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The Top 5 Apps We Love This Week
AirDriod, Moves, Metronap, SpoilerShield, and Google Wallet are a few apps Fueled loves this week.
Every week at Fueled, we share an internal anthology of the week’s greatest new apps. As mobile developers, we’re lucky to hear about and download innovative new apps every day that make our lives easier, entertain us, or keep our eyes and hands busy in awkward situations.
Here’s what’s on our radar.
This isn't your mama's pedometer. This app tracks all your 'moves', whether you're on a bike or running around the park. The tracker is always on so even your stroll around the office is measured. At the end of the day, your movements are mapped into a 'daily storyline' so you can see exactly how much you conquered.
Remember that time you fell asleep on the A train and woke up in the Rockaways? This app is for you. After plugging in your destination, the app uses your phone's built-in accelerometer and the motion of the subway car to gauge how far you've traveled. Then, it sounds an alarm if you've gone too far. For Android and New Yorkers only.
This is an ingenious idea. Tired of seeing plot twists or who won the Redskins game before you've had time to watch TV? Spoiler Shield blocks spoilers on your social media feeds. Twitter and Facebook are filtered through the app and, after choosing your 'shields', specific keywords within posts are blocked. The people at Spoiler Shield update the app every day to stay relevant. If only you knew about this app before the Breaking Bad finale.
AirDroid has all the handy elements of iCloud but for your Android, including a feature similar to Find My iPhone and wireless syncing. It also offers desktop SMS- a great productivity tool!
Google Wallet for iPhone
Google finally launched Google Wallet for iPhone users. The app is clean and simple, just like the service. The best part is having all your reward cards in one place.
Did we miss any cool apps this week? Let us know in the comments!