There are always attempts by various entities to maximize advertising for any given medium. But the explosion of mobile advertising has gotten the traditional mobile advertisers to search for newer paths. One company, SlideJoy, has fond some real estate on Android mobile devices, the lock screen!.There are others who also use the lock screen for advertising but Slidejoy stands out for their concept of renting the screen.
Given that the lock screen is always available it is a good medium to promote products, news feeds or both. Yet like any real estate, there is a price for these Android lock screens, even though they are smaller in size compared to other real estate. So Slidejoy has infused value by providing rewards to users who lend their lock screens for streaming news feeds and promotions of products.
The company has got $1.2 million from investors. The app, the product has been alive for about a year and already has a sizable downloads.
“The app, which is just over a year old and now has hundreds of thousands of downloads, displays a news story or some sort of ad or deal every time you check your Android phone. You can slide to the right to ignore the card and go to your home screen as you would normally, or you can slide to the left to get more information on the card shown. You can also slide up to see an additional card, if you choose.”
Skype just announced an update to their Skype for Android to support video calling. Now it is in par with iOS Skype apps and also provides another opportunity to use those front facing cameras on Android devices. There seem to be a limitation of devices, at least for now. Only Google Nexus S, HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro, are supported.
Any other ad for that matter, yes it is possible. Sometimes it is very difficult to use the phone because some ads pop up when you least likely to click! 🙂 Yes some of the developers make their income from these ads and if you really use an app regularly, make a direct donation to the developer.
We do not like to stop ads because in the chain, a lot of people make their living through these ads you see on web sites, blogs, mobile apps. But it is sometimes really necessary to block some ads. Then again it is your preference.
Only way we know to block ads on Android is the AdFree, created by XDA Forum member. The App is available on the Android Market. There were many modifications like this on XDA, and even more Android Ad Blockers.
I am sure everyone has heard about and / or seen groupon ads. Now you can take your groupon ads with you or pull them up based on where you are with Groupon Mobile for Android. Groupon features one unbeatable Daily Deal on the best stuff to do in cities across the U.S. With the mobile app you can buy and use your Groupons with ease. Never print another Groupon! Deals are currently offered in 150+ cities!
Groupon Mobile offers;
Browse unbeatable deals on local adventures
Get any deal with the touch of a button
Search nearby Groupons using GPS
Keep track of all your Groupons by location, date and expiration
Document to go for Android devices is an app to read Microsoft documents like Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files and attachments, There are two versions, free and enhanced. The full or paid version allows premium features such as editing, creating and advanced viewing, desktop synchronization plus support for Google Docs.
The Documents To Go app is available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic and traditional and simplified Chinese.
Get app at the Android Market for free or the paid version for $14.99 (regularly $29.99) or from Dataviz website here.
Android Market supprt team have launched a vastly improved client for Android devices running on Android 1.6 or higher. The OTA update will reach all eligible devices in the roll out over next two weeks.
If you are a smartphone user, you should already know what Getjar is. If not, it is the world’s second largest app store hitting more than a billion downloads to date. This app store supports all sorts of mobile platforms like Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, iPhone and Symbian among others. It is a worldwide app store serving more than 200 countries with a collection of about 75000 apps. So any app user, better take note of getjar, because they seem to know what they are doing with mobile apps.
The new Getjar+ program will partner with game and app publishers, they started with Glu Mobile, a leading mobile game publisher, to make premium not for free apps available for free for a period of two weeks. There are no ads or any other catches, just full paid applications for free.
“This revolutionary new business model will fundamentally change the app industry economics and give consumers access to many more apps at a lower cost or in GetJar’s case – free, Everyone benefits — consumers can download all applications for free and get access to unique content regardless of the phone model they use, and now with GetJar+, millions of consumers get exclusive access to content that would normally require payment to download. Developers and publishers benefit by being paid for the licensing of their content on a global app store with huge scale. We’re thrilled that Glu is the first games publisher to realize the benefits of this new monetization model as well as the opportunity to reach consumers globally across more than 2,300 different handsets.” said Ilja Laurs, founder and CEO for GetJar.
So when you visit Getjar, make sure you pay attention to recommended section where these apps will appear.
Mybackup pro allows one to backup your Android Phone (there is also a scheduling option) to their online secure servers, or your own SD card on the phone. The Mybackup pro can backup all your Apps, Contacts, Call log, Bookmarks, SMS\MMS, Calendar, Settings, Home Shortcuts, Alarms, Dictionary, Music Playlists, and more.
It is also good for moving your settings and apps to a new phone by using the restore feature.
Kids Shape Puzzle Halloween is best-selling Kids Shape Puzzle’s Halloween edition. Kids slide the puzzle pieces into place. Thrilled, they reveal one of over 30 Halloween images. Build your child’s Halloween skills. Halloween skills? Maybe not. But kids will gain cognitive and fine motor skills in a kid-friendly way.