App stores like the one from google have expanded in recent years since the release of the first app, since then apps have appeared to cater for various needs for smartphone and android users. People can now download apps onto their phones to pay for things like coffee, act as bus passes, etc. This is a list of the most useful Android apps.
- BBC weather. Released in 2013, giving out meteorological information and coming with stylish widgets, this app brought with it long range forecasts which offers location aware settings no matter where you are, and gives support for multiple locations which make finding out the weather much easier.
- The Mailbox app is compatible with Gmail and iCloud email accounts, pulls your messages into a stylish interface for users to handle their email traffic.
- HTC Zoe – an app that creates animated clips, which are shareable with friends can edit clips before they’re put on social media sites like Twitter or Facebook.
- Glympse is an app which locks onto GPS satellites, meaning you can always be aware of your location, or you can share the information with your friends. Glimpse is the latest of the location based apps, and to make it easier your friends don’t need to upload the app onto their own Android to receive the information of where you are.
- Twitter is another must have for users who use this social media giant to keep track of their followers and their friends in 140 or fewer characters. Twitter has put shackles on alternatives, but this official app is simple to use and is functional.
- Vine. It took time for the movie sensation to appear as an app for Android, and it took a little time for the bugs present in the program to be ironed out. The end result is worth it because the Vine app is a simple tool for recording/stop motion and animation, and it lets you shoot live video on your phone which you can then upload onto social media. The app also lets you view other Vine users’ work and users can simply leaf through the categories and pages, and also let’s you favorite others.
- Dropbox, this app lets you access any file from your home PC, tablet, work PC and phone. It also allows uploading of photos taken on your phone into your account, meaning after a bit of work uploading and downloading the content, your photos are there in your account.
- eBay. Not exactly one of the most attractive apps for Android, but it lets you browse, watch, buy and sell items thanks to the built in cameras in the Android which helps you take pictures of the items you want to sell, whilst integrating a Paypal sign in. Some consider the app better than the desktop counterpart.
- WhoSampled is an app for Android that you can get for free. It’s an app version of the music database that can tell you who’s stolen the lines, and gives out trivia to music fans. WhoSampled’s app has a feature where you can scan your existing music collection and lets you know where the addictive music you’ve gotten is by pinpointing it.
10. WhatsAPP. This free app for the first year is a messaging giant. The concept behind it is simple – it takes over the text messaging system on your phone, routing your messages through WI-FI instead. Meaning – no more SMS allowances, no more restrictions on the size of the messages, and image resolutions are sent more decently.
11. AmazonAppstore – It might be hard getting this onto an Android; Google aren’t really keen on letting rival app stores appear. The end result is worth it, though. Some of the apps might be rubbish, but some of the others are alright.