Android applications unveiled

With the launch of the T-Mobile G1, the UK's first mobile phone to operate on the Android market only a week away, the operator has divulged a shortlist of fifty applications that will be available to download immediately for free. Ranging from a barcode scanner to provide the best available product prices to a local information service that uses the phones onboard GPS functionality to provide information from Wikipedia, there's plenty on offer. Other gems include Cooking Capsules and Cocktail! which uses the internet to scour the web to provide recipes and contents for meals and cocktails based on the contents of your kitchen and drinks cabinet, while SplashPlay will teach you how to play the guitar by streaming video over the web.

 

Applications available free on Android Market from 30 October

 

Shopping

Barcode Scanner v2.1 - Scans and recognises the barcode of any product

ShopSavvy - Compares prices online and on the high street

CompareEverywhere - Scans barcodes and gives directions to local stores using Google maps

 

Lifestyle

Mandelbrot Map - Map viewer

Krystle II - Pet your phone

Pocket Seismograph - Monitors the phone's accelerometer

Translate - Translation tool

Pro Football Live! - Football news / information

BreadCrumbz - Navigate via user-generated pictures

e-ventr - Event organizer and friendship scout

iMap WeatherTM - Weather application

Ecorio - Track and reduce your carbon footprint, "green community"

Cocktail! - Database of cocktails

Cooking Capsules Taster - Cooking application

Wikitude - AR Travel - Mobile travel guide

AccuWeather.com - Global weather

 

Multimedia

Shazam   - Identify music, store and buy music

PicSay  - Personalize pictures with text

Panoramio - Finds pictures of interesting places in your area

TuneWiki - Next generation social media player

BlueBrush - Draw with friends, share the same canvas

Video Player v.01 - Plays video files off of the G1's SD card

Photostream - Photo browser for Flickr

Ringdroid - Create ringtones

SplashPlay - Music application

 

Productivity

QuickList - To do lists

WikiMobile Encyclopedia - Wikipedia for mobile devices

Maverick - IM compatible to Google Talk

 

Tools

Radar -  Draw a bearing between the user's current location and latitude/longitude

Task Switcher - Search-Space is the new "Alt-Tab"

Spare Parts - Android developing tool

Text-To-Speech Translator - Text-to-speech services

Any Cut v0.5 - Home shortcuts to "anything" on your web or your phone

Locale - Manages phone settings based on conditions (e.g. location)

Contacts De-Duper - De-duplicate your contacts to streamline your contacts folder

Shutter Spead - Detailed camera settings to make the most of the in-built camera and web access

DiskUsage - Utility to examine SD card content to manage what you store on your phone

Rings Extended - Replaces standard ringtones

 

Games & Puzzles

PAC-MAN by Namco

Metamath Solitaire

MisMisMatch

Anagrams v0.2

Slide Puzzle

Divide and Conquer!

CB Blackjack

Bubble Bash

Bonsai Blast

Balls 2 The Wall

Tetris

Android Says

Written by Mobile Choice
Mobile Choice

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