7 Steps to Fix The Android Market

There is no mistaking it.  The Android Market needs help.  As more apps are added,  and the Android user base grows, the complaints about its shortcomings are keeping step.  I’ve seen both developers and Android fans alike chime in with ways they feel it could be improved. I’ve ...

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Podcast 004 – Interview with 1Cast

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony Bontrager, CEO of 1Cast. I was able to snag him for a half hour and discuss the company, their app, and what the future holds for both.  If you are not familiar with 1Cast, I definitely suggest checking out their free app.  Available in the ...

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Rhetorical Questions

I’ve been thinking a lot about Android lately.  Imagine that!  As I go back and look through some of the things that have happened over the last year, there are a lot of unanswered questions that come to mind. Here’s a handful of questions that I’ve been kicking around my ...

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Getting Noticed in The Android Market – Will Anyone Ever Dethrone the Current Kings?

It's going to get harder and harder for developers to stand out in the Android Market. What will it take to get apps ranked in the top echelon? Is it even feasible at this point or do today's top titles have too strong of a grip?

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App Review: AndFTP

Practical application that handles file transfer and other FTP functionality like a desktop client. Transferring music and photos from your desktop or remote server are a breeze!

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Snaptell & Shazam Video Reviews

I’ve been talking these last few days with John Walton who does work over at PhoneDog.  He’s a very cool guy who puts together app reviews and most often includes these fun-to-watch videos.  Today, I’m gonna embed a double app review that he did on Snaptell and Shazam. ...

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App Review: StreamFurious

Streaming music application that delivers on its promise with nothing extra. It doesn't chew up system resources or slow performance down. It's small enough that this app ought to stay on your Android handset once it's installed.

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App Review: TeleNav GPS Navigator

If you don't already own a GPS device then you need to grab this for your Android handset. It's everything you expect from a stand alone unit in a convenient size. One of the most fully realized apps I've had a chance to play with.

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App Review: Google My Tracks

Title: My Tracks Developer: Google Available: Now, Android Market Cost: FREE When I first saw My Tracks in the Android Market, I quickly passed it over never thinking it was something I would find useful.  Why do I need a program on my phone that records my GPS tracks?  I already have a ...

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Book Review: Professional Android Application Development

It’s books like these that make me consider writing my own app for Android.  Since I have zero software development under my belt, I used to think I wouldn’t know where to go if I wanted to start.  That was until I got my hands on Reto Meier’s book, Professional Android ...

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App Review: Movie Finder

Considerably more helpful than doing a Google search for local movie theaters and showtimes. GPS auto locate works well even in EDGE network. Subtle changes to app over time have it moving in the right direction.

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Android Market to see Paid Apps Within a Week? Why Not?

Yesterday was relatively quite day in the land of Android, save for one small mention in a Wall Street Journal article. Hiding at the very end of a piece called Microsoft to Bolster Cellphone Strategy was a paragraph that alleges that the Market will start offering paid apps this week. Google, ...

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App Review: Tippobillosplitamus

A fresh take on the same old, same old. Clean, easy to navigate interface makes it stand out from all the other bill splitting and tip calculator applications we've played with so far. Not short on options either.

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Android 1.1 SDK Released

Effective immediately, developers have been given access to the Android 1.1 SDK. According to the official Android Developers Blog, this recent release see few “minor, but useful” changes. There are a few API’s changes available for development including: Adds annotations for ...

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Book Review: T-Mobile G1 for Dummies

Everyone knows the Dummies books. They’ve been around for years now and chances are good you’ve paged through one at least once. I was fortunate enough to get a copy of T-Mobile G1 for Dummies last week for review. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical as to what I might ...

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