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Apps Compendium of Expediter Android Apps and Links

Discussion in 'The Tech Shop' started by TeamCozumel, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. TeamCozumel

    TeamCozumel Seasoned Expediter

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    This is a follow up to the post "Confessions of a Droid User. It will be updated when I can get logged in. This is a compendium of Android apps mentioned by users in the EO tech thread. It is not intended to "show-up" what's been shared already but rather to glean from posts/threads for the sake of having one central place for all the apps we find useful. As EO members add to this thread I will be happy to edit the OP and add them. Most of these apps are mentioned by other EO members in other posts/threads so special thanks to all of the EO folks who helped with this.

    Business:
    Google Maps
    My Dat Truck Stops
    Cargo Decoder (Free)
    $$ Cargo Decoder Plus Module
    Radar Now
    TruckSmart
    $$ CamScanner
    $$ Zip Code Finder
    $$ Weatherbug Elite
    Yellowbook
    Gasbuddy

    Personal/Business (Including Audio):
    Pageonce Money and Bills
    Craigslist
    Tunein Radio (Allows you to listen to several truck shows and ATN (America's Truckin' Network)
    $$ Sirius XM On Your Android Device
    Slacker Radio
    Pandora Radio
    Easy Reminder
    TV.com
    doubleTwist Player
    Color Note
    Colorflashlight
    Wikidroid for Wikipedia
    Language Translator
    Poynt (Locates Restaurants, Movies, Shopping)
    Google Places
    Radio Apps (lots to chose from)
    Audiobook Options

    Games / Entertainment:
    Stupid Zombies
    Angry Birds
    Jewels
    Bubble Blast 2
    Crazy Snowboard
    Geared
    Trapball


    If you have questions about any of these apps, please try to find the answer via the links before asking here. It may help to keep this thread short and concise. If you can't find the answer in the link then post your question, by all means and those who are reviewing should be able to offer some insight.

    I did not find all these apps! So a BIG THANK YOU is in order to the following EO members who contributed to this short project based on their earlier posts: Camper, dad4evr1, Dakota, dieseldiva, Falligator, golfournut, idtrans, Miss Kat, scottm4211,

    Other EO posts on this topic:Which Droid apps, Android Radio Apps, TA Android App, Most useful android apps, Favorite Smartphone Apps...


    Don't see your app? Please feel free to post it or send a PM and I'll do my best to add it to the list quickly.

    If I have neglected to recognize any posters please PM me so I can update this list.
     
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  2. LDB

    LDB Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    This is very helpful. I've made it a sticky. Let's keep it on topic please and add other good apps to it when possible.
     
    • Dakota

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      great list, I do notice a few mispelling but since they are links it will be okay:)
       
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      This is an excellent list. Major kudos for putting it together.
       
    • pearlpro

      pearlpro Expert Expediter

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      Heres a cool new app called VOXER it puts the PUSH TO TALK capability on any Apple or Andriod phone it works very well, Although I suggest you build your own ROOMS and add freinds as you want rather then click the FACEBOOK app which will join you with all your facebook friends...

      VOXER
       
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      pearlpro Expert Expediter

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      Two more great APPS

      RAINDAR

      Raindar is a great radar tool with Hi quality images and radar, storm tracking...

      LOOKOUT Mobile Security

      Lookout lets you register and if your phone is lost you cane LOCATE, OR WIPE IT also you can make your phone sound an alarm that a PERP cant turn off until they pull the battery...its also a great Malware tool....

      SCANNER RADIO

      Lets you listen to Police, Ambulance, Fire and Emergency weather anywhere in the country, several settings for scanning .....works very well
       
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      ohiomike08 Expert Expediter Owner/Operator

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      I've used Voxer for about 6 months, and it's a great app. It's as close as you'll get to Nextel.

      Sent from my PC36100 using EO Forums
       
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      FlyingVan Moderator Staff Member Owner/Operator

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      Another one I use is

      Mileage.

      Every time I fuel, I enter in the number of gallons, price and mileage and it gives you statistics like mpg, cost per mile, etc.

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      using verizons MiFi and having trouble connecting once I turn a page. Any suggestions??
       
    • Lawrence
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      What device are you on?
       
    • mzraik

      mzraik Active Expediter

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      Hi Everyone,

      Here are 2 more new apps that I created to help me on the road.
      The first is called TruckComm. It's had plenty of revisions, and like all works of art, it seems it's never finished.
      TruckComm2.
      I use it to send to my Dispatcher/Wife my where abouts and Load Status using SMS (Text Messaging).
      I simply check the boxes, after entering the load reference, BOL, POD, Stop Number, etc., and hit Send.
      Pics are attached.
      bolandpod.jpg

      The second is LoadRate. This one I created to prevent those pesky folks who offer us the freight, from taking advantage of our usually tired state of mind. I can quickly assess whether I should pass on a load.
      It saves my MPG and my Preferred rate, so when the offer comes through, I can enter it and instantly know if the offer is low and by how much, plus, an estimated cost of the fuel it will take.

      I added a What If section to use for the rapid paced changes the often occur while on the phone negotiating. It has tipped the scales in my favor more than once.
      Take a Look.
      LoadRate
      loadrate.jpg
       
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