Talking about apps, todays Wall Street Journal has an article that the Encyclopasdia Britannica is about to
launch an iPad app containing it's entire content.
My favorite app is the Walking Tour in Chicago "Get Capone"
Well if they made it cheap enough, kids might start referencing the Encyclopedia again rather than Wikipedia. Might be a GOOD thing!
I still miss Microsoft Encarta, the original encyclopedia "app" though.
For T V programmers, one screen is NOT enough.
Big T V channels are getting ready to launch tablet apps linked to their broadcasts and used
simultaneously with the TV shows.
The hope is that viewers will tune in live and interact.
Mint.com app for Android Devices. I love having a one click view of my portfolios, both business and consumer.
BofA app for Android Devices (and hopefully one day an HP Touchpad App).
Webex or Skype for Android Devices to conduct on-the-go meetings and conferences.
ESPN Scorecenter for Android Devices to get live scoring for games I may be missing on the road.
Accuweather is by far my favorite weather application. Quick, detailed and accurate weather reports are important when preparing for meetings, etc.
Facebook/Twitter apps for updating fans on special events, promotions, financial reports, etc.
Business Card Reader. Do I need to explain this one?
That's just a small list of some of my favorites for business. Of course there are my favorite personal apps...
Angry Birds. Oh come on, who doesn't love this game?
I am sure there are a bunch of apps that I am missing, especially since there are over 250K apps on Android Marketplace, and 20K apps on HP Marketplace.
Believe it or not, I do weatherbug paid version for android instead. It's not quite as good as the ipad version was but it's saved my butt a few times with plans.
I played around with the paid version of Weatherbug. It's not a bad app, but Accuweather just seems to have a lot more to offer.
Anyone who knows phones knows that the mobile/cell phone has evolved and developed for years into what it is today. What was once a bulky device that did nothing more than make wireless phone calls away from the desk has now become the businessman's "mobile command center". In today's hectic business environment, there isn't enough time in the day to sit in an office managing business and then venture out to finish up the personal meetings and face-to-face aspects of the job so many smart business people have turned to smart phones! And what helps drive a smart phone for the smart consumer? The applications the owner installs to get the information they need quickly and effectively. Steve Strauss has written an interesting piece about Using Apps for Business that is definitely worth a read for anyone who utilizes their smart phone for business!
What's your favourite app?
I'm interested in seeing the variety of apps you, the community members, use and what apps get the best reviews from you guys! Let's discuss!