Every week we cover new Android apps with Fresh Meat on Wednesday, followed by Android Gaming on Thursday and Top 10 App Updates on Friday. When Monday rolls around, we look back to see which apps were the most appealing to our audience. Read on for the five most popular Android apps from last week. These apps are ones that are most likely new and haven’t appeared in the top five list more than three times.
1. Horizon Explorer (ARCore)
App info: Point your camera at a hill, village, lake or landmark on the horizon and Horizon Explorer will tell you what you’re aiming at. Name, distance, altitude and map of the pointed at landmark will be displayed. Hill Peak markers are overlaid on the view with Augmented Reality.
2. Lockdown Mode from Android P
App info: If you often leave the phone around or if you love privacy and security, turn on the lockdown mode to make sure no one can access your data. Directly from the latest version of the Android P developers preview you can access this feature right now and on any device.
3. Live Roads – GPS Navigation, Offline Maps, 3D Cars
App info: Live Roads, is a revolutionary mobile navigation platform featuring Full Detail 3D Cars, HD Maps and Lane-Level Navigation. The app empowers users to experience a level of Detail and Control not possible with any contemporary navigation app available today.
4. Just a Line – Draw Anywhere, with AR
App info: Just a Line is an AR Experiment that lets you make simple drawings in augmented reality, then share your creation with a short video. Touch the screen to draw, then hit record and share what you make with #justaline. Just a Line works on any device that supports ARCore.
5. Nacho Notch
App info: Maybe you have a phone with a notch, maybe you don’t. If you do, you might also be annoyed by having this black blob in the middle of a light-colored status bar most of the time. If this description fits you, you probably want this app. Nacho Notch colors the status bar black while the device is in the portrait orientation, making it better fit with the notch (thereby “hiding” it).
Note: To ensure that all apps receive a fair chance to make the list, we will retire any app that has made the list for three consecutive weeks and it identified with a * after the name.