+101 - Vote for the best Android Apps


101 Best Android Apps Archive

Archive for the ‘Site News’ Category

Get your app noticed with a Pressitt newsroom

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

There are thousands of Android apps now in the market and it’s getting harder and harder to get your new app noticed. We like to think our site makes a big difference for those apps that make it to the top of our 101 Best Android Apps list.

Pressitt.com

We have another site that might be useful in a different but significant way: http://pressitt.com is an online news release service that allows users to freely submit news releases (SMNRs) in fixed categories about anything they want.

Pressitt helps to bring your news to life with a simple and intuitive SMNR creation process that allows you to add body text, core facts, YouTube videos, images, documents, relevant links, quotes, tags and press contacts to your Social Media News Release.

We’ve just launched a new feature that could make it even better for developer of multiple apps – newsrooms.

With a newsroom you can write about your company, link to your website (if you have one) and your social media profiles on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter etc. For an Android app developer this could be a central repository for all your apps – link to videos of the app in use, create a Twitter profile to talk about your app or a Flickr page with photos of your app.

Your newsroom can be set up with your logo, company branding and will feature all your news releases – these will also be configured to your newsroom style.

Each newsroom costs just £15 (about $23USD) per month. Check out the newsroom features

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK0jT25-h4s[/youtube]

By setting up a newsroom on Pressitt you can take advantage of all your social media links and give Android review sites a central place to get news and information about your latest apps – whether it’s videos, images, PDF documents or just quotes from your developers or users.

Find out more about Pressitt

Mobile Developer Jobs

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Are you looking for an Android developer? Or maybe you’re a mobile apps developer looking for the next job or freelance work?

After creating the 101 group of sites dedicated to mobile apps for the Android and other smartphones we realised there was a huge group of apps developers who were looking for more work and an even greater number of companies who needed apps developers to create their Android apps.

Android developer jobs

So we set about creating Apps Jobs which is a job board dedicated to the latest mobile developer jobs.

It costs just $30 per 30 days to advertise your apps job and we’ve linked the site from all our 101 websites – that’s over 500,000 views every month! It’s easy to get started:

Post your developer job

Top ten searches on 101 Best Android Apps

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Every day thousands of visitors come to this site looking for new applications to add to their Android phone so I thought I’d save some of them the trouble of searching too hard and give a list of the top ten searches we receive on the site. So, here we go:

GPS

This is our top search query but the results aren’t always what you expect – top of the list at the moment is for the perfect eggs timer which calculates the exact length of time to boil an egg based on everything from your altitude, taken from the GPS and how hard or soft you want your egg. I think the FourSqaure application and Google maps is more the sort of thing people are looking for…

GPS Android applications

Calendar

Our second favourite search generally throws up some more specific results with myDAY journal coming out top at the moment. It might not be a standard calendar but with Google Calendar built into the Android OS there’s scope to try all sorts of new ideas to make things more interesting.

Calendar applications

Facebook

No surprises here, everyone wants Facebook on their phone and the Android Facebook application is very easy to use and does almost everything you’d want – except dealing with messages very well. What is surprising is that Trip Journal comes out top of our list with its Facebook integration for sharing photos and updates from your holiday.

Facebook applications

Golf

Yes, that’s right: Golf. It’s a popular game but judging from our results not too many developers seem to think so. Only two results on our list – there’s got to be more than that. So if you know of a great golf application for Android please let us know or submit it yourself! There’s a lot of people wanting golf applications…

Android Golf applications

Browser

Well, we can’t all be happy with the built in Android browser but there aren’t many other choices. The recently released Opera Mini 5.0 has just come out as a Beta version for Android.

Browser apps for Android

Radio

This is more like it, a few good choices here but the big three really stand out: Spotify, Pandora and Last.fm. I actually use two of these myself, Spotify for listening to music regularly while working – but only on my desktop. And Last.fm on my Android phone for scrobbling what I’m listening to and finding new tracks while I’m out and about. The radio stations on Last.fm work really well over 3G so it’s possible to keep on listening while out in town or hooked up to the car stereo. Pandora is only available in the US so I haven’t been able to test it myself.

Android radio applications

Keyboard

I’m not really sure what people are searching for here! But there’s a few choices to make, any comments would be really useful…

Keyboard apps

Skype

Well, there are three results but only one that anyone is looking for. Skype is a “voice over I.P.” or VOIP system that allows you to make and receive phone calls over your internet connection. this is often a lot cheaper than standard calls – particularly on an Android phone connected to a good wireless broadband.

Skype on Android

Twitter

It’s the talk of the moment – if you discount the location based social networks :-) Everyone is on Twitter these days and there are plenty of Twitter clients to try out. My own personal favourite is Twidroid which gives me everything I need to keep up with my friends and contacts and that’s just the free version.

Android Twitter applications

Contacts

This is another search where I’m not sure what people are looking for… but there’s a few choices on offer: contact security, favourites and syncing. Again, if anyone knows of some great Android contacts applications please submit them and let these people find the app they’re looking for!

Contacts on Android

So that’s the top ten searches on 101 Best Android Apps – if there’s something here that you’re looking for and you know of a better application than the ones we have featured on our list, please let us know or submit it yourself. I’ll have a look through our other searches and see if there’s anything that really stands out – that’s for another day, another post…

101bestandroidapps.com traffic reaches new heights!

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Following on from the launch of our new software and improved site, the traffic here at 101bestandroidapps.com has been growing exponentially!

Over the last month we have had half a million page views!  On the 6th November 2009, we had  32,000 page views and 4,400 visits in just one day.

With lots more improvements and changes we’re planning on making to the site, we’re hoping to become the place to come for all your android information on apps.

101 Best Android Apps breaks 1000 visitors in one day!

Friday, August 14th, 2009

After our relaunch and improved code libraries our visitors were up to over 1000 in a single day!

On Thursday the 13th August, 2009 we obtained 1,011 unique visitors and a snip under 4,000 page views.  This is great news not only for our site, but the renewed interest in the Google Android operating system.

Submissions on 101 Best Android Apps continue to rise and within the next 6 months we believe we will not only be the best place to come to find the right app for you, but the only resource that you will need.

Additionally our ranks within the search engines are constantly rising.  If you search for android apps we are currently third worldwide which is great news for anyone searching for the best apps for google android.

Keep stopping by, we promise we’ll continue striving to be the best and only resource you need on the net for your mobile device.

101 Best Android Applications relaunches!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

After our initial launch last year, we have had great success in traffic and submissions but our first release of our software didn’t quite meet the requirements to display the features and graphical capabilities of all the applications our clients have to offer.

Well that has all changed!  Users can now upload up to four images to their submission and we have an automated screen shot feature so you don’t have to take a print screen of your website!

We’ve also improved the voting system.  Over time we’ve discovered that the popularity of our site has meant that people gain traffic and business from being on our home page.  The unfortunate outcome of this is that we have been the victim of spam voting!  Not anymore.

We’ve spent months developing a brand new voting system which we’ve tested to death.  Now your application will be spam free and fair.

On top of all this, we’ve created a natty new design to show off your applications.

There are many more advancements, including ajax forms and modern text editors.  Too many to list here.  Why not sign up and have a go!

Please let us know your thoughts and let us know if you find anything that doesn’t quite work properly :-)

Happy voting :-)

So, what is Android?

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

We’ve launched the site and even have over 40 applications ready for review and rating but a lot of people may be wondering what Google Android is all about.

Android is a platform for software development. It runs as a software stack for mobile devices and includes an operating system, middleware and applications. The applications are written using the Java programming language and run on a custom virtual machine on top of a Linux kernel. There’s lots of techincal information on the Google Android developer site.

Android was developed by a group of more than 30 technology companies under the title: Open Handset Alliance?. One of the most exciting features of Android is the Open Source aspect of the development:

Open
Android was built from the ground-up to enable developers to create compelling mobile applications that take full advantage of all a handset has to offer. It is built to be truly open. For example, an application could call upon any of the phone’s core functionality such as making calls, sending text messages, or using the camera, allowing developers to create richer and more cohesive experiences for users. Android is built on the open Linux Kernel. Furthermore, it utilizes a custom virtual machine that has been designed to optimize memory and hardware resources in a mobile environment. Android will be open source; it can be liberally extended to incorporate new cutting edge technologies as they emerge. The platform will continue to evolve as the developer community works together to build innovative mobile applications.

All applications are created equal
Android does not differentiate between the phone’s core applications and third-party applications. They can all be built to have equal access to a phone’s capabilities providing users with a broad spectrum of applications and services. With devices built on the Android Platform, users will be able to fully tailor the phone to their interests. They can swap out the phone’s homescreen, the style of the dialer, or any of the applications. They can even instruct their phones to use their favorite photo viewing application to handle the viewing of all photos.

Breaking down application boundaries
Android breaks down the barriers to building new and innovative applications. For example, a developer can combine information from the web with data on an individual’s mobile phone — such as the user’s contacts, calendar, or geographic location — to provide a more relevant user experience. With Android, a developer could build an application that enables users to view the location of their friends and be alerted when they are in the vicinity giving them a chance to connect.

Fast & easy application development
Android provides access to a wide range of useful libraries and tools that can be used to build rich applications. For example, Android enables developers to obtain the location of the device, and allows devices to communicate with one another enabling rich peer-to-peer social applications. In addition, Android includes a full set of tools that have been built from the ground up alongside the platform providing developers with high productivity and deep insight into their applications.

You can find out lots more on the Open Handset Alliance and Android websites.

Welcome to 101 Best Android Apps

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

This is a brand new site from the same people as 101 Best Websites – here you’ll be able to rate, review and find out about new and unusual Google Android Applications.

With the launch of the new Google Android OS there are going to be thousands of new apps, homebrew and games released over the next few months. We hope to be able to help you choose the best of the bunch.

We’ve only just launched but expect to see lots more content being added over the next few days.

If you’re already registered on 101 Best Websites you can log in to 101 Best Android Apps straight away and get submitting your favourite applications.

Other Stuff

Sponsors

Apps Jobs - Search and advertise android apps jobs