Android App Update

RunKeeper for Android update brings more interactive friends tab

RunKeeper for Android v3.7 arrived in beta form earlier in the week and as of today, that update is now ready for primetime. Simply put, RunKeeper v3.7 has landed in the Play Store. The changelog isn't particularity long for this update, however it does bring a new and improved Friends tab. Basically, the folks at RunKeeper have made the Friends tab more interactive.

Google My Tracks update improves location accuracy, battery usage, more

The Google My Tracks app is one that can keep track of your data while out and about. The app promises to be able to keep track of your path, speed, distance and elevation while you are walking, running, biking or driving. While the app has been around for some time now, a recent update has made the app a bit smarter. Well, smarter along with some other improvements.

Netflix app update brings an improved Android 4.3 experience

Netflix has recently rolled out the latest app update for Android users. This update is currently available by way of the Google Play Store and despite having a changelog that is on the shorter side -- it does seem like it will be an update welcomed by a select group of users. Specifically, an update that is welcomed by those running Android 4.3 or using the app on a Nexus 7.

Instagram 4.1 update brings video improvements

Instagram for Android was updated to v4.0 back towards the end of June. That was the update that added video support and as of today it looks like Instagram v4.1 has arrived. Similar to the 4.0 update, Instagram 4.1 keeps the focus on video. In this case there is now support for Ice Cream Sandwich as well as for videos in your Gallery.

Twitter for Android update improves search and login security

The latest Twitter app update has arrived in the Play Store. This one is bringing improvements to search and to the login verification process. Beginning first with the search improvements, this one deals with social context and images. The social context portion may sound familiar as it was introduced on the web last week.

Facebook for Android update brings Cover Feed without Home

If you liked the idea of Cover Feed but were against using the full Facebook Home setup you may want to grab this latest update. Facebook for Android has recently been updated and you can now do just that -- use Cover Feed as your lockscreen without having to make the full Facebook Home commitment. Aside from enabling Cover Feed for non-Home users, there has also been some additional device support for Facebook Home.

Bank of America app update brings new payment options and more

Bank of America has had an Android app available in the Play Store for a while now and while the app had a decent feature set, a recent update has added a bit more in terms of functionality. This latest update is currently sitting in the Play Store and has the app jumping to version 4.3.229. Perhaps more important -- you now have the ability to send (and receive) money using an email address or telephone number.

SwiftKey Cloud beta update improves Flow prediction and more

The SwiftKey Cloud beta launched a short time back and it looks like the first update has arrived. The details are coming by way of the SwiftKey blog where they offers details on the updated release for both tablets and smartphones. This update will bring the version number (for tablets and smartphones) to 4.2.0.94 and the apk for both are available for download at this time.

Netflix user profile support coming “soon” for Android

Netflix had previously announced they were working on individual user profiles. This was originally announced back in June, and as of today it looks like the roll-out is getting ready to begin. The news comes by way of the Netflix Blog where they have announced the launch of this new feature -- a feature that will allow users to create up to five profiles per account.
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