Android Application Weekly 18 Mar 2011
In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will keep you entertained, block those pesky spam texts or calls, and turn your world into and augmented reality. 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.
Can Knockdown 2 No lite and $0.99 full version
Can Knockdown 2 is a simple shooter game in which you must hurl balls at targets using your finger. The game is easy enough for anyone to play, yet challenging enough to keep you wanting to play. There are three gaming styles available.
Mr. Number A free application
Recently there have been a lot of phishing scams where people posing as your financial institution and call from and unknown number to warn you that there is fraud on your account. This may seem harmless enough but the real fraud comes from when the person on the other line asks you to input your debit/credit card number to verify your identity. Most mobile carriers are unable to block unknown numbers but Mr. Number can. The app works like a firewall for your Android device and will only allow what you want to come in. There are even options to block SMS and other spamming media.
Time Lapse A lite & $1.99 full version
Time Lapse is a rather basic concept executed in an easy to use package. The app creates time-lapse movies from an array of photos taken by the camera. Set the Android device to capture how often a frame should be shot and Time Lapse will do the rest. The lite version only captures to lowest resolution available.
Tower Raiders A lite and $3.99 full version
Tower Raiders is a wonderful game for anyone that enjoys tower defense style gaming. The app is easy to use and the controls are perfect for a mobile device. See how many waves you can survive before the enemies take all the gems.
Layar A free application
Layer is the most advanced augmented reality app available. Layer works by displaying information and blurbs about nearly everything you aim your camera at. The app works by locating your GPS position and with the digital compass in your Android it is then able to deduce exactly what the Android camera is looking at. There are hundreds of layers that may be applied to Layar.