Posts Tagged ‘Android’

The suspense may almost be more than you can handle. . .so without further delay here it is…PEOPLE. That’s right “people”. The human race. “But wait,” you say. “Erik? We’re waiting to find out about the best apps out there. What’s your favorite app?” Perhaps you may have thought that I was going to say Angry Birds or Pandora or even the App for the App Store itself. So, maybe the lead should have been, “How do you learn about the best/favorite apps?”

There are times when you come across new apps you like simply by searching words, terms or things you are interested in. We all often wonder, “Is there an app for that?” And often we find that there is one. Finding a new app on your own is fine but I would rather hear about new apps from others. What they like about them, how they use them and why they are their favorites.

In my last blog I mentioned that I rely on my friends in many ways as it relates to social media. I look to you now, to share your favorite apps here.

What is your favorite app? Why do you like it? How do you use it?

Erik Hultman (a.k.a. E) is the Founder and President of ÜberBlueDM, Inc., specializing in Social Media Solutions and Social Media Staffing Solutions for individuals, businesses and brands to build their social media success. He also founded the North Shore Entrepreneurial Network (NSEN) in the Chicago Area that recently celebrated it’s three year anniversary.

Have you ever seen the Seinfeld episode about George Costanza’s morbidly obese wallet? Watch this brief clip from the show so you see where I am going with this.

I must admit that I carry a mildly morbidly obese wallet. It is what it is. But I don’t walk around carrying a satchel or a “murse” (man purse) as some men I’ve seen. Although I could definitely use the extra space. Similarly, there are women who bring it all and walk around carrying what I like to call “suitcase purses” more like luggage, less like a purse. But seriously, I ask you all: do we really need all that stuff? George Carlin had a great bit on Stuff. Look it up if you have a few minutes.

So with wallets and stuff in mind what are your thoughts on the introduction of Google Wallet? Google ( describes their new APP (Android)this way, “Google Wallet has been designed for an open commerce ecosystem. It will eventually hold many if not all of the cards you keep in your leather wallet today. And because Google Wallet is a mobile app, it will be able to do more than a regular wallet ever could, like storing thousands of payment cards and Google Offers but without the bulk. Eventually your loyalty cards, gift cards, receipts, boarding passes, tickets, even your keys will be seamlessly synced to your Google Wallet. And every offer and loyalty point will be redeemed automatically with a single tap via NFC.”

Could this be the death of the “George Costanza’s Morbidly Obese Wallet? What do you think?

Erik Hultman (a.k.a. E) is the Founder and President of ÜberBlueDM, Inc., specializing in Social Media Solutions and Social Media Staffing Solutions for businesses to build their social media success.

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