Friday, July 19, 2013

Making Beautiful Android App Icons 2 2013013

Posted by Roman Nurik, Android Developer Relations

For most users, the launcher icon (sometimes referred to as the app icon) is the first impression of your app. As higher density screens on both phones and tablets gain popularity, it's important to make sure your launcher icon is crisp and high quality. To do this, make sure you’re including XHDPI (320dpi) and XXHDPI (480dpi) versions of the icon in your app.
In addition to the current launcher icon guidelines, please also refer to these additional important guidelines when creating your icons:
  • Launcher icons are 48dp square and should be provided for MDPI, HDPI, XHDPI, and XXHDPI densities—at the very least XHDPI and XXHDPI.

  • The 512px Google Play listing icon should have the same content as the launcher icon, except for minor additional badging.

  • Launcher icons should be designed specifically for Android. As per the Pure Android design guidelines, avoid mimicking visual elements and styles from other platforms.

  • Launcher icons should be three-dimensional, front view, with a slight perspective as if viewed from above, so that users perceive some depth.

  • Launcher icons should have a distinct silhouette, meaning that you should avoid simple square/circle icons and instead opt for unique shapes.

  • Launcher icons should be simple at the macro level but still detailed at the micro level (e.g. include subtle edge effects, gradients and textures).

  • Launcher icons should employ lightweight background protection such as a subtle drop shadow, but it should not be too dark or visually prominent.

  • Launcher icons should include between 0dp and 3dp of padding. Vary the padding for optical alignment and weight normalization purposes (e.g. thinner icons can use smaller padding and thicker icons can use less padding for a more consistent icon mass across icons).
Note that tablets and other large screen devices request a launcher icon that is one density size larger than the device's actual density, so you should provide your launcher icon at the highest density possible. For example, if a tablet has an XHDPI screen, it will request the XXHDPI version of the launcher icon.

ES File Explorer File Manager v3.0.5.1 Apk Android 2013

ES File Explorer is a free, full-featured file and application manager.
It functions as all of these apps in one: file manager, application manager, task killer, cloud storage client (compatible with Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive,, Sugarsync, Yandex, Amazon S3, and Ubuntu One), FTP client, and Samba client.

It provides access to pictures, music, video, documents, and other files on both your Android devices and your computers.

ES File Explorer allows Android users, no matter where they are, to manage their resources for free.
You can see and access all of your files from your mobile device and share them with others.
The app makes it easy to stay connected over 3G, 4G, EDGE, or Wi-Fi to share with friends, upload photos, and watch videos.

Over 100 million downloads globally!
Rated one of best resource management tools on Android market.

ES File Explorer currently supports 31 languages:
English, Russian, Japanese, Korean,French, Spanish, Italian, German,
Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Portuguese (Br), Portuguese (Pt),Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew,
Greek, Polish, Vietnamese, Slovak, Hindi, Malay, Swahili, Persian,
Thai, Romanian, Arabic, Serbian, Turkish, Czech, and Swedish.

This standard version is for Android 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 4.0,4.1 and 4.2. Android 1.5/1.6/2.0 users, please use ES File Explorer Cupcake version.

Features List:
* File Manager – Manage your files like you do on your desktop or laptop using Multiple Select, Cut/Copy/Paste, Move, Create, Delete, Rename, Search, Share, Send, Hide, Create Shortcut, and Bookmark; operations can be performed on local files (on your Android device) or remotely (on your computer)

* Application Manager – categorize, uninstall, backup, and create shortcuts to your apps

* Remote File Manager – when enabled, manage files on your phone from your computer

* Built-in ZIP and RAR support allows you to compress and decompress ZIP files, unpack RAR files, and create encrypted (AES 256 bit) ZIP files

* Built-in viewers and players for various file types, including photos, music, and videos; supports third-party applications, such as Documents To Go, for opening others

* Shows thumbnails for APKs and images

* Text viewers and editors

* Access your home PC via WiFi with SMB

* Functions as your FTP and WebDAV client. Manage files on FTP, FTPS, SFTP, and WebDAV servers just like you manage files on your SD card

* Supports Dropbox,, Sugarsync, Google Drive (Google Docs is now a part of Google Drive), SkyDrive, Amazon S3, Yandex and more.
ES File Explorer is an enhanced cloud storage client with more functions than the official versions,
it can save photos, videos, and other files to your internet drives and share them with others.

* Bluetooth file browser You can copy and paste files between Bluetooth ready devices. It supports OBEX FTP for browsing devices and transferring files between Bluetooth devices.

* Kill tasks with a single click -- includes a simple widget for automatically killing tasks, with an ignore list to ignore the applications you want to keep running. To use this feature, you must have ES Task Manager module installed.

* Root Explorer -- the ultimate set of file management tools for root users. Provides access to the entire file system and all data directories, and allows the user to change permissions.

* Developers can visit our website for the developer interface for picking files from your applications, emailing attachments, etc.

* More features included, and many more to come

We’re working to create the best file manager on Android Market, so please do not hesitate to CONTACT US with your comments, suggestions, or any issues you may have.

1) Cannot find external sd cards, devices (Samsung Galaxy S III, etc.)?
:Click the Favorites button to bring up your external memory cards.

2) Cannot unhide files?
:Press your phone’s menu button and go to Settings -> File Settings and select Show Hidden Files.

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Gentlemen! v1 Apk Android 20120133

Turn your phone or tablet into an air traffic radar and see airplane traffic around the world move in real-time. Discover why millions are already using Flightradar24.

Flightradar24 is, or has been the number one travel app in more than 60 countries including the United Statesm, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia. We are frequently featured in the media and recent media mentions include Bild (Germany), Le Monde (France), CNN (US), Fox News (US), and MSNBC (US).

Features that have made Flightradar24 the bestselling flight-tracking app around the world include:
* Comprehensive information for each individual plane, including route, speed, altitude and more
* Augmented reality view – identify the planes flying overhead by simply pointing your phone’s camera to the sky
* Easy to search for a specific flight
* Unrivaled global coverage of real-time positional data for aircraft
* Filter by airline, altitude, speed and more
* Emergency squawk sush notification alerts
* Flight trails and callsigns directly on map
* See airline logos in connection with the aircraft
* Banner free
We are rapidly improving Flightradar24’s coverage across the world. Below is a breakdown of our coverage as of April 2013. For the most up-to-date info about coverage in the area(s) you are interested in, please visit

Roughly 95% of the continent covered
100% coverage in the US and Canada (but with slight delay) thanks to radar data provided by the FAA. Real-time coverage for ADS-B equipped aircraft in most areas of the two countries.
Substantial coverage in Mexico and most South American countries including Brazil, Argentina, and Chile
Complete coverage in Japan. Substantial to complete coverage in Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Maldives, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Thailand, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Pakistan, Bangladesh and many other countries.
Nearly complete coverage in Australia and New Zealand.
Substantial coverage in South Africa. Limited coverage in the rest of the region.

Please note that coverage will vary.

Find out how you can help increase Flightradar24's coverage in your region:

Please note that Flightradar24 only can track aircraft equipped with an ADS-B transponder. The exception is in the US and Canada where we get radar data from the FAA and can track almost all planes, but with a five-minute delay. Visit for more information about ADS-B and Flightradar24’s coverage.

Minimum screen resolution required to run this app is 320x480px.

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Gentlemen! v1 Apk Android 20132013

2 Players, One Screen: Gentlemen!

A Victorian era head-to-head arcade battle. Take on your friends in this frantically paced duel game. Knives, bombs, homing pigeons - choose your weapon wisely, and master the art of the gravity flip. An honorable duel, a dapper delight - GENTLEMEN!

You'll need to hone a delicate balance of technique, knowledge, cunning, and blind panic (just like a real duel!). You'll also need a friend - two players, one screen. If you don't have a friend, go and get one.

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Guitar Pro v1.5.2 Apk Android

The Guitar Pro application allows all guitarists to enjoy viewing, playing, as well as writing tablature easily, right from their mobile device.
This mobile version of the famous Guitar Pro tab-editing program is the ideal companion for you to practice your favorite songs and share them at any time, anywhere!
An arpeggio, a riff, a chord sequence ringing in your head? You can now note and save all this on the tablature notepad available with the Android update.

Main features:

✓ Supporting GP3/4/5 and GPX (Guitar Pro 6) formats,

✓ Reading music scores purchased on the portal mySongBook,
✓ File import via USB, web server and file browser,
✓ Built-in file library with search, filter, and favorite,
✓ Multitrack playback with soundboard: volume, solo-mute, soundbanks,
✓ Metronome and visual countdown,

✓ 3 levels of zoom,

✓ Guitar or bass fretboard (for right- and left-handers), and virtual keyboard.

Guitar Pro exclusive features:

✓ Tablature notepad,
✓ Instant tempo changes,

✓ Global transposing by half-tones,
✓ Tab, standard and slash notation,
✓ Sending files via e-mail from the application,
✓ Exporting files to GP format,
✓ Playing any selection in loops,
✓ Adjustable sound quality
✓ Simplified navigation between sections.

Guitar Pro is available for Android phones 2.2 Froyo version and higher. The display of the music score has been optimized for touchscreen tablets

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