Tagged: 3rd Party Applications
we have been waiting for since the launch on the T-Mobile G1. Now you can spy on all of your friend and see where they are and what they are up to without having to ask. Loopt allows you to keep track of your friends, where they are and what they are doing. You can share you location between carriers with Loopt users on AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Boost, MetroPCS and T-Mobile. Loopt is available on over 100 handsets including the iPhone and BlackBerry so all your friends can stay connected.
“From the start, our goal has been to build a ubiquitous interoperable network in which customers don’t have to worry about who has what provider or mobile device,” said Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO of Loopt. “Loopt for Android will offer all of the current core features you would expect to find in other versions, including background location updating which enables users to receive alerts when a friend is nearby. You can also view your friend’s location in satellite view or map mode as well as monitor traffic delays. Loopt also allows you to share you information with social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter or personal blogs and Web sites.
charged a ridiculous amount of money for data roaming when his data was turned off, even after being assured that he would be ok. It appears that this has caught T-Mobile’s attention and they have come fourth with an official response. The option to turn off data should work fine, but that’s not always the case as any third party application can then override this basic phone feature whenever it chooses. This then brings us back to the initial problem of not being able to kill background processes on the T-Mobile G1. From the horse's mouth: "Some third-party applications available for download on Android Market require access to the internet and have the ability to turn on data roaming when in use. Customers are informed whether an application will use this feature prior to downloading, but should also be aware when traveling outside the country."
Official T-Mobile statement: T-Mobile is committed to delivering the best experience in wireless to our customers. If a T-Mobile customer would like to use their T-Mobile G1 while outside the country, they should contact Customer Care before they leave to ask that the WorldClass feature be added to their service at no additional charge. If they choose, customers can also disable data roaming on the G1. This can be done by going through the following steps: Home Screen > Menu > Settings > Wireless Controls > Mobile Networks > Data Roaming. Some third party applications available for download on Android Market require access to the Internet and have the ability to turn on data roaming when in use. Customers are informed whether an application will use this feature prior to downloading, but should also be aware when traveling outside the country. [Via EngadgetMobile]
solution to syncing your contacts with your Android-powered handset. This method is entirely within the application itself, no need for any PC client. TouchDown securely connects to corporate exchange systems to provide users with instant access to contacts, email and calendar information. TouchDown not only provides users with a great way to fetch their information, but also allows users to check for new email and events periodically. TouchDown is designed to keep Exchange and Google information separated. "While the information is separately maintained, we do not rule out the possibility of features in the future that enable synchronization or at least selective movement between the stores", claims NitroDesk. Users can now download TouchDown from the NitroDesk website. NitroDesk plans to have their application on Handango.com. Initially users will be able to download the free trial with all of the features enabled. Licenses can then be purchased wherever the application was downloaded from for $29.99. There is no word yet on whether we will be seeing TouchDown in the Android Market. [Via PRWeb]
Phoload. Free games anyone? Phoload who has offered plenty of games and applications for many different platforms and handsets in the past, is now expanding their reach to the Android platform. T-Mobile G1 users may now navigate to the site and download applications directly through the browser and save them to your handset. Users can also rate, view and even recommend any software that they download. When you access the site through your mobile browser, it will automatically detect your device and filter the applications accordingly. Eventually there will be so many different locations to download applications from that it will get very confusing. We hope one day to get an application that will organize all of the sources in one convenient downloader such as the Installer app for the iPhone.
Pixelpipe has come to the rescue with an easy way to get photos off of your Android and out into the world. You can now upload photos to your favorite social network, micro-blog, photo/video and blog services then with Pixelpipe. There are many photo and video service that are supported including, Flickr, Picasa, YouTube, Photobucket, Nokia Ovi, Phanfare, Smugmug, vimeo, ImageShack, pikeo, webshots, kyte, FotoTime, Zooomr, Fotki, 23hq, 72 photos, ipernity, Viddler, Shutterfly, photobox, Kodak Gallery, Windows Live, Mobypicture & Gallery Menalto. As you can tell there is already plenty of support behind Pixelpipe with more to come. Pixelpipe Features include:
- Upload once and we’ll take care of the distribution, no need to send to each destination individually
- Ability to add and configure destinations from the Phone or online at Pixelpipe.com
- Complimentary desktop applications available for OS X, Windows and Linux
- Background uploading!
- Integration with the “Share” menu in other application
- Preservation of geotags when available
Tapulous, the developers of ever so popular iPhone applications such as Tap Tap Revenge, Twinkle, Fortune and now Collage, are eyeballing the Android platform for a port of Tap Tap Revenge. A developer has commented saying, “if there is a lot of demand for it, you never know…” Sounds like it is all in the hands of Android users at this point. Tap Tap Revenge is the iPhone equivalent to Guitar Hero. With the same basic concept, this application puts your rhythm skills to the test in all new ways. Tap your way through the basic beat of a song or shake left and right as the arrows fall. Right now Tap Tap Revenge is free for the iPhone with more than 40 free songs. Tapulous has even released a Nine Inch Nails version of the popular game for NIN fans. Best of all they offer Tap Tap Thursdays where every week they feature a free new exclusive track from top artist. If that wasn’t enough they also offer weekend contests and giveaway prizes that range from iTunes giftcards to backstage passes to meet your favorite rock stars. Tap Tap Revenge has been on my iPhone since day one, now I want to see it on my G1! How many of you would also like to see Tap Tap Revenge in the Android Market? [Via Android Community]