What Apps Will You Share With Family Today? [PLUS PICKEM FOOTBALL!]


Alright, I’m on the road watching my brother and sister helplessly try and bump apps which got me thinking… what app or capability am I most eager to share with my family today?

First I’d say the Phandroid/AndroidForums/AndroidApplications app which is well on its way to a public beta. Then I’d say a “secret project” codenamed CC that you’ll likely see a post about in the next couple weeks. But what about public apps that my folks could download themselves?

Here are a quick few I’ve been using a lot lately, and why I’ll share them:

  • This American Life – definitely family appropriate, this “App” version of the public radio program is stellar. College kids and younger should share this with their uncles, aunts and grandparents to impress them with their maturity level. And trust me, you’ll love it yourself
  • DropBox is a productivity app I think a lot of people would use/enjoy if the knew how easy it was to set up
  • City Jump has become my new favorite game to waste time
  • Groupick is the “app” version of City Jump for me – another fun time waster that isn’t game oriented but instead allows you to answer random questions or pose a question of your own. I’ll share this with cousins who will get a kick out of it.

Football Thanksgiving

Although my Droid Pro isn’t an app, I’ll DEFINITELY be showing my review unit to my two Uncle’s who are heavy BlackBerry users. They both need new phones but haven’t seen an Android phone they like based on form factor. They like their BlackBerries but are eager to try out this “Android” they’ve heard so much about. What I’ve shown them they love… but they’re waiting for a more familiar feel. The Droid Pro might be it.

I’ll also be showing them off some sports apps while watching today’s NFL Games. The Verizon NFL App, Sports Tap, Scoreboard by Google and some others. Although today’s games have clear “favorites”, let’s see how many people pick the underdog in these games. Who do you think will win each?

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Alright… NOW… what apps are YOU going to share with family and friends today? Let us know in the comments!

Rob Jackson
I'm an Android and Tech lover, but first and foremost I consider myself a creative thinker and entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for ideas of all sizes. I'm a sports lover who cheers for the Orange (College), Ravens (NFL), (Orioles), and Yankees (long story). I live in Baltimore and wear it on my sleeve, with an Under Armour logo. I also love traveling... where do you want to go?

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  1. It’s interesting how we’re all “working” for the Android cause. I definitely consider myself an Android ambassador because I readily show off my Android phone and love to take time explaining what Android is all about.

    We’re all doing an amazing marketing job for Google / Android. Yet we don’t expect “pay” or “thanks” from Google. Our reward is more Android awesomeness in the form of future hardware / software.

    What do you “phans” think? Why do you promote Android?

  2. I’ve been an Android user from the very beginning (TMO G1) and have been a big “than” since. I have converted many of my friends and family over the past 3 years. But, there are a few handouts. A couple still use BB, and one other swears by the IPhone. This is not for a lack of trying, either.

    I have tried all of the other smartphones, and I have found that the Android platform is the most fun and user friendly. I use it to surf the net, check email, text, make calls (of course, duh!) And handle my personal life (appointments, important dates…etc.) I would be lost without my Android. So, I will continue the crusade to convert the non-believers to our little mechanical, green friend and make our world a better place….:-)

  3. Though I’m “into” this stuff, I don’t assume that anyone else is. With the exception of my brother (who recently got a Droid) and my wife and kids (whose phones I bought), and one friend with a Blackberry, I have no idea what phone other people have, and I don’t care. And I’d be shocked if any of them knew or cared what phone I have.

    I sent my brother links to Gas Buddy and some other app, and a week later I asked him about it and he generally seemed disinterested. At that point I questioned why he would even buy a smartphone in the first place.

  4. I will be at my sisters all day with the entire family (about 15 people). My sister just got a new Roku box and I’m sure the kids will be enjoying it while the adults are sitting around the table. Being the developer of RoMote Roku DVP Remote for Android, I will use that time to test my latest update for RoMote (available for download from the Android market, soon), and at the same time mess with the kids by pausing, rewinding, and so on, while they are trying to watch.

    This concludes my shameless plug for RoMote Roku DVP Remote for Android. Its free, so go get it!!

  5. i dont have an android phone yet but i convinced some of my family and alot of friends to get android. Android is aboslutly amazing and controllable to ur likings and open.

  6. Just gave my brother the gift of MeCanto. I will rid him of his i*od Touch if it kills me. He’s got the android, A**ple is no longer needed dammit!

  7. Just curious, but what does this mean?

    “watching my brother and sister helplessly try and bump apps”

  8. well i shared shazam encore and music junk to a droid incredible user who didnt understand his phone at all…restoring his love for his phone

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