The 2012 – 2013 National Football League season is upon us and here at DroidNerds we’re going to assemble a list of some of the best sports apps on the Play Store. Some of these apps are widely known and others haven’t received the spotlight yet. Either way, these are some of the must have apps if you want to stay on top of your favorite teams and your fantasy teams for this football seasons. The best part is they are all free!
Those of you fortunate enough to be running jelly bean on your devices definitely need to head on over the play store and update Google Search. Google Now will include the ability to see movies and showtimes. There has also been additional options added to the settings menu that will allow you to see how well your favorite teams are doing in real-time. Last but not least the program will now provide emergency alerts such as storm and earthquake warnings if you are in the area. Head on over to the Play Store and see for yourself.
Finding apps is not always the easiest through the Play Store. More often than not smaller apps are brushed to the side and struggle to gain popularity. Now, some of them will get lucky and some blog might pick them up, but for the rest the future looks dim. There is really no easy way to find apps similar to ones that you already have. Well, that is until now. A small team has developed one of the best options for finding related apps. Mapsaurus, is still in an early stage, but it has already proven its’ usefulness and has started to fill a much needed gap in the app world. The team was nice enough to respond to a few questions regarding the future of Mapsaurus, as well as provide some background along with inspiration for the app.
So far our Indie Apps of the Week section has been an excellent way for us to meet small time developers. We have already received many submissions from these newer developers and developers who just need publicity in general. Today I’m going to be taking a look at BugMeNot for Android. This app sports a nice holo theme and provides complete access to the popular BugMeNot database.
It is no doubt that the Google Nexus 7 is the hot new tablet on the market. Each one is flying off of the shelves faster than they can be replaced and like all new devices there is an extremely meager number of cases available to the tablet. Currently one of the few options available is the Nexus 7 Travel Case, made by Asus, available on the Google Play Store. With little information to go by on the Play store listing page and being shipped a couple of weeks after the Nexus 7 itself; the question is, was it worth the wait?
In a world of Android platformers it takes quite a bit for one to stand out. JAZZ: Trump’s Journey does a magnificent job of bringing a unique and beautiful art style to the Android game scene. Developed by Bulkypix, this puzzle style platformer adds some interesting twists to the genre. This game really shines and if you’re tired of the same dull platform game then give JAZZ a shot.
Every Android user is aware of the necessity of a decent file manager for their phone. Often times file managers aren’t extremely aesthetically pleasing or rich with features, but most users tend to look past that picking whatever application provides the most features. There is one explorer that has reset the bar for these utilities. Solid Explorer 2, developed by KRZYSZTOF GŁODOWSKI, is a pleasant surprise and a head above the rest in the field of file management. Users new to managing files on an Android device will be pleased to know that the app features a detailed tutorial on its’ various features. Several pages of pictures and descriptions remove any uneasiness newer users to Android might have.