I don’t know about you, but when I’m hungry I need to eat asap — or else someone’s going to lose an eye (or worse.) My husband will testify to that: he’s been on the receiving end of that disaster in progress. Add that fact and the road trips that we enjoy together, and you’ll have the makings for a disaster of epic proportions, especially if I’m both tired and hungry. But then I discovered the Let’s Eat! app.
That’s what’s cool about the Let’s Eat! app that I just downloaded onto my (Android, thank you very much) phone. Instead of having to wander through reader reviews and 10,000 menu options to find something nearby, I just have to let the app find my location and then everything within 1km, or around .62 miles, pops up. With the help of Google maps, it even gives me directions on how to get to the restaurant, diner or gas station of my choosing. Yes, I’m not above eating a gas station hot dog. Most of them are quite tasty. But, I digress…
The graphics on the app are simple and straightforward. You don’t need any flashing or blinking icons, or any annoying restaurant reviews when all that you want to do is find something to eat before your wife starts beating on you. (Right, Josh?)
You can find the Let’s Eat! app on the Android Market here, or search from your cell phone. For 99 cents, how can you go wrong?
I had a dream last night that I owned an iPhone. Considering the fact that I’m an avowed PC user, it was strange. Either I brought it on by admiring these super cool Star Trek iPhone cases on the Think Geek website, or I watched the Star Wars trilogies too many times over the weekend and my subconscious is telling me to turn to The Dark Side.
Either way, it was weird.
And just for the record, I want a Motorola Droid RAZR, not an iPhone. Yikes.
I can’t stop playing with my new phone. So far, I’ve downloaded close to 30 different apps, some of them being useful (news, weather, email) and some just good, plain fun - games!
Here are my top five games, thus far, in no particular order:
1) Fruit Ninja. I can’t stop playing it! Who knew that Ninja’s hate fruit? LOL
2) Bubble Blast 2. Another one that I can’t stop playing. The sound effects are cool and the puzzles actually require a bit of skill and luck.
3) Angry Birds. I love it. The pigs stole the birds’ eggs, so you have to slingshot the birds to attack the pigs. Weird, but cool.
4) Curling. I set it up on two-player and Josh and I challenge each other. He gets mad when I win.
5) Paper Toss. It’s hard and I get annoyed at it, but I’ll beat it eventually!
I just activated my new phone. I went from an Samsung Omnia 2 windows phone (and piece of crap) to the Droid X. So far all I’ve done is curse the fact that I couldn’t use Back Up Assistant on my old phone, so I have to load all of my contacts in by hand. One at a time. (I’m apologizing in advance for calling everybody by mistake as I hit the wrong buttons.)
So far all I’ve done is add 3 phone numbers and about 15 apps. One of the coolest by far is Google Sky Map (and it’s FREE!) In case you haven’t heard of it, it looks up your location via GPS and then gives you a map that tells you which stars and constellations are above your head. All you have to do is hold your phone up and watch as everything aligns. Of course it’s November in Ohio, so odds are it’ll be too cloudy to test it out tonight, but I like having it anyway.
Another cool one is HomePipe. All you need to do is go to HomePipe.net and download it on your computer, then download the app onto your phone. It moves all of your documents into a digital “cloud” so they can be accessed from your cell phone, iPad or another computer. I like that idea. I’m forever forgetting to download things and send them to my dad (sorry!) so this way I can just zap them to him from my phone when he reminds me for the upteenth time about those air show photos.
The best thing about the Droid X is the sheer amount of memory that it comes with. My Omnia 2 came with squat. You could add a memory card to it (and I did) but I wasn’t able to save apps to the card, so the teeny tiny hard drive filled up quickly. With my Droid, I don’t have to worry about it. Heck, it even came with a Kindle app! Now I need to buy an ebook so I can test it out. Hmmm… decisions, decisions.
(Disclaimer – I bought the phone myself and was not paid in any way by either Verizon or Google or anyone else for that matter. These are my opinions and if I want to drool incessantly over my new toy, I will.)