Since getting my Google Nexus 7 tablet, I have been loving the pure Android experience of Jelly Bean. It’s simple, clean and nice to look at. I’m eager for it to roll out to my Samsung Galaxy S2, but I just don’t feel comfortable rooting and flashing my phone to get it now. So I went looking for a launcher that gives me that Jelly Bean feeling, without potentially turning my phone into a brick. Holo Launcher HD, from Mobint Software, is a free app in the Play Store that gives you the appearance and feeling of Jelly Bean, without[Read More...]
One of my favourite games on Android is Stick Cricket which I reviewed when it first came out on Android. Today Stick Sports has released another game into the Google Play Store : Stick Tennis. Following in the same graphical style of play seen in Stick Cricket, Stick Tennis offers players the chance to play an addictively challenging game of Tennis against a vast array of opponents on many different court types. It’s Free to download and play although there are in-app purchases which I’ll list as we go. The game arrives a couple of months after it was released[Read More...]
For quite some time there has been an app available for the iOS users of Pinterest. It wasn’t fantastic, but it was an app. Android users have had to put up with a rather lacklustre mobile site, which actually stopped me from using the site when I wasn’t at my computer. That changed this week when Pinterest released an updated iOS and a brand spanking new Android App. I downloaded it as soon as I found out about it. I love Pinterest. It has been a source of inspiration on more than one occasion since I joined, more than a[Read More...]
In a move that will surely make a lot of people and developers happy; Google is rolling out the ability for app developers labelled as “Top Developers” (think: Zynga, Facebook, Twitter, Gameloft) to reply to users comments/reviews in the Google Play Store. Now developers will be able to “school” unruly and moaning users who complain about the app when, in fact, they’re just using it wrong, as well as give feedback and thanks to users for their input.
There’s an uprising taking place in the Google Play Store and it’s aimed at the Google Play Movies app. People (read: savvy users) are pissed at Google for not allowing them to rent or buy videos just because their device is rooted. I myself can see both sides of the story — users want freedom; Google doesn’t want videos to be recorded or downloaded illegally — but it does beg the question of how Google will solve this issue if they do at all. The total amount of rooted users isn’t likely to be that large, but they’re certainly the[Read More...]
Beanhunter is an app that has been released by a company based in Melbourne, having released their Beanhunter iOS app a fair while ago, they have received many requests for an Android version which they released just in time for Christmas last year. The app which allows you to find cafes near you (or anywhere in the world), read and write reviews about cafes in their extensive database or add cafes if they aren`t, it also allows you to save your favourite cafes for quick access on your phone or online. I’ve been playing with it for a while and[Read More...]
It’s not all that often that a high quality app is available exclusively to Android (well initially anyway), but the people who brought Flash to Android now bring you six more of them in the Adobe Touch app family. Adobe Touch apps are a suite of creative apps designed for tablets, but not restricted to them, since you can share files through Adobe Creative Cloud allowing you to share work between your tablet and Adobe Creative Suite software on your computer. These apps will not appeal to everyone but they will be very popular with the creative types who need[Read More...]
The wait is over, the official Tintin movie tie-in game from Gameloft is now available to purchase. The movie, which is due out on the 26th of Decemeber is fantastic and Tintin fans can get a look at the storyline by playing through this game. It follows the general storyline of the film but doesn`t spoil the movie experience when you watch it. After the initial purchase and install of the game, when you first launch it you are prompted to download 898mb of files, so i’d suggest completing the download on Wifi. Once the download is completed you watch[Read More...]
Arriving just in time for the Cricket season is a game that my brother has been telling me about on iOS for ages, Stick Cricket. This game has been hugely popular on iOS for a long time and apparently has seen a huge amount of community pressure to release an Android version which Stick Sports has now done. Stick Cricket is free in the Android market, allows you to practise a few overs with different bowlers before trying your skills out in the World Domination section where you can pit your cricketing skills against some of the worlds best bowlers[Read More...]
Hotmail, the worlds longest standing free cloud email solution has finally delivered an official app in the market for Android. With a reported 355 million active Hotmail accounts worldwide at the end of 2010 (compared to Gmail figures of 193 million), it’s surprising that it’s taken Microsoft so long to deliver an app for Android devices. But does it tick all the boxes?
I recently got my hands on the Xperia Play (thanks, Sony Ericsson!) to have a play with some of the new games that had been announced exclusively for the device. One of those games was Minecraft Pocket Edition. Being a massive fan of Minecraft on the desktop I was interested to see what the mobile edition of the game was offering. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the game is exactly how you see it on the desktop (although the shadowing and lighting effects aren’t as good), it’s not a game the kind of looks like Minecraft and they[Read More...]
A free app that allows you unlimited messages and calls through your data connection can be a bit of a trap for new players. But for those of us that have either a high data plan, or understand that VoIP connections can chew through a lot of data are in the box seat to use Viber to its full potential and save ourselves some money!
It’s not often we review games on Ausdroid, but when they are made by Australian developers, we’re keen to make sure we take the time to play them and show our support for the developers where we can. As the name would suggest, Platinum Air Hockey (made by Australian Developer, Platinum Apps) is a simulated Air Hockey game available only on Android tablets. It has all the parts needed for a great Air Hockey game, 2 paddles, a puck and a table.