May 31, 2011

App Review: Plants vs Zombies for Android

My kids are so thrilled that Plants vs. Zombies is out for Android smartphones! This instant classic is all about protecting your home from the intreped horde of zombies. Peashoots, Sunflowers, Wall-nuts and Cherry bombs along with many other "Plants" help you keep them at bay. The lawnmower is your last hope!

It is the Amazon Android Market's Free App of the day, for today only. It is currently not available from the regular Android Market. To get the app you must first install Amazon AppStore, download Plants vs Zombies and then install the app. Does not work on original Droid, Samsung Transform and Intercept, HTC Aria and MyTouch 3G, Sony Ericsson X8, Sany0 Zio, Kyocera Echo and the LG Ally. It has not be optizmized for Android Tablets, but apparently works. I have not loaded the Amazon AppStore on my Xoom yet.

Phone Test On: Nexus One
Price: $2.99 (free today only)

May 11, 2011

Angry Birds for Chrome

Just when you thought it was all about mobile devices, Google goes and makes big announcements about Web devices and services. As excited as I am about the new ChromeBooks, it's all about Angry Birds for Chrome today! My kids are ALL OVER the Angry Birds Chrome Dimension. First challenge is to unlock the levels! And drats, they didn't make it easy, even for dedication Chrome users.

You must find and hit the Chrome Logo Easter Eggs hidden throughout the original levels to get access to Chrome Dimension.  In app payment will be released shortly and you can drain your back account buying the Mighty Eagle!

Not using Google Chrome web browser yet? Why (no seriously, why)?! Get it here and you can thank me a million times over later. Stubborn? Okay. You can still play Angry Birds from other browsers but you don't the the Chrome Deminision levels. So far I have tried Mozilla Firefox, but I understand it works on others as well.
Price: Free
Tested On: Chrome Browser with Ubuntu