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Livin' in the future!

Last night, I finally decided to buy myself a Motorola Droid. I haven't had a chance to play with it very much, but so far I like it a lot.

Anyone else out there a member of Droid Nation? I'd love any must have app suggestions!


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May. 6th, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm not a member of Doid Nation, but I do welcome you to the Battalion of the Bot! :-) As you know, I also, am a recent convert. :-)

App-wise, let's see. One of the things that I've been having fun with recently (and would like more local people on it) is Foursquare. Take a look at www.foursquare.com to see what that's all about.

My To-Do list is FlingTap Done To-Do.

My MBTA bus scheduler is AnyStop: MBTA.

My new dice roller is DicePro FREE!

Listen deals with my podcasts.

Tip Calculator does...ummmmm...tip calculation.

Converto! is a conversion program (temp, length, time, currency).

While you should have a weather app already, I always liked The Weather Channel because it does maps.

And finally, Barcode Scanner is fun. It does regular barcodes and 2D barcodes much better than anything I ever had on the iPhone.

Finally Movies looks likes its a good app for movies in the theater, DVD, and upcoming. It can give you trailers, times, and local theater schedules.

Welcome to AndroidOS, and remember:

Let the Bot be your Buddy! :-)
May. 6th, 2010 06:53 pm (UTC)
Much of using Android is recognizing the ways in which you can integrate with existing applications either on the web or at home.

To that end, basically anything Google is a good idea - particularly if you already use that particular Google service. The Calendar which comes installed with the base system integrates to google calendar and is quite good. Here's the output of ShareMyApps:

Amazon: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.amazon.mShop.android - the official Amazon shopping app. Includes barcode scanning and image checking in order to find it on Amazon. Combined with Prime or OneClick it means you get your shopping done as soon as you think of it.

Apps Installer: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.mmg.appin - allows you to install non-market applications (*.apk packages)

ASE: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.ase - Android Scripting Environment: one of the aforementioned non-market applications. Code in Ruby, Python, Bash, Rhino, Lua, BeanShell, and have access to the entire Android API through JSON RPC calls.

Compass: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.apksoftware.compass - It's a compass app. Pretty straightforward.

ConnectBot: http://market.android.com/search?q=org.connectbot - Android OpenSSH client. Unfortunately the Hostkeys functionality is not particularly good.

DiceBox: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.code4mobile.android.dicebox - A dice roller

Droid48: http://market.android.com/search?q=org.ab.x48 - HP48GL emulator. (RPN Engineering calculator)

ElJay: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.dytara.eljay - LiveJournal client. it's OK; I swap between using this and m.livejournal.com in the browser.

Fandango: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.fandango - This is alright but I may switch to Movies as recommended by Doc.

Google Sky Map: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.stardroid - Way fun. I'm a little surprised Doc didn't metion it.

Google Voice: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.apps.googlevoice - an app interface to the Google Voice invite-only service.

Handcent SMS: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.handcent.nextsms - I haven't used this one yet, but supposedly it's a really nice SMS messaging application, far better than the one that comes with the phone.

My Tracks: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.google.android.maps.mytracks - Track yourself with GPS and upload them to google maps. I use it for running.

OBDroid: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.carmate.obdroid - an OBDII application. You need a blueooth paired ELM327 OBDII device, but it basically turns your phone into a diagnostic tool for your car.

Robo Defense: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.magicwach.rdefense - a basic tower defense game. I don't really play it anymore.

SD Card Memory Widget: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.g3.android.widgets.sdcardm - this is pretty lame. Deleting soon.

ShareMyApps: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.mattlary.shareMyApps - installed only to give you this list. :)

Shazam: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.shazam.android - Identifies songs by listening to them, then lets you download them if you like. Magic.

SimpleLED: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.everysoft.simpleled - use the LED flash as a torch. Simple.

Thinking Space: http://market.android.com/search?q=net.thinkingspace - mindmapping with an export format that FreeMind can understand.

Time-Lapse - Lite: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.sheado.lite.timelapse - Haven't used this yet - supposedly makes time-lapse imagery very easy.

Xtremelabs Speedtest: http://market.android.com/search?q=com.xtremelabs.android.speedtest - Test the speed of your connection. Pretty dumb. I'll be deleting it soon.
May. 6th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
Let's see...

Twidroid, Meebo IM, NPR News, BBC News, Hacker News, Slashdot, Google Goggles, Google Skymap, Pandora, OpenSudoku, Wolfram Alpha, Layar, VoiceMemo, Notepad, Tasks, Barcode Scanner, Stopwatch, gStrings, Animal Translator, and Abduction are some of my favourite apps. :)
May. 6th, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, how could I forget Color Flashlight?
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