Social reading site Goodreads has finally launched an Android app, and so has online apparel store Zappos. Music store 7digital now lets you purchase and download music on an Android device, and xBackup lets users with jailbroken iOS devices backup and restore all of their jailbroken apps for easy re-installation.

Here’s a roundup of some mobile app stories on our radar from around the web:

  • Goodreads social reading app now available for Android
    Goodreads is a web site that makes reading social by letting you show your friends what you’re reading, read reviews, maintain lists of books you’ve read and want to read, and much more. The company has offered an iPhone app for a while, and now Goodreads is finally available for Android. [Android Police]
  • 7Digital music store for Android now lets you purchase and download tracks
    The 7digital music store offers more than 14 million MP3 tracks. But up until recently you had to purchase those songs on a computer and transfer them manually to your phone if you wanted to listen on an Android device. Now the latest Android app supports on-device downloads. [Android Community]
  • JotNot for iPhone is a document scanner for iOS
    JotNot Scanner is a free (or cheap if you want to go ad-free) app for scanning documents on an iPhone. The app also removes shadows and other noise from photographs. [CNet]
  • xBackup lets you backup and restore your Cydia apps
    Worried you’ll have to reinstall all of your jailbreak-only apps the next time Apple pushes an iOS update and you have to jailbreak your phone yet-again? xBackup makes it easy to create a backup of all your apps downloaded from the Cydia store, and then you can use the app again to restore after re-jailbreaking. [iPhone Download Blog]
  • Zappos launches Android shopping app
    Ever wish you could shop for shoes, clothes, or housewares while you’re on the bus? Now you can. [Android Police]
  • Android Injector lets you install non-Market apps on Android
    If you have a phone provider who prevents you from installing apps that aren’t available in the Android Market, Android Injector can help. This free app lets you download an APK installer file to your desktop computer, plug in your phone via a USB connection, and install the app manually. You don’t need to install the Android SDK or root your phone. [xda-developers]


Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...