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Need help finding an android app please.........

Discussion in 'Personal' started by impis, May 11, 2011.

  1. impis

    impis New commenter

    Ok, I splashed out on a new phone -a HTC one. [I keep forgetting the letters and calling it a KFC phone, much to the amusement of my husband]
    My son assured me that although it wouldn't come with the feature I want, I would most certainly find an app for it.
    Hmmm So here goes..........
    My old, not so smart, phone had a feature for messages. When a text message came in, it would vibrate and it would make a nice loud sound. I could change the settings so that it would continue to make that nice loud sound, once every minute, til I read the text.
    This is a VITAL feature for me as I often dont' hear the text notification first time, and as I don't use the phone much, it can be quite a time before I pick it up again to look at it.
    I would like my new fancy android phone to do the same. But it doesnt. Its not in the settings. Son insists there will be an app for it. I don't know how or where to look. [only got the phone this evening]
    Can anyone help please?
    Thanks muchly
  2. Firstly, I would have thought the phone would be able to do that.

    Secondly ... on your phone should be a link to "Marketplace" ... that is a searchable

    At least, that is how I found APPs when I had my HTC
  3. impis

    impis New commenter

    Thanks, RF.
    If this phone does do that, I haven't found the setting to change yet. [​IMG] I'll have another look at it tomorrow.
  4. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

    i would guess this is under the phone settings, not the apps.

    I'd have a look under soemthing like the phone setting or message options.

    *says elfie with is 1985 mobile, which comes with a battery in a brief case*

  5. captain oats

    captain oats New commenter

    I have a HTC and haven't found this setting either.

    If you go to the 'all apps' on your phone then look for Market.

    Once in Market, select the magnifying glass in the top corner and search for 'Easy Reminder'. It's a free app that says you can set up your phone to keep notifying you of texts and calls. I haven't got this myself (although I might download it now) but it does have good reviews.
  6. An APP called

    Volume Control
  7. Another called

    Sound Manager
  8. impis

    impis New commenter

    Easy Reminder works fine, thanks.

    Now - for my next question.
    I know how to get and install apps. I can start apps.
    How do you stop them?
    Do they stop on their own when you navigate away from them, or do they carry on in the background? [and if they do - how do you stop that?]
    Thanks in advance.
  9. impis

    impis New commenter

    Thanks - my research via google has come up with the same information.
    No, thanks. What does it do? I get enough exercise moving the mouse around, and doing the odd night of zumba!

  10. impis

    impis New commenter

    Another question:
    What is the difference between a widget and an app?

  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Any good?
  12. impis

    impis New commenter

    When it comes to men, Blazer, I prefer mine to be warm blooded and breathing! [preferably wealthy and good looking as well]

  13. A widget is part of an app (I Think!!) Many apps come with a widget which you can set to occupy part of your homepage- for example, you may have a widget displaying news feeds, or face book or a calendar that you can access without having to open the app- rather than just a a link which is what you have with widget-less apps.
    Cardiotrainer is a free app logs exercise so before you go for a walk or a run, start it recording and it will time, measure your speed, distance and plot a map using GPS! It's great if you like that sort of thing.
  14. impis

    impis New commenter

    I like the sound of that..........

    Well, most of it anyway................

    Not so keen on the 'going for a walk' part. Would it work for going round the shops?

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