CoPilot Live 8 (Needs version 22.214.171.1248 or above to work on Donut.)
Facebook (Though the widget is a bit messy)
Album art Grabber
Working, but have some minor issues:
Last edited by Bertelsen; November 1st, 2009 at 02:34 PM.
Barcode Scanner seems to run, although the camera on the Tattoo cannot focus close enough to make it work.
Information for those who have the Tattoo from Orange:
Orange have inexplicably removed the GMail, GoogleTalk and YouTube applications. They've also put on a couple of game demos and their own links/apps, none of which can be removed since they've been installed to the system. It is possible to pull the GoogleTalk and YouTube packages out of a standard HTC dream image (HTC - Developer Center), install them via adb and they seem to work perfectly well. The GMail app, however, does not - I can install it but when it runs (or synchronisation is attempted) the program falls over. Doing a bit of digging by watching the logs as it happens I determined that Orange have also disabled the GMail permissions somewhere deeps inside the unit (probably in database that cannot be modified without root access). If anyone has official Tattoo package files for the GMail application I would appreciate a look to see if they work instead. It is very annoying that Orange have disabled some of the core functionality of the phone!
Out of curiosity, where did you find the Sky Maps package? I've searched in Market and SlideMe but can't find it!
On another forum somebody posted a comment they received from Orange saying that they had not disabled GMail functionality and that users could install the app themselves and it should work. This is contrary to what I have found so far, however the GMail apk I used was taken from the Dream 1.6 image from HTC, so perhaps there were changes that mean it will not work on the Tattoo.
To further my research would it be possible for somebody with an unmodified Tattoo to copy the GMail packages from the /system/app folder and send them to me please?
Thank you very much. I installed the Gmail package and unfortunately it still does not work, however, the error message I get when debugging is very different and the package is quite different from the Dream one I was using.
I think the error message is now something to do with missing another related package, possibly the GmailProvider apk file. Can I be really cheeky and ask you to upload that one too, possibly include any others that you think might be related and perhaps also the GoogleTalk and YouTube ones too, since they are likely to be slightly different from those in the HTC Dream image.
UPDATE: Ignore that request, I've managed to pull all the packages from an actual tattoo image!
Last edited by terranim; November 3rd, 2009 at 03:18 AM.
Hi guys, I just got my Tattoo on Monday and have been a little disappointed with the apps available for its low resolution. But I love the phone and am happy to say that Last.FM is now available through the Android Marketplace. It works quite well too.
How do you get eBuddy or Skype Lite? Do I go to slideme.org on my phone or though my computer?
I'd just like to thank everyone for making this list, and tell you about another app.
If you go to qik.com you're presented with an option to download their program and install it right away , it works like a charm although the video can be a bit choppy at times, I've only tried it on the wifi network yet as I'm waiting to get a data plan.
If you don't know what Qik is , it's just like ustream.tv, bambuser and other live video sites.
On the not working (at least for me) list is myspace.com where you're also greeted with an apparent link to the Android Market that doesn't work (presumably because the myspace app hasn't been approved for the puny qvga screen yet)
also I'm very sleep deprived right now and can't focus on just writing posts, must play with smileys and fonts!
I have the HTC Tattoo on Orange UK and cannot find any of the popular unofficial applications mentioned such as Facebook, Ebuddy, Myspace to mention but a few, on either The Market place or Slideme.org. Also getjar.com does not list the Tattoo as a Phone :-(
can't seem to download files from the market app. FYI: this phone came with slideme and I had to download market.apk and install it. when I click on download it says that there's an error and i have to restart market app. then it gets stuck in downloading.
Please notice that I have given information on where to obtain this app peeps. Many of the above mentioned working un-offical apps I cannot find anywhere, and what I can find just tries to look them up in the Market - from where they are missing.. As mentioned by royiswise. I too am on orange UK and I don't get what they've done to my phone, or why they've even done it as it seems to me they've broke it!
Device(s): HTC Tattoo,
LG GT540, SE X8, HTC Chacha
Carrier: Not Provided
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by royiswise
Google Sky Maps Finally on Market place along with updated Google Maps with layers ftw.
Bluetooth File Transfer available but has issues with Tattoo, says will work when udpated to eclair
yeah I tried it too - it says compatible with android 2.0 only. Not sure if the Tattoo does get an upgrade wether the hardware will support it or not? It maybe the case that only devices that ship with 2.0 will be compatible.
Oh yeah and nobody knows wether the tattoo will actually get a 2.0 update!
Found a couple of useful/useless (depending on what you want).
If you go to Application management under settings, find HTC Sense you can deselect the defaults with it, then next time you press the home button it asks what you want to do, mark the box underneath and select Home. This will then show the default Android home screen everytime home is selected. I prefer this as more of the background is seen, and it is marginally quicker. The downside is you do not get use of HTC widgets such as the full screen music and calendar widgets (never use them anyway, you still can use Android widgets), and you get 3 screens instead of seven, which is much preferred for me. If you don't like go back into app management, find home and delete the defaults, then next time home is pressed select the HTC Sense option. Hope this helps someone.
The over thing is Madcow solutions have managed to get Google Maps working with Navigator in the UK, with full 3D directions and voice navigation. I have this working o my phone and it is incredible (THANK YOU MADCOW!!).
All you do is download it, transfer to device then using a file manager app find it and install it. This will lead to having two Google Maps on your device, once you find the right one just drop that onto your home page (it was the second one for me). If any programs ask which action you wish to take you select the files ending with m4ps not maps.
Yet again I hope this helps somebody.
Also, is it possible to get a very brief description of what each of the above programs actually do so we have some idea if we need/want them in the first place?
Thank you All for these Great Tips I have been going potty with my Tattoo and installed loads of apps but cannot get hold of the one that I want which is ebuddy I went to the GetJar website but cannot find a way of downloading it as the Tattoo is not listed. Any tips?
Thanks for the quick response. I tried with the Hero as my phone and got ebudy lite installed then tried again with the Dream and got hold of the Full client which installs and works fine. Thanks again.
The HTC Tattoo is the company's 4th Android Phone and 2nd running their custom build of Android called HTC Sense! With a 3.2MP camera, 3.5mm headset jack, MicroSD expansion slot and all the advantages of Android and Android Market, the HTC Tatt... Read More