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Offline BackInTheSaddle

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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #15 on: August 24, 2014, 04:48:06 pm »
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MyRadar - shows the weather radar near your current position.  Comes in faster than The Weather Channel.
AroundMe - shows points of interest near your current position.  Restaurants, gas, bank, hotel, etc. by category and distance from your location.
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2014, 07:59:59 pm »
Waze works pretty well around population centers and is as good as the Wazers (as the users are called) who report the LEO's. I've found them pretty good. False reports occur when a LEO is there, then moves, and no one updates. You can update it just before you pass the spot but if you wait too long, it fades out and someone behind has to do it. It's user driven.

It's also especially good around Atlanta for giving really up to the minute traffic and slowdowns. It reminds me of Facebook crossed with CB radio. You can even message a Wazer ahead of you on the road for a real time update if they respond. The GPS function works well in areas with good phone coverage but seems to run off cell towers. I've found places in rural areas where the Waze app fails for navigation and I have to switch to GPS based systems.
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2015, 10:27:31 pm »
You're VERY welcome silly cagers.....    keep the ham-muh down we got the WAZE app!

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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2015, 08:57:29 am »
Google glympse is a neat app lets you track a persons progress in real time. My step daughter just came down and she sent me  a glympse  which let me see here route on the map.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glympse.android.glympse&hl=en
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2015, 01:08:24 pm »
Google glympse is a neat app lets you track a persons progress in real time. My step daughter just came down and she sent me  a glympse  which let me see here route on the map.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.glympse.android.glympse&hl=en
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We're going to try using it on a large group motorcycle ride.  Occasionally, the group gets separated, and if several of us have Glympse running, hopefully it will help us find each other.  30+ riders with guys that forget to make sure that the rest of the group is behind them when we make turns.   :nuts: 
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2015, 02:02:18 pm »
waze has that feature too, but then again google owns waze and its google maps on steroids
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2015, 05:22:49 pm »
 I think on Waze, if you 'friend' someone it will show you when they are close. That is if they are logged on and not set to invisible. 8)
 What I like about waze, is when I use it with bluetooth,(Sena SMH10), it will over lay audible warnings and directions over my music.
Keeps me from having to look at the phone while riding.
    Turn on the tunes, set waze and head off and not have to take my eyes off the crazy cages.  ;D
I think it will even do basic voice commands but if I need more info or changes I wait for a place to pull off.

Waze like google maps is dependent on cell data.
So for more rustic locations I us my garmin or (OSMAnd+) app. It lets you download maps by state and the 1st few are free. It only uses GPS no cell towers needed.


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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2015, 06:00:15 pm »
Wonder how Glympse compares with Bubbler?
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2015, 09:06:28 am »
Glympse
- wife sends me one so I know when to have dinner warmed up by the time she gets through traffic

WeekCal
- displays shared calendar entries so she knows what weekends I have a ride planned or not.

Local TV weather website vs Weather Channel
- checks and balances to make sure the forecasts follow each other's predictions

IMDB
- because I watch older (80's, 90's) movies and love to know trivia about them

Pandora, iHeart Radio, SimpleRadio, Tunein Radio
- free music only, radio stations from around the world.  Love hearing Aussie forecasts of 13C in February!

Dice Roller
- don't carry a Quarter to flip anymore

U-Verse
- record pgms when away.  Sneakily change upstairs channel while wife is watching.  Childish, but funny.

BigFish Casino
- free Roulette which I like to play waiting in line, sitting in the dentist's office

Cribbage, Angry Birds, Word with Friends, Tug of Words
- fun stuff

QuizUp
- great, great games played with people around the world.
-- I am relearning the French I studied long ago. Now playing against Louisianans, Sri Lankans, Iraquis, and others. Way cool!

AC-130
- just to shoot 'em up

Yelp
- great app for exploring different towns you ride to

SWconnect
- used with Spotwalla.com to report my trip progress so wife doesn't worry as much where I am

Navigon (owned by Garmin but is not a native Garmin product)
- used for trip routes with converted GPX files
-- kind of a pain to have to convert Garmin routes to waypoints but the app does work well when followed

ShopSavvy
- scan a barcode and get pricing from other sources

QR Scanner
- read codes to take you to websites

ShotTimer
- practice drills
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2015, 10:25:46 am »
Radio Reference  http://wiki.radioreference.com/index.php/Live_Audio
Good for those who wish to listen on on public safety (LE) radios. 
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2015, 10:47:49 am »
Any apps for severe weather warnings that travel with you?
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2015, 05:14:34 pm »
Any apps for severe weather warnings that travel with you?

I use Radar Express. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appdlab.radarexpress

Free and easy to check when I am out on the bike and when planning trips.
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2015, 06:46:05 am »
Just downloaded and created an account with Uber. Anybody use this? I need a ride to the airport in Austin on Thursday and plan to use it. Do they come when they say they will?

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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2015, 07:07:38 am »
I think on Waze, if you 'friend' someone it will show you when they are close. That is if they are logged on and not set to invisible. 8)
 What I like about waze, is when I use it with bluetooth,(Sena SMH10), it will over lay audible warnings and directions over my music.
Keeps me from having to look at the phone while riding.
    Turn on the tunes, set waze and head off and not have to take my eyes off the crazy cages.  ;D
I think it will even do basic voice commands but if I need more info or changes I wait for a place to pull off.

Waze like google maps is dependent on cell data.
So for more rustic locations I us my garmin or (OSMAnd+) app. It lets you download maps by state and the 1st few are free. It only uses GPS no cell towers needed.


My phone- Galaxy S5 active (Water Resistant) full bluetooth cabablities.
My Garmin - old out of date hands free only bluetooth. not Water Resistant.


waze will only show you're location to another individual if you have purposely shared that. 

Going "invisible" will only make you appear to be offline (whether you are or not).  Otherwise you're friends see you're logged on and can beep you and such
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Re: Smart phone Apps we like
« Reply #29 on: May 19, 2015, 11:16:34 am »
Any apps for severe weather warnings that travel with you?

the Weather Channel app will show textual warnings from the National Weather Service for the area you are checking on.  You should be stopped while checking this, of course.
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