Apps of the Day: Peel, Green Farm, and More

How about some hot apps for a hot day? We don’t want you breaking a sweat trying to track down some cool new apps in the Android Market, so we’re bringing you another edition of Apps of the Day. Had enough of the temperature puns? Me too. Read on to catch up on the new […]

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How about some hot apps for a hot day? We don’t want you breaking a sweat trying to track down some cool new apps in the Android Market, so we’re bringing you another edition of Apps of the Day. Had enough of the temperature puns? Me too. Read on to catch up on the new and up-and-coming apps we found in the Market today.

Peel – Peel is a TV Guide search/recommendation engine built for mobile devices. As you browse through channel listings you can favorite shows that you enjoy. As you tell Peel more about the shows you like, the app will begin notifying you of similar shows that it believe you will find of interest. The presentation of the app beats the heck out of your traditional on-screen guide. The only thing that could make it better would be built-in remote control of your TV set. Free in the Android Market. [Market]

5 Miles – Here is an interesting tale on location-based social apps. 5 Miles allows users to create “fivecasts,” a message which is broadcasted to other 5 Miles users within a 5-mile radius. It is designed to spread the word about community events and news. Have a yard sale you’d like others to know about? Fivecast it. Users entering the range of an existing fivecast will be alerted. As with most social services, the app is only as strong as the community using it, but this is one we wouldn’t mind seeing catch on. [Market]

Green Farm – Sure, it’s a FarmVille clone, but that isn’t such a bad thing. Build your farm, tend your crops, and barter your to the top of the farming world. One downside for players of the online version of Green Farm is a lack of connectivity between the two versions. You’ll have to start from scratch, but that’s half the fun. If you’re ready to work the land for your keep, Green Farm is available now for free. [Market]

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