Dedicated readers of Android Central, we apologize for the delay in bringing you our latest application selections! I hope we have not hindered you from taking a leap into the huge market to find something great to use for yourself! Well, without any further delays, let's take a look at some of this weeks selections.
Ali Fazel - What The Doodle!? (Lite)
What the Doodle can be best described as a mobile multi player version of Pictionary, except you don't have to play with people you know. The premise is simple: draw a picture based on the word you're given, and try to figure out what other people are drawing. Players take turns drawing, but for guessing the answer everyone just blurts out their answers in the text below. You get points for players being able to guess what you drew as well as for being able to guess what other people are drawing. Sounds simple, right? Well then go play! [Market Link | AppBrain]
Sean Brunett - Battery Indicator
Need to know exactly how much battery you have left? How about in the form of a percentage and in the notification bar? Then download Battery Indicator, which calculates battery life as well as more detailed information about the state of the battery. I’ve tried a few applications that do this, but they were either inaccurate or would stop working after a while. I have encountered no problems with Battery Indicator thus far. The app displays battery life as a percentage in the notification bar. If you slide it out, it will provide you with information on if your battery is in good health or not, the temperature, and how long it has been since you last unplugged it. It’s a nifty little app and one that will help you tweak your battery usage settings. There is a free and a paid version, so try it out and if you like it, support the developer! Free [Market Link | AppBrain] $0.99 [Market Link | AppBrain]
Jerry Hildenbrand - Word Search Unlimited (free)
Games don't have to have lasers, Zerg, or Mini Coopers to be fun -- especially for those of us whose reflexes aren't what they used to be. Word Search Unlimited is your basic word search, but has a few customization extras to keep it from getting stale. It's themeable (I like the easy-to-read BlueSky theme), has three difficulty levels to choose from, and a huge choice of word lists that range from Animals to SAT Vocabulary words. It's doubtful that Word Search Unlimited will get your heart pumping and the adrenaline flowing, but it's a great time waster, and is pretty relaxing to play while listening to a podcast or two late in the evening. Word Search Unlimited is free on the Android Market. [Market Link | AppBrain]
Ross Lovelace - NewsRob
NewsRob is a great feed reader for those of us who want to sync with Google Reader. It's simple and elegant, with all the functionality you could hope for in a Google Reader client. Because it is simple, if you don't like any of the main design elements out of the box, it may not be for you. It has a free version for more casual (or just plain cheaper) users, with a premium, ad-free version available for more passionate users. At €4.99 (or over $6) the premium version isn't cheap, but the free version is fairly full-featured. Free [Market Link | AppBrain] Paid [Market Link | AppBrain]
Jared DiPane - Hello Kitty Puzzles
Sometimes I find myself with a couple minutes to spare, and since my phone is always with me this is how I generally chose to kill some time. While there are tons of games, launchers, messaging clients and other applications sometimes I am in the mood for something a little different. While this may be a little unconventional to some, and a bit odd to others, those with young ones who love Hello Kitty this is a huge success. The application is simple, move the pieces, solve the puzzle. For the young, those who love Hello Kitty, or those who just want to keep their mind going by doing something, this is definitely a pretty interesting way to do so. [Market Link | AppBrain]
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