One of the great things about the various iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) is that, out of the box, there is a ton of functionality built in, allowing you to utilize the many functions of a cell phone, personal information manager, camera, and multimedia player in just one screen. While this is a lot of power in a user’s hand, there is room for improvement. To that end, I am going to take a look at each of the apps on the iOS home screen and offer alternatives which can either replace or augment what Apple offers.
I had the pleasure of watching last year’s DCI World Championships from the press box of Lucas Oil Stadium last year, reporting as part of the Drum Corps Planet Live From the Stands series. I also have the Blu-Ray discs, thanks to my lovely wife who gave them to me for Christmas. I tell you all this because last year’s championships were definitely worth seeing and hearing and, regardless of whether or not you’ve experienced the 2010 championships already, you’ll want to experience them given the chance.
Some of the apps I’ve reviewed for the iPhone have counterparts on Android. Here is a list of the free ones:
I will add links to each soon.