Can our community help discover the next great Android app? Welcome to a new experiment called #thenextinstall where we try to see if we can find an Android app in the rough, and boost its installs and exposure to new highs.
Last week our community selected Solid Explorer, one of the nicest file manager we have ever seen on Android. The app is still in beta, but it’s already a great experience that average users can start using right away as their go to file manager. We helped the app surpass 100,000 installs, and I have no doubt it will reach 1 million downloads in the coming months.
Week 6 Winner: GO Backup
This time none of our suggested apps exploded, but GO Backup was the best received and generated the most installs. There are quite a few backup apps out there, but GO Backup is stable, fast, free, and features a simple design. It also features built in support for backing up GO Launcher themes, and has extra options for root users. The GO Dev team is one of the best around, so you can expect this app will receive timely updates that continue to add new features.
Week 7 Challengers
Pitch: Tagy presents icon free interface for those who love minimalistic design and want a new look for their Android. Tagy is a set of widgets that will organize your apps, bookmarks, contacts and settings into tag clouds on your home screen.
Pitch: Discover & track which people are negatively or positively affecting your mood. Keep those stressful and unsupportive people away and ensure the cool people stay!
Pitch: Keek is the easiest way to create and share videos with your friends! Simply point, shoot and go.
Pitch: Welcome to the first official BitTorrent App for Android. Find torrents and download them directly to your smartphone or tablet – all with this handy BitTorrent app from the team that invented the BitTorrent protocol over a decade ago.
Pitch: ReLaunch automatically categorises your apps into 9 unique categories and provides an elegant yet simple launcher that can be accessed from anywhere with a single swipe. ReLaunch does not replace your existing home launcher but merely complements it.
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Pitch: Remembering people is hard. Evernote Hello makes it easy. Whether you’re meeting someone for the first time, trying to remember a person’s name, or recalling important aspects of a previous encounter, Evernote Hello is here to help.
Pitch: The best apps, games and wallpaper on sale! Get notified about new sales, set the minimum discount, and share sales with your friends or colleagues.
Pitch: Meta is a unique widget that can turn virtually any online content into dynamic, interactive widgets. Simply browse to a website, pick a column of text, link, image or element and enjoy this information right on your home screen!
Pitch: Kicksend offers a simple way to share private photos, videos and other files from your Android phone or tablet to anyone, anywhere. With Kicksend, you can send files to any email address or group. Best of all, it’s free!
What’s next? How can I participate?
If you want to play along, then join the league of app addicts.
- Join Android and Me and suggest new apps in this weekly thread
- Download AppAware and let it track your new app installs
- Share this post with a friend who has an Android device and ask them to try out one of the apps from the list
Over the coming week, we will continue to monitor all the apps and see which generate the most buzz. We will be watching the installs, download clicks, review scores, coverage on other sites, and more to see which app comes out on top. Next week we will name the winning app, and then put it up against 10 new apps to repeat the process.
If any of the suggested apps look interesting, please check them out and let us know what you think.