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Explain apps to me

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    I don't have an iPad or an iPhone, but have been thinking about getting one or the other eventually. Maybe for Christmas.

    What are apps? I honestly have no clue, really. I know they are, like, the Internet on steroids. But I don't know what that means in practice.
  2. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Before the jokes start flying, I'll give a serious answer.
    They're basically programs. Things like games, newspaper websites, sports scores, weather ... pretty much anything you can think of.
    Some are great (there's all sorts of recipe apps; ESPN's Scorecenter is a must if you're at all into sports; the Weather Channel's got a great one).
    Some are fun (I'm playing the hell out of online Scrabble lately).
    Some are totally fucking useless (see the Geico commercial for examples).

    Many apps are also free or just a buck or two if cost is a concern. Some will charge you for full or ad-free versions, but also offer demo versions or watered-down versions for free.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    NFL .com is great app. You can get up to date scores / stats and red zone video.

    Yahoo Fantasy Football also good is you are fantasy player.

    Amazon Cloud app is amazing. You can store all of your music on Amazon cloud and access from app.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member


    I was a fast, but mostly mediocre mid 80s wingman to James Lofton.
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  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Dick is clearly auditioning for the Andy Rooney spot on 60 Minutes.
  6. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    "Have you ever wondered which one is the 'any key'?"
  7. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    And then there's Angry Birds. :)
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Apps on my Droid phone right now:
    Amazon Kindle
    Divalicious (a shopping app my friend created, it's AMAZING, ladies)
    E! Online
    Layar (Awesome to have if you travel a lot)
    Mp3 music download
    Ringtone Maker
    Scoutmob (discounts at restaurants/etc.)
    Team Coco
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Watered down web sites that fit on your phone.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    They're not all websites. Jesus.

    Layar, for example. you pull it up if you're in an unfamiliar area. You can search for food, or drinks, or movie theaters, or starbucks, or many other things. Then you just hold your phone up, like you're taking a picture, and slowly turn. It will show you on the screen like a radar where the nearest of each is, along with a phone number and address.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    My wife has an app on her phone where she can scan a product's bar code and it instantly tells her what website or store has it for the best price. The thing is freaking amazing...

    I have most of the apps that IJAG listed.

    Ringtone maker and Ringdroid are amazing.
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    How does Ringtone maker and ringdroid work
    what do they do?
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