The Android operating platform is one of the most popular platforms for mobile devices in the world. It’s a huge audience for developers who have thrown their apps into the market. However, with so many apps for Android in the market it’s hard to judge what the best of the best is. We’ve compiled a list of the top 5 apps for Android which nobody should step outside without.
1. Avast! Mobile Backup
Avast! Mobile Backup is a security app developed by the guys over at Avast!. It takes your SMS messages, contacts, and call histories to back them up away from your phone. They’re stored in a secure online environment similar to the cloud. If something happens to your phone, or you get a new SIM card, you can retrieve everything.
What is Dots you ask? It’s the most popular puzzle game on Android. Millions of people across the world have downloaded the app. The object of the game is to connect as many dots of the same color as possible within 60 seconds. There are lots of bonuses you can use to remove a single color or remove specific dots in your way. There’s an online leaderboard where you can display your score and see how you match up against the rest of the world. It’s simple yet addictive!
3. Yahoo! Weather
This weather app offers an unrivalled amount of detail for the Android. It contains photos from the location in different weather scenarios. If it was snowing in Chicago, you’d get a beautiful picture of downtown Chicago covered in snow. It gives you real-time updates, which you can get by swiping the screen, and gives you an hourly breakdown of the weather for the day. It covers all major locations, and even a lot of minor ones. The photos might not be available for obscure villages in the middle of nowhere, though!
4. Imo Messenger
One of the biggest arguments in the digital age is which messenger service should everyone use. Trying to coordinate everyone can be a huge source of frustration. Rather than wasting time attempting to do this, Imo Messenger does the job for you. It’s compatible with practically every major messenger platform, including Skype, Yahoo, and Facebook. It offers an option to search your chat history and a smooth interface which allows you to switch to different chat systems on a whim.
Gas is something which always sets tempers aflame. The discussion over how much gas prices have raised is a cathartic experience to say the lease. GasBuddy brings up a map of gas stations in your area. It displays the latest prices so you can choose the cheapest one. How do they keep up with the latest prices, though? It relies on an active user community to report the prices themselves. It’s very effective because the makers implemented a points system. By reporting the prices from your local gas station you can make money back by getting coupons for free gas.