Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Android Apps in Technical; Got HTC Hero the other week. Going from years of PAYG, its a bit weird having a phone that can ...
7th November 2009, 12:08 PM #1
Got HTC Hero the other week. Going from years of PAYG, its a bit weird having a phone that can do so much, but here are some apps (all free) I liked and if you have any that you think are also good, let me know!
Advanced Task Killer: 2 click kill everything. Plus add apps to an always on list.
Android VNC: does what you may think
beebPlayer: iplayer and live streaming
Digital Clock: full screen clock and alarm
Dope Wars: How many copies on the AppStore that cant do this properly!
ES File Explorer: Local, network and zip files
FrodoC64: C64 emulator
Google Sky Maps: 360 degree!
GPS Status: GPS compass, height and accelleration
Info Droid: tells you power and SD card usage
Layar: augmented reality app
Locale: Sets different user profiles dependant on location/condistion
Metal Detector: YEP, it works!
OscanO: port tester
ScummVM: you knows it
Snesoid Lite: Snes Emulator
Telnet: Tells you next weeks lottery results
Thanks to Theblacksheep from:
projector1 (8th January 2010)
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12th November 2009, 10:38 PM #2
Tricorder - awesome.
and i'm not a star trek fan.
12th November 2009, 10:54 PM #3
It's interesting using Latitude with Google Maps.
17th November 2009, 12:56 PM #4
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spare parts is a must if your running android 1.5, doesnt seem to wanna work on my custom 1.6 magic (rooted with cyanogenmod rom) barcode scanner is also useful
23rd November 2009, 09:48 PM #5
glarg... I got a HTC Hero running android 2.73.405.5 which is the latest ROM... but I got a prollem with the scroll ball jobbly moving around on its own. have you got that problem sheep? or is it just me? If it's me I'll be sending the bugger back!
23rd November 2009, 10:02 PM #6
My trackball doesnt wander but I'm on 184.108.40.206 FW 1.5 non-rooted hero.
Originally Posted by Joanne
3rd December 2009, 03:32 PM #7
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Have had the HTC Hero for two weeks, love the phone.
Did a lot of research between this and the iphone but i like the whole opensource idea!
some apps that have not been mentioned
Steamy Windows (fun app)
AK47 (fun app)
Android Lightsaber (fun app)
Coin Flip (fun app)
Astrid (Task list program)
Astro (file manager)
aTrackdog (keeps track of all your apps and keeps them upto date)
bloo (facebook app)
imusic (download & listen to music for free!)
IxMat Scanner (Barcode scanner useful for reading apps of computer screen)
Shop Savvy (scans barcodes on items and searches online & local for cheaper prices)
shazam (music recogniser)
Solo Lite (Fun app - virtual guitar!)
WaveSecure (MUST HAVE APP!)
3rd December 2009, 03:42 PM #8
You don't need anything else.
8th January 2010, 12:41 PM #9
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have you all been using the getfugu application?
8th January 2010, 07:00 PM #10
I made the same choice, this is a cheaper, yet far more versertle gadget
Originally Posted by owen1978
What a phone! For the first time ever, I have a latest handset.
How do I download the apps?
9th January 2010, 12:43 PM #11
Have noticed that phone performance is affected when additional apps r installed
11th January 2010, 02:57 PM #12
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Nope mine seems fine.
Originally Posted by projector1
I have it rooted, and have installed the latest HTC Hero Stock ROM and have upgraded the radio (signal).
Apparently when Hero users get the 2.1 upgrade there will be an apps2sd program which saves all your apps to your sd card instead of using phone space.
Are you using a task killer?
also Gensoid and Gamesoid emulators are great, mapp the volume up and down keys as A & B and tick the option in settings to reverse the screen and use the trackball as a joypad! Loving streets of Rage and Zelda!
Last edited by owen1978; 11th January 2010 at 03:00 PM.
18th January 2010, 11:29 AM #13
Some others I use include:
Originally Posted by Theblacksheep
Last.fm: Free personalised radio station
AK notepad: notepad that you can also use to setup reminders
Movie Finder: find cinemas by search or GPS and get show times and reviews
Listen: download and listen to podcasts
Places directory: use GPS to find nearest petrol stations, cafes, bars, shops, hospitals, etc
SayNoTo0870: dial an 0870 number and this software finds a cheaper alternative starting with 01
The Weather Channel: in-depth weather forecast
SnapTell: take a pic of a DVD, book, CD or its barcode and this will find you prices online, reviews and clips
The Daily Telegraph app: free newspaper on your phone
and some games:
bonsaiblast, connect4, moviz hangman, labyrinth lite, jewels, torect lite, pac-man, slide puzzle and light racer
Last edited by roty80; 18th January 2010 at 11:58 AM.
Reason: added app
18th January 2010, 11:45 AM #14
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Although not a useful app Armadillo Roll is good free tech demo/game that shows the 3D capabilities of the phone.
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