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Showr —home screen photos&RSS

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Put comics, information, photos, and webcams at your fingertips, keep an eye on your Tumblr dashboard, or make your Android device truly personal, with Showr.

With this free home screen widget (appwidget), add resizable images to your home screen or lock screen:
★ A fixed or changing image from the web, such as a webcam, Travis CI build status, …
★ The latest image from an RSS or Atom feed.
★ A photo from your phone's camera (using any installed camera app).
★ Any image from the Gallery (or Dropbox, or any other app that offers image content).
★ Any user's "flair" from Stack Overflow or any other Stack Exchange site. No more pasting URLs or trying to find your number: just pick the site and user from a list.

New in 2.3! Showr now integrates with Tumblr to bring your favourite pictures from Tumblr to your home screen, free! You can choose from any or all of:
★ Pictures on your dashboard.
★ Pictures from any blog. Add blogs you already follow on Tumblr, with just two clicks!
★ Your likes. Use this for full control of what pictures you get!
★ Another blog's likes, if they've chosen to share them.
★ Posts with a tag of your choice.
Even if you don't have an account on Tumblr, follow the latest trends or arty photos. If you do have an account, Showr automatically applies your settings to show or hide NSFW posts. Don't forget that Pro users can also use Showr's per-network settings to avoid NSFW downloads.

With Showr's popup menu, you can view the image full-screen, share it with your friends, or go to more details on the web, with one tap. With "smart updating", Showr can reduce battery and network use; it has options to download over Wi-Fi only, and/or exclude certain Wi-Fi networks. NFC and QR code support (on capable devices) make Showr easy to set up and use.

Replace Google Reader now! Showr can get and update images and links from an RSS or Atom feed, such as:
★ Put a Flickr photostream or the "daily interestingness" on your home screen.
★ Follow a photo blog on Blogger, WordPress, …
★ Give your home screen a "funnies page" with all your favourite web comics and cartoons, updated automatically.

Keep your most important data up to date, where you can see it:
★ National and local weather maps and forecasts.
★ Online gaming profiles and avatars from XBox Live, Steam, PSN, Planetside 2; showing your XP and achievements.
★ Build and test status from Cruise Control, Travis CI, or other build systems.
If you can download a picture of it, Showr can put it on your home screen!

About permissions:
Showr uses “Full network access” and “View network connections” to download the images you tell it to, according to your schedule. It doesn't share your information or pictures.
Showr uses “Control Near-Field Communication” (if your phone is capable) so you can scan an NFC tag to set up a widget. It doesn't use NFC at any other time.
Showr uses “Google Play billing service” so you can access to new features by upgrading to Showr Pro in-app.
Showr uses “View Wi-Fi connections” so you can apply different download settings to different Wi-Fi networks. It doesn't record or transmit what networks you connect to.
If you want to know more, just ask us at support@shadowburst.com.

Image credits:
The feature image shows:
• Stack Overflow “flair” http://stackoverflow.com/
• Mathew Street webcam courtesy of http://www.mathew.st/ Live webcams on the world famous Mathew Street in Liverpool, UK - Birthplace of the Beatles.
• Planetside 2 stats from http://planetside-universe.com/

The Nexus 7 home screen also includes ‘Brown bear cub in river’ © Carl Chapman, CC-BY-2.0 http://www.flickr.com/photos/carlchapman/ and detail of http://flic.kr/p/9fUj1C

This application uses the Tumblr application programming interface but is not endorsed or certified by Tumblr, Inc. All of the Tumblr logos and trademarks displayed on this application are the property of Tumblr, Inc.

The Hat Game free trial

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Break the ice at a party, enjoy an evening with friends, or liven up a family night with The Hat Game: the frantic team game of guessing names that's fun for groups all ages.
Shout and mime your way to victory—or be the fastest to guess for your team. This exciting student party game is also known as the Name Game, Lunch-box, or Celebrities. It's a fun alternative to charades at a party or family event, or to board games.

Try out The Hat Game for free, and if you enjoy it, please consider supporting further development by upgrading to the full version https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shadowburst.hatgame

Take The Hat Game anywhere on your phone or tablet, and you'll always be ready for:
★ Getting snowed in with your family
★ A cheap night in with your mates
★ Minding the kids in the school holidays
★ That annoying gap between lectures
★ Breaking the ice at a party
★ Being stuck in a caravan in Wales in the pouring rain
★ 3 am at a LAN party when you want something to do while the computers cool down

☆ Four players or more can play with one phone or tablet (works best with up to 12 players).
☆ …or connect another device with Bluetooth for twice the fun. (At least one device must be running the full version.)
☆ Good for getting to know people, and gets better the more you play together.
☆ Fun for all ages: if you can read, you can play. (And even if you can't read, you can join in.)
☆ User interface so sweet your teeth will fall out.
☆ So easy to use, your granny can play too (if she can find her glasses).
☆ Designed specially for Jellybean devices such as Nexus 7 and Galaxy S III, but full-featured on older devices down to Android 2.1.
☆ Designed for handsets and 7in tablets, and looks great on 10in tablets too!
☆ Spice the game up by adding your own forfeits for the losing team. Kids love embarrassing challenges, or for adults it makes a great drinking game.
☆ Concentrate on the game without distracting and privacy-invading ads, or unwanted notifications.
☆ Learn to play with the interactive tutorial, or read the full written instructions if that's how you roll.

Bubble Chamber Live Wallpaper

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Bubble Chamber fills your home screen with a constantly evolving artwork created just for you. Subtle rather than distracting, the art develops itself over time with millions of possible outcomes. Choose what colour scheme to use, how fast to animate, and how many particles to generate, and then watch a completely unique painting that's different every time you look at it.

Bubble Chamber is based on an art exhibit by J. Tarbell, and designed for any screen size or form factor. Please test Bubble Chamber on your device and email me to tell me how it works for you. I'm interested to hear what further features or settings you'd like to see. Bubble Chamber is open-source software: download the source from https://github.com/orac/bubblechamber

The Hat Game

Shadowburst
Break the ice at a party, enjoy an evening with friends, or liven up a family night with The Hat Game: the frantic team game of guessing names that's fun for groups all ages.
Shout and mime your way to victory—or be the fastest to guess for your team. This exciting student party game is also known as the Name Game, Lunch-box, or Celebrities. It's a fun alternative to charades at a party or family event, or to board games.

Take The Hat Game anywhere on your phone or tablet, and you'll always be ready for:
★ Getting snowed in with your family
★ A cheap night in with your mates
★ Minding the kids in the school holidays
★ That annoying gap between lectures
★ Breaking the ice at a party
★ Being stuck in a caravan in Wales in the pouring rain
★ 3 am at a LAN party when you want something to do while the computers cool down

☆ Four players or more can play with one phone (works best with up to 12 players).
☆ …or connect another phone with Bluetooth for twice the fun. (Only in the full version!)
☆ Good for getting to know people, and gets better the more you play together.
☆ Fun for all ages: if you can read, you can play. (And even if you can't read, you can join in.)
☆ User interface so sweet your teeth will fall out.
☆ So easy to use, your granny can play too (if she can find her glasses).
☆ Designed specially for Jellybean devices such as Nexus 7 and Galaxy S III, but full-featured on older devices down to Android 2.1.
☆ Designed for handsets and 7in tablets, and looks great on 10in tablets too!
☆ Spice the game up by adding your own forfeits for the losing team. Kids love embarrassing challenges, or for adults it makes a great drinking game.
☆ Concentrate on the game without distracting and privacy-invading ads, or unwanted notifications.
☆ Learn to play with the interactive tutorial, or read the full written instructions if that's how you roll.

If you're not ready to buy the full version yet, play a few games with the free trial version https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shadowburst.hatgame.satellite and then come back here to unlock the full power of The Hat Game!

Owner photo widget

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Losing your phone or tablet can be expensive and annoying, and it's easy to do, especially at a party. I use my tablet for work and I'm always leaving it on a desk somewhere after a meeting.

I tried using Android's "owner info" feature to put my name on the lock screen, but not everyone in the company knows my name. And my phone number is no use if it's my phone that's missing!

Here's the answer. With just a few clicks, you can display your photo on the lock screen. Now anyone who picks up your phone or tablet knows who to give it back to! Even if you have the lock screen turned off, you can also add the widget to your home screen.

Needs Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is the first version to support lock screen widgets. This app needs the "read your contacts" and "read your own contact card" permissions to display your photo.

IM prove

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Put your favourite keyboard through its paces with IM prove. This app is really easy to use: it gives you some text fields for you to type to your heart's content!

Whether you're a developer or an end-user, you have full control over the "input type" and "IME options" for each text field. Learn more about how Android apps interact with soft-keyboards.

★ Change the input type to switch from alphabetic to numeric keypads
★ Find special ".com" or "@" keys on your keyboard using the URI input type
★ Find bugs in your favourite keyboard app or check how fast it can help you write

If you're a developer, you'll also love being able to check the effect of different combinations of TextView flags and settings, and find out which you should set in your own apps.

IM prove's flexible screen layout is suitable for phones and tablets, and it works with any soft- or hardware keyboard.