Sep 14 AT 9:09 AM Steve Raycraft 11 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Roku, eBay, GetGlue, Pocketcasts


Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to look at what people are actually updating, not focus on which apps have 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 I’m going to make an exception for apps that had significant updates. I hope you enjoy this weekly feature and discover some apps that you might find useful.

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What’s new in this version:

  • added weather day of week (only pro version for now).
  • removed WorldWeatherOnline (quota issues).
  • Translation updates.
  • Weather icon (only pro version for now).
  • OpenWeatherMap integration.


Pocketcasts – Version 4.3.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Need for Speed 5, Android Drift: faster podcast grid, faster playlists, faster everything.
  • Auto download added for podcasts.
  • Quickly blow away boring episodes with our bulk delete feature (long press on an episode to enter).
  • Fancy Pants Official Google side menu thing.
  • Bug fixes. Didn’t see that one coming, did you!


Solid Explorer – Version 1.5.0

Solid Explorer

What’s new in this version:

  • UbuntuOne, Copy and MediaFire cloud clients.
  • rewritten Google Drive client (Google’s SDK requires permission: ACCESS_ACCOUNTS).
  • compatibility with Android 4.3.
  • refined bookmarks panel.
  • ability to protect cloud bookmarks with master password.
  • support for self signed SSL certificates.


 Google Play Music – Version 5.2

Google Play Music

What’s new in this version:

  • All Access Genre Radio is here! Go to Radio or Explore, pick your favorite genre and enjoy unlimited radio based on the music you love.
  • New download queue that allows pausing, resuming and cancelling.


GetGlue – Version varies


What’s new in this version:

  • Redesigned user experience with a visually stunning guide for TV Shows and Movies.
  • Ability to instantly watch shows & movies via Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, HBO GO, ABC, FOX, FX, AMC and more services and apps.
  • Show pages have a full list of episodes, combined activity feed & summaries.
  • New Search and Discover lets you browse by genre and curated lists of the best TV shows and movies.
  • Want to Watch feature tracks what to watch and sends reminders for new episodes, seasons on streaming and movie releases.


Roku – Version


What’s new in this version:

  • Play your video from select Android devices to your Roku player. Supported models include: Samsung Galaxy SIII, Samsung Galaxy S4, Nexus 4, HTC One, and Nexus 7 (2012 model). Video playback requires Android 4.0 or later.
  • Bug fixes.
  • Stability improvements.


eBay – Version 2.4


What’s new in this version:

  • Search now uses location to provide more relevant results for worldwide users (and look for free in-store pick up options later this year!).
  • Better results when scanning barcodes for searching and selling.
  • Item view improvements make it easier to find the information you need and quickly see important actions.
  • Easily “beam” an item to a friend by simply holding your NFC-enabled phones together.
  • Update, edit or add a shipping address directly from your profile or in checkout.


Sliding Messaging Pro – Version 7.5

Sliding Messaging

What’s new in this version:

  • 3 different Google Voice message syncing options (refresh on interval, on notification, or manual refresh).
  • MMS fixes including a fix for sending with WiFi enabled, which is still experimental.
  • Google Voice sending settings are now saved on a per-conversation basis.
  • New settings menu navigation.
  • More delivery report options. To-do List & Task List – Version 2.3.2


What’s new in this version:

  • New authentication/sync system – Syncing your tasks with our servers is now more battery efficient.
  • Google Now: Adding tasks using “note to self” and “set an alarm” commands.
  • Google Glass: reminders will now be posted to your Google Glass timeline.
  • Compatibility to Android 4.3′s restricted profiles.
  • Translations: Added Farsi and Thai.


Drippler – Version 2.02.2


What’s new in this version:

  • Navigation improvements.
  • Design improvements.


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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  • Sam G

    Where’s Twitter other than in the headline?

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  • George

    Yeah… Where’s Twitter?

    • Jim Bob

      I hate twitter

  • chrisbd1

    PocketCast also says they’re going to support ChromeCast when Google gives the go ahead

  • olen

    it would be nice if you could tell what the apps are about, and then tell whats new.

  • donger


  • hurracayne

    Roku stills says my Nexus 7(2012) is incompatible.

  • awundrin

    I welcome the new enhanced Ebay search. I used to use the site a lot but stopped due to tons of search results coming from China.

  • MOSW

    I think Google Plus should also be included in it as they added a good update to optimizing photos in G+

  • Bob

    Well great, I cancelled my Google Play Music subscription because it didn’t have genre stations, and they decide to add them after I cancel my subscription.

    Oh well, Pandora is cheaper anyway.