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Posted on Jun 2, 2011 in Featured, Goods & Services, Tech | 0 comments

Top Locally-Used Android Apps

It seems everyone has a list of favorite mobile apps for their smartphones, whether it’s an iPhone, Android, or Blackberry. I love my Android Galaxy S and would like to share my favorite apps, but since this is a Sacramento-based site for things in and around Sacramento, I’m going to limit my list to apps that I use on a local level (or on vacation).

Here are my top ten locally-used Android apps, in no particular order:

  • Foursquare – Check-ins, mayorships, and special Foursquare-only offers at some stores & restaurants are reasons to use this app.
  • TweetCaster – Now that @ExploreSac is  on Twitter, I’ve found TweetCaster to be the best Twitter app for Android, hands down.
  • Google Maps (+Navigation, Latitude & Places) – There are a few apps that come with Google Maps that make it a well rounded package.
  • GasBuddy – Use this app to find the cheapest gas prices in your area. This has saved me money more than a few times.
  • CraigsNotifica – As the name implies, this app is good for getting notifications on saved searches on Craigslist.
  • Garage Sale Rover – Planning a garage sale outing using Craigslist can be a pain. This app plots the locations on a map. Amazing!
  • Urbanspoon/Yelp – Both great for finding restaurants and reviews. Urbanspoon has a handy slot machine style randomizer to help decide where to eat.
  • Groupon/Living Social – These two apps offer similar popular daily deals services that can help you get discounts to restaurants, stores, services & events.
  • The Weather Channel – This is very convenient for knowing how to dress the kids in the morning without waiting for the news forecast or turning on the computer.
  • Zillow – If you quickly want information on a house for sale in your area, this is a nice app that will provide details, photos, map and aerial views, and more.

Find more great apps in the Android Market.

Do you know of any apps I didn’t include, but are worthy of a top ten list? What are your favorites? Please share in the comments below.