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Cricket’s List of Essential Back-In-School Apps


This is basically a big Cricket ad, sort of but not really. They’ve put together a bunch of free back-in-school or back-to-school apps for Android, and I thought why not share them we you guys and gals out there.

Free applications can help make students, parents and teachers’ lives easier, while also helping to save parents hundreds of dollars on calculators, flashcards and workbooks. Cricket has compiled a list of the top 10 free applications for Android™ phones to help students learn on the go.


Elementary School

1. Kids Learn to Read – Teaches basic reading skills in preschool or kindergarten

2. Kids Numbers and Math – Young kids learn about numbers and develop early math skills

3. ABC’s Tracing Cursive Letters – Kids trace both upper and lowercase letters directly on the phone’s touch screen


Middle School

4. US Presidents – Contains tons of historical data, including years in office, birthplace, trivia, party affiliation and vice president

5. 50 States – Teaches state names, capitals and flags for all 50 US states

6. Hola! Learn Spanish – Helps kids learn basic Spanish words, verbs and phrases


High School

7. Andie Graph – A great money saver – it replaces expensive graphing calculators!

8. Periodic Droid – A must for Chemistry 101. Explore or search 118 elements w/ 55 properties

9. Formulas Lite – An easy-to-use reference of common math formulas for high school students

10. myHomework – Interactive scheduler to keep student life and assignments organized


To get these great apps, your student will need an Android device. Cricket Wireless has just announced The Samsung Vitality, the first Cricket Android smartphone with Muve Music™. With a 3.5" HVGA touch-screen, 3.2MP camera/camcorder, WiFi capability, and 3G Real Web Browsing, the Vitality has lots of great smartphone features.

The Samsung Vitality is a fully featured Android smartphone featuring the Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread) and an 800 MHz processor for a great Android experience. Available at an M.S.R.P of $199.99, with a $20instant rebate, this smartphone also gives customers access to over 200,000 cool apps on the Android market, as well as great Google apps like YouTube, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Search and more.

You can also get these great apps on the Huawei Ascend II Cricket value-priced Android, currently available online for $79.99. The smartphone comes with a 3.5" HVGA touch-screen w/virtual keyboard, Wi-Fi capability, and 3G Real Web Browsing and also includes great features like a 5MP camera/camcorder, MP3 player/MicroSD slot, and more! The Ascend II is a fully featured Android smartphone featuring the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS. More details on each smartphone are available at

All of the free applications listed above and many more can be found and downloaded on Android Market,