Apps not on Apple devices!
When we think of our mobile devices, we don't often consider the apps that might be available on one popular operating system and not the other. While there are many developers that give Apple users first dibs on their apps, there are also a number of potentially useful applications that are available on Android, without Apple actually getting a look-in. We're aware there are other app stores that might have them, but since the AppStore and the PlayStore are the two biggest, these are what we're considering today.
When we think of our mobile devices, we don’t often consider the apps that might be available on one popular operating system and not the other. While there are many developers that give Apple users first dibs on their apps, there are also a number of potentially useful applications that are available on Android, without Apple actually getting a look-in. We’re aware there are other app stores that might have them, but since the AppStore and the PlayStore are the two biggest, these are what we’re considering today.
Apps NOT on Apple’s iDevices
If you’ve not heard of WikiLeaks by now, where have you been these past few years? Believe it or not, they have their own app that they use to publish their information on (all about ease of use for the consumer!), but you won’t find it on Apple devices. Apple, oddly, deemed it a potential threat to users and stated that the app doesn’t meet their terms of service. If you’re especially interested, though, you can find it on Android.
Tawkon Radiation Detector
This app claims to, through the use of various measurements including how close you are to signal masts, how often you use your phone and such, to measure the amount of radiation you’re likely to have been exposed to. Now, we can see why Apple refused to add this to the AppStore (reportedly for fear of scaring and confusing users) but it is still an interesting concept. Like the WikiLeaks app, it’s available on Android devices.
AppLock Face/Voice Recognition
If you thought fingerprint scanning was cool then you’ll love this. Using your smartphones camera and microphone, you can unlock your phone using your face and/or voice. While it might not seem the most secure way to protect your device (but what is, really?) it is something of a novelty and does work to a point. Unfortunately though, Apple users, you can’t have it since it’s just not allowed in the AppStore. Android users, however, can download the app for free from the PlayStore.
There are a number of other apps that are available on Android (and potentially other marketplaces) but not on Apple devices, but these were some of the more interesting ones we found. Whether because they’re genuinely concerned about security or just want to keep their marketplace “exclusive” is uncertain, but it’s interesting nonetheless.
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