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Fresh Android Apps for Jan. 20: T.E.A.M. Battery Bar, Snapkeys World Record, Boost 2

by Ian Black

Ever dreamed you could win a Guinness Book of World Records record, just by messing around with your Android? Today your dream becomes a little more freshly real with Snapkeys World Record.

Save yourself from the embarrassment of a dead smartphone battery by using T.E.A.M Battery Bar and go for a fast ride down a long tube with Boost 2.

T.E.A.M. Battery Bar (Free)

Never hide from the truth – smartphone battery life is generally short. We’ve all been there. You end up someplace with a low battery and no charger. What if you had a clear warning, at all times, about the state of your battery? Enter this “battery bar”.

Install the app and configure the size and color of your battery life indicator. Keep the bar only one color or have it change color through the different stages of draining juice. Place the bar such that it’s always visible, even over full screen apps.

Snapkeys World Record (Free)

What better way to showcase a new virtual keyboard technology than wining the Guinness World Record for speed typing on a mobile device? Snapkeys delivers both the technology and the app that will enter you into a global contest to compete for the record.

The app demonstrates how to use the keyboard then lets you record and submit your fastest typing times. The fastest typists will get invited into an in-person challenge to vie for the world record. Think you have what it takes? Check the scores from your competition through the app.

Boost 2 ($1.99)

Tunnel racing games have been around since the earliest video games. The original Boost launched on iPhone in 2009, and many of the rabid fans who have played it still claim there has never been a better tunnel racing game since.

In this new version, expect beautiful graphics, cool neon colors, and hectic racing action as you haul buns down a never-ending tube. Hit a brightly colored cube or other obstacle and your racing days are over!