I’ve always been a big fan of single-task apps. Apps that do one thing, but do it really well. Or in an innovative or beautiful way. SkyMotion is a good example of this. It’s a weather app, but it doesn’t give you a five day forecast, and there’s no radar, humidity readings, dew-point information or ... Read More »
Google has committed to the Holo design guidelines for all things Android, and is constantly working on tweaking and improving apps and services within those guidelines. One could argue that already, the next evolution of Holo is being established right before our very eyes. Post-Google Now Holo has a distinct look over the Holo introduced ... Read More »
When Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was first detailed, notification actions were one of the best new features. Depending on the app, certain actions could be performed right from the notification window, without ever having to open the app. Surprisingly, the stock Gmail was missing notification actions up until an update released today.
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Seeing the apps Google has in store for us with Glass is exciting in itself, but as is the story with smartphones and tablets right now, it’s the third-party apps that really make the platform. So just what exactly will developers be able to do with Glass? Duke University is working on an app for ... Read More »
I’ll never forget when ADW Launcher was first released. Discovering the power that a replacement launcher could have on Android was exciting. From themes and gestures, to action icons and in-depth widget customization, using a custom launcher like ADW felt like using a totally different OS at times. It seemed like every week, home screen ... Read More »
When it comes to checking the weather on your Android phone, the official Weather Channel app is one of the most popular ways. Search “weather” on Google Play; it’s the first app to come up, and it has the most reviews. Unfortunately, it’s never been the best at what it does. Despite its massive popularity, ... Read More »
If I had to list which Android feature goes most underutilized in my everyday use, it’d have to be the lock screen, and lock screen widgets. I love what Google has done with widgets on the lock screen, giving users fast access to completely customized information, but until recently, I never gave it much thought. ... Read More »
Carbon for Twitter has been one of the most anticipated apps to come to Android in a long time. Once a webOS app with a ton of potential, Carbon for Twitter has finally made its way into the Google Play Store. So was it worth the wait? Is it good enough to dethrone well established ... Read More »
Facebook still working to get employees on Android, releases internal Rage Shake bug submission tool
Back in late August of this year, we brought you a story on how Facebook was forcing its employees to switch to Android in order to get them to see just how bad the app was. We’ve seen nary an improvement to the Android Facebook app since then, but Facebook isn’t giving up.
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The Google Play store hit a huge milestone last week. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, there are now 700,000 apps available to download for Android. To celebrate, some of the staff here at Android and Me figured we’d let you know what frequently used app we think deserves to grace your device.