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Askem Now Available on Android

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Askem comes to Android.

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Once Upon a Runner Review

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014

Fun running game that gets straight to the action

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Abs Trainer Review

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014

Get ready to work out those abs.

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Once Upon a Runner Review

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Fun running game that gets straight to the action

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Askem Now Available on Android

Askem Now Available on Android

Sep 16, 2014

Q&A app Askem, originally launched on iOS last year, has made its way to Android devices.

The self-described image-based social application works to help get feedback on questions with the use of image and applied pop-up text. It also breaks down the statistics from the answers.

Askem chief Itai Herman talks about the engagement aspect. “Social Media is about crowdsourcing information and opinions to enhance our own lifestyle, and people enjoy both contributing and receiving input within this setting,” he says. “Askem gives people the opportunity to reach out to their circles in a fun, highly engaging, and useful way. We are excited to expand our reach into these new markets and offer users a creative and unique way to ask any question and get the answers they need quickly.”

Excerpt from the press release:

Askem, the Israeli startup that developed the leading visual question and answer (Q&A) app, announced today that the platform is available for Android Google Play and Amazon Fire. The decision to move ahead with an Android-friendly version was the result of high demand from Askem users and the expectancy that Android users will reach 1 billion worldwide in 2014. Today, Askem boasts 500,000 users worldwide and plans to add more innovative features in the coming months.

First launched for iOS in 2013, Askem’s easy-to-use, interactive Q&A app enables users to upload images and poll their social universe to get answers to everyday questions in real time. The app offers segmented analytics to users, which are broken down into different categories including gender. Askem for Android and Fire will have matching capabilities to the iOS version.

Other Q&A apps exist, but none measure up to Askem in terms of look and feel, customization and specialized features. Askem users can upload images and create up to five unique answer choices when many other platforms limit their users to a binary choice. Shareable on all major social media platforms, Askem is focused on providing users with a fun way to interact with friends and followers by questioning anything from fashion choices to top travel destinations and the best restaurants to try.

To date, the company has raised $1.85M from prominent investors Microsoft Ventures, Disruptive VC and Joey Low of Star Farm Ventures.

The app is available for free on both the Play Store and Amazon Appstore.

My App Addiction: HanDBase

My App Addiction: HanDBase

Sep 16, 2014

Oh boy…

I had just officially started as the new editor of Android Rundown. I had just received 72 emails, a directive or two from above, and was trying to figure out the management piece in the deep end. Scary stuff, trust me.

One element that I had to master — and master quickly — was the budgeting piece. This is key with regards to any publication: controlling costs and charting output allows one to manage the creative process in a reasonable manner. Getting a bead on what type of articles are being written is exceptionally important.

I need a good tool… something that I could rely on tell help me sort and organize the data I had, and also do calculations using the inputted data. Now, I could use an Excel sheet, yes, but the solution that works even better for me is one I have used across platforms for a very long time: HanDBase. I have used this nifty program for quite a while, across several platforms, and it remains an important piece in my personal productivity puzzle.

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HanDBase is a database app at its heart. If there is a specific data collection need, HanDBase can be used to create and manipulate the data. Movie collections, patient billing, repair logs… you name it. I use it to collate health stats, which I then email to my doctor directly from the app. I also use it as a clock-in utility, and, with the help of its developer, got a custom data spreadsheet for my writers, which gives my an idea of how we are doing as a writing unit. Basically, HanDBase is an app that allows me to create apps hosted within it; no need for other apps, because this app is so flexible.

Part of my personal solution is the optional desktop companion, which syncs to the app via local wi-fi. I can also share specific databases with other HanDBase users. One of my favorite features is the support; there is a whole gallery of categorized database templates crafted by members and the developer. Also, there are forums and email support is topnotch.

When it comes to evaluating cross-platform apps that allow folks to get things done on the move, it’s hard not appreciate HanDBase. Scarily enough, there’s still room to grow, and the folks at DDH seem quite willing to push the envelope. Simply put, I refuse to use a mobile platform that does not have this app available.

Once Upon a Runner Review

Once Upon a Runner Review

Sep 16, 2014

Honestly, I expect quite a bit from running titles. Give me cool graphics. Give me action.

Give me Once Upon a Runner?

I was sucked in somewhat by the artwork. It’s handcrafted, and the dark looks mostly underscore the developer’s design motif. The graphics highlight the basic left to right running action that is almost ubiquitous with regards to runners, and the animations are smooth. The 2D presentation is different from the top-down view that is favored by a lot of developers in this genre, but it works well.

The gameplay isn’t one to lollygag; it gets right to it. There are two modes (story and endless); after the all too short tutorial, which highlights the virtual control mechanism, the game gets going with “real” running. Our once1heroine can jump over obstacles like boulders and ditches, while conversely she can slide under baddies like branches and birds the appear along the runway. What I think makes the game a bit different than the norm is rate at which the obstacles appear right off the bat; it gets really busy very quickly. Additionally, there are plenty of goodies and boosts to pick up as well: extra lives, timed invulnerability and more. There is a rechargeable ball of fire that can be used to destroy some obstacles, and there is only a set number of hits our runner can take before succumbing to clumsiness.

The game sports six levels, and even finds a way to incorporate bosses and varying difficulty levels. The end result is a leveled, scored survival quest which cleverly includes some elements of twitch reactions to keep the game fun. Gems can be acquired to gain assets from the in-app store, and this can be supplemented with real cash.

I wasn’t a fan of the control layout; the way the slide and jump buttons are stacked tends to make me either glance away from the action to the controls, or simply mishit controls periodically. On the other hand, I like the quick action sets, and the addition of secondary characters to the gameplay.

All in all, it’s a fun game, and no doubt should end up on the “favorite” list of many a mobile gamer.

On A Loop Review

On A Loop Review

Sep 15, 2014

On A Loop is one of those game I did not know what to expect from, but quickly turned into one of my favorite games on Android. Man, this game is clever.

This is one of the most clever puzzle games I have ever played. And looking at my app history and my score on the puzzle genre my Google+ profile, I realised that I have been playing a lot of puzzle games on my Android phones. On A Loop has a very simple gameplay mechanice that forces players into thinking a billion steps ahead of their move, calculating every possible outcome there is on the action he is about to take. Well, sounds a bit dramatic, but that is how I felt.

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In On A Loop, players get tasked with making sure the black object, shaped in basic forms like a triangle, block or circle, becomes white. To do so, they must press and hold the object on screen, keeping an eye on the little black bar that has to make a number of circles to complete the players goal. But beware: when that little black bar touches anything, like objects that are hanging still or moving or even other black bars, the almost white shape will turn black again.

That means that players will need to start over with a new strategy in mind, because, clearly, the previous one did not succeed. One can argue that holding the shape and letting it go randomly can lead to a victory, but that’s bullocks. If something like that happens, that player must be very lucky in life and I would recommend buying a lottery ticket in order to cash in on that luck. Because let me tell you: in order to finish this game, you do need to plan ahead.

That means players’ll have to decide the correct speed that black bar will need in order to complete his rounds, while not touching anything. It is really addictive and the mechanic is genius. The only downside to me is that when I put my finger on screen, I could not always see that bar, so sometimes I’d had to let go to see what would happen. And than it always ends up bad. So yeah, if one is looking for a challenging, yet very relaxing puzzle game, go and download On A Loop. It’s well worth your time.

Android? Why?

Android? Why?

Sep 15, 2014

Talk about first world problems…

I was faced with a problem recently. I had an upgrade to burn, and I didn’t feel like burning it. Now, to give some context here, I love mobile technology. If I could afford it, I would buy EVERY mobile device on EVERY platform. Literally. Just to play with ‘em. I love my technology that much.

I’m a bit more circumspect when it comes to my daily driver. For a device to earn that honor, it has to do a lot, as I am a picky boss. I could go on and on about my specific mobile needs, but that is a post for another day. Suffice to say, my HTC EVO LTE 4G was getting a bit long in the tooth, I had been due for an upgrade for about 12 months and I couldn’t decide if I wanted to upgrade devices, much less what I wanted to upgrade to.

I faced the same issue when I was looking to replace my original HTC EVO 4G.  No horrible need to get new hardware… and eventually I did the easy thing and stayed with the new EVO. Like the original, this one was unlocked and rooted within minutes of getting home, and I went ahead and immersed myself in the glories of refreshed hardware and newer custom software.android puzzle

When its all said and done, I like holding on to devices. I skipped the HTC One M7, not because it was not a fantastic device, but because it wasn’t enough of an increased value proposition for me at that time. Free and clear? It might have tempted me, but I didn’t see myself spending the cash for what wasn’t enough of an upgrade for my needs at that specific time.

Part of the problem is that since I review hardware, formally and informally, I’ve developed a “what’s next” syndrome. Can it be that I have unconsciously insulated myself from the lure of the never-ending new Android devices? Maybe. I’d be insolvent otherwise.  At this point in the game, when all the features are measured, it just feels like there is a serious degree of parity. And I believe that in the end, this is Android’s hidden strength: the OEMs are forced to shoot for the stars while simultaneously dragging each other on an upward trajectory. this is why, for me at least, picking a new device is delightfully difficult. Look at all the choices, and the competitive prices. We can choose to be very, very picky.

So, in the end, it boiled down to a very simplistic reason. Most current-ish devices can do what I want the way I want them; most are sleek, and several have a lot of third-party accessories.

So what ended up being the choice maker for me?  Wait for it… I liked the aluminum uni-body of the HTC One M8. So there.

Don’t judge me. Android allows folks to be frivolous.

[Image courtesy of Tsahi Levent-Levi via Flickr Creative Commons]

Spirit of Wandering is on Sale $0.99 For Limited Time

Spirit of Wandering is on Sale $0.99 For Limited Time

Sep 15, 2014

G5′s hidden object mystery thriller Spirit of Wandering — The Legend is on sale at $0.99 for Android and Kindle devices. The sale will run from September 15th through the 21st.

From the press release:

It’s time for another hot deal from G5 – this week only, Spirit of Wandering – The Legend goes on sale for only 99¢ for iPhone, Google Play, Kindle Fire, and only $1.99 for iPad and Mac. From September 15th-21st, you can save up to 70% on this hidden object adventure on your favorite device. Hurry, offer ends soon!

Spirit of Wandering – The Legend is a challenging adventure game about female pirate captain who has lost her beloved husband and crew when her ship, the Spirit of Wandering, was attacked by the infamous ghost ship the Flying Dutchman. Sail the seas with a pirate captain in search of her lost love in this immersive hidden object quest. She is the only person of the crew who wasn’t imprisoned in the spirit world. You must help her find cherished items in six picturesque locations in order to free everybody she loves. Collect normal items to find cherished items, searching for them over a pirate port, an island village, a grotto under the water and the decks of the Flying Dutchman. Use powerful tools such as the Crystal Orb, a trusty compass and the help of fellow prisoners to find hidden objects that are drifting between the two worlds. Remove the lingering curse and prove that true love can conquer all in this romantic adventure!

The game is developed and published by G5 Entertainment under license from Playrix Entertainment.

Key Features:

6 Gorgeous settings
24 Challenging locations
Over 450 hidden objects
90 cherished items to discover

The game is available on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore.

Socialcast App Receives Update

Socialcast App Receives Update

Sep 13, 2014

Socialcast, the mobile iteration of the popular enterprise collaboration utility, is getting an update that brings a host of new features and enhancements.

Per the Google Play app page, this update brings:

New design and optimized performance
Improved search now lets you see results for Messages, People and Groups
Search results now highlight the search term
Infinite scrolling
Send and receive ‘Thanks’
Enhanced user profile to include Photos and ‘Thanks’
Contextual message posting based in groups
See group members and leave a group; leave a conversation
Support for viewing Challenge Ideas, polls and Project Tasks
Messages & conversations update in Real-time
Chrome used to authenticate with SSO

Socialcast is available for free on the Play Store.

Enfeel Releases Birzzle Fever on Android via Halfbrick Studios

Enfeel Releases Birzzle Fever on Android via Halfbrick Studios

Sep 12, 2014

Birzzle Fever is now on Android courtesy of a collaboration between developer Enfeel and Halfbrick Studios.

Excerpts from the press release:

With over 800 million downloads worldwide, Halfbrick now commands one of the largest mobile game networks in the world. To help other developers achieve success in this extremely competitive landscape, Halfbrick launched its first published project in late June with Birzzle Fever from Korean developer Enfeel.

Birzzle Fever has now reached over 700,000 downloads in almost entirely western markets, exclusively on iOS. Halfbrick’s goal has always been to build a portfolio of the strongest mobile games, and Birzzle Fever boasts a very promising start for a long line of updates and support.

Birzzle Fever will reach a brand new audience as it launches on Google Play and Amazon Appstore on September 12th. This effectively doubles Halfbrick’s marketing reach overnight, and will bring the Birzzle brand to even greater prominence.

For gameplay additions, both iOS and Android versions of the game have been updated to feature an offline mode. More and more games require online connectivity to enjoy, but Halfbrick aims to ensure the players with unfortunate connectivity problems can still enjoy the bird-popping fun!

Halfbrick will be continuing its expansion into publishing, with Yes Chef from developer CitrusJoy the next game to be released this quarter.

The game is available for free (with optional in-app purchasing) on both the Play Store and Amazon AppStore.

Appointment With F.E.A.R Review

Appointment With F.E.A.R Review

Sep 12, 2014

Appointment With F.E.A.R casts the player as a hero with powers of their choosing out to stop an evil meeting of the minds as the criminal organization known as F.E.A.R meet in three days to hatch an evil plot to take over the world.

Screenshot_2014-09-03-01-06-00Players begin by picking their powers. What powers they have affects the story great deal. They may be able to fire energy blast from their hands or simply be a Batman like gadget genius with no actual superpowers besides being clever, among others.

A few of these feel a bit half-baked though. The engineer type doesn’t really get enough chances to use his gadgets and the mind reader doesn’t get to really read minds, more just use their physic skills to hurl objects at enemies and so on.

Screenshot_2014-09-09-12-51-31After creating their character the player embarks on a long, interesting adventure in Titan City. Picking the right way to react to events, what to prioritize and the correct dialogue responses to uncover clues are essential to success. The game has a strict time limit of the three days until the meeting. If the player hasn’t found clues as to where the F.E.A.R meeting is by then the game is lost. There are many red herrings and wastes of the time player can fall foul of and sometimes the most sensible choices may not be the right ones.

Appointment With F.E.A.R uses a similar battle system to other Fighting Fantasy books, but the mechanics are quite different. During combat the player can pick between easy, normal and hard to land attacks which do increasing amounts of damage. The chances of landing an attack are random, just leak the dice rolls in the gamebooks of yore, but these dice rolls are hidden from the player.

Finishing combat quickly is often required to get the best outcome of a situation, so unleashing risky attacks is sometimes important. The game doesn’t have too many battles however compared to other FF books. It tends to be more dialogue based.

Appointment With F.E.A.R is an enjoyable story and brain power is required to make headway though the game. It is also packed with humor, like the ability to ignore a crime scene in order to purchase a custard tart or finishing coffee before checking out in progress crimes.

The game has some annoying glitches however. More than once I had an issue with the game simply blanking out when I tried to start it or text becoming black on a black background and being impossible to read. Both times this could only be fixed by reinstalling the game which is not an ideal solution.

Appointment With F.E.A.R doesn’t read much like a Fighting Fantasy story. While an enjoyable read with plenty of silly dialogue like any campy superhero story, it is a complete departure from Livingstone’s earlier books and this may not sit well with some players. Hero names are very silly as well. I laughed when a suggested name for my heroic energy blast firing heroine was Velcro Pants.

Appointment With F.E.A.R tells a good, funny story and is an enjoyable game. While it may be a little frustrating sometimes working out where to go and what to do the general air of ridiculousness and fun really make it an inviting game.


Help Me Fly Review

Help Me Fly Review

Sep 11, 2014

There is no shortage of puzzle games in all of the app stores, including the Google Play Store. But finding that must play puzzle game, might be a challenge. Don’t look any further, because we’ve found one.

Puzzle games and app stores: it’s like a combination made in heaven. And why wouldn’t it be? Most of those puzzle games are easy to understand, offer a great challenge and have some pretty user-friendly interfaces for us to enjoy. A good puzzle game has all of the above mentioned elements and I’m glad to say that the game Help Me Fly vg fits right in to the description of a good puzzle game. It even has some solid looking graphics that are easy on the eyes.

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In Help me Fly, the goal is to make a little red airplane fly again. The premisse of the story is that the pilot of that plane need to lift off. But without power, it has no chance of doing so. Now it is up to the player to make the plane fly again. And how does he do that? By making sure the plane gets some juice again. Players need to hook up the stranded airplane to a nearby battery with some funny looking blocks that conduct the electricity to the flying machine.

By placing a red block next the battery, the block turns green – meaning that the electricity is running right through it. When the players connects another block to the green one, the other one turns green also. Now, when all blocks are green and connect the battery to the plane, the plane can lift off. Goal completed, right? Nope. There is also the task to light up all the stars in a puzzle. It’s a bit odd when you look at the… story… but it does offer a great layer of challenge.

And that is where Help me Fly really shines. It never is to hard to make to plane fly again, but when players want to go for the maximum score – and that is something I also want to do – they need to be on there end game to prove themself to the game. Because right from the start, the game throws mind boggling challenges at you. Combine that with the great looking and colorful graphics, a great interface and controls, and Help me Fly is one of those golden puzzle games.

Angry Birds Stella Review

Angry Birds Stella Review

Sep 11, 2014

The new Angry Birds Stella game just came and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to give the birds a swing again. Only this time, we’re swinging female birds with more tactics at their disposal.

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With every new Angry Birds installment I always ask myself: what did Rovio do this time to not make me think this game is just like the one before? The gravity mechanic in Angry Birds Space was a first for me, thinking the developer actually did something to improve the basics of the game. And now, I’ve got the same feeling. Angry Birds Stella is, to be very direct, a new Angry Birds game that builds upon the basics of the core of the franchise and really offers something new.

Then again, it isn’t that drastic of a difference, of course. Because we’re still sling-shotting birds across the screen in order to get rid of those nasty little green pigs, but this time around, players get a different move set all together to play with. The different kind of female birds all have their own unique ability to experiment with and, while the controls are almost the same, it really does offer some unique gameplay mechanics for the series. Nothing really ground breaking, but it works.

Angry Birds Stella offers a story as well. At first I was like: why does this game have a story. But then I understood: it offered the developer some room for improvement in terms of boss fights. Well, not really boss fights, but levels that are more challenging than the levels before, but not as hard as the levels after it. It really fits with the story, whether I think the game needs it or not. If one can clear those levels with just one, flying, female bird, they are true Angry Birds masters.

And the game offers more stuff. Players can get one of those Telepods and with these things, they can unlock the other characters (but just by playing the game, you can do that too). And there is even stuff to collect besides the proven three star rating. Overall, Angry Birds Stella genuinely feels more balanced than any other Angry Birds title out there and it definitly feels like the developer put a lot of effort into making this game. Angry Birds Stella is a fun experience which many of us can enjoy.

Google+ Hangouts Updated with More Usability Features

Google+ Hangouts Updated with More Usability Features

Sep 10, 2014

Google+ Hangouts, Google’s multi-functional mobile messaging utility, has just received a decently sized update.

According to the Play Store changelog, new features in the new build include:

● Customize ringtones for each of your Hangouts
● Block SMS messages from specific phone numbers
● Restore contacts that you have previously hidden
● Layout support for right-to-left languages

Additionally, according to an earlier report from Android Central, it seems as though Google is rolling out a server-side change that allows Google Voice SMS to be routed and managed from within Hangouts. This hearkens to the expected merging of Voice into Hangouts.

It’s also pertinent to note that Google Voice has an update available.

Hangouts is available on the Play Store for free.

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[Source: Google Play and Android Central]

Mint.com Gets Update, Offers Free Credit Scores

Mint.com Gets Update, Offers Free Credit Scores

Sep 10, 2014

Mint.com Personal Finance, Intuit’s award-winning app that allows consumers to budget and track finances on the go, has just received an update.

Most notably, the new build brings the ability to see free credit scores to phone users.

Per the Google Play change log, the new stuff officially includes:

Credit Score (Phone only)
· See your credit score as part of your complete financial picture in Mint
· Truly free – no credit card required!
· Free credit report summary – understand your score and learn what actions you can take to improve it
· Quick activation – see your free credit score in 2 minutes or less!

This is in addition to the core feature set, which includes online syncing, access to online bank accounts, threshold notifications, visual graphing tools, bill reminders, payoff forecasting and more.

Mint.com (along with this update) is available for free on the Play Store.

Vaavud Mjolnir Wind Meter Hardware Review

Vaavud Mjolnir Wind Meter Hardware Review

Sep 10, 2014

Say what you want, but I believe measuring the elements is a manly pursuit. As such, at the risk of stroking my ego, I just had to check out the Kickstarted Vaavud Mjolnir Wind Meter.

The review piece itself comes in decent packaging; the wind meter itself is surprisingly light, almost scarily so. The exterior is mostly plastic, so if one was looking for something of similar heft to Thor’s Hammer, this might be a shock. The review piece fits in the palm, and made me think of Mickey Mouse’s hat, what with the red top unit with cups that logically rotates about the axis. The bottom base unit is black, and tapers into a 3.5 mm male audio pin. Altogether, the pieces are loose, but not badly constructed, and I did like the labeled carry pouch that came with the packaging. For reference, it also comes in green and white.

To use the meter, the companion app Vaavud Wind Meter needs to be installed from the Play Store and running. With the wind meter intuitively inserted in the audio jack of the device running the companion software, the user needs to tap “start” in the app, and then the hold the device above his/her head to catch the winds in the cups. During this time, the app uses a progress bar to note the progress of the data collection; when it stops, the information can be consumed in graph and numerical form. The sequence can then be repeated if wanted.

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The app itself has different segments; the first (as described) measures the wind. The second is a visual map, and the third is a listing of historical readings. To access the latter, it is necessary to register an account with Vaavud.

I found the whole system to be a fun diversion, but there were a few times it was quite useful: radio-control helicopter flying, kites, even while measuring gusts of wind on the soccer pitch. The system boasts the ability to read 2 – 20 m/s (up to 48 m/s on some Android phones) with a precision of +/- 4%. I was not able to scientifically measure that, but my informal testing did rack up similar readings at the same time.

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My biggest gripe is that it does not work on all android devices (it requires the device to have a magnetic field sensor,and a compatible one at that). The plastic build did give me some pause, too, but to be fair, the lack of electronics in the hardware was actually a good thing in my book. Overall, it works well, is a great science lesson on its own, and can be used both for leisure and otherwise.

The Mjolnir Wind Meter is available for $40 via the Vaavud website.

Abs Trainer Review

Abs Trainer Review

Sep 10, 2014

Smartphone users look to get the most out of their phones because they are always on the go. Many of these people are so busy, it’s hard to find time to go to the gym. Abs Trainer, a new app in a workout series created by Backbenchers Lab, uses the portability of a phone to provide quick ab exercises that users can perform from the comfort of their own home.

Abs Trainer doesn’t require a hefty knowledge of working out–it provides simple workouts anyone can achieve without having to pay expensive gym membership fees. If you know how to do a sit-up, you should have no problem understanding the many exercises showcased in the app.

Abs-Trainer-4The user interface is straightforward and easy to use. To get started, users simply select which section of the abdominals to work out. The app directs users to three sections broken down into the upper abs, lower abs, and obliques. Lower ab workouts are typically less strenuous and complicated, but users should integrate a mix of routines from all three categories, especially if they are working towards six-pack abs.

Choosing a category will lead users to another menu, this time displaying different ab exercises that focus on the selected abdominal section. The app is extremely helpful because most of the featured exercises can be done without any gym equipment. Exercises such as leg lifts, planks, and mountain climbers can provide an intense workout that is easy to achieve and requires nothing aside from your body.

However, there are some workouts featured in the app in which fitness machines are required. Some of these exercises are a bit more complex, especially for users who are just beginning the journey of getting in shape.

After selecting a particular workout, users are shown a very brief video clip that explains how to perform the exercise. In fact, the clips are more like a gif than a video. The length of each clip works as both a benefit and a disadvantage for the app, varying by the complexity of the workout the clip is displaying.

Shorter, simple exercises are easy to replicate by watching the videos, and users will find themselves able to pull off a handful of routines in no time. However, that is not the case with all featured workouts. More complicated moves–such as exercises that require users to alternate sides–are not shown in their entirety. Users who lack any previous knowledge of the exercise will still be uninformed after exploring the app, which is the exact opposite of what Abs Trainer is trying to achieve.

The app somewhat offsets this by breaking down each exercise with step-by-step instructions. These processes might be confusing if taken alone, but pairing written instructions with how to videos helps clear up any doubt.

Overall, Abs Trainer is a solid app for Android users who are looking to start a workout routine without paying expensive gym fees. The app not only equips users with a database of exercises to workout their abdominals, but it also gives them the knowledge necessary to train the areas of their body they feel need the most work.

Amazon Instant Video Comes To Android Devices

Amazon Instant Video Comes To Android Devices

Sep 9, 2014

In a move that has been expected for at least a few weeks, Amazon has just made its Amazon Instant Video service available to compatible Android devices, via an update to the Amazon app.

For Amazon Prime customers with non-Amazon devices, this is big news, as the services was formerly restricted to devices in Amazon’s ecosystem and iOS devices. Now, folks with compatible devices with access to the Amazon AppStore can get the necessary add-on to make the video content available on their Android-powered devices.

This move has been hinted at earlier. In July, reports noted an Amazon executive stating an Android release was “imminent.” The move seemingly indicates a tiny shift in Amazon’s mobile strategy.

To get the app, one has to download/update (and be signed into) the Amazon app; accessing a video will prompt the download of the Prime Instant Video app (which seems to be only available in the Amazon AppStore). Now, with internet connectivity, streaming is possible on phones and tablets.

As with a lot of things Amazon, the service is restricted by geography; it is available in USA, and some parts of Europe.

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