My tech skills are severely lacking when it comes to mobile technology! Hopefully, I’m going to be able to catch up. As a new droid user, I’m just beginning to figure out which apps I want to use. While on vacation in Texas, I found the following apps to be useful – especially while sitting in the airport wondering when/if our plane would arrive.
- Southwest (to check in and to check flight status)
- The Weather Channel (could look at radar and see why an airport was closed)
- Twitter (could search for tweets about said closed airport)
- Airport Info Lite
- Android Power Control (allowed me to quickly turn on/off wifi, bluetooth, gps, & syncing and adjust brightness)
For fun, I downloaded the following apps
The c:geo app allowed me to use my phone as a gps and go geocaching with my brother and family. My phone worked almost as well as their portable GPS’s. I didn’t actually use the Google night sky because the trees and/or clouds hid most of the stars.
I had tried to find an app to locate restaurants, etc. However, my nephew (in law) pointed me to a better app: Yelp
Today, I added two apps to my knowledge base:
- Microsoft Tag Reader –
- Key Ring Reward Cards – entered my library card, reward cards and professional org membership #s – VERY USEFUL
I’m sure these apps are just the tip of the iceberg as I learn how to use this new technology. It’s a fascinating new world.