Android paid apps coming to Pakistan

Google just announced that the paid apps are coming to Pakistan and a number of other countries. Now developers from Pakistan and some other countries can sell their apps on Google Play store for money using Google Wallet. The list of countries includes Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Qatar and Venezuela. Developers from these countries can sign up as paid-app-developers using their existing or new Google Play accounts from November 6th 2014. If you already have a developer account on Google Play and have linked your account with a payment mode in another country, you’ll have to make a new account to sell apps and in-app purchases from above mentioned countries. Continue reading “Android paid apps coming to Pakistan”

Nokia XL and me

Nokia is my first love for mobiles and Android is my current favorite operating system. While Nokia is slowly moving away from Symbian, more Nokias are coming on Windows Mobile OS. The recent interesting development is an Android based Nokia. Well, not very recent but the news isn’t that old. Why I’m writing this post here? I’ve finally got a chance to play around with a Nokia running it’sĀ  modified version of Android OS. The new platform is called Nokia X and the phone I have in my hand right now is called Nokia XL. It’s not the first phone on Nokia X platform but my first Android Nokia.

It’s been only a few hours I’ve got it so can’t say much about it but this place is about to get filled with a lot of Nokia XL stuff, so stay tuned.

Here are a few photos form my pre-unboxing post šŸ™‚

 



 

Android on Nokia, my dream come true!

 

Nokia X

I always wanted Nokia phones to run Android OS. Here comes the day when the dream comes true. Now begins an era of Nokia’s hardware strength and Android’s OS marvel to work together and the phones will soon be in the hands of end users (yes you).

While Nokia is trying to keep themselves as far as possible from Google services for obvious reasons, this does not mean the users, developers and even phone sellers have anything to loose here. This is an amazing development where Nokia is trying to help drive more and more users to Microsoft services including Skype and Sky Drive (recently renamed to OneDrive)Ā  using Google’s Android OS.

So if you are a grumpy Nokia users and a loyal customer, grab a Nokia X phone in near future and I’m sure you’ll have way better set of software apps available on Nokia X than your old Symbian or Nokia OS phone. Win-win for the Nokia user, whether you pick a Windows Phone or Nokia X (Android) phone.

For developers, it creates a whole new market too. Time port your apps to Nokia X fellows, just visit this site to get started.

 

 

Chrome Cast Thumb HDMI device for your TV

 

Now you can stream YouTube, Netflix and other videos right on to your TV with this amazingly small thumb device called Chromecast. But wait, haven’t we heard of such devices before?

With Kickstart’s popular Pocket TV and a number of other Android thumb sized devices that run full Android OS on them, I think this is more of a response launch from Google. Instead of buying Google TV or other smart TV hardware, people were turning towards these other low cost alternatives when Google has decided to launch Chromecast. I myself use an amazing media box by Western Digital called WD-TV that has a 1 terabyte of storage for movies and it also streams all sorts of internet media. Continue reading “Chrome Cast Thumb HDMI device for your TV”

Speedometer for PlayBook

Speedometer for BlackBerry Playbook

I’m excited to announce that our app named Speedometer was available for Playbook OS 2.0 way before the OS was available for general public. You can download this GPS based speedometer app that shows both analog and digital speedometer on your Playbook screen. You can get it from App-World by hitting this link.

Or grab it via this QR-Code:

Downlaod Speedometer for Playbook vai this QR code

The app is also available for BlackBerry smartphones and Android smartphones from the respective app-stores.

The app features a GPS based speedometer that works on different scales including mph, kmph, meters per second, feet per second and knots. You can use the speedometer while riding a car, bus, train, ship or boat or anything that runs on the surface of earth.

Start the fun and download it today on your smart-phone or tablet.

Android Market link for Speedometer: Click Here

App World link for BlackBerry smartphone version: Click Here

Product Website: http://www.speedometer.mobi

 

 

Google Plus – Android app and Invites

I’m sure you must have heard about Google+ by now, it’s yet another social network by Google. It feels that they are palnning to do it right this time, let’s see how good it will be in the days to come. All we can do is jump in, try using it and give our feedback. So first thing first, how to get into Google+.

How to get invited to Google+

If you do not have an invite yet, just leave your comment here and I’ll try to invite you to the network right away.

How to invite friends to Google+

Once you are in, its simple to invite friends. If you do not have any invites explicitly available, just create a stream (your new status) and add more people to share with, type in all the email address you want to invite here and as soon as you press the “Share” button, everyone listed will get an email invite.

How to get Google+ Android app

Simply go to http://m.google.com/plus from your Android browser. This should work for most of you. If your market says it’s not available, dont panic, you can get the APK file right from one of the links below. Download the apk file, load it up on your phone’s memory card and open it to install Google+. Do leave a comment if this works for you šŸ™‚

http://tinyurl.com/5wqsg33

http://tinyurl.com/6jlpdys

http://tinyurl.com/6yvhu9j

Android got Thumbs to play :)

Sonyericsson’s rumored psp phone has been named finally and now we know they call it Xperia Play. The phone is based on Android OS and has dedicated gaming keys. While most people like typing on touch-screen, it’s not a bad idea to make a slide out game controller in your phone.

The promo video is rather interesting :