Android Application Weekly 11 Mar 2011
In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will keep you entertained, allow you to play music saved on your computer over a data connection, and reserve that perfect table for any special occasion. To download these directly to your Android device just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner to be taken directly to the Android Market.
Beats Advanced Rhythm Game A free application
Beats Advanced Rhythm Game is a really addictive variant of Dance Dance Revolution on your phone and Guitar Hero. There are many songs that may be loaded to the device from the Beats website and other sources on the internet. There are many customizable setting to test your skill level and change the appearance of the game.
Chalk Ball A lite and $2.07 full version
Chalk Ball is a fun and challenging doodle adventure game in which you must prevent your Chalk Ball from falling off the screen. The object of the game is to draw platforms in which your Chalk Ball can bounce from and reach the star at the end of the level. Be careful to avoid the Chalk Balls that will drain your chalk supply or speed you up too fast.
OpenTable A free application
Have ever called for a reservation at a restaurant to find out that there was nothing available? Well fear no more. OpenTable will not only help you find a great place to dine, but will also allow you to book a reservation directly from the app. View menu items and read what others have said about your restaurant of choice.
SkyTune A free app, but the server has a 10 day trial and $2.99 after that
One of the best advantages of having an Android phone is the ability to swap out storage cards (except a very select few), but this becomes rather tedious after a while. SkyTunes is an innovative app that allows you to play music stored on a PC or Mac directly to your Android device. Just download the app from the Market and install the SkyTunes Server software on your computer, select which music you would like to share and presto. The Server software is free for the first 10 days and $2.99 after that, this app requires Adobe Air to be installed on both the computer and Android device.
Vignette A demo and $4.99 full version
Vignette is probably the most advanced real-time photo edition application available for the Android platform. This app has hundreds of customizable features including effects, clipart, graphics, filters, zoom capabilities and much more. You could essentially replace your Android default photo software with the Vignette app.