We know how hectic it can get to try to spot the best out of the latest flood of Android Apps,therefore, we attempt to bring you la crème de la crème each week, and here is our selection for this week.
1. ActiveNotifications (Get it for your android) Free
ActiveNotifications allows you to receive important notifications when your screen is off. When you miss a call or receive a new email/SMS, the display will discreetly light up to let you know, without needing to unlock the device.
2. WebMD Pain Coach (Get it for your android) Free
WebMD Pain Coach™ offers a holistic approach to balancing lifestyle with chronic pain conditions to help bring about a better day. WebMD’s new app is a mobile companion to help you through daily health and wellness choices, so you can better manage your chronic pain.
3. G Cloud backup (Get it for
your android) Free
Phones get lost, stolen and misplaced every single day. In this hectic life we’re leading, it’s hard to remember where you placed your keys, so having a backup plan is always a must! With G Cloud installed, one can rest assured that all the precious contacts and data can never be lost. You can get up to 8GB of free storage, and with the new update, G Cloud 3.0 grants you web view access and many more new features. If you want to backup all your app&game settings just download the key for rooted from here!
4. Guardian Cross (Get it for your android) Free
Guardian Cross is a trading-cards RPG game from Square Enix, the firm behind the Final Fantasy games. After 1.3m downloads on other devices, it made its Android debut this week, which should bump its community up considerably. The gameplay involves capturing and training up Guardian characters, then battling other players.
5. Silent Text (Get it for your android) Free
Data security is important to every mobile user, but some need a bit of extra encryption on top of normal security measures. For those users, Silent Circle has launched the Silent Phone app, which allows Android users to call and message each other with full encryption over talk and text. The app can be nabbed from the Google Play store, and requires a corresponding Silent Circle account.
6. Klyph for Facebook (Get it for your android) Free
Why would you use an unofficial Facebook app when the official one is so popular on Android? The developers of Klyph believe you’d do it because that official app is “ugly” and “slow”. Fighting talk, but their app is an interesting attempt to craft a Facebook app that’s more Androidy in its design – “like the Google+ app but for Facebook” as they put it.
7. Samsung Wallet (Get it for your android) Free
If the name didn’t make it clear, yes, this is an app for Samsung Android devices only. It’s Samsung’s equivalent of Apple’s PassBook: an app to store boarding passes, vouchers, event tickets and membership cards. It’ll work with compatible apps, with its appearance on the Google Play store a way for people to get their hands on it if they don’t have a brand new device with the app preloaded.
8. Volkswagen SmileDrive (Get it for your android) Free
This appears to be US-only for now, but it’s an interesting app: “the first social app to maximize fun on every drive” as Volkswagen America puts it. It runs in the background while you drive, tracking location, distance, time and weather, and gathering all that data together with any photos you’ve taken en route.
9. Joyful Executions (Get it for your android) Free
This satire of North Korean propaganda was rejected by Apple on iOS, but has made its way onto Google Play uncensored. It involves commanding a firing squad ordered to “process endless waves of various enemies of the state to keep the Divine Leader happy”. Possibly not one for Google’s Eric Schmidt to mention next time he visits North Korea.
10. Nun Attack: Run & Gun (Get it for your android) Free
Finally this week: nuns. Nuns with guns. Yes, they’re running. This game from Frima Studio is part endless-runner and part Sister Act (but with less singing and more shooting). Holy power-ups, chainsaw-toting skeletons and “bad-ass weapons” all feature.