Welcome to the seventh edition of Best Mobile Apps of the Week for iOS, Android and Symbian. In this edition of BMATW, I will introduce our readers to a Fitness app for iOS and a popular third party browser for Android owners. Symbian users will know how to unlock their phone in a fun yet, efficient manner.
Below are the Best Mobile Apps Of The Week For iOS, Android and Symbian :
Fitness Free HD (iOS)
As the name suggests, Fitness Free HD for iPad is a fitness application containing information about more than 300 different exercises. All the exercises have been clearly explained with the help of many pictures and proper text instructions.
The benefits and the difficulty level of each exercise have been clearly explained as well. The app also lists all exercise according to various body parts.
The app also includes some inbuilt Recipes’ which can help a person burn all those fats or prepare him before he hits the gym. A paid version of the application is also available which features more than 700 exercises with video clips. The paid version also includes other goodies like a Calorie counter, Body tracker and BMI (Body Mass Index).
One killer feature of the paid version is that users can get live support from professional coaches! The paid version of the app costs $3.99. The free version of the app can be downloaded from here.
Nokia Bubbles (Symbian)
Today, Nokia released a new application called Bubbles which will help Symbian owners to unlock their phone in a fun, yet efficient manner.
Bubbles’ will appear on the screen if a user presses the Apps’ button whilst his phone his locked. The user can then either have some fun by simply throwing the bubbles away or initiate an action by dragging a bubble to the available drop point.
Below is a video of Nokia Bubbles in action on the Nokia N8 :
At the moment, users can use a bubble to unlock their phone, view an unread SMS, control the music player or the FM radio, call a specific contact or change the phone profile etc.
The application is still in beta so do expect some bugs. The application sure has a very interesting concept and hopefully, the future versions will improve the functionality of this app further. The application only supports the latest Symbian phones from Nokia like the N8, C7 and the C6-01.
The app can be downloaded for free from here.
Firefox 4 (Android)
It was only a couple of days ago that Mozilla released an updated version of Firefox 4 for Mobile for Android and Maemo. Compared to the previous beta releases, this new release of Firefox 4 for Mobile is way better.
The page loading times and the loading time of the application has been reduced drastically. In fact, the Mozilla team says that this new beta version of Firefox 4 is faster than the stock Android browser.
One big advantage of FF4 for Mobile is that it supports plug-ins. As of now, the mobile add-ons gallery for Firefox 4 features more than 100 plug-ins. The app does have its share of downsides including a very heavy memory foot print.
Readers can read more about Firefox 4 for mobile here. Android handset owners can download Firefox 4 for mobile from the Android Market.