21 Best Google Android Applications

Posted on February 10, 2012. Filed under: andriod |

1. cab4me:- Utilizing Android’s Google Maps application, cab4me lets users call a cab to their location with a single click. By using GPS capabilities to locate not only the user’s current location, but also the location of the nearest cab company, the application can initiate a call to the cab company with a mere click on the map. The application was developed by Konrad Huebner and Henning Boerger.

2. Locale :-Ever get embarrassed at a company meeting when your cell phone unexpectedly goes off? With Locale, you can make sure your device knows to switch to vibrate mode the minute you step into your office. With Android’s GPS capabilities, Locale adjusts your phone’s settings to wherever you’re located. Thus, your phone will forward calls to different numbers based on whether you’re at work or home, or will send out a status message on Twitter letting people know where you’re located. This application was developed by Carter Jernigan, Clare Bayley, Jasper Lin and Christina Wright, with additional contributions from Jennifer Shu.

3. Moov: It calls itself a mobile interface, but in reality Moov is a launcher. From the dashboard view, slide open the keyboard and begin typing the first few letters of your MP3, application, address book contact, and so on to get a list of search suggestions popping up on a separate screen. Moov even helps you out by offering tabs that let you search your term in the publisher’s other apps: Fbook, Quickpedia, Local (Yelp), and Dial Zero.

4. PicSay :- PicSay is an award winning application for Android, Google’s upcoming platform for mobile phones. PicSay will liven up the pictures on your mobile phone by enabling you to add text, graphics, effects, and more.

5. Softrace :- This application actually lets you set up real, live races with your friends and track their progress in real time while the race is going on. Whether on foot, bicycle or skis, Softrace uses Google Maps’ location API to track each user’s progress, and can store statistics of the race onto Android’s SQLite database. This application was developed by Staffan Kjellberg and Thomas Kjellberg.

6. TuneWiki :- An open source music-based social network, TuneWiki lets users share what they’re listening to with each other, or to use Google Maps to find what users around the world are listening to. TuneWiki also plays audio and video for songs while scrolling synchronized lyrics as they play. The application creates a virtual library of songs that hooks up to the Internet and suggests similar-sounding songs or artists. This application was developed by TuneWiki, with additional help from Rani Cohen, Chad Kouse, Zach Jobbs, Jared Fleener and Amnon Sarig.

7. Quickpedia: This is by far the best Androidized Wikipedia application I’ve seen. Navigating and reading through the Wikipedia entries are simple thanks to Quickpedia’s clean user interface, search suggestions, and GPS-informed searches for adventurous information-seekers. Get a close-up in this First Look video.

8. Wertago :- Billing itself as “the mobile application nightlifers have been waiting for,” Wertago is a social networking application that lets users coordinate social events with their friends, rate current hotspots and create personalized social networking profiles for users to share their favorite locations. Like many other Android applications, Wertago uses Google Maps API to map out different clubs, restaurants and theaters. This application was developed by Kelvin Cheung, Teresa Ko, Peter Ree, Robert Sarvis and Douglas Yeung.

9. Life360 :- This is a neighborhood-centric social networking application that keeps users up-to-date with their local communities and families. Life360 users can receive emergency alerts in their neighborhoods and can send notices to everyone in the area. Whether you’re holding a backyard neighborhood barbecue or looking for help to find a lost pet, Life360 gives you quick access to your neighbors and your family. This application was developed by Chris Hulls Dilpreet Singh, Luis Carvalho, Phuong Nguyen and Steve Potell.

10. Ringdroid: The love affair began early with this app, one of the first to make it into Android’s Market. Ringdroid lets you simply whittle ringtones from songs you already own, and even lets you record your own. Simple is the watchword with this app. It won’t be nearly as powerful as a desktop audio editor like Audacity (Windows|Mac), but for the vast majority of people, that’s entirely OK. See Ringdroid in action in the video below.

11. GoCart (ShopSavvy) :- The goal of GoCart is to help shoppers gather as much information as they need to make smart, informed decisions. Using GPS and Android’s built-in camera to scan bar codes, the application will search both the Web and local stores to compare prices of any product. The application also lets you read user reviews of products and can set up price alerts whenever prices go down either in stores or online. This application was designed by Rylan Barnes, with contributions from Noah Labhart and ZXing Developers.

12. Ecorio :- Track your mobile carbon footprint. Reduce and offset it. Inspire others to do the same. All from your phone. And all for free.

13. Dial Zero: Quickly dial the customer service numbers of over 600 companies and skip directly to a person. Don’t wait through annoying voice prompts any longer. Dial Zero is useful, fast, and simple. Learn tips from other users who share how they got what they wanted from these companies (refunds, canceling their account, etc.). Unfortunately, calling many of these companies is frustrating–we hope the app helps you feel more in control.

14. SplashPlay:- The new way to learn, create and share music on your mobile and a real instrument. Download easy tutorials created by other people, for free.

15. IMEasy:- IMEasy is an instant messaging based application designed particularly for android mobile users. Equipped with handwriting input, video chat, map marking, graffiti and multi-share, IMEasy offers a fresh mobile chatting experience as well as amazingly extends ?touch? with friends. If people want to chat with friends by handwriting, use IMEasy. If people want to show a travel plan to friend just like holding a map and a pen face to face, use IMEasy. If people want to draw paintings or share pictures with friends, use IMEasy.

16. Diggin :- Diggin is an application targeting the Android platform developed by Google. It is developed by Daniel Johansson, Aramis Waernbaum and Andreas Hedin. Submitted to the first round of the Android Developer Challenge, it came out as one of the fifty winners.

17. CompareEverywhere :- CompareEverywhere is a Google Android app that will change the way you shop forever. Scan any barcode and instantly search dozens of online and local stores, finding out if that “sale price” really is a good deal. Read product reviews, listen to music clips, and watch movie trailers with a single tap. Easily connect with stores in your area using driving directions or a phone call. Quickly build shopping lists, wish lists, and share them with friends.

18. Contact Owner:- Give your Android a chance to call home! Display your contact information when the device is locked, allowing the finder to contact you if you happen to lose it. Select yourself from your list of contacts, then select which information you want shown. It will be there when you restart your device and update if you change your contact information.

19. FreeFamilyWatch :- FreeFamilyWatch (FFW) provides compelling and free-to-all location-based services for your GPS mobile device, helping everyone to navigate through safety risks in your daily living, anytime, anywhere. While we can?t guarantee certainties in life, we can surely reduce and avoid unnecessary risks and gain readiness and calmness to tackle life distresses.

20. iSkoot | Life on the go:- iSkoot is a free software program that puts Skype on your mobile phone. Click to call or chat with your Skype buddies! Make inexpensive international calls with iSkoot, as well, through SkypeOut.

21. Hungry :- It is Hungry! promotion website. Hungry! is a free application that tries to ease your hunger by keeping track of the things you want to buy in the supermarket. Yes, it is another shoplist app. With this application you can maintain a list of items you may want to get at the Supermarket. You would only have to write them down one time, the application will keep the list and will make it easy for you to select the items so you wont forget a thing on your next shopping. Also it keeps track of the most bought items as well as the last used so it’ll be easier to select items to buy next time.

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