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I have on my Android at the moment:
First Aid Assist A First Aid 'reminder'
Grid Reference Will convert your GPS location into OS co-ordinates
Peak.ar Want to know what that mountain is in the distance? Hold the phone upto it and it will overlay the peaks onto your screen
Rainy Days Shows the weather radar for the UK so you can get an idea when the clouds and rain are about to arrive.
Androids also come pre-loaded with Google Sky Map (tells you what stars you are looking at) and My Tracks (will track you and the results can be uploaded to Google Maps or as various file formats (GPX, KML, CSV and TCX).
I've also just found British Hills which lists all the Munro's, Marylins etc in the UK. It looks quite good and it allows you to tick off the ones you've done.
Sig's are a waste of bandwidth...
Excellent, thanks Sworldy.
Everyone, please continue to post any Outdoors apps for Androids, since my Symbian will almost certainly be turning into an Android shortly!
I was going to mention My Tracks too but I see Sworld already has it down. There's a few there I would like to check.
Kate, any idea on handset yet?
EDIT: Seems that First Aid Assist isn't on market for Wildfire, often if an app was made before it got released it misses the market as they can't gurantee it will work.
I've got the Desire Kate and while it is a good phone I'm unsure if I would get one again after using it.
It's not the battery issue (all smart phones will have a short battery life) however the Desire doesn't have a big internal memory. The Android 2.2 operating system does address this to an extent by allowing Apps to be moved onto the memory card but some things cannot be moved.
Flash, for example, takes a 11MB(!) chunk of memory to work and I've had to remove it from the phone to allow software upgrades to download properly.
I can't recommend an alternative at the moment as I'm still tied into a contract but it is worth looking for a phone with a large internal memory or one that will allow you to use external memory.
I just got the Desire (non HD), great phone and functionality.
I havent found the same problem as Mr Sworld yet, but had an issue setting e-mail up through Orange. I managed to get a bigger battery and new back of e-bay for £10 which seems to help.
Dont intend to use the GPS unless I really need to when out - but what feedback is there on viewranger.
Oh! and my vote goes to Google sky maps as well.
Just resurrecting this thread as my Android phone is coming a month earlier than expected following a theft yesterday. So, apart from adding Ray Junior's My Grid Ref to the list, any other Android apps that'd be worth looking at?
Including a decend backgammon program if anyone's come across one
Can't add any more apps to those listed above but I find that the mobile website version of Met Office valuable as it provides the mountain specific forecasts.
BTW good apps but not walking specific include Dilbert, Phone Usage, GPS Status, Opera mini, Vlingo.
BTW I have the HTC Wildfire and would highly recommend it.
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