Google I/O is in full swing, which is the companies largest developers conference. Tons of news has been breaking and many new apps have been announced. Today, we look at the best new apps of the week, that you might have missed.
Google Cardboard – Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. Try a variety of immersive demos on Android, and get inspired to build your own using the VR Toolkit
Path Talk – Talk is a new messenger from Path available for Android and iPhone. Replace SMS and Facebook with Path Talk to message friends, family, and groups for free.
YO – This app received over a million dollars in funding. The sole premise? Say YO to people on your contact list. Mainstream media picked up on the simplicity in the app and the resulting hack of it. Everything is back to normal now, see what all of the hype is about.
NFL Fantasy Football – You asked. We listened. NFL.com Fantasy Football is all-new for the 2014 season. Better. Faster. Redesigned. Available and designed for Android smartphone and tablet. The official NFL Fantasy Football app is your ultimate fantasy companion on the go.
Pet Shop Story Soccer World – The #1 FREE Pet collection game returns with Pet Shop Story: Soccer World! Create the perfect Pet Shop for your favorite lovable animals, and share with your friends! Design, decorate, and collect hundreds of adorable pets! Celebrate sports and soccer around the world with themed animals, decorations, and fantastic storylines! Set up a special Soccer World shop and get into the party spirit of Brazil!
1 Second Everyday – For over 3 years now, I’ve been recording 1 second every day, so I’ll never forget another day ever again. This project has had such a profoundly positive impact on my life, that I’ve passionately developed an App that will make it extraordinarily easy for anyone to do this too.’
Google Slides – Create, edit, and collaborate with others on presentations from your Android phone or tablet with the free Google Slides app.
Rising Star ABC – Will you raise the wall? Join the new era of singing competitions! For the first time ever – see yourself and your vote count in real time on your TV. Only a wall of Rising Star app user faces separates each artist from their dream, and your vote can raise it. This app serves as your judging tool, and puts the power directly in your hands. Every Sunday night on ABC, you can decide the fate of each singer before their performance is over. You hold their dreams in your hands as you decide who will be the next Rising Star.
BrightNest – Home Tips & Ideas – Keep your home in great shape without breaking a sweat! BrightNest helps you tackle important tasks with our home tips, personal schedule and helpful reminders. From simple cleaning tricks to interior design ideas, we deliver everything you need to shape up your home and simplify your life!
EverythingMe Launcher – A launcher, or a home replacement app, can upgrade the look and functionality of your homescreen. It can also personalize the way you open apps, make calls and perform other tasks. Unlike other launchers that mainly deal with customizing your workspace, EverythingMe personalizes your phone – matching it to you based on your needs, your location and the time of day.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.