Android apps of the day [March 18, 2012]

Android has over 450,000 apps. With so many apps out there, app discovery (aka finding new and useful apps) is extremely difficult. With our Android Apps of the Day initiative, dotTech aims to change that. Everyday we post three apps, allowing our readers to discover new apps, daily. Enjoy! [Subscribe to our Android section to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Apps for March 18, 2012

Slice – shopping organized

Slice is an app that helps you keep track of your shipments, whether that be purchases you make online or a package you are to receive from a friend. Slice tracks shipments by analyzing your Gmail or Yahoo e-mail account and looking for e-mails that contain shipping information, e.g. an e-mail from Wal-Mart telling your your purchase has been shipped or an e-mail from UPS sending you a reminder about your package. When a shipment is found, Slice starts to automatically track it, letting you know things such as a package has been shipped, a package is out for delivery, or a package has been delivered. As added bonuses, Slice keeps track of your purchase history related to the shipments it finds; Slice informs you if there has been a price drop for the product you bought, allowing you to potentially ask the merchant for some money back; Slice tracks Groupons, Living Social and Gilt City vouchers; and Slice can be used as a method of backing up your online purchase receipts. Take note Slice only works with USA merchants and Yahoo/Gmail at this time; also, you must register a (free) account with Slice before you can use it.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v1.0.5

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 1.6 MB

Slice – shopping organized on Play Store

Kung Fu Soccer / Football

Kung Fu Soccer is a turn-based, 2D football game where you fling your players around to try to hit the ball into the other team’s net. Each team has three players and take turns flinging their players, with each team being able to fling one player per turn. Kung Fu Soccer has three modes, story/challenge mode, player vs computer, and player vs player. The free version is ad-supported and has unlockables you gain by playing the challenge mode. The Pro version ($0.99) is ad-free and has everything unlocked from the beginning.

Price: Free, $0.99

Version discovered: v1.0.3

Requires: Android 1.6 and up

Download size: 3.2 MB

Kung Fu Soccer / Football on Play Store | Kung Fu Soccor Pro on Play Store

Camera360 Ultimate

Camera360 Ultimate is a camera app that aims to be your go-to app when taking pictures. With Camera360 Ultimate you can, obviously, take pictures. Pictures can be normal single shots or they can be a burst of photos (one taken after another until you tell it to stop) or they can timed photos. Photos are auto-focused and there is a stabilizer mode for people with shaky hands. In addition, you do photo adjustments like brightness, contrast, white balance, etc.; can add effects and frames (“scenes”) to pictures; organize photos by date; share photos via Facebook, Flickr, e-mail, picture message, etc.  Camera360 Ultimate supports front and back cameras (if you have a front camera) and camera flash (if you have one). Take note to download “scenes” you need an active Internet connection and all photo adjustments may not be supported on some devices.

The latest version of Camera360 Ultimate is for Android 2.2 and higher only; anyone with an Android less than 2.2 can download an older version of Camrea360 Ultimate which will no longer be updated but is still useable.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v3.0.2

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 5.6 MB

Camera360 Ultimate on Play Store | Camera360 Ultimate for Android 2.1 and below on Play Store

dotTechies: We have tested all the apps listed above. However, Android Apps of the Day articles are not intended as “reviews” but rather as “heads-up” to help you discover new apps. Always use your best judgement when downloading apps, such as trying trial/free versions before purchasing paid apps, if applicable.

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  1. Ashraf
    Author/Mr. Boss

    @Frank: Not off the top of my head. I’ll be sure to let you know if I ever find one.

    @hatman: Then don’t use the app :-P For what it is worth, I’m with you there — there is no way I’d use Slice, no matter how attractive it sounds.