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Gowalla downplays check-ins, turns Android app into the social travel guide

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The check-in wars often put Gowalla in direct competition with Foursquare, but it has become clear that Foursquare has already become the “where are my friends?” app of choice. Rather than continue to fight a l…

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Android Apps Alert #73: 10 Interesting Recent Android Apps

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Let’s just get down to it: there are a lot of Android apps and not enough time in the day to grab them all. That doesn’t mean  there’s no fun in trying. Each week, Androinica.com recaps the late…

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TripIt says Android users don’t travel as often, updates app to make it easier anyway

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TripIt has introduced a new design for its popular Android travel app. The new design makes jumping from one section to another easier, reduces file size, and brings all the information from a traveler’…

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Android Apps Alert #72: Free Calls & Footballs

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A labeling snafu led to a false start last week, but this is the 72nd edition of Android Apps Alert. Androinica.com checks the Android Market each week to enhance your Android experience, then we pick some of the…

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GateGuru gets you through the airport with all necessary info [App Reviews]

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The summer travel season is in full effect, so now might be a good time to tell you about a new Android app that aims to make your trek though the airport a more sensible experience. GateGuru is a travel companion th…

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Google Maps Android app adds live schedule for mass transit in select cities

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Barely two weeks ago, Google updated its Google Maps Android app to make it easier to locate nearby transit stations and get direction. Clearly that wasn’t an advanced enough to satisfy the always-busy…

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Google Maps for Android gets better transit info, check-ins

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Google Maps for Android, which seems to be updated each month, has made its monthly refresh in the Android Market. Google has continued the trend of improving the “social” experience of using Map…

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Google Earth now looks and performs better on Android tablets

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The lack of Android tablet apps has been a thorn in the side of Honeycomb users everywhere. Things are thankfully starting to pick-up, and we’re seeing an uptick in apps that are being optimized for use on…

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DailyRoads Voyager Android app records the road, including hit and run case

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I’ve seen plenty of drivers record themselves speaking or singing along to music in the car, but rarely have I seen an Android phone recording the road. One Tennessee resident actually films his daily dr…

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Broadcastr shares audio stories tied to location; it’s like Story Corps for Android

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One of my favorite things about NPR is Story Corps, an oral history program that allows people to tell personal stories that they can share with the world. Broadcastr is similar because it shares audio tales tie…

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FlightBoard and FlightTrack serve as great airport companions [Android App Reviews]

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Thanks to Android, I spend a great deal of time in airports. In fact, attending tech conferences and press events for Android phones has made it so I haven’t gone more than two months without going through…

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Gowalla checks-in with Android app that links with Facebook and Foursquare [App Reviews]

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Gowalla CEO Josh Williams calls this “the best app ever created for Android,” but that’s just eager hype. Gowalla is just like the dozen other “check-in” apps used on Android…

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WHERE and Bump help friends find “Perfect Places”

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WHERE already supplies entertainment recommendations based on user preferences and history. The latest version of the app, which incorporates technology from Bump, can now provide restaurant suggestion…

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MapQuest brings free voice navigation to Android

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Move over, Google Maps. MapQuest has announced today that its mapping software is available for free to Android users. MapQuest now provides voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, searching for a destinat…

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Google Maps adds Latitude check-ins, aim square at Foursquare

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Location is big business. Mobile is big business. Taking advantage of both? That’s gigantic business. That’s why no one should be surprised to hear Google make a major update to its Map applicati…

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