Android Community App Directory, a simple - but full-featured - way to promote your software. Listings in the App Directory can be as simple or as info-rich as you want, and the whole thing is organized by category with user-ratings and commenting. You can also see which software is getting the most attention or the most feedback. We've got a number of new features planned that should roll out over the rest of this week, again answering some of the more common requests we've had over the past few months. Let us know what you think - we're always open to suggestions!
Tagged: Android Applications
Fresh to the Android Market, the app allows users to search and browse Amazon's MP3 catalog and purchase DRM-free music for download to their smartphone. As well as manual searches, Amazon have provided shortcut links to the top 100 albums and top 100 songs, and they say any media you can access on the desktop version of the store should be accessible on the mobile client. That means over 9m tracks, priced from £0.29 ($0.47) upwards. You can download the Amazon MP3 store from the Android Market now.
Larva Labs is stirring up some serious competition with their replacement GUI app, which is described as an almost Facebookian approach, and a mix between “Zune, Motoblur, and HTC’s Sense”.
leaked Sense UI ROM for Android 2.1 out there. You don't have an HTC phone? Well, that might not be a problem now, as long as you have an Android-based phone. Beautiful Widgets has come to the rescue, and is now available on the Android Market. Beautiful Widgets is actually a set of widgets that run on Google's free mobile Android platform, with a stylish and nice looking design inspired by the HTC interface (Sense UI). So, all those Motorola DROID owners who would kill to have Sense UI on their smartphones, now you don't have to (killing is never good, you know). If you own a Samsung Android-based phone, you can also get this app to work for you. Next are the Features: - Two nice looking flip clocks with 12/24 hours support - Weather with realistic icons - Celcius and fahrenheit temperature - Automatic language detection - Geolocation for the weather city, or the ability to enter the city name - Automatic sunset/sunrise calculation - High res graphics for WVGA Devices (such as the Motorola Droid) - 1x1 beautiful Wifi/Bluetooth/Plane mode/Silent/Vibrate widgets to easily enable or disable them - 1x1 GPS widget that act as shortcut to enable or disable location in the settings. Check below for 2 screenshots of Beautiful Widgets running on a DROID by Motorola:
Gameloft, the French mobile phone games company, is cutting their investment in Android platform. According to Gameloft, not just them, but other software developers are cutting back because of the weakness of the Android Market. All of us know that compared to the Apple App Store, not just the Android Market, but any other app store from any other platform is smaller. But according to Alexandre de Rochefort, Gameloft's finance director;
We have significantly cut our investment in Android platform, just like ... many others. It (Android Market) is not as neatly done as on the iPhone. Google has not been very good to entice customers to actually buy products. On Android nobody is making significant revenue. We are selling 400 times more games on iPhone than on Android.With all the attention in the mobile industry that Android has got lately, specially with the release of the Motorola DROID by Verizon, and Sony Ericsson bringing an Android based phone of their own. This, you would think, should not be happening. Anyway, comparing games on iPhone to Android as a base line doesn't look right (or fair). Android is growing, and will get to the point where those who are living will reconsider and come back, at least, that is my personal opinion. And I'm not an Android owner! So, what do you think? Let us know in the comments. [Via Reuters]
Xataka Movil are letting us know that Vimeo works on Android and the other phone. So far the Staff Picks and HD video showcase (high def channels from Vimeo) have been already converted to be Android friendly. Well, not all the videos, but that's a good start. And as you can see on the image above, support for all Plus Members will soon be available too. So Android and iDon't users can start to enjoy some of the fine videos that you can find at Vimeo. And as time goes by, and this gets on the right track, Vimeo might end up with an application for Android pretty soon. How soon? Well, not an exact date, but soon.
You are receiving this email because you have applications published in Android Market. We’d like to let you know that there is a new Developer Distribution Agreement (DDA) for Android Market. The next time you sign in to the Android Market publisher website, you’ll be asked to agree to these new terms before continuing. If you have not accepted the new DDA by Friday, December 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, your application(s) will be unpublished from the Android Market. You can view and accept the new agreement by visiting http://market.android.com/publish/ddaUpdate. Please do not reply to this message. Thanks, The Android Market Team
finally released their official app into the Android Market, meaning that premium subscribers to the music streaming service can now access tracks on the move. As promised, the app delivers on-device database browsing, playlist creation and offline playback. The offline playback means that playlist contents are cached, and can be replayed while the Android device is temporarily without a 3G or WiFi signal or indeed switched to airplane mode. A third-party app delivering catalog access was released back in August, but removed at the request of the company themselves. Spotify Mobile for Android (and the iPhone/iPod touch app, which has also been released today) is available for download now, and requires a subscription to Spotify Premium. That costs £9.99 per month ($18); currently Spotify is only available in the UK, France, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Spain, though a US launch has been tipped for as early as the end of 2009. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ALGPknOsiU[/youtube] [via SlashGear]
we've seen for the Android platform, but Vision Objects' MyScript system still finds itself with little company. MyScript recognizes all manner of individual characters, hand-printed and cursive handwriting in around sixteen different languages, and is happy with you using a finger rather than a stylus to trace out letters on your Android handset's screen. As the video demo, below, shows, you don't have to wait for individual letters or even words to be recognized before moving on. Instead, the text-entry box effectively scrolls across, creating more space to write; you can squeeze a couple of words on-screen at a time. Vision Objects provide handwriting-recognition engines to a number of partner software companies, so it's possible we could see an Android version of MyScript using the technology from another developer. No word on when that might happen, though. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCpwfUD024E[/youtube] [via UMPC Tips]