What’s An App?• An “App” (short for application) is a program on a phone or other device that does a certain job.• Many types such as games, productivity apps, organization apps etc.• Range in price from free-to high dollar prices.
Statistics• During 2010, a total of 170,000 applications were published• Only a third of the applications available are paid for.• $1 is also the minimum price (besides free) at which applications are sold. Conclusion: Half the paid applications are sold at the minimum price
CategoriesThere are thousands of apps on the Android Marketand that number grows everyday. Some of the maintypes of apps are:• Business• Reference• Lifestyle• Entertainment• Games• Utilities/Tools• Communication
Evernote-Allow easy note taking by being able to snap a photo, take a screenshot, typein text, or speak your note to capture information on the go-Once you’ve captured it, Evernote helps you organize and find it by making all ofthe information in your photos or notes searchable.
Documents To Go-Allows users to create, edit and send Microsoft Office documents all from theirhand held device-Transfer your files from your Windows PC to your smartphone device over USB
Communication • ChompSMS • First off, I thought the little guy was interesting and caught my eye. With thousands of apps out there anything that can reach out and reel people in is great. • You can use this service for texting and keeping in touch with your other friends who use TextFreek on iPhone, iPod, Android and BlackBerry for free. This was a nice easy to read system to send not only messages but also photos out to friends. • They have a cute little widget that you can put on your homepage and can see when new messages come in. I like that better than being bugged all the time, let me check messages when I have time.
CommunicationCan’t Text… Inspired by Oprah’s no-texting- while-driving campaign Mutes incoming texts Automatically responds to sender with a pre-written text A portion of annual proceeds go to the Alex Brown Foundation
ReferenceEnglish Thesaurus Dictionary – Allows for searches to find definitions, and similar words. – Saves searches, allowing to build up an easy to access history. – Price: Free
ReferenceGoogle Sky Map – Shows a map of the stars, planets etc. – Zoom in and out on planets or stars. – Point phone at sky and that is the part of the sky it will show you. – Price: Free
Games• MAHJONG• Called the best tile matching game• 144 tiles to start with selecting a pair will remove the tiles from the layout.• Free!• Version 1.04• Magma Mobile
Games – Angry Birds• Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value.• 240 levels requires logic, skill, and force to solve.• Free
Lifestyle My Coffee Card 5 Star Rating Purchase Starbucks with your phone Access Starbucks Card account Get directions to nearest StarbucksFree application for Android, iPhone, and Blackberry
Lifestyle 4 ½ Star rating Track your family in real time Lists sex offenders that live close by Receive and send safety check-ins Free application for Android and iPhone
Utilities BatteryLife• Installs a Widget• Always on screen• Monitors battery life percentage• Color Coded• Free
Utilities• My Backup Pro• Hardly notice its there and if you need to get a new phone all your data is on this app.• $4.99• Version 3.8
Entertainment Talking Louis Lion • This app does a lot. He responds to your voice and touch. • He talks, kisses, whistles, roars, listens to you, and a ton of other things. • This app has special sounds effects.
Entertainment PlayOn Mobile • Watch shows and movies on your droid from many different channels. • Free app and a 14 day free trial, but costs $39.99 for 1st subscription and $19.99 for every year after. • Must install PlayOn Media play to computer. • Watch videos any were you can get internet access around the world.
How It Works Scan a UPC code (barcode)of an item at any store withyour android based smart phoneThe Application matchesthe item to the UPC code onlineAlso searches the internet forthe price of that item online andother stores that are localto the area you are in.The aookicatrion compares theprices of the item that you scanned