About Android Apps of the Day
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 14, 2012
Crazy Bikeman in a motocross game for Android; however it isn’t one of those stereotypical racing games. In fact, Crazy Bikeman isn’t a racing game at all. In Crazy Bikeman you must ride the bike over obstacles on each level; but riding over obstacles isn’t as easy as it sounds — you have to use the body back and body forward motions (on-screen controls) to get over those extremely steep and/or tall obstacles. As you progress farther the levels get harder and harder. Infact, if I do say so myself, Crazy Bikeman isn’t that easy of a game.
Version discovered: v1.0.0
Requires: Android 1.6 and up
Download size: 3.0 MB
Hex2Bin is a simple app that converts numbers from one base to another. You can convert between decimal (10 base), ASCII, binary, octal, hexadecimal, and any base from 2-36. To use Hex2Bin all you have to do is input the number you want to convert, select what base it is in, then hit the “Convert” button; Hex2Bin will then show that number converted to all of the other bases listed above, with you having the ability to copy the converted numbers to clipboard by simply tapping them.
Version discovered: v0.1.9
Requires: Android 1.6 and up
Download size: 43 KB
Traveling to another country? Or looking to switch to a different telephone service provider in your country? Choose My Network may be for you. Choose My Network is an app that allows users to view feedback on and rate cell phone networks around the world. You select the country you are traveling to after which Choose My Network lists all the cell phone operators in that country along with their rating. Tapping on an operator allows you to view the rating for tariffs (how much they charge), network quality, and user ratings. You can then either rate the network yourself or read/leave comments.
Take note Choose My Network only works with GSM networks at the moment (no CDMA networks, e.g. Sprint or Verizon Wireless); and, until Choose My Network becomes more popular and more people start rating networks, the ratings from Choose My Network may or may not be wholly accurate — use them with caution.
Also note before you can use Choose My Network you must register your cell phone number with them, alongside your country and network operator. When you are registering take note that at the bottom of the screen there is an option that you should opt out of if you don’t want to receive unsolicited marketing messages.
Version discovered: v1.5.3
Requires: Android 1.5 and up
Download size: 603 KB
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.