Feb 06 AT 4:35 PM Steve Raycraft 3 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: LIFX, Timely

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Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently upgraded apps for the week. We’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but we’ll make exceptions for apps that have had significant updates. We hope you enjoy this weekly feature and that you discover some apps that end up being useful.

Androidify - Version 3.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Jerseys and shorts for all 30 NBA teams.
  • 9 new shareable animations for a total of 32 different animation choices.
  • New clothes requested by you! (including additional dresses, sneakers and kids outfits.)


Yahoo Mail - Version 4.8.2

Yahoo Mail

What’s new in this version:

  • Get real-time updates for package shipments from Amazon, eBay, Nordstrom and more.
  • Customize and read your daily horoscope.
  • Edit your favorite sports teams so you never miss a game.
  • Flight notifications now support Orbitz and CheapTickets.
  • Personalize Yahoo Today with new edit options.


LIFX - Version 2.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • This is a major overhaul. We’ve rebuilt our infrastructure from the ground up, adding better reliability and support for Internet-connected light bulbs.


Timely - Version 1.3.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Select your own sounds
  • Upcoming alarm notification
  • Option to ask for the challenge to snooze
  • Google Now support for timers and reuses alarms


Reddit Sync - Version 10.2.0

Reddit Sync

What’s new in this version:

  • Added table support (#260)
  • Added horizontal rule support
  • Added support to minimize bandwidth on mobile only (#145)
  • Added a way to hide all viewed posts (#310)
  • Three dot overflow > Hide viewed


Box - Version 3.6.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Get notified instantly via Push Notifications when a comment is added to your file or when you get invited to a folder.
  • Completely refactored Job Manager. Better bulk uploads, downloads, copy and move operations.
  • Grey folder indicators to distinguish externally-owned content.
  • Bookmarks can now be copied, moved, deleted, renamed and shared.
  • Support for password-protected PDFs.


Talon for Twitter - Version 2.0.0

Talon for Twitter

What’s new in this version:

  • Activity Page: for new followers, mentions, retweets, and favorites on your statuses
  • Muffle Users: Minimize users on the timeline
  • Native Vine Support
  • Working YouTube Player
  • Cross Account Retweets/Favorites
  • Up to 8 swipe-able pages
  • New swipe-able pages: Favorite tweets, local/world trends, saved searches


Yammer - Version 5.1.38


What’s new in this version:

  • International: We speak 11 additional languages! Access the app in your preferred language, plus auto-translate Yammer posts in other languages on the fly. Available languages: Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Dutch, French (France), German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Spanish.
  • Cleaner: Bugs have been terminated. They will not be back


Swype  - Version 1.8.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Intuitive Emoji support in 8 Languages: English (+UK), FR, IT, DE, ES, KR, CN
  • 3 New FREE Themes: Material light, dark, & high-visibility (Bumblebee)
  • Floating keyboard: Move the keyboard anywhere
  • New languages: Vietnamese Telex, German CH, Italian CH, Burmese Zawgyi, Sinhala
  • Korean Initial Consonant Input added: enable in Settings
  • Added a return key to apps that supply a smiley by default


Wear Mini Launcher - Version 5.2.0

Wear Mini Launcher

What’s new in this version:

  • Material design for the phone’s app
  • Double tap an app for sticky mode
  • Long tap an app to manage it
  • New tool: disconnection notification
  • New Quick Setting to lock screen
  • New translations


I was first introduced to Android with the Samsung Fascinate and I've been hooked ever since. I love the customization that Android offers the user to personalize their phone. I enjoy writing and have been blessed with the opportunity to share this passion for Android with others.

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