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The Trendsetter: Android App Inventions and the Google App Inventor!

Posted on August 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

Developers should more or less, code anything and everything they want in their real life. They can create apps to check the weather, code a game to play it and for every problem they encounter, shrug your shoulders and say: “There’s an app for that”. Indeed, with Android storming the app world there is constant need for new apps which utilize the full ‘brain power’ of the newest smartphones on the block.

As customers and businessmen are going mobile, it is difficult to bring out products and services to the mobile market but one needs to stay in touch with the market. The need is to stay in loop with the existing customers and attract the new ones with innovative ideas which can solve real world problems. Android has a vast customer base of potential clients. Most of the apps which are in demand are lifestyle apps and utilities.

While creating Android apps, one needs to keep the relevant content fresh and attractive to the critical tech-savvy audience which is quite difficult. Adopt new technologies for pleasing new consumers since the consumers always prefer the newest thing on the surface. Mobile apps continue to grow and customers scour for the next big app which can create the right impression. The apps that you provide need to be easy on the customers and they should like the ease in which it solves their problem or fulfills their need.

Android apps are important to get your company a huge brand exposure. Having an Android app in the marketplace provides chances of limitless marketing and other huge perks. One needs to consider whether the benefits that the app provides outweigh the costs of investment. Then decide on whether it should be a paid app or free! The Android app development process involves a trustworthy app developer who would have the ability to create and share innovative apps which should not mean a pricey investment.

Now here is a worthy bit of information for all non-developers. The news at Google is that it is launching a new tool which would help one create an Android app even though if one is a non-developer.

Google App Inventor is the name of this tool which claims to enable non-coders to create fully functional Android apps by completing a series of “blocks.” The App Inventor has been tested for a year in schools and now available to those who fill up their registration form.

The best part is now non-developers will be able to create Android apps and get into the market without an approval process. The increase of apps will be radical enough now since the volume would get increased, even though it is doubtful that there would be any growth in quality. There is one advantage though that the new App inventor would prompt non-developers to refine their skills by taking app development professionally. If the school-children can do it, then why can’t others do it? Google seems to thinking in appealing the non-developers too.

Top Android Apps

Posted on August 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

With so many apps available, it’s hard to find which apps are the best. We’ve done our best to make a list of some the coolest and most useful that you’ll find for free. Some of these apps have paid options as well which adds more features or benefits. So let’s take a look at some of these apps.

1. Advanced Task Killer Free

Chances are that if your already an Android user, you already have ATK. If not, we recommend you pick it up as soon as possible. You may notice that your Android phone loses battery life faster than you would like. This app allows you to quickly kill a lot of the apps that your aren’t using at the time. These apps are all using memory and cpu. Advanced Task Killer Free is the perfect app to kill these process and save on your battery life.

2. AP Mobile

This app is basically everything you will ever need in a news app. Some great things about this app is that it will grab news stories for and cache them for offline reading, it can tailor your local news stories by zip code, customizable homepage, constant updates, multiple categories and videos as well.

3. Astrid

Astrid is a to-do list application which allows you to create simple and complex to-do lists. You can start with a basic list of tasks and more levels of complexity as needed. For example, you can add tags to your to-do list items such as family, or work. You can set varying levels of reminders for each item as well.

4. Astro File Manager

We really cannot stress enough how much we recommend this app. See the cool thing is that there are so many apps out there but what happens when we run out of space on our smartphones? Astro File Manager allows you to view your Android phones complete file system. You can store apps on your SD card but you cannot launch the app from there. You can however choose which apps you want to use and swap them in an instant. Very cool app!

5. Bonsai Blast

We really couldn’t create this list without including at least one great Android game. Bonsai Blast is a classic game. The user shoots colorful bubbles and strings holding other colorful bubbles. The graphics are great and its very addictive. Check it out.

For a more complete list of awesome free Android apps check out Top Android Apps.

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Best Android Apps for Families

Posted on August 8, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Good, The Bad and The Irrelevant

We see the good and the bad, and everything in-between. Sorting through the Android Marketplace of over 300,000 apps is no small task, but we’ve been steadily working towards finding the best stuff for your family, and giving you a breakdown of the cool and the drool (our version of the good & bad) on all types of apps, not just games.

All of the apps that we review have to pass a precursory inspection before we will even consider them for our review process. This means that we only review apps that have some relevance to families, aren’t malicious, and generally meet a certain level of quality.

The Best of the Best

But even though all of the apps that we review meet these initial criteria, there is still a huge difference between an acceptable app and a truly enjoyable app that surpasses our expectations.
It’s always a treat to stumble upon an app that is really well made, entertaining, engaging and has some sort of depth to the interaction that it provides. You can always tell when there has been an extra bit of effort and love built into an app, and (coming from people who use and review a bunch of different apps) it’s definitely appreciated.

These are the apps that stand apart from the others, they are some of Famigo’s favorites, and we think that your family will absolutely love them too:

Top Paid Apps

Cut the Rope – $0.99

A beautiful game with adorable characters and a gorgeous user interface. It plays off of really interesting and intricate physics puzzles. If Pixar had made a blockbuster app, this would be it. Although this app has been popular on Apple’s app store for a while, it is new to the Android Market.

Drawing Pad – $1.99

There are a lot of drawing apps out there, and a bunch that are supposedly designed especially for kids. From what we’ve seen, they’re mainly lackluster. (Meaning they look like bad rip-offs of Paint, with design queues taken from the 1980s, not that we don’t love the 80’s, but these apps aren’t even trying to be retro!) This drawing app, however, is fantastic. It’s clean, easy to use, and has a ton of choices for different colors and materials

X Construction – $1.43

We like this one so much that we keep on playing it, practically everyday, even though we’ve already reviewed it. It’s challenging, sometimes frustratingly so, but that’s what keeps us coming back to it over and over again. There’s something about being responsible for a train completing its journey that’s oddly satisfying.

Nano Panda – $0.97

There’s one word that describes this app: adorable. It’s another physics-based puzzle game, but it manages to be delightful through its game play, user interface, and excessive use of pandas. In our eyes there’s no such thing as too many pandas, so this app gets the Famigo seal of approval.

Top Free Apps

Peggle

This is a brightly colored, easy to play app that is fun for everyone. It has the capability of being multi-user, which we love. (It’s always more fun to play together!) There’s an especially nice touch built into the game, win a level and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

Angry Birds

This one really goes without saying. When an app has its own line of kid’s toys and a movie in the works, you
know there’s got to be something to it. What is that something? Probably the great graphics, cute characters, challenging game play and wide audience appeal. We’d happily pay for a version without ads, but that isn’t an option yet.

Shift Lite Puzzle Game

A really challenging puzzle game with a deceptively simple black and white look. Each level provides new (and progressively frustrating) challenges that can all be solved with four simple actions, figuring out which of the four and in what combination is the problem.

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