Four apps of the week for Android
These apps are very helpful for a number of different situations
The apps of the week for Android include live wallpaper, question and answer community, nifty heritage tourism database and a program which tests the speed and performance of your mobile network.
Muzei is a live wallpaper that gently refreshes your home screen each day with famous works of art. It blurs and dims the artwork to keep your icons and widget on focus. To keep things fresh, Muzei has the option to rotate through your favourite photos every few hours. Muzei was last updated to version 1.0.1 on February 13th, 2014. Its size is 1.8MB and it requires Android 4.2 and up.
Stack Exchange [download]
This app is a network of 100+ question and answer communities on everything you could ever be interested in, from software to cooking. With it you can track all your interests in one place with a combined feed view and get instant notifications when you receive a comment or answer. You can also search for question and vote on them. Stack Exchange was last updated to version 1.0.11 on February 15th, 2014. Its size is 3.2MB and it requires Android 4.0 and up.
Next Exit History [download]
Next Exit History is a heritage tourism application providing users the opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of America by delivering information directly to their Android device. All kinds of information, which is certified, is provided via text, images, audio and video and based on the users’ proximity to tourism sites and their interests. Next Exit History was last updated on February 6th, 2014. Its size, current version and requires Android all vary with each device.
FCC Speed Test [download]
This is an app, which accurately measures your mobile broadband performance and it displays an in-depth view of its factors such as download and upload speed, latency and packet loss. No personal information will be collected, the testing is totally anonymous. Once it’s installed, the app will run periodically in the background and automatically perform the tests on the mobile network you are connected to. FCC Speed Test was last updated to version 1.71 on December 9th, 2013. Its size is 1,005KB and it requires Android 2.2 and up.