I'm not a cell phone person. The only person I really ever call on my cell phone is my wife, and the conversation usually goes like this:
Me: Hey, it's me.
KC: When are you coming home?
Me: Soon...you want me to pick up dinner on the way?
KC: Sure. Get ___________.
Me: Okay, see you in a half hour.
All of this is pretty ironic considering in my other aspects of life, I consider myself a tech head. Our house is stocked with digital cameras & camcorders, a blazing fast desktop computer, a netbook, HD TVs, a Nintendo Wii, all that junk, however as we move further into an electronic world where everything seems to go through people's mobile handhelds, this was my phone. No camera, no web, didn't get much more basic than that.
Long overdue (I suppose), I upgraded to a Motorola Defy Android-based phone last night.
The lady at the cell-phone store basically laughed at my old phone and to paraphrase said, "That's a 54 month old model, you suck," and proceeded to show me phones that would not only call people, but guarantee world peace and easily extract trapped Chilean miners from the depths. I found not only her disgust funny, but also the fact that she referred to my phone's age in months, just like mothers tend to do when they describe their toddlers...."Oh, s/he's 18 months"....as if a year and a half is a foreign concept.
I have to admit, phone in hand, I'm soooooooo confused. It's like application & function overload on this thing. I even confided to Casey @ Fungal Threads (who was twittering up a storm last night) my befuddlement. So many little apps and crap, I ended up basically taking them all off the phone and just saved the email, web browser, Facebook, & Twitter ones. I did try downloading a free Blogger app, but I didn't like it; plus I was somewhat scared of the strange Japanese cartoon advertising embedded in it.
OK...all of that said....I know I'm late to this game, and I'm sure many of you other anglers and outdoorsy folks have smartphones - be they iPhones, or something similar to what I've got.
So tell me, are there any really worthwhile apps or uses for this thing when it comes to fishing or outdoor related activities (other than the camera) that I should be aware of?
Help me out, I'm in the water, but having trouble staying afloat. Comments as always are welcomed below.