App week: App of the Year voting, free Android music

Plus: BBC News for Android, free Nike+

Every Saturday we round-up the week in mobile applications bringing you news of the biggest new releases across all major platforms and a host of reviews from T3's App Chart. Let's crack on...


T3 Gadget Awards to crown App of the Year
Is there a smartphone application that has changed your life? Well now's the time to make yourself heard. The massively influential T3 Gadget Awards are back and we're asking you to help us crown the 2011 App of the Year. Check out the nominations and cast your vote.

Android app news: Free music streaming lands.
We're not sure how long this app might be around, but as it stands Ghosttown for Android offers completely free music streaming to your handset. Just search for your artist of choice and the app will scour the web for a freely available version in double-quick time. It's great, but we're not sure what the music industry lawyers will have to say about it...

iPhone app news: Nike+ app now a freebie
It's one of the best fitness apps iOS has to offer and now it's free. Nike+ GPS for iPhone is now free on the App Store as Nike+ celebrates its fifth birthday. Join four million members and start mapping your way around the world now.

Android app news: BBC News enters the fray
Each week, the App Store jealous experienced by some Android users becomes less necessary. BBC News for Android follows in the footsteps of the massively popular iOS app. It comes for Android phones and Honeycomb tablets and boasts in-story video. See below for the full review.

Android app news: Tesco satnav app guides you to your items
If you're anything like us, you've wasted countless post-work hours scouring the supermarket for that one missing ingredient for your Jamie Oliver 30-minute masterpiece. Well shoppers at Tesco Extra in Exeter are experiencing the end of those days with a shopping trolley satnav app for Android that guides you directly to that bit of Oregano. Tesco is trialing the app with a potential future roll-out across the nation.


App of the Day | AirVideo
Stream video from your home computer, via a Wi-Fi connection all with a minimal of fuss.
T3 App Chart | Top 10 iPhone Apps | AirVideo App review ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


iPad app review: Crackle
An application which, completely legally, streams full-length, high-quality movies to your iPad sounds like the best thing ever, but when Channel 5 would turn their noses up at the selection it just feels like a big disappointment. Sony's crackle app has great potential, but until some decent content shows up, it's barely worth it.

Android app review: BBC News
Swiftly after the Beeb finally got the iPlayer on the Android Market, the corporation has followed up with the BBC News app, which has been a huge success on iOS. With a tremendous interface, in-story video and the content you love from the website, it's a joyful day for Android-lovers. It's not perfect though. There's a few niggles. Check out what stopped this app achieving five-star glory.

Windows Phone 7 review: Compass (HTC)
If you're one of those lucky folks who bagged themselves at WP7 HTC phone. Basically, it's a handy compass that slots nicely on top of your Bing Maps experience, making it even easier to navigate to you destination. HTC Compass for WP7 is must download for any HTC fans who prefere WP7 over Android.

Link: T3 App Chart