Number one on the series of must have android applications for the Indian consumers is the TOI - TIMES OF INDIA app. This is one of my favorite news applications presenting the information in a simple and uncluttered format. The categories are organized sideways and all the news headlines related to the category are organized in a page. One can move to the next category using the category label at the top or a side swipe gesture towards left or right. One cannot but avoid noticing the advertisement in the bottom of the screen. This from my experience is mostly unobtrusive.
Main screen showing various categories and news articles
Detailed news is brought about by clicking on the headline which opens up the news in detail.
Clicking inside the news expands the news to full screen mode which is convenient.
A rather interesting category that stood out from other normal categories one would expect from a news application is the Movie Reviews. I was pleasantly surprised to see all the ratings and reviews collected and presented in a single page.
I will be covering other apps in this last in my future posts. Please leave a comment if you have any app in mind.
Market Download Link : here