My Top 5 – G1 Android Market Applications

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Well, I’ve had my G1 for a while now (in fact, I’m on my 4th G1) and I thought I should do a little App review. For those of you who don’t know the T-Mobile G1 is currently the only Android based smart phone on the market in the United States. Android is a software platform and operating system for mobile devices, based on the Linux kernel, initially developed by Google.

So without further ado, here’s to my G1! (All the apps listed below are completely FREE)

1. Twidroid

Twidroid is one of my most used applications and by and far the best Twitter client on the Android Market. If you are a twitterciple, then you need look no further for an app to handle your twitter needs. Twidroid comes with every feature you could think of from retweeting, direct messaging, posting pictures, marking a favorite…I could go on, but check it out for yourselves.

(Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/travbjork)

2. Snap Photo

Nobody likes the default Camera. Adds more image stabilization to your G1’s camera using the accelerometer to detect movement.  Further settings permit you to add location data to images, play a shutter sound, and set as default your default camera app.  It also offers advanced settings that allow you to assign a image prefixes, enable continuous shooting, control jpeg quality and whitebalance, add image effects, enable night shots, set anti-banding and picture size, and a set a self-timer.

3. Crutch

Every try downloading something from your G1 browser and get that silly “your phone doesn’t support this content” error message and it won’t let you download it? Well this nifty little app will ail your download woes. It will allow you to download anything from the net straight to your SD card, but in order to use what you downloaded, you’ll either need an appropriate application or plug your G1 to your computer and take the files off the SD card. Pretty awesome!

4. Loopt

Loopt is a great app that lets you add other friends using the application (not just G1 users but WinMo and iPhone users), and tells you where they are in relative position to where you are. It makes it easy to meet up with friends if they don’t know where they are, or if you’re just stalking an ex. Other notable features are the ability to update your status, comment on each others status’, upload pictures, plenty of privacy settings, customizable text message alerts for when a friend is within X miles of you, and on the G1 it has the ability to run in the background (unlike the iPhone version). Loopt has an option of keeping track of you all the time instead of just when you open the application.

5. ShopSavvy

If you own a G1, I’m sure you say this one coming. ShopSavvy is basically an application that utilizes a barcode scanner and a massive product database to check prices against. For christmas, I went into Best Buy and scanned just about everything I wanted to buy, ShopSavvy told me what their online price was, and Best Buy matched all the prices for me. Overall, this neat little application has saved me a over $500, and very rarely doesn’t have product information. Other features include the ability to create wishlists, notify if price drops below X dollars, product scan history, and even the ability to twitter your finds!

Well, those are my Top 5, but here are some honourable mentions!

  1. AK Notepad: It’s a notepad. A good one.
  2. Text Easy: MASS TEXTING APPLICATION!!!! Awesome.
  3. Craigsphone: By far the best Craigslist App on the G1
  4. Tunes for Android: Tons of FREE ringtones, impressive library.
  5. PicSay: Awesome photoeditor for the G1, does anything!
  6. Movies: Get local showtimes and movie summaries. Easy to use!
  7. Restaurant Search: Don’t know where to go? Use this App!
  8. imeem Mobile: Internet radio with a huge artist database.
  9. Shazam: Ever hear a song and don’t know what it is? This app will listen and tell you, and even give you the option to download it!
  10. Backgrounds: Huge G1 Wallpaper Selection

Once again, all of these applications are free!

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~ by Travis on 04/23/2009.

11 Responses to “My Top 5 – G1 Android Market Applications”

  1. Great list, I can’t wait to try some of these out!

    Here are some apps that make me love my G1:
    ‘StudyDroid’ for memorization/flashcards
    ‘RingDroid’ for sound/ringtone/alarm creation from mp3s
    ‘StreamFurious’ as a super-stable Shoutcast/Internet Radio client
    ‘WikiMobile’ to surf through wikipedia content easily

    Great post!
    Marcel Chastain
    http://mentalrise.com

    • Thanks for the comment! Studydroid I havent used before, but it sounds cool. I completely forgot about ringdroid, but it’s also one of my favourites. Streamfurious I used until I found imeem, maybe I’ll have to check it out again. Wikimobile I’ll take a look at too, I noticed the actual site takes FOREVER to load on the G1.

      Thanks for the feedback!

  2. Travis!! I love it! This is by far the best list of G1 apps out there, and I have all of them on my G1 already!!!! Absolutely fantastic!!

    • Thanks much! Tell your friends! Twitter, Facebook, Myspace! Spread the word, I’ll keep the quality information coming!

  3. […] Original post by Travis […]

  4. Smart idea lol..

  5. Thanks for the list, checking out Crutch now.

    • Let me know how you like it, or if there are any limitations on it that I didn’t know about!

  6. Thank you for the great marketing help. Realy great info. I look forward to more quality posts.

  7. I recommend you all checkout myPocketProf!

    myPocketProf allows you to synchronize all your study notes (using the classification you want) on your phone’s memory card. You can also share notes, and by share, I mean, you can see the notes of those who are sharing with you. You yourself can share a note, an entire subject, or the entire degree you are studying.

    What’s more is, by using myPocketProf to write down all your course notes, you will be able to sell them via our Online Courses payment system. You can take Online courses also written by professors and qualified tutors as well as test papers.

    The beauty of having your notes synchronized to your phone’s memory card means that you do not have to depend on network connections to view your notes. It becomes very fast. All your notes, whether in PowerPoint or Microsoft Word can be easily added (in seconds) to your free myPocketProf account. You can upload diagrams, pictures, audio & video too.

    Furthermore, you can use myPocketProf as a file sharing tool where you may want to share some coursework or audio lectures with other students.

    It is also going on the iPhone very soon followed by Windows & Symbian, which means you will be able to share your notes with other users who do not have an Android handset.

    The app also has a vast Public Library section which has Pre-University course notes, University course notes, Professional Course notes, Glossaries etc.

    This is the ideal study buddy!

    It is a brilliant way to use your time more effectively when traveling on the metro/train/bus or even at the Library where you want to have all your notes with you.

    Get the grades you want and succeed with myPocketProf!!

    Download FREE from the Android Market: Applications –> Reference –> myPocketProf.

    It is also in Chinese, French, Spanish, & Italian.

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