Android :: Comparisons Of Local Apps

Apr 1, 2010

This thread is to discuss the pros and cons of each travel app and recommend your favorite one(s). Please mention ones that aren't listed above in the poll too!

I'm not sure if "local" is the correct term to use but I'm just talking about apps like, Yelp!, WHERE, Google Places Directory, etc. I've downloaded most of them but, as with most things, there's a few things I like about each and none of them are "perfect" in my view. So I was just curious what everyone's opinion was when it came to all these apps and which one they like the best and why.

Android :: Comparisons of Local Apps


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2) Is there one source that would have all major ROMs in one place? (I'm thinking xda forums, but haven't had time to try to pour through that yet).

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