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Equito Passim
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Just got a Driod X.. Any tips? Must-have accessories? Must have Apps?


-Gonz
 

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Gonzo, Check out this thread I started last week on aps, a few good ones there.
 

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I like Speed View, obviously things like Google Maps.

Skype is nice to chat with friends even if overseas.

I like rooting the phone too and using programs like Titanium Backup and WifiTether to stream internet to other devices.

There's a bunch of other randoms... you askin about good apps for riding or just any at all?

Mort

Yea, they're watching you now !!!!!!!!!!!!!:icon_susp

Btw, since 2006 all phones by law have tracking enabled, even with the phone off... they can remote activate your microphone as well.

During the recent Casey Anthony trial we found out the phone companies record your location 35,000 times (and retain the information) every two days.

... don't matter if it's a smart phone anymore.

Mort
 

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Equito Passim
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What I want is something like a Dashboard App... Zumo GPS unit does this:



You input how many miles you will get from a tank, and GPS tracks your mileage and the gauge goes down as you ride.. Also, a Speedometer, compass point, etc...

Can't seem to find anything like that.

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What I want is something like a Dashboard App... Zumo GPS unit does this:



You input how many miles you will get from a tank, and GPS tracks your mileage and the gauge goes down as you ride.. Also, a Speedometer, compass point, etc...

Can't seem to find anything like that.

-Gonz
Check out this one, doesn't have the fuel guage, but is similar.
http://thespinninghead.com/wordpress/?page_id=212

This one is a good fuel log for keeping track of MPG, and maintainence cost, as well as a fuel/cost/mileage calculator.
https://market.android.com/details?id=ch.simonmorgenthaler.fuellog
 

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pandora for radio
my tracks for gps -> see link
but the first app should be antivirus it will save you for buying another phone if you start downloading apps that are bad
 

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I use the following often:

Lookout Security
Locale
Pandora
PDANet (tethering to my laptop for free)
Google Listen
Handcent SMS (test messaging)
Album Art Grabber (if you move music over)
My Maps
Rain Alarm Pro (alerts you when your close to rain...awesome for bike trips)
Skyfire (lets you view websites like your on a PC)


That's some of the ones I use often.
 

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Equito Passim
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heh... I just happened across an Freelance Andriod App Designer looking for new projects..

I explained how MC Speedo's could be, legally, off by up to 10% and that a good majority of bikes dont have a fuel gauge... He said he couldnt find anything like the fuel gauge, and sounded pretty excited to make something that isn't out there already, and how basing it off math instead of an actual sending unit didnt sound that tough.

So, basing it off the Zumo Picture, he said he would give it a shot! :)



-Gonz
 
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