Apr 03 AT 10:07 AM Taylor Wimberly 27 Comments

Fresh Meat: 10 new Android apps worth checking out


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.



Pitch: Used to reading places reviews to decide where to go? Now you can feel these places by watching short movies about them in townflicks! Townflicks videos show, rather than tell, where to go and what you’ll find when you get there. But that’s not everything. You can also become a respected movie producer by filming your experiences at places that you visit! Townflicks makes it fun and super easy to share your own experiences with friends and with the local community.




Pitch: Notable allows you to create notification reminders on the go. Need to remind yourself of something to do? Just open the app, type in a short message, and create the note! It’s that easy! You can see your reminders and notes straight from your notification area. Never forget to do something again!


GLBenchmark 2.7


Pitch: Using console-quality gaming content, GLBenchhmark 2.7 provides a tool for unified cross-platform graphics benchmarking on major consumer platforms including Android and iOS. Major new features for more realistic content include parallax mapping —greater realism for certain textures, particle system — animated and batched particles, motion blur on moving objects — cinematic visual effect, and more realistic shadows with self-shadows.


AntTek Quick Settings


Pitch: This app brings Jelly Bean Quick Setting to Android 2.1+ with plenty of customization (don’t need ROOT!!). It’s more than regular quick settings. You can customize to add different things to quick setting panel, including over 75 built-in actions.


King of Math


Pitch:  We want to show you that mathematics is far from boring. A professional brain trainer, one that is both efficient and fun to use. Strengthen your mental abilities, improve your ability to stay concentrated over long periods of time and sharpen your perception skills.


RotaryView 360


Pitch: Create a 360 interactive image for your online store in just a few minutes. Increase online sales by 15-50% using RotaryView 360 photography instead of static product pictures. RotaryView images are stored online where you can use a simple embed code to place them in any online shop or website.


Rosetta Course


Pitch: Rosetta Course brings the award-winning Rosetta Stone language-learning method to Android devices, helping you build confidence as you learn–anywhere you’re connected. Not already a Rosetta Stone learner? Don’t worry, you can create a free demo account today and start learning a new language!




Pitch: Mobile application for uploading Android 4.2 Photo Spheres to Sphereshare.net web application. You can share a private picture with anyone or add it to a public Photo Sphere gallery.


Wakelock Detector


Pitch: Wakelock Detector helps you to detect battery consuming applications in your Android device by checking wakelock usage history. Now you can find out which applications drain your battery in a simple way by using this app! Applications which use wakelock privilege improperly leads to situations where the CPU or phone screen stays on without user’s knowledge and thus causing dramatic battery drain.




Pitch: Toucher is a tool application specially designed for Android devices. We expanded the concept of the iPhone AssistiveTouch, and redesigned for the Android devices, both mobilephones and tablets. Toucher gathers most commonly used and needed features of Android system in this suspending point.


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  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    Everyone loves this weekly column, but people kept complaining about the “Android Rookies” name. Testing out a new title to see how it does this week. Feedback is always welcome :)

    • uknowme

      Like the new title. More of a eye catcher, and funny.

    • Chris Lewis

      I wouldn’t say complaining… More like a suggestion lol. I do like the new name though! Thanks for taking my suggesting seriously!

    • seth

      I’d like to see you include the launch date. Apps often have 10K or more downloads which seems high for new

    • raichleb

      Fresh Meat? I like it. And you’re right about the column. Definitely one of my favorites. Not a week goes by that I don’t check out 2 or 3 of these. I’m really interested to see how SphereShare works out. Up to now, the only way I’ve known to share Photosphere images is through Google+.

  • mario_1603

    I’ll try the rosetta course and king of math

  • Myron Lee

    I’d love to throw my own app out there for anyone interested. It’s a Google Tasks application called Do It! It has a clean interface and allows for quick switching between users and lists by utilizing the sliding menu. Take a look at it and let me know what you guys think!


  • GE918

    Fresh Meat sounds Barbaric.

    • jak2rocks

      So do you and no one’s complaining.

  • halo0

    Not feeling the new title.

  • halo0

    Notable looks very promising! Though now I’m going to have to figure out if I’m using Keep, Notable, or both. Haha.

  • jonstle

    So happy Rosetta Course is available now!

  • jamal adam

    I like the new title.

  • Megabliss

    Great article, thanks!

  • cthonctic

    “Download App in the Android Market”? Let it go already, AppAware, it’s the Play store now. ;)

  • seth

    I’d like to see you include the launch date. Apps often have 10K or more downloads which seems high for new….Fresh meat sounds like gay porn title

  • donger

    Awesome. Gonna have to try a couple of these apps.

  • SergioAlonxo

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online.(Click Home information)

  • rigo.villamarin

    Will download Rosseta

  • da9el

    sounds like a cool bunch of apps. i’m going to try them out!

  • Drake Paulsen

    Notable is great!

    I did not think I would like it staying in my notification bar, but it really comes in handy with my type of work!

    Now I just wish we had the Android and Me News widget back!

  • wekebu

    Since Android is green, what about Fresh Greens? Great column.

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I like that idea :)

  • Andy_jr

    Several interesting ones this time. I will be looking at Notable, AntTek Quick Settings & Wake lock detector.

  • Hunter

    Great list! I am going to try all of these out when I get home from work at DISH tonight. AntTek Quick Setting and Notable sound like cool apps. You should check out a free app that’s the first app I install when I upgrade phones. It’s called DISH Anywhere, and I use it to stream live TV channels or DVR recordings to my phone. It’s awesome, because I can take it with me fishing so I can watch some baseball while I chillout by the lake.