Author Topic: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please  (Read 16703 times)

Re: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please
« Reply #175 on: December 04, 2013, 02:25:49 pm »
The one I'm looking forward to is realtime subtitling of humans (in whatever language).  We're not there yet, but it'll be a game-changer when it happens.

Molished



For Google Ear, they might call  it babelfish. Shame they used that for a basic translation service, eh?

LEE

Re: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please
« Reply #176 on: December 04, 2013, 03:50:43 pm »
It will save councils millions.

All you need is an augmented view of crappy towns.

Bradford without Google Glass



Bradford when viewed through Google Glass


David Martin

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Re: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please
« Reply #177 on: December 04, 2013, 11:30:40 pm »
Thinking about upgrading my phone to ICS/JB - currently on 2.3.5. It is an HTC desire S - should I stay or should I go?
"By creating we think. By living we learn" - Patrick Geddes

Re: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please
« Reply #178 on: December 05, 2013, 09:35:17 am »
Thinking about upgrading my phone to ICS/JB - currently on 2.3.5. It is an HTC desire S - should I stay or should I go?

Fboab upgraded her Samsung S2 to ICS, and she thinks the hardware struggles to keep up; some things are definitely more sluggish. Maybe something to consider - check some mobile forums to see if anyone else has reported their experiences with the HTC?

Re: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please
« Reply #179 on: December 05, 2013, 10:41:08 am »
Is there a Jelly Bean distro likely to appear? Noticed that my 4, 7 and 10 are all way more snappy, and it's meant to be good for lower power devices.

Re: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please
« Reply #180 on: December 05, 2013, 10:41:39 am »
Google translate app is amazing.  You select translation languages, then speak, write, or take an image of text (highlighting area of interest), and it will translate it, and speak it for you.   

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.translate&hl=en

Word Lens (for modern Android phones and iPhones) is amazing.

Don't believe me?  This is a photo of my phone running Word lens.

...

Looks good.  Unfortunately at £2.99 - breaks my thrifty free-app-only policy. 
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.  EOW.

DaveJ

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Re: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please
« Reply #181 on: December 05, 2013, 10:55:21 pm »
Thinking about upgrading my phone to ICS/JB - currently on 2.3.5. It is an HTC desire S - should I stay or should I go?

I updated my Desire S to ICS and regretted it.  It seemed to have problems maintaining a WiFi connection afterwards, and the update broke the automatic recognition of phone numbers so that if there was a phone number in my calendar, when you touched it, the calendar crashed.  Collateral damage from the Apple patent wars and widely reported.

Dave

Valiant

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Re: Good Android Apps - free or otherwise - recommendations please
« Reply #182 on: February 11, 2014, 02:33:58 pm »
So I just started using City Mapper. Fuck me it's amazing. It does everything to do with travel. Tell it where you want to go and it'll give you routes for walking, cycling (fast and slow), and how many approx calories, it'll tell you how much in cabs, which buses, tubes or trams you can take there.

It'll show you the nearest bus stops and display a arrivals timetable that seems to be more accurate than tfl's own, click on it again and it'll show you were the bus is atm. It also shows you were the boris bikes are and how many bikes/docks available. Also does tube information.

Seriously, would have paid £15 for this app but it's free. Only downside is that it doesn't tie with your contacts, so you can't just say take me to teh Charlotte's Seekrit Bunker but c'est la vie. Only works in London, Paris and NY though.
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