Paid for apps tied to device, account, credit card?
I had this issue on my iPhone, where I bought several apps, one in particular I really liked called BeatMaker (wish multi-tap was possible on Android 2.0.. I'd be working on a similar app for Android if we could hit several keys at once!!). When I gave my iPhone to my sister-in-law, she was not allowed to keep those apps.. that is to say, changing accounts required a phone reset, clearing everything. I then asked if I could move those apps to my wife's iPhone.. same account as me, we got 5 phones on that account. I was told nope.. they were tied to the device and acct. Whether this is a mistake or not.. is the same issue present on Android phones? I mean.. if I decide to upgrade to a better phone in a year, can I move my paid for apps to it? What about if I lose this phone and replace it.. or what if I get my wife on my verizon plan, and want to give her an app instead that I paid for.. is that possible? I am unclear as to the "rules" of paid for apps, especially bought thru the store.
Pinch Zoom on the Moto Droid
I just got a Moto Droid frm Verizon, and today while playing with the Google Map application, I was able to "pinch zoom" it works both ways, but you have to use the center of the screen to make it work. I recently added Pic Say, which also supports "pinch" zoom. Don't know if this added the "pinch" zoom to the map.
Pic Say free version (which I have) also supports the "pinch zoom" in the center of the screen, and has some neat photo editing features, which are fully implemented in the "Pro" version. If you wan to play with "pinch" zoom, you can do this on the fee version.
I just tried the "pinch" zoom on my wife's phone (Motot Droid) which does NOT have Picsay loaded, and the 'pinch" zoom woked with her Google Map as well. It seems, the Droid supports multi touch and pinch zoom, it is the applications that are not supporting the features.