Over the last two weeks, Amazon has launched two different products geared at providing service to Android users who were experiencing what they considered to be a lack in functionality. There’s the Amazon App Store, which has provided users with the ability to shop for apps. This is a particularly unique concept, in that users ... Read More »
As of late last night, Amazon has officially launched their app store for Android devices. Amazon’s app store includes several of the more popular applications on the Android market, many of which are either priced similarly or slightly below the price listed on the Android market. Additionally, Amazon has landed a couple of ... Read More »
On the plane ride back to Minneapolis from the Consumer Electronics Show a few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of sitting next to a representative from Logitech, makers of the Revue Google TV set-top box. In a passing comment, this rep mentioned that the Revue would be adding the Android Market around March ... Read More »
Lately it seems like every few days I discover something in the Market (usually through AppAware) that leaves me highly impressed or scratching my head. Instant Heart Rate did both.
Instant Heart Rate uses your phone’s built in camera (and flash, if you’ve got one) to measure the color of the surface of ... Read More »
Though there are many good paid applications in the marketplace, there is a belief on the part of potential Android developers that Android users are much less likely to spend money on applications than their iPhone counterparts. Several weeks ago, Chuck Falzone, a blogger over at Android Guys, launched the Paid ... Read More »
Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by the team at ustwo. In an email the other day they said they had a article about shortcomings in the Android Market and asked if we’d like to post it. It sounds like they’ve come up with a creative way to drive downloads in the Market and we thought that was worth sharing.
Lately the iPhone App Store has been in the news for the removal or rejection of various apps. Another thing I noticed was Android users teasing the fanboys because Android doesn’t have to deal with problems like this. Or does it? While it may be easier to get into the Android Market, getting removed still seems to be a huge headache.
It happened a few days ago, but in case you missed it: the Android and Me News Widget Version 2.0 has been released in the Android Market. The new version features numerous improvements over the old widget, including multiple sizes, notifications, and updated styling. The new look was designed by ClarkLab and the widget was again coded by nEx.Software.
When we got our new Ion phones at Google I/O the first thing we noticed (aside from how much cooler a free phone is than one you had to paid for) was the lack of a physical keyboard. Getting used to the soft keyboard was only a slightly painful process, but we found it much easier when using Better Keyboard.
The Android And Me RSS Widget has been out for about a week now and already has hundreds of downloads. Justin did a great job getting it up and running quickly. So quickly, in fact, that I didn’t have time to design a skin for it like Taylor had asked. Taylor even called me out ... Read More »