In the world of apps, it’s always going to be a competition between Android and Apple. Blackberry apps don’t even have say, while Microsoft is still busy winning the bigger computer competition. But on mobile? The double As are in a tug of war for the bigger part of the pie.
In a first of two parts, here’s a rundown of top ranking Android apps. To make it more interesting, we’re also listing things to watch out for, such as the limits of these apps.
1. XE Currency Converter
Look at it this way, one of these days, you’re going to make it big. You’re going to have enough money to fly to different countries. Claim it. Download this app. Know your money’s worth in another currency. The limit? You’re gonna have to pay for it if you go pro. Otherwise, people with small budgets can download it for free.
After your dreams of getting somewhere great and new and different from what you’re used to, take note of the things you plan to do, places you want to see, and stuff you have to prepare. Put it in Evernote and sync your exciting to-do list across different devices just to make sure you don’t forget anything. Cutting back on expenses? Don’t worry, you may also get it for free. You’re just gonna miss out on these features anyway,
Want to know how amazing this app is? Users only need two taps on this app to hail a cab. It matches your location, shares this information with a registered cabbie, and you’ve got a ride coming! Neat, huh? What’s more is they allow secured cloud storage of your debit or credit card details so that you could go cashless and still pay for your fare.
But you know there’s a catch, right? Nope, you don’t have to pay for this app. However, you do have to be in places like London; Dublin; Washington, D.C.; New York; Madrid; and Barcelona to use it. >________<
4. Wi-Fi Finder
Oh, the joy of free wi-fi! Foursquare! Instagram! Facebook! Twitter! Time to go online! If you’re on a tight budget and don’t plan to get a data plan, then don’t you think this app’s going to be mighty useful? I tell you, I should’ve had this when I went to Hong Kong looking for Gong Cha in Mong Kok. No, of course it’s no map. But being able to connect to a wi-fi spot which would’ve allowed me to connect to Google Maps or even get on Google to find their nearest shop could’ve saved me time and frustration.
The downside, though? It’s a hefty 12MB file which could eat up a lot of space if you’re moving on Samsung Galaxy Y specs or lower.
5. Go Locker
Bored with the lock screen on your Android? Here’s an app that lets you add more spice to it via customization. Download the themes available and start picking how you want your lock screen to be set up. Choose your background image along with the different phone apps you want to launch immediately.
Of course, there are different apps like this. They basically want to emulate the features that make apps like Go Locker sell. But why settle for second best, when you could get the top rated, most downloaded lock screen customizer? The downside, though, is that it requires you to install Go Launcher, which, if its features don’t really meet your needs, just seems like it bloatware, eating up phone memory unnecessarily.