Top Android Apps of the Week #40

This week has been pretty busy for Android. While the details and rumors about the Android 4.4 KitKat based Nexus 5 are starting to surface, the current JellyBean version now accounts for almost 50% of Android devices. Let’s see some India focused apps, which formed the majority of our apps of the week feature-

Dish OnlineDish Online (Free)

If you don’t want to miss out your favorite TV serials/ watch movies during travelling and you’re a DishTV subscriber, then this app can solve your worries. The app provides 35+ Live TV channels, Video on demand for Bollywood and Hollywood movies, access to missed TV shows, etc. over Wi-Fi or 3G network. Users can also see the detailed programming guide for various channels. Dish Online 1Dish Online 2Dish Online 3 Unfortunately, even if you’re a subscriber, you’ve to subscribe to available package of either Rs. 29 or Rs. 69.

MixbitMixbit (Free)

If you like taking videos from your mobile, and Vine and Instagram fails to fit your need, then this app from the former co-founders of YouTube might fit your bill. The basic process of the app remains the same with one click allowing to start recording the video and/ or pause it. Clips can also be trimmed down or rearranged during the editing or even shared on to the social networks. The things get interesting when users can remix their videos by discovering videos uploaded by others and and adding some of those clips (each clip is of 16 seconds) into their own video. The fact that the videos can last up to good one hour unlike rushed through short videos in Vine and Instagram, makes it even better. Mixbit 1Mixbit 2Mixbit 3 Once your video is done, you can show your creation to the world via Facebook, Twitter and Mixbit’s website.

Trendspotters.TVTrendSpotters.TV (Free)

Trendspotters, as the name suggests, is a website (and now app) which brings the latest trends to you in the images and video format. These trends vary from the glamorous world of fashion to the entertainment and music. The app is also connected to its Facebook page, thus adding a bit of social element to it. It also lets you know about the new content uploaded through push notifications. Trendspotters.TV 1Trendspotters.TV 2Trendspotters.TV 3

Updated App(s)

Axis MobileAxis Mobile (Free)

Mobile devices and tablets offer sheer convenience of being used anytime and anywhere. One biggest benefit of this fact is the mobile banking, making it easier for a user to check their account details, transfer money, recharge mobile number/ DTH and much more. Axis Mobile is for Axis Bank customers and this update not only brings revamped interface, but also slew of features such as personalized page for customer segment (Youth, Prime and Premium), social integration with Facebook and Twitter pulling the images of beneficiary, reminders for bill payments, etc. Axis Mobile 1Axis Mobile 2Axis Mobile 3 Users can also post the feedback directly from the app via email/ social networks.

Facebook HomeFacebook Home (Free)

Facebook Home was rolled out back in April amidst much fan fare, but got very tepid response. But, the social network giant is not loosing hope and is trying to add capabilities to make its home screen replacement a default for every smartphone user. This update brings several social networks integrations like Flickr, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram to it and thus putting updates from them on the lock screen along with Facebook’s own. There’s also an improved app launcher with this update. However, this is a beta feature and you’ve to be a beta tester to see these changes. Facebook Home 1 However as the case was during its launch, the app is currently supported in selected devices- Samsung’s Galaxy S4, Note 3; HTC’s One, One X, etc.

My VodafoneMy Vodafone (Free)

While our mobile phones have gone smarter, the numbers used in them for calling/ messaging purposes remains the same old generation. From checking balance, validity, data plan, etc. to see recharge plans, we’ve to punch in different USSD codes. Wouldn’t it be better to get a one stop information about all these things? Well if you’re a Vodafone subscriber, then you’ve got a My Vodafone app which not shows current account balance, data plan being used, but also recharge options, value added services subscription and much more. My Vodafone 1My Vodafone 2My Vodafone 3
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