Editor’s App Picks May/June 2014

Here at the Intel Developer Zone, we’ve launched an exciting platform called the "Share Your App Project”, a great way for interested developers to share what they’re working on with the greater developer community. Every month, we plan to recognize a few apps for innovation, creativity, and intuitive and interesting use of technology. If this sounds intriguing to you, and you’d like to get more information, visit the Share Your App page and let us know what you’re working on right now.

In April’s Editor’s App Picks, we took a look at Comptines et chansons, ZonzoFox, The Zombie Tale, Amazing Ant Smasher, and Sound Pranker. For a special combined issue of May and June, we’re going to look at Status and Quotes, Press and Guess Hard, and Home Remedies.

Status and Quotes

Ever wonder how your friends on whatever social networks you frequent come up with all those amazing quotes? This app might be what you’ve been looking for. New quotes and possible status updates added on a regular basis so you can keep your profiles fresh and interesting.

This app (under development) features Windows-style tiles and icons with a grid-view; categories include Alone, Amazing, Revenge, Insult, and many, many more, with quotes on anything from Age to Yoga. More than 3000 quotes and statuses available from which to choose from.

Developed using Java*/Dalvik, Eclipse development framework.

Press and Guess! HARD

You might be a whiz at puzzles, but this app adds an interesting dimension – an angry cat that apparently gets very  angry if you win (although he is appeased with milk and belly rubs).

The aim of the game is to figure out what the selected images are really representing; you have a time limit, and you also have to solve it before the cat does. The game gives you tips, but even these can stump you at higher levels; however, if you really get stuck you can skip a level and come back to it later. Interesting gameplay note: between levels, you can read up on interesting cat facts.

Developed using Java*/Dalvik. Available in Google Play.

Home Remedies

Home RemediesLooking for  more natural ways to treat common ailments? This app, still under development, offers natural solutions to minor problems, mild deviations from normal health and those that can be easily diagnosed and self-managed (not meant to substitute for actual medical device). More from the app description:

“A home remedy is a treatment to cure a disease or ailment that employs certain spices, vegetables, or other common items. Home remedies may or may not have medicinal properties that treat or cure the disease or ailment in question, as they are typically passed along by laypersons (which has been facilitated in recent years by the Internet). Many are merely used as a result of tradition or habit or because they are effective in inducing the placebo effect. A significant number, however, have been demonstrated to effectively treat ailments such as sprains, minor lacerations, headaches, fevers, and even the common cold.” Developed using HTML5 and the Intel XDK.

Interested in getting your apps featured? We invite you to take a look at the Share Your App Android project, where you can share your app projects in process or completed on the Intel® Developer Zone to get feedback, gain exposure, or be discovered for co-marketing opportunities..