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What is the one must have, killer app to show off Droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jraggio, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. jraggio

    jraggio Well-Known Member
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    This may sound nuts, but what is the one, must have app to really show off what the Droid is all about. I have friends, family and coworkers all interested in the Droid and wanting to check it out. I hand it over and they tinker a bit, but most leave unimpressed. Which 1 - 3 apps can I install to really show it off. Until now I have shown them HQ youtube video to show off the screen and sound. What else can I show them. The Nav app is also impressive. What else?

    John
     

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  2. MotoDroidHelpandInfo

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    Have them take out there smartphone. Then both navigate to the same website. Trust me it'll work.
     
  3. brandoshido

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    When I heard the nav app was free, it convinced me to buy it.
     
  4. gwlaw99

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    Pick out a store near by. Then hold down the search key until the voice prompt and say...natvigate to store. I also found voice app that translates what you say into a foreighn language and then speaks the translation.
     
  5. Redbird1

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    Yeah, that was the deciding factor for me too.
     
  6. Ras110

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    All my friends were blown away with Google Sky Map :p. It's pretty awesome...
     
  7. Redbird1

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    Maybe the barcode scanner? How about something more common, like Shazam? Just throwing out ideas.........
     
  8. shugknight

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    Show off Locale and how it can change how your phone reacts by your location. Such as silent mode during church. ShopSavvy is also cool for older folks. The fact that you can bargain shop and determine where to go for certain items is awesome.

    Also, "Where" app. I like it for the fact that you can search for cheap gas stations around your area. They also have cheap hotels, restaurants and such.
     
  9. Fabolous

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    If the person you're showing your Droid off to doesn't believe that it is the greatest phone ever created, just bust out your lightsaber and cut his/her head off.

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  10. hansangb

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    GPS Status is pretty cool. It has a built in compass as well.
     
  11. zandroid

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    Which App was this?
     
  12. ejl2010

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    That's the default function of the search button. Hold it down the magnifying glass in the corner and say "Navigate to _ _ _ _"

    No app required :D
     
  13. Yukke

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    I think he was referring to the second part of that statement. The one about the translating. I would like to know this as well.
     
  14. Happenstance

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    does it wrk pretty well?
     
  15. Redflea

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    Google Sky Map second...get lots of "oh wows" out of that one.
     
  16. mallock

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    Talk To Me is the app that will translate and speak the results in another language.
     
  17. gwlaw99

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    The translation app is called talk to me. It works pretty well. It uses google translate with Droid voice recognition and text o speach.
     
  18. Fabolous

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    Talk to me - speak english and it will translate to italian, spanish, german, french and TTS it out to you

    Dizzler - on demand streaming (lots of songs available), for when you get that sudden urge to hear a song but you don't have it in your library

    SNESoid - SNES emulator

    and I second others when they say

    -Sky Map
    -Navigation
    -Voice search/recognition
     
  19. n9zez

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    -Sky Map
    -Navigation
    -Voice search/recognition

    I agree with these. Especially when you show them the street view on the turn-by-turn navigation!
     
  20. karimarie

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    I was going to say this fo' sho'--it's what I've been showing off to people. So much fun!!
     
  21. blackcobra95

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    nesoid--->Super mario Brothers 3
    "You can play that on your phone?"
     
  22. e39e60

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    Yeah locale. When I explain it people look at me dumbfounded. They think I'm lying. I don't turn my ringer off when I go into church or Dr office. Well of course after services the ringer turns back on even at church.
     
  23. Roroco

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    Definitly Locale. It one of the apps that will have a hard time making it to other phones because it is a background running app. And it is very useful for location setting for ring and wifi, but I also use it as a locator. When I use GV to call the phone it turns on wifi and GPS so I can locate it on Latitude and it tuns the ringer way up. Cool use of Locale.


    Also... show them the phone app. The call quality is absurb compared to other Smart-not-so-much-phones.
     
  24. tsaunders

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    Maybe Qik?

    Doesn't it recored in 720p?
     
  25. barry99705

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    I'd say Layar, but it's broken at the moment. Skymap is freaking awesome. Still trying to find an equivalent for my wife's iPhone.
     

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