Android is getting popular in India day by day, with over 7 Android phone launches in India. We have a sizable Android user community, but the Android Market is still in very Nascent stage for Indian users.
Many companies are working to give Indian Android users what they would expect from Android.
I have compiled a list of Android Applications for Indian users.
1. ESPN Cricinfo Mobicast: Well most of Indians are huge cricket fans and everyone loves to know the cricket scores even on the go, why not download an app which gives you all the scores, fixtures at one place. Even As I write this post our very own Sachin Tendulkar has hit a double century in Gwalior against South Africa.
Cricinfo MobiCast is a brought to you by ESPN Cricinfo and Plusmo. It delivers live cricket action to your mobile device as it happens on the pitch. You get ball-by-ball updates and live scorecards for cricket matches delivered right to your phone. The client offers a rich experience and optimizes over the air updates.
2. Protidin India News: Want to read news on the go. Read Major Indian News Publications on Android Phones. Times of India, Hindu, IBN Live, D , HT, BSE India , MoneyControl etc.
3. The Weather Channel – Whether you’re planning your week, your day, or the next hour, The Weather Channel delivers the tools you need to be prepared. From customizable weather maps to video forecasts and severe weather alerts, The Weather Channel has you covered.
4. WikiMobile Encyclopedia (WikiPedia) – Being a walking encyclopedia is now at your fingertips. With WikiMobile, you carry 2+ million Wikipedia articles with you, including pictures. Faster and uses just a fraction of the network data vs. the Android browser. Download free for a limited time!
5. Snake – Miss your good old Nokia Snake game. Get it on Android.
6. Meebo: Meebo is a free IM program that supports AIM, MSN, Yahoo, MySpace IM, Google Talk, Jabber and ICQ. You can also sign in using a Meebo account and your chat history will be saved forever, and can be accessed from anywhere by logging in at www.meebo.com.
7. Wikitude – Like Augmented reality apps. here is Wikitude for you. Best for Indian conditions. Maybe the most innovative and comprehensive travel guide ever: See the world through your phone’s camera view overlaid with Wikipedia content. What you see is an annotated landscape, mountain names, landmark descriptions, and interesting stories: Augmented-reality for everyday use.
8. Twidroid – Twidroid is the first full-featured twitter client application on the android platform with features like native photo posting, location support, auto-completion, a fully integrated notification system and the latest news from twitter buzz.
9. Scan2PDF Mobile – Document scanning using your phone’s camera to convert one or more pages into a PDF. Like having scanner/photocopier/fax machine in your pocket! PDFs are saved to phone/SD card and can be emailed directly from the phone or transferred to PC. Pages are compressed and enhanced to produce a compact, readable PDF file.
10. Documents To Go 2.0 Main App – Documents To Go allows you to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Adobe PDF files – all in one complete package. Easily create, view, edit, save & send attachments while our InTact Technology maintains 100% of the original file formatting. Supports Office 2007 & password-protected files. Download the FREE version now!
Like the apps, just search the name of the app in Android Market and you are ready to go. All these apps are free.