It seems only right that we give our loyal readers the first look into the “oh-so-close-to-being-done” Official Android Guys App. Besides some unknown random errors you will fall head over heels for this app. It’s got a sexy appeal, solid news, and extra goodies to back it up as a top-notch Android app. At Android Guys we look at this app as a way to get Android related news to our readers quicker and easier. It will also encourage new users to become part of the community that most of you are active members of, but also to get some of our part-time readers to really jump in and get the full Android Guys experience. Some select few of you did have a chance to see an Alpha version that got the job done, but you haven’t seen anything good until you see our latest version. The latest version is now fully operational with a completely redesigned look thanks to the acquisition of Raphael Savina’s impeccable design skills. Let me tell you about the features included in the most recent version of the app:
- Read Daily News from Android Guys
- Share articles with friends
- Listen to the most current and older Android Guys Podcast
- Weekly Polls from Android Guys
- Staff Application Picks, linking you directly to the Market
- Changeable themes and backgrounds
- Homescreen Widget to view the day’s top articles
The application is available to all from the Android Guys Google Code site for download. Please check the Google Code site often for updates, each version only lasts 15 days. Install the application to your phone via any method you deem easiest. You could send it as an attachment to yourself and use APKatcher to install it, use Astro File Manager, or ADB USB install for tech savvy users. Please use the “Report A Problem” button in the application Menu, or directly email myself the developer at the email address found below or on the Google Code site for any issues you may experience.
When it comes time for the application to be released to the Android Market, it will come in two forms. The first being a free version with minimal advertisements and without the homescreen widget. A PRO version will also be available at an insignificant price for those who do not want the advertisements, and the widget will come as a bonus.
So get a move on and try the app now!
The Android Guys Developer Team
Matthew Patience – Lead Developer (androidguys.dev(at)gmail(dot)com)
Scott Webster – Planning and Back End Support
Raphael Savina – Visual Design and Graphics