Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 8 May 2015 5:42 am
The new service lets you conveniently order food directly from Google search results.
When you search for nearby restaurants, you'll now find an option called "Place an order" that directs you to build your order a food delivery service, all without having to visit the restaurant's website.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 7 May 2015 6:44 pm
Expedia has updated its Android app today with new sections for booking local activities and ground transport.
In today's Expedia for Android update, the popular trip-planning service has added the ability to browse and book tickets to shows, themeparks, and tours, as well as secure transport from the airport to a hotel through the new "Activities" and "Cars" sections.
Verizon Wireless will pre-load the Lyft app on some of its Android smartphones in a new partnership with the car-sharing company.
Verizon Wireless announced today a new agreement with Lyft, the car-sharing company, that will not only see the Lyft app pre-loaded on some Verizon Android smartphones but will also give Lyft drivers discounts on Verizon's devices.
The popular music streaming service Spotify could be planning an expansion into original video content, as the company announces a press event on May 20.
The report comes from the Wall Street Journal, claiming that Spotify's video service will be available to subscribers and non-subscribers.
Yahoo has updated Flickr, both for Android and on the web, adding auto-uploads for all photos and videos on your device, a new timeline view, and more.
Flickr can now automatically upload all of the photos and videos you've taken on your device.
A quick update, folks, on the state of the official Android Central app: We are still here!
We've taken a little bit of time away to break in a new developer, which is why we've been a little absent for the past few months. But we're happy to report that we're once again back in the development process. And that starts today with a new update that fixes a longstanding crash that would occur...
Updates are available for both HTC Sense Home and HTC Lock Screen through Google Play, bringing some new functionality and other improvements.
HTC has pushed out updates for HTC Lock Screen and HTC Sense Home to Google Play. The updates not only fix some bugs, and enhance the performance, but also add new features as well. Recently we saw HTC rebrand Blinkfeed to Sense Home, and this update...
Google is attempting to make working out a little better by adding some fun to the exercise.
Games in Motion is the latest set of sample code from Google that gives developers an idea of how to integrate additional Android Wear functionality to make working out a little better. Knowing that it can be hard to keep motivated on runs, Google is hoping that being able to complete missions while...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 4 May 2015 3:35 pm
Belkin has announced an update to its WeMo app that brings IFTTT recipe support to its connected LED lightbulbs.
In the coming update, WeMo LED lightbulb users will be able to create IFTTT recipes for a wide variety of situations, such as turning the lights on when a user pulls into their driveway, or flashing the lights when you receive a tweet (yes, that's a thing).
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 4 May 2015 2:49 pm
Popular calorie-tracking app MyFitnessPal has launched a premium version of its service that brings an ad-free experience along with some added features.
MyFitnessPal Premium runs $9.99 per month, or $49.99 a year, and removes advertisements, adds premium content such as original recipes and meal plans, and lets subscribers jump ahead in line for customer support.
Posted by Harish Jonnalagadda on 4 May 2015 2:23 am
With Instant Articles, Facebook is set to host content from publications such as BuzzFeed, The New York Times, National Geographic and others natively on its website.
The move is targeted to decrease load times for articles hosted externally, with The Wall Street Journal report stating that links shared on Facebook take around eight seconds to load on mobile devices:
Our weekly app picks
Appday Sunday is upon us and as we do every week, we have a handful of great apps to share with everyone. This week we have a good mix of apps for phone and watch alike, from old standard-bearers and new favorites developers.
Give these a look and then take a minute to tell us all about the apps you are using and love so we can give them a try. We all find some of our...
The Amazon Echo just got a lot more useful thanks to a new channel and support from the IFTTT team.
IFTTT, the popular automation service, has added a new channel that allows you to do even more with your Amazon Echo. Previously the Echo was a bit limited in what it could do, integrating with very few services out of the box. The IFTTT team's latest channel, Amazon Alexa, brings some new...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 1 May 2015 3:49 pm
As it prepares to wrap up its 40th season, Saturday Night Live has launched an official app on Android.
Within the app, you'll be able to stream an extensive backlog of clips, never-aired videos, and share your favorites to Facebook (if that's your thing).
Google is making voice commands even more powerful with the ability to launch and interact with apps, without having to touch the screen.
Getting things done on your Android device just got even easier thanks to Google's latest addition to Google search. With the new features, users will now be able to launch apps, as well as do things within these apps, all without having to touch the screen...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 30 Apr 2015 2:57 pm
VLC for Android has received a pretty nice update, which most notably brings support for background video playback.
Also coming along with today's VLC update is a new look for the audio player, a new file browser, and a ton of other little tweaks like more Lollipop animations and under-the-hood changes.
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 30 Apr 2015 2:36 pm
If you fancy using Google's Messenger app, you'll be happy to know that it recently got an update that adds the ability to use quick-reply from notifications.
Though it's undocumented in Messenger's changelog on the store, you can see the feature in action above. When a new message comes in, the notification tab now has a reply button.
HTC has updated its camera app in Google Play with a new and long-awaited feature — the ability to shoot pictures in the RAW format.
Much has been said about HTC's camera in the M9, but it ultimately comes down to this: It can take some really good pictures, if you're patient and don't mind getting out of Auto mode and shooting more manually. And today M9 mobile photogs have gotten a pretty...
T-Mobile customers will get MLB at Bat 2015 free again, thanks to T-Mobile being the official wireless partner of the MLB.
For the past couple of years T-Mobile has offered its customers a free season of MLB at Bat, and they are back with the same this year. Beginning on May 1, T-Mobile customers can download the MLB at Bat 15 app on their devices and receive a free season pass, a $19.99 value...
Posted by Dan Thorp-Lancaster on 29 Apr 2015 7:40 pm
Airbnb announced a pretty big update for its Android app today that finally optimizes the app's interface for bigger screens.
In its announcement, Airbnb says that it took a magazine-like approach to developing the UI for tablets, with large images taking center stage.