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T-Mobile G1 Android application marketplace – the inaugural list!

When, on the 30th of October, you walk out your local T-Mobile Shop with your brand new G1 Google Android phone, what applications will you be able to download?

Well, I’ll tell you.

We’ve got the list from T-Mobile:

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Shopping
Barcode Scanner v2.1 – Scans and recognises the barcode of any product
ShopSavvy – Compares prices online and on the high street
CompareEverywhere – Scans barcodes gives directions to local stores using Google maps

Lifestyle
Mandelbrot Map – Map viewer
Krystle II – Pet your phone
Pocket Seismograph – Monitors the phone’s accelerometer
Translate – Translation tool
Pro Football Live! – Football news / information
BreadCrumbz – Navigate via user-generated pictures
e-ventr – Event organizer and friendship scout
iMap Weatherâ„¢ – Weather application
Ecorio – Track and reduce your carbon footprint, “green community”
Cocktail! – Database of cocktails
Cooking Capsules Taster – Cooking application
Wikitude – AR Trav… Mobile travel guide
AccuWeather.com – Global weather

Multimedia
Shazam – Identify music, store and buy music
PicSay – Personalize pictures with text
Panoramio – Finds pictures of interesting places in your area
TuneWiki – Next generation social media player
BlueBrush – Draw with friends, share the same canvas
Video Player v.01 – Plays video files off of the G1’s SD card
Photostream – Photo browser for Flickr
Ringdroid – Create ringtones
SplashPlay – Music application

Productivity
QuickList – To do lists
WikiMobile Encyclopedia – Wikipedia for mobile devices
Maverick – IM compatible to Google Talk

Tools
Radar – Draw a bearing between the user’s current location and latitude/longitude
Task Switcher – Search-Space is the new “Alt-Tab” (need better definition)
Spare Parts – Android developing tool
Text-To-Speech Translator – Text-to-speech services
Any Cut v0.5 – Home shortcuts to “anything” on your web or your phone
Locale – Manages phone settings based on conditions (e.g. location)
Contacts De-Duper – De-duplicate your contacts to streamline your contacts folder
Shutter Spead – Detailed camera settings to make the most of the in-built camera and web access
DiskUsage – Utility to examine SD card content to manage what you store on your phone
Rings Extended – Replaces standard ringtones

Games & Puzzles
PAC-MAN by Namco
Metamath Solitaire
MisMisMatch
Anagrams v0.2
Slide Puzzle
Divide and Conquer!
CB Blackjack
Bubble Bash
Bonsai Blast
Balls 2 The Wall
Tetris
Android Says…

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Get IN!

I can’t wait to get shopping. The innovation is just phenomenal. This is what’s it’s all about. Finally we’re getting there.

The days when you bought a ‘limited’ set of features are over, at least here in the West.

It is simply unacceptable for Nokia, Samsung and LG to deliver devices to the marketplace with limited functions. One set of features does not fit all. It hasn’t… for a long time.

You should be able to customise your mobile experience entirely.

Android, the marketplace and T-Mobile’s support is a step in the right direction. Bring. It. On.

I’m really liking the sound of this:

One application to take advantage of the T-Mobile G1’s camera and GPS functionality is Wikitude, which displays local information from Wikipedia live on-screen when scanning your local surroundings using the device’s camera.

And a few other tasters?

ShopSavvy, uses the G1’s camera to ‘scan’ product barcodes and then searches the web using the browser to find the best available prices. The application also features product reviews and ratings, lets you create shopping lists, connects you to shops selling the product and gives directions to the nearest retailer using Google Maps.

SplashPlay teaches users how to play the guitar by streaming video over the web, whilst Cooking Capsules and Cocktail! comb the web to provide recipes and instructions based on the contents of your kitchen or drinks cabinet.

Heh.

Fantastic.

By Ewan

Ewan is Founder and Editor of Mobile Industry Review. He writes about a wide variety of industry issues and is usually active on Twitter most days. You can read more about him or reach him with these details.

9 replies on “T-Mobile G1 Android application marketplace – the inaugural list!”

Hmmm – I must admt that I am a lttle underwhelmed by the diversity and usefulness of the initial spread of applications on the G1. On reading through the list I see only 2 or 3 apps that I would consider downloadig.

Compare this list with that which the Apple iPhone launched with – within an hour of getting to grips with the iPhone 3G I had downloaded some 20 applications – most of which were free!

If Android is goin to win the battle against the iPhone they are going to have to dramatically improve the breadth and quality of their downloadable apps!

G-Phones are gonna be a huge influence, especially once the OS gets onto a few more devices.

The google force is strong.

Just to be grumpy (cos I'm working Sunday), what is there here that is not on Nokia S60 already?

Sure there's an app store, but I kinda like anarchic nature of S60 — anyone can offer an app and there are lots of ways to get them and install them (SMS link, browser, side load, app store, email).

All this app store stuff is a little sanitized– but very sensible and practical.

iPhone 3G wasn't the intial offering of the iPhone. I'm sure when the third iteration of the G1 comes out, there will be more than 20 useful applications that people will be wanting.

True – but it is not the phone that we are talking about here – it is the Applications Store!

Compare the 1st iteration of the Apple Apps Strore against the 1st iteration of the Android equivalent……

But – being a bit more generous towards the Android apps store – it absolutely SPANKS the Nokia 'Applications Download' area on Symbian!!

Keep in mind that the 1st gen iPhone didn't come with an app store initially. You'd have to jailbreak it and have 'installer' installed which Apple didn't authorize. It was only after several firmware updates and offered SDKs that the App store was finally born. True that the G1 is not an iPhone but it sure is a step in the right direction. In the end, the consumer wins because competition is good. BTW, I'm an iPhone user/lover but Apple should'nt be resting in their laurels.

Keep in mind that the 1st gen iPhone didn't come with an app store initially. You'd have to jailbreak it and have 'installer' installed which Apple didn't authorize. It was only after several firmware updates and offered SDKs that the App store was finally born. True that the G1 is not an iPhone but it sure is a step in the right direction. In the end, the consumer wins because competition is good. BTW, I'm an iPhone user/lover but Apple should'nt be resting in their laurels.

Keep in mind that the 1st gen iPhone didn't come with an app store initially. You'd have to jailbreak it and have 'installer' installed which Apple didn't authorize. It was only after several firmware updates and offered SDKs that the App store was finally born. True that the G1 is not an iPhone but it sure is a step in the right direction. In the end, the consumer wins because competition is good. BTW, I'm an iPhone user/lover but Apple should'nt be resting in their laurels.

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