure that you and your friends have actually reached the planned destinations, and, hence, will display 100% true real-life event and location information with regards to your and your friends.

Cooking Capsules – Mary Ann Cotter and Muthuselvam Ramadoss

Cooking Capsules is the first smart phone utility of it’s kind. Cooking Capsules are for anyone who wants to simplify the process of cooking. Simply “watch” a very short cooking show, “shop” with the grocery list, and “make” using the handy step-by-step recipe directions.

Diggin – Daniel Johansson, Aramis Waernbaum, Andreas Hedin

Dyno – Virachat Boondharigaputra

e-ventr – Michael Zitzelsberger

Eco2go – Taneem Talukdar, Gary Pong, Jeff Kao and Robert Lam

Em-Radar – Jack Kwok

fingerprint – Robert Mickle

FreeFamilyWatch – Navee Technologies LLC

goCart – Rylan Barnes

GolfPlay – Inizziativa Networks

GolfPlay has been created as an answer to the high demand existing amongst golf lovers for reliable, accurate and free software. Its objective is to give support to all the real time necessities of a golf player during a game, using GPS location and an online querying site where it is possible to access to their game statistics, tournament creation and a social network to exchange impressions with other users about the sport that links them: golf.

gWalk – Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus ten Hagen, Christian Klinger, Marko Modsching, Rene Scholze

HandWx – Weathertop Consulting LLC

HandWx is an Android application that will deliver 7-day weather forecasts to your phone.

IMEasy – Yan Shi

Jigsaw – Mikhail Ksenzov

JOYity – Zelfi AG

LifeAware – Gregory Moore, Aaron L. Obrien, Jawad Akhtar

Locale – Clare Bayley, Christina Wright, Jasper Lin, Carter Jernigan

LReady Emergency Manager – Chris Hulls, Dilpreet Singh, Luis Carvalho, Phuong Nguyen

Marvin – Pontier Laurent

Mobeedo – Sengaro GmbH

Multiple Facets Instant Messenger – Virgil Dobjanschi

MyCloset – Mamoru Tokashiki

PedNav – RouteMe2 Technologies Inc.

Phonebook 2.0 – Voxmobili

PicSay – Eric Wijngaard

PiggyBack – Christophe Petit and Sebastien Petit

Pocket Journey – Anthony Stevens and Rosie Pongracz

Rayfarla – Stephen Oldmeadow

Safety Net – Michael DeJadon

SocialMonster – Ben Siu-Lung Hui and Tommy Ng


Sustain- Keeping Your Social Network Alive – Niraj Swami

SynchroSpot – Shaun Terry

Talkplay – Sung Suh Park

Teradesk – José Augusto Athayde Ferrarini

The Weather Channel for Android – The Weather Channel Interactive Inc.

TuneWiki – TuneWiki Inc.

Wikitude-the Mobile Travel Guide – Philipp Breuss

Writing Pad – ShapeWriter Inc

[via Google Android Blog]

  • TareX

    If Enkin isn’t one of the missing 4 then an Android phone isn’t worth getting.

    But I’ll admit, lots of good apps there, except for the lack of GBA/SNES/MAME emulators.

  • Nes

    How about an android magazine ..Iphone have product support mags and new software support for it’s phone..

  • Great idea…I agree.. Come on chaps. How about an Android mag???

  • Yes, agreed. An Android magazine would really take off, I think and also engender more development of open source applications. I think we need to have one. Editors, can you seriously look into this please. — Thanks, Gaurav

  • The G1 answers and info on the G1 are always good but sorry the look and feel of your website is very confusing! I know one need to make money with adverising but please redign…

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  • Super List is an android based mobile/web to do list application used to record your tasks anywhere and anytime.

    You can choose to sync your tasks to our server and then you can work with them on our website by your laptop. Which means you can also write the list at home on our site by your computer if you do not like to type too much on a mobile device. And then get the entire list from server to your phone after leaving home.

  • don sugus

    Just finding out a little bit more about android. Sounds superb. I am getting a new phone next week. Have always been a Windows Mobile user as OS for ever but considering seriously changing to a device with android as platform. The one thing that would define this: Is there a solid android APP at this moment that would reliably turn my device into a modem for my windows vista lap top to conect to the web? I have used an APP in a WM6.1 unlimited data plan 3G device that does that flawlessly without the carrier knowing. Could you please help me out and let me know if such an APP exists in android market? Regards from MEXICOOOO.

  • Hi!. Thanks a bunch for the blog. I’ve been digging around looking some info up for shool, but there is so much out there. Yahoo lead me here – good for you i guess! Keep up the good work. I will be popping back over in a few days to see if there is updated posts.

  • @Nes – I would totally get behind an Android magazine. There’s plenty of precedence with multiple mags for iPhone owners.

  • Eug

    Locale used to be a great application. It was a winner of the Google Dev Challenge.

    The devs then decided to charge an outrageous amount for it and force all users to upgrade to the paid version locking the settings in a state that couldn’t be changed if you refused. Greedy and thuggish.

    Alternatives are Settings Profiles and Timeriffic.

  • Jay

    Gas Detective: Checkout this new Android app

  • Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon this blog and I wanted to say that I have really learned alot from reading your blog posts. I will subscribe to follow if you write any updates.

  • salman shah

    i am currently doing my project on android.
    i want to know that where are the files which contain language and the menu options.

    which are these files.

    I want to know to to add add Arabic language or Urdu on Android.

    please give a complete reply.

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  • I have the g1. It won’t let mw download the adobe flash player. Help please!!!

  • Piyush

    Can anyone please suggest me any application which i can develop in android??

  • salman shah

    hi piyush

    if you know little bit about the redering structure of android …Then you try to make complex scripts working on it.Integrate pango or other plugins which ll give support to worlds complex languages to work on Android phone

  • Very good list.

  • Hi

    Hi there. I obviously need assistance getting started. Would somebody reply to this and drop me an email.I Will pay for private tuition!

  • is there an ap for the new garmin phone that will open your garage door?

  • Andy

    Don’t click on the GolfPlay website, it tried to give my computer a virus.

  • found your site on today and really liked it .. The marker and will be back to try a little later ..

  • apps4review

    How does this list manage to not have ANY of my 3 fav’s: Google Goggles, My911, or Craigslist Checker!

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  • John K

    Why doesn’t someone come up with an android app that mirrors what is available in the PALM OS like decent contact software with user designated categories. I can’t do half what I did with my Palm.

  • Hey… really like your blog! I am always looking for new cycling and mountain biking blogs to link to. Keep the pedals spinning :)

  • Keep up the work!

  • Altogether, its an excellent post, but you might have spent a littlemore time with it. but a good post

  • Awinash

    I want to learn basic things of android plz help me out

  • Michael

    They are missing Parallel Kingdom. It’s a must have for people on the go. It uses you real world location to place you in the game.

    Use referral code SDMUB… Good luck!

  • Jenny

    I tried parallel kingdown with that SDMUB referral code. it works. It’s taking a bit of time to learn, but fun people.

  • They missed out on NetGenie. my phone’s useless without it

  • Richelle Fincher

    What is the green dot mean by peoples name or yellow when I tap a contact. Thank-you

  • Parul

    Having Android phone is cool with millions of applications ,,and that too many of them are free….
    zedge, Oxford Dictionary,Mobiesta ,fake a call, Recipes are some of the best applications i have come across…
    You could download any ringtone through Zedge . Type the dish and you will get the recipe of that dish. Mobiesta gives you the details of all the events happening around the cities say latest movies,food fiesta, shopping festivals and many more with detailed contact no’s and addresses…..These all apps are interesting and informative that i would highly recommend…

  • midaan

    Thank you for sharing… really a very nice post

  • Will Robinson

    The CNET app. has android news.

  • Andriew

    They missed out AndroMouse which I can’t live without.

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