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Hot Rod Friendly Apps?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, May 7, 2013.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,345


  2. SoCalExile
    Joined: Nov 23, 2012
    Posts: 9


    One that measures speed since some of our speedometers are broken or inaccurate.
  3. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,030


    X2 I use a speedometer app in all my cars to see how fast I'm really going

  4. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,315

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    With any luck, there will be a new app coming soon... that everyone will want. :)
  5. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,936

    from California

    apps? Hot Rodders don't need no stinking apps.
  6. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    What's an APP?
  7. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 988

    from long beach

    ive used the Clinometer app to set up 4 motors plentum and 5 pinion angles... its works awesome and in the pocket instead of looking for the angle finder. just be warned about the buttons on the side throwing you off.

    works like a charm
  8. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 988

    from long beach

    and i still dont have the hamb app . havnt bought an app yet and im keeping it that way . sorry ryan
  9. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,315

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    You cheap sorry bastard...
  10. my cell phone has an app that allows you to make calls...its not really so much an app as it is just a phone. no fancy stuff like that for me. but i figure its all good. i still only average sending about 5 to 10 texts a month.
  11. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,315

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I'm the exact opposite... I got some really bad news on the phone late last year and since that time, I have developed this fear of answering it. Seriously. I literally don't talk on the phone anymore. Instead, I use my iPhone as a mobile computer and that's it.
  12. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    another good app is a unit conversion app. Handy in the shop when you need to convert any type of measurement (diameter, length, distance, weight etc). Its come in very handy
  13. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 988

    from long beach

    Hot rod money homie ... thats like 3 grade 8 bolts son
  14. For parts scavenging, the eBay app, and the Craigslist Pro app is sooo much easier to use than the full site.

    When traveling I use the CL pro app and ad the cities I'm in to see if there are any parts I need lurking out there.
  15. Ive never purchased an app either. And Ive had smart phones from the get go. I only use the free stuff of which there are tons of very useful things ... flashlight for instance.

    I check out the HAMB on my phone with no problems via my Galaxy 3, no idea why everyone was clamoring for the app.
  16. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,687


    I use Speedbox. I don't think it's tremendously accurate, but it gives me a pretty good idea as to how fast I'm going.
  17. (All these I have on my iPhone and/or iPad)

    Hot Rod Then & Now is a fun app. Lots of pictures from Hot Rod Magazine. All the covers, some vintage articles and vintage photos. I check it out once in a while when I'm bored.

    I have limited experience with ShowFinder, but it's an app for locating car shows/car events in your area, or searching an area that you might be headed to.

    Poynt is great for finding just about anything. A little more streamlined as it prioritizes what you've searched by closest distance.
  18. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,637

    from Nebraska

    I typically only go for the free apps, also. The TJJ app is actually the only one I've paid for and that was just for the ease of uploading photos directly from my phone.

    Other useful apps, as others have mentioned --- eBay, CraigsNotify (Cragslist search over multiple cities by keyword), Photo Grid, Pixlr-o-matic to edit photos.

    Will have to try out a speedometer app! Thanks for the other suggestions.

  19. deto
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 2,621


    Im gonna have to look into the CL app...
  20. patinamonster
    Joined: Mar 9, 2013
    Posts: 12


    I'm a big fan of one called Mileage (by Evan Charlton) and it's fantastic for tracking your fill ups and service intervals.
  21. BlownMerc
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 146

    from Jerome

    Thanks for the heads up on the ShowFinder app. Exactly what I have been looking for!
  22. BootleggerMatt
    Joined: Aug 17, 2011
    Posts: 258


    I don't think its an app but I use my iphone map all the time. The speedometer app is very accurate when you have a signal, I've compared it to my newer car and its within 2mph and I suspect the cars actual speedo is off and not the satelight
  23. chaos10meter
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 2,191

    from PA.

    I have two apps on my phone.

    I call people .
    They can call me.

    That's all I need.
  24. I cant seem to find the HAMB app for my phone, can any of you help?

    At least my cell is traditional :D

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  25. jefscoupe
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 294


    Speaking of Craig'slist. There is Search Tempest that will search all C/L listings
    per mile radius you set.
    Set for 25-4000 miles around in one search.
    Not so much an app, but there is a smartphone version.
  26. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,280

    from Anoka. MN

    am I outta the loop, is there something cool coming from you boss?
  27. Flashlight, Calculator, Calendar, Phone Directory/Contacts are all built into most phones and eliminate the need to physically carry such things around. Saves time and space.

    As for Apps themselves, Turn-By-Turn Navigation makes our travels so much more spontaneous than ever before. Last year when attending Millers at Milwaukee I was pleasantly surprised that not only did my Verizon Turn-By-Turn have the Wisconsin State Fairgrounds loaded into the system, but they even had every fairground gate individually listed so I was able to easily navigate from an early lunch downtown at Glorioso's Italian Market out to the Milwaukee Mile all the while driving in a city I had never seen before and with the earpiece in my ear, I could focus on the sites and traffic instead of looking at a map. Plus, when you want to get off-route and take another way to your next stop, the turn-by-turn recalculates very quickly and alleviates nearly any possible chance of getting you can explore wherever you want and easily follow the bread crumbs home again.
  28. bonzo-1
    Joined: Oct 13, 2010
    Posts: 334


    Ulusse Speedometer for speedometer
    Fastest Droid for quarter mile and top speeds
    My Tracks for recording your route
  29. 31hotrodsedan man
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 152

    31hotrodsedan man

    I haven't used it yet since my car still isn't on the road but the Pure Gas app is a search/list of all the gas stations in the US and Canada that sells ethanol free gas.

    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad

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