- Sensorly [Compare carriers’ signal strength/coverage for any place in the world]
- CSS Reference [Complete guide to CSS coding, based off w3schools]
- Math Workout [Give your brain a workout with mental math exercises]
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Apps for April 29, 2012
Aside from price, one of the most important factors when selecting a cell phone service provider is coverage: Will you get reception at your home and other places you visit? Sensorly is an app that aims to answer that latter question. Using data garnered from its users (“millions of recording [data readings]” according to the developer), Sensorly provides information on the cell phone reception of every cell phone company that serves your area. Sensorly tells if your area is covered by 2G, 3G, or 4G and tells you the strength of the signals; information on network speed is planned in the future. Depending on where you live, you will also be able to view cell phone coverage on maps. If you want to see cell phone coverage in an area other than your own (maybe you will travel soon and want to know which local company to go with), you can do that, too — Sensorly provides information on all/most carriers in the world.
Version discovered: v2.0.5
Download size: 2.3 MB
Need a reference for CSS? w3schools.com is an excellent website for that. Want w3schools CSS information on your Android device? CSS Reference is the app for that. CSS Reference is an app that takes all CSS information from w3schools and puts it on your Android device; it is even available offline, so no Internet access is required (although one may question why you need a CSS reference guide if you don’t have Internet access since CSS is coding for websites).
Version discovered: v1.0
Download size: 826 KB
Math Workout is an app that tests your mental math skills. There are six modes you can play, ‘Addition & Subtraction’, ‘Multiplication & Division’, ‘I’m Feeling Clever’, ‘The Brain Cruncher’, ‘Online World Challenge’, ‘Math Blaster Challenge’, plus two additional ‘Mental Math Master’ and ‘Times Table Practice’. The first three you get 10/20/50 questions at easy/medium/hard mode (you pick how many questions and which mode in settings) that you must answer one after another. ‘The Brain Cruncher’ is a mental math mini-game, ‘Online World Challenge’ is where you play against someone online, and ‘Math Blaster Challenge’ is another math mini-game.
Math Workout is free and ad-supported. Math Workout Pro is paid and ad-free.
Price: Free, $2.03
Version discovered: v1.7
Download size: 889 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.