10 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2013 4:26 PM by TnTexas

    We have Google Play Store, now what?

      OK, we've got it.  What have/are you downloading?

       

      I'm interested in the audiobook apps, I think I'll download Audible and Downpour.  This was the biggest hole in the BN app store for me.

       

      I would be great to hear what others are getting, now that we can.

       

      Matt

        • Re: We have Google Play Store, now what?
          bklvr896
          Not a thing so far. I use my Nook HD to read.
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              Dang, I forgot about Downpour. I've gotten several free audiobooks from them.

               

              Mostly I've gotten reading, library or book related apps because I'm basically just a reader.  I got Audible, Kindle, Dolphin and add ons, Zinio and Calibre Companion. I may have to get app killer. I don't play many games though I have purchased some through BN already and I'll keep using them for now when I do play. I also d/l comixology but haven't had time to play with it. More than happy with the few I got though hubby tells me I need more. Ack. I don't need all these media apps...I don't watch TV when I'm alone so I'm even less likely to watch anything on my device. I'd have to be pretty bored and I'm usually in the middle of a good book instead.

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              bestem

              Shaky Tower  My sister had it on her phone, and I kept stealing her phone to play it one summer when we were both at my dad's for a week.  She then decided to delete it off her phone.  The next time I saw her she kept hiding her phone so I wouldn't download it again.  I'm happy to be able to play it myself.

               

              If I could install apps from outside sources, I'd install the Humble Bundle app, and some of the game apps I got from them.  But I'm happy enough with Shaky Tower for now  =)

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                  celandinehobbit

                  Downloaded 'Shaky Tower' to try out. Thanks for the suggestion bestem:smileyhappy:

                   

                  Compulsivereader - Is there an app to play audio books downloaded from other sources? I believe what I have is all mp3 and it's fine playing them as is, but having an app with different features (bookmarking, etc) would be nice. 

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                      celandinehobbit wrote:

                      Downloaded 'Shaky Tower' to try out. Thanks for the suggestion bestem:smileyhappy:

                       

                      Compulsivereader - Is there an app to play audio books downloaded from other sources? I believe what I have is all mp3 and it's fine playing them as is, but having an app with different features (bookmarking, etc) would be nice. 


                      Don't know yet. I haven't had time to play too much but I'll post if I find something.

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                        jaquellae

                        celandinehobbit wrote:

                        Downloaded 'Shaky Tower' to try out. Thanks for the suggestion bestem:smileyhappy:

                         

                        Compulsivereader - Is there an app to play audio books downloaded from other sources? I believe what I have is all mp3 and it's fine playing them as is, but having an app with different features (bookmarking, etc) would be nice. 


                        Try searching for "Smart Audiobook". I'm not to sure how well it'll work on the HD or HD+, since I don't have either, but I've used it on my Android phone. There's a free and paid version, so it's worth a try on the free version.

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                      Don't officially "have it" yet ~ its not rolled out to my Nook Color, and I haven't upgraded yet ~ but I can tell you what they will be by looking at the apps that I have downloaded on my Android Player and from the Google Play store on my rooted Nook Color:

                       

                      Video: In addition to Netflix, Youtube, Nook Video and Flixster (including downloads since the HD won't be rooted):

                        Crunchyroll, Viki, Funimation if it works (I think the incompatibility I experience is between the more limited NC video coprocessor hardware and Funimations encodes), HBO Go

                       

                      Reading, in addition to Nook books and Overdrive: Wattpad, Kindle, Blio, FBreader

                       

                      Manga: In addition to Nook Comics and GEN pdf's: Perfect Reader for golden age public domain comics, as far as manga, nothing, yet, JManga shut down

                       

                      Social Media: SB Nation

                       

                      Games, in addition to Angry Birds and the gems game from Nook apps: Vector Pinball.

                       

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                          I've been running CM10 from SD for months and booting into stock only for magazines, so I'm taking this opportunity to see if the 2.1 update makes stock viable as a daily driver. I already have a lot of purchased and free apps in Play. Of those that did not work, the most disappointing are Google Voice (no VoIP calls or texting from my tablet, but I didn't do much of either) and Fancy Widgets (used this one all the time, but there are lots of alternatives). 

                           

                          Of those that do work, my standbys are Mantano Reader (epubs), Perfect Viewer (cbr/cbz comics), Chrome signed in and synced w/ my desktop, and Unified Remote to use my tablet as a remote/touchpad for my PC. I keep thinking about switching back to Team Viewer in place of Unified Remote. Team Viewer is free for personal use and can be used over the internet with multiple machines (not just within your network like UR), but doesn't have all the app-specific and task-specific remotes of UR. Like many of my purchased Play apps, I got UR on sale.

                           

                          For games, Zen Pinball HD is my standby--I've bought 3 tables in addition to the free one, and they each have great variety and depth of play. World of Goo is a fun physics puzzler, and Triple Town is a cute, simple, but addictive strategy game. 

                           

                          I don't use my tablet much for music (my phone or PC handle that), but Google Play Music is awesome for streaming access to your own music collection, especially if you buy music from Google, which is about the only place I buy music anymore. Songza is also great for those "I don't know what I want to listen to" moments.

                           

                          Calibre Companion has been mentioned, and it is my preferred way to get books into Mantano.

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                              laurieb52

                              I downloaded Cinema now because I had one preordered DVD with UV that could only be watched through this app. The DVD with a separate UV redemption code was picked up today, so I doubt I'll ever use this app again.

                               

                              Also the Kindle app and Calibre companion, amazon MP3 and Listnote for for transcribing spoken lists to text.

                          • Re: We have Google Play Store, now what?
                            TnTexas

                            I also added the Kindle and the Audible apps and the Netflix app and one called Old Time Radio Player. The other apps I have on it are all from B&N.