Originally Posted by scottgun
I believe these apps are dependent on other apks that handle google accounts and sync data. Any insight would be appreciated.
That's correct, if you look at the instructions for the Nook Color, one of the steps is to install GApps, that's a bunch of libraries plus the APKs for Gmail, Maps and such. The nook touch most likely does not have the libraries (like the NC), so installing the APKs alone won't work.