Apps we love...

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  1. Rixter

    Rixter Well-Known Member

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    #1 Rixter, Aug 11, 2011
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    Hey I thot it would be good if we could start sharing apps that we like. I'm a lowly BlackBerry owner so my choices aren't as vast some smartphone owners.

    Today a colleague at work recommended GasBuddy available at BlackBerry world or GasBuddy Mobile Applications

    It uses the GPS on your smartphone to display the stations near you, in real time, and sorted by price. Works right across North America.

    GasBuddy works on BlackBerry, Android, iPhone, and Windows Mobile

    I tried it today and it's fantastic!

    I give it :Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup::Thumbsup: (out of 5)
     
  2. OldBlue

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    Gas Buddy is a good one. I've been a member since 2004, and use it all the time, first on my iPod Touch and now on my Droid X.
     
  3. KittyMini

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    Shazam for the iPhone. Love it. :Thumbsup:
    It listens and tells you who is playing on the radio and the name of the song.
     
  4. Nathan

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    This changes almost daily for me.

    Yesterday it was Cut The Rope, a fun little game that makes you think a bit.

    Today...who knows, it's still early
     
  5. Zapski

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    Throw in another recommendation for GasBuddy.

    WAZE is a good free navigation app if you have the bandwidth (I'm lucky and am grandfathered into an unlimited data plan).

    Pandora for tunes

    NPR News app for streaming Car Talk (which you can also podcast if you want)

    Greatest Drive to find good routes for motoring (it's a bit better than MINI Link in that regard)

    And I can't recommend Urbanspoon enough for finding restaurants.

    Most of these should be available on Android as well as iPhone, and all are free downloads. The streaming ones do require that you have the bandwidth though, and the phone companies are getting stingy with that these days.
     
  6. Nathan

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    The problem with GasBuddy is that it relies on Crowd Sourcing and if you are in an area where these is not much of a crowd the data is suspect. I've been using iGasUp. The app does cost but the data is more up to date as it uses credit card transactions for more up to date information. With prices changing as fast as they do these days I think it gives a more accurate picture.
     
  7. Gil-galad

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    Gas Cubby - a great alternative to maintaining a "paper" record of gas mileage and maintenance; has an online synch feature for preserving data

    RadarUS - the best weather radar app; GPS-enabled so it allows you to track adverse weather on-the-fly (i.e., while motoring) and adjust your route if warranted

    ForumRunner - for staying connected with MA :Thumbsup:
     
  8. Michigan Mini

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    #8 Michigan Mini, Aug 13, 2011
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    Road Trip Lite, the free version of Road Trip. Tracks mileage, MPG and price per gallon. It provides the MPG for the last fill up and a running average. There is a graph that displays the changes from fill to fill. No fancy bells or whistles, just basic info.

    I just downloaded Gas Buddy. Sounds like a useful app and with all of the recommendations, I had to try it.

    Thumbs up on Shazam and Pandora.

    ESPN ScoreCenter is handy. Very customizable. Has everything from Pro Hockey to College Football. And it's free.

    Motor On!
    Chris
     
  9. DneprDave

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    Oh, Apps! I thought it said Apes.

    Nevermind, I gotta clean my glasses.

    Dave

    p.s. I like Curious George
     
  10. CHKMINI

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    Open Table ...it has gotten me reservations when a direct phone call didn't.
     
  11. Rixter

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    Dave have you gone to watch Planet of the Apps yet? :lol::lol::lol:
     
  12. Metalman

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    Here's one I snatched recently and it's freeeeeeee......

    DerManDar..... Takes panorama's, with software that stitches the scene together. The final pic on the Iphone is seamless end to end, unlike my example from my dog walk this morning. Look closely and you can see my little buddy....

    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  13. Rixter

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    Chuck. That's pretty good! I'll have to see if there's a BlackBerry version, but I doubt it
     
  14. Nathan

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    Bummer, no support for those of us with el cheapo 3GS iPhones.
     
  15. Metalman

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    Yeah, it relies on the built in gyroscope of Iphone 4 to splice the images together..
     
  16. Nathan

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    I'm in the need of new iPhone, I'm getting horrible battery life and I've somehow got schmutz around the button rendering it useless at times. However, I'm holding off a few more months till the latest is released.
     
  17. TATTRAT

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    Google Sky

    My Tracks is AWESOME, tracks your routes, breaks them down into legs, and gives specific stats. HIGHLY recommend for motoring/creating routes, and joyrides. Uploads maps right to your google maps account too, so sharing is super easy.

    Netflix

    Ping Chat. Free, group texts, group messages, no data used.

    Relax and Sleep

    Yelp
     
  18. Nathan

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    Oh the conundrum...


    So much work to do and a new update to Angry Birds Rio...

    The temptation is great with this one.
     
  19. agranger

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    I've had a Tiny Tower addiction for a month or two. UPDATE NOW! I need more floors! :D
     
  20. AAONMS

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    Another vote for GasCubby...
    Also a nod to Road Trip.
     

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