Posts From Scott Webster

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Site Changes

Hey guys – Just wanted to drop in and let you know about some of the things we’ve been doing behind the scenes here at AndroidGuys.  Hopefully it gives you

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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

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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

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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

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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?

App Reviews

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

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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

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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

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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

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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