I’ve been a ham for more than 40 years now. My formal training is Computer Science (BS) and Computer Engineering (MS). I’ve worked for my entire life at the area between RF hardware and software, having found a career path that involves my interests. I worked with a major cellphone company. I’ve seen more than a few Android applications and have written a couple on my own. I have seen Windows Phone applications, but they were too late to enter the game with their own. I’ve contracted at Microsoft working on cellphones.
I’m 60 and testing RF amplifiers now. I came here to learn more about satellite technology and enjoying my hobby - radio.
So why did I post a whole bunch of ham radio related apps? I posed myself the following question: If I was stuck in some country where there is no Internet and someone handed me a phone, what apps would I want on it? I wanted to contribute to the discussion without dominating it. My list is by no means complete. But I don’t see any need for games (angry bird, chess, go, etc.) and social applications (facebook, twitter, instagram, etc.) Apps for reporting car accidents, apps for checking my bank balance, etc.