It is time for another Android blog post, and here are my favourite Android applications and games this month.
Whilst I continue to play Angry Birds Star Wars too much, enjoy using the Google Reader, Zinio and WeatherBug applications almost daily, there are still plenty of other great Android applications I make time for.
Is there an Android application that shows UK tides? You betcha! From my lounge window I have a view of the sea, but it is hard to judge whether a tide is coming in or out. Also occasionally I want to visit beaches further afield, and have a look at the rock pools.
The free ‘UK Tides’ application, available on Google Play provides me with local tidal information that I require. Now I can enjoy strolls along a beach when the tide is out, and look out for crabs, other items of interest and nosey in rock pools! However I never risk my safety as I know how quickly a tide can come back in.
Looking for an aircraft game like tower defence? In the Air Patriots game tank convoys try and go from one side of the screen to the other, and you have to destroy them!
I’ve resisted buying the upgrades, and whilst I am now tiring of this game, it is enjoyable to play every so often.
I’m a comic fan, but in recent years have given the majority of what once was a massive physical collection to charity. Even though I read more books more these days, I still enjoy reading a comic or two occasionally, and the ‘Comics’ application, in conjunction with the Comixology service, enables me to get my comic fix.
Not as good as handling an actual paper comic, but on a Nexus 7 screen, the application still makes it possible to enjoy the comic reading experience.
I always find TED talks inspiring, and the free TED android application, enables me to quickly find a TED video to watch.
It is simply to use and means within two or three clicks, I can be inspired and learn something amazing.