Saturday, July 18, 2009

Our 5 Best Android Apps

The Swiss Codemonkey Team started Android development in January 2009. We released about 20 apps so far, here we would like to summarize what we think are our top 5 best Android apps we developed so far.

We experienced that apart from the initial idea of an app, it's really important to listen well to user comments. Many of these top 5 apps weren't perfect in the beginning, but through iterations of updates were able to please most of their users. A good update of an app was usually almost immediately followed by a stream of positive market comments, and a subsequent increase in overall rating.

Please let us know in the comments which apps you like best and if you have any app requests for us. Thank you!

  1. Funny Jokes

  2. This app contains a repository of user generated jokes. Apart from putting in new jokes, every user can browse through all of them, rate them and share them via email or text message. Since the start, almost 200.000 jokes have been added in 12 categories.

    This app was downloaded more than 300.000 times and is one of the most popular apps on Android.

  3. Live Chat

  4. This is a very fast chat application for android. Join hundreds of other users to chat, flirt or just discuss anything that you would like to talk about. An extra bit of customization is added by the possibility to add your own picture to your profile. Also anyone can open new chat rooms.

    This app introduced instant group chatting to Android phones and has thousands of active users which communicate everyday in this app.

  5. Camera Pro

  6. Top camera app with many extra features, like zoom, effect filters, and many more.

    We developed this app since there was no zoom available on Android. Also the default camera was lacking support to adjust brightness and contrast. Now thousands of users can use these features on their phone.

  7. Steamy Window

  8. This app makes it seem like your android phone just came out of a steamy shower! The steam covers the whole screen and can be wiped off again with your fingers. Breathing into the microphone makes the steam come back. Lots of fun to play with!

    We released this app as our third app, and within days it became a huge success, climbing up to a top position in Entertainment.

  9. Deskbell

  10. This simple app is exactly what it says: a deskbell. We've received user reports that used it to speed up service at restaurants or at the teller at a bank. We ourselves have used it to great success to call up our coworkers to go for lunch.

    This was our first app, it was one of the very first soundboard apps on android.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Camera Pro - Top Camera App for Android

We released a top camera app for Android which offers many additional features:

  • Digital Zoom (up to 4x)
  • Effect filters(b/w, sepia, aqua,...)
  • Whitebalance
  • Grid lines
  • Autofocus
  • just tap screen for a snap shot
  • Sending photo via email/MMS
  • Many preferences
  • Contrast and brightness adjustment after taking the photo
  • Silent mode
  • Video button

Please have a look at the
great review of Camera Pro

You can find more information about Camera Pro here:

Have fun!

Swiss Codemonkey Team

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Live Chat for Android

Chat, flirt and discuss with other users in this Live Chat application. You can create your own chat groups and create a profile with photo.

Click here to learn more about the live chat for android app.

Install it for free here:

or use
the market link
(only from Android phone).

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Funny Jokes for Android

Browse the funniest jokes. You can add your jokes, share them with others, and send them via email or text message. Thousands of jokes in 12 categories (Yo Momma, Chuck Norris Facts, Comebacks, etc.) Have fun!

Click here to learn more about the funny jokes for android app.

Install it for free here:

or use
the market link
(only from Android phone).

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Steamy Window

Get your Android phone steamy with this hot new app. The steam covers the whole screen and you can wipe it off again with your fingers. Lots of fun!

Click here to learn more about the steamy window app for android.

Install it for free here:

or use
the market link
(only from Android phone).

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Pickup Lines for Android

Find out which pickup lines are hot and which are not!
With our new "Pickup Lines" app for Android you can share your best pickup lines and view and rate the ones others have added.

Click here to learn more about the pickup lines for android app.

Install it for free here:

or use
the market link
(only from Android phone).

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Arnold Soundboard for Android

Be as tough as Arnold Schwarzenegger with this Arnold Schwarzenegger soundboard app for your android phone!

  • Features 16 sounds from the governator.

  • Uses the internet to check for updates.

Update: Adds "I'll be back" and "Get to the choppa"!
Also allows to choose to set the volume to maximum.

Hasta la vista, baby!

See here for more info about the Arnold Schwarzenegger soundboard for Android.

Install it for free here:

or use
the market link
(only from Android phone).

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

President Obama App for Android

Today we announce our second Android application:


With this application you stay up to date about everything concerning our new president Barack Obama!

  • Live updates from twitter

  • The latest photos from flickr

  • The latest blog posts

  • YouTube videos of the new president

Yes we can!

See more info here about the president obama android app.

Install it for free:
(or from the Android market )

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Launched our first app: DeskBell!

We launched our first Android app today: DeskBell

Whether it is to call the waiter in a restaurant or annoy your colleagues during meetings, install this simple deskbell application on your android phoneto draw attention.

  • Different sounds (long bell, short bell, a gong and a cowbell!) 
  • Internet for update checking
  • Counter how often each bell was used



Find more info about the
deskbell for android application here.

Install it for free: