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JamesK 2010-08-30 08:32 AM

Goggles was already installed on my Nexus One. I was experimenting with it the other day. I tried reading bar codes, translating text, recognizing my notebook etc. It looks interesting.

TKG26 2010-08-30 09:18 AM

Shazam: very cool for those times your listining to the radio enjoying a tune but the DJ does not repeat the name of the song or artist. Used it at a pub on the weekend and it made out the music playing more times then none.

http://www.shazam.com/

apn 2010-08-30 11:11 AM

I really like the "Places" app pre-installed on my Nexus One.

I was in southern NY over the weekend and the ability to find things relative to current GPS location proved very useful.

What's for Dinner? Well, here's a list of nearby restaurants, with reviews, links, map and directions.
Where's the nearest gas station, ATM, Home Depot, Lowe's?

Very handy when you're in unfamiliar territory!

Yads 2010-08-30 05:36 PM

I like Zedge more than Ringlert, less permissions too.

JamesK 2010-09-06 11:31 AM

Another app is "TuneIn Radio", which receives radio stations via the internet.

apn 2010-09-07 02:42 PM

I've found Key Ring to be a useful tool to manage the many loyalty cards that formerly stuffed my wallet.

CrazyCDN 2010-09-08 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apn (Post 1147650)
I've found Key Ring to be a useful tool to manage the many loyalty cards that formerly stuffed my wallet.

@apn - I tried that app and couldn't get it to work at two of the stores I used it at the most. Does scanning it work on your phone?

Yads 2010-09-13 02:35 PM

I'm curious too, I tried air miles and safeway card at safeway and could not get it to scan. I have a Nexus One.

apn 2010-09-15 04:33 AM

Hmm, I just used at LCBO for the first time (Nexus One). It seemed to scan OK, but kept returning invalid number. When the clerk manually entered the air miles card # it still came back invalid.

When I got home I checked the app and found that it added a '5' digit to the end of the air miles card #, which might be why I had a problem. I deleted and re-entered my air miles card, hoping a recent app upgrade might resolve it, but the card # still had the extra digit on the end.

Here are some tips for successful scanning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eksEYwtyhFA

CrazyCDN 2010-09-15 11:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by apn (Post 1151638)
Hmm, I just used at LCBO for the first time (Nexus One). It seemed to scan OK, but kept returning invalid number. When the clerk manually entered the air miles card # it still came back invalid.

When I got home I checked the app and found that it added a '5' digit to the end of the air miles card #, which might be why I had a problem. I deleted and re-entered my air miles card, hoping a recent app upgrade might resolve it, but the card # still had the extra digit on the end.

Here are some tips for successful scanning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eksEYwtyhFA

I wonder if it's the AMOLED screen on my Galaxy S that's the problem. The scanners at Sobeys and the LCBO didn't pick up anything.

BGY11 2010-09-16 10:25 PM

Recently tried out Google Sky Map and it seemed to work quite well. It's great for anyone who likes astronomy, or just wonders what that bright star/planet is in the sky.

You can either scroll through the sky map as usual, or you can use the phone's accelerometer/sensors to pinpoint an exact location in the sky.

eimaj 2010-10-25 04:10 PM

Recently was trying a couple text to speech apps and found that Vlingo is superior to Shoutout.

TKG26 2010-10-25 11:50 PM

Just a shout out to Appbrain.. This has made my android app life much easier. ITs a must have and really is a replacement for marketplace.. I love the ability to browse on my computers for apps and send them to my phone.

BGY11 2010-11-21 09:46 PM

In my ongoing hunt for a music player that worked well and provided gapless playback, I've finally managed to find one that's close enough: PowerAmp. While not mentioned as a feature, I noticed that track changes are extremely quick with this app (near-gapless). The program seems to take a couple of seconds to load, but once it does it's fairly speedy overall. You can even choose between folder or tag-based navigation.

The free version is apparently time-limited, but to me it seems well worth the $5 upgrade price. It has replaced MortPlayer for me.

recneps77 2010-11-21 10:14 PM

I've had no issues with the native music app - what do you mean by gapless?
When songs end the next one plays instantly (the only pause is in the music file itself, if any) and selecting a new song/next/prev is the same - no delay

Perhaps the app changed for 2.2? (assuming you are not running 2.2, of course)


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