Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Got Droid? Now what? Android Apps

Well the Droid is highly customizable so after the first few days of learning how to use the basics, you then need to get started on the APPS?

One of the best sites with a quick review and readily accessible bar codes is They list some of the coolest apps currently available on the Android market.

Second, go to the default Android market web site.

There countless of apps available based on your preferences. Here's a short list of a few we've tried. All happen to be Free;)

We found these on many more available on the site with better descriptions.
Androids Around 2:
Show you Android users world wide on a map

Bar Code Scanner:
One you'll find using the most

keep tabs on your adsense account.


Xtremelabs Speed Test:
test your evdo connection speed 570 Kbits/s download and 145 upload

Other notables from Android market.

From the GoogleSuspects->


Google Finance,
Finance for Android brings you streaming real-time quotes in this stock quote and portfolio application. It synchronizes with your Google Finance portfolios, allows quick access to charts and lets you view the latest market and company news. -New widget for quick access to quotes -Android 1.6 support for Quick Search Box. To enable, go to System Settings > Search > Searchable items. -Now supports AMEX, ASX, BIT, BOM, HKG, LON, NYSE, NASDAQ, SHA, TPE, & currencies

Google Talk

Google Voice,

Listen from Google Labs brings podcast search, subscribe, download and stream to your Android-powered device. Subscribe to programs and searches to create a personalized audio-magazine loaded with fresh shows and news stories whenever you listen. This release searches thousands of popular English-only audio sources.


Places Directory

Google Maps
Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. New features: * Search by voice * Transit & walking directions * Business details and reviews * Latitude Updates Also includes: * My Location * Business listings * Driving directions * Traffic * Street View

and Gmail

Facebook for Android™ makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. You can share status updates from your home screen, check out your news feed, look at your friends’ walls and user info. Share photos from your phone and can even look up up to 125 friends’ phone numbers from the home screen.

FBabble lets you stay in touch with your friends on Facebook wherever you go! Features include real-time chat, uploading photos, changing current status and even automatic tweets to your Twitter account.

Battery Widget,
Graphical Battery Widget showing the exact battery level and charging status in a 1x1 space. Touch the widget to get shortcuts to Display/GPS/Wifi Settings Efficient implementation, waits for system battery change notifications, not polling.

Funny Jokes
Browse the funniest jokes. You can add your jokes, share them with others, and send them via email or text message. Thousands of jokes in 12 categories We added photo profiles, flagging and deleting of messages, and a nicer user interface!



Terminal Emulator,

Math Workout
Test your mental maths and exercise your brain once a day. Maths Workout is a daily routine for thousands of players worldwide – both young and old. Get competitive! Play the World Challenge and submit your score for ranking with other players around the world.

Brain Genius Deluxe(Google need this to keep up, coffee won't work;)

You won’t be looking for a paper puzzle ever again! With four difficulty levels, intuitive interface, and all the functions right at your fingertips, this Sudoku app is sure to be your favorite. Interrupted? Exit Sudoku, and the puzzle is saved exactly as you see it!


For New Yorkers theirs NYC Subway Bus map,
The NYC Subway Map provides simple, quick and offline access to the real NYC Subway map. Join the 50,000+ Android straphangers who will never awkwardly peek over someone's forehead for directions again!
TED Talks allows you to watch the latest TED videos based on Themes, Talks and Tags. To learn more, go to: We want to make this app better! If you experience any problems or have any suggestions, please email to
Whether you're planning your week, your day, or the next hour, The Weather Channel delivers the tools you need to be prepared. From customizable weather maps to video forecasts and severe weather alerts, The Weather Channel has you covered.

Opera Mini Browser

Browse the entire Web on your Android phone and save time and money. Opera mini is compressing pages up to 90%, making web browsing fast. Synchronize your bookmarks, history, notes and more between your computer and mobile phone, and a lot more...

Twidroid is the first full-featured twitter client application on the android platform with features like native photo posting, location support, auto-completion, a fully integrated notification system and the latest news from twitter buzz.

I wish I had a barcode to like all these web sites, common developers?

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