Voxox has been around on iOS for years now, but this week it finally arrived on Android. And while it may at first look like just another Skype clone, it has some features that make it worth looking at as an alternative.
The app is free, and it comes with a ridiculously long list of features included. One of the coolest is being able to share your location with another Voxox user, regardless of whether either user is on the Android or iOS version of the app. The app will also let you record calls made form the app for free, and you can get a free phone number for making calls outside the Voxox system.
The Galaxy S4 and the HTC One are among the first mainstream Android devices to include an IR blaster, which allows the user to control their TVs and accompanying DVR by using the in-built TV app. However, the IR blaster on these handsets can act as a universal remote for any device, which has an infrared sensor, including your TV, Air conditioner, Music system, DVD players and more.
Disa.im is a new app on the Play Store, currently in alpha, that aims to bring a unified messaging inbox for all the various messaging services out there. Currently, the application only supports the traditional SMS and Whatsapp, but the developer is working hard on adding Facebook Messenger integration as well.
Ever since Ice Cream Sandwich was released, beautifully designed apps started making their on the Play Store. Now, it has become a norm, rather than an exception to find beautifully designed apps and widgets on the Play Store. However, even with so many agenda widgets available on the Play Store, I have never been able to find one that looked as good as the stock HTC Sense calendar widget.
Yahoo has one of the best looking weather apps out there, but until now it has only been available in Apple’s App Store. After Apple gave it a prestigious design award and then proceeded to rip it off wholesale in the official iOS 7 weather app, Yahoo has released an Android version for free in Google Play.
The app uses lightweight text to display basic weather info at first glance. Flickr is tapped to provide the stunning imagery that matches the current condition. More detailed info can also be accessed, including a 10-day forecast, wind speeds, and humidity. It’s a gorgeous app that works well. Get it for the backgrounds alone.
Transit is one of the most popular navigation apps in the iOS App Store, and today it landed in Google Play. With support for 43 cities, the app prides itself on beautifully displaying public transit routes and getting you where you need to go.
Google Play is home to a ton of Android apps, but sometimes it can be hard to find the truly great ones. In what it’s calling the “Beautiful Design” Google Play collection, Google has complied a list of some of the most gorgeous Android apps out there.
“Attention to detail makes an app truly beautiful: transitions are fast and clear, layout and typography are crisp and meaningful, and design touches that delight you in surprising ways are sprinkled throughout.” There are 13 apps in the list, and Google plans to refresh the lineup and make new additions in the future.
You can find more info about which apps made the cut at the source link below.
While alternate RSS services have started popping up left and right in the wake of Google Reader’s death sentence, the strongest contender so far is certainly Feedly. In a few months, the service already has 12 million users and a pretty sophisticated platform.
Today Feedly officially turned on its own cloud sync, effectively cutting ties from Google Reader for good. The web app has also been redesigned to adapt to multiple browsers on different screen sizes without the need for a plugin.
Google has released its stock virtual keyboard layout as a separate download in Google Play. Aptly named “Google Keyboard,” the download brings everything from Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, like dictation and gesture-based typing. The same typing experience you get on a Nexus device is now available for nearly all Android smartphone and tablets.
You can use gestures to type with a dynamic floating preview. There is voice dictation, autocompletion and suggestions, multiple layouts, and support for 26 languages. You can download Google Keyboard now for free in Google Play.
Pandora has finally updated its mobile apps and website to let you connect with Facebook’s “Open Graph.” This means that you can now flip a toggle and share everything you listen to on Facebook. What you listen to is collected under the music section of your profile. Services like Spotify and Rdio have had this ability for awhile.