DAVYDD : Do you know if I can add apps like Roadfood, Yelp, and Chowhound to my home screen?
It's neat that my new phone came with Facebook and Youtube widgets right on the home page, but I'd love to add MORE !!
I'm not familiar with the Verizon Rogue. I have the iPhone
created a custom app for the iPhone that you can download from the iTunes store. Many of the apps are custom creations that present the same info that can be found on their regular web site. The information in an app is presented in a unique easier to read and navigational way as opposed to either a duplication of a full website screen or a pared down text presentation that is typical with optional mobile designed websites. Facebook apps on all phones are an example of what an app is as opposed to a browser presentation. Right now there is no Roadfood app
. I don't know about Chowhound. However, I can access and read Roadfood and Chowhound forums in the iPhone Safari browser with little problem. The iPhone has dynamic two touch resizing of web pages and a landscape view to see more width. The only problem I have is replying to read messages since there is no smartphone you can touch type on. I do tweet on Twitter and update on Facebook since they limit the number of characters you can type anyway. This message I am typing I would never attempt on a smartphone using only two fingers or thumbs.
With the iPhone Safari browser I can bookmark pages just like in a regular browser or I can choose to add a clickable icon like an app on my screen so I can go right to that website with one touch. The icon is usually a screen capture of the page but some websites automatically default to a custom icon if you do that. That's kind of a cheap trick to get a semi looking app without having to do much. Two newspapers went so far to detect which hardware I was using and switch over to their mobile view automatically.
I have seven different radio apps but really only need two to listen to all the stations I normally listen to at home. I think I probably have every radio station in the country covered.
I think I filled up my iPhone screens with desired apps when the iTunes store had about 25,000 apps. Now they have over 100,000 so I suspect in not keeping up that there are a lot of apps I could find useful if I took the time. As it is, what I have seem to keep me plenty occupied. With the ones I have it seems there are about a dozen updates every week making them better.
BTW, apps are basically the same as widgets. Just different terminology.
<message edited by Davydd on Sat, 11/21/09 5:41 PM>