Episode 14 – We’ve Got Mail
- Listener Questions and Apology
- From CJ Brown, “I use calorie counter by fat secret, and cardio trainer, both free both 4 to 5 stars. In 18 months, lost 125 pounds.”
- From VK7HSE, aka Scott Evans, “Hi Guys, I was wondering if it would be possible to increase the number of active entries in the RSS feed to say 30 or 50 so that all episodes show up… Thoughts ?”
- From Robert Munro, “We are looking for people willing to spread the word about DroidCon(London 28-29 Oct 2010). The event is a well-rounded combination of Development, UX and Business related presentations on Android. There are some places for bloggers/podcasters to attend for free in exchange for reportage, by prior arrangement.” The event website is http://www.droidcon.co.uk/
- From Jeff, “I enjoy the Android Buffet. I have a question for you about the breakout cables you mentioned a couple of shows back. Where did you find them? I have been searching forums and sites with no luck. Could you send me a link to the company you got the cables from. Thanks.” (Answer: kvconnection.com)
- From Barry Williams, “On your discussion in episode 10 over a us carrier potentially switching from cdma to gsm and the problems it may cause in Australia Telstra did this a few years ago. They had been running both gsm and cdma with cdma being used mainly by country folk because it offered greater coverage. However when 3g came out they opted to switch cdma users to 3g on the 850mhz band which they branded nextg and converted all their cdma towers to nextg towers and offered increasing incentives to cdma customers to switch to nextg until they eventually turned off cdma it was a major operation and they may of had to completely buy new handsets for the last cdma hold outs but they eventually got there. However that does not mean that customers can use any phone because it has to support the 850mhz band which is not common here, I think it is more common in the US, so pretty much only phones bought from telstra work on nextg which has the largest coverage, other phones will work but they only get coverage in the city.”
- Platform News
- App News
- Astrid – now with Google Tasks
- Buzzvoice is now free. From their blog.
- CoPilot Live USA(Install via AppBrain) now available for $4.99. Offers 3-D guide voice direction with street level maps stored on your handset instead of requiring data use. An add-on service which adds route calculation factoring in real-time traffic and current conditions is available at a charge of $9.99/yr.
- New beta of the Dropbox App – No longer is always on as a service, better background handling, etc.
- Android Widget Recommendations
- Vignette (~$3.93, Install via AppBrain, Website) – Camera App, includes 62 built in camera and film effects and 20 frame styles. Offers option to save location and to save original version of image. Gallery of Vignette appears below
- Developer’s Corner