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Android Apps Alert 4: Games, GPS, and streamlined apps

November 2, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Apps, Video Reviews

Android Apps Alert 4: Games, GPS, and streamlined apps encourages users to tweet great apps with the #androidapps tag on Twitter, and we plan to incorporate that into our periodic notifications of new, updated, or useful apps. Get to downloading and keep telling us about those exciting #androidapps.

App Alert posts have been on hiatus since the 50 Best Android Apps article, but now seems like a good time to get back into the swing of things. And to shake things up a bit, I’ve opted to make this installment a video edition. Here’s a breakdown of each app shown in each video.

Radiant [ 0:00 – 1:33 ]


It amazes me when people say that they didn’t like games like Space Invaders and Asteroid. If you’re smart enough to not be one of those weirdoes, check out this game from Hexage based on shooting down attacking aliens and wayward asteroids. Classic gaming gets updated for the Android experience in a Lite and full version that costs £1.50

Astro [ 1:34 – 3:49]

The leading file manager on Android gets updated with a complete overhaul of the file explorer interface. There are now shortcuts to performing popular functions and the addition of a task manager.

Geo Alert [ 3:50 – 5:35]

Geo Alert is an alarm clock for GPS coordinates. Users plot a location on a map and when the GPS or cell l tower sensors pass that point, an alarm is triggered. This is great for anyone who rides public transit and wants a reminder for their stop.

INX Traffic [ 5:36 – 8:35]

Traffic notifications are becoming a handy mobile tool for motorists looking to avoid gridlock. Traffic! is an app that shows live traffic data, areas of congestion, accident reports, and a forecast on traffic conditions during your commute. Use this to avoid congestion.

Dolphin Browser [0:00 – 2:34]

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Unless of course the “it” is the Android browser. While the default browser is fine, it doesn’t hurt to use Dolphin. Get this browser alternative for visual tabs, gesture support, social media sharing, and synced bookmarks.

Address Book [2:35 – 5:11]

It’s no secret that I love this app. Address Book syncs your social networks and contacts, streamlining your Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Amazon, and YouTube contacts with your phone’s address book. Read our full review of the application.

App Organizer [5:12 – 7:15]

We’ve already reviewed this application but I wanted to throw this in as recommended app. Apps Organizer groups applications according to label, which can be a great help to people with a high number of apps. It creates home screen shortcuts and provides filtering options to make finding your apps easier.