Weekly Apps

Ready to check out some more of our favorite apps? Each week we bring to you some of our favorites in hopes that they may become your favorites, and we want you to do the same. Drop a line in the comments and let us know some of the awesome applications you have installed on your device, so the rest of the Android Central community can check them out as well!

Anndrew Vacca - Dominos Pizza USA (Free)

Dominos USA

DominosMy cravings for an entire greasy pizza and 18 cinnamon sticks are nothing to be proud of, but that doesn't mean I can always deny them. When I just have to have to most unhealthy food on the planet, I turn to my trust Domino's app. The interactive menu makes building your order ridiculously simple-- if you've ever used Domino's online interface (and be serious, who hasn't?), you'll feel right at home here. And yes, fear not: the pizza tracker is here. When you're done ordering your feast, sit back, relax, and watch as Domino's puts it through the process, all the way from prep to delivery. Entertainment like that is worth every single penny of the $0 you'll spend on this app. [Google Play Link]

Jerry Hildenbrand - Badass Battery Monitor (Free)

BadAss Battery

Battery life is a big concern for Android power users, and there's countless ways people try to get a handle on it. The problem is, that without the right information about what's eating your battery, none of these ways are very useful. We Badassneed detailed history and usage data if we're going to do anything effective, and that's where Badass Battery Monitor comes in to the picture. It provides detailed information about the applications and process that are running and how they have used your battery. You can sort these details by stats like CPU usage, sensor usage, wakelocks, or any number of other ways. Badass Battery Monitor will give you more info than you know what to do with, and more data than you understand, but having too much data is never a bad thing when investigating an issue with your phone or tablet. It runs on any Android device with 2.1 or higher, and a pro version is available for $0.99 with better support for a tablet view and more settings options. Grab it from the Google Play store. [Google Play Link]

Sean Brunett - The Avengers Live Wallpaper (Free)

The Avengers

AvengersThere’s a little movie called The Avengers out right now that has done pretty well at the box office. If you haven’t seen it yet and are a comic book fan, I highly recommend it. If you’re like me and are a huge fan of The Avengers, you need to check out The Avengers Live Wallpaper app. The app is pretty self explanatory, as it gives you live wallpapers of all of the Avengers to choose from. The app is free, but there is an in-app purchase of $0.99 which will unlock all of the wallpapers. If you do unlock them, you will also gain access to the soundboard, which contains popular lines from the movie. So if you would like to see Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow or Hawkeye on your Android device, check out The Avengers Live Wallpaper. [Google Play Link]

Richard Devine - Floating Player Beta (£0.61)

Floating Beta

Those who followed our coverage of the Samsung Galaxy S III launch, will no doubt have seen the pop-up play feature floating betathat allows for video watching whilst still doing other tasks. Floating Player aims to bring a similar experience to other devices.

There's not really a lot that needs to be said. It works on a variety of devices, phones and tablets, by putting a small video window overlay onto the screen that always sits in front of what else you may be doing. You just select the Floating Player as your chosen video player when opening up a video. Then a full size video player starts up with the option to create a popup. It's still in beta remember, but it's great to see someone giving this a try. [Google Play Link]

Chris Parsons - Someecards (Free / $0.99)

someecards

SomeecardsIf you're like me and have a somewhat twisted sense of humor then you no doubt heard about someecards by now. Until recently, their app was only available on iOS but now they've gone ahead and made the transition to Android. They offer two versions of the app. One free with limited features and one paid (99 cents) with expanded sharing options and saving features. Realistically, both versions aren't exactly great as they don't offer card creation as of yet but no matter what version you choose -- it's good for a laugh when bored and I'm sure they'll be updating the app over time to include more features. [Google Play Link]

 
There are 13 comments

A bit weak this week. Badass looks good, but the others are weak. Paying for an app in beta? Really?

I downloaded it and it's GREAT! Also, the Domino's app works great. (see my comment below)

icebike says:

Meh, Badass doesn't offer anything I don't already get with Battery Left, other than substituting its own graphic for the stock usage chart and twice the ram usage.

Also the pro version is 1.99, not 0.99. (I know, bank breaker;-)

dan4patriots says:

haha, with my Droid Razr Maxx i dont need Jerry's pick

The Dominos Pizza app is great, but...DAMN! It's huge! Thank God for App2SD!!!

DWR_31 says:

As a ex-Dominos employee I can honestly say that the higher ups did listen to us lower employees when designing this app. The app is big but they did it right.
(It only took them 3 years)

The Avengers wallpaper is well worth a slight lag. Gonna play with the settings to see if it can be remedied.
(Graphically intense, Beautiful)

Floating Player is something I need to try on my tablet.

captain_dl says:

I tried the Avengers live wallpaper last week. It slowed my GNex down like crazy. I removed it within minutes of downloading it.

LaFlamme says:

Love Badass. Been with it for about a month after trying out a dozen other battery apps. It really breaks things down in a nice way and gives a clear idea of what kind of life you're getting. There are so many battery apps but so few good ones. My search ended here. Finally.

sanibel says:

Floating Player Beta? Firstly, a beta for pay is silly @ best. Secondly, watching videos while multitasking: On a small screen? We've become multi-obsessive about multitasking; a hyper generation that can't sit still and afraid to enjoy a moment dedicated to one thing ~ anything! Geeesh. I normally like your apps review, but this week it's oh-hum light.

Impulses says:

Dunno why you're making such a big deal about it, the floating player type app seems very useful for watching or listening to videos which might just be news or a discussion (basically talking heads) while getting other stuff done on a mobile device, something I'd generally either not do or reach for my laptop to do. No one's forcing you to use it you know...

sledgie#AC says:

StickIt! is much better just for the simple reason that you can resize the window. who gave Samsung the idea of a floating video player? most likely stickit's developer or this guy. both are great on tablets. now all we need is one that can do netflix

Marbash says:

Before I read this article I used "Battery Status Bar (AD Free), costed me $1. But it seems like Badass~ is ad-free even without having to purchase the pro version. So I think I'm going to test it out for a little while to see if I like it. If now, I've always have the other paid app as backup. :)

baykes says:

The Domino's app used to set off watchdog like every 3 minutes for me, i uninstalled it. That was months ago though when tit first surfaced, maybe they've improved it some?