Sep 13 AT 9:53 AM Taylor Wimberly 18 Comments

Android Rookies: 10 new apps worth checking out this week

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New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of new entries on the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We have shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and launch them to new heights, so we’re bringing back our weekly column Android Rookies that highlights new apps with less than 100k installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.

SONAR

Pitch: Find friends and like-minded people nearby. Have more fun navigating the world! By alerting you to friends nearby and other interesting people, Sonar reveals small world moments you’d have otherwise missed.

 

RELISH DAILY DISH

Pitch: From the most widely read food magazine in the country comes thousands of original and classic recipes straight to your phone. Browse, read, savor and save your favorite recipes and articles for easy access any time, any place (the grocery store comes to mind). From drinks to dinner to dessert, Relish Daily Dish is a moveable feast.

 

LYFT

Pitch: We make sure you never get stranded in the city. Lyft is a sweet new on-demand ride service that’s a fraction of the cost of a cab. Now available for Android, you can instantly request a pickup, and a safe, friendly driver will be there within minutes. We select awesome, trustworthy drivers from the community who swiftly get you to your destination (they’re background-checked AND personality-checked, too!).

 

OMEGA STATUSBAR

Pitch: Omega StatusBar is so much more than just another statusbar replacement. It takes statusbar customizability to the next level. With tons of themes available from many developers, you will have an endless supply of looks, styles, and layouts to choose from. On top of that, Omega StatusBar also offers many built-in settings and preferences to get the statusbar look just how you want it! Omega StatusBar offers features that no other statusbar replacement on the market has done!

 

TRANSPARENT CLOCK AND WEATHER

Pitch: Transparent clock & world weather is a full featured, totally customizable digital clock and weather forecast application and widget. It comes in 3 sizes, 4×1, 4×2 and 5×2 and is easy to setup and customize.

 

MOBILE ALARM SYSTEM

Pitch: Mobile Alarm System is a burglar alarm system with many features. It protects your phone from theft and nosey people or can also be used simply as a prank.

 

SWATCHMATIC

Pitch: SwatchMatic, the point-and-shoot color palette maker . . . with robots! You need colors — for your website, your company logo, your wedding, your kitchen makeover, whatever. Fortunately, they’re everywhere, and SwatchMatic helps you artfully combine and share them.

 

SLEEP TIME ALARM CLOCK

Pitch: Introducing Sleep Time by Azumio, the next generation sleep cycle alarm clock that will leave you feeling rested after every night’s sleep! Sleep Time uses the sensitive accelerometer in your Android to detect movements during the night. Our advanced algorithm determines your phase of sleep, and sets off the alarm at the perfect moment. You will never wake up from a deep sleep feeling groggy again.

 

ALL CLEAR

Pitch: NO false cleaning, All Clear makes it thoroughly! Your handset cannot enjoy a thorough cleaning? Running more and more slowly? Some cleaning-featured app cannot help you so much? And perhaps you are tired of fake clear report? Don’t ever worry about these problems, now!

 

AIR CALC

Pitch: AirCalc is the only floating calculator for Android. AirCalc allows you to keep your calculator above any running applications. Enjoy the desktop experience!

 

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