Now that Flappy Bird craze is finally over, things can start getting back to normal in the world of apps. For instance, Koush relesed a beta this week of an app called Mirror that lets you mirror your Android device to your TV via Chromecast. You can find instructions on how to get it here. If you’ve been wondering why the Pebble App for Android has been buggy, one of their engineers posted a blog post explaining why. The popular app Themer was pulled from the Google Play Store thanks to a complaint from Apple. Also, the Google Experience launcher got a new name and some new functionality. Now here are 5 Android apps you can’t miss this week!
Slam Dunk 2 is a new game where you slide your finger across the screen to toss the basketball into the basket. It’s a simple game so if you’re into more hardcore gaming you may not like this title. If you’re into casual gaming this will probably be more your speed. The entire game is online multiplayer so you’re always facing other people. It comes complete with achievements and unlockable content.
Plants vs Zombies 2 got an update this last week that added some new content. There is a new power up called Snowball Power that freezes zombies and the more exciting news is they brought back Dr Zomboss in a new level that’s themed after ancient Egypt. If you haven’t picked up the game yet, we recommend giving it a shot. It is free.
TimePIN is a genius little app that probably provides more security to your phone than any lock screen we’ve seen in a long time. Here’s how it works. TimePIN will change your lock screen PIN based on what time it is. So at 7:30am the code will be 0730. At 7:31am, the PIN will change to 0731. Thus, it’s always changing. There are also options available to make it more difficult to guess, like putting the numbers in reverse order and other options. If you use a lock screen PIN, you should definitely check this out.
Next up is a potentially helpful app if you have diabetes called the AADE Diabetes Goal Tracker. The premise for this app is simple, it helps diabetics keep track of all the things they need to do to remain healthy with diabetes. This includes medication, eating habits, exercise, and more. You can share goals and see the goals of others. If you have diabetes, it’s definitely worth looking into this to see if it can help you.
Path is an up and coming social network. It allows for posting, sharing, and checking in like all the other popular networks and the Android app has recently been updated to include video support. You can now take 30 second videos on any device running Android 4.0 and up and post them to your Path profile. The app is already well regarded and the network is getting more popular, so it can’t hurt to check it out right?
Like this post? Share it!
I want Mirror! That is so awesome. Thanks AA. HAHA! IOS 7 is the worst looking OS period. I also wish that the google now launcher would rotate on the stock phone DPI. I could change the DPI, but I don’t really want to.