By Daniel Webster | August 27, 2010 4:00 AM
In this week of the Android Application Weekly we review 5 great applications in 30 seconds each. The applications that we have choosen are Coin Flip Full Free, ConvertPad, Instant Heart Rate, Keeper, and MyFitnessPal. To download these directly to your Android device just snap a picture of the QR-Code using Google Goggles or any other QR scanner.
Coin Flip Full Free – A free application
Coin Flip Full Free is a simple coin toss to help decide between two ideas, opinions, or options. Since most people these days do not carry around change, Coin Flip makes it convenient to have a coin on hand at all times.
ConvertPad – A free application
ConvertPad is capable of converting practically any unit to any other unit. There are more formulas and conversions than I knew existed. So until the US and other countries standardize every unit this program is invaluable.
The Instant Heart Rate – A free application
Instant Heart Rate uses the build in camera of your Android device to calculate your heart rate. It works the same way as a pulse oximeter at your doctors office. It calculates the changes in color between oxygenated blood and deoxygenated blood. Each color change then registers as a pulse. Instant Heart Rate works best with good lighting and having a build in camera flash is very useful. You can even use this as an unrooted flash light.
Keeper – A free application
Keeper helps to store and create user names and passwords. If you want to backup your user names and passwords, you may either backup directly to your computer by downloading the free Keeper Desktop from the CallPod website but this is only free for 30 days. Keeper also has the ability to backup directly to the CallPod secure server for 30 days as well. This application is free on the Android Market as long as you only use it on your mobile device, then there is a 30 day trial for the backup abilities.
MyFitnessPal – A free application
Whether you want to lose weight, gain mass, or stay the same weight you currently are MyFitnessPal will help you keep track of your progress through a diary. Set your current weight and goal weight and MyFitnessPal will break down the kilo-calories of your daily intake and suggest changes in activity and eating habits.