AppCast 9: Comixology, Facebook Chat, 3D Maps, and More


This week was chock full of new apps and games, but there’s only so much we can shove into one video. I take a look at some of the more significant updates and new app releases, such as Facebook FINALLY adding chat features. I also take a look at the new Google Maps, Amazon’s big Kindle update to bring in magazine and newspaper content, and a new app from Comixology that should get any comic fan excited. If that wasn’t enough, a tour of the new version of the Android market awaits you if you have yet to be updated. There’s a lot more to be had, too, so be sure to watch this week’s edition of the Phandroid AppCast.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Quentin, the 3D buildings feature only works when viewing a location that has the building data. Try New York City.

  2. The PlayStation app will be released before Christmas, this is version 1.0 which will be available for UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and The Netherlands.

    Version 1.1 which will include the other Countries will be released in Januari 2011

    So it’s really a good start of the new year..

    Quentyn thanx for the video review mate, you made me interested in some apps. Nice to see how it works instead of just reading about it..

    Play on Playa

  3. Hey,

    You may want to try by clearing all filters to let the 3d maps work. I found that the other day on my MyTouch4G. You need to unselect all the filters.

  4. Check ReChat (facebook chat for android):
    – multiple accounts;
    – plain/bubble views. Customize avatar/font sizes.
    – font packs (download separate apk to keep memory).
    – full Unicode support;
    – favorites (always in contact list);
    – customize income message notification: default sound/your sound file, LED, vibration, status bar notification.
    – chat history. Export (email) selected messages, open chat messages, whole history for a contact, whole history for all contacts. Archive attachment with 7zip.

    Facebook features:
    – all non-chat permissions are revoked, customize period, “revoke now”.
    – upload image/short video (several share options)
    – send image/short video to a contact (private wall post).
    – send message to a contact (as a private event or private wall post).
    – set status message.

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