Speaker takes away the hassle usually associated with creating podcasts, and puts everything you need into one simple app. Here's how to use it...

Speaker is one of the very few apps on the Android Market that allows you to create, broadcast and publish new podcasts wherever you are, as long as your Android device is connected to a Wi-Fi network. All of this can be done for free, and is one of the main reasons Spreaker has gained such a large following of podcast-enthused Android users in the short amount of time that it has been available. As well as recording podcasts, Speaker also boasts a comprehensive library of other podcasts for you to tune in to all of which you can track through a Twitter-styled follow' system. The choice is so varied that you might find yourself listening to one podcast in Angola, and then in the next instance, someone on the other side of the planet in Japan.

This tutorial will guide you through the various menus of Spreaker and show you the basics of getting started with recording a podcast, We'll also demonstrate how you can practice recording your voice, how to do a podcast live on air, as well as give you some information and helpful tips about browsing through other people's podcasts. The tutorial itself isn't difficult to complete, and once you have nailed the following steps, there's no doubt that you'll be creating your own audio masterpieces in no time.

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1. OPEN SPREAKER

Open the Spreaker app after downloading it from the Android Market. The main menu gives you four different options. For the purpose of that tutorial, tap Broadcast to continue.

2. BROADCAST MENU

The Broadcast menu gives you the three main ways of recording a podcast through Spreaker. Press the Record Episode option to record e practice podcast before going live.

3. RECORD EPISODE

Dress the Record button to start recording your voice. The right-hand side of the app will then show the audio levels picked up by your internal microphone. Hit Stop when you're finished.

4. EDIT PODCAST DETAILS

inter a title for the podcast you just recorded and listen back to it by pressing the Play button, Hit the Publish or Delete options, depending on what you want to do with your recording.

5. EPISODE DETAILS

From the broadcast menu, press 'Live Broadcast' inter a title for your podcast by tapping the New Show button. This title will make your podcast searchable by other Spreaker users.

6. LIVE RECORDING

Press the Record button to begin a live broadcast Once finished, hit the Stop button and wait for it to process. Your podcast will now be fully searchable by the title you assigned it earlier.

Often, after an app has been released in the App Store, it gets a boost in the rankings for a week and then slowly slips down in the rankings, before gradually getting lost.

I’ve seen this happen with every app I’ve released. I know this is a really frustrating and painful experience because I felt helpless when it happened.

One day, I came across a post that was discussing something called ASO, which I soon learnt stood  for ‘app store optimization’.

Although I was familiar with the old fashioned SEO (search engine optimization), I had never heard about ASO, and so I decided to start researching it further.

After a day, I had discovered three important things:

  1. ASO is crucial for downloads.
  2. Indie developers can’t survive without it.
  3. The tool that will help you achieve higher ratings, more downloads, and thus more $, is named SensorTower.

Now, next I will show you how I used SensorTower’s free plan to boost one of my apps from 1 download per day to 12 per day!

Researching the Relevant Keywords

The first thing I needed to do was to find out what keywords were relevant for my app. My app was initially named ‘iFast’, which, in my opinion, was a catchy name, but the reality was different…

To my disappointment, I discovered (with the help of Sensor Tower) that no one actually searched for the phrase “iFast”. I realized that I needed to find a keyword to use in my app’s title that people would actually search for!

So, I started to brainstorm relevant keywords and I came up with the idea that people might search for ‘intermittent fasting’, as it was relevant to my app.

So I typed this phrase into the Sensor Tower keyword tracking tool, and, to my surprise, I saw a keyword that had good traffic, low competition and few apps. I also typed in “fasting diet” and this one didn’t look too shabby either.

Checking My Rankings

To my disappointment, I was not ranking for these keywords at all (see image). In fact, I was doing really poor, and my app was in last position both for the iPhone and the iPad, which sucked big time!

However, I knew that by adding those keywords into my app name, I would  be able to catapult my app into the first eight in the rankings at the very least, as the competition was really low!

As I didn’t want to change too many variables, and was instead intent just on testing one thing at a time, I decided to use those two keywords as my app name, and after playing around with them for a while, I came up with the name ‘Intermittent Fasting Diet Tracker’.

As I had a small bug fixed, this update came in handy, as I was able to resubmit the freshly-titled app along with the small bug correction.

The Result

After a week, the app was accepted with the new name, and immediately I began to see an increase in downloads. Beforehand, I had usually received around one download per day, but suddenly I was achieving 10 paid downloads, which really freaked me out!

I immediately logged onto my free trial account of SensorTower and found the reason for my increased amount of downloads!

As you can see in the image below, I currently rank as number 4 for iPhone and number 2 for iPad for the keyword “fasting diet”.

However, even better still, for the keywords ‘intermittent fasting’, I was ranking as number 2 for iPhone, and, amazingly, as number 1 for the iPad!

Lesson Learned

As you can see, I have not used rocket science to come up with the keywords for my app. Instead, I sat down for about 15 minutes and this investment increased my paid downloads for one specific app from 30 per month to over 300 each month.

The next thing I am going to do is to research the keywords for my app for iTunes as well, as I am sure it will significantly boost my download frequency there too!

Seriously, if you are still not using SensorTower, which is considered by many to be the best of the best ASO tool on the market, you are really missing out on a huge opportunity to get more downloads, increase visibility in the app store, and, of course, increase your earnings as well.

This should be a no brainer for you, so grab your SensorTower trial today!

There are so many different Android phones on the market, each from different developers. They all have their own individual specifications to be aware of, which can make them great or not so great to play bingo on. The following phones are the ones that we think are the very best for Android bingo.

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Samsung Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy series of smartphones are some of the best Android phones around. The Galaxy S8 is a powerful phone with a brilliant screen for all of your bingo needs. If you want to splash out then you can go for the Plus version, which has a rounded screen for extra versatility.

This is the closest competitor to the Apple iPhone series and many believe that these phones are actually better. There are lots of advantages to using these for bingo, including power saving modes which can keep you going at your favourite bingo sites for the longest possible amount of time.

The storage on these phones is also quite big, which means that if you’re a fan of using apps then you won’t have to worry about running out of space. There’s even a quick charge option that can have you playing at full charge in a flash.

OnePlus 5

This Chinese manufactured phone comes with a very affordable price and a range of great features. It’s a simple enough smartphone but still powerful for the gamers out there. It has a 1080p HD screen, which at its full brightness will make any bingo or slot game pop. ...continue reading Which Android Phone is best for Bingo?

Location, location, location. Even if you aren't in the real estate business, you've probably heard at least once that location really does matter. You want to always make sure that you're going to be able to keep things interesting. We like Android apps that keep things interesting, so when we discovered GeoCam, we had to check it out.

GeoCam is an app that makes it easy to save the senor data of your device to a log file, calculating the coverage of the site. The coverage will always be a ratio of the track covering area to the area of the site (expressed in percentages, of course)

Sounds complicated? GeoCam is all about giving geographic data to photos. This gives you a lot of actual power -- you can show the distance between specific objects if you take a series of photos.

GeoCam

There's a lot of power in this little app. For one, you can make a geophoto of just about anything that you want. You could make a photo of an object that intrigues you. Road trip anyone? Looking at what photos really mean on a deeper level could change the way we travel. After all, we're always rushing through life. This could be a great way to remember locations that you would have otherwise forgotten about because you didn't have time to write everything down.

Real estate investors definitely will get a big kick out of this app, because they can send a Geocam Report to show properties that could really lead to big profits. It's much easier to take a picture than to try to write down all of the details of a property that catches your eye.

What we liked best is that each GeoCam report is in PDF format. PDF is a format that's viewable on just about every device that we can think of. You won't have trouble sharing data, that's for sure.

Don't forget about GeoLog when you're evaulating this app. GeoLog 2 lets you sync with the logs from photos made with any camera. this is the heart of making geophotos. You then will turn around and use GeoCam to view the geophotos in all of their nerdy, scientific glory. How cool is that?

GeoLog

If you do decide to download this free app for the Android, you'll find a lot of functionality. Don't get overwhelmed -- there's ample help available if you want to take advantage of it. Why not check it out today and see if you like it? You'll be glad that you did!

Android games are the best mobile games out there, hands down. There's nothing like being able to play fantastic games on the go, passing the time in any way that you see fit. What more could you honestly want? Oh, a challenge? You want a challenge? Fine. We're going to give you a game today that we found pretty challenging. It's called Alien Assault Tower Defense TD, and it absolutely rocks. You're about to find out why.

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One thing that we really enjoyed when we tested Alien Assault Tower Defense TD in the office was all of the levels. Tired of games that feel half finished because there's only like four levels? Well, there's good news: you have 25 levels to beat here. There's not just one enemy type that you have to beat, either. You have to battle for the future of Planet Earth by fighting off aliens. The graphics are pretty slick as well -- as you're battling for the future of the world, you're going to have to handle more than just one enemy, and more than just one challenge. There's an option to remove ads as well. If you're like us and get distracted easily, this is something that would be best avoided at all costs.

You have to think about the ability of any Android game to actually entertain you. Is this going to be a game that requires a super amount of skill? Probably not. It's not up there with say, advanced physics or anything like that. But if you're bored at the doctor's office and you can't stand the idea of reading another magazine, well -- this one's for you, most definitely.

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Arcade games are fun because you get to always have a challenge. Can you beat all of the levels, aware of the clock the entire time? Well, that just depends on your level of patience. Some will get to beat the entire game, while others will be frustrated. Either way, you will definitely be entertained! Download Alien Assault Tower Defense TD today!