Newbie App Help

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by desboro, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. desboro

    desboro Active Member
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    Looking at some advice for my forthcoming introduction to android apps.

    I like to use my phone as info/help device rather than games so could people suggest decent apps for things like traffic info, rail info and live news and sport.
     

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  2. BORIStheBLADE

    BORIStheBLADE Well-Known Member
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    What kind of phone do you have?
     
  3. desboro

    desboro Active Member
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    I will have the HTC Desire HD in about a months time.
     
  4. Mrali_87

    Mrali_87 New Member
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    The desire comes with a news feed widget which is great. You choose what feeds you'd like it to display and it will keep you up to date with what is going on. I have a feed from bbc news, bbc sport, yahoo news and cnet. often provides some interesting reading.

    The web browser is so fast and easy to use on the desire the web can provide the rest of the info you need. I have the two train timetables I use bookmarked so i can browse them in seconds of picking up my phone.

    Some good info or useful apps are...

    1. real calc - a calculator (always handy)
    2. convertpad - converts from all sorts of measures into others, used more often than you would imagine.
    3. movies - will tell you what is on at the cinema and when, what are the best films, the ones liked by critics and by users.
    4. TuneIn Radio - very quickly finds a large number of radio stations including all your local ones.
    5. soccer livescores - for me, a crucial app when the footie is on, keeps you updated.
    6. uNote - a useful notepad type app (check out springpad, not for me but you may like it)
    7. Google maps and Navigation are amazing! You will never get lost again.
    8. Tv guide UK lite - handy for checking whats on the box

    Hope this helps and sorry if some of it is Uk based.
     
  5. desboro

    desboro Active Member
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    Nice one, thanks for the help. I`m in the uk so there spot on.

    Sounds like using the browser is a better option than finding apps.
     

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