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  1. baka

    baka Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    so... i had an iphone 3g for almost 2 years and probably only paid for a few apps (all games i think), but i've had my droid for 2 weeks and already purchased quite a few. must be something about the whole open dev thing and more apps being worth it.

    question to everyone - what are some apps you've purchased and are they worth it? droid compatible (or runs on droid without too many issues) only please.

    here are mine:

    1. TouchDown - exchange email client
    2. Beautiful Widgets - Sense UI type calendar/clock/weather widget (and others)
    3. Better Keyboard - a... uh... better keyboard...
    4. LED Flashlight - flashlight that uses the LED flash (just released by Chetsoft today)

    I'm debating purchasing the non-free version of Advanced Task Manager and PDA net (if my version stops working).
     

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  2. galt

    galt Well-Known Member

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    Note Everything Pro. The free version is cool, but the extras on the Pro version make t super-useful. Checklists and alarms are my favs.

    Am considering ICE - In Case of Emergency, but the kind of permissions it asks for creeped me out a bit.
     
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    I just bought DoggCatcher (Podcast directory/player) and it seems great! I am slowly breaking free of my iTunes dependence.
     
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    LED Flashlight
    Weather Forecast Widget
     
  6. Appventive

    Appventive Well-Known Member

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    Hi galt,
    I'm the developer of ICE. Thanks for the interest! Here's a list of the permissions ICE currently requires along with why each is needed:

    android.permission.READ_CONTACTS - you can simply look up emergency contacts without having to enter them manually

    android.permission.CALL_PHONE - call emergency contacts directly from app (even when phone is locked - see below)

    android.permission.DISABLE_KEYGUARD - allow ICE to work while phone is locked

    android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED - start lock screen service automatically after reboot (note that the service doesn't actually "do" anything - its just there to listen for screen on/off broadcasts from the system).

    android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE - prevent the ICE lock screen from starting when you receive a phone call

    android.permission.RECEIVE_SMS - play nicely with apps like SMS popup that also want to run "locked" (i.e., the ICE lock screen will shut down briefly if you receive a SMS/MMS)
    android.permission.RECEIVE_MMS

    android.permission.GET_TASKS - play nicely with various alarm clock apps (again, ICE lock screen "turns off" when a supported alarm is running)

    android.permission.WAKE_LOCK - temporarily keep the phone awake when the screen turns on (no more than a few seconds) to ensure proper function of ICE lock screen

    I hope that helps - please let me know if you have any questions.

    Cheers,
    Steve
     

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