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Any Nook versions of apps better than Google Play versions?

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There are several apps I use on my iPod Touch that I want to use on my Nook as well.  I see that there are Nook Store versions and Play Store versions of apps like Evernote and Pandora and that they can't be installed simultaneously.  Are there any good reasons to choose the Nook-specific versions?

My basic guess on the difference between the Nook and Play versions would be that the Nook versions would be better optimized for Nook but that they probably aren't kept as up-to-date in features as the regular Android versions given that this requires the developers to spend money on keeping them up-to-date and the install base is probably smaller on the Nook versions than for the general Android versions of these apps, so those probably get prioritized.  I could definitely be wrong, so if there are any compelling reasons to choose the Nook versions on any apps that have Play versions that anyone knows of please let me know... Thank you!

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Re: Any Nook versions of apps better than Google Play versions?

The main reason for going with a Nook version of an app is if you prefer the older version over the latest version. For instance, EA's Real Racing 2 is still available in the Nook App store, while it's been replaced by Real Racing 3 in the Google Play store. While Real Racing 3 is a good app, I'm not a big fan its "freemium" nature and prefer the "non-freemium" Real Racing 2.

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Re: Any Nook versions of apps better than Google Play versions?

YMMV but I prefer the "old" NOOK Netflix app to the new one in the Play Store. The interface is much more responsive.

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Re: Any Nook versions of apps better than Google Play versions?

And in my case, the Nook version of Twitter keeps crashing out on me (and it came on the darn thing!) so I'm forced to go with something else. Now THAT'S irritating. I actually prefer TweetCaster Pro but I EXPECT all software that comes on a device to work as it should.  I can't even uninstall the offending app.  :smileymad:

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Re: Any Nook versions of apps better than Google Play versions?

The Google Play/Play Store Facebook app is better than the Nook version.

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Re: Any Nook versions of apps better than Google Play versions?

If you happen to use TextNow, the Nook version was better for me (enabled white text on dark input area.)
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Re: Any Nook versions of apps better than Google Play versions?

epicurious has a free google app and a 5 dollar nook app.

 

The nook app is optimized for high res screens, where the Play app is the classic 'big phone app' circa 2010.

 

Whether 5 bucks is worth it for a pretty face is up to you.

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