October 5, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
October is a busy month for Android considering that the BBQ just wrapped and the next Nexus device is slated to be announced next week. But October is a much bigger month in the scheme of life because it is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A few developers in the Android world are trying to help fight this disease and other forms of cancer, and you can help.
Popular Twitter client Tweetcaster has a special edition of its Pro app available for $10. Tweetcaster Pink removes ads from the Twitter app, themes the normally-blue color scheme into one based on pink, and includes all of the many premium features normally found in Tweetcaster Pro. Proceeds from the app will go towards the Feel Your Boobies Foundation, an organization that holds annual campaigns to educate women on early detection of breast cancer.
Punyweakling, who has developed an arsenal of skins for alternative keyboards, is donating his entire Android Market payment this month to the Ovarion Cancer Research Foundation. The OCRF is an Australian-based organization focused upon the understanding of the causes of ovarian cancer, its early detection and improving patient survival. Punyweakling has pink and purple skins for $0.99, but he also has a grey chiclet, and an orange and black slate design. These are HD skins that are compatible with Better Keyboard, Perfect Keyboard, Smart Keyboard Pro, TSwipe-Pro, and Ultra Keyboard.
John Hancock of DroidIcon let us know that he’s also donating all of today’s proceeds from his app to the OCRF. DroidIcon is a massive library of icons that can be used to customize your favorite Android launchers, including ADW EX, Go Launcher EX, Launcher Pro, and Open Home. It also supports Desktop Visualizer and BetterCut. The price of the app has been dropped to $0.99, so anyone who purchases it on October 5, 2011 before Midnight PST will get a discount on the app and help fight cancer.
There are a number of other similar apps in the market, including livewallpapers and icon packs. And if you’re not a fan of the mostly-pink themed accessory options out there, keep in mind that you can always donate to cancer organizations in your area.