Some Of This Year’s Best Android Apps

Posted on August 31, 2012

You cannot have an Android without the amazing apps and nowadays there are millions of apps that are available to Android users. If you are a business owner you will be interested in the business apps that keep you organized and that help you reach clients and employees better. If you are a mother you may look for apps that help you keep track of personal finances and that assist in the organizing of your day. Here are some of this year’s best Android apps.

Voxer Walkie Talkie App

The Voxer Walkie Talkie app is a free app that serves as a mobile version of the traditional walkie talkie. This app does not have those annoying advertisements and you can send voice messages, text messages and even chat messages to loved ones. And you will see their responses on your phone in real time. You can even connect to Facebook to chat with friends who are on the website.


GIF Boom Animated Camera

If you want your photos to look animated, you should download the GIF Boom Animated Camera. GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format and this free app lets you take a few pictures and then you can turn the chosen favorite pictures into an animated piece where you can play the piece backwards and forwards. In addition, this would be a fun thing to send to loved ones.




If you are a music lover you must download Shazam to your Android because this app has cool features. The app is primarily for those who hear great songs on the radio but need to know who made the songs. Shazam helps you do this by identifying a certain song you like and you can hear a 30-second preview of the song. You can also share the preview with others, play the song in Spotify and find additional information on the artist.


SMS Popup

SMS Popup is an Android app that allows you to see who is sending you text messages in real time through a popup feature. The popup also has a convenient button that lets you respond to the sender right away. This app is a great choice for businessmen who constantly get text messages throughout the day.




For those who have trouble remembering certain tasks or birthdays, you will like the ColorNote app because this keeps you organized by letting you checklists and notes and assigning a certain color to them. There is also a privacy feature that allows you to block others from seeing the notes you wrote.




Find The Latest Movies With Flixter

Flixter is an app that lets you locate the latest movies that are showing at your local movie theaters. Flixter also has a feature where you can watch the trailers of movies you are interested in seeing and the app gives you a listing of upcoming movie DVD releases.



These Android apps make your life easier, entertain you and help you locate your favorite songs and movies.

The Android Boom

Posted on August 29, 2012

In recent years, the Android phone has become just as popular if not more popular than Apple’s iPhones. You may wonder why Androids are so popular among mobile phone users and business people. The reason is because they are usually cheaper than other types of mobile phones and they support a large range of mobile applications, everything from lifestyle apps to mobile CRM to keep your business moving forward. The second reason is that they a wider selection of features according to some phone users. Androids are produced by Google so it is also safe to say that mobile phones will get better technical support. Here are some of Androids’ best devices.

Xiaomi MI2

This Android smartphone offers high quality features at a decent price. The Xiaomi M12 comes with a 4.3-inch IPS display screen that has a 1280×720 pixel resolution and as a result the picture clarity is better than most iPhones. The Xiaomi M12 is also the first smartphone to include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, which is the fastest smartphone CPU in the world. This phone also has a backside-illuminated 8-megapixel sensor that lets you take 8 shots per second.

K Touch Treasure V8

The K Touch Treasure V8 is an Android phone that has a 4.5-inch display screen with 1280×720 pixel resolution, which makes for excellent picture quality if you take pictures with this phone. This phone also has the Tegra 3 SoC and it has 16GB of memory. This phone has an 8-megapixel camera. However, some owners of this phone have complained about the quality of the phone.

Plum Might

This Android phone may not have the wow factor regarding the design but it is affordable and has some good features. The phone has a 5.0-inch display screen with 480×800 pixel resolution and it features 186 PPI, which is not a great density for the phone. The Plum Might comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a built-in GPS navigation system. The phone also includes a 5MP rear camera and VGA front camera.

ZOPO Pilot ZP100

The ZOPO Pilot ZP100 has a 4.3-inch LCD display screen which is 960×540 pixel at 256 PPI. It also comes with 1GHz single-core quad processor GPU and 512MB of RAM.

The Last Word

If you are looking for an Android phone that is under $200, these phones are good choices. The phones have good pixel resolution and you are able to take high quality pictures and surf the Web with these phones. You can find the phones at most electronics stores and from online retailers. These phones are also durable and do not break easily.

The Location Coalition

Posted on August 29, 2012

The In-Location Alliance is a group of 22 technology companies that seek to help companies by developing effective indoor positioning technology that is able to help people find difficult-to-find areas within a building. For example, if you are inside a shopping mall, and you get lost, indoor positioning technology on your phone can help you find the store you are looking for. This is also good for emergencies because if people need to locate the nearest stairway or fire exit, this could save lives. Some of the companies that are included in the alliance include Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm, Sony and Broadcom.

Criteria for Indoor Positioning Technology

The In-Location Alliance has criteria they want to include in this technology and they include high accuracy, low power consumption, mobility and low cost. This is important because this matches what phone users look for in mobile apps. For example, when indoor positioning technology is accurate, the person will be directed to the right place. And if this type of is offered at a low cost, more mobile phone users will want to buy it.

Utilizing Available Tools For Indoor Positioning Technology

The In-Location Alliance realizes that a major component of this important technology is GPS availability and currently many businesses do not have this on hand as it relates to indoor mapping. What Nokia and other mobile technology companies plan to do is take advantage of tools that most mobile phones have such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Nokia Will Use HAIP Technology for Indoor Positioning

Nokis, one of the leaders in the alliance, has already taken steps towards developing their own indoor mapping technology. The company already created High Accuracy Indoor Positioning and this includes the installation of antennas in ceilings in buildings and HAIP will respond to wireless signals in phones.

Implications of This Alliance

The implications and benefits of this alliance to create innovative indoor positioning technology are numerous. Indoor mapping is good for helping law enforcement officials and paramedics quickly locate sections of a building in the aftermath of a crime. This can also be used in schools to help students locate certain classrooms. This alliance’s new project is also eco-friendly in that you will not need as many paper maps and directories.

We are used to seeing mobile phone companies compete against each other for the best phones and mobile technology but in an unusual move recently, the mobile companies are banding together to create efficient indoor mapping for businesses and individual customers. They realize that indoor mapping is essential to a business’s productivity, and it helps others locate destinations with ease. This new technology is like GPS, but you can use it for indoor directions. The alliance plans to start on the technology fully next year, and after this, more people will be able to access it. Our society has come a long way from the days of purchasing directories to navigate a building. We can now use a phone to do this.