Mobile Apps for Cross-Cultural Outreach: Android (Part 4)

Continuing where we left off in part 1, part 2, and part 3, here are some more helpful Android apps for cross-cultural outreach. If you’re interested in feature phones, we started this series with Nokia S40 feature phone apps (part 1part 2). This list of apps is provided courtesy of Mobile Advance.

Audio Media Production & Distribution

image062Audioboo Two Beta (free) Share your voice and surf the world of sound with the all new Audioboo! Audioboo is an application for recording and sharing your voice with the world. This free version allows you to create audio up to 3 minutes in length and post that to your own account on the web. You can add titles, tags, geolocation info and a photo to the recording before you upload it and we’ll save all that with the file. The audio can then be shared with your followers or via Facebook, Twitter & other social networks by managing your account at In addition, you can also listen to featured, followed, popular, recent, nearby and favourite boos in the app (as well as your own) and view photo & location details if attached.New features include an all-new user interface, download and keep your favourite clips to listen offline, support for Boo Boards and new search options.

image063Audio Recorder (free) This application is a simple and easy to use voice recorder. Features: Unlimited record time and file size (only limited by your SDCard size), recorded file are saved at folder: sdcard/AudioRecorder. Simple and easy to use user interface, start fast. Play the audio when you select it. Output format support 3gp/amr/mp4.

image064Bubbly (free) Bubbly is the best way to amplify & share your voice. Create short, styled audio updates for your family, friends and followers to hear. Personalize your voice posts with cool free filters, effects and background music. Follow celebrities, sports stars and popular users to listen to their real voice talk about the things they care about. Share your posts out to your Twitter followers, Facebook friends, through email or your own blog or website. Join a global community where you can find other singers, musicians, pop-culture fans and fun insomniacs. Bubbly is the only app that works across all phones with 30 million people already joined. Share your voice with the world.

image065Easy Voice Recorder (free) Easy Voice Recorder is a fun, simple and easy to use audio & voice recorder. Use it to reliably record your meetings, personal notes, classes, and more, with no time limits! Record to high-quality PCM and AAC, or use AMR to save space.

image066Myxer (free) Create custom ringtones from the music stored on your phone, or by recording your voice. Browse, preview, and customize FREE ringtones from Myxer’s huge catalog. Cut the precise section of the track you want to set as your ringtone.

image067PCMRecorder (free or $1.23 for Pro version) This is a simple voice recorder. It records by high quality(PCM/WAVE). Records in 8000,11025, 16000, 22050, 44100 and 48000Hz – 16bits – Mono. Recordings are stored on the SD-card (‘PCMRECORDER’).

image068Ringtone Maker (free, Big Bang INC) Ringtone Maker is free app creates ringtone, alarms, and notifications from MP3, WAV,AAC/MP4, 3GPP/AMR files you load onto your phone through the SD card or that you purchase through the Amazon MP3 store.

image069Ringtone Maker Pro ($0.99, Mobile 17 Digital) Make unlimited free ringtones with the music on your Android™ device. Advanced ringtone making options included! Based on technology from our award-winning website, you’ll choose from both popular edits generated by users online and options to “drag’n’drop” fine-tuned editing controls for making your own ringtones in just seconds! No advertisements!

image070Smart Voice Recorder (free) Smart Voice Recorder designed for high quality long-time sound recording with skipping relative silence on-the-fly. For example, you can use it for record night sleep talks (or snoring:)), business meetings, a regular day of your babysitter, how you sing or play the guitar and so on. It’s fantastic! And you may use it as regular voice recorder with simple and nice user interface. Give it a try!

image071SoundCloud (free) SoundCloud is the world’s leading social sound platform, with over ten hours of music & audio posted every minute. Tap into a world of fresh new audio; find and listen to new songs, remixes, comedy, news and more. With the SoundCloud app for Android, you can hear anything, wherever you are. All of the great music & audio on SoundCloud is free to listen to, with no ads and no monthly payment plan required. Record your own sounds with one touch and share to Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. Includes optional Record Widget for the homescreen.

image072VoxDox (free) The only Text To Speech (TTS) app that combines HQ human voices with the ability to read aloud and translate any form of text in more than 20 languages. Translation to and from 20+ languages.

Visual Media Production & Distribution

image073AndroVid Pro ($1.99) Trim, merge, split, transcode, apply effects, grab video frames, share your videos, convert to many audio and video formats. Trim your videos and produce clips. Add music. Merge multiple videos into one file. And more!

image074Cartoon Camera (free) Create cartoon and sketch like photography with your camera. There is also a pro version available without ads and all filters are unlocked. May prove helpful in creating slideshow videos in which security/privacy issues are important.

image075Clayframes ($2.49) Create smooth stop-motion animation and time-lapse in minutes, on the move – anywhere. Clayframes is easy to use and has a rich set of professional features for making stop-frame animation (or claymation) and time-lapse movies.

image076Clesh ($4.99) The ultimate online video editor. No render delays. Output to YouTube+Facebook. Shoot / edit / publish on Android. Real time rendering – no wait for play back. No ads. Elegant drag and drop interface – perfect for touch screen devices.

image077Easy PhotoSlides Pro ($2.96) Convert your pictures to a video slideshow format and share your memorable moments with your friends and family on Facebook and YouTube. In three easy steps and a couple of minutes, you can now create exciting videos of your favorite moments.

image078Fotodanz (free or $1.99 for + version) Fotodanz makes it super simple to create cool animated photographs (cinemagraphs) – you can now be incredibly creative with your camera! You simply compose, shoot a short video clip (3 or 5s), circle the area(s) to animate, press Ok and you are ready to share your creations with the world. It is that easy!

image079FxGuru (free) Amazing Special Effects for Mobile Video. Add the fun and excitement of big-budget Hollywood sci-fi and action movie effects to any video. Features a huge assortment of visual effects. Now with 7 free effects.

image080Glide- Video Texting (free) FEATURES: One tap to broadcast video messages instantly – simple! Send video messages to friends any time, even if they’re offline. No uploading / downloading. Works great on 3G and wifi. Half the data usage of video chat.

image081Instagram (free) It’s a simple way to capture and share the world’s moments on your Android. Customize your photos and videos with one of several gorgeous and custom built filter effects. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family. Share your photos and video in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button.

image082Lapse It (free or $1.99 for Pro version) Lapse It is an award-winning full featured app for capturing amazing time lapse clips with your Android camera. Simple, fast and intuitive. In the lite version, the resolution is limited to 240p. In the professional version you can capture using the camera full sensor and render up to 1080p.

image083Magisto (free) Magisto Magical Video Editor + Photos automatically turns your video clips and pictures into beautifully edited movies, complete with music and effects, in minutes. You don’t have to be a video editor or know anything about video editing at all. Magisto will analyze your video and photos and splice it together for you, creating a professional looking movie – an edit that you’ll be proud to share with your friends.

image084Phonto (free) Phonto is a simple application that allows you to add text to pictures. More than 50 fonts are available, but you can install other fonts. Phonto for Android doesn’t have all equivalent features to the Phonto for iOS version.

image085Sketch Guru (free) Sketch Guru is a professional app to make you an artist by creating pencil sketch of your photos. Pick a picture from your gallery or capture one from your camera to generate the sketch. We support both black-white and color sketch with 13 kinds of wonderful effects including: Gouache, PencilSketch, ColorPencil, WaterColor, HalfTone, SimpleSketch, ComicB&W, BlackBoard, BlackBoardColor, Print, B&W, PencilSketch2 and No sketch. May be helpful in protecting identities, enabling photo-based videos in security restricted situations.

image086SlideMaker Slideshow Creator (free) Slide Maker is a slideshow creator. It can be used to create slideshows, ecards, greetings and presentations using images, videos and music. You can add cool animation and decorative text. Once created, You can export your slideshow as swf or post it directly on Facebook.

image087Storymaker (free) As of late May 2013, this app is still in beta for Android, and begs for a tutorial to make good use of it, but it could become an amazing app for personal and ministry use. A joint project of a number of secular groups, this app is designed to assist journalists create, then share, stories with audio, text, photos & videos. More than just a video creation tool, it actually helps you follow established guidelines for telling effective stories and even includes lessons on capturing audio & video and more. And we certainly have the very best story in the world to share!

image088VidTrim Pro- Video Editor ($2.84) VidTrim Pro is a video editor and organizer for Android. It includes multiple features like trimming, frame grabbing, video effects, extract audio (convert to MP3) and transcoding (convert to MP4). You can also share your videos with your friends directly through the app.

image089Vine (free) Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see. Unlimited uploads and free. Instantly post videos on Vine, then share to Twitter and Facebook.

image090WeVideo (free) The WeVideo Video Editor helps you capture memories and moments wherever they happen, and turn them into amazing videos to share with others, across your favorite social networks. Capture and upload photos and videos to your account, where you can organize and edit them with our full suite of video creation tools including professional-looking themes, music, visual effects, and more.

Stay tuned next time for more helpful Android apps for cross-cultural outreach, including productivity, tools & utilities, and reference apps.

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