This world is a strange place. I almost didn’t believe my brother when he told me that there is actually an Android app that lets you keep a poop log. Yes, you read it right. Who in the world would be crazy enough to create such an app? Here is a list of some more android apps that you won’t believe actually exist. Let us warn you! They are the silliest, dumbest and strangest of the lot.
If you have ever had insomnia, you must have heard of counting sheep jumping over the fence to help you sleep. Well, somebody realized that manual sheep counting is too much of a fuss. Here is this app known as Sleep Sheep which counts the sheep on your behalf. It also gives you a graphic view of the sheep jumping over the fence. Happy sleeping.
Yes, this app actually does exist. Did you develop a pimple and have to resist popping it? Don’t worry because the Pimple Popper game app lets you pop all kinds of pimples – even the squishy and the crusty ones. I am so excited.
Now who in their right minds would actually download an app to drink a fake free beer when they can go out and buy a real one? If you think you might take pleasure in tilting your phone and drinking the free beer that this app has to offer, download it right away.
I Am Rich
This app called ‘I Am Rich’ was once offered for $1000 at the App Store. Its only purpose was to display a red colored gem on the screen. Here is the craziest part: eight people actually bought this useless app until Apple decided to pull it down. Now this app is available on Google Play for free. Totally pointless!
Lick the Icicle
This app is a life saver for all those people who wish to lick their smart phone screen and are somehow being hindered from doing that. You don’t need to actually lick the smart phone screen though. This app allows you to lick it virtually by using your touch only. I would say it is a great time waster. Also, look forward to our next post on how to clean your tablet/phone if you plan to download this app.
This is for all the people who think farts are musical and totally fun. If you love the way different farts sound, this app is a Godsend for you. With a number of fart sounds to choose from, this app takes the android app concept to a whole new level!
How often do you find yourself in a state of dilemma when signing your child’s permission slip for a school trip or allowing them to spend the night at a friend’s place? May it be your daughter going out at night, a date with your partner, a ski trip or a business meeting, at many times during the day we find ourselves wondering where our loved ones are at the moment? Where today’s world seems to have shrunk; playgrounds have evolved, children have become more independent and are ready to explore their horizons and travel far and wide- a parent’s heart is never at ease. But worry no more, because finally an app is here that promises to keep you and yours connected wherever you are!
What Is Wave?
An answer to all your prayers and available for free on the iOS App Store as well as Android’s Google Play Store, Wave is a location app that allows you to locate your contacts in real-time on a private map for a limited period of time. It is dubbed as the easiest way to locate your friends and family and is a must-have app for everyone who owns a smartphone.
How Does It Work?
What makes Wave a go-to location app is perhaps its remarkable simplicity and ease of use. What you need to get Waving, is a compatible smartphone with enabled location services/GPS and an internet connection. And this is all that you really need to do to set up the Wave app:
Launch the Wave app, pick a contact and request to see each other position for as long as you wish.
Your contact will receive a push notification indicating that you wish to open a wave with them for a particular amount of time.
Once your contact accepts your request, you will be able to see each other on a dynamic, live and private map as your pin on the map follows your movements in real-time.
You can also set a Meeting Point, leave a message on a board, create Group Waves with up to 10 people and chat with every member of active wave.
How many times a day do you look at your wrist? Well that is about to change, because Wave has a full fledged Apple Watch companion App to take your Wave experience to the next level
Who Is It For?
The creators of the app believe that every open Wave brings people together in real life. And joining people always mean the beginning of something new and beautiful. The app can prove to be more than useful at many times during the day. For instance, you can open a wave with your mother when you go out at night, Keep track of your friends on your way to a group hangout or outdoor sports like a hike through the woods, and know where everybody is. You can even set up your client’s addresses as meeting points and check everyone’s on their way, or show you care by opening a wave with your date and letting them know that you’re on your way.
So Wave is for everyone; everyone who owns a smartphone and cares about their loved ones!
What makes Wave so Amazing?
Although the application doesn’t bring anything too phenomenal in term concept, but tucked away under Wave’s seamless and beautiful user interface is a masterwork of software engineering and ingenious Multi-OS optimization that plays in synchrony to present an experience like no other. Moreover, every single push notification and all movement data registered into the Wave app is encrypted and never saved on its servers. Wave seems to have achieved what no other location app could- Simplicity and uncompromised privacy! And this is perhaps what has earned Wave testimonials putting it much ahead of apps like Apple’s Find My Friend and Google Latitude. It has appeared in more than 100 specialized media and has been selected for some of the world’s most renowned technology and creativity summits, including Dublin’s Web Summit and the 4YFN Congress where Wave earned its place as an official Alpha Startup.
So get Wave app right now and show your loved ones that you care!
The video game storm has influenced our lives to the point that it has overtaken pretty much everything. Mobile gaming has changed means past the period of time playing with a few rounds of a snake to the present smart phone. But still serious gamers don’t take these smart phones’ games as a good upshot. Although the touch screen controls still aren’t as quick to respond as compared to the old hard buttons Game boys and Game Pads.
To cater this problem, many new innovations in this field hit the market. These gadgets involve plug and play devices with your smart phone. Last year, Hyperkin launched an innovative addition in gadgetry by introducing a smart phone accessory, which allows users to play typical Game Boy games on android phones without compromising on speed and other latency factors.
Although this was initially shown as a prank, but now the company has taken this seriously. This means the concept of normal android phone will be turned into a Game Boy will soon turn into a reality. Hyperkin is working on the development of the Smartboy Developer Kit, which includes Game Boy and Game Boy Color cartridges from Nintendo. This gadget will be connected to Android phone via USB and will provide a handheld console through tactile buttons.
Open source serial app and firmware
Compatible with GB and GBC cartridges
Classic handheld-style tactile button set
Designed for Android smartphones
Double-sided micro USB port
Specs for Devs:
NTSC/PAL cart compatible
Phone Size: 5in-6in
SmartBoy Serial App Access for Mounting and Controller mapping
4.4.4 Android KitKat OTG minimum OS requirement
Initially they are planning to launch the open source serial app and firmware of the product, to encourage further development and enhancement by the experts. It will allow developers a chance to move ahead the current build to a new level.
As of late Sony set up “Forward Works”, a division that is going to handle portable gaming. This will be Sony’s second cut in the versatile business, with the first being PlayStation Mobile . (In any case, we as a whole know how that turned out) Irony is naming your handheld gadget PS Vita and having it pass on faster than I can sort this sentence. (Vita signifies “Life” in Latin)
The PS Vita was one out of not very many gadgets that utilized Play Station Mobile.
The Independent reported this new organization will “convey new administrations towards the continually growing keen gadget market.”
Sony Computer Entertainment (Which will be known as Sony Interactive Entertainment from April first onward) reported that Forward Works will utilize PlayStation’s Intellectual property in its versatile diversions.
It was expressed that Forward Works’ first titles would be gone for clients in Asia basically as the fundamental central station is situated in Tokyo, Japan. On the off chance that the outcomes turn out to be attractive Sony will then extend the idea to whatever remains of the world.
Forward Works will be driven by At sushi Morita, SCE’s leader in Japan and Asia.Hopefully Forward Works will have the fancied reception PlayStation Mobile neglected to figure it out.
Nick Lee, a developer famous under his name for putting weird and wacky operating systems on Apple gadgets has after including Windows 95 on an iPhone, worked his way into bringing a full fledged version of Android to an iPhone, a very long shot though!
However this high tech advancement comes with a slight catch. You’d have to own a special, 3D-printed smartphone case to avail what Lee worked his technicalities for.
To make this work, Lee cloned the Android Open Source Project (ASOP) and accustomed a version of Android Marshmallow that he could run on a self bought board. Next up, he created a lightweight case enclosed in a 3D enclosure that he had got printed in the size of an iPhone. The case combined the board, a battery, a boost converter and a resistor. The first draft turned out to be not any less heavier than a brick and looked like something Phone stores would sell, say, 15 years ago or so.
But after progressively working on the design, Lee slimmed it down to craft an enclosure not any larger than the usual smartphone battery case wherein he included HDMI openings, USB ports and an SD card slot. The YouTube demonstration pretty much explains the entire procedure including the slipping over on a light plastic sheet upon the components before the placement of the iPhone is done on top.
Lee works as a CTO in Tendigi, a mobile design and development studio in Brooklyn and uses their IOS app to communicate with the case as well as load his customized Android version on an iPhone 6S’s display. No wonder he was able to boot Android by customizing the Tendigi App on the iPhone’s Home Screen.
The task took too many a days and practically fell over the edge, but the fascination to take up and look over the intricacies of the task was more than worth the time and effort.