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Old 01-27-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
Alan_C began at the beginning.
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Device: Kobo Arc
Recommended basic set of apps for a newbie with an Arc?

Hi, this may be asking for trouble but as a newbie to Android (never even owned a smart phone) I really don't know anything about apps.

I have browsed the App Store for a few things like something for UK train times and tickets, something for the local weather forecast, etc. but been alternately rather overwhelmed by the number of offerings, or underwhelmed by the lack of support.

So, can anyone make a few recommendations as a starting point?

I *need* things like:
  • train times,
  • antivirus
  • an alternative app store and downloader/installer
I *want* things like:
  • TV catch - up for the main UK channels,
  • local weather,
  • radio stations (main UK ones and any really good English - language offerings from the rest of the World),
  • UK news,
  • a music player,
  • and maybe a video player as well?
  • Uk traffic alerts

What else should I think about?

I hope that, one day, we'll get mobile BBC iPlayer support, but meanwhile I've downloaded an old version of Flash Player (as suggested in forum) and learned how to use Firefox to access the desktop site for BBC iPlayer. Is there something similar I need to do to get access to the Met Office?

I'm ready for your suggestions!

Last edited by Alan_C; 01-27-2013 at 06:14 PM. Reason: Added new needs: AV, app store, traffic alerts
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