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Any good, free, motorcycle-related Android apps?

Are there any good, free, motorcycle-related Android apps? Doesn't matter what it's regarding, just something that you've found useful.
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Moto/Bike Maintencance Recorder is one. I don't use it but it looks interesting. I might give it a try for fun.

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Raindar is a great traveling companion. Just touch the icon and your location pops up along with animated radar that shows where the rain is located and what direction it's going. I've tried a lot of them and this is the best.

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Impressive! Just downloaded and passed on to other rider-friends. Thanks for the question and the response!

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Some of my apps

Rainy Days - radar

The Weather Channel - you know

DroidLight - flashlight

Twitter - Capital Weather Gang (weather)

Mapquest

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Some of my fav apps are
-math alarm clock - it makes sure you are awake by making you answer math questions to shut it off, no more hitting the snooze button.
- evernote - best todo list/note taking app I've found and backs up to web automatically so you can see notes on your computer
- adao easy task killer - frees up memory by automatically killing background apps that result from minimized windows you are not using
- adao task manager - manages applications
- wheres my droid - track your droids location on the web if you loose it

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Maverick: nice mapping application with great off-line map support. There's a desktop application called 'Mobile Atlas Creator' that allows downloading of maps from Google, bing, OSM, and other sources (like aviation sectionals). Copy those to the phone, and you can use those with the phone without a data connection. I have an older android phone (original droid) with no working data plan that I run basically nothing but Maverick on a RAM mount for on bike mapping.

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Maverick: nice mapping application with great off-line map support. There's a desktop application called 'Mobile Atlas Creator' that allows downloading of maps from Google, bing, OSM, and other sources (like aviation sectionals). Copy those to the phone, and you can use those with the phone without a data connection. I have an older android phone (original droid) with no working data plan that I run basically nothing but Maverick on a RAM mount for on bike mapping.
Now that sounds like a good one. I'm often getting into areas with no data connection. I'll definitely give this a try.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. Post more if you find some good ones.
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I also have pdanet from june fabrics which lets me tether my laptop to my Droid X and have internet connectivity.

http://junefabrics.com/android/download.php

I bought it a while ago but it was under $20, and cheaper than paying the phone provider for a month of wifi-hotspot then turning it back off.

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I just got a Droid Bionic 3 weeks ago. Don't know why I went this long without a smartphone. Huge help in my day-to-day schedule. And now riding!

My-Cast Weather Lite - free - shows current info, 7 day forcast, animated map, alerts and more. Updates location fast. A good bit of info.

Radar Now! - free - shows fantastic weather map detail.

My Tracks - free - GPS logger. Exports to most common map files for Google Earth and other GPS tracking sites (Breadcrumbs, etc.). A great way to show folks the crazy, insane route you took last weekend!

By the way, ordering a Ram Aquabox to mount phone to the bike. Then its "goodbye TomTom!"

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I recently found a new one and have been testing it out. If you're into adventure style touring and camp along the way I'm sure you've found yourself in a situation where it's getting dark and you have to find a place to stop for the night. "We Camp Here" is an app that can save you from setting up under a bridge or in the back of a rural cemetery for the night. It has private and public campgrounds listed along with lots of info about each one. It can start looking from your current location and has routing capabilities. It's $2.99 and seems to be a lot more complete than the free ones available.

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I just picked up a really cool HUD app for my android. It's called ZP Dashboard and the full version cost me $2.88. It's basically the HUD out of any aircraft. It actively monitors speed, pitch, roll, yaw, g-forces, heading, coordinates etc. The crazy part is- if you have your Android mounted where the camera can see in front of you it will overlay the HUD on a live shot of the road ahead. Obviously that part is more of a nerdprom feature than something useful, so I don't think I'll go remounting my Android any time soon. The Otterbox Defender series cases are great for bikes, by the way. Used the same setup on my Z400SM.



There is a free version that excludes some of the bells and whistles.

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OMG - what next???

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