6 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week – Google Play Weekly

May 9, 2014
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Google Play Weekly! This week we talk about Canadians finally getting Google Play Music. Portal is coming to NVIDIA Shield next week. Google Wallet and Google Camera both got updates this week and don’t forget about Google Maps! Rovio’s new non-Angry Birds team called LVL11 is about to release a new game called Retry. Google Now continues to roll out awesome updates spanning back from last week. Finally, here are 6 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week.


chadder android appsChadder

[Price: Free]
First up this week is Chadder. This is the latest app out of Etransfr and is publicly backed by John McAfee. The premise is simple. This is another one of those anonymous messaging apps where nobody can see what you type except the person you’re typing to. The idea is cool but the app is a little buggy as the developers frankly state that they kind of rushed this beta release. For now, unless you enjoy trying out brand new stuff, it’s probably best to wait until this app gets a few more features and a few more fixes.
Get it on Google Play
chadder android apps


Firefox android appsFirefox Browser for Android

[Price: Free]
Firefox for Android, desktop, and pretty much everywhere else updated recently. Included are a few new features, a few UI tweaks, a new sync service, and a bunch of other stuff. You can now sign into Firefox sync on your desktop and mobile and it’ll sync your history, bookmarks, tabs, etc pretty much just like Chrome and that’s actually really exciting. I’ve been using this for about a week now and it’s worth checking out.
Get it on Google Play


9 cards home launcher android apps9 Cards Home Launcher

[Price: Free]
9 Cards Home Launcher is an interesting concept. If you’ll recall back in the day I did a review of Everything.Me launcher. Imagine having what that launcher had without being required to change your home launcher and that’s pretty much what 9 Cards Home Launcher does. It categorizes your apps into categories such as social, media, etc then categorizes them again depending on what time of day you use which apps. You can then swipe to get to them quickly. The best part is 9 Cards lays over top of your current launcher so you don’t have to give up anything to use it. It’s free and it’s kind of cool.
Get it on Google Play


videostream android appsVideostream Chromecast: Remote

[Price: Free]
Videostream in a nifty Android application and Google Chrome extension that allows you to stream local videos to your TV through Chromecast. Yes, there are apps out there that do this but the more the merrier I always say. The claim to fame is the ability to stream videos up to 1080p and it’s available on both computers and mobile devices. So far it’s received solid reviews and rocks a 4.2 rating on the Play Store. It’s also free, so go get it!
Get it on Google Play
videostream android apps


frequency android appsFrequency

[Price: Free]
Frequency is kind of what would happen if you took internet video, RSS, and cross bred them into an application. The app lets you find various video feeds from a whole bunch of sources and kind of create your own little video channel from those feeds. It has YouTube, The Wall Street Journal, and many other widely popular and highly regarded video sources. It’s not just news as you can get anything from epic fail videos to cat videos too. It’s free to try, so why not download it?
Get it on Google Play
Frequency android apps


transport tycoon android appsTransport Tycooon

[Price: $6.99]
If you’re in your late 20’s or older you may remember a PC gem called Transport Tycoon. If you do and you want some actual retro awesomeness, then you can now get Transport Tycoon for Android. The entire game has been ported to Android so you’ll be able to play the game in all its glory all over again. It’s $6.99 in the Google Play Store but there are no micro transactions at all so you can just buy it and SIM it up old school.
Get it on Google Play

Comments

  • Numan

    As per the description of “Videostream Chromecast: Remote” in the Play store, it’s only that, a remote control for the media being played in your computer and streamed to the chromecast. It doesn’t let you stream from your mobile device to the chromecast.

    Do you know an app to stream media from the mobile device to the chromecast?

    • CodyE

      All cast.

  • Luka Mlinar

    Chadders messaging window looks so awesome. This is what i want; to write a msg and press a send button. No emoticon rubbish, no swipe interface, no cube like contacts that i get lost in.

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  • Bradley Uffner

    DO NOT PAY FOR TRANSPORT TYCOON!
    OpenTTD is available for free on the play store.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openttd.sdl

    • JosephHindy

      …so don’t buy the game from the guy who actually made it, buy the open source ripoff by the guy who didn’t actually make it?

      No thanks.

    • Salman Thaw

      The biggest problem with Android is the kind of people that made OpenTTD and people like you.

      • Bradley Uffner

        You realize that openTTD was made years ago, before android, for the PC. It was made because the original game stopped working on modern PCs and the original developer refused to update it. People who had paid for the game were now unable to play what they had paid for. It was released as open source so that problem would never have to happen again.

        • JosephHindy

          Your logic is faulty. The guy who invented and developed the game is the guy who invented and developed the game. It’s like saying “Well CM wrote an open source driver to make HDMI work on CM11 on the Note 3 then Samsung updated it to Android 4.4.2 and had HDMI working…so they must have ripped off of Samsung.”

          Open source is cool and all and I’m not saying the game is bad, but you gotta understand the complaint about it “never being updated” has now been voided because the game has been updated to work.

  • Dhruv Dangi

    9 Cards is good, but have a look at this lockscreen, the new concept is worth appreciating

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dhruv.lockscreen