Ok, so this is the beginning of a new upcoming section here on RasiFranks called “App of the Day”. This is how its going to be run. I (Adam) will be searching and scowering through new apps each and every day on the Android platform. I’ll go through all “Just In”s in the market and all “New”s in AppBrain (since I’m pretty fond of that compared to the market) and picking out the best one I can for the day. I’m considering adding an honorable mention at the end of each post as well that will consist of any app I want whether it be old, new, borrowed, or blue I don’t care. Hey this is my blog post, I’ll do what I want.
Anyways, so starts todays post. Today I downloaded and tested a good 15 apps coming to the conclusion people put some pretty bad apps out. But I’ll go easy on them a lot of them came bearing the “1.0″ tags. So, after wasting all my time downloading, trying, and eventually un-installing, I ended up with 1 fine little app. Now, before I continue, I will say this “App of the Day” is in no way based around any specific genre of app (aka comics, puzzles, games, communication, etc.). So todays app of the day is (if I haven’t already spoiled it in the title) “Oh!Quotes”.
Oh!Quotes is a database of all different types of quotes you can skim through, especially good for making status updates on Facebook. The UI is fairly simple, seems to be well rounded, and not to choppy or too cheezy. As you can see in the pictures below you can scroll up and down to pick from a number of different categories for whatever mood or emotion your feeling.
The list is in alphabetical order and its goes as follows:
Age, Anger, Art, Business, Change, Computers, Death, Dreams, Education, Equality, Experience, Faith, Forgiveness, Friendship, Funny, Government, History, Humor, Imagination, Intelligence (has a picture of the Android robot), Life, Love, Marriage, Movies, Music, Nature, Patriotism, Peace, Poetry, Politics, Religion, Science, Society, Sports, Success, Technology, Time, War, and finally Wisdom.
So you can see there’s a pretty good amount of choices here. As far as features it has pretty much anything and everything you could want in a quote app. For instance you can go to any category and you have a choice of options at the bottom: Last, Star, Share, or Next. Here you can choose to go to the last quote, the next quote, put the quote in your starred category or share it over any share method you have on your phone (Facebook, Gmail, SMS, etc.).
At the top of the main page you’ll see a star, a dice, and a little open envelope. Click the star and see all of your starred apps, click the dice and get a random app from any category or click the envelope and send Oh!Quotes your own quote complete with a nickname that the developer says will be included in later releases.
There is ads at the bottom of the quote pages however it doesn’t get in the way or is too eye catching and annoying like some other apps.
Based on what the app is supposed to do and what it does do it’s pretty accurate. If you’re looking for a nice simple app that you can choose from a number of different quotes and categories and even random quotes if you’re undecided as to what mood you’re in, this is the app for you. The only thing they may be able to improve on is the number of quotes and maybe add some sort of “Top Rated Quotes” section or a “New Quotes” section so users can see what quotes other users like or what quotes are new. But overall, nicely put together and perfect for what I was looking for.
Thanks for reading and tune in tomorrow when we cover our next app! What will it be? I don’t even have any idea yet.
I’ll end with a quote:
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mohandus Ghandi
I give it to a Live Wallpaper I installed the other day that seems to be working great on my Epic. You can see it in the background of the image below (along with is QR code). Its called “Snowfall Live Wallpaper” by KittehFace Software. Has a a good amount of features and personalization. Great for the winter season! Anyways, enjoy and happy apping!