Week 8 suggestions for #thenextinstall

Posted May 31, 2012 at 6:32 pm in Threads > Apps & Games

Took a couple weeks off, but I’m back to doing the weekly nextinstall chanllenge. Do the following if you want to participate in this experiment and play along:

  • Find an app with less than 100k installs
  • Come up with a one or two sentence pitch that encourages users to install it
  • Submit your suggested app in the comments below

Still looking for suggestions on how to improve the format. Maybe weekly prizes to the users who suggested an app would help encourage participation.

  • Futureboy


    Pitch: The only business card you will ever need. Cardcloud allows you to create multiple cards, (business, personal, etc.). Recipients don’t have to have Cardcloud installed on their phone. You can send your card directly to an email address, or beam to other Cardcloud users to store in their address book.


    This is nice app with great potential. The UI is well done. As with many apps, there is room for improvement. My biggest complaint is that it allows you to add three phone numbers, but it only shows one on your card. However the other numbers will still get imported to Android’s contacts, but everything is listed as “home” (I haven’t tried importing the .vcf anywhere else). But still, having an unlimited supply of business cards (business, personal, business #2, superhero secret identity, etc.) that I can simply email to anyone (even if they don’t have the app installed) is very handy.

  • Martijn

    Million Moments By Sony Brings A Subtle (Yet Amazing) UI To Photo Organization

    Turn your cherished moments into beautiful albums – effortlessly
    The million moments application makes it easy to create elegantly laid out albums of your cherished pictures with just a few taps. Give your years of pictures–your growing children, your travels, your favorite moments–a sophisticated presentation. No expertise required!


  • InvisibleElvis


    BaconReader is an intuitive, beautiful, feature-packed client for reddit, made specifically for Android users. And best of all, you can bring home this bacon free of charge! BaconReader brings full access to reddit content, along with all of the essential features “redditors” have come to expect in a package that’s easy to use even for those who’ve never tried reddit before.


  • Sofia

    Silent Hours

    Silent Hours gives you the opportunity to disable the audio on your device automatically during any period of time. It has saved me a lot of early wake-ups.

    The thing that made me choose this over other audio schedulers is the possibility to lock the volume to muted and to allow incoming calls to bypass the mute. The UI is well made as well.
    Also, the developer is active and open to suggestions which is always nice (the incoming calls bypass was a suggestion from me)


    • Sofia

      A better (real) pitch:

      Say goodbye to being woken up in the middle of the night by a drunken friend messaging you!

      Silent Hours is an audio scheduler with an attractive UI and all the functions and options you might need: Mute during any period you like, lock the volume if you have sensitive volume keys and let calls through in case someone really needs to get a hold of you.


  • kwills88

    It has the ics style contact list, but has way more functions, it’s a really cool caller app with really great social network integration

  • Martijn

    Microsoft released on{X}, a nifty program allowing you to use java code to control and extend the capabilities of your device. It allows to create ‘recipes’ which can be shared and installed via the on{X} website.

    Examples of recipes:

    *Remind me to take an umbrella every day the first time I unlock my phone, if it is going to be rainy
    *When my boyfriend texts me “where?” reply automatically with my location
    *Remind me to visit the gym if I haven’t been there for 3 days


    • Zagrash

      This definitely looks cool – kind of a mix between Tasker, Iffit, etc. I’ll be more interested in trying it when they add in more authentication options, I don’t really have any desire to log in to ANYTHING with FB (other than FB, and even that’s been declining lately =)

  • Martijn

    Evernote Food

    A companion app to Evernote, nice way to create your own visual, step-by-step recipes (you can take photos and caption them as you go).
    It has location services via FourSquare, tagging, and allows you to share your food albums through Facebook, Twitter, and email. So, for those manically obsessed with telling their friends about what restaurant they ate at last night or the “unbelievable latte art at this little café that just opened up,” this app is a godsend.


  • Scott Eliot

    Shop now, buy later. Shopping is a courtship. Whether it starts from a spark of passion or need for companionship it often takes time before you’re ready to commit. ShopAdvisor takes products you’re interested in and feeds you price, availability, event, location and quality info until you’re ready to take the plunge – or not.