Android Rundown Live: Catch the Recap of Out There, Paragon Infinite, and Another Case Solved

Android Rundown Live: Catch the Recap of Out There, Paragon Infinite, and Another Case Solved

Mar 4, 2014

We’re kicking our Twitch streaming up and off again, so here’s a few recent releases that we’ve shown off!

Out There: Mi-Clos’ beautiful space exploration game is about managing resources and tackling the unknown, learning more as time goes on. It’s well worth watching:

Paragon Infinite: This endless take on Bipolar Design’s Paragon is one of the more interesting Flappy Bird-esque games I’ve played recently:

Another Case Solved: Noodlecake Games brings the new game from the creators of Puzzle Craft to Android. Its tutorial is a bit lengthy, but its goal becomes clear eventually:

As always, follow us on Twitch to find out when we go live next!

Spindio Music Web Streaming App Successfully Launched

Spindio Music Web Streaming App Successfully Launched

Dec 2, 2013

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Spindio is an online music streaming and livestreaming web application that allows people to search for local live gigs on a Google Maps-like map, and preview and find information on artists in the same window. It’s an interesting project, and it seems to work fine already – for selected cities in US for now. It doesn’t have a separate app, so it can only be accessed via mobile browser here: Spindio Official Website.

Theme Thursday: Awesome Nature Wallpaper

Theme Thursday: Awesome Nature Wallpaper

Oct 4, 2012

Being a small-time photographer I will always take time out to recognize those who enjoy the art as much as I do. A while ago I heard about an app that featured nothing but landscape photography by an amazing travel photographer, Yegor Korzh, and I decided to check it out. The app is simply a collection of his photographs that can be set as a rotating wallpaper. All the settings are here to put the user in full control and there is even options to include apps from other sites such as Facebook, Flickr, and (shudder) Instagram.

The photos are grouped in a handful of sections based on their attributes and each photo can be placed into a favorites folder. All of Yegor’s photos can be displayed on a constant cycle, and I wholeheartedly recommend this because every photo is just stunning. Upon unlocking, the user is greeted with a brand new, unbelievably epic, landscape shot that is guaranteed to leave anyone speechless for a while. I was amazed, not just with the incredible quality of the photographs, all of which are presented in the highest-resolution, but with the caliber of the app which is top-knotch. To be honest, I was not expecting much from the menus of this app but the large amount of customization options as well as photo sources make sure that everything is at just the right balance.

The app automatically updates itself with new images and, while the rotating slideshow is only available on the premium version, it is just over a buck. For one dollar anyone can effortlessly have a nearly unlimited resource of top quality and absolutely stunning landscape photography on their phone. There are some good deals on the Play Store but I cannot think of many that are better than this. So come out and support a truly talented artist and get some incredible eye candy in the process.

Theme Thursday: Text Clock Pro

Theme Thursday: Text Clock Pro

Jul 5, 2012

I wasn’t initially planning on doing another Theme Thursday on a live wallpaper but Text Clock Pro really caught my eye and I knew I had to spread the word. Designers Biegert and Funk brought the world the beauty and simplicity of the cleverly designed QlockTwo. In short, this clock is a square field of seemingly random unlit letters that light up to tell the time in 5 minute increments. For example, if the time is 5:46, the clock would read “It is a quarter til 6 o’clock.” The big draw for the QlockTwo is the sleek, minimal, and, dare I say, sexy design as the jet black glossy square face with the thin, bright white san-seriff text creating an amazing contrast. Well, with a design that is so simple to replicate it was only a matter of time before this amazingly popular design made it to Android in some form, and Text Clock Pro does not disappoint.

It would have been almost too easy for someone to just quickly code up a widget that quickly replicates its real life counterpart. However, what Text Clock Pro does is takes the idea of the clock and allows for expanded user customization as well as making it a live wallpaper. I am torn about whether or not the idea to make Text Clock Pro a live wallpaper is a brilliant idea or a limiting one, but I have to say I find that it looks stunning even as it slides behind existing widgets. And it does look stunning, everything about this wallpaper is beautiful, including all the included fonts to choose from. For Pro customers there is the option to change the ratio from the original square configuration to a smaller 15×8 rectangle. Is it worth the buck to upgrade from Lite to Pro? That entirely depends on the user and I cannot say that the Pro version is necessarily a bad deal, because, come on, it’s a buck.

The biggest selling point to this app is its simplicity and its perfect customization options that allow any user to tailor the wallpaper to suit their liking. Looking at the app’s Play page the examples are gorgeous and the possibilities are sky high. At the very least, a must try for any Android owner, Text Clock Pro brings any phone one step closer to phone perfection.

Theme Thursday: Exodus Pro Live Wallpaper

Theme Thursday: Exodus Pro Live Wallpaper

Jun 28, 2012

I guess I said everything I needed to say about live wallpapers in last week’s Theme Thursday, but I’ll give a quick rundown for those who do not feel the need to go check. I will admit there is a certain stigma surrounding live wallpapers, and some of it is deserved. Some of the highest quality, more effect oriented live wallpaper can only be run seamlessly on higher end devices, and it can be a bit of a battery drain if used in a specific manner. I, however, feel that the whole idea of having a live wallpaper should not be discarded as, under the right circumstances, they can produce stunning results that can really spice up a normally drab phone. This week, I focused my attention onto the fun and creative Exodus Pro Live Wallpaper which is made by the same design team, Joko Interactive as last week’s Photile Pro.

Unlike Photile Pro, Exodus Pro does not allow for custom images; instead it fills the background with an empty field full of floating cubes. The sense of depth here is very impressive and for home screens that feature a lot of flat widgets and icons there really is a great sense of space behind the screen. As with most live wallpapers, Exodus Pro is incredibly customizable and just like Photile the themes that are included are probably the best ones are the preset options within the app itself. Every setting here can be tweaked, such as size and popularity of the shapes as well as how busy they become; which should not come as much of a surprise as they are all pretty standard and expected.

This wallpaper is very middle-of-the-road when i comes to processing power needed to run. It should not be a problem for medium to higher end phones which makes it available to a wider audience than some of the more expensive and technically demanding live wallpapers out there. For anyone with the right phone, I would definitely recommend Exodus Pro Live Wallpaper.