New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of additions to the Google Play Store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the attention they deserve. We’ve shown in the past that this community can discover great apps and propel them to new heights. Our weekly Fresh Meat column highlights new apps with fewer than 100,000 installs. Browse our new Android app picks below and let us know which ones you enjoy.
Description: The Metromile app helps make car ownership easier, less expensive, and more enjoyable! Review your driving stats, get insights into your car’s running condition, and even find your car if it’s missing. After you sign up for an account, we’ll send you our “Metronome” device which plugs into your car’s OBD-II port.
Description: Most of the world’s knowledge is hidden in books. Blinkist unveils it in a beautiful, concise, and eminently usable format: blinks. Download our blinks straight to your phone and glean a book’s insights & ideas in just 15 minutes.
Bring! Shopping List
Description: Bring! allows you to create a shopping list in seconds. At a glance, Bring! informs you which items still need to go into the shopping cart. And thanks to the automatic sorting, shopping is a breeze.
MIX by Camera360
Description: Created by the team behind the popular Camera360 app, MIX is the most creative and comprehensive standalone DIY photo effects layering and blending app. Designed as the perfect companion to Instagram, MIX has close to 200 handpicked effects and filters.
Description: Delvv is a free, personalized, intelligent news feed that helps you find the best events, apps, and articles without having to search for them. With Delvv, you can get more connected to what you love, and discover things you didn’t even think to look for. Delvv finds concerts you’ve always wanted to see, trending news articles you might have missed and videos on topics of interest to you.
Description: Introducing, Folr, a location-tracking application, that gives real-time information on the whereabouts of family members, significant others, best friends and more. Installed on any mobile device (smartphone or tablet), it unobtrusively updates you on the locations of the most important people in your life.
Description: Wakie is a fun, friendly community of people who wake each other up in the morning. It’s a brand new way to wake up, made especially for those of us who hate the jarring noise of an alarm clock. When you use Wakie, you get to start your day with a smile instead of a frown!
Description: Introducing LINK, the only social network you need. Whether you’re new to town or just feel like chatting, Link instantly connects you with people nearby! Join local interest groups, find a date, or chat with friends and family. No matter what your social needs, Link’s got you covered – any time, anywhere.
Heart Rate Training
Description: Build your own workout on your phone, send it over to your Samsung androidwear watch – you can then leave your phone at home. App uses the heart rate monitor from the watch and displays in green when you are in correct zone, orange if 1 zone off, or red otherwise
Description: For half the price of a bucket of driving-range balls, VimoGolf delivers a golf swing analyzer right on your wrist. Watch your golf swing at up to 200 samples per second, as captured by the built-in motion sensors of your Android Wear watch. There’s no extra hardware to buy and the introductory price is only guaranteed while we are in public beta (similar products sell for up to $150).