Creating an app, or mobile website, can be as complicated as you want it to be, thus, making the execution of such apps to be as fast as you want it to be. Depending on your budget and project requirements, app design and development can vary from project to project. In fact, it can take just one day (Flappy Bird) to years to design and maintain an app.
Facebook is leading the top free Android apps this week with the usual suspects – Pandora, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram. New to this week’s top list is Farm Heroes Saga, a game from the makers of Candy Crush Saga. The game was recently updated on February 22, 2014, but was originally released on Android in January of this year. IT was originally created as a Facebook game.
Below, we’ve listed the top free Android apps of the week. The list links to Google Play’s research about the individual apps, including user reviews.
We spotlight the top free apps every week–helping our readers discover, enjoy and analyze successful content. Read more
PR Superstar is today’s free Kindle download and it is a wonderful asset for those working in media. The guide is a book written by PR veteran, Susan Haswell, who has spent her whole life working in sales and marketing for companies like National Express’ Central Trains, Cosmopolitan(TM) Lingerie, Jane Shilton… just to name a few.
PR Superstar is for everyone who wants to capture the power of press release writing; swiftly and without waffle. From the small business owner to the newcomer in a large marketing or PRdepartment, PR Superstar is written with clarity, vision and insightful tips so that you can take your company to the media instantly, and with surprising results. Read more
The best part about living in the Bay Area is the frequent and prolific way that apps enter the market. The whole city is literally, the beta site for app developers. The city is also a huge consumer of ice cream.
So, the best match is this ice cream delivery app: Ice Cream Life. If you live in San Francisco proper, you can get ice cream, delivered to you in 60 minutes or less for $5. The service brings Three Twins organic ice cream, but we think it should offer others as well. Some ice cream are worth the wait, you know?
Now, if I can get a coffee delivery app…
With every step you take, you’re using energy to produce more energy – some of which is absorbed or dissipated, but what if you could harness the movement of every step and use it to charge your cell phone? That’s exactly what researchers at Georgia Tech is doing. The team led by Zhong Lin Wang have developed 4″ charging disk that’s capable of charging smartphones 50 times more efficient than generators of the same dimensions.
The small charging devices uses metallic disks that vibrates with the wearer’s steps. The vibration causes electric current to flow through the disks, generating electrical charges. If you’ve ever gotten static electricity from walking on carpet, you’ll understand the principle behind the device. Read more
Social network giant, Facebook, is seeking to deliver the internet to parts of Africa using 11,000 Solara drones. The unmanned aerial vehicles would behave as low flying satellites, capable of streaming internet data to underdeveloped regions that currently have limited access. The drones will come from Titan Aerospace, a company that Facebook is looking to acquire. Below, you can view a video of the technology behind Titan Aerospace’s Solara.
One thing that’s becoming quite evident is the growing number of photos everyone with smartphones accumulates. Do we even go back and look at them the next year or ever?
If you’ve got thousands of photos, but have no easy process to actually look at them, you should check out this iOS app, Throwback, which just became available for Android users. It’s a photo app that works like a digital time capsule.
Android tablets are gaining momentum in global sales – so much so they were able to overtake the formidable iPads. The findings comes from Gartner research firm: A 127% jump in tablet sales in 2013 saw 61.9% of that market share going to Android devices last year, compared to that of that iPad, which was only at 36%, down from the previous year’s 52.8 percent despite a growth in sales from 61.4 million from 10.4 million. As a company, however, Apple sold over twice as many units of Samsung, its closest competitor.