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    Android Apps

    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
    Wifi Analyzer:
    WiFinder:

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    and i'm not a star trek fan.

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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

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    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!
    My trackball doesnt wander but I'm on 1.76.61.3 FW 1.5 non-rooted hero.

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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)
    Dolphin Browser
    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)
    pkt ebay
    shazam (music recogniser)
    Solo Lite (Fun app - virtual guitar!)
    WaveSecure (MUST HAVE APP!)

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    You don't need anything else.

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    app inquiry

    have you all been using the getfugu application?

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    Quote Originally Posted by owen1978 View Post
    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)
    Dolphin Browser
    imusic (download & listen to music for free!)
    IxMat Scanner (Barcode scanner useful for reading apps of computer screen)
    Shop Savvy (scans barcodes on itepms and searches online & local for cheaper prices)
    pkt ebay
    shazam (music recogniser)
    Solo Lite (Fun app - virtual guitar!)
    WaveSecure (MUST HAVE APP!)
    I made the same choice, this is a cheaper, yet far more versertle gadget
    What a phone! For the first time ever, I have a latest handset.
    How do I download the apps?

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    Got it!
    Have noticed that phone performance is affected when additional apps r installed

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    Quote Originally Posted by projector1 View Post
    Got it!
    Have noticed that phone performance is affected when additional apps r installed
    Nope mine seems fine.

    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 04:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theblacksheep View Post
    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
    Wifi Analyzer:
    WiFinder:
    Some others I use include:
    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 12:58 PM. Reason: added app

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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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