By Daniel Webster | August 12, 2011 8:46 PM
In this episode of the Android Application Weekly we demonstrate some apps that will keep you entertained, backup your messages to Gmail, and see what kinds of food is available at various restaurants. To download these directly to your Android smartphone or tablet just take a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR-Code scanner or click on the app title link to be taken directly to the Android Market.
Bouncy Mouse Lite and $0.99 full version
Bouncy Mouse is an addictive puzzle game. The object of the game is to launch from one checkpoint to the next with the mouse’s tail. Collect as much cheese as possible before attacking the cat to beat that level. Use the mouse to bounce off of walls and other objects, but be careful to not bounce too far or you could end up losing a life.
Foodspotting A free application
Having an Android makes it easy to find restaurants and places of business, but how do you know exactly what to expect? With Foodspotting you will be able to submit photos of great food so others will be able to see exactly what the restaurant offers. View other’s submissions to make sure the food is up to par for your particular taste.
Kii Safe A free application
If you have ever shown a photo of something on your Android to someone you know that as soon as someone has that smartphone in their hands they begin scrolling through all the other photos. With Kii Safe you can help to prevent anyone from viewing photos you would like to keep private. Just set up the Kii Safe app with a password, and in the Gallery just share a photo and select the Kii Safe icon. The photos will automatically be removed from the Gallery and stored on the Kii Safe app.
Skifta A free application
Skifta is one of the best media players available for Android. As an officially certified DLNA app created by Qualcomm, the Skifta app has many codecs to play various types of video, music, and other media. If your Android is fast enough you can even play HD videos. Search through computers connected to your Wi-Fi network or select a network drive to play the media.
Backup To Gmail No trial and $1.99 full version
The best features of Android are the integration of apps and services through Google, whether you are trying to find a place to go using the Google Navigation or syncing your Calendar. One feature that is missing is having the ability to back up your SMS, MMS, and call logs. With Backup To Gmail you will be able to backup all of your messages and call logs with ease. Just input your account information and Backup To Gmail will do the rest. There is even an option to restore in the event that you will need to reformat you Android.
Live Wallpaper Shark Reef A lite and $1.53 full LWP