Best Place for Android Apps?


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  1. nottmbantam

    nottmbantam Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Folks,

    I've been a dedicated user of Symbian for the last fewyears, so have genreally known where to look for certain apps. I've had a quick look and search for Android Apps, but there seems to be many different sites.

    Is there one definitive site, a 'mega market' of all Android Apps or at least some personal recommendations any cares to list?

    What I'd like is / are:

    Joikuspot - or some method of turning the phone ( Desire ) into a Wi Fi hotspot.

    Skype

    Games.

    I appreciate Joikuspot and Skype are downloadable for their respective sites, but they also listed on for example Nokia's Ovi Site.

    TIA.
     

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    Yenzehn Well-Known Member

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  3. lekky

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    There is an official skype client, but i think its only available on 3 atm. You can use fring though which lets you make calls over 3g with skype i think.

    You can only turn your phone into a wifi hotspot when it is rooted. The Desire should be rooted in a fortnight when the developer gets back from holiday. I use this wifi hotspot app on my rooted hero and it works a charm.

    Check out the list i made for my hero, most of which I still use on my desire Top 50 Apps for Android

    You can also use:

    AndroLib, Find all applications and games available in the Android Market for your Android Phone, HTC Dream, HTC Magic etc...
    Find great Android apps and games - AppBrain
    Cyrket
     
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    nottmbantam Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you. Not got my Desire yet, just doing some basic research before going out there and taking the plunge.

    The thing is, I bought the Nokia N97 as soon as it was in the shops, and looking back, I should have waited. So, this time, I want to make sure that the next phone is going to be the 'right choice'. Certianly, everything I've read so far is all positive.

    Ok - next question - what all this 'rooting' business - is there a thread I can read?
     
  5. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Well-Known Member

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    ok, all the apps for the desire are on the market, every single one

    rooting is like jailbreaking an iphone, there are plenty of gides of what it is, but im not sure if there is a guide on how to root the desire just yet
     
  6. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    I would definitely say get this phone, it is the best phone on the market right now for sure.

    Rooting is a very simple process, once someone has figured out how to do it. As yet it is halfway there, but the main guy doing it has gone on holiday for 2 weeks! It basically means to get root access to the phones file system, allowing a greater degree of customisation.
     
  7. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Well-Known Member

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    Rooting basically gives you more access to androids core function and the ability to runs applications affecting these such as overclocking, and allows you to download custom ROMS(versions of android) other than the version provided by HTC.

    Another big benefit is that soms of these ROMs(such as cyanogens mod CyanogenMod | Android Community Rom based on Donut tree.) allow you to save your apps to the SD card on your phone.

    However, rooting does replace the default firmware on the phone, and should things go really bad, you lose the warrenty on the phone.

    It really depends on how much you want the extra control compared to how willing you are of installing a non-official ROM.
     
  8. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Well-Known Member

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    i wouldnt recomend rooting unless you need to - eg you want a custom rom or you want to use apps to sd

    i would leave it at first
     
  9. Yenzehn

    Yenzehn Well-Known Member

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    I agree antipesto(Or if you want to overclock)..

    Tethering is still possibly non-rooted, and Google is not stopping you from downloading non-market apps.
     
  10. antipesto93

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    yup you can still download cracked apps
    and you can still tether with PDAnet (on the market)
    you can even control your pc with Phonemypc!! gotta love that app!!1
     
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    nottmbantam Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I could use fring as a short term measure, but prefer Skype as it has the ability to send SMS messages. I'm abroad most of the time,and find this a useful method of keeping in touch with the folks back home. In addition, I have also 'bought' an online Skype ( UK ) landline number, which I should be able to use on fring.

    fring is good is in theory it also offer video calling ( which I cannot get to work on my N97 ) and also gives you access to MSN.

    Athough it's a bit of 'swings and roundabouts', I think I'd prefer to have a fully functioning version of Skype.
     
  12. lekky

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    You don't need pdanet to tether, there is a mobile network sharing option on your settings. Downloading cracked apps is bad, because a lot of devs are doing this in their spare time, and the apps are so cheap there is no reason not to pay...

    I would recommend rooting, purely for the overclocking and apps2sd, and the fact that I am yet to hear about anyones phone breaking during the process :)
     
  13. antipesto93

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    wow i just saw the tether feature built in :)

    i agree with not downloading cracked apps, i guess if we want the android market to catch up with apples' we should pay for apps
     
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    llaa llaaa la la
     
  16. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    i love android!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    im a geek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Quboid Well-Known Member

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    Someone reboot Lekky, he's crashed.

    I like your blog and I was reading the Top 50 for 1.5 as I too have a Hero. I too am getting a Desire so I was wondering how up to date the list is and what 1.6+ software I should also check out.
     
  19. lekky

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    omg, i just saw this, tip to everyone.

    Do not leave your account signed in when your girlfriend is around...
     
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  20. antipesto93

    antipesto93 Well-Known Member

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    :p lol
     
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    Shameless advertising (see signature for app reviews).
     
  22. Quboid

    Quboid Well-Known Member

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    Haha I was going to mention you but I knew you'd save me the bother ;)

    I check your site every day, often an interesting update.
     
  23. SoftwareForMe.com

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    I'm a geek!

    But alas, I've never rooted. We have to keep all our phones in "off the shelf" shape for testing :-(
     
  24. dgoulston

    dgoulston Well-Known Member

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    Is it possible to make an app available for download without Android Marketplace.

    I have just finished designing my first full app that shows LIVE Train Departure times/routes & est arrival times.
    Currently works for Train companies:
    Southern
    SouthEastern
    SouthWest
    Virgin
    London Midlands

    And only takes me about 5 mins to add others companies..

    But don't really want to pay $25 to put it on the marketplace.

    D
     
  25. lekky

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    There are other app stores, like slideme, but i dont know if they charge to put it up. You'll get less people seeing your app too.
     
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