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Netflix and Android - chromecast, downloading, profiles - close to perfection!

Netflix and Android have always had a great relationship, but over recent years the app has really gone from strength to strength. The interface is fantastic and the feature set continues to grow in meaningful ways, making it one of my must-have apps.
The first example that comes to mind is obviously Chromecast support. Now this isn’t a Netflix exclusive option, and it is supported well in many media apps, but Netflix and Chromecast work so seamlessly well together that I struggle to think about how I survived before the pairing existed!
Next is the newly integrated ‘Download’ option, which allows users to download content and watch it on the go without a data connection.  Honestly, Netflix kicked it out of the park with this one – it could not be easier to use, it includes all the right settings (save to SD, definition quality control, etc) – and best of all it is all within the existing price brackets. I almost feel they could have charged extra for this service alone – but am ext…

Hubbl - Social App Discovery

Today’s app of the day is Hubbl.

As readers will appreciate, there are more great applications on Google Play than the average user will ever have a chance to experience. For this reason, it is great to have someone sort through the app market and work out what is good, and what is not.

Of course, Google attempt to do this with features applications, editors picks, staff choices, etc – but these are rarely updated, and all feature a familiar suite of applications that many users have already tried.

So if you want more than the opinion of a Google editor, or Google staff to help find new apps, what is better than socialising the entire experience, and taking recommendations from the masses? If this sounds appealing – then you should definitely check out Hubbl and give “social app discovery” a try.
The first thing you will notice when using Hubbl is the polished interface, this is a great looking app that runs very smoothly.  After logging in you will be presented with a variety of ways to discover new apps. These include “suggestions” from both friends and the world at large, “Explore”, which allows you to browse popular #tags and apps, “Activity”, which lets you see what your friends are up to, and “Appstronauts” which lets you browse the top Hubbl users and see what apps they are using.

 Finally, Hubbl features a very cool “Sky View” mode, which allows you to scroll through a clean icon based interface (similar to an Android app menu) and quickly check out which apps are in the news. This is probably one of the quickest ways to discover new apps. Clicking on an app will allow you to download it through Google Play, favourite it, add it to a ‘to do’ list or even share it with other users.

All in all, if you have an addition to new applications and find yourself trawling through Google Play for new apps, put those days behind you and check out Hubbl!

In the words of the developer:
Discover great apps

Hubbl is a social discovery platform for Apps or simply a smart telescope which let's you discover great apps through suggestions from friends, the community and popular blogs and news channels.

- It's Smart - Share your opinions about apps with #hashtags and Hubbl smartly curates them to help you discover other relevant apps
- It's Fun - Discover apps by just gazing at the sky with SkyView for Apps
- It's Real-time - Users can now find apps that are discussed in real time in popular blogs and news channels
- It's Social - One can track friends or people with similar interests based on the Apps they suggest, download, use or even mark as favorites.
- It's Elegant - With multiple shades of purple flowing across elegantly, Hubbl is designed with great care to make you enjoy discovering apps

With as many apps as there are stars in the night sky, Hubbl is the smart telescope that you always needed to spot the right apps in the App Universe. We hope you enjoy the ride.

Price: Free

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