Apps

SHOPPING IN THE APP STORES FOR APPLE AND ANDROID

WHAT IS AN APP ?

  • Small Application Programme, usually written in Java
  • Initially designed for iPhones, now used by all types of Smartphone and tablets such as the iPad
  • Apple Apps work on Apple devices (iPad, iPhone) – Apple iOS
  • Android Apps work on Android Smartphones and tablets – Google Android

Smartphones
Even the cheapest Smartphones are the 21st Century Swiss Army Knife

  • Phone
  • 3G Internet data via phone system
  • Wi Fi internet Access
  • Blue Tooth connectivity
  • Global Positioning System
  • Accelerometer
  • Camera (movie and still)
  • Touch screen
  • Voice recorder
  • Voice recognition
  • Proximity sensors (so your ear does not take a picture)
  • Radio
  • Playback video
  • MP3 Player
  • Gigabytes of storage via mini SD card
  • Internet applications (e-mail, browsing, maps, skype etc)
  • Office applications
  • Pricing: from around 100 Euros (unlocked) – up to €600 (iPhone)

Tablet features

  • Like phone, but larger, high resolution screen
  • No phone !
  • Many do not have GPS or 3G
  • Too big for your pocket
  • Intended to replace netbooks
  • Pricing from around 100 € up to 800€ (iPad 3 ) top model

Android Apps

Onavo Count :

Save money on your mobile bill - avoid costly overage fees! Onavo Count puts you in control of your 3G data plan. Easy setup, three brand new widgets, tailored alerts and automatic blocking tools will keep you safe from bloated data bills.
http://tinyurl.com/78av6rd

Compass :

Compass by Catch.com is the most popular compass app available. Compass view with location display and geo-tagged notes lets you not only steer in the right direction, but view maps and keep notes of the places you visit.
http://tinyurl.com/d99ofum

GPS Test:

All your GPS information in one app. Large colourful easy to read screens.
The GPS Test app for Android is a utility that shows GPS information read from your phones internal GPS. Will support GLONASS phones. The app has several colour schemes, which could be used to match other instrumentation, used along side the app. It has a "night mode" colour scheme as well.
http://tinyurl.com/7ch49re

iOnroad

iOnRoad improves driving in real time using the power of advanced smartphones. The app uses the smartphone’s native camera, GPS and sensors to detect vehicles in front of the host vehicle, alerting drivers when they are in danger. Our Visual Radar maps objects in front of the driver in real-time, calculating the driver's current speed using native sensors. As the vehicle approaches danger, an audio-visual warning pops up to alert of a possible collision, allowing the driver to brake in time.
http://tinyurl.com/7cphg2r
Also on Apple iOs

GPS Status and Toolbox

Raw GPS data at your fingertips. Displays your GPS and sensor data: position and signal strength of satellites, accuracy, speed, acceleration, altitude, bearing, pitch, roll and battery state.
Tools included: compass with magnetic and true north, leveling tool, mark or share your location and navigate back later. Keep your GPS fast: reset it or download A-GPS data regularly for faster fixes.
http://tinyurl.com/bttd66s
Also for Apple iOs

Dolphin Browser :

Dolphin Browser HD is the FASTEST, EASIEST and most FUN mobile Web browser
Dolphin Browser is the world's first Gesture, Sonar and Add-on enabled mobile web browser on Android.
http://goo.gl/0nYOP
Also on Apple iOs

Skype:

Make free Skype-to-Skype video calls, and call phones at Skype rates on the move
Make free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they’re on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and family.
http://tinyurl.com/7u3r5ak
Also on Apple iOS

Astro File Manager / Browser

ASTRO helps organize & view your pictures, music, video, document & other files.
It's like Windows Explorer or Mac’s Finder for your phone or tablet and allows you to easily browse and organize all of your pictures, music, videos and documents. It also gives you the ability to stop processes that burn battery life and backup your apps in case you lose or change phones.
http://tinyurl.com/88pcndh
Also on Apple iOs with Jail broken apple devices

Swiss Army Knife

This app contains a set of tiny tools: a flashlight, a ruler, a timer, a stop watch, a compass a bubble level, a calculator and a magnifying glass (Android 2.2+ required)
Each tool does what it is supposed to do. There's no space for special effects like 3d compass, talking level, psychedelic flashlight etc: the goal is to have a lightweight, fast and easy to use set of tools, one "tap" away from your home screen.
http://tinyurl.com/chr2cvl

Barcode Scanner

Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.
Also share your contacts, apps, and bookmarks via QR Code.
http://tinyurl.com/874y4su
Similar apps in Apple iOs

Google Maps street View

With Street View on Google Maps, explore the world at street level.
With Google Maps Street View, you can explore the world at street level. See popular landmarks, check out places you want to visit in your hometown or far away, and take a virtual trip around the world.
http://tinyurl.com/blgcueu
(Apple and Google arguing over this)

Talk to me Cloud

One-tap speech to speech translations at your finger tips. Real-time speech to speech translator for Android.
Features:
- speech recognition in 15 languages
- output voices in over 30 languages.
http://tinyurl.com/cbooumb

The Weather Channel

Animated radar & more! Download the power of The Weather Channel to your phone.
The Weather Channel provides the most accurate and relevant weather information whenever weather matters to you. With 200+ meteorologists and, our ultra-local forecasting technology, we provide you with the weather tools you need to plan your day, week, or even the next hour.
http://tinyurl.com/coho7xz
Also on Apple iOs

Sense Analog Clock

Android Digital clock widget with Calendar, Time, System info,weather & forecast
Sense cross Analog style clock,size 4x2
http://tinyurl.com/cps6vkc

Slideit Keyboard

The innovative Android keyboard for quick and easy writing.
SlideIT keyboard is an excellent tool for entering text, replacing your touchscreen keyboard. SlideIT keyboard enables users to dramatically improve writing speed with practically no learning curve. Instead of entering text by tapping on the keyboard letters, SlideIT keyboard eases texting by sliding a finger along the keyboard letters, while the words “magically” appear on the screen
http://tinyurl.com/7ncf4dg

Agenda widget

View your events and tasks on the Android homescreen!
Highly customizable homescreen widget which allows you to show calendars and tasks from various other Android applications. It comes with various preset themes and has 3 display modes (inline, icon and date row).
http://tinyurl.com/czkexu8

Taptu

The Best News Reader App for 2011. Taptu - DJ your News.
Taptu is a social news feed reader that puts all of the stuff you're into in one app. Taptu lets you add Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the content from your favorite web sites and blogs (via RSS or Twitter) and transforms them into gorgeous visual streams.
http://tinyurl.com/c7co2jq
Also on Apple iOs

Reuters Newspro

Access professional-grade news and market data from Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source for intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Reuters News Pro gives you knowledge to act with access to latest news, photos and video, extensive financial data, corporate information and financial charting.
http://tinyurl.com/bojdj79
Also on Applie iOS

Apple Apps:

iTranslate

iTranslate is the ultimate translation tool.
Whether you're learning a new language, traveling through other countries or just need to translate an email, with iTranslate you'll never again be lost in translation!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/itranslate-free-translator/id288113403?mt=8

iTapmobile

"allows me to use the ipad as a handset to the Monitor or a computer based screen "
http://itap-mobile.com/
(Also available for Android)

Spain Maps

Do you feel online Google Maps is too slow showing you the map? Do you want an easy way to mark and remember where you are? Do you need a list of streets where you are? You don’t want to carry around a big unwieldy paper map? Tired of having the paper map blown to pieces by the wind every time you try to figure out where you are and where you need to go?
The mobile streetmaps are for you! All the map data is loaded on your iPhone or iPAd before you leave your home, so can you be on the streets, offline, and still know everything about the area you are in, and locate yourself or any street in the city. You don’t need any network connection at all once the application is installed on your iPhone – no WiFi, no 3G, no GPRS!
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/spain-maps/id408240687?mt=8

Star Walk

Astronomy guide
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/star-walk-5-stars-astronomy/id295430577?mt=8

Weather Pro

WeatherPro is developed by Europe’s largest independent weather company and therefore offers high-quality, detailed weather forecasts. The unrivalled range of weather features gets ever more comprehensive with regular updates.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/weatherpro/id294631159?mt=8

Weather HD

Weather HD turns your iPad into a simple virtual “weather station” that tells you the basics about current and future weather conditions in any locations you choose, and to do it in a visually elegant fashion.
http://www.pcworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=460617&expand=false

Penultimate

The original, easiest-to-use, best-selling handwriting app for iPad.
Penultimate gives you the fast, tactile gratification of writing on paper, with digital power and flexibility. Take notes, keep sketches, or share your next breakthrough idea — in the office, on the go, or home on the sofa.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/penultimate/id354098826?mt=8

Artstudio

ArtStudio is a professional drawing / painting application. It uses advanced mathematics to attain the highest level of quality, at the same time offering incredible performance achieved through numerous code optimizations. It still remains a fantastic tool for beginners - it contains drawing lessons showing step-by-step instruction on drawing various types of images.
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artstudio-for-ipad-draw-paint/id364017607?mt=8

FilmOn Free Live TV

Still Free! Watch all the major Networks for free still! Terrible rumours that FilmOn has sold out. Not true! You get UK and Italian and German Channel for free plus so much more.
http://itunes.apple.com/en/app/filmon-free-tv-live/id465127107?mt=8
(Only free for Apple users !)

The Night Sky

The Night Sky is a magical new app that enables you to identify the stars, planets, galaxies, constellations and even satellites you can see above. Just stand anywhere and hold your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad up to the sky and The Night Sky will display the names of the stars, planets and other objects you are able to see, just like magic!
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-night-sky/id475772902?mt=8

Contributors :

Keith Scott
Fredrik Wengelin
Anne Mitchell
Simon Beattie
Chris Betterton-Jones
…and thanks to Morris for showing us his golf swing!
The APP he used is V1 Golf…………https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.v1.v1golf2&feature=search_result&hl=en

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