Android apps of the day [July 30, 2012]

Today’s Apps

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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 dotTech to never miss an article: RSS Feed | E-mail]

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Apps for July 30, 2012

Radiant Motion Free

Looking for a nice ambient wallpaper? Radiant Motion Free is a beautiful wallpaper that can blend in beautifully with most any phone.

In Radiant Motion, there are various pulsating dots that simply sit there and glow. It’s really much easier to see than to explain:

Radiant Motion Free is a nice looking live wallpaper for those looking for something nice and ambient.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.1

Requires: Android 2.1+

Download size: 667KB

Radiant Motion Free on Play Store

Fresh Water S3 LWP Free

Looking for a refreshing splash of water on a warm day? Your cell phone can’t actually make water, but with Fresh Water S3 LWP Free, you can pretend you’re in a pool on a hot summer day.

Fresh Water S3 LWP Free makes great use of your system’s graphical processing capabilities. It’s quite smooth, even on older hardware, and looks great:

As you can see, Fresh Water S3 LWP Free is a beautiful live wallpaper and is incredibly smooth.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v1.0

Requires: Android 2.1+

Download size: 3.5MB

Fresh Water S3 LWP Free on Play Store

AirPush Detector

Do you have ads in your notification tray? Eww! Get rid of those today with AirPush Detector.

After installing AirPush Detector, just open it and refresh its list. It’s quite a simple app, and will show you that you are either clean or a list of apps that have airpush ads included in them. The next step is also quite simple: uninstall the offending apps. They shouldn’t be using AirPush; the notification bar is not a place for their lousy ads.

The final and optional step is to email the developers. Tell them AirPush ads aren’t tolerated, and that they should ditch the ads as soon as possible. AirPush Detector is a great way to end the constant annoyance these ads bring.

Price: Free!

Version discovered: v2.1

Requires: Android 1.6+

Download size: 35KB

AirPush Detector 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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