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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…

Voxle

Today's app of the day is Voxle.

There are a myriad of social networks to chose from these days, but more often than not they will tell you what your friends are doing on then other side of then world or in cities far away. When you really want to know who of your friends are nearby, or even meet a stranger and make a new friend, this can be more difficult.

This is where Voxle steps in, taking social networking and making it local - allowing you to find people nearby with similar interests, and to 'Bark' updates or questions to those in your vicinity for a quick answer. Got something you want to sell? Got a spare ticket to an event? Use the Bark feature to solve your problems!

In my opinion, that in itself makes Voxle a great app, but when you add features such as free messaging and free calls to any other Voxle user (worldwide!) - it moves Voxle into the category of must have app. Other great features include the ability to create a detailed profile, yet only share information with who you want, the ability to search for matches based on interests and likes, the ability to take advantage of location based special offers and the ability to earn Voxle credits simply for using the app!

Those features aside, the actual build of this app is great - the sign up process is simple and everything just 'works' with no complicated set up. It also looks fantastic with an intuitive interface and wonderful design - it really is a pleasure to use.




In the words of the developer:


Features in a Nutshell:
* free text messaging
* free calls to any Voxle user worldwide
* find people with same interests in your area
* bark your status to your neighbors
Voxle is your new location based social network. Share your location and meet the people around you. Use our multi purpose platform for free communication, dating, organizing parties, keeping you close to your friends and those who share your interests. Privacy is our top priority. You have the control of your data and your identity. Your sensitive information and online status are only shared with people you allow. Our aim is to serve the user - we do not charge our community any fees and never will. What is special about Voxle?
Save time and money: Voxle has a very small memory usage and is fast even on old android devices. With Voxle you can chat, phone and text with your friends locally and all over the world for free. Why pay? Just get Voxle and never have bills for communication again.
Bark to the people around you: Posting a message on location, this is what we call bark. You need someone to walk your dog? You need help moving some furniture? You have to sell concert tickets for the same evening? Just bark it instantly and somebody in your area will hear you. Attention: Barks with no response will vanish after 24 hours.
Create Events: You can create events on location and invite old and new friends. Looking for some buddies to play football with? Want to see where your friends are hanging out? Just interact with them and if they allow, you can also view them on the map.
Attention: Events vanish after taking place.
Receive Voxle Credits: Never pay for Voxle Credits. They are the reward for being an active user. Posting barks, creating events, inviting friends, filling out your profile and supporting local business. Be vocal in your community.
Activate your Superpowers: With Superpowers you can activate special features in order to to achieve better search results. You want to see who likes you and matches with your interest? Use Superpowers to find your perfect match for friendship or more. Receive voxle credits and activate your superpowers.
Interact with your local scene: New in town? Meet instantly with friends or new people and see what happens in your neighborhood. Be spontaneus in your daily life with Voxle you can see who is around and what is going on. If you don’t like to share your location, no problem. Voxle allows personal settings where you can decide exactly who can view you.
Profit from Location Based Offers: Voxle works with local businesses. As a member of the Voxle community, you receive special offers which fit with your interests in your area. Get coupons from merchants, shops, cofe├ęs and bars. Save money, check out new locations.
Devices: Voxle is supported on most Android devices v2.1 and above (HVGA and higher screen resolution)

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