Even though Android users worldwide downloaded more than twice as many Play Store titles in 2018 as iOS users did through Apple's official App Store, the latter generated 88 percent more revenue, according to a certain estimate. That plays into a narrative as old as time, according to which Google Play has a monetization problem.Simply put, those rocking an Android handset or tablet (even expensive new flagship models) are generally less likely to pay for a "premium" app download or "freemium" in-app purchase than iPhone and iPad owners. Obviously, Google is not giving up that fight so easily, seeking new ways to make it easier for Android app developers to earn money, which in turn can generate higher earnings for the search giant.A new feature called "rewarded products" is now available in the Play Console for third-party devs to integrate into their apps with minimal effort. The idea behind this rewards system is hardly new or groundbreaking, but Google is basically … [Read more...] about Google wants more Android apps to give you rewards for watching ads
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Although Google set out to create a lightweight, web-based operating system with Chrome OS, you can’t deny that running Android apps on a Chromebook is an exciting selling point. Unfortunately, not every app works as intended on Google’s browser-based platform. After all, support for Google Play and Android apps is still a work in progress. If you want to take the Android plunge with your shiny new Chromebook, take a look at our best Android apps for Chromebooks and see if you agree with our selection! All of these have been tested and found to play nicely with Chrome OS. Here are the best apps for Chromebooks you can install right now.Communication DiscordPrice: FreeDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYThis is a chat client mostly used by gamers. It’s similar to IRC where you connect to a server and join private chat rooms. Discord will connect to multiple servers simultaneously, allowing you to select a server and scan each room for new messages. These servers and rooms are … [Read more...] about The best Android apps for Chromebooks you can install right now
Try these out too!5 best moon phase apps and moon calendar apps for Android10 best calendar apps for Android for 2018 ADNFX free horoscope appsPrice: Free (with advertising)DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYADNFX is a developer on Google Play with several free horoscope apps for Android. The developer has an app for each zodiac instead of a single app for all of them. Each app is specific to its own zodiac sign. Some features include daily horoscopes for love, work, mood, and other stuff. Additionally, it features weekly and monthly horoscopes, previous horoscopes, fun facts about that particular zodiac sign, and, of course, the ability to share on social media. Each app is completely free with no in-app purchases. There are ads, though. We would like a way to buy an ad-free version, but that's our only major gripe with these horoscope apps.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY AstroguidePrice: Free / $2.99 per three monthsDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYAstroguide is an all-in-one solution for your astral guidance. It … [Read more...] about 10 best horoscope apps and free horoscope apps for Android!
Lots of new apps have landed on Google Play over 2018 and we've highlighted many of the best in our best Android apps and best free Android apps guides, but only one can be the very best, and if you ask Google it's Drops: Learn 31 new languages.This is an app which, as the name suggests, aims to teach you a foreign language, but it does so in bite-sized chunks using pictures and games to help you learn and remember the basics.While that won Google's 'Best App of 2018' award, a number of other apps were also highlighted.For 'Most Entertaining', Google selected five apps, namely VIMAGE (a cinemagraph app), No.Draw (an app for coloring by numbers), Neverthink (an app full of hand-picked web videos), TikTok (an app for creating and sharing 15-second videos), and Scout FM (a podcast player).The best of the restThere's also a 'Best Self Improvement' category, where Google highlighted Mimo (an app for learning to code), Drops, 10% Happier (a meditation app), Keep Trainer (a workout app), and … [Read more...] about Google Play has revealed its best apps of 2018
WhatsApp finally introduced stickers on its platform only last month, and offered a bunch of sticker packs that were previously available on Facebook Messenger. But if you’re on Android, you can easily create your own stickers right on your phone. That’s thanks to Sticker Studio, a free app built by Sven van der Zee, a former TNW Index development intern. You can snap photos or import images into it, and simply draw an outline around the portion you want to turn into a sticker. Do you like good gadgets? Those sweet cool gadgets? Oh, yeah There are a couple of odd restrictions to deal with, though: you’ll need to create at least three stickers before you can export a pack of them into WhatsApp. You’re limited to 10 sticker packs with a maximum of 30 stickers per pack. Still, it’s plenty fun for folks who have colorful people in their lives. I’m in a bunch of group chats, and I found the app useful for clipping a meme-worthy picture of myself … [Read more...] about Turn any photo into a WhatsApp sticker with this free Android app