Android apps of the day [April 7, 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 April 7, 2012

Gun & Blood

Remember those arcade games where you put in coins, grabbed a gun, and shot at whatever appeared on the screen without ever seeing the person doing the shooting, only seeing the crosshairs? Gun & Blood is a similar type game. Gun & Blood is a first person shooter in which you must kill waves of terrorists that appear using a combination of your gun and airstrikes. There are over 80 levels which you can progress through. As you progress through the game you can buy new weapons, bullets, and upgrades. If you don’t have the patience to wait to earn the money, you can make in-app purchases which removes ads and gives you gold to purchase weapons and upgrades with.

Gun & Blood has decent graphics without requiring a separate game pack download. Still, however, it is best played on high-end devices.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v1.0

Requires: Android 2.2 and up

Download size: 14 MB

Gun & Blood on Play Store

iPhone 4S Screen

iPhone 4S Screen makes your Android look like an iPhone.; it replaces your screen with an iPhone-like homescreen with clickable icons. The catch, however, is iPhone 4S Screen isn’t a homescreen replacement app; all the icons on iPhone 4S Screen don’t work and you can’t add your own icons. Plus, there is no way to set iPhone 4S Screen as the default app launcher (you have to run iPhone 4S Screen manually). Rather, iPhone 4S Screen is an app if you ever want to play a trick on someone, making them think your ‘droid is an iDevice.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v3.0.5

Requires: Android 2.1 and up

Download size: 3.3 MB

iPhone 4S Screen on Play Store

Slide Notes

Slides Notes is a simple notepad app for Android who’s main attraction is the ability to “slide” between notes with a flick of your finger. Slide Notes allows users to create simple text-only notes that automatically save themselves when you leave the note or the app. Notes can be sorted by title, date modified, or date created and searched. Plus you can share notes via e-mail, messages, Facebook, Twitter, etc.(Facebook and Twitter apps are required — Slide Notes doesn’t have the inherent ability to share with Facebook and Twitter, it just passes notes onto any app that takes inputs) and export notes to SD card.

Price: Free

Version discovered: v1.40

Requires: Android 1.6 and up

Download size: 146 KB

Slide Notes 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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