Since watching my first episode of Star Trek – The Original Series around 30 years ago, I have wanted a Tricorder. The closest I think I’ll come though is my Smartphone and to that end I love the amount of sensors built-in to our phones these days, so I found this app to try out, Android Sensor Box which basically gives you a very nice visual representation of what the sensors in your phone are detecting about their surroundings. All the sensor types are there : Accelerometer, Light, Orientation, Proximity, Temperature, Gyroscope, Sound, Magnetic and Pressure sensors are all visually represented (Except the Temperature Sensor on the Nexus 4) based on what your phone has available.
The Android Sensor Box is free on Google Play for devices running Android 2.1 and upwards and is a 3.4MB download.
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AIDE is an integrated development environment (IDE) for developing real Android Apps directly on Android devices. AIDE supports the full edit-compile-run cycle: write code with the feature rich editor offering advanced features like code completion, real-time error checking, refactoring and smart code navigation, and run your App with a single click.
$2.71 – was $9.99
Trial: Masqed Crusader Trial
The Masqed Crusader is a Network Optimization Tool for ROOT USERS ONLY. It increases web browsing speed and privacy. It is the only app of its kind on the Android Market!
$2.43 – was $4.99
BaDoink Video Downloader PLUS
Trial: BaDoink Video Downloader
Download any video instantly with BaDoink Video Downloader! With our app you can download multiple videos at once without a download limit. Don’t let your favorite videos cost you in data overage charges from your cellphone provider. Save videos and watch them as much as you want. It’s that easy!
$1.93 – was $3.99
ABBYY Business Card Reader
ABBYY Business Card Reader is a timesaving app that makes it effortless to enter and manage your contacts.
$1.92 – was $9.99
Draw Race 2
A unique, touch-based racing game developed by RedLynx, the creators of Trials HD, DrawRace 2: Racing Evolved is the groundbreaking sequel to the critically acclaimed DrawRace and improves on its predecessor in every way, from the inclusion of a new turbo button, a host of online options, and new, highly detailed 3D tracks.
$1.93 – was $2.99
Trial: Backflip Madness Demo
Trial: Backflip Madness Demo (ARMv6)
Backflip Madness is a fast-paced, parkour-flavored extreme sports game. Your goal is simple – make tons of spectacular tricks and stunts. Take it to the extreme!
$0.99 – was $1.49