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Well with the recent news that the Android Market has seen an increase of 9,000+ apps PER MONTH over the March & April, it’s no surprise here that the quality and quantity of apps just keeps increasing…

Of the top quality apps, here are my picks for May:

1) Mint.com

http://www.mint.com/features/android/ (not online yet)

(Android Market) http://www.android.com/market/

2) Official Twiiter app for Android was released (requires 2.1):

http://blog.twitter.com/2010/04/twitter-for-android-robots-like-to.html

3) Skyfire web browser (includes Flash video support)

http://www.skyfire.com/

4) iMobster (Mafia Wars like game for Android)

http://imobsters.storm8.com/

5) Asphalt 5 (paid)

http://www.asphalt-5.com/

http://www.gameloft.com/

6) UPS Mobile

http://www.ups.com/android/

7) Runkeeper

http://runkeeper.com/

8) Subsonic (media streaming app)

http://www.subsonic.org/

9) Craigslist Notification

http://craigslist-notification.mufumbo.com/

10) SlideIT

  • Swipe based keyboard input (similar to Swype)

http://dasur.co.il/Product/SlideIT/Android/download.php

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According to AndroLib.com the Android Market hit 30,000 apps on February 24th, 2010. TechCrunch reported the 20,000 app milestone on December 15th, 2009 and predicted the Android Market would hit 50,000 apps by Q2 2010, I’d say that’s about right… well IN Q2 of 2010. Probably more like mid-May.

Anyhow, here are my calculations for when we can predict the next 40,000 app milestone:
12/15/2009 – 20,000 apps
2/24/2010 – 30,000 apps
In the last 2 weeks – +3,000 apps

At this rate, it should hit 40,000 on or around April 14th, this is of course assuming the rate stays the same and doesn’t increase. We’ll see. Have your own prediction? Post it in the comments.

UPDATE:  Well it seems no one could have predicted the kind of March Android Marketplace had, with over 9,000 new apps, it reached 40,000 in a mere 3 weeks, at or around March 25th.  Impressive!

I’ve done it.  I’ve jumped on the smartphone bandwagon. For the last year I’ve been debating the pros & cons of owning a smartphone. On one hand, I didn’t think I had any real need to have internet at my fingertips all day long; On the other hand, my schedule had gotten busier and busier and the need for my family to know each other’s schedules “on the fly” was ever increasing. Now we no longer have scheduling conflicts, we communicate better, and now no more phone calls to get “directions”.

So now that I have a DROID, I thought I’d list my list of favorite android apps to get you started. I’ve spent hours researching the best of the best and well here’s what I’ve come up with:

*All apps are free, unless noted otherwise

Home Screen Replacement:

Shopping:

Google Apps: (http://www.google.com/mobile/more/)

Twitter:

Travel:

Widgets:

Academic:

Utilities:

Imaging / Photography / Graphics:

Browser Replacement:

Keyboard Replacement:

Visual Voicemail:

Games:

Security / Location:

Music:

Productivity:

News & RSS:

Movies: