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Grasshopper – learning javascript

Learning apps have been around for a while, but none this interactive. Google’s experimental products workshop Area 120 brings us Grasshopper, an app that’s bent on teaching everyone to javascript. Given that most of the popular app and web frameworks use javascript in one way or the other, this is great move by the Area 120 team.


Grasshopper
Developer: Area 120
Category: Education
Google Play Rating: 4.2
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Is the OnePlus 3 the most pocket friendly flagship?

Continuing our hunt for the best flagship phone of 2016 we look at the OnePlus 3. If this is any indicator of what’s coming up, then we do feel excited about the mobile phone future. OnePlus managed to stuff in a humongous 6GB of RAM, powerful processing and pretty much every flagship feature at a pocket friendly price.

OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3
OxygenOS based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820
5.5″ Quad HD 1080 x 1920 (401 ppi) AMOLED
6GB RAM, 64GB
No microSD support
Camera: 16MP
Battery Capacity: 3000 mAh,

One of the most loaded phones of 2016

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Could the Samsung S7 be the perfect phone?

As we hunt for the best android phone of 2016 we take a look at the first contender, the Samsung S7. If we had to sum up Samsung’s achievements in the phone contest, we would call it  ‘rediscovery of its soul’. Top notch hardware in an adorable form factor and a barely palatable price.

Samsung S7
Samsung S7
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Snapdragon 820 Quad-core / Exynos 8890 Octa-core
5.1” Quad HD Super AMOLED 2560 X 1440 (577 ppi)
4GB RAM (LPDDR4), 32/64GB (UFS 2.0)
microSD (up to 256GB)
Dual Pixel 12MP (F1.7) Front: 5MP (F1.7)
Battery Capacity: 3000 mAh

Clearly one of the best looking phones of 2016

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January – 36 Android apps that matter

We have been reviewing and curating apps for Brite.li our curated apps discovery service for more than 6 months now. Every month we stumble upon useful apps, some popular, some undiscovered and some that are fresh arrivals. Without much delay check out the January showcase below.

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The best VR apps for google cardboard

2016 will be the coming of age for Virtual Reality with loads of hardware and apps in the making. VR was once confined to labs and geekdom, fortunately Google cardboard made virtual reality accessible to everyone in 2015.

What better way to end the year than building a list of the best VR apps of 2015.

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Floatify – better android notifications

Android notifications have made big leaps from ice cream sandwich onwards. The Google apps themselves make great use of these with quick actions and context enabled information. What about the tons of other apps that want to notify you about the something important, did they consider quick actions? Floatify seems to be a nice answer to pull all the app notifications into one useful and uniform quick actions interface. Definitely worth a try out. – TheAppCurators

better android notifications

Floatify

Developer: Jawomo
Category: Personalization
Google play Rating: 4.2
Install from Google Play

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Pasbuk – tickets, coupons, boarding passes

If you are familiar with ApplePay you may have noticed how everything from airline tickets to discount coupons get into your apple wallet. Pasbuk wants to organize them for you on your android phone. Many vendors are switching to passbook enabled purchases and you will get a digital document even if you are not an ApplePay user.

pasbuk
Pasbuk
Developer: ClauCookie
Category: Travel & Local
Google play Rating: 4.1
Install from Google Play

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Tenreads – 10 must read articles every day

Among the mindless catchy headlines and news articles, keeping up with interesting news is an effort in itself. Tenreads brings us ten must read curated articles from across the web in a digest format. There are options for categories and a good selection of topics.The app has potential and they are still in beta, well worth a try. – TheAppCurators

tenreads
Tenreads
Developer: Likewyss, Inc.
Category: News & Magazines
Google play Rating: new app
Install from Google Play

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Discovery VR – virtual reality adventure of 360 videos

Being long time fans of Discovery videos and documentaries, we were waiting wanted to see 3D content and we were not disappointed. The VR app pulls in some great 360deg videos into an immersive VR experience. The videos are best experienced on google cardboard.  – TheAppCurators

Discover VR
Discovery VR
Developer: Discovery Communications
Category: Entertainment
Google play Rating: new app
Install from Google Play

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