Android Market Acting Up for Developers [RESOLVED]

There is something happening on Android Market right now and it is a pretty big deal to developers. As owner of three apps (DroidIn, DroidIn-Lite and Hire*A*Droid) I’ve recently noticed that: Overall and current download numbers are considerably down. Number of reviews is about 1/3 down

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Hey Developers – Mark Your Calendars for DroidCon London

Following the resounding success of the Droidcon Berlin conference comes another  event of equal industry impact in London, UK. Organized by the active members of ‘Londroid’ – the monthly London Android meetup (www.meetup.com/android) DroidCon London will be a two day ...

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MouthOff for Android Arrives

Popular iPhone “game” MouthOff has made its way over to Android. With MouthOff, users can hold their handset in front of your mouth and sing, talk, yell, or laugh to get the animated mouth to work.   The app  mouths move in real-time by using sound picked up by the phone.   ...

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Leaving T-Mobile Behind for Verizon Droid

Anyone following the invasion of the Droid can see a plethora of reviews on PhoneDog, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report among others.  So I will spare you the redundancy since those guys do reviews for a living and are much better at it than I.  What I would like to do is give you my reasoning... ...

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Google Pushes Source Code for Android 2.0 – Developers Push it to G1 Within Hours

Android 2.0 SDK has been available for a few weeks now, but the source code has been held hostage.  The word around the campfire is that Google hasn’t been too forthcoming with it.  Most handset manufacturers have been stuck messing with Android 1.6 instead.  No more of that! Last ...

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Archos 5 in the Real World

Let me first say that I have always been an early adopter.  From my first Tandy Color Computer II to one of my latest automobile purchases, the great Mazda RX-8, I am on the hunt for the next big thing and the products that are just a little bit off but deliver big rewards to... Read More

OpenTable Helps 1 Million Diners Find a Table

OpenTable, a company we profiled back in September, has now seated over 1 million diners using their mobile app.  With a $50 average check per diner, this equates to more than $50 million in revenue generated for its restaurant partners. OpenTable‘s application comes in Android,  ...

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‘Zagat To Go’ Arrives on Android Today

A full press release should hit the wires later today, but we’ve got some early information on the new Android app from Zagat.   The new app is called Zagat To Go and it comes a few months after the launch of ‘nru‘ from a few months back.  One of the longest running series ...

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App Review: Bedside 3.0

Like Nyquil’s “nighttime-sniffling-sneezing-coughing…” medicine, the upcoming Bedside 3.0 application is the nighttime, light dimming, sound stopping, music playing, flashlight providing, alarm linking, customizable, amazingly supported must have on your nightstand so ...

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App Review: Puzzle Blox

For me, puzzle games are the best.  Whether it involves shapes, bubbles or words, I just dig them.  I’ve wasted plenty of time with the Final Fantasy series, I know the Mario Brothers all too well and the last time my brother was in town we had a marathon Wii Punch-Out series that ...

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App Review: Service Tattler

I was a heck of a bartender back in the day.  I could sling drinks as fast as anyone and chat with random people about anything.  This resulted in a great group of regulars most nights.  Still, my mix-master skills and charm couldn’t please everyone, like the girl who wanted Midori and ...

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European HTC Hero Skipping 1.6 Update

File Under: Good News/Bad News We just had an interesting email come across our inbox pertaining to the European version of the HTC Hero.  One of our readers reached out to HTC to ask about whether or not their Hero would be seeing an update to Android 1.6.  Here’s the email they ...

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Mio to Launch 4.7-inch Internet and Navigation Device with Android

Mio Technology has announced that a new version of their MiBuddy internet and navigation device will be, you guessed it, Android-based.   This 4.7″ unit will be a Mobile Internet Navigation Device (MIND) and will incorporate web browsing and feature a physical keyboard that slides out ...

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Wireless Tether: A Love Story

This is more of a personal recommendation than it is an application review.  Anyone who does work on the go nowadays knows just how essential “all over” internet access is.  But wireless data-only plans are often expensive and require another piece or two of hardware, and their ...

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Un-Ugly Me

One of most frequent complaints about Android is about its unpolished and unelegant UI when compared to that of iPhone.  As a brief user of iPhone 3G, it hurts me to admit that it is indeed the case. Just take for example Compass apps from both platforms: functionally equal,  Android ...

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