Swiftkey 3 And Light Flow Updates Add Jelly Bean Compatibility; Play Music Gets New UI!

Over the last 24 hours, quite a few Android apps have been updated to fix compatibility issues with Jelly Bean. First and foremost, the all popular Swiftkey 3 received an updated that fixes some of the issues the keyboard has been having under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In addition to some bug fixes, the update fixes the broken prediction system in Jelly Bean and the predictions not working in certain cases.

Below is the full change-log of the update -:

UI fixes including missing secondary characters
Jelly Bean compatibility
Predictions not appearing in popups
Bug fixes

Light Flow for Android also got an update that fixes the issues the application was having under Jelly Bean, along with some bug-fixes and issues with Motorola’s ICS calendar.

What’s in this version:

– Jelly bean fix
– Fix for several crashes which playing notification sounds
– Fix for motorola ICS calendar
– Fix initialization settings so notifications are enabled correctly

Lastly, Google also rolled out a new version of Play Music on the Play Store. This new version brings with it a new widget, an updated UI for easier navigation, Now Playing queue and more. Below is the full change-log of the update -:

* Now Playing queue that allows for queuing and reordering of currenty playing music.
* New UI for navigation with transport controls on the action bar.
* New large album art view on Recent.
* Playlist art is now constructed from album art of songs in the playlist.
* Now Playing widget has album art and support for thumbs up.
* Harder, better, faster, stronger.

So go ahead and grab the update from the Play Store!

Light Flow and Plume For Android Receive Updates; Makes Them Infinitely More Beautiful

Back in 2011, it looked like LED notification light on Android phones are on the verge of extinction with nearly every handset maker giving it the boot. Thankfully, Google re-introduced the Notification LED in a very beautiful way on the Galaxy Nexus, and since then every high-end Android phone comes with one, including the HTC One X and Samsung Galaxy S III.

If you have already owned an Android handset in the past with a notification LED, chances are you must have heard about Light Flow. Light Flow is a must have application if your phone has a notification LED. The application allows users to customize the notification LED according to a specific contact or application making the LED insanely useful. The only problem with Light Flow was its ugly UI. The app is the perfect example of why Android apps are criticized for their UI. Thankfully, last night Light Flow received a major update to v3.0 which brings a totally new and overhauled UI.

The application now follows the Ice Cream Sandwich Holo design principles, and looks infinitely more beautiful than the previous version. If your phone has a LED notification light and you have not tried Light Flow, go ahead and try it now!

Apart from Light Flow, another popular Twitter client for Android – Plume – received a major update. Plume got an UI update nearly a month-and-half ago, but even then the application lacked that wow feel. The UI still felt clunky, and nothing to die for.

However, the new update replaces the old icons with new Ice Cream Sandwich based icons and tweaks the UI slightly, giving Plume’s UI the much-needed wow effect. The new update also contains a lot of new features including Facebook support, ability to share profiles via NFC and more.

Head over to Google Play to download the new update for Plume.