1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

General Lack of Apps that Droid Can get

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mss12, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. mss12

    mss12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Nov 21, 2009
    61
    0
    15
    One downside of this vs droid is that half the apps I want dont show up in the market for the eris, im guessing due to android 1.5....

    no sherpa, no calorie counter, no wireless tether app...
     

    Advertisement

  2. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    813

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    Have you tried looking them up on Androlib and using the bar code to find them in the market? I haven't had trouble with an app yet going this route.
     
  3. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Well-Known Member
    118

    Nov 6, 2009
    1,005
    41
    118
    Northern VA
    The Eris cannot tether.

    And yes, there are some apps that we can't download through the market.
     
  4. yankeeboy

    yankeeboy Well-Known Member
    53

    Nov 9, 2009
    346
    67
    53
    International Sales
    New York
    I think this is an issue with 1.5 HTC devices...its almost as if the 1.5 Sense UI is an iteration of the actual OS, with something blocking most of the copy protected apps from being downloaded. There are other ways around this, but its like jumping hoops to find the apps I want. Hopefully this will be corrected with the forthcoming Eris software updates in December and January.
     
  5. huntsvegas

    huntsvegas Active Member
    15

    Nov 22, 2009
    25
    0
    15

    Hmmm....I haven't had any problems finding apps in the market.

    In that vein, you CAN tether the Eris ...There's an App for that (PDaNet)!! Go to the droid market on your eris...Click applications(all)==>hit search button on the eris (search-->PDaNet).

    This is a great App and within 5min I had it setup/installed and tethered.
     
  6. mss12

    mss12 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Nov 21, 2009
    61
    0
    15
    So on your eris from the market you can download sherpa and calorie counter?
     
  7. huntsvegas

    huntsvegas Active Member
    15

    Nov 22, 2009
    25
    0
    15
    Nope, I don't see either of those...There are alternative apps. I have a friend that uses USDA Food database and really likes it... You can do a search for "calorie" and it pulls up a list; or, just look under "health".

    I'm assuming that many more apps will open up to the eris once the OS is updated; AND, more developers contribute. The dbase is alread growing exponentially.
     
  8. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    813

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    I've noticed that a lot of the apps people are having trouble with show very recent updates. Calorie Counter for example shows an update as little as 26 hrs ago. Sherpa shows an update of 112 hrs ago. The updates may have something to do with it being found in the market. Just a thought.

    FWIW, the reviews on Sherpa look bad. While people are raving about Where.
     
  9. r.williams

    r.williams Member
    6

    Nov 25, 2009
    7
    1
    6
    Don't know if anyone else has noticed this or not, but the TV.com app that comes pre-installed on the Moto Droid isn't available on the Eris. Kindof depressing.
     
  10. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    813

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    That is odd. I have a friends that have it and they are using a Hero and a G1.
     
  11. Re-check your Market... the TV.COM app is now available. Google appears to have fixed the problem with the Market that was keeping a lot of apps from showing up on the Eris. The Hero was having the same problem since its recent software update, and it's been fixed for them as well.

    I can now also find other apps mentioned in this thread, like Calorie Counter. However, no Sherpa. BUT, I was under the impression that Sherpa was a T-Mobile exclusive app (at least for now) built for the MyTouch 3G, so that would explain that one.
     
  12. HotDawg

    HotDawg Well-Known Member
    63

    Nov 24, 2009
    338
    33
    63
    data analyst
    IMHO, Where is just one big advertisement. Drove me batty. Haven't tried Sherpa, but I think Google will do.
     
  13. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
    813

    Oct 29, 2009
    9,692
    8,365
    813
    Right Behind You
    I won't argue that one bit. Although, the software is free and they pay the bills with the ads on it. That said, it is a little much when you use it. Some good stuff available on it though. It is nice to look up a movie theater in the area and not only find one, but be able to see what is playing and the show times too.
     
  14. HotDawg

    HotDawg Well-Known Member
    63

    Nov 24, 2009
    338
    33
    63
    data analyst
    I find "Movies" good for that.

    I understand they pay the bill with adds, but it was just a bit much for me. :rolleyes:
     

Share This Page

Loading...