1. DroidForums.net is currently undergoing a major software upgrade. If you are experiencing any problems logging in please: Contact Us

Is GIZMODO Reliable for App Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by StupidGenius, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. StupidGenius
    Offline

    StupidGenius Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Westchester County, NY
  2. keiichi25
    Offline

    keiichi25 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think some of those are subjective... They aren't 'essential' as they make it out to be, I mean, while I use Locale, you don't NEED it unless you want something that actually notes your location for phone needs and such. Some of the other stuff are literally recommendations versus actually 'need to have', like "Hey, you should check this out."

    Saw a few apps I haven't really investigated, and some I inquired about cause I was unsure how to search for it, (Like Shazam for identifying songs by sound). So it isn't completely unreliable, but just take the suggestions as they are, suggestions. :)
  3. MrCapcom
    Offline

    MrCapcom New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2009
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Philly
    Yea for the most part just go try them for yourself if they work keep if not then delete it. I saw that list too and bookmarked it lol
  4. Boris Badenov
    Offline

    Boris Badenov New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    In your blind spot
    As reliable as anybody else...

    the question is - what do YOU do with your phone!
  5. JayMonster
    Offline

    JayMonster New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    They are opinions, the only thing you can count on from Gizmodo is the offhanded knocks of anything not Apple, for example from the Facebook description "Yes, it's vastly inferior to its iPhone counterpart—an unfortunately common theme for Android apps" (While I agree with them about Facebook, I hardly believe this is a "common theme")

    This is a list of apps that have gotten the most notoriety... I am not sure that actually constitutes "essential" though. Things like Layars I think is cool, but with insufficient data (especially outside major areas) to be considered a must have.

    Others like WApedia are questionable choices. But over all a good starting point for somebody looking for a list of popular apps.
  6. StupidGenius
    Offline

    StupidGenius Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    585
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Westchester County, NY
    Yeah, you're all right. The beauty of the Android OS is it's customization/personalization aspect. So I guess your choice of App is definitely dependent on your own style.

    The Astro "task killer" app seemed interesting but I need to investigate if it's anymore robust than the app most people here have downloaded.

    Thanks for advice.
  7. JayMonster
    Offline

    JayMonster New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Honestly... I didn't even realize that Astro "killed" apps. I use it as a File Manager, so to that extent, yes it is more than the one trick pony than the popular ATK.
  8. takeshi
    Offline

    takeshi New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Messages:
    4,600
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    If your needs/wants are in line with the writer's - yes. Same as any review/recommendation.
Search tags for this page
how dependable is gizmodo for its review?
,
how reliable is gizmodo
,
how trustworthy is gizmodo
,

is gizmodo reliable

,
is gizmodo reliable?