The Android App Thread

Discussion in 'Google Android (OS & Devices)' started by Susilo, May 6, 2010.

  1. dainese

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    Found the solution

     
  2. dainese

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    syncmypix - social network pics to contacts list

    astro file manager

    advanced task killer

    auto memory manager

    new scientist and BBC (GOD damn it runs in the background ALL the time, can kill app and starts up again. removed.) news readers are good as well
     
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  3. hellcat

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    Currently Installed:
    Evernote - Shared notes
    Urbanspoon - Good for finding new places to eat
    Wifi Buddy - Better wireless network browser
    Skyfire - Great browser with video support
    Astro - File manager
    Aldiko - Great ebook reader
    BlueRSS - Good no frills RSS client
    Listen - Google podcast client
    Brut Maps - Navigation in Aus, also has avoid tollways option
    Trackball Alerts (root) - Pretty trackball colors for root users
    WaveSecure - Finds my phone if somebody steals it
    Virgin Mobile Usage Meter - Does what it says (shameless plug)
    Color Note - Sticky notes in the form of 1 x 1 widgets
     
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  4. dainese

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  5. NanoDuke

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    Does anyone know what the bowling game is that's featured in the trailer for the Desire?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltSyVNO5tvM

    *EDIT* dainese, one of your links is broken above. They both link to the same story.
     
  6. Deeman

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    I saw the same a while back, 15 minutes of frantic Googling later I found out that apparently it's just a mockup for the ad.
     
  7. NanoDuke

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    Damn. I was kinda suspicious that one could control the spin of the ball mid-roll :p But it did look fun.
    *EDIT* Yeah there's a few comments about it on the same video I linked.
     
  8. hak

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    seeing marvel vs SF on the droid impressed me enough, so much so that I have a new project coming up :D
     
  9. Clem

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    does droid have any lock screen app's like lockinfo on the iphone?

    checking quickly email's and calender events?
    sms that have come in and not been read, etc. etc.
     
  10. NanoDuke

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    Yes it does, but I can't remember where I saw it.
    Ah here ya go, buddy :)
    http://www.myflyscreen.com/
    I haven't tried it myself, nor do I know if there's anything better than it, but at least it's something.
     
  11. dainese

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    used these, and can confirm they are great.

    would like to try this though
     
  12. geekygirl

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    I have these installed and in-use on my Milestone with 2.1 (rooted):

    Games:

    Abduction World Attack
    ExZeus
    Winds of Steel

    Apps:

    Ak Notepad
    AndExplorer
    Android System Information
    androidVNC
    APNdroid
    Better Cut
    Better Terminal Emulator
    Cache Mate (needs root)
    Call Blocker
    Currency Converter
    drocap2 (needs root)
    Droid Armory
    Droidbox
    Droidlight
    Engadget
    Foursquare
    Google Sky Map
    Hacking (O'Reilly E Book)
    Hamsat Droid
    Helix Launcher
    LOL Sites
    Market Enabler (needs root)
    Metamorph (needs root)
    Milestone Overclock (needs root)
    MySatellites
    Penetrate
    Repligo Reader
    Root Explorer (needs root)
    Scanner Radio
    Security Warrior (O'Reilly E Book)
    SetCPU (needs root)
    SMS Popup
    Snesoid (Paid Version)
    Sonic Screwdriver
    SPB TV (expensive at $9.99 USD - but NASA TV anywhere is worth it IMO ;) )
    Tapatalk Pro
    Twidroid Pro
    WiimoteController
    Wireless Tether
    World Newspapers
    XDA
    XiiaLive Lite

    All work well, and are very useful. I find I use my Milestone more and more instead of my laptop now thanks to the increase in quality apps. Hopefully we should start seeing more with Android beating the iPhone in the OS market share worldwide now :D
     
  13. NanoDuke

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    Where do you guys get your apps from?

    I've been getting mine from http://www.appbrain.com, but the site is hard to navigate IMO.

    I'd like something that you can search based on number of downloads / rating.

    But most importantly, I'd like a site that has QR Codes for the downloads. I came across one site last night, but I can't find it again.
     
  14. djyoshii

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    was it androlib by any chance?
    they have QR codes for all of theirs, can't remember if there was a rating system as well though as i haven't visited it for a while (website looks really low rent)
     
  15. dainese

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    wow, I didn't even know you could download outside of the market...

    welcome google android.

    see ya later itunes
     
  16. NanoDuke

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    Nope, but it's better than the one I stumbled across. Thanks.



    I just installed Swype today on my Desire. Man it rocks.
    Direct download link to .apk file:
    http://db.tt/Thj8zL

    Source:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=684645
     
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    I've been using Appbrain as well for the sync and downloads (being able to queue things up on the PC and then have them list in appbrain's app is great) but I also end up checking over at Androlib because they also list permissions.

    Appbrains app and sync seem to work well, and they allow you to sign in with a Google account, saves keeping another set of username/passwords (and google sign-in doesn't submit your password to the third party developer).
     
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    HTC_IME keyboard is the best (even works with Froyo)
    Launcher Pro is easily the quickest launcher.
     
  20. Joseph

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    I'm thinking of switching to droid, but is there a good GPS navigation app?
     

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