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Which top 3 apps to you show people to WOW them?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gamul1, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. gamul1

    gamul1 Well-Known Member
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    So - all week people have asked to see the new Xoom and I am happily showing it off. But I feel like an Android ambassador - trying to prove to them that this is better than an iPad. Where i typically have their attention for at most 5 minutes - thats not a lot of time.

    All this has me wondering - what top 3 apps or functionality do you show people to wow them in the first few minutes?

    So far - here is what I have been showing:

    1. My live wallpaper. While I myself get a big kick out of it, I find nothing seems to mesmerize an apple person more than live wallpaper. I have the salt water aquarium on mine. I show this because I have it - and its the first thing they see when I am showing them the tablet.

    2. Google Body. This app is fairly impressive.

    My 3rd choice is less of a wow.

    3. My Music app. I have no idea what the music app looks like on the iPad. But I really like the music app on the Xoom. I have about 75 albums and the display looks pretty nice. I am used to my iPod touch display which is why the Xoom looks so much nicer.

    Some times I opt for showing the CNN app that is for the tablet. Which itself is pretty nice. But I think this is about the same on the iPad so its probably not a WOW.

    So - I am curious - what other apps you show folks that you think go beyond nice up to the WOW factor?
     

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  2. LIH

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    believe it or not google maps still wows people,especially when it zeroes in on where we are currently...

    my top 3 i would say are google maps, pulse, and electrum

    ive shown google body and gun bros at times too

    edit: and kindle and aldiko. dude i just show whatever comes to mind
     
  3. GAANDROID

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    You have to download 'SpeedX 3D'! That game is addicting. I have the free version but there is one you pay for also. Also, try 'Plasma Globe'. Its pretty cool. And the following games might not wow but I still recommend them:
    Ninjump
    Gun Bros
    Stupid Zombies
    Super KO Boxing
     
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    BTW,

    Gamul1, I'm glad to see you got off the fence and bought yourself a XOOM! I don't think you will regret your purchase. I love mine!
     
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    I forgot about 'google goggles' and 'solo lite'. They will impress.
     
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  6. clb2196

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    Ha, sounds silly, but the Accuweather app! It's one of the most eye grabbing apps out there I think. Otherwise depends on the person- I do think the Google calendar app is really nice too.
     
  7. gamul1

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    :cool: Definitely loving mine so far. I feel like I've waited forever but in reality the time was right for me. Before the Xoom there was nothing worth it for me. I did not want the 3G model and I was at the door a half hour early last Sunday morning to buy the WiFi model. So in reality - I bought the right one for me as soon as possible.

    The Toshiba may later impress further - but the Xoom is so awesome I won't be too disappointed.

    Thanks!
     
  8. gamul1

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    Hmmm - do I have the wrong app - I downloaded Accuweather and it was clearly not for tablets. Small and did not work.

    ok - took a break and see there are multiple versions. Installing AccuWeather for Honeycomb now. Whats AccuWeather Qucik?
     
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    Not sure? Yeah you definitely want the Honeycomb version. :) I missed my weather.com app until I tried the Accuweather one, now I like it better!
     
  10. pflol

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    Fruit Ninja THD
    Samurai 2

    That's it.
     
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    The Geocaching app and Google maps, those combos with my geek friends I think I have got 2 friends to consider buying zooms :)
     
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    They all wow me.
     
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    What Geocaching app?

     
  16. 3devious

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    Dungeon Defenders, then Waypoint Pro, PhoTile live wallpaper, the browser running Amazon Prime videos.
     
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    That'll run on the Xoom? I've viewed videos with lower resolutions that cause the Xoom to choke up...
     
  18. rjoudrey

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    We need PureVideo drivers for our xooms! Please nvidia come up with the goods.
     
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    I love showing off the browser. I'm like look tabs!!!
     
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    Ive been using this all day with the Xoom...Its way cool...google FTW!

    Gmail Motion BETA
     
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  22. pflol

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    jerk! lol
     
  23. bgrutter

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    Have you tried the new HC WeatherBug app? I liked the Accuweather app, but I REALLY liked the WB app.
    That video is astounding. The clarity on my Xoom is phenomenal.
    Lol. I knew it was a joke after glimpsing an article title on my TechBuzz widget. But, I had to see what it was all about. Quite humorous.
     
  24. 3devious

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    I agree that looks great!
     
  25. rjoudrey

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    I saw this one coming as soon as the gesture guy got on screen. Kind of reminded my of Steve Buscemi from the Sopranos.
     

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