Get Weirder With The 10 Weird Android Apps
The Google Play download service has more than half a million apps available for Android devices, some of which are more appealing than others. Here are 10 of the weirdest and buggiest apps which you might think twice about downloading.
This app is basically a media player, but it comes pre-loaded with a number of random sound effects that you can use.
It is difficult to determine the point of this app, particularly when you consider that its content consists of seemingly unrelated audio hits. It is probably only worth downloading if you want to annoy your friends.
Talking Tom Cat
This is another Android app that is perhaps more annoying than it is fun or useful. It presents you with an animated feline that will parrot whatever it hears you say. It will be entertaining for some and a nuisance for others.
There are four different versions of this app, each dedicated to doing nothing more than displaying a diamond logo on the homescreen of your Android device.
This sounds silly, but is intended to be something of a status symbol as each app costs around $170 (£108). Only those with money to burn will bother with it.
As the name suggests, this app does nothing. Or rather it does almost nothing because firing it up will display a text message from the developer stating that it does nothing, which in a way means that it does something. It’s ultimately pointless but is quite a funny app.
For those who believe in the power of shamanic healing, this app might hold some value. For skeptics and scientists, it will be less appealing.
You use the app to send a picture of where you want energy to be ‘sent’ and David the Healer will do your bidding. Or at least you have to assume that he will, since there is no way of knowing whether or not he’s got the message.
At least with deals on Sim only for iPhone you will be able to send the picture without paying too much for the data usage.
I Eat Cockroaches
This app turns your Android phone’s display into a glass full of cockroaches and, for some reason, ice cubes and lime wedges.
The idea is that you can pretend you are eating some insects without actually having to do so. It is, of course, unlikely that anyone will fall for the trick given the simplicity of the app.
This app is intended to be used in conjunction with the hard-wearing, waterproof Android smartphone from Motorola known as the Defy.
It basically allows you to capture images underwater. However, you can use any photography app to do this as this program does not endow the handset with any particular qualities, making it a bit odd and superfluous.
This app lets you keep track of how many alcoholic beverages you have purchased in a night and add up the cost. But it requires that you actually remember to use the app each time you pick up a pint, which is going to get trickier as you become more inebriated. It could also be accused of encouraging excessive drinking.
If you want to quickly run down your Android phone’s battery and give yourself a very unsatisfactory massage in the process then this app will be for you. It uses the onboard vibrate feature and claims to offer different settings, but it is really a waste of time and energy.
Hello My Name Is
This app turns your Android phone into a name badge. But since it is almost impossible to pin your handset to your shirt, it makes little sense to actually use it for this purpose.
Most Android users will be familiar with the process of having to trawl through thousands of unusual and unappealing apps in order to find the few quality programs buried in the Google Play store. If you avoid any of the above apps, you will not be missing much.
Sarah James is a writer who specializes in technology, contributing articles and news to various blogs and sites and testing the latest smartphones to keep readers informed of developments. Her advice is that deals for Sim only for iPhone at http://www.sim-only.co.uk will let you cut the cost of your mobile use.