May 09 AT 8:23 PM Steve Raycraft 8 Comments

Top 10 Android app updates this week: Amazon, Uber

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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.

Todoist – Version 4.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Native support for uploading any kind of file to your Todoist tasks.
  • Record, attach, and play audio notes into any task, from any project.
  • Integration with Google Drive and Dropbox for in-task document management.
  • In-task thumbnails and file icons based on each file type.


Maps – Version 8.0.0

Google Maps

What’s new in this version:

  • Turn-by-turn navigation with lane guidance displays distance, arrival time, and quick access to alternate routes
  • Save and manage offline maps in a custom list for when you’re traveling or have a slow connection
  • Transit results now display total walking time of your trip and the next scheduled bus or train
  • Sign in to see your “Places to review” list from recently saved or searched-for places
  • If you have the Uber app installed, open it right from Google Maps when comparing route options


TuneIn Radio – Version 12.0

TuneIn Radio

What’s new in this version:

  • Updated look and feel
  • You now can follow shows and podcasts
  • Your past favorites are now in your profile tab
  • TuneIn suggests stations, shows and categories to follow, based on your interests
  • Your personalized feed brings you live updates from the stations, shows and people you follow
  • Use the Explore function to discover great new stations and content to follow


Yelp – Version 5.9.0


What’s new in this version:

  •  We’re happy to announce that one of our most requested features has made it to mobile: messaging! Open your About Me page to access your inbox and send messages to others. Hope you like it!
  • Today’s release joke brought to you by the late great Mitch Hedberg: “I order the club sandwich all the time. And I’m not even a member, man. I don’t know how I get away with it.”
  • Also, we’ve started a Beta Testers community – search for it on Google+ to join!


Uber – Version 3.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • You can now pay for your rides with PayPal in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the USA!


Amazon – Version 2.9.7


What’s new in this version:

  • Single Sign On: When you sign in, you’re automatically signed into all of your Amazon apps such as Kindle and Amazon MP3
  • Flow: a new way to find millions of products in Amazon’s catalog (US only). Search for multiple items consecutively using your phone’s camera (for devices with Android 4.0+)
  • New Amazon app icon
  • New Permissions: Phone status and local storage permissions are required to support push notifications in China. Data on phone status and local storage is used only in China


MapMyFitness Workout Trainer - Version 3.0.1


What’s new in this version:

  • Totally new look.
  • New maps: 3D buildings, compass orientation
  • Coaching – set a goal speed, distance, heart rate, etc and get audio feedback.
  • New friends – find friends via Facebook and Twitter.
  • New workout details – with elevation, speed/pace graphs, cadence, power, heart rate, etc.
  • Splits – see your per-mile split speed or pace.


OneDrive – Version 2.5.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Share files by inviting people, sending a link, or sending files to another app
  • Select multiple files to download
  • Move files and folders
  • Sort files and folders
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements


Instapaper – Version 3.0.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Introducing Highlights. You can now highlight and save text from any article!
  • Create a highlight by selecting text and pressing the “Highlight” option.
  •  Your highlights are immediately synced to all your mobile devices and
  •  New Instapaper logo and icons with improved design
  • Move articles from folders directly back to “Home”
  • New Browse section, view daily recommendation from Instapaper and Feature


Flipboard – Version 2.3.0


What’s new in this version:

  • Bug fixes and performance 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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