As I just ordered the newest Android phone – HTC Hero – I’m in search of some cool applications for Android. Some of the ones I definitely want to try out are listed below. The cool thing is, the most ones are free to use!
1. Buddy Runner
As I am a fan of running I need to check this one out! Buddy Runner uses your Android Device’s GPS to track your runs. Once your run is over the details of it are automatically submitted to the Buddy Runner website. Too bad I just bought Nike Plus to track my runs…
Wikitude is an augmented reality (AR) guide for the Android platform based on location-based Wikipedia and Qype content. It is a handy application for planning a trip or to find out about landmarks in your surroundings; 350,000 world-wide points of interest may be searched by GPS or by address and displayed in a list view, map view and “Augmented Reality” cam view.
Using the camera in your phone, you can scan the barcode of any product to find the best prices on the internet and at nearby, local stores. Tweakers launched a version for the Dutch market recently.
Meebo is a free IM program that supports AIM, MSN, Yahoo, MySpace IM, Google Talk, Jabber and ICQ.
With almost all the features you can imagine on a calculator, waiting for you to explore. It even has a currency converter and it can make graphics!
Choose an artist or genre and Last.fm builds the perfect playlist just for you, fresh every time, featuring your favorites and new discoveries powered by millions of Last.fm users sharing the music they love. As Last.fm is one of my favorite social sites this is a must have!
Layar shows what is around you by displaying real time digital information on top of reality through the camera of your mobile phone (Augmented Reality). This version is available in the Netherlands and has the following layars: Hyves, Tempo-Team and ING. Expect Zekur.nl and Funda soon.
With Locale, you create situations specifying conditions under which your phone’s settings should change. For example, your “At School” situation notices when your location condition is “77 Mass Ave,” and changes your ringer volume setting to vibrate.
Browse, download and read thousands of books right on your Android smartphone.
More Android Apps?
Tips? Please put them in the comments and I’ll be very happy!