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Weekly App Roundup: Lithium Music Player, Nature Alarm, GeoStar

This is your weekly Roundup of Apps submitted by readers and developers alike. We look to keep our readers informed of the latest apps in the ever growing Android Marketplace!  We are constantly looking for new and useful apps to show and promote to our readers.

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Lithium Music Player: (Free Trial and $1.99)  I just downloaded this great little music player on a free trial basis.  Seems that the folks who made Lithium Music Player have it available for free for a few more days to try it out, so get on over there and give it a shot!  It sports a highly interactive interface with intuitive controls and sync support for Last.Fm.  I personally really enjoy this one!

Nature Alarm: ($1.00) Looking for a more pleasant way to wake up in the morning? Nature Alarm brings you soothing natural sounds and a vibrant interface. There is a button to download more ringtones and alarms as well as the ability to use your own files as alarms and ringtones built in.

Credit Alarm: (about $1.50) Credit Alarm is a handy tool that reminds you when you are about to reach the limit of your minutes and texting allowances. It can be set to either standard, bundle, or prepaid plans. It can also calculate and factor in roll over minutes. This can be an extremely handy tool for those of us who like to talk a lot!

GeoStar: (about $1.25) GeoStar is a geography quiz on the market that takes countries from around the world and tests the users knowledge about them. This program is fantastic for those looking to brush up on their world capitals and such. Settings can be adjusted for the user making this a great way to learn for people of any age.

PhoneFraze Pro: (Lite/Free Themes and $0.99)  Phone Fraze is an interactive game experience that is akin to Charades.  Each person passes the phone back and forth or around a circle (or head to head), trying to get others to guess what  phrase they are gesturing.  Last one holding the phone loses!  Many different theme packs and more words available with Pro version.

Blink: (Free)  Ever wonder why the only color you seem to get on your Droid’s LED notification light is Green?  Wonder no more my dear friends!  With Blink, you can customize that little LED into whatever color you choose!  This app allows you to choose from a variety of colors for each different situation so you can differentiate between SMS, MMS, Phone Calls, and even Low Batteries.

  • Octotron

    One more thing. Your reading comprehension is sub-standard, at best.

  • Octotron

    I wish you could understand what a whiny baby you sound like. Perhaps in a few years.

    I would not ban you for this… this is classic. :)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XBSOMD2CBLSMB2SLWMSHFLYBAU Andrew K

    It was irresponsible of you to mention a program and not mention that it only works for two specific models of phone, regardless of if you want to admit it.

    If this site was ONLY for the Droid, as you said, then why do you guys not mention this doesn't work on the Incredible, which is a Droid phone?

    Maybe YOU should think about what you're saying before you say it.

    Also, did you actually REVIEW this app before you blindly posted it on your site? It's clearly an insanely buggy program evidenced by all of the comments on this page.

  • erocetc

    Lithium Music Player kept force closing everytime I touched the middle button on the main screen so I had to uninstall it… (Rooted w/ Froyo Bugless Beast v0.3 rom)

  • mike.

    Not only did Blink not work for me, when I uninstalled it it appears to have messed up my regular notification settings (the light now only blinks when the phone is “awake”, which makes it completely useless).

  • scorpion77

    Blink doesn't work with froyo an the little pop up warning is just offal .. :) nice idea

  • scorpion77

    Blink doesn't work on froyo an the pop up on it suck .. nice idea ..

  • karyney

    I am here merely to give props for the excellent song choice.

  • Br_d

    I uninstalled Blink because it kept telling me I was low on memory, and even when I tried disabling those notifications, it kept sending them. Nice concept, but too annoying. Uninstall.

  • aczm1988

    Dont really need blink, new mms app and handcent both support colored led notifications.

    • scorpion77

      handcent doesnt work with froyo yet .. well last i knew it didnt .. what mms app are you talking about ??

      • aczm1988

        Handcent is supported on froyo, been running since day 1 of froyo rom release.

        Settings right inside of it to change led colors. Best app for msgs IMO

        • scorpion77

          I was using it for froyo an the Leds Never worked once was a known problem with it as far as the forms an posts on the apps were saying .. Not sure how you lucked out i am running BB an it doesn't work with that either ..

  • Andre

    Me and you, your momma and your cousin too
    Rollin down the strip on vogues
    Comin up slammin Cadillac doz

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XBSOMD2CBLSMB2SLWMSHFLYBAU Andrew K

    Because someone needs to add the fact that it ONLY works on Droid/Milestone phones.

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/imoblife.blink

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XBSOMD2CBLSMB2SLWMSHFLYBAU Andrew K

    BLINK only works on Droid/Milestone phones!!!

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD IF YOU DON'T HAVE ONE OF THESE TWO PHONES.

    http://www.appbrain.com/app/imoblife.blink

    • http://twitter.com/branshaw09 Brandon Shaw

      It didnt work on my Droid

  • Branshaw09

    I downloaded the blink app as well and it did not work for me either. Back to MissedCall. I liked Blinks setup but it's gotta work!

    • aczm1988

      Just thought i would mention that Handcent in the market has colored notifications as well as a snazzy new look to send texts :)

      • http://twitter.com/branshaw09 Brandon Shaw

        I have handcent and love it, awesome looks and great voice to text ability

  • Srt4tl

    You guys have to check out TiKL It turns your phone into a walkie talkie!! My friends and i are having a Blast with it!

  • Sean

    Unrelated Question: Does anybody have a suggestion for a calender widget that shows your whole month on one of your screens? Similar to the calender shown on this link? http://www.droidforums.net/forum/jrummy/51568-6
    Thanks for the assistance!!! (And yes, after all the new stuff, I'm still rockin kangerade.)

  • planetes42

    Since this is the weekly app roundup, would I be out of line asking what the internet-browser-du-jour would be? I've been using Skyfire, but am perplexed why it turns on my GPS every time I open it. Dolphin HD doesn't, but Dolphin doesn't particularly play nicely with flash media (whereas Skyfire does).

    Anyhow — thought there would be some folks with opinions on a browser in here :)

    • erocetc

      I've been using the xScope browser exclusively. It handles Flash very nicely with Froyo too. xScope has been noticeably faster than Dolphin and Skyfire in my experience.

      • planetes42

        Thanks man. Someone else had recommended that to me as well & I like it quite a bit. Is there a noticeable difference in the free vs. paid xScope?

        • erocetc

          The only differences I saw in the description is for more favorites and open/send files.. I paid for it since it's my default app and I probably use it everyday. What I like best is the developer has threads in the androidforums.com and droidforums.net sites and answers just about every question thrown at him along with taking in all of the suggestions (and implementing them too).

  • Swilliams

    ok all.
    i installed blink–didnt work and now i cant get the LED to work again
    HELP

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XBSOMD2CBLSMB2SLWMSHFLYBAU Andrew K

      That's because Droid-Life wasn't smart enough to tell us that Blink is ONLY FOR Droid/Milestone phones.

      Really dangerous and irresponsible of you Droid-Life.

      http://www.appbrain.com/app/imoblife.blink

      • Mrpicolas

        Do you install programs without reading first

      • Octotron

        Seriously? You mean that the app posted on the blog called Droid Life that is for the Droid only and says only for Droid and Milestone devices on the install page was an irresponsible or unintelligent post?

        Think about what you are saying sometimes before you say it.

        • kellex

          Hahah classic. And I'm officially speechless.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XBSOMD2CBLSMB2SLWMSHFLYBAU Andrew K

          It was irresponsible of you to mention a program and not mention that it only works for two specific models of phone, regardless of if you want to admit it.

          If this site was ONLY for the Droid, as you said, then why do you guys not mention this doesn't work on the Incredible, which is a Droid phone?

          Maybe YOU should think about what you're saying before you say it.

          Also, did you actually REVIEW this app before you blindly posted it on your site? It's clearly an insanely buggy program evidenced by all of the comments on this page.

          • Octotron

            I wish you could understand what a whiny baby you sound like. Perhaps in a few years.

            I would not ban you for this… this is classic. :)

          • Octotron

            One more thing. Your reading comprehension is sub-standard, at best.

      • Swilliams

        I downloaded it to the Droid1.
        I may be dumb but im not stupid

    • Octotron

      I would try uninstalling it. What device did you put it on? The app clearly says Droid/Milestone only.

    • Vmalnd98

      I had the same problem..I uninstalled it, now my LED is working again..darn it I didnt read that it wasnt for Moto Droid..Lesson learned

    • Swilliams98

      thanks all.
      after uninstalling and much ado
      the led is back to its boring self-meaning its ok
      premise for ap—awesome
      follow thru
      sucks
      bad app

  • BDoc

    Anyone have recommendations for an alarm app that can use streaming music(Pandora, Last.Fm, etc.) for the alarm? All of the ones I've tried either use pre-loaded sounds, or audio files on your phone.

    • Chris Nimon

      i use App Alarm. you can use Pandora with it.

      • BDoc

        Thanks! I'll check it out.

  • caphoagie

    Anyone ever use a different alarm clock than the native Droid app. I've been wanting to try one but nervous that it not going to work the morning i need it to.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Download one and just test it :-)

    • Flyinion

      I've used Lightning Bug for a while now. It worked great on 2.1 ROM's. I just went to a 2.2 Froyo finally as a new permanent ROM on Monday though. I'm not sure if it's that or LB getting a major update around the same time but I did have an oddity this morning where the alarm sound played for about 1 second. It didn't do that yesterday though and resetting LB it worked fine this morning a 2nd time.

    • http://twitter.com/DerekWeber Derek Weber

      I use math alarm. It works very well and won't turn off until you solve a few problems. Don't start out on hard, math is a lot tougher when you first wake up.

      • caphoagie

        Thanks but no way I'm doing math at 5 in the morning.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    Wow, user comments on Blink are not so good :-/ lol

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      ok, tried Blink anyways…..no worky…lol

      • Octotron

        random.. it worked fine for me!

  • Desolater

    Will Blink work on the DC?

  • Cbaxter82

    Anyone know of an alternative to “Blink”. I used to have an app on my Droid and cannot remember the name of it !

    • StephanC

      MissedCall or NotiLED?

      • Cbaxter82

        Ah, MissedCall! Thanks buddy!!

  • bksone74

    great song choice, by the way for this article… that's a classic. “me and youuuu, yo mama and yo cuzin toooo”

  • Octotron

    Amg… Octotron post!

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    Dude, Octotron…..good post! Let's see more of this. Contributors are fun :-)

    • kellex

      We're hoping for this to be his weekly feature. :)

  • http://twitter.com/ADomeApart Robert Goulet

    Wonderful, ANOTHER music application. Here's a tip to developers: the first group to produce a quality music playing app with a damn EQUALIZER (ideally with some presets already loaded) will get my $1.99 or whatever. I have and love bplayer and will happily switch to whoever comes out with that.

    • EC8CH

      Cross your fingers… maybe Gingerbread will show the stock music app some love.

      • http://twitter.com/wmsco1 wmsco1

        I hope so Google or android completely miss it here even mp3 players have equalizer

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/NFFUQQDKOWKYJXQZRGP5HK7PJU scottb211

      That's what I was thinking. I have MixZing, 3 (cube), and the stock music app (pplus Last.fm, Pandora, and Rhapsody) – why would I want to PAY for another music app?

      As you said, an Equalizer would be nice. I also wish the stock music app had the ability to play a genre like MixZing does.

    • Chris.Go

      XiiaLive is the best with streaming, Shoutcast and basic player crap IMO. Why don't more people talk about it is there something I should know?

      XiiaLive Radio App (formerly DroidLive) is an android application that allows streaming of multiple audio formats, aac+, m3u, pls, mp3, mp4, mp4a and mpeg through Android phones. Also gives users the ability to easily surf the SHOUTcast directory.

      Search, organize, and save your favorite radio stations, as well as, tag your
      top songs and artists for easy access any time you want to rock out.

      http://www.xiialive.com/

      • http://twitter.com/wmsco1 wmsco1

        It's. Mine It's mine I tell ya don't leave home without it and sounds good in car on blue toothe

    • Raven

      While it doesn't have an equalizer yet, Meridian is my favorite music player. It is one of the few that supports Genres and Song Ratings.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Martin/1253853948 David Martin

    Gonna be busy checking out these today…

  • Mrpicolas

    Credit alarm sounds nice but since having unlimited talk text and data on 6 lines really not needed lets just ssy my bill feeds a small third world country. Lol…:-)

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      That's epic…..lol

    • Chris Nimon

      I cant even imagine. We have our droids plus 4 of our 5 kids that just have unlimited txt on non smartphones and thats like $260/month

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1618095147 David Abarca

    There is also one called appbrain.. it has tons of cool apps igot one to clear my market history and a badass media player called zimly… y'all should also check out bonjour madame

    • YankInDaSouth

      Second this! I've been using this for a while now and it's great. Breaks things down into a lot of different categories for easy browsing!

  • slackerjoe

    Cool app list!

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    wahooooo!!!!!

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Look at you go! Super Garza!