Dec 20 AT 10:10 AM Taylor Wimberly 122 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.

Google Santa Tracker

Pitch: Celebrate the holiday season with the Google Santa Tracker app for Android. Santa’s developer elves have created this app to follow Santa on his December 24th journey as he delivers gifts to children all over the world.

 

Hojoki

Pitch: Make all your cloud apps work as one. Get push notifications and discuss your work as it happens. Works with Google Drive & Calendar, Dropbox, Evernote and 20+ other productivity apps.

 

ÜberConference

Pitch: ÜberConference is the easiest and best way to make conference calls. Simply choose contacts from your address book and your conference will be created instantly. Participants don’t even need to call in, as they will be dialed and/or sent an email invite to join.

 

Deep Sleep Battery Saver

Pitch: Deepsleep battery saver constantly puts the device to deepsleep mode while screen off. During deepsleep mode, Wifi, 3G are turned off, background apps are stopped. Therefore, most apps are not working, including Facebook, Google Service, etc,. It then constantly wakes up in order to download email, sync Facebook status, etc,.

 

Diaro

Pitch: Diaro is designed and focused to record activities, experiences, thoughts and ideas throughout your day and browse diary notes from the past in the easiest way using List or Calendar views. Powerful search allows to find entries by any keyword in the title or text and filter results by category or tags.

 

Booksy

Pitch: Booksy is a learning-to-read platform for young kids (4-9). It is designed from the ground up to help young children, Pre-K through 2nd grade, practice and develop their reading skills. Think of Booksy as training wheels for books. It gives kids independence and security while providing help and support.

 

Wave Alarm

Pitch: With Wave Alarm, you never have to touch your phone to silence or snooze, just wave off the alarm! No more fumbling around for your phone in the dark just to turn off the alarm, a simple gesture and Wave Alarm will silence or snooze it for you!

 

Sitegeist

Pitch: Sitegeist helps you to learn more about your surroundings in seconds. Drawing on publicly available information, the app presents solid data in a simple at-a-glance format to help you tap into the pulse of your location anywhere in the United States. From demographics on the people and housing to the latest popular spots or weather, Sitegeist presents localized information visually so you can get back to enjoying the neighborhood.

 

Sync.ME

Pitch: Sync.ME magically update your contacts. Keep your contacts updated with their pictures and information from Facebook (birthday, status, address, website, company & job title).

 

Beer Citizen

Pitch: Beer Citizen is an advanced tool for true beer fans to discover, review, and share the brews you drink from around the world! Our review system allows you to identify and quantify the intensity of individual traits observed in a particular beer. As more citizens review a beer, review data is used to build an aggregated beer profile. Now, instead of relying on 5-star ratings or reading page after page of written reviews, you can quickly see in great detail what the entire community thinks a beer is like, and decide if it suits your personal tastes before you buy it.

 

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