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#1 Waser Lave

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:02 PM

So I've just got a new Android smartphone, anybody got any recommendations on good apps to get?

#2 Georgina

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

pinkpad pro.

#3 Brennon

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

I will be watching the thread cause I will be getting one soon.
But I do know of PDAnet and Angry birds. :p

#4 Waser Lave

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:13 PM

pinkpad pro.


Already got that, but thanks.

#5 Kido

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:41 PM

I'll be watching this thread too since I have one and so far the apps are kinda useless to me :S

Only thing I really use is the wiki app and the FML app. Games wise the papi games keep me entertained long enough....

I actually don't know how to get angry birds. It doesn't show up on my market o.0

Edited by Kuro, 28 March 2011 - 03:43 PM.


#6 Fresca

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:52 PM

Advanced Task Killer, obviously. I just switched from a Samsung Moment to an Evo Shift 4G so I'm trying not to download as many apps as I had on my last phone, haha. So far the only ones I've downloaded again are for ringtones, banking, fun camera effects, etc. I love the Reddit app and Furdiburb (it's like a tamagotchi on your phone!) but I doubt you'd be interested in either of those.


#7 Waser Lave

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:54 PM

I actually don't know how to get angry birds. It doesn't show up on my market o.0


You need Android 1.6+ for Angry Birds, it works fine on mine.

#8 RWS

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 03:56 PM

Get AstridTasks. It is a great way to organize your activities and remind yourself of tasks that you need to do.

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:06 PM

What phone did you get? :)

I use a mixture of BBC News/Guardian Anywhere/Pulse for news.
Soccer Score - FotMob for my football :p
Trainline Tickets is good if you use trains with any regularity
Google Sky Maps for generally keeping me amused of an evening


I'll try to remember to ask the Boy tomorrow. He uses his far more than me so actually has useful things...

#10 Kido

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:18 PM

All I need is internet....I should get a blackberry.....

You need Android 1.6+ for Angry Birds, it works fine on mine.


Aw man. That means I won't be able to get it till mid spring....according to Rogers/LG websites....(they're releasing an upgrade to 1.6 sometime this spring)

Edited by Kuro, 28 March 2011 - 04:19 PM.


#11 Waser Lave

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Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:43 PM

What phone did you get? :)

I use a mixture of BBC News/Guardian Anywhere/Pulse for news.
Soccer Score - FotMob for my football :p
Trainline Tickets is good if you use trains with any regularity
Google Sky Maps for generally keeping me amused of an evening


I'll try to remember to ask the Boy tomorrow. He uses his far more than me so actually has useful things...


http://www.techradar...o-901915/review

Seemed too good to turn down for the price (£80) after getting rid of all the Orange shit. :p

 
One app I'm really liking so far is Swype which is basically a gesture based keyboard:

http://swypeinc.com/
http://swypeinc.com/product.html

Free beta available.

#12 CraigChrist

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:08 AM

def get a task killer and appbrain app market <--- amazing

#13 Token

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:25 AM

def get a task killer and appbrain app market <--- amazing


As far as task killers go I wouldn't recommend them. You should be able to create a shortcut to manage your own applications from your phone without downloading anything. I only say you shouldn't get a task killer because I used on my phone and it was all fine and dandy for a few months, then suddenly my phone would no longer hold a charge at all. I took the phone into the nearest t-mobile store and after a few hours they replaced my phone battery with a new one and said the old one was completely shot due to having ATK on it. I don't know if it was bs or not but my phone works fine now and if I notice the battery seems to be dying fast I just go through and stop applications manually.

#14 CraigChrist

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Posted 29 March 2011 - 02:00 AM

really? Im deleting it now :p

Edited by CraigChrist, 29 March 2011 - 02:01 AM.


#15 sLAUGHTER

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:38 PM

Scripting Layer For Android. It's basically a command line for many programming languages. It takes time to get used to. There's full documentation and all though. http://code.google.c...roid-scripting/
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#16 Mahas

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:40 PM

I like playing around with the metal detector app xD

#17 iceberg2477

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:51 PM

you cant go wrong with Pandora.. stream any genre of music you can think of 24/7. there are a few ads that u can 'x' out but unless you need to read the song info it wont bother you. there are no commercials and you can skip songs you dont wanna hear.

of course you need an unlimited data plan but im sure you've got one since they kinda force you to get one. (which btw some carriers allow you to remove after the first month)

also, as you begin to get more apps, you might wanna get an extended battery. most apps that have constant data transfers will definitely leave your battery drained

#18 Waser Lave

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 03:25 AM

Scripting Layer For Android. It's basically a command line for many programming languages. It takes time to get used to. There's full documentation and all though. http://code.google.c...roid-scripting/
I use this. With php4android, another app, an extension of SL4A. I prefer PHP and my many classes. Posted Image


I'd rather just use Java and make proper applications. :p I haven't used Java for a good few years though so I'll have to relearn it. :p

#19 Yakko

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 11:36 AM

Google Maps is a must.
Dropbox for file transfers between computer and phone
Lookout Mobile Security is useful

#20 Blissey

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:11 PM

I use music online locker for my music, minecraft canary for minecraft, SNesoid for gaming, winamp for music player, ebuddy for IM and stuff, Craigsbrowser for craigslist, AndroIRC for irc chat, and ASTRO file browser. Tmobile Comet running Android 2.2 here :3

#21 Blackout

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:13 PM

Doesn't the Android have the same apps as the iPhone? :argh:

#22 Blissey

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:11 PM

Doesn't the Android have the same apps as the iPhone? :argh:


Nope, the itunes market is alot more strict on what it allows, while the android market basically allows anything.

#23 CuriousOyster

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Posted 27 April 2011 - 04:14 PM

Nope, the itunes market is alot more strict on what it allows, while the android market basically allows anything.

Also, they charge a lot more for the apps that you can get on the Android for free.


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